Über Todenham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56
Elegant Grade II Listed Georgian village house
? Three reception rooms ? Superb bespoke kitchen/breakfast room, laundry, pantry, cloakroom & cellars ? Six bedrooms and four bathrooms (three en suite), playroom/cinema room and bell tower ? Coach/guest house: Open living room and two/three bedrooms and two bathrooms ? Impressive formal gardens ? Paddocks and rural views Todenham Hall is a Grade II Listed former Georgian rectory with seventeenth century and earlier origins, with a classical façade and sash and rounded headed dormer windows. The property was the subject of extensive refurbishment in 2006 by a firm of well-respected local builders and provides extremely elegant and comfortable accommodation. Todenham Hall occupies a fine village position being partly elevated and set behind a Cotswold stone wall with access via secure electric gates.
The property fuses classicism with a fully integrated web-enabled multi media/entertainment system together with touch screen controls for heating, security, entertainment and mood lighting to all rooms. This can all be programmed to any specific requirement. There is underfloor heating throughout the main reception areas and kitchen and there is also an infrastructure for an anti-allergy air circulation system. Elegant and light throughout, the property has a mainly southerly aspect overlooking its own formal gardens.
The principal living accommodation is set out over three floors incorporating elegant reception rooms accessed off an impressive staircase hall. The reception rooms retain the period features expected in a property of this era and type. There is a fabulous bespoke kitchen built of seasoned Canadian maple with polished granite work surfaces, four oven Aga with companion module, an impressive range of ovens and polished limestone floor. The kitchen connects by means of sliding doors to a fully fitted laundry and a walk in larder/pantry.
The principal bedroom accommodation is set out over the first floor and is approached via an elegant sweeping staircase to a spacious galleried landing with large transom window. There is a charming master bedroom with a fine double aspect connecting through to an en suite bathroom with twin basins in a marble surround, large walk in shower, WC, bidet and panelled bath. There are two further first floor bedroom suites. A further staircase leads to the second floor accommodation briefly comprising a substantial cinema/playroom, three generous bedrooms, one with a separate WC and basin, and family bathroom. All second floor rooms have attractive dormer windows and delightful elevated aspects over parts of the village towards farmland.
The Coach House In addition to the principal house there is a substantial guest/coach house which was restored and enlarged in 2006. The coach house briefly comprises of a substantial living room with open fireplace and an attractive hall which is partly open to a well equipped kitchen/breakfast room with Aga. Set out over the first floor accessed from a part galleried landing are two excellent bedroom suites, the master having its own dressing room. There is a dedicated garden to the west.
Formal Gardens and Grounds The gardens at Todenham Hall lie to the south of the property and are well established and set within a framework of stone and brick walls and yew and mixed hedges. Adjacent to the property is a broad York stone terrace on two sides suitable for outside dining. Steps lead up to a raised level lawn flanked by clipped yew hedges, stone walls and mature specimen trees. Beyond is a formal rose garden with structured box hedging interspersed by pathways. To the east of this area is soft fruit caging covering strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries etc. There is a vine house against a wall housing a mature vine. Above the formal rose gardens is a walkway flanked by a stand of pollarded lime trees which protect the formal area from the paddocks. To the south-west there is an attractive Japanese ornamental water garden and an abundance of spring bulbs. To the west and behind the outbuildings is a formal kitchen garden. Throughout the grounds are a number of useful outbuildings including various garden stores, dog kennels, boiler house, summer house, implement stores and a potting shed. Lying to the north of the house is a two car garage, one with kitchen, fireplace and wood store together with a first floor office accessed via a flight of external stairs.
Paddocks Beyond the formal gardens are two interconnecting fields laid to permanent pasture and suitable for grazing. The fields can be accessed to the rear of the property by a track leading from Wolford Road.