An outstanding contemporary house in a beautiful corner of the Cotswolds - impressive in size, contemporary in design and soulful at its heart.
Living spaces: 8
The Glasshouse, set in circa 3.5 acres of gardens and woodland, is superbly situated a stone’s throw from stunning Westonbirt Arboretum. A true edge of village country home with exceptional countryside on the doorstep and a thriving village community a short walk up the road.
Westonbirt is a quintessential Cotswold village and home to Westonbirt Arboretum, an internationally renowned magical tree garden, where you can explore trees from all over the globe. Walking paths are abundant and various events take place throughout the year including concerts and seasonal activities. The quaint and beautiful St Mary’s church is nestled in the hillside a few miles away in Lasborough and there is a plethora of well-renowned gastro pubs within striking distance of The Glasshouse.
The historic towns of Tetbury and Malmesbury, with its handy Waitrose, are a short drive away and with their selection of lovely boutiques, antiquestores and cafes, offer everyday shopping facilities, whilst more extensive shopping can be found in the larger towns of Bath and Bristol.
Known as the ‘Capital of The Cotswolds’, Cirencester a few miles north east, is a hub of vibrant cultural life known for its beautiful limestone townhouses, exciting independent shops, restaurants, cafés and twice weekly markets.
The area offers an excellent choice of schoolingand includes superb public, state and grammar schools such as Westonbirt which is within walking distance, Beaudesert Park, Pinewood, Malmesbury Church Of England School, St Mary’s and St Margaret’s to name a few.
Sporting opportunities are abundant in the area with nearby golf courses in Westonbirt and Minchinhampton; bridle paths are plentiful and the Beaufort Polo Club is just down the road and Badmington and Gatcombe horse trials take place only a few miles away; sailing and water sports can be enjoyed at The Cotswold Water Park; swimming and gym facilities are available at the Westonbirt Sports Hall.
Communications in the area are excellent with high-speed internet and easy access to major hubs and international airports in the South West, the Midlands and London via the M4 and M5 motorways and well-connected direct train services from both Kemble and Swindon.
Tetbury 2.5 miles Malmesbury 5 miles - M4 (Junction 17) 8 miles - Kemble 11 miles (London Paddington 75 mins) - Cirencester 14 miles - Bath 20 miles - Bristol 24 miles
Impressive in size, contemporary in design and soulful at its heart, The Glasshouse is a piece of art in itself. It goes without saying that an enormous amount of care, attention and love has been put into creating not only a functional and modern home but also a welcoming, beautiful and timeless home.
The living spaces face duly south allowing for an exceptional abundance of natural light throughout and the seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living make this a wonderful home for all seasons.
The kitchen doubles as a generous family room which is perfect for informal gatherings, morning coffee around the centre island, orevening catch ups with a glass of wine in front of the wood burner. The secondary kitchen/ larder comes in very handy when entertaining larger numbers and is the cooking enthusiast’s dream! The adjoining dining room, superb for dinner parties, is an elegant room in which to host.
Across from the impressive glazed atrium entrance are the drawing room, library, study and games room – all beautifully laid with peaceful corners, hangouts and hideaways.The discreet yoga studio off the hallway is agreat room for quiet meditation and exercise.
The hallway has a contemporary Palladian style staircase with discreet LED lighting, oak treadsand glass rises, and leads to both sides of the first floor’s living accommodation which is home to animpressive master bedroom suite with a walk-in wardrobe and dressing area alongside the ensuite bath and shower room. There are five furtherbedrooms, each with en suite shower/ bathrooms. All the rooms are generously proportioned with ample discreet storage and are bright and light with views over the gardens.
A separate one-bedroom annexe with shower room and kitchenette is discreetly nestled at the end of the garden and is handy for additional guests or ancillary accommodation.
Elegant landscaped gardens, bordered by a beautiful listed Victorian wall, have been thoughtfully curated to provide colour and greenery, alongside shaded seating areas. Predominantly laid to lawn and interspersed with herbaceous borders, it is a haven of peace and tranquillity. The woodland beyond is a green oasis and an exciting play space for children, with quirky hiding places and plenty of room for den making! The wood can be sourced for cosy winter fires. Land: Circa 3.5 acres.
A double garage provides enclosed parking and is currently used as a work shop.
The Glasshouse is an extremely efficient house to run, equipped with state of the art energy systems such as discreet solar panels, a mechanical ventilation with heat recovery system and a rainwater recovery system. The central heating system can be controlled by smart apps anywhere in the world.
Vendors' thoughts: "The Glasshouse has been a culmination of our life’s work. The house flows from room to room full of natural light and a constant ambient temperature throughout the year. The Garden and house flow into each other as one. Calm and tranquillity exudes throughout. The house, with its high ceilings, has also been designed to accommodate large parties and entertaining. It is an Astronomer’s delight on cloudless nights. On the practical side, one of its strongest advantages is the cutting edge eco features that hugely reduce the overheads of a house of this magnitude."
In a nutshell: One of the most exquisite contemporary country homes to come to the market!
Council Tax Band H. EPC rating B.
Rights of way: There is a footpath that crosses through the woodland.
Services: Mains electricity. Private drainage and water supply. Solar central heating.