Situated in the heart of Painswick this double-gabled Grade II Listed townhouse is the epitome of Cotswold charm. Being sold for the first time in 35 years, Thorne is thought to date from the early seventeenth century when the house was two dwellings, one of which was a shop in the early twentieth century, the proprietor of which now lends their name to the house! On the ground floor, the main reception room has flagstone flooring with an impressive Inglenook fireplace as focal point. The study also has a stone open fireplace whilst the dining room to the rear has two Doric columns thought to have come from the medieval Painswick market hall that stood in the immediate vicinity having possibly been reclaimed from a Roman villa. On the first floor, there are two generously proportioned bedrooms and a possible third bedroom along with 3 bath/shower rooms whilst a spacious attic room has impressive A frame beams, charming dormer windows and an en suite shower. A kitchen fitted with a two-oven AGA and walk in wet room complete the accommodation.
To the front is a pretty courtyard garden with mature shrub borders and a low wall to the front whilst to the rear there is a full-length narrow courtyard area.
Painswick, the “Queen of the Cotswolds”, is a thriving community nestling in a delightful Cotswolds setting. Constructed of mellow, 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 along with a pharmacy and doctors’ and dentists' surgeries whilst the surrounding towns provide a good range of social, recreational and retail amenities to suit all tastes and budgets.
The Village offers a playgroup and primary school with secondary schools (including grammar schools) being available in the surrounding towns of Stroud, Gloucester, Cheltenham and Cirencester. Recreational opportunities include tennis, rugby and bowls with many other groups including a community choir, pilates, Probus and NADFAS meeting at the Painswick Centre. In the wider area, events include racing at Prestbury Park, eventing at Gatcombe and sailing at the Cotswold Water Park, together with shooting and fishing on local estates and golf at Painswick and Minchinhampton Golf Clubs.
In Need of Renovation
Terraced Grade II Listed House
Wealth of Period Details
Spacious Reception Room
2 Further Living Rooms
5 Bathrooms (2 En Suite)
Front & Rear Courtyard Gardens