Yew Tree Cottage, Ampney St Peter

Guide price - £950,000

Area (approx)
160 sq. m / 1,723 sq. ft

Ampney St Peter, Cirencester,
Gloucestershire, GL7 5SH

An attractive cottage in the heart of Ampney St. Peter, beautifully renovated by the current owners in recent years.


3 bedrooms
3 bath/shower rooms
2 reception rooms


Mains water, electricity and drainage
Oil fired central heating
Underfloor heating in hall, cloakroom, utility & kitchen

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.

Yew Tree Cottage, Ampney St PeterAbout this home

Dating back to 1837 Yew Tree Cottage is a heritage property with magnificent character and charm in the stunning Cotswold village of Ampney St Peter. The property has evolved over time, most recently in 2016.

Bought by the current owners in 2015, they undertook a complete renovation project; the result being a superb, stylish and spacious home that is finished with remarkable attention to detail and designed perfectly for modern day living. Most notably, is the kitchen/breakfast room extension which is an amazing space; full of natural light and very much the heart of the home. On arrival, Yew Tree Cottage has a warm and inviting feel and there is immediately a sense of the quality of craftsmanship.

A beautifully appointed kitchen/breakfast room forms part of the new extension. Not only a superb space for those who are keen on cooking, it offers a perfect space to dine and entertain.

Bi-fold doors form a seamless link between the inside and out, opening from the Kitchen/breakfast room onto a terrace with water feature and is perfect for al fresco dining.

Since the property was purchased by the owners in 2015, it has undergone a complete renovation, with work including new; double glazed windows throughout, plumbing system, boiler with remote access Nest control, bathrooms, bespoke handmade framed kitchen with integrated Miele appliances, Artisan of Devizes stone floor and underfloor heating. Other works include, the installation of a reclaimed marble fireplace and custom cabinetry, bookcases and wardrobes.

The garden has a rainwater harvester with a 1500l tank under the terrace which circulates through lead spouts into a rill.

Yew Tree Cottage was extensively re-roofed in 2016 and 2018.

The three bedroom, three bath/shower rooms, arranged over the first floor, makes for comfortable living.

The garden is a beautiful space and is accessed via steps from the terrace. A gate leads out to a footpath and there is a garden shed with electricity supply.

A gold letterbox can be found in the gable end, painted in 2012 to commemorate local Olympic dressage Gold medallist, Laura Bechtolsheimer.

Yew Tree Cottage is not Listed.

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160 sq. m / 1,723 sq. ft


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