Glebe House in Little Rissington

  • Glebe House, Little Rissington
  • Glebe House, Little Rissington
  • Glebe House, Little Rissington
  • Glebe House, Little Rissington
  • Glebe House, Little Rissington
  • Glebe House, Little Rissington
  • Glebe House, Little Rissington
  • Glebe House, Little Rissington

A dream Cotswold home in the picturesque Gloucestershire village of Little Rissington, perfect for family-living or as a private country retreat.

£2,300,000

Glebe House is a substantial detached Cotswold stone property set within a peaceful and private position that has been extended and redesigned by the current vendors to create a dream Cotswold home, one furthermore blessed with enormous charm and character, perfect for family-living or indeed a private country retreat. Hidden behind electric wooden gates at the end of a gravelled tree-lined drive and surrounded by grounds of over nine acres, the house enjoys a spectacular elevated position enjoying panoramic westerly views across the surrounding countryside. 

The interior of Glebe House has undergone a careful and sympathetic renovation with no expense spared in the provision of quality and luxury. A broad welcoming hallway opens out onto a fully equipped open-plan living space, with a kitchen/breakfast area that now forms the natural centrepiece of the home, the whole flooded with natural light and generously fitted to a high standard including an Everhot cast iron range cooker. This working side of the kitchen leads handily through to utility/boot room and w.c, whilst to the opposite end a large dining/family area will host twelve people comfortably around a table, the natural setting for informal dinner parties and larger family celebrations.

A cosy seating area - complete with wood-burning stove set within a Cotswold stone fireplace - takes full advantage of the sunlit evening views; likewise, for more formal occasions a well-proportioned sitting room with open limestone fireplace is situated at the other side of the house, leading out to a conservatory and paved terrace, the whole encompassing the same wonderful views.  Blessed by the dying rays of summer warmth from the setting sun, an evening drinks party or dining al fresco will especially benefit from an integral music system that provides continuity of ambience and sound throughout the whole ground floor.

On the first floor, approached by a solid oak staircase and galleried landing, two luxurious double bedroom suites can be found with two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom, again all presented in immaculate decorative order and enjoying the same uninterrupted, peaceful and private views. Outside, the immaculately landscaped gardens are laid mainly to lawn but include an ornamental pond, tennis court and former menage (with two paddocks secured by post and rail fencing).  With everything set to provide the perfect excuse for relaxed country weekends, as such Glebe House is custom-made for a relaxed and happy family life, especially for those who enjoy equestrian pursuits or whose weekend hobbies might benefit from a range of outbuildings comprising two large storerooms, a stable, an open-fronted American-style barn and electric double garage.

Sitting on the edge of the small village of Little Rissington, only a short five-minute drive to the picturesque Cotswold centre of Bourton on the Water and a wide range of day-to-day amenities, the larger centres of Cheltenham, Burford and Oxford are all within half an hour’s reach. Notably for those who need to commute, the train station at Kingham is only six miles away, thereby providing regular mainline rail access to London Paddington in around an hour and a half. 

Equally importantly, excellent schooling is immediately on hand. The Cotswold School in Bourton on the Water was named The Sunday Times’ Comprehensive School of the Year 2015/16 and for those who wish for private education there are a number of schools situated locally including Cheltenham College, Kitebrook Preparatory and Kingham Hill School; equally renowned Pates and Denmark Road grammar schools are also within a manageable daily drive..

General Method of Sale: The property is offered for sale as a whole by private treaty.

Fixtures and fittings: All fitted carpets, curtains and light fittings, garden ornaments and statuary are specifically reserved from the sale. These may be available to the purchaser if required by negotiation.

Services: Mains water and electricity are connected. Oil-fired central heating. Private drainage.

Local Authority: Cotswold District Council.

Rights of way: The sale is subject to all rights of support, public and private rights of way, water, light, drainage and other easements, quasi-easements, and wayleaves, all or any other like rights, whether mentioned in these particulars or not. The Agents are aware of a Public Footpath which currently runs along a portion of land to the Southerly end of the property.

Glebe House is offered to the market at £2,300,000 with Harrison James & Hardie Fine & Country North Cotswolds. Please contact the Bourton on the Water office on 01451 822977 to book your appointment to view.