Georgian grandeur in this secluded country estate with excellent equestrian facilities

What: Holcombe House is a spectacular Grade II listed country estate, with equestrian facilities, set within around nine acres of wooded grounds, and offering excellent outriding opportunities on its doorstep.

Where: Holcombe Glen, between Nailsworth and Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire.

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Inside: The house has been extensively modernised, and is beautifully appointed to a high standard throughout, with its grand proportions complemented by elegant décor. The accommodation extends to over 5,000 square feet over four floors, including cellars with wine storage, and a large attic. On the ground floor, there are three reception rooms, a farmhouse-style kitchen, boot room and WC, while the first floor is home to the principle bedroom, with adjoining dressing room and bath/shower room, and five further bedrooms, one with an en suite, and two family bathrooms.

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Outside: Approached by a long driveway, the house sits within beautifully landscaped gardens, including expansive lawns, woodland and terraces. The equestrian facilities, which are situated together just a short distance from the house, are a particular highlight, and encompass an Olympic size menage, suitable for high level dressage, paddocks, a stable block, separate barn and store.

How much: Guide price of £2,95m.

Find out more: Call Tom Waltham at Savills Cirencester on 01285 627 550.

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Lying within the Stroud Valley and dating back to the 12th century, Nailsworth has become part of the Cotswold tourist trail, though visitors attracted to its past may find its locals live very much in the present. 

READ MORE: Why you should move to Nailsworth


Four miles south of Stroud, but a world away from the tourist trail, Minchinhampton is quieter than many of the Cotswold towns. Its outstanding features include the Market House with its stone columns, and a church with a crown-topped spire, while the town’s independent shops, such as the butcher’s and upmarket bridal boutique, have gained it renown beyond the region.

READ MORE: An illustrated guide to Minchinhampton