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The Oxhey

Bushley, Tewkesbury

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  • 5

  • 3

  • Grade II listed farmhouse
  • Prime village location
  • Impressive amount of accommodation
  • Immaculately presented wrap-around gardens
  • Separate studio/office space
  • Former dairy converted into a two-bedroom annexe
  • Country style kitchen
  • Various outbuildings
  • 2 additional acres available via separate negotiation

Offers in excess of

5137 sq. ft.

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01905 734720

Please quote reference number CMC230014

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A fine example of a Grade II listed 17th century farmhouse.
  • Grade II listed farmhouse
  • Prime village location
  • Impressive amount of accommodation
  • Immaculately presented wrap-around gardens
  • Separate studio/office space
  • Former dairy converted into a two-bedroom annexe
  • Country style kitchen
  • Various outbuildings
  • 2 additional acres available via separate negotiation

Welcome to Double Gate Farm: a charming, three-storey, Grade II listed 17th-century farmhouse that comprises three buildings and 1.3 acres of garden with the option to buy a further 2 acres of amenity land.

The main home offers a wealth of accommodation, including five double bedrooms arranged over the 1st and 2nd floor.

The former dairy has been converted into a self-contained, two double-bedroomed annexe.

In addition, a wonderful contemporary, architect-designed studio/home office, comprising circa 1000 square feet of usable space now occupies the site of the former milking parlour.

All three buildings are set within the beautiful and varied garden and orchard, and enjoy views of Bredon Hill, across the orchard and open farmland beyond.

The Farmhouse
The main house exudes charm and character. The current owners have lovingly and painstakingly restored and renovated the property over their thirty-year tenure, and in doing so, created the unique home you see today.

The accommodation is arranged over three floors, and all rooms are a generous size and well-proportioned. The welcoming, ground floor entrance hall and stair opens into the two living rooms and a wonderfully spacious and light kitchen. This, in turn, leads to the breakfast/garden room, utility and the garden.

Sitting rooms
The main living room is flooded with natural light from the two large oak framed windows (one of which is a bay window) which give wonderful views of the gardens. The room has a contemporary feel with a polished wooden floor, a shelved alcove and a wall-mounted fire which provides a focal point.

The second sitting room is also flooded with natural light due to the generous windows.

Farmhouse kitchen
The ‘farmhouse kitchen’ benefits from an original quarry-tiled floor, a bespoke Leicht kitchen with beech worktops and granite splashbacks, and a stunning Swedish wood burner.

It gives direct access to the west part of the garden which provides beautiful sunsets.

Breakfast/garden room
The final ground floor room is the charming breakfast/garden room. French doors open into the courtyard garden; a place where the current owners regularly enjoy outdoor breakfast and lunch. Access to the utility room opens off this space.

First floor
On the first floor of this impressive home, three of the five bedrooms are accessed via the generous split level landing which is flooded with natural light.

All are double rooms and one benefits from a fitted wardrobe. Dual aspect windows in every bedroom fill them with plenty of natural light and wonderful expansive views of the garden and beyond. There are Victorian fireplaces in bedrooms one and three.

Family bathroom and shower room
A generous family bathroom and a separate shower room are both located on the first floor. A central staircase leads to the upper level of the house.

Second floor
The top floor is full of character. Partly in the attic, there are two further double bedrooms, a kitchen and play area, and plenty of built-in storage.

The Dairy
What was once the Dairy for the farm, has been converted into a two double-bedroom annexe for the main farmhouse. It is perfect for those seeking accommodation for guests, a family member or as a rental investment; either as a long-term rental property or as a holiday cottage.

Designed as an “upside down” home to maximise the light and views, the bedrooms are located on the ground floor and the living accommodation is upstairs.

On the ground floor, a central entrance hall leads to the two double bedrooms, one of which benefits from an en-suite shower room. The three-piece family bathroom completes this floor along with generous built-in storage.

Upstairs, the split-level, open-plan living accommodation is divided into two areas; the main sitting room is three steps above the kitchen/dining/breakfast room.

Both spaces receive plenty of natural light and the kitchen is fitted with an array of units and integrated appliances.

Despite its proximity to the house, the annexe feels secluded because the windows face away from the house. It enjoys its own semi-private garden and there is the option to create a parking space away from the main house, should the need arise.

Home office/studio
With people across the country working from home over the last two years and with companies now looking at whether they need expensive commercial premises, the home office/studio at Double Gate Farm is an enormous asset.

Enjoying circa 1000 square feet of usable space, the studio is light, bright and welcoming due to the fully glazed doors and windows on both sides. The front of the studio is visible from the front drive and the back has glorious long views of Bredon Hill and the farmland of the Severn valley.

The ground floor of the building is loosely divided into three zones. The first is the entrance lobby where bespoke oak stairs rise to a large, first-floor attic space which enjoys an open view across the ground floor below. The large, middle section of the building is the main studio space. Flooded with light it can comfortably accommodate 4-6 people.

The fitted kitchen is located at the far end. Offering an array of units and plenty of storage there is also space for several freestanding appliances.

A WC/shower room completes the accommodation and the platform above offers more storage. This light, bright, energy-efficient office/studio has underfloor heating.

Gardens and grounds
The gardens and grounds that accompany Double Gate Farm are stunning. Full of colour and seasonal planting the garden is simply the place you want to be when the sun is shining.

The current owners are avid gardeners, and this can be seen as you walk through the circa 1.3 acres that wrap around all sides of the property.

Comprising extensive lawns, flower beds, topiary, seating areas, the ‘breakfast courtyard’ and a thriving vegetable patch, the garden is as delightful as the house. Two acres of amenity land lie to the east of the garden, which are available to purchase by way of separate negotiation.

Workshop and stores
At the far end of the house, the workshop and large machinery store provide useful space for bikes and garden equipment, and DIY. There is also a large, covered log store, an outside shower/WC, and a potting shed.

Agents note
There is an opportunity to purchase 2 acres of adjoining land via separate negotiation. This land is currently under crop on an annual grass-keep arrangement.

Mains electricity and water, private drainage and oil-fired central heating. Superfast broadband has been recently installed and delivers impressive speed and contention rates.

Council tax bands: The Farmhouse - G, The Dairy - A

Council tax band G

Reservation Fee - refundable on exchange

A reservation fee, refundable on exchange, will be payable by the Buyer to Andrew Grant Sales Limited prior to issuing the Memorandum of Sale and marking the property as Sold Subject to Contract. This fee will be reimbursed upon Exchange of contracts.

In the instance the Seller withdraws from the sale the fee will be returned to the Buyer. The fee will be retained by Andrew Grant Sales Ltd to cover costs in the event the Buyer withdraws from the purchase or doesn't Exchange within 6 months of the fee being received other than as a result of:

1. Any structural or material issues arising from any survey that has not previously been disclosed
2. A defect in the seller’s legal title
3. The local searches reveal any matter that has a material adverse effect on the market value of the property that were previously undeclared or unknown

The reservation fee levels are as follows:
an agreed offer under £500,000 will be £750 inclusive of vat
an agreed offer between £500,000 and £1,000,000 will be £2,000 inclusive of vat
all agreed offers over £1,000,000 will be £3,000 inclusive of vat

The reservation fee is payable upon acceptance of an offer which itself is subject to an assessment of ability to proceed. Any renegotiation of an accepted price after the issue of the Sales Memorandum for any reason not covered in points 1 to 3 above will lead to the reservation fee being retained. A further fee will be payable on any subsequent reduced offer accepted by the vendor. This will be returnable subject to the conditions that prevail for all reservation fees.