Yew House

Guide price £1,725,000


yew house, private road, rodborough common, stroud, gl5 5bt

positioned in the most prestigious tree-lined private residential road off rodborough common, lies this handsome and substantial detached family residence set centrally with just over an acre of private grounds.

The Property

The first impression of this magnificent, detached house, constructed in the ‘arts and crafts’ design in 1931, is the approach down a central gated private driveway.

Entry is through the impressive original front door into a superb reception hall displaying the grand staircase with beautiful wood panelling, typical of the architectural style. Doors radiate off into the two front principal receptions rooms, with a further door leading to the accommodation found at the rear of the property. The Drawing Room enjoys a dual aspect with an attractive bay window to the side aspect and a centrally positioned stone fireplace with open fire. The other principal room is dominated by a spectacular stone fireplace with open fire. The dining room, another wellproportioned room with a dual aspect, has two sets of doors, one opening out onto the side courtyard garden and the other into the ‘L shaped’ hub of the home made up of the all-important kitchen/breakfast/family room. The utility sits beyond with a larder cupboard and rear door. There is also a cloakroom.

Off the expansive landing lies all the bedrooms, the family bathroom and one of the ensuites with twin access. The main bedroom with dual aspect benefits from fitted wardrobes and an ensuite. Two further bedrooms enjoy a dual aspect, both with an ensuite shower room. Also located on this floor are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

General Information: There is a communal annual charge of circa £125 p a (2022), to the Private Road Management Ltd. This covers maintenance of the road, trees, gates, and stone pillars.


Mainly surrounded by Cotswold stone walls, the enclosed, landscaped, mature level grounds are of the same calibre as the house. Either side of the ornate yew tree lined drive sits two lawned areas both bordered with established trees, shrubs and wide flower beds. To one side the tennis court is located with a woodland area beyond, and a pretty paved patio area offers a great vantage point when watching a match. At the rear there are two areas of lawn divided by a mature hedge. One side lies a small orchard with the majority of the garden made up of a level lawn with further seating areas on the other side. The single garage and attached storerooms are all useful storage. There is hardstanding parking for several vehicles.

• Extensive Grounds measuring 1.1 acres
• Central Drive
• Tennis Court
• Garage Parking
• Gardens
• Woodland

• Reception Hall
• Three Principal Reception Rooms
• ‘L shaped’ Kitchen/ Breakfast/Family Room
• Utility
• Cloakroom
• Three Bedrooms with Ensuites
• Two Further Bedrooms
• Family Bathroom

Guide price


Within easy reach:
Stroud 2.2 miles
Minchinhampton 2.3 miles
Nailsworth 3.2 miles
Cirencester 12.5 miles
Cheltenham 15.6 miles
All distances are approximate


The peaceful tree-lined setting of ‘Private Road’, Rodborough has been a distinguished address since its creation over hundred years ago. Within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty off Rodborough Common, this special setting is surrounded by National Trust Commons, together creating over 650 acres of open space, free for anyone to enjoy, including the cows and horses. The Bear of Rodborough Hotel and the locally famous Winstones Ice Cream factory are both within easy walking distance. Stroud Train Station offers direct train links to London (Paddington) circa 90 minutes. The pretty centre of Minchinhampton is found nearby however the closest urban centre is Stroud. Having grown from the industrial revolution, the historic links can be still be enjoyed with the restoration of the canal system. Stroud provides a variety of major supermarkets, including Waitrose, in addition to an award-winning Farmer’s Market and the recently rejuvenated food hall in addition to a cinema complex and leisure centre. Nearby Nailsworth is a thriving Cotswold market town with a selection of small boutiques, artisan shops and eateries. Beaudesert Park School, an independent school, is found across the Common and Wycliffe College in Stonehouse is another local private school option. There are two local grammar schools – Marling for boys and Stroud Girls High School.


Useful Information

Tenure: Freehold.
Postcode: GL5 5BT.
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 H and EPC rating E.

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