Property of the day: Ewen Tree House, Gloucestershire

A unique five-bedroom home among the trees

THE PROPERTY: This striking abode in rural Gloucestershire is the vision of the architect Richard Hawkes. It is a Paragraph 55 build under the National Policy Planning Framework, an initiative that enables new homes to be built in the countryside should they represent “exceptional quality or innovative design”. This five-bedroom elevated treehouse certainly boasts innovative design with its distinctive circular structures and glass walls. 

THE LOCATION: Nestled in nearly seven acres of mature woodland, Ewen Tree House enjoys complete privacy, although it is situated on the edge of Ewen village. For greater shopping and leisure opportunities, the town of Cirencester is only three and a half miles away. Meanwhile, trains from Kemble can transport you to London Paddington in just over an hour. 

THE INTERIOR: The entrance on the ground floor has a boot-room, a plant-room and a small bathroom. Take the lift or spiral staircase up to the first floor and step into an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area. The clean, curved lines of the interior design are contemporary, fresh and flooded with light from the floor-to-ceiling windows and clever skylights. The master bedroom is spacious with an elegant ensuite bathroom, and a further two of the bedrooms are also ensuite. 

WHY WE LOVE IT: A serene workspace with woodland views, the study, with its circular glass walls, is a particularly beautiful room. 

BUY IT NOW: £1,000,000 with Savills.

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