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This is one of our Country Houses
Ashleigh is a fine example of an elegantly proportioned early nineteenth century residence being constructed of squared and coursed Cotswold stone under a slate roof with external details including timber sash windows, leaded light bay windows and a fanlight over the panelled entrance door. The period charm continues inside with imposing stone fireplaces, exposed roof timbers, slender handrails and balustrades on the staircase and an abundance of stone and timber flooring.
The bright and spacious reception hall offers an air of indulgence to the ground floor accommodation which is principally comprised of a sitting room with exposed timber flooring and a stone fireplace housing a Clearview Stove, a dining room with flagstone flooring and an open stone fireplace, a study and the kitchen/breakfast room that has an eclectic range of wall and floor storage units and bi-folding doors that open onto the paved terrace. There are six bedrooms and three bathrooms over the first and second floors with a spacious games room on the third floor in addition to generous attic storage areas.
Painswick, the “Queen of the Cotswolds”, is a thriving community nestling in a delightful Cotswolds setting. Painswick Churchyard is famous for its impressive array of table tombs and its 99 yew trees about which folklore holds that if a 100th should grow the devil will pull it out. 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 local playgroup and primary school are within approximately 300m 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 delight of the house having been landscaped for ease of maintenance with level lawns, vegetable beds and mature shrub borders in addition to a willow tunnel and espalier trained apple trees. A large paved terrace adjacent to the house is given added attraction with shingle beds, a herb garden and mosaics and offers a truly charming setting for al fresco entertaining complete with a wood fired pizza oven. A self-contained studio/annexe sits within the grounds offering a spacious multi purpose room, complete with a shower room/WC and kitchenette that is ideal for use as a home office or studio or to provide ancillary accommodation for guests or a dependent relative.
Master Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room
5 Further Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms and Separate WC
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