EQUESTRIAN - Thought to date from the late 1500s, this Grade II Listed property is situated on the fringes of this sought-after village and offers historic charm and character in abundance. The principal living accommodation is situated in the timber-framed element of the property with ground floor accommodation comprised of an entrance hall with fireplace and period bread ovens, a sitting room with striking ornate beamed ceiling and imposing fireplace housing a multi-fuel stove, a dining room with carved stone fireplace and timber panelled walls and a spacious kitchen/breakfast room. There are four bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor whilst two further attic rooms are situated on the second floor.
The adjoining red-brick mill building, thought to have been added around 1800, offers impressive proportions with a ground floor room featuring mill workings behind a glass wall. The former mill machinery comprised of pulleys, wheels, stones, hoists and chutes also feature on the upper two floors with a bedroom and en suite bathroom situated on the first floor and two further rooms and a bathroom on the second floor.
Having been in the same ownership for over half a century, the property has been well maintained but would now benefit from some modernisation and offers significant scope to incorporate the mill rooms into the principal living accommodation, to create a self-contained home-working facility or both (subject to consents).
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Upton St Leonards is a thriving village community situated at the foot of the Cotswold escarpment and encompassing the adjacent hamlets of Portway and Nuthill. The Village Hall and Church are at the heart of the community along with a range of local shops including award-winning Portway Farm Shop, a Post Office, playgroup and the Kings Head public house whilst the Bowden Hall and Hatton Court Hotels offer alternative dining venues. Gloucester City centre, approximately 3 miles distant, offers a comprehensive selection of recreational, commercial and retail facilities.
Upton Primary School has a "Good" rating whilst secondary school options are particularly strong in both the private and state sectors with independent schools including Kings School in Gloucester, Wycliffe College in Stroud, Cheltenham College & Cheltenham Ladies College and The Wynstones Steiner School nearby in Whaddon all along with grammar schools in Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham.
The recreation ground is home to many clubs including tennis, cricket and football teams. In the wider area, events include golf at Gloucester and Painswick Golf Clubs, polo at Longdole and Cirencester Park, skiing and boarding at Gloucester Ski Centre, racing at Prestbury Park and sailing at the Cotswold Water Park, together with shooting and fishing on local estates.
To the front, a substantial oak-framed timber barn offers storage and/or stabling whilst modern stables and further storage are available nearby.
The gardens surrounding the house are mainly laid to lawn with mature, well-stocked shrub borders. The River Twyver runs alongside the adjoining paddock and dissects the garden with a timber footbridge affording access to the vegetable garden and a concrete bridge giving access to the stables.
Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage are supplied to the property.
Grade II Listed Former Mill
Detached Timber Barn & Stables
2 Reception Rooms
Ample Parking and Garaging
Scope to Modernise
Mature Streamside Gardens
All Mains Services