Recorded as dating back to the C18th, Hobbits is Listed Grade II and was formerly two cottages, one of which served as the village bakery. Principally constructed of natural Cotswold stone the property has been extended at some stage by way of a two storey, block-renedred extension at the rear which enlarged the kitchen and provided an additional bathroom. The property offers three principal reception rooms with much character as well as an office and kitchen/breakfast room with Aga. Upstairs there are four bedrooms with good ceiling heights served by two family bathrooms, and several of the bedrooms have superb views across the village and beyond. The property has now reached a stage where some updating is required but represents a rare opportunity.
Nether Westcote is a pretty Cotswolds hamlet situated mid-way between Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford, both being approximately 5 miles distant. Situated in an elevated position, within the Cotswolds AONB, the property is well placed for communications with Kingham station (approx 4 miles) providing regular services to London Paddington in about 1 hr 20 mins. In addition, the renowned Daylesford Organic Farm Shop is just 5 miles away. Local amenities includes the highly regarded Feathers Nest Country Inn within walking distance of the property.
A drive off the village lane provides parking, turning space and access to two separate garages, one set on the boundary and the other, used latterly as a workshop, adjoining the house. The gardens are well established with a pretty cottage garden to the front set behind railings, with working well and shrub borders. The rear garden is of a good size, with several areas of lawn and a number of specimen shrubs and trees including a magnificent Yew tree. There are a number of Cotswold drystone walls requiring repair and a stone outbuilding/garden store. The gardens extend around the side of the house from where there are lovely views to the lower part of the village and beyond.
Mains water and electricity connected. Oild fired central heating and private drainage. Nether Westcote falls under the jurisdiction of the Cotswold District Council.
in all appox. 0.3 acre