The Round Tower:former folly is now a spectacular Cotswolds home with swimming pool and servants' annex - on sale for £1.75 million

This two-bedroom tower with a glass modern extension offers the best mix of old and new...

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The Round Tower is an architectural mash-up of modern, sunken ground-floor living and 18th century hunting lodge. It had at one time been a windmill but also existed as a folly - a tower with no practical purpose - for many years.

It is on the market for £1.75 million – a price tag that also gets you the surrounding four acres of land and a beautiful swimming pool.

The main part of the house is half hidden from view with grass growing over the top of it.

It has been designed for open-plan living with a kitchen and dining room surrounded by glass doors which slide open onto a paved terrace and the pool.

The Round Tower's modern extension is designed for open-plan living with floor-to-ceiling windows that slide open to a paved patio and pool beyond (Through Strutt and Parker)

The Tower houses two round bedrooms and there is a roof terrace at the very top providing views of the breathtaking Cotswold countryside. There are a further two bedrooms in the main building, making it perfect for entertaining weekend guests. 

Electric gates open onto a gravelled driveway with a coach house containing a double garage and staff annex (complete with kitchen and sleeping quarters).

The property is about a mile from Cirencester and within easy reach by car of Bath, Bristol and Oxford. Direct rail services to London Paddington from Swindon take 55 minutes.

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