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4 bedroom house for sale
Vicarage Street, Painswick, Gloucestershire
- 2 reception rooms
- Kitchen, cellar
- 4 bedrooms
- Bathroom and washroom
- Garden and private parking
Dover House is situated in the heart of Painswick which is known as 'The Queen of the Cotswolds'. The village is in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and most of it is within a Conservation Area. The 15th Century Church with its steeple, table tombs and clipped yew hedges dominates this small Cotswold settlement with its ancient streets of stone cottages and houses. The village has shops, pubs and hotels for everyday requirements but for more comprehensive shopping, commercial and recreational amenities, Cheltenham, Gloucester and Stroud are all within easy motoring distance.
Intercity trains from Stroud reach Paddington in as little as an hour and thirty five minutes and the M5, about five miles to the west of Stroud, gives good access to the West Country and the
Midlands. About six miles from the house the A417 dual carriageway brings London within two hours.
Dover House is a fine example of a Queen Anne house having a handsome symmetrical facade under a hip stone roof. The house is understood to have been built in 1710 for a member of the
Loveday family who were important clothiers of the time. Now Grade II* listed, the house has wonderful architectural features and makes for quite a unique small village house.
A pedimented front door leads into the dining hall, off which is the elegant oak staircase. The room possesses an unusual 17th Century English renaissance mantelpiece together with panelling and shuttered casement window. A panelled door leads into the sitting room with an open fireplace which has an ornate carved surround with a frieze of oak leaf and acorn, with marble slips and
hearth. There are matching cockle cupboards on either side with rococo scrolled decoration in painted wood. In both rooms there are exposed oak floor boards, as throughout the rest of the main house. The room is also fully panelled and from one of the shuttered casement windows there are distant views over the valley. From the dining hall there are doors to the kitchen, utility area and fuel store and, from the rear lobby stone steps lead down to the cellar with flagstone floor. All the door furniture on the ground and first floors is of Queen Anne brassware.
The dogleg staircase leads to the first floor and a double aspect principal bedroom from which there are distant valley views. Adjacent is the second bedroom which is presently arranged as a study. The staircase continues to the second floor where there are two further bedrooms, a box room and a washroom which complements the first floor bathroom.
Outside there is a flagstone parking space with gate piers having acanthus-carved vase finials. A gate leads in to the level lawned garden which is edged with rose and shrub borders, giving wide
views across the Painswick valley. A flagstone pathway continues round to the rear of the property where there are two stone outhouses.
Dining hall, sitting room, kitchen, 4 bedrooms, bathroom, washroom, cellar, private parking, level garden, stone outhouses.
On entering Painswick from the Cheltenham direction on the A46, continue through the traffic lights and in the centre of the village turn left, leaving the Church on the right hand side. At the bottom
of the hill turn left into St Mary's and at the end of this lane and opposite the Painswick Centre, turn right into Vicarage Street. Proceed for exactly 0.1 of a mile and the property will be seen on
the right hand side behind wrought iron fencing. Adjacent to the house is the parking space.