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This is one of our Country Houses
This beautifully appointed and historically important house is nestled within its stunning grounds of some 8 acres. With origins reputedly dating back to before the 15th Century but predominantly built in the 15th and 16th Century, it retains and displays a plethora of period features from throughout these periods. The property has been awarded a Grade II listing as a tribute this.
The main building is a mixture of Tudor beam and stone construction but also has many elements more akin to modernity with two glass roofed rooms, quirky and fun bedroom suites and a choice of reception rooms for both socialising and quiet enjoyment. The house has accommodated multiple generations and could easily be informally separated into three independent homes.
The current owners work within the conservation industry and have been conscious of enhancing and preserving the building in accordance with its original architecture and style. Much of the exterior Tudor work has been redone with breathable paint and render with the rest of the building getting equal attention. The internal woodwork and period features have also been brought back to life and enhanced to offer a wonderful mix of clean, modern living juxtaposed with period charm.
Internally you will find charm oozing out of every corner with wonderful oak panelled walls, flagstone floors, inglenook fireplaces and cross beam ceilings. This is complemented with more modern and bespoke handcrafted elements such as: oak doors, glass and oak balustrades, LED spotlights and oak framed garden rooms.
As the house sits beautifully within its formal gardens which approach some 2 acres, all reception rooms and bedrooms enjoy wonderful views of the manicured grounds and the farmland that surrounds it. As many of the bedrooms have been altered in more modern times they offer generous proportions, en suite bathrooms and dressing areas.
The majority of the principal rooms have fireplaces and all except one contain wood burning stoves. The architectural development of the property has also meant that it now benefits from open plan areas such as the large kitchen/dining/family room as well as more intimate sitting rooms. The splendour of the grand drawing room makes it ideal for entertaining. With two main boiler systems servicing the house different areas can easily be closed down or opened up for guests or additional family members.
Awre is a small rural hamlet with a lively community, village hall and independent cider business ‘Severn Cider’. It is much loved for its rural charm and was initially made up of four working farms which included Fieldhouse Farm. It retains much of this character and predominantly consists of period buildings. It has superb access via the A40 into Gloucester and Cheltenham to the north and Bristol to the south. Many of the families utilise the excellent schooling available in the area which includes Kings School in Gloucester and Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools for boys and girls in Monmouth. There is also a wide selection of private schools in both Cheltenham and Bristol. For travel there is convenient access to both the M4 and M5.
This wonderful and charming listed property is beholden only to its spectacular grounds. The formal gardens were professionally designed and are split informally into two areas. On approaching the house via the twin set double gates you will find a large courtyard leading to the double garaging. The front garden is a low maintenance, wild flower garden awash with grasses and low level shrubs all centred around a beautiful millpond.
A meandering path leads via a rose garden, onto the rear lawn which has a generous herbaceous border well stocked with plants and further beds including a herb garden. The formal gardens are interspersed with a number of walkways and enjoy an arboretum setting with a plethora of trees including mulberry, magnolia, oaks, limes, silver birch, willow and a small fruit orchard.
The outdoor pool offers complete privacy as well as a high degree of screening from the elements whilst still being open to the afternoon sunshine. It is fully heated and lined, with a surrounding patio. There is an adjacent pool house housing the boiler and cleaning facilities and an external shower. There is also a substantial summer house complete with electricity and lighting discretely positioned amongst the mature trees which enjoys far-reaching views.
The grounds then continue into an area with raised beds and fruit cages and on via a ha-ha to the paddock. The enclosed paddock of some 6 acres is fully stock proofed and has independent vehicular access. It is laid to grass so is ideal for equestrian use and grazing. From the rear section of the garden you can enjoy fine views over the River Severn.
5 bedroom house
2 bedroom annexe
3 reception rooms
large detached outbuilding
about 8 acres.
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