Watledge House

Guide price £1,650,000


watledge house, watledge, nailsworth, gloucestershire, gl6 0au

a magnificent, detached grade ii listed georgian residence commanding a much-desired elevated setting on the outskirts of nailsworth with views across the town to the countryside beyond.

The Property

An impressive central Doric porch starts the journey into this wonderful and traditional period home. Double wooden doors adorning attractive blue stained-glass panels open into an inner porch with stone alcoves. The front door leads into an imposing reception hall where wooden floors, the staircase and access into the two principal reception rooms, the cellars and the rear lobby are located. Both reception rooms display the typical Georgian features, one also benefits from a contemporary wood burner within the fireplace and the other enjoys an open fireplace. The light rear lobby enjoys a partial vaulted ceiling, a flagstone floor with stone steps up to an arch door leading out onto the lane and access to the kitchen/breakfast room and snug. The snug, that is warmed by underfloor heating, has a splendid stone fireplace with a wood burner inset and built-in cupboards on either side. There is also a secondary kitchen with stairs up to a delightful vaulted double bedroom with ensuite. This section of the house can be used as separate guest accommodation when required. The traditional kitchen/ breakfast room also has a flagstone floor, large fireplace with aga inset, a period fitted dresser dominating one wall, in addition to other built- in cupboards. Conveniently a door leads into the dining room with further access into a side lobby. The orangery, formerly the stables, is a fabulous, vaulted reception room with a cobbled style floor, superb arched windows, the original mangers and a ladder leading up to a mezzanine area. The laundry room and cloakroom are also located at this end of the house. The two cellars have windows and good head height. The main boiler is situated here.

The first floor is home to the main bedroom suite enjoying views across the town to the hills beyond, an ornate fireplace with decorative tiles and a luxurious ensuite bathroom. There are two further double bedrooms, one also facing the front aspect, in addition to a family bathroom. A large window floods the staircase and landings with light. The top storey houses two double bedrooms and a home office all relishing in far reaching valley views. There is also another family bathroom and ladder access to the attic, great for storage.


The rear of the property sits on Watledge Lane denoted by gate piers and high walling. Either side of the house lies gated driveways with parking. The main drive leads over a cattle grid to a gravelled parking area with entry to the double garage which benefits from electric doors and an EV charging point. Between the garage and the house sits a useful outhouse used for storage. To the front the established landscaped tiered gardens are discovered with the centre of attention being an enclosed and rather spectacular raised sun terrace directly found in front of the property. Paths and steps meander in between wide flower and shrub borders leading down to the lower level where a flat lawn area can be enjoyed. The kitchen garden is currently lying dormant. A variety of trees and hedging can be seen throughout.

• Two Gated Driveways with Private Parking • Double Garage Outbuilding
• Sun Terrace
• Tiered Garden with Level Lawn & Kitchen Garden
• Plot approaching 1/2 an Acre

• Entrance Hall
• Drawing Room
• Dining Room
• Orangery
• Kitchen/Breakfast Room
• Snug
• Laundry Room
• Cloakroom
• Cellars
• Main Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom
• Five further Bedrooms
• Three Bathrooms
• Home Office

Guide price


Within easy reach:
Stroud 4.6 miles
Minchinhampton 2.4 miles
Cirencester 12.9 miles
Tetbury 7.5 miles
Cheltenham 18 miles
All distances are approximate


Watledge is a pretty lane dominated by period Cotswold homes, lying on the ‘sunny side’ of the Woodchester valley, on the outskirts of the much-desired market town of Nailsworth. Offering a wide selection of shops, restaurants and facilities including the award-winning delicatessen & bakery, Williams Food Hall and Hobbs bakery, as well as two supermarkets, the town offers something for everyone. The proximity of the A46 enables access to several major towns and routes including Bath and Bristol. Stroud, the principal urban centre locally, is where more extensive educational, shopping and leisure facilities are available including Stroud High and Marling Grammar schools and the twice weekly Farmer’s market. There are variety of independent schools in the area including The Acorn School in Nailsworth, Beaudesert Park School on Minchinhampton Common and Wycliffe College in Stonehouse. A main line railway station offering direct services to London (Paddington) can be found at Stroud and Kemble Railway stations. Above Nailsworth, approx. 1 mile away, is the Minchinhampton Common, 600 acres of open common land which offers opportunities for walking and golf. Not far away you will find the entrance to the Woodchester National Trust Park with its 5 lakes and wooded walks. Nailsworth is also home to the professional football club, ‘Forest Green Rovers’ who are claimed to be first ‘vegan’ football club.


Nailsworth Mill, now demolished, was an important clothier’s mill, owned at the beginning of 1800’s by a company known as ‘Heskins and Barnard’. Mr Heskins is believed to have built and lived at Watledge House, one of a handful of landmark homes in the area. The Georgian era runs from 1714 – 1830. During this period the elegant style was based on the classical architecture of Greece and Rome. The main characteristics are symmetrical form, balance, proportion, fenestration (window placement), multi-pane sash windows, corner quoins, high ceilings, cornicing and decorative ceiling roses. All of which can be witnessed in this outstanding residence.


Useful Information

Tenure: Freehold.
Postcode: GL6 0AU.
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.

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