A handsome Cotswold residence with panoramic views. Situated in the middle of its plot with various outbuildings and one bedroom cottage.
Highlands is situated in a secluded position near the village of Broadway, once described by Nikolas Pevsner as ‘The show village of England’. It is designated as a Conservation Area and is surrounded by beautiful countryside being within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Broadway provides good local shops and services for day-to-day needs as does the thriving market town of Chipping Campden (4 miles). More comprehensive facilities are located in Evesham (10 miles), Cheltenham (22 miles) and Stratford-upon-Avon (15 miles).
Highlands is well placed for communication with the A44, M40 and M5 providing access to London, Birmingham, the National Motorway Network, the Midlands and West Country. Mainline train services run from Moreton-in-Marsh Station (6 miles) to London Paddington (90 minutes).
Recreational opportunities are extensive; racing at Cheltenham, Stratford and Worcester; polo at Cirencester and golf at Cheltenham, Broadway and Worcester; theatres at Stratford-upon- Avon, Cheltenham and Oxford. There is also an excellent choice of renowned primary and secondary schools in the area. The Cotswolds’ year is packed with events, ranging from world famous international festivals like Cheltenham Literature Festival or Cheltenham Gold Cup Week to major musical events like the Wilderness Festival, Cornbury Festival or the Big Feastival, as well a packed events calendar featuring music, exhibitions, arts and literature festivals, theatrical productions.
Originally dating from the 17th Century with later additions, Highlands combines luxurious contemporary living with original period features. Fitted to a high standard, the main house benefits from generous reception rooms and is arranged over two floors with the majority of rooms having a glorious outlook over the gardens and countryside beyond. During their tenure, the current owners have carried out a programme of sympathetic works and modernization, some of these works include upgrading the kitchen and updating and installing further bathrooms to the property. The property has also undergone significant landscaping to the outside of the property.
Situated at the end of a private driveway, Highlands is well protected within its own delightful south facing gardens and grounds with views of the surrounding countryside and Broadway Tower beyond, providing absolute privacy. Outside the gardens have been thoughtfully landscaped to provide a sympathetic backdrop of both formal and informal areas to the main house and cottage. An attached self-contained cottage retains absolute privacy from the principal house and can serve as either additional guest or staff accommodation or indeed could provide an additional income as a holiday let. The house and cottage are surrounded and protected by gardens and amenity land amounting to 2.64 acres (1.07 ha). Highlands offers the increasingly rare opportunity to purchase an exquisite property situated in an entirely secluded and rural setting, yet within easy access to some of the most popular market towns and with excellent national network and road links.
Highlands is approached via electric gates down a mature tree lined driveway, which sweeps past its’ own amenity land to an area of off road parking adjacent to smart garaging and climbing roses. The gardens continue to all sides with a variety of informal and formal areas providing a picturesque backdrop to the house. Outbuildings include a workshop, pavilion, garden store and gardeners WC. The remainder of the gardens and terraces lie principally to the rear of the house with a beautiful feature pond, There is also a vegetable qarden with raised beds. These gardens flow seamlessly into the spectacular countryside. Stone terraces accessed from the house offer an extension to the main reception rooms for summer entertaining and enjoy far reaching views towards the iconic Broadway Tower.
Square Footage: 5295 sq ft
From Broadway proceed up Fish Hill and past the entrance on the right hand side to Broadway Tower. Continue for just under a mile and the driveway to Highlands can be found on the right hand side accessed through low stone pillars and timber electric gates.