The property is set in 6 acres of beautifully kept grounds with tennis court, grass football pitch and a geo-thermally heated swimming pool, more reminiscent of Provence than the heart of the Cotswolds. The fragrant lavender and the spanersity of seasonal plants and shrubberies, sit within a charming and characterful walled garden, which is adjacent to a recently uncovered and now restored Victorian water garden. The array of colours blends in beautifully against the honey-coloured hue of this stone built manor. From the house there are countless day trips, sightseeing adventures and points of interest for adults and children alike. Most of the villages are English idylls replete with inns that will satisfy even the most discerning of ‘foodies’ - none more so that the 17th century Swan at Southrop, which continues to receive top accolades for its excellent cooking.
This Villa is a fine example of a Queen Anne house recently renovated by its owner. The property once belonged to Captain Bertram Mitford, who became Lord Redesdale in 1958. He was uncle to the celebrated and, at times, scandalous Mitford girlsof early 20th century British high society fame.
The property has been restored, cherishing its traditional interior features, but adding just a splash of contemporary design in all the right places. Luxurious, bespoke furnishings and comforts have ensured that the place glows with warmth.
THE MAIN HOUSE
Sleeps 12 Adults + 4 Children
The main entrance leads into a light and airy reception hall. To the left is a stylish sitting room with a plasma satellite TV, DVD and iPod docking station. Adjacent is a morning room with original fireplace and warm cosy furnishings to curl up with a good book! A richly decorated drawing room and office area overlook the pretty walled garden to the rear of the property. To the right of the reception hall is a large and well-equipped kitchen with a welcoming breakfast table. The kitchen is equipped with excellent facilities from professional stove to dishwasher and drinks fridge. Off the kitchen by the rear entrance is a spacious boot room area and second WC.
The first floor offers 5 inspanidual bedrooms including:
Master Bedroom: with a super-king-sized four poster bed and large en-suite bathroom with the Master Guest Bedroom: sits adjacent to a shower room bathroom that doubles as a steam room. There is delightfully well- placed claw foot bath tub within the bedroom itself that overlooks the pretty rear garden through a sunny window.
Three Further Bedrooms: On this floor are all characterful doubles with their own designs. One is en-suite and the other two share a bathroom with ample bath tubs.
•Attic Floor: Leading up from the first floor, the Attic Floor has two further bedrooms sharing one bathroom with a bath and hand-held shower.
Children’s Room: One of the rooms is a twin bedded room, perfect for children and is adjacent to an extensive play room area; cosy, homely and well-stocked with books and toys. The room can be arranged to sleep up to 4 children in total.
Second Attic Bedroom: Double bed – medium-sized room that sleeps 2
Sleeps 2 guests in 1 bedroom
Across from the main house is a superb example of a barn conversion that not only houses the property’s extensive library, but is also a wonderful entertaining space. There is a large dining table that will seat all house guests and more if required
Barn Bedroom: Beautiful bedroom with Super-King sized bed and bathroom with bath and hand-held shower
Sleeps 2 guests in 1 bedroom
Additionally there is a self contained one bedroom (double bed) cottage, which is perfect for overspill accommodation from the main house or for teenagers or a nanny. It has a bathroom with bath and hand-held shower and a living space with kitchen and sitting area