An imposing Grade II Listed home situated in the centre of a sought after North Cotswold village. This substantial period property offers well-proportioned and characterful accommodation, a large cobbled courtyard providing off road parking and adjoins its own two bedroom self-contained cottage to the rear.
Situated opposite the village green in the heart of the pretty North Cotswold village of Mickleton, Myrtle House is an imposingly attractive, Grade II listed, double-fronted late Georgian property offered with a substantial converted Victorian two-storey coach house, the whole comprising just over 4,000 square feet of living space. It comes complete with a securely gated original inner courtyard that would once have accommodated several coaches beneath its arches plus a delightful traditional walled garden, spreading lawns populated with old fruit trees and a productive vegetable plot.
With parts of the property dating back to the late seventeenth century, there is a wealth of inherent character in the high-ceilinged rooms: Flagstone floors in the hall and dining room, original fireplaces, sash windows and panelled doors throughout, an elegant balustrade staircase typical of the period and even a (covered) water-source well in the courtyard.
Whilst offered in good decorative order, Myrtle House could be further enhanced by additional updating and comes with considerable potential (subject to the necessary planning consents). Each floor would make a substantial self-contained apartment but equally, having a business licence to operate as a Bed & Breakfast with six bedrooms in the main house (all but one en-suite) plus a sizeable two-bedroomed cottage, the property could once again become a desirable boutique hotel/successful holiday let business. Indeed, as such the present owners were able to generate a decent income for some years.
“We appreciated an obvious development opportunity when we came here. Simply by living very comfortably in the coach house, converted into an entirely separate annexe including a large laundry, we were able to provide accommodation for up to seventeen guests at a time. We enjoyed a really good return trade - many of our visitors came back several times to experience the rich culture of our local area. Being within a stone’s throw of Shakespeare’s Stratford upon Avon, the fabulous gardens at Hidcote Manor and the tourist mecca of Chipping Campden, our guests really loved the innate sense of history whilst staying in such an ancient property as this.
"Latterly, we have moved into the main house and just enjoyed it as a proper family home, which has been a real joy. The village has such a warm and vibrant community feel - there's a fantastic park for the children, lots of walks through open countryside (Heart of England Way), the Kings Arms and renowned Pudding Club of course, even a school bus that stops immediately outside and a village convenience stores next door - we couldn’t have been happier here."
Mickleton has often been referred to as the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’, being the most Northerly village in Gloucestershire and within close proximity of both Warwickshire and Worcestershire. With part of the village sitting within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Mickleton has remained a popular location to both visit and reside in, being within easy travelling distance of larger centres such as Stratford upon Avon and Evesham whilst still offering a host of useful amenities. Home to the well renowned ‘Pudding Club’ is the Three Ways Hotel which is positioned in the heart of the village, along with two further pubs (The Kings Arms and The Butchers Arms). Mickleton is also served by a general store, post office, butcher, church and an excellent primary school. The nearby village of Honeybourne is approximately 3 miles away and offers a train station providing a direct line to London Paddington.
From Chipping Campden proceed along the High Street in a Northerly direction and continue until turning right signed posted Mickleton. At the mini roundabout turn right and continue into the village. The property will be found on the left hand side, identified by our For Sale board.
We understand the property to be Freehold. Potential purchasers should obtain confirmation of this from their solicitor prior to exchange of contracts.
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