Stow Road, Nr Bledington

£995,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A rare opportunity to buy a stunning lifestyle property and fishery with other income potential situated in a rural location and close to Bledington and Kingham station.

Directions

From Stow-on-the-Wold head towards Chipping Norton on the A436 and bear right signed Bledington 3 miles. (The B4450.) Drop down the hill and bear left after the humped back bridge and the gravelled apron and seven barred metal gate and long drive leading to the property will be seen on the left hand side. The gate will be locked.

Location

Chad lakes is situated in a peaceful rural location between Bledington and Stow-on-the-Wold. It is approached down a long gravelled drive and nestles between the Maugersbury brook and open farmland. The picturesque village of Bedington with its wide green is approximately one mile and benefits from the Kings Head Public House, St. Leonards Parish Church and its recently opened community shop. Kingham Station is approximately a mile further and is situated on the Cotswold line with its regular services to London Paddington via Oxford and Reading. Kingham village also has a good range of amenities including a shop, two public houses and parish church. Similarly Daylesford Organic shop and restaurant is nearby. Stow-on-the-Wold with its impressive main square is three miles and also has a good range of boutique and local shops as well as a convenience store and supermarket together with a primary school. The well respected Cotswold School with its affiliated Leisure Centre is situated in Bourton-on-the-Water.

Chad lakes is well positioned for access to the principal commercial and cultural centres of Cheltenham (21 miles), Stratford-upon-Avon (24 miles) and Oxford (30 miles).

Lilypads

Is a chalet style detached house constructed of reconstituted Cotswold stone under a deep pitched and tiled roof with pitched dormer windows situated in the roof line to both the front and rear.

It is a comfortable home with the front door leading to a small hall/study area and onto the sitting room which is fitted with a wood burning stove. This in turn leads to an excellent kitchen/dining room and onto a guest bedroom with en-suite shower room.

On the first floor there are three bedrooms together with a family bathroom.

Accommodation

Front door to

Staircase hall

Under stairs storage cupboard leading to the first floor.

Panelled door to the

Sitting room

L shaped. Jotul woodburning stove set on a raised hearth. Oak stripped floor, two wall light points, television point, telephone point, two pairs of double glazed windows overlooking the garden terrace and lakes.

Kitchen/Dining room

L shaped, incorporating a cupboard containing the Worcester oil fired central heating boiler. Continuation of the oak stripped floor and painted panelling to dado height.

Belfast sink with mixer tap with a granite surround and drainer with a range of drawers and cupboards beneath and integrated Bosch slimline dishwasher. Matching eye level cupboards, fitted Rangemaster Classic 90 cooker comprising two ovens and separate grill together with five ring ceramic hob with Rangemaster extractor hood above. 17 recessed ceiling spot lights and double glazed casement windows overlooking the lakes together with a stable door with bevelled glass leading to the garden terrace.

Door to

The guest bedroom suite comprising

Bedroom 4

Telephone point.

Door to

Shower room

With shower cubicle fitted with a Mira Sport shower and low level w.c wash hand basin and space and plumbing for automatic washing machine.

Separate door leading to the front of the property.

From the Staircase hall

Stairs with painted newel post balustrading and hand rail lead to the first floor landing with two eaves storage cupboards and airing cupboard with slatted timber shelving.

Bedroom 1

Incorporating a walk in cupboard. Telephone point. Sloping ceilings with double glazed casement windows overlooking the front and rear of the property.

Bedroom 2

Sloping ceiling and double glazed casement window overlooking the front.

Bedroom 3

Casement window overlooking the front of the property.

Bathroom

Matching suite comprising panelled bath with hand grips and chrome mixer taps and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c, casement window overlooking the lakes.

Outside

The property is approached by a seven bar metal gate and long gravelled drive leading to an extensive parking area situated in front of the property.

Set to the side of the house is a paved terraced area and vegetable garden with a gate leading to the rear of the property where there is a paved terrace, lawned area and rockery overlooking the top lake. Timber Garden Shed. Outside W.C.

Brook Lodge

Situated at the end of the drive on the left hand side and approached via a gravelled parking area is Brook Lodge constructed of timber elevations under a shallow pitched tiled roof.

Approached by a flight of timber steps leading to an outside covered balcony surrounded by balustrading. Double glazed panelled door to

Sitting room/Kitchen

Comprising kitchen area with stainless steel sink unit, single drainer, four ring electric hob with oven and grill below, extractor hood above and set within work surface with range of drawers and cupboards beneath and matching eye level cupboards above.

Sitting area with decorative fire surround fitted with electric coal effect fire. Television point, coved ceiling, cupboard containing the hot water tank.

Door to corridor

Bedroom 1

Single fitted wardrobe cupboard.

Bedroom 2

Incorporating a double built in wardrobe cupboard.

Shower room

Shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c, shaver point, double glazed window with obscured glazing.

Outside

Brook Lodge is surrounded by a gravelled area and there is a storage shed set beyond.

The Paddock

Set beyond Brook Lodge and approached via a five bar timber gate is a permanent pasture paddock surrounded by post, wire and mature hedging.

Situated beyond the paddock is a small area of coppice over which a short length of a public footpath runs.

The Fishery

Chad Lakes has been operating as a successful course fishery for many years. It is particularly well known for its Carp fishing with other species including Perch and Tench. There are two mature and well screened lakes each with a number of fishing swims and both lakes have access to 240v power.

The Lakes

Situated to the east of the house are the two lakes. The top lake contains a number of fishing swims. Two islands. Fishing Hut with power.

A path leads behind the outbuilding and beyond to the bottom lake which is surrounded by twelve fishing swims and includes two islands. There are a number of mature trees including Willow, Silver Birch, Cherry and other specimen trees and the property is well screened with mature hedging. In turn it is partly bounded by the Maugersbury brook to one side and Daylesford farmland to the other.

The lakes are extremely well maintained and surrounded by grass banks and mature reed and bulrushes.

Outbuilding

On the north side there is a substantial outbuilding constructed of timber elevations under a pitched corrugated roof,

comprising Fishing equipment store, Workshop (casement window, power and light,) Garden equipment store, Wood store.

Wild Life

Chad Lakes supports an abundance of wildlife including Mallards, Moorhens, Egrets, Kingfishers, Herons, Dab Chicks and Swallows, together with Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers.

Entomology

Insect life includes Red and blue Damselfly, Dragon flies, Grannom Caddis Flies, Sedge, Water boatman and Hawthorn Fly.

Footpath

There is a public footpath which crosses a small spinney at the far extremity on the west of the property.

Planning and Occupancy Condition

Full Planning permission was granted for erection of a building to form a dwelling, office, cloakrooms and maintenance room at Chad Lakes dated the 7th October 1994. (Reference CD.7257/H.) Condition 2 states: The occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a person solely or mainly working or last working in agriculture, forestry or an angling business in the locality or a widow or widower of such a person and any resident dependants.

Brook Lodge was granted planning permission on the 4th June 2007 as holiday chalet accommodation to existing fishing facility at Chad lakes. (Reference CD.7257/K.)

Services

Mains Electricity and Water. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage. Please Note that we have not tested any equipment, appliances or services in this property. Prospective purchasers are advised to commission appropriate investigations prior to formulating their offer to purchase.

Local Authority

Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

Tel: 01285 623000

Council Tax

Band D

Amount payable for 2020/2021 £1,798.44

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