Forge House is a pretty Grade II listed village house dating back to the early seventeenth-century and is an attractive mix of half-timber/half-stone construction under a pitched roof. The property has undergone an extensive and sympathetic programme of refurbishment and extension to create a very stylish home combining wonderful period features with contemporary design elements and a subdued palette of colours.
Forge House is situated in the well served village of Honeybourne which lies 5 miles north of the Cotswold town of Chipping Campden. The village has a range of local amenities including two village stores, church, two public houses, fish and chip shop and a garage. Just under a mile from Forge House, the station provides trains to London Paddington (100 minutes) and Worcester (35 minutes). Fibre optic broadband is available in the village.
Evesham, Stratford-upon-Avon and Cheltenham are all within easy reach offering a wide range of shopping, recreational and educational facilities. There is an excellent range of state, private and grammar schools in the area including The Croft Prep School, boys and girls grammar schools in Stratford upon Avon and Alcester Grammar School (co-educational). In nearby Worcestershire there is also ‘The Royal Grammar School’ and ‘The Kings School’.
The surrounding countryside is ideal for walking and riding along the many public footpaths and bridleways and the general area is rich in pretty villages and historic houses.
The property is entered through a partly glazed door into the dining hall with flagstone floor, ceiling timbers, exposed stone and brick walls and handsome fireplace housing a Clearview wood burner. The dining room opens out into a stylish and contemporary garden room with Hwam wood burner, underfloor heating and doors opening out onto a terrace.
To the right of the entrance is the sitting room with bay window, exposed oak beams and magnificent inglenook fireplace housing a Clearview wood burner. From the sitting room an imposing door leads through to a well-appointed utility room with access to the garden. Steps lead from the dining room to a cool and stylish bespoke kitchen/breakfast room designed and installed by Tom Howley including Silestone composite worktops, a large island unit, a Leibheer full height fridge and separate Leibheer freezer. Double doors lead out onto a paved terrace. A door leads to a hallway with a cloakroom and door to the garage/workshop and garden. A staircase in the dining room rises to the first floor where there is a superb double aspect master bedroom with a luxuriously appointed en-suite shower room, bedroom 2 and a high spec family bathroom. A second staircase leads up the bedrooms 3 and 4 on the second floor.
The property is approached from a quiet residential road onto a gravel driveway and garage with parking. The front garden has well-planted beds and an assortment of shrubs and hedges. To the rear is a large, beautifully landscaped garden set mostly to lawn with various specimen trees and well-stocked raised beds. A focal point of the garden is the graveled area with a pond situated in the middle of the garden providing a tranquil place to sit and enjoy the sunshine. There are two terraces which lie against the rear elevation of the property.
A special feature of the property is the excellent range of attractive outbuildings which are situated discreetly to one side of the garden. Of particular note is a large contemporary cedar-clad garden office, with doors opening to the garden. Next to the garden office is an attractive summerhouse. Finally there is a self contained detached timber built annexe with kitchen and toilet with wash basin, which also lends itself to any number of uses. Wood stone and composting area.
TENURE: The property is understood to be freehold although we have not seen evidence. This should be checked by your solicitor before exchange of contracts.
SERVICES: We have been advised by the vendor that mains water, gas and drainage are connected to the property. However this should be checked by your solicitor before exchange of contracts. Gas heating to radiators.
RIGHTS OF WAY: The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any rights of way, easements, wayleaves, covenants or restrictions etc. as may exist over same whether mentioned herein or not.
COUNCIL TAX: Council Tax is levied by the Local Authority and is understood to lie in Band D.
CURRENT ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE RATING: NOT REQUIRED.
VIEWING: By Prior Appointment with the selling agent.