A handsome and substantial detached residence occupying a 1.1 acre plot in this sought-after village offering superb far reaching views and mature landscaped gardens. With modest origins, the house has been extended and improved over the centuries in keeping with the vernacular architecture of the times and now offers elegantly proportioned accommodation with many charming features including coursed and squared Cotswold stone elevations, stone mullion windows topped by drip mouldings and carved stone fire fireplaces.
The principal ground floor accommodation is focussed around a spacious reception hall and is comprised of a double aspect sitting room with open fireplace and oak flooring, a dining room with door to the gardens, a cosy family room that also has a door opening to the gardens and a kitchen/breakfast room fitted with a range of maple-fronted wall and base units. A conservatory runs along the southern elevation overlooking the swimming pool whilst a wine cellar, pantry, utility room and cloakroom complete the ground floor accommodation. On the first floor the principal bedroom offers delightful views down the Painswick Valley and benefits from an en suite bathroom with twin basins and a separate shower enclosure. The guest bedroom has an en suite bathroom whilst three further bedrooms have the use of a generous family bathroom. There is an office on the first floor with two further occasional bedrooms situated on the top floor, one of which gives access to an eaves storage room.
Painswick, the “Queen of the Cotswolds”, is a thriving community nestling in a delightful Cotswolds setting. Largely constructed from locally quarried stone, the town has many beautiful buildings dating back as far as the 14th Century. Painswick Churchyard is famous for its impressive array of table tombs and its 99 yew trees about which folklore holds that if a 100th should grow the devil will pull it out. There are several local shops, galleries, tearooms and restaurants in the village along with a pharmacy, doctor and dentist surgeries and two public houses whilst the surrounding towns provide a comprehensive range of social, recreational and retail amenities to suit all tastes and budgets.
The Village offers a playgroup and primary school (within approximately 200m) with secondary schools in the surrounding towns including Marling School (boys), Stroud High School (girls) and Pate’s (mixed) grammar schools with independent schools including Beaudesert Park School and Wycliffe College in Stroud, Dean Close, Cheltenham College and Cheltenham Ladies College in Cheltenham and Kings School in Gloucester.
Recreational opportunities include tennis, rugby, bowls and cricket clubs with many other groups meeting at the Painswick Centre. In the wider area, events include polo at Edgeworth and Cirencester Park, racing at Prestbury Park, eventing at Gatcombe and sailing at the Cotswold Water Park, together with shooting and fishing on local estates. Cheltenham plays host to a series of festivals throughout the year embracing topics ranging from racing to literature and music to science.
The gardens are a particular attraction of the property with extensive level lawns to the front and rear of the house bordered by tall beech and evergreen hedges and dry stone walls. A paved terrace runs along the east elevation and offers a delightful environment for al fresco entertaining. The heated open air swimming pool is afforded privacy and shelter by mature shrub hedges and is surrounded by a wide terrace with ample room for sun loungers and chairs.
A gravelled driveway will lead to the house where there is ample room for parking and turning several vehicles with further access to the side of the house leading to a double garage with storage room over. (agent’s note: The driveway is currently under construction).
Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.