An 'Entertaining' TOTALLY RESTORED Arts and Crafts House of unique design with potential for 5 bedrooms set in an enchanting woodland location.
LOT 1 - The Thatched House and Gardens - All in About 0.65 Acres
LOT 2 - Artist's Studio and Workshop - Available by Separate Negotiation - All in About 0.79 Acres
The Thatched House is an outstanding Listed house that has been carefully and sympathetically restored by the current owners, to an exacting standard, retaining many original period features, whilst also introducing a natural blend of contemporary design and space. The extensive renovations have utilised renowned craftsman and specialist materials throughout. It stands in an elevated position overlooking lovely gardens in an idyllic valley setting. The Thatched House is Grade II Listed and situated in a Conservation Area and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The ground floor offers generous and elegant reception rooms comprising a reception hall with original spiral staircase rising to first floor landing. An impressive drawing room with large fireplace with wood burning stove, stairs to library / study and further door to a cosy sitting room with original hand carved cornicing. The kitchen / dining room with bespoke designed oak book-end veneer units is a superb space for entertaining, especially with the Oak framed window allowing a wealth of light and wonderful views overlooking the private gardens to the front. The media room is a wonderful space suitable for a variety of uses with vaulted ceiling, original flagstone floor which has underfloor heating and LPG fire. There is also a study / bedroom, utility room, and a cloakroom all located on the ground floor. Accessed externally is the laundry room with water-softener and a further cloakroom.
On the first floor, a landing leads to the master bedroom which affords a stylish en suite fitted glass bathroom with glorious views over the gardens and beyond. A further double bedroom with impressive full height leaded windows leads off the landing as well as an exquisite marble shower room. A dressing room / nursery with generous built-in wardrobes is located off the landing with a window to the side of the house. Bordering the gravelled driveway with ample parking and to the rear of the house is a detached garage (former cottage) with sliding up and over doors, concrete floors with electricity / alarm connected. To the side of the house foundations and services have been put in place for a studio / annex. Suitable for a variety of uses this would provide additional versatility to the accommodation.
The stunning gardens have been very well designed throughout with huge care and attention for 'structure' creating maximum impact versus low maintenance and provide wonderful colour and splendour throughout the year. The interestingly and well stocked borders contrast well with the different areas of the gardens. The flowering herbaceous borders have been under planted with a mass of spring bulbs. The gardens are a balance of formal and informal with individual 'rooms' contrasting well with the varying terraced levels.
The Thatched House is situated in a peaceful setting, surrounded by beautiful countryside and woodland. Stroud, well known for its arts and crafts as well as its weekly farmer's markets, is only 7 miles away. The area is well served by two state grammar schools as well as Wycliffe College (Stonehouse) and Beaudesert Preparatory School (Minchinhampton), Westonbirt Schools, Cheltenham College and Cheltenham Ladies College. Stroud has good transport links with London Paddington, only 90 minutes by train.
The Roman town of Cirencester (7 miles) provides an excellent choice of everyday shops and other amenities. Shopping in Cirencester is highly regarded. Off the main streets there are many interesting back lanes with specialist shops, particularly Black Jack Street. On the outskirts of the town are two supermarkets (Waitrose and Tesco) as well as an A & E Hospital. Cheltenham Spa provides an extensive range of shopping and recreational facilities. It also plays host to a number of annual festivals including literature, classical music and jazz, science, cricket and of course the National Horse Racing Festival.
Road communications via the A419 / A417 dual carriageway give good access to Junction 15 (M4) at Swindon and Junctions 11a and 13 (M5) at Gloucester. Kemble Station is about 7 miles away providing regular direct rail services to London-Paddington, taking about 75 minutes. The main regional centres include Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bristol, Swindon and Oxford, all of which are within daily commuting distance. Bristol, Southampton, Birmingham and Heathrow airports (86 miles) are all just over one and a quarter hour driving away.
The Cotswolds are renowned for country pursuits and there are many enjoyable walks in the area together with an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways with excellent riding. Polo is played regularly at Cirencester Park. Golf courses are found at Minchinhampton and Cirencester; racing at Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon; with theatres at Oxford and Cheltenham. A variety of water sports are available at the Cotswold Water Park near South Cerney.
From Cirencester take the A419 towards Stroud. After about 4 miles bear right to Sapperton and continue on this road through the village and straight ahead down the hill. After passing the Daneway Pub on your right, bear immediately left to Bisley. Continue on this road for about 1 mile and into the hamlet of Tunley. At the bottom of the hill and before the left-hand bend, take a right-hand turning (signposted Edgeworth and Miserden) going up the hill. Continue along this lane for approximately 200 yards taking the right hand turn on an unmarked lane climbing to The Thatched House.
Cirencester 7 miles, Stroud 7 miles, Tetbury 11 miles, Cheltenham 13 miles, Kemble Railway Station 7 miles (London Paddington 75 minutes) , Stroud Railway Station (London Paddington 90 minutes) (all distances and times are approximate)