Thought to date from the mid-1400s, this truly enchanting three-bedroom Grade II Listed timber-framed cottage was built using traditional "cruck" frames with a later stone extension and has been meticulously renovated and maintained by the present owners. The house retains many period features including a plethora of exposed beams, exposed stone walls, oak window mullions, fireplaces, a bread oven and even the old well and has delightful rural views from many of the rooms. On entering, you are welcomed by a spacious dining room with large inglenook fireplace boasting an impressive bressumer beam and flagstone flooring whilst underfloor heating extends throughout the ground floor. An adjoining oak-framed garden room has French doors opening to a paved terrace. The kitchen/breakfast room is has a plethora of exposed ceiling beams and is fitted with wood-fronted wall and base units with ample room for a breakfast table and chairs and a stable door opening to the rear porch. The sitting room has a fireplace housing an electric stove with oak flooring and windows to front and rear. On the first floor, the principal bedroom has an en suite shower room whilst two further bedrooms and a family bathroom complete the accommodation.
Occupying a level plot towards the end of this no-through road, the house has off road parking to the front in addition to a spacious brick-built garage/workshop that has a covered log store to the rear. To the front the gardens are mainly laid to lawn interspersed with mature trees and shrubs whilst to the rear a paved terrace runs along the rear of the house with steps up to the level lawns. To the side of the house is a productive vegetable and fruit garden.
Harescombe is a rural hamlet situated midway between the villages of Haresfield and Brookthorpe. Both villages offer a public house, village hall and church whilst there is also a C of E Primary School in Haresfield and the Wynstones Steiner School in nearby Whaddon. Private and state secondary schools (including grammar schools) are available in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud. Recreational opportunities in the vicinity include golf and dry-slope skiing at Matson, cricket and football clubs in Hardwicke and coarse fishing in Harescombe whilst in the wider area events include polo at Edgeworth, racing at Prestbury Park and sailing at the Cotswold Water Park. The M5 (approx. 2.5 miles) offers easy commuting to Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham and the Midlands whilst Stonehouse & Stroud Stations (approx. 6 miles) offer trains to London (approx. 1h40m).
Detached Timber-Framed Cottage
2 Reception Rooms
Master Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room
2 Further Bedrooms
Garage & Parking
Oil Fired Heating & HW