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This is one of our Country Houses
Highfield has been extensively modernised and improved by our clients and a locally sought-after architect and now offers cleverly designed, bright and contemporary accommodation finished to a very high standard. The whole scheme has been designed to optimise the use of light and take in the fantastic views across the valley towards Painswick and the Beacon. Traditional materials including oak beams and smooth-cut Ashlar stone sit comfortably alongside modern features such as zinc roofing, galvanised rainwater goods and stylish Velfac windows that have a low-maintenance aluminium exterior and aesthetically-pleasing timber interior faces.
A particular aspect of the house that is worthy of note is the generous proportions of the principal living areas. The kitchen has a pewter enamel five-oven AGA and an extensive range of painted shaker cabinets and a large island unit all topped with sleek white granite surfaces whilst the adjoining dining area has bi-folding doors onto a terrace and a roof lantern to flood the room with light in the daytime and allow you to eat your supper under the stars in the evening.
The principal bedroom has three floor-to-ceiling windows affording views across the valley from the comfort of your own bed and the generously proportioned en suite bathroom has a sumptuous “slipper” bath, twin basins and a shower enclosure complete with body jets. The sitting room has a stylish free-standing wood-burning stove and windows to three aspects in addition to bi-folding doors opening to the front.
Sheepscombe is a delightful Cotswold village approximately two miles east of Painswick and nestled in an enchanting valley that is sheltered by mature broad leaved woodlands. The village boasts a fine public house in The Butchers Arms that has an excellent reputation for its food and ambiance whilst the primary school, church, village hall and cricket club all provide a hub for many groups, events and activities. 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.
Across the valley, Painswick, the “Queen of the Cotswolds”, is a thriving community with recreational opportunities including tennis, rugby and bowls clubs with many other groups meeting at the Painswick Centre. The village has a general store, tea shops, restaurants, public houses, a hotel and weekly country markets in the Town Hall in addition to a dentists, doctors and pharmacy.
Sheepscombe and Painswick both offer primary schools. Independent and secondary schools locally include Kings School, Beaudesert Park School, Wycliffe College, Wynstones Steiner-Waldorf School, Cheltenham College and Cheltenham Ladies College whilst there are grammar schools in Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham.
Extending to just over one acre, the house stands centrally in its elevated plot with the gardens to the front having been landscaped to level lawns bordered by mature hedging, gravelled paths, well-stocked shrub borders and generous parking areas whilst to the rear the gently sloping lawns offer a more informal environment with paths cut through wild flower areas and many mature tree specimens. To the side of the house, a paved terrace is ideal for watching the sun go down with a cold drink and nearby two sturdy oak posts provide anchorage for a hammock if you just want to lie back and listen to the birdsong.
Oil central heating, mains water, electricity and drainage.
1.02 Acre Plot
Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom
Guest Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom
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