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Rissington Road, Bourton-On-The-Water, Cheltenham

  • Detached House
  • Well Appointed & Immaculately Presented
  • Recently Extended & Remodelled
  • Open Plan Living Accommodation
  • Five / Six Bedrooms
  • Three Bathrooms
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Summerhouse & Sun Lounger Area
  • Ample Off Road Parking
  • EPC Rating : C


Beautifully positioned close to the centre of the highly desirable Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water is Ryelands, a well-appointed and immaculately presented family home that has been both extended and stylishly remodelled by the current owners.

“When we initially came across the property just a couple of years ago it was a rather shabby 1960s bungalow, but we could immediately see that it had an absolute wealth of potential,” says the owner. “It sits on a very generous plot and behind that is a beautiful lake. We felt, with a bit of hard work, we could turn that bungalow into a stunning family home and that’s exactly what we’ve done!

“I’d say that the outside space is a standout feature of the property. For us it was a massive selling point. We’re in a quiet spot but everything in the village is just a stroll away. We’re fantastically well-provided with an array of shops and amenities, an award-winning Co-op plus two Outstanding and highly sought-after schools.”

A generous driveway ensures that the house is set well away from the road. To the rear is a spreading garden, once very overgrown, now cleared out to create family-friendly spaces with defined areas for sitting out, relaxing and entertaining.
“We have a summerhouse we use as entertainment space, which could also be possibly converted into a workshop or a lovely little annexe for separate holiday accommodation. There’s still potential but I’m very proud of all of the work that we’ve done.”

The project was completed just a year or so ago; everything is ready for new owners simply to move in and enjoy. A huge open-plan kitchen/dining room flows straight into a roomy inner hall and on to another large sitting room created by the extension. Two additional downstairs bedrooms, plus a bathroom, are of flexible use and upstairs there are two more bedrooms, with two smaller rooms that perhaps could be used as a study and nursery.

“We’ve extended up and out to create not only more bedrooms but also more living space, and we’ve altered the layout to make it more open, much more conducive to modern family life. We’ve added high-end fixtures and fittings throughout and installed little extras such as under-floor heating in the open-plan kitchen - probably our favourite part of the house as a super room to entertain friends and family - which all adds to the overall feeling of comfort.
“It’s now such a lovely home but it’s the garden and the setting that I think I’ll miss most. It’s so very peaceful here.”

Bourton on the Water

Bourton on the Water is a large village situated in the heart of the North Cotswolds - a popular tourist destination, a village of enormous character and appeal, with period Cotswold stone houses and shops flanking the shallow River Windrush that runs through the village centre. There are a range of amenities, including gift shops, restaurants, pubs, hotels, clothes shops, hairdresser, supermarkets, library, post office, churches, primary and secondary schools.

Harrison James & Hardie, Bourton On The Water
High Street Bourton On The Water GL54 2AN