This handsome Cotswold stone village home was designed and built in the 1980’s. Since construction useful alterations have created further versatile living space, providing accommodation on three sides of an attractive central courtyard.
The main entrance is through a porch into a welcoming hall with practical coat hanging cupboards. An arch leads into an open inner hall with access to the wider than average staircase and further access into the dining room. This dual aspect room has a delightful vista across the valley and onto the rear terrace, and leads into the kitchen/breakfast room. Backing onto the rear of the house and fitted with a selection of wall and base units with appliances such as Range Master cooker, and dishwasher, this room benefits from underfloor heating and a utility area where the main boiler is housed along with the water softener. A cloakroom is also found here along with a door to an inner hallway which provides a second front entrance to the property as well as the rear door to the terrace. A step up into an inner hall leads to a large light and airy family/games room with adjacent storeroom housing the second boiler. Above there is a large double bedroom with ensuite shower room. This whole separate area could become an independent annexe for a parent or teenager, or even Air B&B.
The principal and rather splendid dual aspect drawing room is located on the other side of the house with an impressive fireplace at one end with a much-loved wood burner, windows benefiting from a valley view and French doors opening out into the courtyard. Upstairs in the main house, the bedrooms are found in an L shaped format on two different levels. One of the double bedrooms sits at the end of the landing and benefits from fitted wardrobes and a built-in dressing table in addition to a delightful dual aspect with views of the valley on one side and the courtyard on the other. The adjacent bedroom is currently utilised as a home office, and it too has far reaching valley views. A cloakroom is sited at the top of the stairs on the first level. Up a few more stairs and the second wing of bedrooms are found. Here the main bedroom suite with fitted wardrobes and an ensuite shower room enjoy a dual aspect across the valley and onto the rear terrace. The fourth bedroom is positioned at the end of the wide landing along with the family bathroom. This appealing country home in a very popular village has flexible accommodation especially suited to family life.
Services: Septic tank, mains water and electricity.
Oil fired central heating.
High Speed Broadband is connected with BT and Gigaclear.
Access is off the village lane, down a privately owned drive behind double wooden gates. The enclosed grounds are centred around an attractive sunken courtyard with further gardens to the front, side and rear. A lawned area lies to the front, with a delightful pavilion style summer house, and stretches around one side of the property to a patio area with steps down to a pedestrian gated entrance onto the village lane. The rear terrace is a productive area with raised beds of flowers, fruit and veg. Various storage sheds and the oil tank are tucked off this section. To the front a gravelled drive provides private parking for several vehicles. Throughout the grounds there are a variety of trees, shrubs, hedging and flowers to be enjoyed and a small sunken pond.
• Courtyard Garden
• Rear Patio with Raised Beds
• Various Sheds
• Gated Drive with Parking for Several Cars
• Dining Room
• Kitchen/Breakfast Room
• Drawing Room
• Family/Games Room
• Two Bedrooms with Ensuites
• Three Further Bedrooms
• Family Bathroom
Frampton Mansell is a highly desirable Cotswold village located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between the towns of Cirencester and Stroud.
The village benefits from various places to meet up and to make new friendships. The Crown Inn provides a traditional and welcoming atmosphere, and there is an active village hall offering a selection of clubs and societies, also the stunning St Luke’s church enjoys regular services.
The nearby ‘Jolly Nice’ farm shop is a popular choice with both locals and visitors, providing an award-winning butcher, and café. For families, there is a wide choice of independent and state schools within the local area, including a C of E Primary School in neighbouring Sapperton with further primary schools in the villages of Chalford and Rodmarton. Other popular choices include Stroud High and Marling Grammar schools located in Stroud, and the independent schools of Beaudesert Park School positioned on Minchinhampton Common and Wycliffe College in Stonehouse. A plethora of footpaths provide great opportunity to embrace the surrounding Cotswold countryside including the beautiful Golden Valley, believed to have been named by Queen Victoria.
The impressive Frampton Mansell viaduct in the valley, influenced by Brunel, is an historic monument to the industrial past with steam trains periodically winding their way through the valley and over the viaduct. Nearby, the disused Thames Severn canal is located; this was paramount to the success of the rich weaving history in the local area. Cirencester and Stroud offer extensive shopping, commercial and recreational facilities, both with Leisure centres, a choice of supermarkets including Waitrose and a range of independent retailers. Stroud and Cirencester boast weekly farmers markets. Stroud and Kemble Railway Stations provide a direct line into London Paddington. Recreational opportunities are in abundance and include two golf courses at Minchinhampton, polo at Cirencester Park and gliding at Aston Down. World class eventing takes place at nearby Gatcombe Park.
Postcode: GL6 8JE.
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: Cotswold District Council. Council Tax Band G and EPC rating E.
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