Painswick, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 6SQ – Painswick
For sale £3,250,000 3,337 sq ft Space for 31 people (est)
Dell Farm House was built in 1611 with a major refurbishment and extension added in 1995. The house is full of charm with wonderful views and has at its heart the ultimate family kitchen. This includes an Aga and an inglenook fireplace, with a stable door leading out onto the landscaped gardens with outstanding westerly views across the valley.
The house is full of original features such as the old well, covered by glass and complete with lighting, found in the hallway. The reception hall with stone mullioned windows and open Cotswold stone fireplace. The study/snug complete with wood burning stove and the drawing/dining room with open fire and views across to Painswick. The large kitchen/breakfast room is the heart of the house with an Aga and large open fireplace. There is also a playroom and useful utility/boot room. The first floor is approached via two staircases, with a total of five bedrooms and four bathrooms. The rear wing of the house could easily be used as a staff flat if needed.
The garden, landscaped by the Chelsea RHS Gold Winners Graduate Gardeners, incorporates herbaceous borders, terraced lawns complete with lavender hedging, a herb garden and a paved stone patio. In addition, there is a "Pavilion" with light and heating. This comfortably seats eight and is ideal for al-fresco entertaining.
Equestrian Facilities Dell Farm was a dairy farm before converting to arable and then livestock farming. In conjunction with this the farm has enviable equine facilities, recently utilised as a thoroughbred stud, pre-training centre, eventing and point to point yard, as well as hunter liveries.
The facilities include: 106 acres of pasture land, 60 x 40 metre manège made by Charles Britton, 4 partitioned electro hydraulic horse walker, modern agricultural barn with 10 flexibly partitioned stables, 40ft x 40ft enclosed outdoor grazing area, 6 loose boxes plus feed store, wash box, feed rooms, tack room, and gated Dutch barn for lambing and sheep handling.
The land The majority of the land is established meadow pasture. The fields are currently used as grazing for sheep and horses as well as being cut for hay. The remainer of the land is woodland, a mixture of old established trees, including an ancient Sweet Chestnut, and more recently planted conservation woodland.
The fields are well fenced for both horses and livestock. Most fields have mains fed water troughs, the remaining have access to the stream that runs through the lower fields. There is an abundance of wildlife on the farm including gold finches, spotted and green woodpeckers, song thrushes as well as wildfowl and game. Otters and kingfishers have both been seen in the Painswick Brook.
Quaker Cottage An agricultural-tied cottage with two bedrooms, bathroom, sitting room and kitchen with its own garden and parking.
Tythe Barn A fine example of a Cotswold Tythe barn of considerable size. It so far incorporates a two-bedroom flat which sits above a fully fitted farm office, tack room and storage barn. The remainder of the barn is currently used as a garage for a horse box and could have potential for conversion to further accommodation subject to necessary consents.
Dell Farm is situated in the picturesque Painswick Valley, surrounded by open countryside and woodlands, and recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Painswick, otherwise known as the "Queen of the Cotswolds" is a charming Cotswold village, with a Grade II Listed church, a variety of shops and services, as well as restaurants, pubs and hotels.
The local area offers some of the most scenic walks in the Cotswolds, with both the Sheepscombe and Slad valleys within walking distance.
Sheepscombe is renowned for its unique cricket pitch and magnificent beech woodlands. It has a church, a school and a pub. Slad, the village immortalised by Laurie Lee's book, Cider with Rosie, still retains its scenic beauty and rural charm as well as its popular pub, The Woolpack.
Cheltenham is the main regional centre, with Bath, Bristol and Stroud all being within easy daily commuting distance. Cheltenham offers a great range of cultural and social activities, including theatre productions and the highly regarded annual Cheltenham Literature Festival. Stroud has a Waitrose and an award winning Farmer's Market.
Frequent and direct rail services run from Stroud, approximately 5 miles away, to London Paddington, taking approximately 90 minutes. The M5 is within easy reach with Junction 12 being approximately 8 miles away.
Gloucestershire is renowned for its excellent selection of schools. Local private schools include Beaudesert Park, Kings School, Wycliffe College, Cheltenham College, Cheltenham Ladies College and Westonbirt. Additionally, there are a number of local state schools including three highly regarded Grammar Schools, Stroud High and Marling School in Stroud, and Pate's Grammar School in Cheltenham.
The county offers a range of equestrian sports, including National Hunt racing at Cheltenham, polo at Longdole and Cirencester, and hunting with the Cotswold and neighbouring packs of the North Cotswold, Beaufort, Berkeley and Ledbury. Badminton and Gatcombe Horse Trials and excellent walks and rides are in the surrounding countryside. All sporting rights are included within the sale.
• Reception hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, playroom, study, boot room, cellar
• Master bedroom with en-suite and dressing room, 4 further bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
• Quaker Cottage: Sitting room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom
• The Tythe Barn: Ground floor farm offices and studio. First floor flat with sitting/dining room, kitchen, utility/cloakroom, bathroom and 2 bedrooms
• Stabling and Modern Agricultural Barn
• All-weather manège
• Paddocks and pasture
• About 106 acres (43.27 ha)
This office for sale is located in Painswick.