House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Ridley House, Cold Aston, Glos, GL54 3BJ
Bourton-on-the-Water 3 miles, Stow-on-the-Wold 6 miles, Northleach 5 miles, Burford 13 miles, Cirencester 14 miles, Cheltenham 14 miles, Kingham Station (London Paddington) 12 miles.
Entrance hall; cloak room; kitchen/ breakfast room; larder; conservatory; dining room; drawing room; 3-4 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; garden and grounds; EPC rating D.
Cold Aston is situated between Stow-on-the-Wold and Northleach. Oxford and Cheltenham are the nearest cultural centres and both offer excellent schooling. There is a welcoming and popular Church of England primary school in Cold Aston which has a recent good Ofsted report and a highly regarded comprehensive Cotswold School in Bourton-on-the-Water.
For the London commuter, there is a great rail service from Bicester or Kingham Station. By road the A40 joins the M40 at Oxford or you can pick up the M4 at Swindon junction 15, or the M5 at Cheltenham junction 11a.
Sporting facilities include: Racing at Cheltenham, Polo at Cirencester Park, Golf at Naunton Downs and Hunting at Heythrop. There is also a leisure centre at Bourton-on-the-Water.
Ridley House is situated in a stunning location in the centre of Cold Aston, which has been awarded the Bledisloe Cup for the 'Best Kept Small Village in the Cotswolds'. It boasts a lovely and newly renovated village pub, The Plough, which serves delicious home cooked freshly prepared food, cracking wines and real ale. The village and its surrounding area is steeped in Iron Age and Roman history and was mentioned as far back as the Doomsday Book in 1086. The village of Cold Aston is perfectly placed for visiting some of the most beautiful villages and towns in the Cotswolds, such as Chipping Campden, Bourton-on-the-Water, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold and Cirencester.
Ridley House has a wonderful garden which is great for the seasoned gardener and even better as an escape for children. It is complemented by the conservatory, which opens out onto the garden for those to enjoy the long summer evenings. The garden will be looked after by a gardener living in the village. In addition to flower beds which carry their own colour well through the Autumn, there is a productive vegetable garden with a variety of vegetables and herbs as well as fruit tree (cooking apples and a small pear tree). There are tables and chairs both outside and in the conservatory, where there is underfloor heating for colder nights, plus a frost thermostat, which is set at a constant temperature.
To the front of the property there is plenty of gravel parking. The owners are happy for you to enjoy the bicycles located in the garage and to encourage you to get to know Cold Aston and the local environment!
Internally, Ridley House is a cosy family home with underfloor heating throughout the downstairs. The entrance leads to an open plan hallway with grandfather clock and downstairs cloak room. The hallway leads to the kitchen, which is fully equipped for effortless entertaining with AGA, fan assisted oven with gas top, dishwasher and microwave. The kitchen is fitted with maple cupboards containing all the necessary kitchen utensils including pots, pans, bowls and trays. There is also table and chairs/ pew which can seat a large family.
Through the kitchen there is a useful utility area with washing machine, deep freezer, lots of storage and a coat rack. The back door leads to the garden and washing line. Off the kitchen there is also a walk in larder.
The dining area has a large antique wooden table which can seat up to 8 people and is linked to the drawing room which is a great place to entertain. The room is enhanced by the long window overlooking the garden. The dining room interconnects through a double door to the drawing room, where there are two sofas and two armchairs to relax in, where you can enjoy a wood burning stove or there is use of Freeview, VCR, DVD player for the LCD TV and Wi-Fi throughout the house using an Ethernet System.
A traditional staircase leads up to the landing … all the bedrooms and bathrooms have brilliant views over the garden, making the rooms light and airy.
Master bedroom 1 – is at the back of the house it is complemented by an en-suite bathroom with bath and walk-in shower. The bedroom features a king size bed with floor to ceiling wardrobe which stretches down one side of the bedroom and two chest of drawers. With large windows and beautiful views across the garden, it is the perfect place to relax.
Bedroom 2 – a standard double bed with under bed storage, chest of drawers, wardrobe space and desk space.
Family Bathroom - off the landing includes bath with shower attachment.
Bedroom 3 - a large room with one double and one single bed, with ample wardrobe space, chest of drawers and under bed storage. There are great features found in this room including a sink with light and shaving point!
Study/ Bedroom 4 – This room is currently a study, however, it can also be made in to a 4th single bedroom. The study at present has a desk, storage units, bookshelf. The two floor to ceiling cupboards with shelving can be converted to hanging space if required.
The family are happy to accept pets at the property!
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham International Airport 70 km, Nearest railway: Moreton-in-Marsh 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Bicycles available|
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The Cotswolds is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty for a very good reason. Rolling countryside, stunning stone buildings and a quiet pace of life in an otherwise frantic world makes this area of central England a joy to visit, stay in and live.
Chipping Norton is in the West Oxfordshire district of Oxfordshire, about 12 miles (19 km) from Banbury/M40 and 18 miles (29 km) northwest of Oxford. It is the retail and leisure centre for the area and numerous shops and supermarkets occupy its high street, which hosts a busy weekly market.
There is a leisure centre, which has a 25 metre swimming pool but in the summer months, Chipping Norton's Lido (or Chippy Lido as it's affectionately called) is well worth a visit.
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