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Detcombe House set in the upper reaches of the Slad Valley, immortalised in Laurie Lee’s Cider with Rosie, is a superb example of a substantial modern property that embraces its southerly aspect to optimise light and views providing a comfortable, efficient and versatile living environment. Originally built around 20 years ago the property has been substantially extended and remodelled by the current owners and now offers a high specification including triple glazing, solar water heating, a heat recovery system and extensive use of natural materials.
The accommodation is focussed around an atrium reception hall that is flooded with natural light. The principal living areas are to one side with ancillary living rooms that could also form a self-contained annexe to the other. Vaulted ceilings with exposed timbers and wide expanses of glazing ensure the main living areas benefit from the southerly aspect with a sheltered, wrap-around balcony offering unparalleled views across this pastoral landscape.
Sheepscombe is a delightful Cotswold village nestled in an enchanting valley and sheltered by mature broad leaved woodlands. The village boasts a fine public house in The Butchers Arms that has an excellent reputation for its food and ambiance whilst the primary school, church, village hall and cricket club all provide a hub for many groups, events and activities. 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.
Nearby Painswick, the “Queen of the Cotswolds”, is a thriving community with recreational opportunities including tennis, rugby and bowls clubs with many other groups meeting at the Painswick Centre. The village has a general store, tea shops, restaurants, public houses, a hotel and weekly country markets in the Town Hall in addition to a dentists, doctors and pharmacy.
Sheepscombe and Painswick both offer primary schools. Independent schools locally include Kings School, Beaudesert Park School, Wycliffe College, Cheltenham College and Cheltenham Ladies College with grammar schools in Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham.
Set in grounds extending to just under 10 acres, the gardens have been landscaped to offer formal gardens with elegant walkways, well-stocked beds, an ornamental pond and a kitchen garden adjacent to the house. Wrapping around the house are extensive lawns with wildflower areas, specimen trees and gravelled paths. A well-maintained tennis court is overlooked by a grassy bank that provides the perfect viewing arena. The gardens are afforded a high degree of privacy by the extensive woodland areas that surround the lawn and create an ever changing backdrop and a haven for wildlife. The property is approached through an automated gate with parking and garaging for several vehicles in addition to a range of outbuildings.
Mains water & electricity. Private drainage to septic tank. Oil fired heating and hot water with solar assistance.
Stroud District Council & Gloucestershire County Council
Atrium Reception Hall
Master Bedroom With Dressing Room And En Suite Shower Room
Guest Bedroom With Walk-In Wardrobe And En Suite Bathroom
Contact branch for relevant Energy Performance Certificate