Featured property: A vast country house estate in Hartpury

This sprawling country estate in Hartpury includes a six bedroom farmhouse with over five acres of land and two detached rental properties – on the market with Naylor Powell.


On the market with: naylorpowell.com.

Property: Prestberries Farm, Blackwells End, Hartpury, Gloucester, GL19 3DB

Location: Situated in Hartpury, just five miles from Gloucester, Prestberries Farm is surrounded by stunning Gloucestershire countryside. The village has a primary school, church, post office, vets and a lovely pub – and is in close proximity to the prestigious Hartpury College and University.

Through the keyhole: Absolutely brimming with country charm, Prestberries Farm’s vast farmhouse has six bedrooms, four reception rooms and a two bedroom annexe with its own private entrance attached – as well as two detached rental cottages and barns within the grounds.

On the ground floor there is a formal dining room, family room, drawing room and study, as well as a vast farmhouse kitchen.

Equipped with an Aga, separate pantry cupboard, plenty of space for a large dining table and a stable door leading to the garden, the kitchen truly feels like the heart of this home.

The bright family room next to the kitchen benefits from beautiful views over the grounds, while the dining room, with its impressive exposed timber beams, traditional thumb-latch doors and French doors out onto the patio, makes an ideal space for getting the whole family together around the table.

With a huge open fireplace as its focal point, despite its size, the drawing room could be the cosiest spot in the house. The study also has an open fireplace and benefits from its own external door, making it perfect for a home office.

All six bedrooms are on the first floor and offer picturesque views over the estate, while the landing provides an ideal space for a library or reading nook.

The master bedroom features a pitched roof and more of those stunning timber beams, and also has its own dressing room with hanging rails and shelves, and an ensuite bathroom. There are also two more bathrooms, each with a shower over the bath.

The property also features a two storey annexe to the rear, which offers an open plan living space with French doors out into the garden on the ground floor and two bedrooms and a shower room on the first floor. With its own private entrance, the annexe could provide ideal accommodation for an elderly relative or grown-up children.

Beautiful gardens surround the property itself, with plenty of seating areas to enjoy the views, while the pond offers a tranquil spot as well as a jetty for getting out onto the water in warmer weather. There is also a vegetable garden, grass paddocks perfect for horses and a gravel driveway for parking.

There are also two detached cottages and two large barns on the estate with planning permission to convert them for residential use – providing a great project for anyone wanting to invest and create opportunities for rental income.

Price: £1,500,000.

SoGlos loves: The two, self-contained rental properties – a one bedroom and a two bedroom cottage – within the grounds of the estate would make for ideal holiday lets, or additional accommodation for family and friends.

For more information: Call Naylor Powell on (01531) 828970, or visit naylorpowell.com.

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