8 bedroom detached house for saleStamages Lane, Painswick, Gloucestershire, GL6
- 8988 Sq.Ft.
- Reception Hall
- Drawing Room
- Dining Room
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- 6 Bedrooms
- Four Bathrooms
- Billiards Room
This handsome house is listed Grade II and, as you would expect of a property of its period, has beautifully proportioned accommodation. The ceiling heights are excellent and large, low windows flood the rooms with light. Although the house has undeniable grandeur, it is nevertheless still manageable and very much a workable family home.
The drawing and dining rooms are especially impressive and are ideal for entertaining, while the panelled study is a cosy room, lined with bookshelves and an intriguing `secret room` leading off. The large kitchen/breakfast room is ideal for modern living, equipped with an Aga and having space for a large table and chairs. All the principal rooms overlook the garden and grounds to the sweeping Cotswold countryside beyond.
On the first floor are five principal bedrooms and four bathrooms, together with a dressing room lending itself beautifully to a nursery and a billiards rooms. The second floor provides further very adaptable accommodation. It is currently arranged as an office and studio - ideal for anyone wanting to work from home - and an integral staff apartment.
Castle Hale occupies an excellent setting, tucked away in the heart of Painswick. This charming and thriving Cotswold village, known as the 'Queen of the Cotswold' is famous for the fine parish church and the 99 clipped yew trees in the churchyard. Painswick has a range of shops and services, as well as restaurants, pubs and hotels. Sports facilities include rugby and cricket clubs and six floodlit tennis courts. Stroud, about 4 miles, has a wider choice of shops as well as the award-winning farmer's market. Cheltemham is the main regional centre and offers excellent shopping facilities, as well as the EverymanTheatre, Literature Festival and other cultural amenities. A good choice sporting opportunities in the area including a number of golf courses and many equestrian events including National Hunt racing at Cheltenham and Polo at Cirencester Park. Excellent walks in the surrounding countryside. Painswick has a primary school and there are various grammar schools in the area including Stroud High and Pate's Grammar in Cheltenham. Private schools in the area are exceptional including Beadesert Park at Minchinhampton, Wycliffe College, Westonbirt, Cheltenham College and The Cheltenham Ladies College.
Castle Hale is the original Manor of Painswick and the site has been occupied for nearly a thousand years. The Manor later passed into the hands of the Talbot family, later Earls of Shrewsbury and by the Elizabethan age the house was known as 'Castle Halle'. By the late 18th century the house was owned by the Bayliss Family. William Bayliss rebuilt the house in Palladian style and in 1805 the two copper beech trees were planted to celebrate the victory at the battle of Trafalgar. Further alterations were carried out in the early 19th century when the house had passed into the Baker family, most particlalry the re-fronting of the south west elevation and the addition of the portico.As was so often the case, Castle Hale had chequered time in the 1960's and 70's and the house was divided into separate apartments. Fortunately, the present owners bought the house in 1994 and carried out detailed and sympathetic programme of renovation and restoration putting the house back to its former glory as a wonderful family home
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Castle Hale has an impressive approach via an avenue of lime trees which then open out into the gardens and grounds. A gravelled driveway leads to the side of the house and a double garage which has a log store to the side.
The gardens and grounds lie to the south and west of the house. Planted with a range of mature trees and shrubs, they provide a delightful setting for the house. There is a paved terrace outside the kitchen and drawing room, beyond which wide lawns sweep down to mixed borders and evergreen hedging. A spring fed water garden is a charming feature, overlooked by a summer house. Leading off from the kitchen is a covered swimming pool with a kitchen garden to the rear.
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From the middle of Painswick take the A46 south towards Stroud. Pass the churchyard on your left and then turn left after the car park into Stamages Lane. The entrance to Castle Hale is almost immediately in front of you, with a large stone pillar on its right.
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