An attractive Grade II* Listed 17th Century Cotswold stone farm house with magnificent views
Four Reception Rooms
In all Approximately 5027 Square Feet
The property is believed to date from the 17th Century originally belonging to Sir Matthew Hale (1609-76), Lord Chief Justice. This stunning cross passage farmhouse was home to the celebrated writer Frances Donaldson, best known for her award-winning biography of King Edward VIII upon which the television series Edward and Mrs Simpson was based. The years she spent at Burden Court with her husband Lord Donaldson from the end of World War II to the 1960's are documented in her enchanting autobiography A 20th-Century Life and it was from here she also wrote a much praised biography of her father, the playwright and society bon viveur Frederick Lonsdale.
The ground floor offers light, spacious and versatile reception rooms comprising a reception/dining hall with flag stone floor and large stone fireplace with wood burning stove. An impressive drawing room with oak floor and large open fireplace with carved stone surrounds and stone mullion windows overlooking the garden. A further door leads through to the games room but this would be suitable for a variety of uses. The kitchen/breakfast room with bespoke designed units and a four oven oil fired Aga is a superb space for relaxed family living with the adjoining sitting room. There is a boot room, utility room and cloakroom all located on the ground floor.
On the first floor a wide landing leads to an impressive open plan landing/study area with stunning views over the gardens and the valley beyond. There is a master bedroom suite with dressing area and en-suite bathroom, two further double bedrooms (both en-suite) lead off the landing as well as an airing cupboard.
The second floor lends itself to two further double bedrooms.
The gardens have been beautifully landscaped, with low Cotswold stone retaining walls to benefit from the spectacular location. The mix of mature trees, shrubs, flowers and lawns provide colour, privacy and tranquillity. There is a delightful private stone terrace, which can be accessed by a variety of points within the house, and is ideal for outside entertaining. Across the quiet lane is a small parking area separated by post and iron railings interlaced with roses and creepers. Adjacent to the property is a slightly overgrown paddock area of approximately one acre, which had consent for construction of a garage. There is a small, derelict building on this plot.
Approximate Square Feet:
Lot Acres: 1.5