EQUESTRIAN - The Paddocks is a substantial detached house built around 15 years ago to reflect the vernacular architecture and style of the Cotswolds. The design skilfully combines the use of traditional materials with oak joinery, wrought iron door furniture and limestone flooring with modern luxuries such as underfloor heating and wood burning stoves. A particular aspect that helps to create the traditional look is the variety of window styles used with stone mullions, oak casements and leaded lights all being present. Arranged over two floors, the accommodation is tailored to suit modern lifestyles with the principal living accommodation being comprised of a spacious entrance hall, generous sitting room with French doors to the garden and an imposing fireplace with wood burning stove, a dining hall (also with doors to the garden) and a kitchen/breakfast room complete with 4-oven AGA and Belfast sink. On the first floor, the master suite has a dressing area and luxurious en suite bathroom whilst there are three other bedrooms served by two bathrooms (one en suite). A ground floor study, utility and cloakroom complete the accommodation.
Set close to the boundary of the plot, the house is immersed in nature with paddocks to the front and mature woodlands to the rear. The immediate gardens are mainly comprised of level lawns with a paved terrace accessed via French doors from the sitting room. The paddock extends to around 2.75 acres with two small areas fenced off for poultry and pigs but much of it managed organically for several years. The long driveway leads to an extensive parking area with a detached triple garage that has steps to one side leading to a guest annexe comprised of an open plan living/bedroom with kitchenette and a shower room.
This property is featured by our Equestrian department.
Cranham village is situated to the North of Painswick and is roughly equidistant to Stroud, Cheltenham and Gloucester. Virtually surrounded by ancient beech woods and sitting alongside the Cotswold Way National Trail, the village is made up of four distinct communities between which runs extensive acres of common land making for a delightful environment offering plentiful opportunities for walking, riding and enjoying nature. Cranham boasts three public houses within its boundaries along with a church, primary school, village hall, cricket and tennis clubs, a playing field and the Scouting HQ. The surrounding towns offer 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.
Cranham and Birdlip (2 miles distant) both offer primary schools. Independent and secondary schools locally include Kings School in Gloucester, Beaudesert Park and Wycliffe Schools in Stroud and Cheltenham College, Cheltenham Ladies College and Dean Close all in Cheltenham whilst there are also grammar schools in Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham.
In the wider area, events include polo at Longdole and Edgeworth, racing at Prestbury Park, eventing at Gatcombe and sailing at the Cotswold Water Park, together with shooting and fishing on local estates and golf at Painswick and Minchinhampton Golf Clubs.
Services: Oil-Fired Central Heating & Hot Water. Mains Water and Electricity with Private Drainage.
Detached Cotswold Stone House
3 Reception Rooms
Cloakroom & Utility Room
Off Road Parking
Triple Garage with Self-Contained Annexe Over
3.85 Acres In All