Cotswold Lodge

Guide price £1,750,000

cotswold lodge, brownshill, stroud, gloucestershire gl6 8ag

cotswold lodge is a very special family home set within extensive gardens and located within a hillside hamlet between the cotswold towns cirencester and stroud.

The Property

An imposing country residence believed to date back to the 19th century offering wellproportioned and versatile accommodation.
The owners have created an outstanding family home incorporating elegance and quality with 21st century style. On entry a welcoming reception hall opens into a traditional hallway with an imposing staircase centrally located. The heart of this property is the magnificent 25’8” x 20’3” open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room with windows and doors to two aspects, front and rear. The stylish fitted kitchen is divided from the rest of the room by a large central island. Off the kitchen is a practical boot room/utility.
The principal reception rooms are located at the far end of house. The sophisticated south-facing drawing room with its square bay window is flooded with natural light and enjoys a delightful view across the sun terrace and garden to the hills beyond.

A pleasant focal point is the stone fireplace with an open ‘jet master’ fire. The dining room boasts an exposed Cotswold stone open fireplace offering a warming ambience to the dining experience. Off this room, the snug is located, enjoying a south-westerly aspect the room is equally flooded with light. Features include a square bay window, a dual aspect and an open fire this time with ornate tiles and wooden surround. A study and cloakroom are also found on the ground floor. From the floor plan you will see another sizable kitchen/dining room formally connected to the main house through the kitchen/ breakfast/family room. Benefiting from its own access, along with a large family/ games room above and a double bedroom with bathroom, the accommodation is The rather grand staircase with its impressive window lead to the upstairs accommodation with a lengthy landing that enjoys an ornate fireplace. The beautiful main bedroom enjoys two sash windows to the side aspect both with far reaching views, an ornate fireplace and a luxurious ensuite bathroom with separate shower cubicle, dual hand basins, cast iron roll top bath and ornate fireplace. There are four further bedrooms and a contemporary family bathroom. The first-floor layout offers great flexibility with a door on the landing offering the possibility of division if required. As previously mentioned, there is an extra double bedroom with bathroom in addition to the family/games room on this first level.
ideally designed for a dependent relative or Nanny.

Outside

Approached through gate stone pillars onto a gravelled drive with parking for several cars. There is planning permission to build a two-bay carport – for further information go to Stroud district council planning website and quote S.19/2306/HHOLD.

The enclosed grounds are a huge asset with majority having been split into two separate gardens areas: one section to the front and north side and the other to the south side of the house. The owners commissioned a landscaping plan which over the years they have started to complete; presently the front garden is mainly laid to a level lawn with a screened area tucked up in one corner, housing raised vegetable beds and a line of young pleached trees and petanque court. In the opposite corner is a wooded area with a tree house, a rustic ground firepit and pathways, a perfect place for kids to explore or maybe raise hens if looking for the good life. There is a paved terraced directly in front of the kitchens which leads to a covered utilitarian area, for storing logs and the lawn mower. The south garden enjoys a wonderful sun terrace with steps down to a further lawned area and summer house.  The plot backs onto a neighbouring field.  On the east side at the rear is an easy to maintain garden that has been especially designed for alfresco dining to enjoy the early morning sun. Throughout the grounds there is a splendid selection of trees.

  • Reception hall
  • Kitchen/breakfast/family room
  • Drawing room
  • Snug Dining room
  • A secondary kitchen/dining room
  • Games/family room
  • Boot room/utility
  • Two cloakrooms
  • Main bedroom with ensuite bathroom
  • Guest suite with ensuite bathroom
  • Four further bedrooms
  • Family bathroom

Guide price

£1,750,000

Landscaped gardens
Private terraces
Woodland
Parking and planning permission to build a two-bay carport.
Total plot measures 1.38 acres

Situation

Brownshill is a hamlet falling within the Parish of Chalford and lies between the villages of Chalford and Bussage. Encircled by rolling Cotswold countryside, the neighbouring vicinity offers a pre-school nursery, several primary schools, Parish Church and a variety of pubs. Frith Wood is a local nature reserve with paths leading through an ancient forest to the local Tesco Metro, Boots pharmacy and Frithwood Doctors surgery.  Bussage Playing Field is less than 0.25 mile from the property. Thomas Keble School is the nearest state secondary school found in Eastcombe village, whilst nearby Stroud High and Marling Grammar schools are also popular choices.  Independent schools in the region include Wycliffe College in Stonehouse and Beaudesert Park school on Minchinhampton common. Scenic routes lead through Cotswold countryside to the major centres of Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cirencester and Stroud. Main line railway services run from Stroud and Kemble Railway providing direct links with London (Paddington) in under 90 minutes. The A419 in the valley below links the towns of Stroud and Cirencester where more comprehensive facilities are found. West of Stroud there is a junction of the M5, and south of Swindon the M4 is accessible.

Directions

From the Cirencester direction turn right up Old Neighbourhood just before Christ Church and from the Stroud direction turn left up Old Neighbourhood just after Christ Church. On the second bend turn off left into Skaiteshill and continue until the road junction at the top of the hill. Turn right up Brownshill lane and where the lane forks take the lower road and continue on until the road meets up again with the higher lane. The drive to the property will be seen on your righthand side.

Floorplan

Useful Information

Tenure: Freehold.
Postcode: GL6 8AG.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment through Whitaker Seager.
Fixtures and Fittings: Some mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale.  All others are specifically excluded but may be made available by separate negotiation.
Local Authorities: Stroud District Council. Council Tax Band G and EPC rating D.

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