A charmingly unspoilt Grade II* Listed country house, perfectly situated in the middle of its land
Nutbeam Farm occupies an ancient site, recorded as a monastic house originally owned by the Abbey of Lyre in Normandy but by the 13th Century belonged to Cirencester Abbey. The present house dates from the 15th Century with further additions in the 17th and 18th Centuries. The noted Cotswold Arts and Crafts architect Norman Jewson remodelled the house in the 1920’s. The present vendors bought the property in 1978.
Nutbeam Farm occupies a wonderful Cotswold setting. Set down a long private drive and sitting in the middle of its land, the property has superb views in all directions. This classic English country house has a wonderfully timeless feel and retains all its intrinsic character. The drawing room is particularly charming with a large open fireplace and a wide south-facing window overlooking the gardens. The dining room is perfect for formal entertaining and there is a cosy study or sitting room. Perhaps the most impressive room is the master bedroom, with its high vaulted ceiling and lovely views. For such an impressive house, at 5,307 square feet Nutbeam Farm is still a very manageable size. The property is in need of modernisation and offers an increasingly rare opportunity for a buyer to update the house to suit their own requirements.
Grouped around the house are a number of period buildings which together make a very charming group. To one side are two cottages, one with two bedrooms and the other with one, which are ideal for staff or guests. Both are in need of updating. Opposite the cottages is a long range of traditional Listed outbuildings. These comprise a large 18th Century barn and adjoining stables with external stone steps leading to a granary above. Situated beyond the cottages is a stable block comprising five loose boxes, a tack room, feed store and hay store. Further up the driveway is a large former cattle barn with scope for additional stabling if required.
Gardens and Grounds
Nutbeam Farm sits in pretty gardens and grounds. To the front of the house are lawns, divided by stone paved paths with mixed borders. There is a vegetable garden to the west side of the house and further lawns, planted with spring bulbs, enjoying excellent views over the valley.
Land and Woodland
The house sits centrally within its land which is all permanent pasture, interspersed with small areas of woodland. There are a number of paddocks close to the house and stables, with larger fields beyond. At the bottom of the valley is a stream-fed lake.
Three reception rooms
Spacious entrance hall
Period outbuildings including large stone barn and stabling
Paddocks and pasture
About 112 acres
In all Approx. 5,307 Square Feet
Approximate Square Meters :
Lot Acres: 111.91