The Mill House

Guide price £945,000


the mill house, puckshole, paganhill, paganhill, stroud, gl5 4bb

a detached, grade ii listed residence in a beautiful waterside setting with grounds and gardens of 0.69 acres, enjoying plentiful private parking and garage.

The Property

Hidden from view at the end of a sweeping driveway, within grounds of 0.69 acres lies this detached, grade ll listed period residence, in a pretty waterside setting. Rich in local history, The Mill House was originally known as ‘Puckshole Mill’ – thought to be a 17th century cloth mill built on Ruscombe Brook, and later a corn mill and also the farm house of Little Mill Farm. Now it is a well loved family home, boasting lawned gardens, river and meadow banks, plentiful parking and a Cotswold stone detached garage. The property is entered through a side door, approached down steps from the driveway. A tiled hallway welcomes you, with doors leading off to the sitting room, dining room, kitchen and cloakroom. A charming wooden staircase meanders to the first and second floors. The sitting room is bright and well proportioned, with wooden floor boards, period style windows allowing natural light to flood in, and a door opening on to the front lawn. An open fireplace provides a focal point, with built-in alcove shelving to each side. The kitchen can be found at the end of the hallway and is fitted with a range of wall and base units with spaces for appliances. The present owners secured listed building consent in October 2021 to build a single storey ‘garden room’ leading off from the kitchen, to provide more family space downstairs. From the kitchen, two steps lead down to the family dining room enjoying a sunny aspect and overlooking the garden. To complete the ground floor layout, there is a useful cloakroom, also utilised as a laundry space. Upon reaching the first floor, doors radiate from the landing to three double bedrooms and family bathroom. Two bedrooms boast exposed wooden floorboards and all three enjoy views over the gardens. The staircase continues up to the second floor where can be found three further double bedrooms overlooking the gardens (one of which is presently used as a sitting room) and a second bathroom.


The gardens and grounds of The Mill House are a stunning feature of the property, combining a level lawn, paved and decked terraces, and sloping meadow grass and wooded riverside banks, all providing a tranquil setting with many different areas to explore and enjoy. A driveway laid to Cotswold chippings leads down from the lane and sweeps around the front of the property. Ruscombe brook runs through the grounds from the northern boundary, flanked by natural wooded river bank. The brook enters the garden, beneath a paved terrace. This a lovely spot from which to sit and take in the idyllic setting. The brook flows southwards below the lawn to a further wild wooded area. A pretty meadow bank rises from the side of the house around to the rear, the bottom section retained by Cotswold stone walling. From the top, one can glimpse a view across the valley. A detached stone built garage can be found to one side of the property and a useful open fronted garden store is located across the drive. It should be noted that one neighbour enjoys access over the first part of the driveway to reach their property.

• Grade ll Listed Period Residence
• Two Reception Rooms
• Kitchen
• Cloakroom
• Six Double Bedrooms
• Two Bathrooms
• Plentiful Private Parking
• Stone Built Garage
• Gardens and Grounds of 0.69 Acres
• Pretty Waterside Setting

Guide price


Within easy reach:
Stroud Train Station 1.6 miles
M5 Motorway 5 miles
Gloucester 9.2 miles
Cheltenham 14.3 miles
Bristol 32.1 miles
All distances are approximate


Puckshole is a hamlet that lies between Paganhill and the village of Randwick, with the Ruscombe brook running through. Close-by can be found amenities including the grade ll listed Old Crown pub, and local mini supermarket. The house is approximately 1 mile away from some of the town’s most popular schools such as Randwick CoE, Foxmoor Primary and the grammar schools of Stroud High and Marling, so is an ideal location for a family. A very pleasant walk can be enjoyed to Stroud through the beautiful Stratford Park (56 acres including a leisure centre) and then on into Stroud Town which is a little over 1.5 miles away. Stroud offers a Waitrose, a weekly award-winning Farmers Market and range of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. The Five Valleys shopping centre offers an exciting range of market and food stalls. Roads radiate to the larger urban centres, travel being aided by the presence of the M5 west of Stonehouse. London (Paddington) is accessible within 90 minutes with train services passing through Stroud Railway Station.


Useful Information

Tenure: Freehold
Postcode: GL5 4BB
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 G and EPC rating

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