A beautifully presented family home, in A peaceful rural setting with wonderful views, not far from painswick and convenient for gloucester and the M5 motorway
Entrance Hall, Living Room, Sitting Room, Family Room, Study, Gym, Kitchen, Breakfast Room, Utility, Cloakroom, 6 Bedrooms (4 with Ensuite and one with shower and basin), Family Bathroom, private Driveway, rectangular plot of 0.4 acre, Viewing Deck, well stocked Garden, Vegetable Garden, Potting Shed, Workshop
Yew Tree Cottage complements its glorious surroundings. Immaculately presented, it has been sympathetically extended and is ideal for a large family or someone wishing to generate an income from holiday lets or B&B. Set in a generous rectangular plot of just over 0.4 of an acre, the cottage sits in an elevated position and faces east/west. The eye is immediately taken by an impressive entrance hall which extends the length of the building (it was two properties originally and still has front and rear staircase). The formal reception rooms, a cloakroom and a room used as a gym are at the front, a family room and office in the middle and the living space at the rear. This comprises a well appointed kitchen with Aga, utlilty room and a spectacular vaulted oak-framed breakfast room, from which to appreciate the views. The kitchen and conservatory benefit from flagstone flooring with underfloor heating. All but one of the six bedrooms upstairs have shower rooms ensuite and there is a spacious family bathroom. The gated driveway accommodates several cars and there is an extensive decking area with an entertainment area and lovely private garden to the rear with level lawns, well stocked borders, an area for vegetables with a cedar greenhouse and a substantial workshop/potting shed.
Harescombe is a small scattered farming community with a very pretty 14th Century church just across the way from Yew Tree Cottage. Set in a natural bowl, the cottage overlooks a green tableau of small fields divided by thick hedgerows dotted with ancient oak trees. Quiet and peaceful (access is down sunken country lanes with minimal passing traffic), the surprise is to find the cottage is within 20 minutes of Gloucester (schools and mainline railway station) and 15 minutes off Junction 12 of the M5 motorway for accessing Bristol or the West Midlands. Historic Painswick, is 10 minutes drive with good local services and Stroud, the administrative centre for the District has a major Waitrose plus three other supermarkets and a mainline railway station (London Paddington circa 90 minutes). There are lovely walks including the Cotswold Way, opportunities to keep a horse at livery and fishing lakes nearby. The essence of living at Yew Tree Cottage is the opportunity to enjoy the glorious pastoral views with deer, foxes and rabbits seen in the adjacent fields, buzzards circling lazily overhead and a constantly changing vista as the seasons progress.
The property is located by leaving Stroud on the A46 in the direction of Gloucester and Cheltenham, branching left at the junction signposted Gloucester. Continue through Edge and down the hill, straight over the first roundabout and then turn left at the next roundabout, just after Fagin's Public House, signposted to Haresfield. Follow this road for approximately 1 mile and turn left, signposted to Harescombe. Continue for less than half a mile and at the first fork by the farm, bear left and continue for approximately half a mile; on passing the village hall on your left, turn almost immediately right up a hill and Yew Tree Cottage is the first house on the left.
The property is situated within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.