Bownham, Brimscombe, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5

£2,250,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
This beautiful Georgian house occupies a truly stunning treetop position with complete privacy, wonderful views and exacting accommodation. Accessed down a long driveway the house is surrounded by its own land and offers a wonderful life/work balance with a large and welcoming house, established office/studio and a two storey cottage - ripe for conversion.

The original building is believed to date from the 17th Century with the majority of the house added in the 18th Century and displays a wonderful array of Georgian features and architecture. The two eras combine beautifully and are now seamlessly linked with a stunning interior complete with handmade fittings. As the house is not listed – allowing the owners to modernise the layout as well as the finish and all the principal rooms are well proportioned with a good flow and excellent access to the outside, a key feature of this house.

The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with an extensive range of handmade wooden units, complimented with a granite worktop. It is fully integrated with appliances and has a 4 oven gas AGA as well as summer cooking facilities and a large island with breakfast bar. There is a large utility room/boot room. The Shaker style kitchen is open through to the dining room and in turn onto one of the many terraces and then the garden. The triple aspect drawing room is a superb room. It was further extended in more modern times and displays an incredible picture window from which to enjoy the fine view. There are five sets of double Crittall doors all of which lead onto the terraced gardens offering a charming in/out style of living. The adjacent sitting room, again a double aspect room provides a more intimate and cosy snug or tv room.

The first floor has five individual bedrooms, all with stunning views. Four of these bedrooms also benefit from fitted wardrobes. There are two bathrooms, both enjoying Philippe Starck luxury bathroom suites.

Outbuildings

There is a two storey cottage near the main house. This is unconverted, but could be converted into additional accommodation (STPP). This also houses the pressurised water system and water softener for the main house.

The former Coach house and stables has been thoughtfully converted into a unique studio and office. It has large Crittell doors and internal lights providing a good natural light as well as a wood burner. There is also a toilet and first floor office space. There is a courtyard to the front.

The triple oak framed car port has its own gated entrance and a wonderful snug above, complete with wood burner and roof windows. Property Ref: STR200174

Situation

Situated on the edge of the 600 acres of Natural Trust land at Minchinhampton & Rodborough Common the house has stunning views over the 'Golden Valley' in the heart of the Cotswolds. This area is prized for its untouched beauty as well as excellent community spirit and local amenities. Nearby Minchinhampton (2.6 Miles) has an array of facilities including tea shops, convenience store and butchers. Stroud offers a larger array of shops including a Waitrose and the market town of Cirencester has regular markets.

There is extensive and well regarded schooling in the area with families able to choose from Beaudesert Park, Wycliffe School and Stroud High School.

Outside

The house is accessed via a long single track driveway providing access to this house alone. There are two gated access, one to the house and one to the carport and studio.

The house itself is completely private and is situated in the middle of its 1.73 acres. There are romantic 'cottage style' gardens around the house bursting with colour from the extensive beds and borders. There is a large terraced area of lawn as well as numerous patios and fruit cage. A meandering pathway links these areas. There are two interlinked paddocks and a separate paddock which surround the gardens and there is footpath providing access to Minichinhampton Common from one of the fields.

There is also a fenced tennis court and beautiful circular Well House.

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