Featured property: James Bond's posh pad in the Cotswolds

Sir Roger Moore's former home in the Cotswolds is up for sale, with the chance to own the ivy-covered six-bedroom home of 007 himself. With over two acres of manicured gardens and a hefty price tag, SoGlos's featured property of the month comes with a license to thrill prospective buyers!

By Kaleigh Pritchard  |  Published
Keep your 'goldeneye' on SoGlos's featured property of the month!

Those who prefer their martinis shaken, not stirred, are in luck, as SoGlos's featured property this month is the former Cotswolds home of James Bond star, Sir Roger Moore.

Gloucestershire is home to many spies at GCHQ, but none quite as world-famous as Agent 007. Peep through the keyhole as SoGlos explores all 4,875 sq ft of the posh pad in the Cotswolds.

The lowdown

This well-presented property set in the countryside surroundings of Stinchcombe Hill in the Cotswolds, Appleton House was previously rented by movie legend, Sir Roger Moore, back in the 1960s — the icon of espionage is believed to have had a soft spot for the area having purchased a home near Cirencester in 2016.

Built in 1935, the detached home has undergone refurbishments as well as the addition of an extension leading to it now boast an expansive 4,875 sq ft of accommodation to work and play in.

A keen fan of souped-up automobiles, the homeowner can make like Bond and take advantage of an astounding five car park spaces — perfect for hosting themed glitzy black tie parties, too.

Exterior highlights

A paved driveway lined with vibrant lawns, shrubs and trees leads up to the grand property, with access to an array of outbuildings including garden storage and a garage which features an office above.

The ivy that scales its exterior together with its classic window panes pair to give the impression of a quaint fairy tale cottage, but the large vintage wooden door leads to a spacious and elegant home.

The home features a manicured lawn that extends to approximately 2.8 acres of landscape, with an fine formal garden and further woodland that makes up part of the Cotswold escarpment.

Plus, keen walkers will be satisfied, as plenty of bracing walks await the lucky buyer, with the vast variety of well-known trails and hills to tackle right on the doorstep of the property.

A magnificent raised terrace area overlooks the gardens, complete with marble tiling and a glass paned fence to ensure not a spec of the beautiful view is blocked.

Excellent for catching the sunrise or sunset over a cup of tea, or making the most of the warm summer evenings through alfresco dining, this part of the home is an exceptional feature for those who favour outdoor living.

Interior highlights

Ramping up the character levels, the dining room features a shiny oak floor with memories etched into the boards, as well as a roaring fireplace encased within an original wooden mantlepiece.

Accompanied with space for a sweeping dining set, the area welcomes plenty of natural light and a picturesque view of the stunning exterior of the home to accompany family meals and get togethers.

One of the most unique aspects of the house is its fantastic copper bathtub.

Ideal for soaking away the troubles of the day, the stylish bathroom is just one of the five available throughout the home — spread across two floors, the property also features a principle suite at its centre and a walk-in dressing room, fit for a Hollywood star.

While much of the home embraces elegant wooden flooring, the rooms for relaxing feature soft carpeting, as can be seen in its spacious main living room.

Alongside a vintage coal fireplace, evenings spent relaxing in the lounge space will be comfortably well spent, perhaps alongside a good book — Ian Fleming anyone?

SoGlos loves

The true highlight of this decadent home has to be the gorgeous fresh water feature situated to the side of the house — offering a peaceful haven of tranquillity within the Area of Natural Beauty that surrounds it.

When lit up at night, it becomes a stunning showpiece of the property, with its rock formations and natural stone pillars adding to the overall impressive outlook.

Price: £2.1 million

For more information: The full listing is available to view via the Knight Frank website.

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