40 The Yard is a Cotswold stone cottage that has been thoughtfully extended over time to produce a spacious family house with 5 bedrooms, making particular advantage of the beautiful views over the Windrush Valley and the neighbouring hills. The property can be approached in one of two ways; either by a pathway leading to the original front door or by the extensive parking area off the driveway at the rear.
The spacious reception hall, which is currently used as a study, has a Cotswold stone Inglenook fireplace. Doors from the hall lead through to the fully fitted kitchen, cloakroom and large utility room with door to the outside. The drawing/dining room has a log burning stove and double doors leading through to the garden room and conservatory. This latter addition to the property takes full advantage of the far reaching views over the village and beyond to the hills. The property also benefits from a double garage.
A particular feature of the property are the beautiful mature gardens that are part laid to lawn with extensive borders. The gardens stretch down towards an open field known locally as 'Heaven' and offers numerous places to sit and take in the view. The extensive terraces which offer an ideal area for entertaining and taking full advantage of the wonderful views. The property is approached via a shared driveway to a gateway that leads to parking for a number of cars. A stone staircase with PIR lighting leads up to the terrace, conservatory and utility room.
From the original front door is a compact garden with lawn and flowerbeds ,together with a pathway, giving access to the stone outbuilding, with separate wood store, and leading onwards to the village road.
Great Rissington is a typical North Cotswold village comprising a wealth of charm and character. The village offers a popular village pub, The Lamb Inn, a Parish Church, and is surrounded by glorious countryside. There is a village Primary school and a local shop in nearby Upper Rissington.
Bourton-on-the-Water is only 2.5 miles away and known for its picturesque High Street with the River Windrush that runs through the centre, also called the “Venice of the Cotswolds”. The village provides day-to-day amenities including a supermarket. Nearby is Daylesford Organic Farm Shop and more comprehensive facilities can be found in Cheltenham, Cirencester and Oxford.
Kingham provides a mainline station that runs into Oxford and London Paddington and is approximately 10 minutes drive.
Schooling in the area is outstanding including Rissington Primary and The Cotswold Academy in Bourton-on-the-Water. There are also a selection of private schools on offer in Cheltenham and Oxford.
Sporting facilities include racing at Cheltenham, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon; golf courses at Naunton Downs, Broadway and Burford. Plenty of walking is available locally including the Gloucestershire Way.