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Occupying an elevated setting affording views across the beautiful Slad Valley stands this charming converted former Sunday School. Believed to originally date from the early 1900's, the property now offers well presented and contemporary accommodation equally suited to use as a family residence or as a country bolt-hole.
The ground floor accommodation is principally comprised of a sitting room with ornately glazed doors opening to the original entrance porch, a kitchen fitted with an oil fired AGA and a range of painted units incorporating a Belfast sink, a dining room with French doors opening to a terrace ideally suited to al fresco dining and a spacious reception hall with study area. On the first floor, the master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and French doors opening onto a terrace. The guest bedroom has an en suite shower whilst two further bedrooms have the use of a family bathroom. A utility room and cloakroom complete the accommodation.
The gardens are mainly to the side and rear of the property and have been landscaped to offer level terraces linked by steps and pathways with fantastic views being afforded from the upper areas. A gravelled drive flanked by two magnificent copper beech trees provides parking for several vehicles.
Slad is a delightful village clinging onto the edge of the Slad Valley to the North of Stroud. The village is famous for being the home (and final resting place) of author Laurie Lee who wrote Cider With Rosie based on his childhood in the village. The Elliot (Swifts Hill) Nature Reserve offers views to Wales on a clear day and is criss-crossed by footpaths as well as being home to rare orchids and adders. Slad is around 2 miles from Stroud with Gloucester, Cheltenham and Cirencester 7, 11 and 14 miles respectively. Village life is focussed around the Parish Church and the Woolpack public house whilst nearby Painswick and Stroud offer a wider range of facilities including the award winning Stroud Farmers Market. Cheltenham is the main regional centre offering a comprehensive range of social, recreational and retail amenities to suit all tastes in addition to festivals throughout the year embracing topics ranging from racing to literature and music to science. Education options in the area are strong in both the private and state sectors with independent schools including Kings School, Wycliffe College, Cheltenham College, Cheltenham Ladies College and Dean Close whilst there are Grammar schools in Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham including the nationally acclaimed Pates Grammar School. Stroud station offers trains to London taking approx. 1 hour 35 minutes.
To the side of the driveway is a small former cemetery which we understand is subject to the Disused Burial Ground Act. Mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. The popular village of Slad was made famous by Laurie Lee's Cider with Rosie and has a public house and church. The Cathedral City of Gloucester and Regency Spa town of Cheltenham are within 10 miles with excellent shopping facilities and various schools. The nearest railway station is Stroud (2 miles) with Inter City train services to London, Paddington in 1hr 38mins.
Converted Former Chapel
3 Bathrooms (2 En Suite)
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