Why settle for four walls when you can have eight?
The Folly in Halford, Shipston on Stour, is full of quirkily shaped spaces.
Six of the rooms are octagonal while several of the others are regular and irregular pentagons .
The stone built village house dates from the late 17th century and is Grade II listed.
Inside there are plenty of original features – from the ornate plaster ceilings and exposed beams down to the handsome fireplaces.
The entrance hall, with its tiled flooring and decorative plasterwork, sets the tone. As well as having a door into the property it also has double doors out to the garden.
On the ground floor, the octagonal drawing and sitting rooms have a traditional feel and beautiful sash windows with country views.
A latter addition is the kitchen with generous breakfast area overlooking the garden .
Next to it is a large utility and separate cold store.
A cloakroom features a butler’s pantry.
The staircase is as unconventional as the shape of the house, spiralling up to the first and second floors. A stained glass window casts it in a colourful light.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms across the two floors. There is also a bathroom, a washroom that could be turned into a bath/shower room, a box room and a large cupboard that could be used to create another bathroom, subject to planning permission.
Both the first and second floor offer fabulous views over the gardens and across to Tredington Spire.
The private gardens are a particularly attractive part of the property, lying mainly to the back and facing south-west.
It has been landscaped and has three tiers. The lower one has frontage to the River Stour. Formal gardens to the side of The Folly include topiary pathways.
Halford village is on the edge of the Cotswolds and is surrounded by South Warwickshire countryside. The village has a garage with a shop for everyday needs, a church and recently updated pub/restaurant.
AGENT: Knight Frank
TEL: 01789 297735
GUIDE PRICE: £875,000