Laurel Cottage

Guide price £699,950

laurel cottage, brownshill, stroud, gl6 8ag

a detached and extended period home, with enclosed private garden, versatile accommodation and large detached garage.

The Property

A detached and extended period home, tucked away in the pretty Cotswold village of Brownshill, boasting great privacy, with a commemorative stone dating the cottage at 1895. Originally a modest home, the property has been enlarged in more recent history to create a versatile family home, designed to offer the option of a bedroom on the ground floor if desired. Set behind Cotswold stone walling and hedging, the main entrance opens into a beautiful conservatory with tiled floor and central heating, currently used as a formal dining room. From here doors open to the original sitting room and downstairs shower room. The sitting room is a pretty room, warmed by a woodburning stove, set within a period fireplace. From here stairs rise to the first floor and access is gained to a study/4th bedroom. The kitchen has been fitted with shaker style cabinets, granite worktops, a breakfast bar and range cooker. Forming part of the original cottage, built in shelving open to the adjoining room has been created in place of the original doorway. An opening leads into the bright family room, enjoying a double aspect outlook, French doors open to the garden whilst a window to the front adds further light. A fireplace offers a focal point. As illustrated by the floorplan, the downstairs study with adjoining kitchenette and shower room offers excellent work space or further living/bedroom accommodation if required. Three bedrooms are located on the first floor, two are served by a family shower room, with bedroom three enjoying French doors opening to a decked balcony with stairs down to the garden. Bedroom two is a double bedroom with wardrobe storage and wash basin. The main suite on the other side of the staircase is particularly luxurious; a large ensuite bathroom with free standing bath, large shower enclosure and built in storage, leads onto a double bedroom with built in wardrobes. Gas central heating.

Outside

Set behind a Cotswold stone wall and hedging, Laurel Cottage is tucked away and enjoys great privacy. Parking is located in front and to the side of a large garage, which in turn offers internal tandem parking and a utility area. Windows to the side elevation of the garage with removeable shutters, as well as a window to the rear elevation mean that the building can be flooded with light should the next owner wish to use the space as a studio. A loft above the garage offers great storage. Double gates with a lockable pedestrian gate open to an enclosed courtyard that could be utilised as further private parking if required. Cotswold stone walls offer an attractive backdrop to the garden. Flower borders, an apple tree and raised pond all offer further interest to the outside space. There is room for outside dining

• Sitting room
• Kitchen opening into family room
• Conservatory
• Study/ground floor bedroom with adjoining kitchenette and shower room
• Main bedroom suite with luxurious ensuite bathroom
• 2 further bedrooms
• Shower room
• Enclosed and private garden
• Large tandem garage with utility area and loft storage
• Parking

Guide price

£699,950

Within easy reach:
Stroud - 4.6 miles
Kemble Railway Station - 9.6 miles
Cirencester - 12 miles
Gloucester - 14 miles
Cheltenham - 15 miles
Bath - 31 miles
Bristol - 34 miles

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 Express, Boots pharmacy and Frithwood Doctors surgery. Bussage Playing Field is a short stroll away. 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.

Floorplan

Useful Information

Tenure: Freehold
Postcode: GL6 8AG
Viewing: Strictly by appointment through Whitaker Seager.
Fixtures and Fittings: Only those items mentioned are included. All other items are specifically excluded, although some may be available by separate negotiation if required.
Local Authorities: Stroud District Council. Council Tax Band E and EPC rating D

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