Dell Farm House is a Grade II-listed 17th-century pile with five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a rear wing that, according to the estate agent’s particulars, ‘could be easily used as a staff flat if needed’.
Beyond the garden, which was ‘landscaped by Chelsea RHS Gold winners’ and includes terraced lawns, extensive herbaceous borders, lavender hedging and a heated ‘pavilion’ that seats eight, you will find ‘the open countryside and woodland’ of Gloucestershire and ‘some of the most scenic walks in the Cotswolds’.
Indoors are stone fireplaces, wood-burning stoves, an Aga (of course) along with an old well ‘complete with lighting’.
Altogether, a property ‘full of charm with wonderful views’ in a ‘recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.
The lucky owner, Steve Dechan, snapped it up for around £1.5 million this summer, about the same time he spent another £250,000 on a holiday home in Cornwall, before giving £50,000 to help his elderly parents buy a place in Exeter. He also owns a £350,000 home in nearby Stroud, where he previously lived.