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This is one of our Country Houses
Croft Orchard is thought to have been built in the mid-1920s by the renowned Arts and Crafts architect Norman Jewson whose intentions were for his houses to have the basic qualities of the best old houses in their locality, built in the local traditional way and from local materials. Croft Orchard today sits comfortably with this principle being constructed from reconstituted stone made locally in Painswick with a Cotswold stone tiled roof and leaded light casement windows whilst internally there is extensive use of wood and wrought iron fittings.
Croft Orchard is a beautifully proportioned property with the principal accommodation being centred around a spacious entrance hall and galleried landing. The double aspect reception room offers particularly pleasing proportions with the substantial fireplace providing a focal point whilst the dining room, which is linked to the reception room by folding doors, has a French door giving access to the gardens. Oak flooring runs through both reception rooms and the entrance hall. The kitchen is fitted with a range of units and the adjoining breakfast room has delightful views over the gardens. An imposing staircase with oak balustrades leads to the galleried landing from which you have access to four good sized bedrooms, a family bathroom and small study with a further bathroom being en suite to two bedrooms.
Painswick, the “Queen of the Cotswolds”, is a thriving community nestling in a delightful Cotswolds setting. Constructed of mellow locally quarried stone, the town has many beautiful buildings dating back as far as the 14th Century. The surrounding towns provide a comprehensive range of social, recreational and retail amenities to suit all tastes including the award-winning Farmers Market in Stroud. Cheltenham is the main regional centre and offers festivals throughout the year embracing topics ranging from racing to literature and music to science.
The Painswick Playgroup and The Croft Primary School are within approximately 250m whilst education options in the wider area are particularly strong with independent schools including Kings School, Wycliffe College, Beaudesert Park School, Cheltenham College and Cheltenham Ladies College whilst there are Grammar schools in Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham. There are several local shops, galleries, tearooms and restaurants in the village along with a pharmacy, doctors’ surgery, dentists and two public houses. Recreational opportunities in the village include tennis, rugby and bowls clubs with many other groups meeting at the Painswick Centre. In the wider area, events include racing at Prestbury Park, eventing at Gatcombe, sailing at the Cotswold Water Park and golf at Gloucester and Painswick Golf Clubs.
The gardens are a particular feature of the house and are comprised of several lawned areas broken up mature and well stocked shrub borders. There are several magnificent trees including beech, willow and sycamore under which grows a carpet of spring flowers. Brick and stone outbuildings provide ample storage for gardening equipment and machinery. A sweeping driveway leads to the front of the house where there is ample parking and a single garage.
Galleried Entrance Hall
Master Bedroom with En Bathroom
3 Further Bedrooms
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