Walking is by far the most popular recreational sporting activity in the UK, with 41% of adults regularly walking for leisure at least twice a month, according to Sport England’s latest Active Lives report. There are 15 official National Trails in England and Wales through some of our most beautiful landscapes, including the Cotswold Way, which begins and ends in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. Lying adjacent to a number of other trails Chipping Campden is a rambler’s paradise, and there are now just two five-bedroom houses remaining to purchase in the town as part of Spitfire Bespoke Homes’ popular Cotswold Collection.
The Cotswold Collection currently comprises five new homes developments by Spitfire Bespoke Homes, including The Mill and The Rise, both of which are situated in Chipping Campden and have just one house available at each site.
Approached through stone piers, The Rise features eight individually designed properties set either side of a traditional lane, while The Mill is made up of eleven houses designed around a village green. Each development is within easy walking distance of Chipping Campden’s excellent amenities, and surrounded by beautiful countryside. Both of the remaining houses are built using Cotswold stone sourced from local quarries to reflect the distinctive Cotswold Vernacular, while benefitting from Spitfire’s luxurious specification internally.
Mark Johnson of Knight Frank comments: “Chipping Campden embodies the very best of the Cotswolds, with historic architecture, rolling countryside and a cosmopolitan feel. The Mill and The Rise have both proved exceptionally popular with buyers, offering an unusual opportunity to purchase a home that blends traditional Cotswold style with contemporary, bright interiors. We would strongly recommend any interested potential purchasers hurry to view the last two remaining homes to avoid disappointment.”
The remaining two houses are both spacious five-bedroom detached homes designed with families in mind, with large open-plan kitchen/family rooms, complete with bi-fold doors to maximise light and space. The ground floors also include a separate formal living room, ideal for entertaining, a study and utility room. In both houses the first and second bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, and three of the five bedrooms have fitted wardrobes.
The homes boast Spitfire’s signature specification, with a hand-painted solid oak kitchen, featuring quartz worktops, glass splashbacks and Siemens integrated appliances. Meanwhile the bathrooms are fitted with contemporary white sanitary ware by Villeroy and Boch, with high-quality polished chrome fittings by Hansgrohe.
Known as the ‘Jewel of the North Cotswolds’, Chipping Campden is a small, historic market town with an elegantly terraced high street dating mainly from the 14th to 17th centuries. Characterised by its attractive honey-coloured limestone buildings, it offers a sophisticated selection of shops, pubs and restaurants.
Offering excellent road and rail connections, the M42 and M5 are all easily accessible and regular train services operate from nearby Honeybourne and Moreton-in-Marsh, which are both just a 15-minute drive from Chipping Campden, transporting passengers into London’s Paddington Station in under two hours. Birmingham airport is also located just under an hour’s drive away, providing easy access for travel further afield.
Chipping Campden is an ideal place to raise a family, with two primary schools rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, and Chipping Campden Secondary School, which has been rated ‘Outstanding’. A further selection of both state and public primary and secondary schools are available in nearby Moreton-in-Marsh, Stratford-upon-Avon and Cheltenham.
Plot 17 at The Mill is currently available for £950,000. Plot 5 at The Rise is on the market for £975,000. For further information, visit www.spitfirepg.co.uk or contact selling agents Knight Frank on Tel: 01789 206967.