Cotswold Life

A per­fect com­po­si­tion

A Grade II for­mer vicarage in the Cotswold vil­lage of Down Amp­ney

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WHAT:

Pil­grims was orig­i­nally built in 1865 for The Rev­erend Vaughan Wil­liams, whose son Ralph was later to be­come one of Eng­land’s premier com­posers. The prop­erty was sub­se­quently sold by the Church of Eng­land in 1946 and di­vided into two sep­a­rate homes some 14 years later with Pil­grims be­ing the for­mer front of house.

WHERE:

Down Amp­ney, near Cirences­ter, Glouces­ter­shire.

IN­SIDE:

Con­structed of stone with a Cotswold stone roof and listed as Grade II, the prop­erty has many ar­chi­tec­tural fea­tures, with ac­com­mo­da­tion in­clud­ing large high-ceilinged draw­ing room, sit­ting room with din­ing space and wood-burn­ing stove, and kitchen/break­fast room. There are six bed­rooms on the first floor, one of which is en suite, with a fur­ther shower and bath­room. In ad­di­tion there is a use­ful at­tic space.

OUT­SIDE:

The prop­erty sits within a gen­er­ous plot with es­tab­lished gar­dens, and is be­ing sold with a one-bed­roomed at­tached cot­tage, plus work­shop and garage. The to­tal plot ex­tends to 0.78 acres.

HOW MUCH:

Guide price of £1.25 mil­lion, free­hold.

FIND OUT MORE:

Call Hamp­tons In­ter­na­tional on 01285 654535.

WHAT:

Half­penny Cot­tage dates from the early 18th cen­tury, and lies at the heart of the sought af­ter vil­lage of Pain­swick.

WHERE:

Pain­swick, Glouces­ter­shire.

IN­SIDE:

Imag­i­na­tively ex­tended and up­dated, this Grade II listed four-bed­room home has a strik­ing con­tem­po­rary feel, whilst also en­joy­ing the char­ac­ter of a pe­riod prop­erty, in­clud­ing orig­i­nal stone flags, beams, shut­ters, large fire­place and a cel­lar ac­cessed by a spi­ral stone stair­case. Nat­u­ral light streams into a spa­cious kitchen, com­plete with Aga and Shaker kitchen.

OUT­SIDE:

A stun­ning glass and oak ex­ten­sion leads off the kitchen/fam­ily room, onto a level gar­den with breath­tak­ing views of the Sheep­scombe Val­ley and a charm­ing shep­herd’s hut/ home of­fice.

HOW MUCH:

of £895,000.

Guide price

FIND OUT MORE:

Call Mur­rays on 01452 902091.

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