Constructed in 2009, this much-loved detached home was designed with meticulous attention to detail by the owners. Their vision was to create a ‘cottage style home’ with character features that would be extremely energy efficient, and they achieved this in droves. Vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, French oak flooring and staircase, Tetbury limestone flooring, Tetbury limestone fireplaces with wood burning stoves are some of the attributes to highlight which beautifully compliment the eco-friendly thermal and solar panels giving it an energy performance rating of ‘B’.
Every corner of this village house has been well-thought out also with quality in mind so unless you take an internal tour you simply will not appreciate quite how fabulous the property and its surroundings are.
The attractive open porch denotes the entry into the property. First impressions, set the scene, as the entrance hall has a vaulted ceiling giving it a sense of style and ambience. On this level the main bedroom with built in wardrobes, a dual aspect and ensuite are located, along with the guest’s bedroom enjoying an ensuite and cupboard. The third double bedroom sits in between and uses the well-appointed family bathroom. Every bedroom benefits from outstanding far reaching countryside views, vaulted ceilings and wooden floors with underfloor heating. The bathroom and the ensuites also profit from underfloor heating as do the rest of the house.
Downstairs you find the living accommodation. The heart of the home is the centrally based kitchen/dining/family room with French doors opening onto the paved sun terrace making it a superb place to entertain. The handmade kitchen with central island was made by Woodchester Cabinet Makers and well-planned storage with built-in appliances. A central and structural English oak timber help divide the different areas within the room. Either side of the impressive fireplace and wood burner there are handmade display cabinets and storage cupboards. The Tetbury limestone flooring runs through into the utility, inner hall and cloakroom. Also enjoying the fantastic views from the dual aspect, is the sitting room and Study, both are blessed with oak flooring. The sitting room’s main focal point is the Tetbury limestone fireplace with wood burner, along with the handmade bespoke shelving and cupboards. The utility is fitted with a range of base units, Belfast sink and two large cupboards: one for storage and the other is acts as ‘mission control’ for the water softener, boiler, pressurized water tank, thermal panel controls and electrics. Stepping out of the utility, you will find an enclosed boot room giving dry access for those wet evenings to the log store.
The grounds are an enormous highlight with stunning wild meadow planting throughout principally created with wildlife in mind, especially the bees.
Double wooden five bar gates marks the entrance to the blocked paved drive which sweeps down to the entrance of the house and the detached garage with a charging point. The oil tank is discreetly hidden, close to the entrance. Further parking is located at the top of the bank with steps down. To the side sits an elevated patio especially positioned for the early morning sun and incredible vista. The most recent addition are the vegetable beds, closely positioned near the green house and shed.
The paved sun terrace runs the full width of the house with well stock wide flower beds directly in front. Most of the gardens slope down to the spring fed stream with carefully mown paths weaving in and out of the high grasses and flowers. A Cotswold stone wall depicts the boundary with the neighbours’ fields. Also, at the end of the plot is a well, an impressive Sycamore tree and the composts area. A variety of fruits along with other tree species and shrubs can be seen throughout.
• Detached Garage with Electric Charging Point
• Gated Drive with Private Parking
• Landscaped ‘Wildlife haven’ Gardens
• Paved Terrace Elevated Patio
• Vegetable Beds
• Total plot measures: 0.59 acres
• Kitchen/Dining/Family Room
• Sitting Room
• Boot Room
• Main Bedroom with Ensuite
• Guest’s Bedroom with Ensuite
• Bedroom 3
• Family Bathroom
• Oil central heating,
• Mains water, mains electricity
• Gigaclear fibreoptic internet
• Private biodigester septic tank
• Thermal and solar panels.
WITHIN EASY REACH...
Avening 0.9 miles
Tetbury 3.7 miles
Nailsworth 3 miles
Minchinhampton 3.2 miles
Stroud 7.2 miles
Cirencester 12.4 miles
Kemble Station 9.3 miles
All distances are approximate
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West End is a beautiful rural area lying in an ANOB on the outskirts of the Cotswold village of Avening. Avening, with its Saxon Church, two public houses and a primary school, lies in-between Tetbury, Minchinhampton and Nailsworth, all three delightful market towns offering a great range of shopping options and local amenities. Sir William Romney school is the closest secondary school in Tetbury and was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2016. Independent schools in the nearby vicinity include The Acorns School, Beaudesert Park School and Westonbirt Girls School. Intercity train services run to Paddington, London run from Kemble and Stroud stations.
Postcode: GL8 8NE.
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 E and EPC rating B.
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