7 bedroom detached house for saleStinchcombe, Between Bristol, Cirencester and Stroud on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment, GL11 6AS
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- An outstanding Grade 2* listed Arts and Crafts
- Designed by Gimson and Milne
- Boasting superb views
- Over 5500 Sq. Ft of Accommodation
- Coach House
- Tennis Court
- 9 acres
- Further land and secondary accommodation available via separate negotiation
Book your viewing for this week - A fascinating and important Grade II* country residence was originally conceived by the well-known "Arts and Crafts" architect Earnest Gimson in 1908 for Walter and Mabel St John Mildmay, forbears of the present owners. The grounds measures 9.5 acres in total and are a major feature.
Education is first class in the area with popular prep schools which include Beaudesert Park and Westonbirt. Well known public schools Wycliffe College, Cheltenham Colleges are close by with Badminton and Clifton College slightly further afield in Bristol. State schools in the area include Katharine Lady Berkeley's dating back to 1384 as well as many other schools and colleges for all abilities.
Activities and Hobbies
There are plenty of sporting opportunities in the region including golf at Stinchcombe, Minchinhampton and Cirencester, polo at Westonbirt and Cirencester and rugby at Bath, Gloucester and Bristol. Racing at Bath, Cheltenham and Chepstow, hunting with the Berkeley , Beaufort and Wick hounds, eventing at Badminton and Gatcombe Park as well as many local Fishing and shooting syndicates and fantastic walks and rides along the Cotswold Escarpment.
From Wotton-under-Edge take the B4060 Dursley road and just before entering Stinchcombe village Drakestone House is clearly signed on the right hand side. Proceed to the head of the drive.
Gardens and Grounds
Standing in about nine acres of Gardens and Grounds these form a very important part of the desirability of Drakestone House and they do not disappoint. Originally designed at the same time as the rest of the house they accurately reflect the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement, which is terracing very prevalent in this general area, and complement the mature and established atmosphere of the house itself. The sculptured hedges and intricate patterned lawns and provide a most attractive foreground to the property.
Services and further land
Mains water and electricity are connected. Gas-fired heating, drainage to a private system.
About the area
The nearby market towns of Wotton-under-Edge, Dursley and Tetbury provide for everyday needs and the regional centres of Bristol, Cheltenham and Cirencester are within easy daily commuting distance.
The M5 is ideally positioned providing access to the Midlands and West Country. London is reached via the M4 and via rail services from Stroud (90mins) directly to London Paddington or Bristol Parkway or Bristol Meads (90mins) with further improvements to the line scheduled in 2017 further reducing the time by 20 minutes.
This fascinating and important Grade 2-star country residence was originally conceived by the well-known 'Arts and Crafts' architect Ernest Gimson in 1908 and completed by Oswald Milne for Walter and Mabel St John Mildmay. The involvement of the two architects came about as Drakestone was originally envisaged as a major country house, complete with its own staff cottages, and even though the original scheme was scaled down, this did not diminish its significance. The original owners were both talented artists who shared great sympathies with the 'Arts and Crafts' movement and contributed greatly to the interior detail work. The present owners HughSt John Mildmay, grandson of Walter and Mabel, and his wife Crystal have, in accord with the Grade 2-star listing, kept the house in almost exactly its original condition thus making it a very important example of this singular architectural period. It is also the first time it has ever come to the market.
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