Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Guide price

Bedrooms: 6
A handsome country house in a lovely rural position with fine views


Frampton Farmhouse lies about half a mile to the east of the popular Gloucestershire village of Alderton amidst some most attractive countryside with the wonderful wooded backdrop of Alderton Hill and the carefully managed surroundings of the Dumbleton Estate.

Alderton is an ancient village, referred to in the Domesday Book of 1086 as 'Aldritone' and the parish church dedicated to St Margaret of Antioch dates as a chapel from pre-Norman Conquest times. The village was on a drovers' route between Hereford, Worcester and London and there still remains an area known as 'the pound' where the cattle are said to have rested overnight during their journey. This is close to the thatched public house in the village, The Gardeners Arms. In addition to the pub other village facilities include a shop with post office and there is a thriving local community.

In addition to Oak Hill Primary School in Alderton, the area is very well served for a wide variety of schools with Cheltenham worthy of particular note, home to Cheltenham College, Dean Close School and Cheltenham Ladies' College.

Frampton Farmhouse is very well placed for access to some delightful local villages and market towns and the wonderful amenities of The Cotswolds. Numerous regional centres are within very easy reach and Junction 9 of the M5 is just over 6 miles away providing swift access to the West Midlands and to the South West. The local train station at Ashchurch is just 6 miles distant. There are direct rail services from Cheltenham Spa to London taking approximately two hours or trains from Moreton in Marsh to London Paddington take about 1 hour 30 minutes.

The Property

Frampton Farmhouse is a handsome Grade II Listed period house of 18th century origins. Mellow stone elevations feature attractive stone mullioned windows with distinctive, carved hood moulds, all beneath pitched and gabled tiled roofs.

The front elevation features a pretty stone-built portico creating a charming entrance vestibule set within an area of front garden behind a low stone wall. From here the main front door leads into the reception hall with flagstone floor and double, partly glazed doors to the rear garden. To one side is the well-proportioned drawing room featuring twin window seats and a painted stone fireplace with Morso stove inset. The other side of the reception hall is the square dining room, having timber parquet floor, two window seats and a handsome stone fireplace with wood burning stove.

Beyond the dining room is an inner hall with quarry tiled floor, the staircase to the upper floors and a step down to a traditional pantry with slate cold slabs. Off the inner hall is a sitting room/study and a well-fitted kitchen with stone tiled floor and oil-fired AGA. The large rear hall serves as a multi-purpose utility room and everyday entrance, the room having quarry tiled floor and exposed timbers. Beyond here is a workshop, cloakroom/WC and a good sized boot room with door to the garden. There is a gardener's WC with access from the rear.

The first floor is served by a long landing, off which are three double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Features on the first floor include exposed timbers and a stone fireplace with pretty cast iron grate. There are some lovely views to the front and rear from both the upper floors. The second floor features some substantial exposed roof timbers and there are three further double bedrooms and an additional bathroom at this level.

Gardens and Grounds

The front garden at Frampton Farmhouse is laid to lawn and interspersed with mature trees including apple, horse chestnut, cherry and yew. There is parking for a number of cars to the front and the drive continues to the west side with additional parking space and a useful detached outbuilding of stone construction.

To the rear of the house is a gravelled terrace leading out to an expansive lawn enclosed by stone garden walls and tall hedges. To the north of the rear garden is an additional plot of land, extending to about 0.17 acre, which could be available by separate negotiation.

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