Forming part of the building in which Laurie Lee grew up, this historic Grade II Listed house is now in need of a comprehensive programme of restoration and renovation. Slad is famous for being the home (and final resting place) of Lee, author of "Cider With Rosie", which is based on his childhood recollections of the sights, sounds, people and places in the village.
The balanced and handsome facade of this property is attractively complemented by the elegant room proportions within the property that offer high ceilings with exposed beams and window seats. The ground floor is currently comprised of an entrance hall, two spacious reception rooms and a kitchen. The staircase from the ground floor opens to a large landing/study area with bedrooms to either side. From one bedroom you can access a bathroom and there are stairs leading to the attic floor which is comprised of three inter-linked room with exposed A-frame beams and dormer windows.
Slad is a delightful village clinging onto the edge of the Slad Valley to the North of Stroud. 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 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. 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 in Gloucester, Beaudesert Park School and Wycliffe College around Stroud and Cheltenham College, Cheltenham Ladies College and Dean Close all in Cheltenham whilst there are also Grammar schools in Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham. Stroud station offers trains to London taking approx. 1 hour 35 minutes.
After viewing the property, we would recommend seeking advise from Stroud District Council or a suitably qualified person in order to ensure your renovation plans will be in line with planning and conservation policies.
Attached Stone House
Grade II Listed
2 Reception Rooms
3 First Floor Rooms
3 Attic Rooms