Property history of Bourton Grange, Bourton, Swindon SN6 8HZ, 15th Jul 2009

Previously listed for sale on 15th Jul 2009
£3,000,000 - 9 bedroom detached house

Property info

Property features

  • Grade I I Listed
  • Swimming Pool & Gym
  • Five Let Cottages
  • Nine Bedrooms
  • Three Bathrooms
  • Semi-rural
  • 2.492 Acres
  • Swindon C.6 Miles.

Property description

Bourton Grange is a numbingly beautiful family house with a stunning pool and gymnasium complex complemented by large landscaped gardens and paddocks totalling c.2.492. There are five independent cottages included with the sale which we understand from the vendors produce an income of around £80, 000 per annum.


The property


Grade II listed. Bourton Grange is a beautiful stone cape dutch country house of character built in the style with large shaped gables. This historic house dating back to 1849 with many fine period features which are complemented by the large reception rooms with imposing high ceilings so often associated with the period. The property was originally built as the Grange House to Bourton House by squire John Tucker, and later the estate of, for Lord and Lady Butler more recently the country office for a public relation company and now a comfortable family home. Bourton Grange exudes charm and character throughout the home to the beautiful garden with views over rolling countryside.
The well laid out and versatile accommodation includes a reception hall which gives access to the principle reception rooms with their fine stone mullion windows, also on the ground floor there is a large kitchen/breakfast room with family room adjacent and a rear hallway with second staircase, cloakroom and cellar.
From the reception hall staircase leading up to the first floor landing and the bedroom accommodation which comprises of four large bedrooms, dressing room and two bathrooms.
From the first floor landing the staircase leads up to the second floor landing with further bedroom accommodation comprising of five further bedrooms and an additional bathroom with double jazcuzzi.

Swindon 6 miles (London Paddington 55 mins), Cirencester 12 miles, Bristol 41 miles, London 80 miles, bath 48 miles, M4 Junction 16 5 miles (distances are approximate).

Situation


Bourton is a village lying at the foot of the Lambourn Downs just below The Ridgeway within the Wanborough, Ashbury and Shrivenham triangle.
This landmark property is well positioned in a good semi-rural yet accessible location with far reaching views across attractive pasture.
The village is predominately made up of many fine period properties and is within a short cycle ride of the thriving village of Shrivenham with it's thriving High Street with a variety of shops and facilities including a Public House, Bank, florist, Post Office, Garage and Doctors Surgery. There are two Golf Course's near by, excellent riding and hunting available with the Old Berkshire Hunt as well as good local shooting, many pretty walks and bridle ways are close at hand. The market towns of Faringdon and Highworth are with a short drive with their more extensive facilities.
Communications are first class with the property being within a travelling distance of the commercial centres of Swindon, Oxford, Newbury and Reading. There is a fast and regular train service to London Paddington from Swindon and Didcot Stations taking around an hour. There is also easy access to Junction 14 and 15 of the M4 as well as the M5.
There is a large choice of well know private schools within easy reach of Bourton Grange, Preparatory school Pinewood (situation in Bourton), Priory Park Abingdon, Cheltenham College, Marlborough College and Radley to name a few.

Outside


The property is set well back from the road and is accessed through two substantial stone pillars, this leads to the extensive parking and turning area directly in front of the main house. The formal gardens are well screened and there are many attractive stone walls providing a high degree of seclusion and privacy. The paddock lies to the South West of the main house.

Outbuildings


Pool complete with 18m pool with diving board.
Gymnasium, sauna, changing facilities, shower and w.C.
15 metre dance hall with wood sprung floor and bar area.


Self contained cottages


Barrow down comprising sitting room, dining area, kitchen, laundry room, two bathrooms (one with double jacuzzi and power shower), three bedrooms and guest w.C.
Middle earth comprising sitting room, study, dining room, kitchen, cloakroom and laundry room to the ground floor and three bedrooms (one with en-suite) and a bathroom, with jacuzzi and power shower to the first floor.
Withered heath comprising sitting room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and utility area.
Farriers one comprising sitting and kitchen/dining room to the first floor on the ground floor there are three bedrooms and a bathroom.
Farriers two comprising sitting room, dining area and kitchen to the first floor and three bedrooms and a bathroom to the ground floor.
Annex comprising sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, bedroom and a bathroom.
N.B. We understand from the vendors that these cottages produce an annual income of around £80, 000.


Services


Mains electricity, water and mains / private drainage (septic tank). Oil central heating. Telephone lines subject to the usual transfer regulations. (No tests to the suitability of services have been carried out and intending purchasers should commission their own tests if required).
We believe from the vendors that Bourton Grange is a freehold property.

Vale of white horse


The Abbey House, Abbey Close, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3JE. Telephone :

Route to view


Leave the M4 motorway at Junction 15 West bound, proceed onto the A419 dual carriageway for Cirencester, after about 2 miles take the A420 for Oxford, after about 3 miles turn right for Shrivenham/Ashbury then immediately right for Bourton, over the railway bridge and proceed into the village, Bourton Grange can be found on the right hand side just after the sharp bend.

Disclaimer


These particulars, including any plan, are a general guide only and do not form any part of any offer or contract. All descriptions, including photographs, dimensions and other details are given in good faith but do not amount to a representation or warranty. They should not be relied upon as statements of fact and anyone interested must satisfy themselves as to their correctness by inspection or otherwise. Neither Henry George nor the seller accepts responsibility for any error that these particulars may contain however caused. No employee of Henry George has any authority to make any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property. Any plan is for layout guidance only and is not drawn to scale. All dimensions, shapes and compass bearings are approximate and you should not rely upon them without checking them first. Please discuss with us any aspects, which are particularly important to you before traveling to view the property.

Floor plan - ground floor


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Floor plan - first floor


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Floor plan - second floor


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Floor plan - barrow down


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Floor plan middle earth 1st
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Floor plan middle earth 2nd
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Floor plan - withered heath


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Floor plan - 1 farriers 1st


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Floor plan - 1 farriers 2nd


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Floor plan - 2 farriers 1st


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Floor plan - 2 farriers 2nd


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Floor plan - annex


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Floor plan - dance hall


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Floor plan - dance hall 2nd


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