An impressive Listed Cotswold Arts and Crafts country house
Warrens Gorse House is an impressive Cotswold stone building, built from limestone with a Cotswold stone tile roof. It follows a traditional style with three gables and a two storey entrance porch to the front of the house. The house is roughly square in proportion with what was originally a service wing to the left. The main entrance to the house is through an impressive studded plank door within the entrance porch. Warrens Gorse House is an intriguing house with many beautiful features from the early twentieth century when the house was designed and built. Of particular note is the original Arts and Crafts open well staircase featuring carved newels of a squirrel, fox and rabbit and charming panel doors with leather pull timber latches. The many stone mullion windows to the front and back of the house provide ample light and views across the extensive grounds.
The second entrance and driveway to the main house leads to a Stable yard and Cottages. Stable Cottage and Grooms Cottage form two wings of an attractive u-shaped stable yard built from limestone with a higher pitched central storey and stone slate roof. The stable yard comprises 6 Stables, a Tack Room and a Garage all facing a part cobbled and concrete yard with a central lawn area.
The cottages are accessed from the back of the building adjacent to an Open Store. At the back of the store there is a separate storage area. A Studio with bedroom, kitchenette and en-suite shower room is situated above the tack room, accessed by external stairs at the back of the stables. Grooms Cottage offers informal modern accommodation comprising an Entrance Hall, Kitchen, Living Room, Cloakroom, Utility Room and a Boot Room leading to the stable yard. First floor comprises a Master Bedroom, 2 further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Stable Cottage is single storey with a bright and modern layout. It comprises an open plan Kitchen/Living Area, Boot Hall with a door to a garden, a Master Bedroom with en-suite and a further Bedroom and Bathroom.
The grounds are bordered on three sides by wonderfully mature woodland and meadow land forming a habitat for a variety of flora and fauna, including wild orchids. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with box hedge and gravel walkways running around the house and loggia. The loggia overlooks an elegant south facing formal lawn with a central Pond, home to several varieties of rare newt. Views extend across the lawn to the fields beyond separated by dry stone walls and stately stone wall gate posts mounted with ball finials. To the right of the formal lawn and pond is a heated outdoor Swimming Pool, hidden from view of the house by attractive yew hedges. A hard surface Tennis Court is situated between the house and the stable yard, surrounded by a tall hedge with a lawn viewing area. Within the grounds are a Kitchen Garden and a Greenhouse attached to the workshop and stores. 10 acres of Paddocks and fields continue from the gardens at the back of the house and stableyard. There are 4 paddocks partly defined by post and rail fencing, all with water supply and one with an open field shelter and a dry school.
4 Reception Rooms
5 Bathrooms (1 en-suite)
In all 7,578 SqFt
Approximate Square Feet:
Lot Acres: 21.66