Property of the Day: Netherton Lodge, Quenington, Cirencester

Built from Cotswold stone, this former lodge house dates back to 1886

THE PROPERTY: The former lodge house to Hatherop Castle, Netherton Lodge is an attractive 19th-century building that has been extended over time, with additions that have been carefully integrated into the original architecture by skilled craftspeople using Cotswold stone.

THE LOCATION: The property is situated in the picturesque village of Quenington in the Coin Valley, which is a designed Conservation Area and sits within unspoilt countryside. There are shops, pubs and restaurants available in Fairford, which is three miles away, with a wider range of amenities in Cirencester (an eight-mile drive) or a little further afield in Cheltenham, Oxford and Swindon, the latter offering direct rail access to London Paddington.

THE INTERIOR: Beautifully refurbished by the current owners, the home blends traditional features with a luxury contemporary design. At the heart of the home is the kitchen, fitted with Miele appliances, which has a vaulted ceiling and French doors leading out to one of three terraces; adjacent to this is the garden room, a lovely space in which to take advantage of the garden views. The drawing-room has dual-aspect windows and a limestone fireplace flanked by built-in shelves. There are four bedrooms, including the master suite with its built-in wardrobes.

WHY WE LOVE IT: We’re particularly taken by the landscaped gardens, with their lawns, herbaceous beds and specimen-trees, and like the idea of wandering down to the river Coin to walk amid the snowdrops in the nearby woodland.

BUY IT NOW: £1,650,000 with Strutt & Parker

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