A stunning grade II listed Tudor house set in 2 acres of its own land in an elevated and private location. Unusually for a house of this age, it has an abundance of light as it has large windows maximizing the spectacular views.
The house has large stone mullion windows, flagstone and wooden floors, stone spiral staircase, inglenook fireplaces, bread oven and beamed ceilings. It has a large open plan kitchen, with larder and large dining table as well as two living rooms both with wood burning stoves. The bathroom has recently been renovated, and the en suite is brand new. There is a Utility/hall with a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a brand new oil fired central heating system in the house.
The house itself sits in approximately 2 acres of its own land mainly laid to lawn with well stocked borders and pretty orchard with apple, pear, walnut, plum and sweet chestnut trees. This property is surrounded by hilly countryside with deep valley's whose green slopes are a patchwork of small fields, hedgerows and woodland, this is the same valley as Laurie Lee wrote about in Cider with Rosie. Laurie Lee lived in the local village. A long winding drive leads to the property. The garden is mostly south facing with breathtaking views down the valley. Due to its location it has uninterrupted views. It is believed to be the oldest building in the valley and has various architectural features.
The owner lives inconspicuously in the grounds of the property (separate access), in a location completely removed from house and gardens. An ideal property when visiting the Cotswolds for events in the Cheltenham area, such as the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Charming tudor holiday home, 4 bedrooms, sleeps 11 people. Holiday lets and short stays welcome.
The nearest town is Stroud which is approximately 4 miles away. Stroud is the nearest mainline railway station and is a 90 minute journey from London Paddington, the nearest airport is Bristol which is approximately 53 miles away. Use of a car is essential as the nearest village shop is in Painswick which is approximately 2 miles away, Stroud which is aprox. 4 miles away has a waitrose, Sainsbury’s and a Tesco’s, opening times and post codes all supplied in the guest’s welcome pack on or before arrival.
The local village, where Laurie Lee lived, it has a very popular local pub approx 1 mile away, which serves excellent food and a wide selection of local ales and has a beer garden with amazing views, also dog friendly.
Cheltenham which is a stunning regency spa town, very pretty lots of good shopping is approx: 13 miles away , Gloucester (Gloucester cathedral where parts of Harry Potter was filmed) approx 10 miles, Bristol (nearest large city) 53 miles.
In Stroud you will find a Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and a Tesco’s. There are lots of good local pubs and Chinese and Indian takeaways as well as lots of pizza places. The farmers market on a Saturday morning is well worth taking a look at (it has won a national award)with lots of organic fruit and veg stalls, homemade crafts, local produced produce, cheeses, honey, doughnuts soaps etc. There is a local flea market on a Friday morning in Stroud (the shambles) which sells lots of second hand fabrics and bric a brac, as well as a well stocked organic fruit and veg stall, which is also very good.