Hawkesbury Home Farm is located in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and benefits from excellent communications, local amenities and services.
The property is positioned on the edge of the village of Hawkesbury Upton and is almost entirely surrounded by the glorious Badminton Estate, the seat of the Duke of Beaufort. The immediate area is steeped in history and offers a genuinely rural setting, but with proximity to excellent local towns, such as Tetbury and Chipping Sodbury. The larger regional centres of Bath, Bristol. Cheltenham are within easy reach and provide for excellent services, transport links, education and cultural activities.
There are good communications with the M4 (J18) and M5 (J14) motorways nearby as well as regular inter-City services from nearby Chippenham. Train services from Kemble and Chippenham have been substantially improved with the recently upgraded timetables. Kemble now offers increased numbers of direct trains to and from London Paddington. Chippenham Station is on the mainline and the recent electrification of the line from Bristol to London has brought about significant improvements to the service.
Bristol's International Airport also provides excellent opportunities for leisure and business travel.
Education in the area is outstanding with good access to many popular schools and colleges throughout the region. The following is not a complete list of all the available schools, but mentions some of those popular in the area.
Nearby Prep schools include Beaudesert Park, Cheltenham, Westonbirt, Monkton Combe, Kingswood. Secondary schools in the area include Cheltenham College, Cheltenham Ladies, Westonbirt, Marlborough, St Mary's Calne, Downside, Clifton College.
Sporting opportunities are diverse and plentiful with a range of field sports opportunities in the locality; horse racing at Bath and Cheltenham; polo at Beaufort (Westonbirt) and Cirencester Park; rugby at Bath and Gloucester. An excellent network of nearby rights of way offer superb riding and walking throughout the surrounding countryside and exclusively (with prior consent) over parts of the Badminton Estate. Shooting is readily available and there are many horse trials in the local area as well as the world renowned Badminton International Horse Trials held annually.
Hawkesbury Home Farm is a particularly attractive Cotswolds stone farmhouse having benefitted from complete restoration in 2010, advancing the entire property sensitively in to the 21st century, its origins being from the early 1800's.
Previously the principal house of the "Home Farm" of the historically much larger Hawkesbury Estate, the current owner undertook an extensive and thorough refurbishment to an exacting standard with the addition of a substantial extension during the process. The owners have continued to improve and maintain the house and overall property to the highest standard.
During the refurbishment, numerous alterations have been implemented to create a fabulous family home with substantial enhancements to the layout and flow of the living accommodation, including the creation of a fabulous cinema style room and/or games room. Practical improvements include an attached 2-car carport and an engineer-designed utilities plant room are essential improvements to compliment the house and modern day living.
The property is situated in a spectacular elevated position with outstanding views across its beautiful gardens and grounds with the pretty undulating Cotswold countryside as the backdrop, the house is positioned on the edge of the village and accessed via a lane from the village road.
Approached from the lane via wrought-iron entrance gates, between stone piers, the drive leads to the front of the house and a parking area, beyond which are the cottage and barn.
• Hawkesbury Upton village centre 0.5 miles
• Chipping Sodbury 5.5 miles
• Tetbury 9 miles
• Chippenham Station 15 miles (London Paddington 65 mins)
• Bath 16 miles
• Bristol 20 miles
• Cheltenham 28 miles
• M4 (J18) 6 miles
• M5 (J14) 9 miles
(Distances and times approximate)
From the M4 head north on the A46 signed towards Badminton. Continue on the A46 for about 5 miles turning left off the main road signed to Hawkesbury Upton and Hillesley. Continue in to Hawkesbury Upton and proceed through and out of the main part of the village, down a gentle hill to Hawkesbury Pond. Turn left at the triangle on the left signed to Hawkesbury. Hawkesbury Home Farm is the last house on the right.
From Cirencester take the A429 Tetbury Road and continue towards Tetbury (A433). Continue through Tetbury and beyond on the A433, passing through Westonbirt, Didmarton and on to the A46 intersection. Turn left towards Bath on the A46 and shortly after turn right to Hawkesbury Upton and Hillesley. Continue in to Hawkesbury Upton and proceed through and out of the main part of the village, down a gentle hill to Hawkesbury Pond. Turn left at the triangle on the left signed to Hawkesbury. Hawkesbury Home Farm is the last house on the right.