- A wonderful property that enjoys a wealth of accommodation, formal gardens and adjoining paddock
- Furthermore, the property benefits from a detached two bedroom annex with private gardens
- Formal gardens of circa 2.2 acres,wrap around three sides of the property
- Located within a village that sits on the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire border
- Offered for sale with no onward chain
- Main farmhouse benefits from two reception rooms, kitchen, breakfast/garden room and five bedrooms
- Home office studio with kitchen/WC and usage 2nd floor space. Circa 1000sqft of internal space
- Circa 2 acres of additional recreational ground available to purchase by way of separate neg
- Grade II listed, full of charm and character and ready to move into and enjoy
- A property that comes with a high reccomendation to view
Welcome to Double Gate Farm: a charming, three-storey, Grade II listed 17th century farmhouse that comprises three buildings and 2.2 acres of garden with the option to buy a further 2 acres of amenity land. The main home offers a wealth of accommodation, including five double bedrooms arranged over the 1st and 2nd floor. The former dairy has been converted into a self-contained, two double-bedroomed annex, and in addition, a wonderful contemporary, architect-designed studio/home office, comprising circa 1000 square feet (97 sqm) of usable space now occupies the site of the former milking parlour.
All three buildings are set within the beautiful and varied garden and orchard, and enjoy views to the additional area of amenity land and the open countryside beyond.
Double Gate Farm is located in the much sought-after village of Bushley, approximately 1.5 miles north of Tewkesbury. The lower part of the village is home to St Peter's Church, and the village hall with its associated community garden. A traditional cricket green and pavilion lie at the top of the village - positioned against a backdrop of woodland and wildflowers.
Located within easy access of both the M50 and M5, Bushley is an ideal commuter base. Tewkesbury has a busy high street and a number of other amenities including a theatre, a swimming pool and leisure centre, a hospital, numerous sports venues and the wonderful Abbey for which it is well known.
The main house exudes charm and character. The current owners have lovingly and painstakingly restored and renovated the property over their thirty-year tenure, and in doing so, created the unique home you see today.
The accommodation is arranged over three floors, and all rooms are a generous size and well-proportioned. The welcoming, ground floor entrance hall and stair opens into the two living rooms and a wonderfully spacious and light kitchen. This, in turn, leads on to the breakfast/garden room, utility and the garden.
The main living room is flooded with natural light from the two large oak framed windows (one of which is a bay window) which give wonderful views of the gardens. The room has a contemporary feel with a polished wooden floor, a shelved alcove and a wall-mounted fire which provides a focal point.
The second sitting room is also flooded with natural light due to the generous windows. The ‘farmhouse kitchen' benefits from an original quarry-tiled floor, a bespoke Leicht kitchen with beech worktops and granite splashbacks, and a stunning Swedish wood burner. It gives direct access to the west part of the garden which provides stunning sunsets.
The final ground floor room is the charming breakfast/garden room. French doors open into the courtyard garden; a place where the current owners regularly enjoy outdoor breakfasts and lunches.
On the 1st floor of this impressive home are three of the five bedrooms. All are double rooms and one benefits from a fitted wardrobe. Due to the location of the rooms, each enjoys plenty of natural light and wonderful, expansive views of the garden and beyond. This floor also has a generous family bathroom and a separate shower room. A central staircase leads to the upper level of the house.
The top floor is full of character. Partly in the attic, there are two further double bedrooms, a kitchen and play area, and plenty of built-in storage.
The Old Dairy
What was once the old dairy for the farm, has been converted into a two double-bedroom annex for the main farmhouse. It is perfect for those seeking accommodation for guests, a family member or as a rental investment; either as a long-term rental property or as a holiday cottage.
Designed as an 'upside down' home to maximise the light and views, the bedrooms are located on the ground floor and the living accommodation is upstairs. On the ground floor, a central entrance hall leads to the two double bedrooms, one of which benefits from an en-suite shower room. The three-piece family bathroom completes this floor along with the generous built-in storage.
Upstairs, the split-level, open-plan living accommodation is divided into two areas; the main sitting room is three steps above the kitchen/dining/breakfast room. Both spaces receive plenty of natural light and the kitchen is fitted with an array of units and integrated appliances. Despite its proximity to the house, the annex feels secluded because the windows face away from the house. It enjoys its own semi-private garden and there is the option to create a parking space away from the main house, should the need arise.
The Home Office/Studio
With people across the country working from home over the last two years and with companies now looking at whether they need expensive commercial premises, the home office/studio at Double Gate Farm is an enormous asset.
Enjoying circa 1000 square feet (97sqm) of usable space, the studio is light, bright and welcoming due to the fully glazed doors and windows on both sides. The front of the studio is visible from the front drive and the back has a glorious long view to the River Severn.
The ground floor of the building is loosely divided into three zones. The first is the entrance lobby where bespoke oak stairs rise to a large, first-floor attic space which enjoys an open view across the ground floor below. The large, middle section of the building is the main studio space. Flooded with light it can comfortably accommodate 4-6 people.
The fitted kitchen is located at the far end. Offering an array of units and plenty of storage there is also space for several freestanding appliances. A WC/shower room completes the accommodation and the platform above offers more storage. This light, bright, energy efficient office/studio has underfloor heating.
Workshop and Stores
At the far end of the house the workshop and large machinery store provide useful space for bikes and garden equipment, and DIY. There is also a large, covered log store, outside shower/WC, and a potting shed.
Gardens and Grounds
The gardens and grounds that accompany Double Gate Farm are simply stunning. Full of colour and seasonal planting the garden is simply the place you want to be when the sun is shining. The current owners are avid gardeners, and this can be seen as you walk through the circa 2.2 acres that wrap around all sides of the property.
Comprising extensive lawns, flower beds, topiary, seating areas, the ‘breakfast courtyard' and a thriving vegetable patch, the garden is as delightful as the house. At the rear of the garden there lies the additional circa 2 acres of amenity land, which is available to purchase by way of separate negotiation.
Houses of this quality rarely come onto the open market. As the agent having commenced the marketing of this superb home, it is easy to see why. Double Gate Farm is a truly special property that offers so much more than just a period family home. The addition of the annex and home office, coupled with the grounds that it enjoys and its location in the village of Bushley makes this home truly unique, and because of this, early viewing is highly recommended.
To arrange your viewing, please contact the Cheltenham office on 01242 220080. We would be delighted to book an appointment for you.
Please enter the following postcode into your sat nav system: GL20 6HR. Upon entering the village from the Ledbury Road, continue along the lane and the property can be located on your right as advertised by our For Sale sign
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.