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A charming detached Grade II Listed property offering character-laden accommodation with superb valley views, an abundance of period features including oak beams, exposed stonework, Cotswold stone and terracotta pantile roofing and the added benefit of an adjoining self-contained annexe suitable for a multitude of uses. Formerly a public house and thought to date back to the seventeenth century, this substantial property now offers versatile living space with the principal ground floor accommodation being comprised of a panelled sitting room with stone fireplace, wood burning stove and a multitude of beams; a dining room with exposed stonework, a delightful window seat and a fireplace with oak bresummer beam over and bread oven to the side; and stone steps worn away by centuries of foot traffic lead to a snug which also features a fireplace with wood burning stove and elegant timber surround. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of irresistibly tactile oak units with wrought iron fittings with a door opening to a terrace to the front.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms served by two staircases with the master bedroom having a concealed door leading to a dressing room and en suite bathroom whilst a family bathroom serves the other bedrooms.
The adjoining self-contained annexe offers a kitchen/sitting room with access to a paved terrace and a shower room on the first floor with a bedroom an en suite shower room on the ground floor.
The gardens to the rear are well-stocked with a range of mature trees, shrubs and fruit bushes whilst to the front there is a paved terrace that is ideal for a morning coffee in addition to a gated carriage driveway and garage.
The Vatch is a hamlet in the sought-after Slad Valley to the North of Stroud. Slad 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 valley. Village life is focussed around the Parish Church and the Woolpack public house whilst nearby Painswick and Stroud offer a range of shopping, recreational and educational facilities. The Elliot (Swifts Hill) Nature Reserve across the valley offers views to Wales on a clear day and is criss-crossed by footpaths as well as being home to rare orchids and adders. The Vatch is around 1.5 miles from Stroud with Gloucester, Cheltenham and Cirencester 7.5, 12 and 14 miles respectively. The surrounding towns provide a comprehensive range of social, recreational and retail amenities to suit all tastes. 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. Stroud station offers trains to London taking approximately 95 minutes.
Mains water and gas, private drainage.
Grade II Listed Detached House
0.67 Acre Plot
Self-Contained 1 Bedroom Annexe
3 Reception Rooms
Master Bedroom with En Suite Dressing Room & Bathroom
3 Further Bedrooms
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