Little Gables is a handsome detached property occupying a delightful position in a highly sought-after private development on the northern fringe of Painswick. Built around 1949, the house offers well-laid out and spacious accommodation over two floors with many features typical of the pre-war era including leaded light casement windows, oak beams and a staircase with oak balusters and handrail.
The sturdy oak front door opens to a spacious reception hall that has polished beech parquet flooring which beautifully reflects the light thrown in from the easterly facing Oriel window at the foot of the staircase. The principal living rooms all radiate off the hallway with a triple aspect drawing room/sitting room offering an open fireplace with Cotswold stone inset and timber surround, patio doors opening to the rear terrace and further doors opening to a music room overlooking the gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of birch-fronted wall and base units with integrated appliances. The dining room has beech parquet flooring and a serving hatch to the kitchen whilst the garden room, that is accessed from the kitchen, has patio doors onto the terrace. The turned staircase leads to a spacious landing with the principal bedroom offering an en suite bathroom and charming views across neighbouring pastures and beyond down the Painswick Valley. There are three further evenly proportioned bedrooms, a fifth bedroom with wonderful views over the gardens that is currently used as a study and a bathroom with separate WC.
The gardens are a particular feature of the property with the house being set towards one corner optimising the space available to the front and side of the house. A paved terrace to the front overlooks shrub borders and the extensive level lawns whilst numerous mature evergreen and deciduous trees provide a high degree of privacy and shelter. At the lower side of the garden, the once-productive vegetable plot would now benefit from the investment of some energy and enthusiasm. A sweeping driveway leads to the front of the house where there is ample parking in addition to two single garages and a workshop with two large timber sheds providing further storage if required.
Painswick, the “Queen of the Cotswolds”, is a thriving community nestling in a delightful Cotswolds setting. Painswick Churchyard is famous for its impressive array of table tombs and its 99 yew trees about which folklore holds that if a 100th should grow the devil will pull it out. The Painswick Playgroup and The Croft Primary School are within approximately ¾ of a mile whilst education options in the wider area are particularly strong in both the private and state sectors with independent schools including Kings School, Wycliffe College, Beaudesert Park School, Cheltenham College and Cheltenham Ladies College whilst there are Grammar schools in Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham.
There are several local shops, galleries, tearooms and restaurants in the village along with a pharmacy, doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries and two public houses. Recreational opportunities in the village include tennis, rugby and bowls clubs with many other groups meeting at the Painswick Centre. In the wider area, events include racing at Prestbury Park, eventing at Gatcombe, sailing at the Cotswold Water Park and golf at Painswick and Minchinhampton Golf Clubs. 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.
Detached Family House
¾ Acre Plot
Excellent Decorative Order
Drawing Room/Sitting Room
3 Further Reception Rooms
Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room
Garaging & Parking