Dunfield House occupies an enviable position on the cusp of the small hamlet of Dunfield, close to nearby Fairford. Grade ll listed due to its prominence and period charm, the house has tastefully evolved over the years into the large and charming home it is today. Believed to date from the late 17th century it displays a good mix of period features such as stone mullion windows, open fire and working shutters, but has been well planned for modern day living with flexible accommodation, ample reception rooms and generous bedrooms and bathrooms.
There are a number of intimate family spaces, such as the snug and drawing room, complete with open fires, as well as larger reception rooms for entertaining, such as the music room and games room. The kitchen/breakfast room is the heart of the home, complete with an aga, central island and space for breakfast room table and it has a bank of large doors which open onto the south facing courtyard which is complete with flowering cherry trees - the perfect space for alfresco dining. The kitchen is backed up with a walk in pantry and adjacent to the dining room. There are also useful rooms such as the boot room and utility room as well as a large games rooms – ideal for children’s play.
The bedrooms are well spaced, perfect for a growing family or guest accommodation and are well served with 6 upstairs bathrooms and a ground floor bathroom. They all enjoy fine views over the gardens.
It is the setting and grounds that make the house so special.
The extensive grounds extend to about 4.69 acres and have a number of distinct ‘zones’ giving the grounds an intriguing and fun feel. There is a large lawn, ideal for small children or teenagers alike for their various outside games, bordered with well stocked flower beds providing year round colour. A small mature orchard abuts the swimming pool and leads in turn to the lake which is surrounded by mature trees and a meandering stream which runs through the gardens adding a certain charm to the grounds.
The swimming pool is close to the main house but discreetly positioned behind the pool house and surrounded by a large terrace area, enjoying a southerly aspect, ideal for sunbathing in the warmer months and enjoying lots of privacy. The pool house could benefit from some work, but is a large space and would make a wonderful outdoor entertaining and barbeque area. There is also an open sided area with the pool pumps etc.
The tennis court is located at the rear of the grounds and adjacent to the paddock. It is fully fenced and a hard surface. It is near to the stabling and machine shed, which could be converted to a tennis pavilion subject to planning.
The remainder of the grounds are laid to pasture and a track connects to the rear and side paddock, accessed by a field gate from the road.
Dunfield is a small hamlet and is a no-through village, keeping the traffic to a bare minimum. It is ideally located 4.7 miles from Fairford which has an extensive array of facilities. The historic market town of Cirencester is only 10 miles away and has a larger array of facilities and a twice weekly market. The area is also much loved for the nearby Cotswold water parks with various lakes offering Sailing, Watersking, Canoeing and a variety of other outdoor pursuits.