Cleeve House, Ampney St. Peter
3,406 Sq Ft / 317 Sq M
Ampney St. Peter, Cirencester
Gloucestershire GL7 5SH
An incredibly attractive Grade II Listed house in the heart of the beautiful Ampney St. Peter
5 Reception Rooms
Mains water, electricity and drainage
Oil fired central heating
The AreaAmpney St. Peter
Ampney St. Peter is a scenic, small village, set in the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is made up of picturesque Cotswold Stone cottages and houses. Ampney St. Peter forms one of the three Ampney villages (Ampney St Peter, Ampney Crucis and Ampney Crucis) clustered within a few miles of one another. In August 2012, the village’s post box was painted gold by Royal Mail to signify the gold medal won by resident Dressage Olympian, Laura Bechtolsheimer, who was a member of the British Dressage team in the 2012 Olympic games. Cirencester, known as the Capital of the Cotswolds, is only 3.5 miles to the west and is a lovely market town with a fascinating history. In Roman times, Cirencester, known as ‘Corinium Dobunnorum’, was the second largest town only to London. The town became a very prosperous wool town in the medieval period, which is the basis for the charming town with ancient honey coloured stone buildings in picturesque narrow streets. The Market Place is the heart of the town and is home to a Charter Market (every Monday and Friday) and a Farmers’ Market (every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month). The wonderful variety of quality independent shops makes shopping in Cirencester a delight. Enjoy exploring the courtyards with their individual style, and the many historic streets radiating from the town centre. Cirencester is renowned for its specialist shops, individual boutiques, fascinating antique emporiums and craft shops as well as national chain stores. Cirencester Park – Earl Bathurst’s 3,000 acre estate was designed by Alexander Pope. Open daily, the public are free to wander in the extensive 19th century parkland accessed from the entrance gates on Cecily Hill. Whether you fancy a lavish three course meal, afternoon tea, traditional pub food or a quiet drink with friends you need to look no further. Cirencester has a wide variety of eating establishments. The area is renowned for having a number of fantastic schools, both private and state, all being within easy driving distance. Road communications are excellent to the A417/A419 which in turn provides access to London, via the M4 and M5 to the west. Rail links are also good, with regular trains from both Kemble and Swindon.
Cleeve House, Ampney St. PeterAbout this home
One of only two houses mentioned in the village by Pevsner, Cleeve House is a beautifully presented, Grade II Listed house; perfectly described by the aforementioned as being in a ‘pivotal position’. Thought to date from the mid-17th Century with later additions, the house retains considerable character and a wealth of traditional features, yet perfectly suits modern day living thanks to the well-proportioned, versatile rooms with attractive windows which allow for an abundance of natural light. The walled garden is quite simply, beautiful. Well-stocked flowerbeds are full of colour throughout the spring/summer months and a raised terrace provides the perfect space for those who enjoy outside dining and/or entertaining.
3,406 Sq Ft / 317 Sq M
Learn more about the home & area with our local expert
Ben is a country house specialist, based in the Cotswolds, where he has operated for a number of years having previously worked for Strutt & Parker. Here, he focuses on selling properties across some of the most desirable addresses in the region. In 2020, Ben co-founded The Country House Department with Andrew Russell.