Besbury House is situated on the edge of Besbury Common overlooking the Golden Valley in the heart of the Stroud Valleys. It is on the edge of the popular Cotswold market town of Minchinhampton and only a short drive from the local centre of Stroud with excellent transport links to the motorway and rail connections.
Besbury House has been in the same ownership for over six decades and includes a prominent 20th century Cotswold stone 5 bedroom residence with a 3 bedroom traditional stone cottage and approximately 19.86 acres of land which includes paddocks, stables and an all-weather ménage. Retaining many of its original features, Besbury House also benefits from a modern heating system and offers an excellent opportunity for purchasers to modernise and create their own legacy for the property. There is an impressive and sizeable entertaining space as you enter the property, which continues into the drawing room, extending the full width of the property with triple aspect and access onto the tennis court lawns. An intimate family dining room with serving hatch from the scullery links the kitchen which requires updating to modern standards. The kitchen and scullery retain original feature such as the AGA range cooker and Belfast sink
and this part of the property offers an excellent opportunity to redesign to a purchasers own taste and style.
The Cot is a period Cotswold stone cottage currently let and is situated at the entrance to the property with its own gardens, parking and garaging screened from the main house by a dense mature tree line. The Cot has options to utilise as ancillary accommodation to the main house or alternative commercial enterprises to generate income.
Outside there are a range of buildings including a block of garages next to the house, a mixture of timber and brick stables below the garages and a further stable block and yard below. In addition to the buildings there is an all-weather surface ménage above the garages with several pasture enclosures surrounding the house and buildings. The Land extends in total to approximately 19.86 acres divided into paddocks and some smaller pockets of woodland.
Tenure & Possession
The property is offered with Freehold Tenure.
Besbury House and grounds are offered with Vacant Possession, The Cot is currently let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy.
Besbury House Energy Efficiency Rating Band F
The Cot Energy Efficiency Rating Band G
Mains water supply to the main house, cottage, buildings and land.
Mains electricity supply to the main house, cottage and buildings.
Both properties are connected to a septic tank with soakaway within the grounds of
The main house has an oil fired central heating system, the cottage has night storage heaters and a wood burner as heating sources.
Rights of Way, Easements, Covenants
The property is sold subject to any rights, benefits or incidents of tenure which affect it.
In particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, prospective buyers
A footpath runs from the south west corner of the land through the field (well away from
house and buildings) to two points on the northern boundary of the field.
A BT line and poles runs from east to west through the bottom of the land.
Besbury House Council Tax Band H Amount payable 2018-19 £3,386.80
The Cot Council Tax Band F Amount payable 2018-19 £2,446.02
Local Amenities and Facilities
The market town of Minchinhampton have doctor and dentist practices, general store,
butchers, chemist, post office, active church and two cafes. Another popular market town is Nailsworth just down the hill and nearby Stroud has three large supermarkets. All the main regional centres of employment are within commuting distance of Minchinhampton. There are excellent walks over the Common, three challenging golf courses at Minchinhampton as well as other sports clubs. The local schools (state and private) are highly rated and include Minchinhamptons popular Primary, Beaudesert Park, Wycliffe College and Strouds two grammar schools. Equestrian activities include a local pony club branch and international eventing at Gatcombe Park and Badminton.
Stroud District Council Telephone 01453 766321 www.stroud.gov.uk
Contact Duncan Morris
Duncan Morris Solicitors, 29 High Street, Marlborough, SN8 1LW. Telephone 01672 515193
The postcode GL6 9ES using Sat Nav will take you to Besbury Farm instead continue following Besbury Lane to the east. The most direct route from the Cirencester Road is to turn directly opposite Butt Street and follow the single track lane to where it meets Besbury Lane. Continue to follow the lane around to the right and the entrance to Besbury House will be found on the left after a sharp left hand turn in the road.
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Voyce Pullin (and/or their joint agents) hereby gives notice for the Vendor, whose agents they are and for themselves as follows:
1 These particulars are prepared for the guidance of intending purchasers, intended to give a fair overall description of the property.
2 These particulars do not constitute or form part of an offer or contract.
3 Any prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection, survey or otherwise as to the structural condition, general condition or working order of any buildings, fences, gates, services, equipment or other facilities forming part of the holding on offer and not to rely on any descriptions or information set out in these particulars as a statement of fact.
4 Descriptions, dimensions, reference to permission/user of the property or condition of same, whether set out in these particulars, on the plan, verbally or otherwise given, are given in good faith, believed to be correct. Intending purchasers must however satisfy themselves and not rely on them as representations or statements of fact.
5 Any area measurements, dimensions or distances given are approximate only and must not be relied upon for any future use.
6 Where these particulars refer to a particular use of the premises this is not intended as a statement that any necessary planning, other consents or building regulations are in place and these matters must be verified by intending purchasers.
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8 Any information set out in these particulars, is given without responsibility on the part of the vendors or Voyce Pullin and no person in the employment of Voyce Pullin has any authority to make or give any statement, representation or warranty whatsoever, in relation to the property. Photographs taken September 2018 and Details prepared September 2018.