With eighteenth century origins and extended in recent years by our clients, this substantial residence on the outskirts of Painswick offers bright and versatile accommodation cleverly combining period character and elegance including exposed beams, shuttered windows and open fireplaces with modern open plan living spaces.
The original wing of the house offers a dining hall with imposing stone fireplace and an adjoining wine store, a snug with fireplace and superb views and a study on the ground floor with three bedrooms, a bathroom and a vintage WC on the first floor. In the new wing, the first floor is largely given over to an open plan kitchen/family room offering ample room for dining and seating areas and superb elevated views across the valley. The principal bedroom suite and another smaller bedroom are also on this floor whilst on the ground floor there is a sitting room with patio doors opening to the garden, a study, utility room and a shower room. Two large cellar rooms are situated in the older part of the house with access from within the house or from the gardens.
The Park is a small hamlet situated around half a mile North of Painswick. Painswick, the “Queen of the Cotswolds”, is a thriving community nestling in a delightful Cotswolds setting. Largely constructed from locally quarried stone, the town has many beautiful buildings dating back as far as the 14th Century. 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.
There are several local shops, galleries, tearooms and restaurants in the village whilst a wider range of retail outlets are all available in nearby Stroud. The Village offers a playgroup and primary school with many secondary schools (including independent and grammar schools) being available in the surrounding towns of Stroud, Gloucester, Cheltenham and Cirencester. Recreational opportunities nearby include tennis, rugby, golf and bowls clubs with many other groups meeting at the Painswick Centre. In the wider area, events include polo at Edgeworth, racing at Prestbury Park, eventing at Gatcombe Park and shooting and fishing on local estates whilst Cheltenham hosts festivals throughout the year embracing topics ranging from racing to literature and music to science.
The gardens are comprised of a series of areas enclosed by dry stone walls or mature hedging with the two principal gardens being mainly laid to lawn with mature shrub borders and fruit trees. A lower area has been used as the kitchen garden with productive vegetable beds, a greenhouse and a further informal grassed area. A particular attraction of the house is the open air swimming pool that is sheltered by mature hedgerows and surrounded by paved terraces.
To the South of the house is a 4.3 acre field with separate access from the lane whilst a smaller 0.4 acre paddock is situated to the East and also has independent vehicular access as well as a gate opening to the parking area.
The property has mains gas, electricity, sewage and water services.
In All 5.28 Acres (including 2 Adjacent Paddocks)
3 Reception Rooms
3 Bathrooms (1 En Suite)
2 Cellar Rooms