Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (Sherbourne)
Property Ref: FCH89082
This stunning Grade II listed property sits on the edge of the 4 000-acre National Trust Sherborne estate and unspoilt village. Surrounded by woods and fields and set below the mature gardens of the main house the Forge has a private entrance and its own terraced garden. The property is a hidden and bucolic gem and borders Sherborne Park and is a haven for walking bicycling and picnics.
It is within easy reach of all the attractions of the Cotswold AONB its villages market towns walking routes gardens historic houses and sites and arts and culture. It offers easy access to Cheltenham (17 miles) and its famous racecourse Oxford (27 miles) Burford (7.6 miles) Northleach (3.6 miles) Bourton-on-the-water (4.
5 miles) Cirencester (15 miles) Stow-on-the-Wold (8.1 miles) and Stratford-on-Avon (29 miles). The newly refurbished for 2022 forge has three steps up to its entrance but is otherwise on one level. The open-plan main room has exposed wooden beams showing marks of the building's working history and comprises a new well-equipped and sympathetically styled kitchen a large dining area a comfortable lounge area a wood burner excellent lighting and a TV.
Large glazed double doors fill the room with light and lead onto the terraced garden. The spacious super king-size zip-and-link bedroom (which can be made into a 3ft twin on request) also has high ceilings and exposed beams and glazed doors which open onto the terrace. The window has views down to the brook.
The en-suite bathroom also has high ceilings and a glazed door opening onto the terrace. This comfortable light-filled space is furnished with a colourful mix antique and modern. A mowed path leads from the front door through the woods to the crystal-clear brook with seating and a BBQ on request. The beautiful mature gardens and flowers that occupy the gardens to the front of the property create a wonderful terraced area to unwind in a tranquil setting.
Need to know: 1 bedroom 1 king size (zip and link beds can be made into twins on request). 1 en suite bathroom with shower over the bath and WC. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine and washing machine. Welcome pack with tea, coffee, sugar, milk and butter. TV in lounge Wood burner (first basket of logs included).
Outdoor seating area with charcoal BBQ and sun loungers. Private parking for 2 cars. Pub 4.5 miles. Excellent village shop and coffee shop within 1 mile.