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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Convent Lane, Woodchester, Nr Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, GL5

Sold STC £1,495,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast Room
  • Lower Ground Floor with Snooker Room and Store Room
  • Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom
  • Guest Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom
  • 4 Further Double Bedrooms
  • Family Bathroom
  • Double garage with studio flat
  • Outbuildings

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Grade II listed Georgian Gem with beautiful views across the valley


Chester Hill House is situated on the edge of South Woodchester within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Nailsworth and Stroud are both virtually equidistant and offer a good range of shops, services and amenities. There is also a Waitrose supermarket and an Apollo cinema in Stroud. Nailsworth supports a very well known delicatessen as well as an eclectic range of shops, restaurants and public houses. Woodchester itself supports two good pubs with the recently converted former convemt now being a private members club and restaurant.

The property is well placed for access to both the M4 (J15 and J18) and M5 (J13) as well as the nearby Cotswold towns of Cirencester and Tetbury to the east, the fine spa town of Cheltenham to the North and the Georgian city of Bath and regional centre of Bristol to the south. Kemble offers a mainline railway station to London Paddington which can be reached in about 75 minutes.

Sporting and leisure opportunities include golf at Minchinhampton, gliding at Aston Down, watersports at the Cotswold Water Park and rugby at Kingsholme, Gloucester. There are also superb walks on the nearby Commons of Selsey, Rodborough and Minchinhampton.

There is a wide choice of schools in the area including Marling School for Boys, Stroud High School, Westonbirt School, Wycliffe and the Colleges in Cheltenham. The renowned prep school Beaudesert Park is on Minchinhampton Common.


Chester Hill House is a most attractive Grade II Listed Georgian house which is understood to date back to the 1790's. As such it incorporates many features of the era including square rooms, high ceilings and tall windows with shutters. However, there was a later addition in Victorian times which provided a service wing to include a utility room with hobbies room.

The very good family accommodation is arranged around an impressive reception hall and an unusual landing with a delightful oval well overlooking the hall way. On the ground floor there are four principal reception rooms. Both the drawing room and the dining room are dual aspect and enjoy the views across the valley. The drawing room also includes a fine 18th century marble fireplace. The sitting room is also an excellent entertaining room in that it has double doors leading into the library. The kitchen/breakfast room opens out into the garden and perhaps could be enlarged by opening it into the current butlers pantry off which is the utility room.

An elegant staircase leads up to the first floor where three of the six well proportioned bedrooms have en suite facilities. In addition there is also a lower ground floor with a superb games/snooker room and large store room. Offering further accommodation is a most useful studio flat above the double garage which is positioned a short distance from the house.

The established garden and grounds surround the house with expanses of lawn interspersed with mature trees, shrubs and flower borders. Within the ground there is a boules pitch and on the south side of the house there is potential space for a tennis court. Bordering the garden on the north and east side are two paddocks making the property suitable for those with equestrian or livestock interests. Close to the house is a garden store which was originally a pig sty. In total the property extends to about 2.5 acres.

In summary Chester Hill House is a beautifully set country house of family proportions which benefits from wonderful grounds.

Square Footage: 4,887 sq ft
Acreage: 2.5 Acres


From the centre of Nailsworth take the Stroud Road and after about a mile turn right into St Mary's Hill. At the top of the hill turn right into Convent Lane. After a short distance the driveway will be found on the right hand side opposite a red letter box.

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Added on Rightmove:
28 June 2016

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