6 bedroom detached house for saleWoodchester
Under Offer £1,265,000
- PERIOD CHARM
- LISTED GRADE II
- ABOUT 5 ACRES
- ELEVATED POSITION
- WESTERLY ASPECT
- 4 RECEPTION ROOMS
- SNOOKER ROOM
- 5/6 BEDROOMS
- STAFF FLAT
A WONDERFUL WELCOMING LISTED FAMILY HOME SURROUNDED BY ABOUT 5 ACRES OF GARDEN AND GROUNDS CONVENIENTLY SITUATED BETWEEN NAILSWORTH AND STROUD CLOSE TO EXCELLENT SCHOOLS.
Grade II Listed with Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Study, Playroom, Snooker Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Scullery, Utility Room, Cloakroom, Boot Room, Cellar, 5/6 Bedrooms, 2 En-Suite Bathrooms, 2 Further Bathrooms, Double Garage, Staff Flat, Gazebo, Outbuildings, Gardens and 3 Paddocks.
Location - Achards is situated in the Woodchester Valley between Nailsworth and Stroud within easy reach of good schools for all ages. These include Beaudesert Park Preparatory School on Minchinhampton Common, Wycliffe College, Stroud High School for girls and Marling for boys, among others. With direct access down onto the A46 in the valley below, Achards is also ideally located for commuting to Bristol or Cheltenham as Junction 13 of the M5 Motorway is just 15 minutes away, and London is normally within 2 hours by road via Cirencester. By rail, Stroud has a mainline station with regular services into Paddington scheduled from 90 minutes. Both Nailsworth and Stroud retain an excellent range of independent retailers with Waitrose, Sainsbury's and Tesco supermarkets at the latter. An area of outstanding natural beauty characterised by hills and valleys with dramatic far reaching views, there are lovely walks in the countryside around Woodchester and many excellent places to eat out having done so, especially in Nailsworth where there is also an eclectic range of shops including William’s Kitchen which is a renowned delicatessen with a fresh fish counter. Gloucester Rugby Club, a host venue for the World Cup is not far, there are three challenging golf courses at nearby Minchinhampton and several local livery stables at which to keep a horse.
Motorway M5 J13 Stroud - 4.5 miles, Motorway M4 J15 Swindon - 30 miles, Motorway M4 J18 Old Sodbury (Bath/Bristol) - 17 miles, Stroud Railway Station - 3 miles, Cirencester (central) - 13 miles, Cheltenham (central) - 17 miles, Bristol Airport - 40 miles, Bath (central) - 31 miles. Distances are approximate.
Description - Achards is a fine example of an early 18th century country house, Grade II listed, with all the evident architectural charm of that period. Surrounded by five acres of grounds which comprise formal and informal gardens together with three paddocks for ponies or other livestock, the house enjoys an enviable setting high up on the slopes of a west facing valley. The property is approached by a winding drive which leads to a terrace in front of the house, in one corner of which is a charming gazebo. Internally Achards feels very comfortable, it is a wonderful house from which to entertain; its five reception rooms include a full sized snooker room, but it is not however, overwhelmingly formal with the kitchen/breakfast room at its core and excellent ancillary space. There are three bedrooms on the first floor, and a further two or three bedrooms on the second floor served by three bathrooms and a shower room. Achards also has a self- contained staff flat on the first floor of an adjacent barn which has its own access and parking. There are paddocks between the house and the road and the garden is to the side and immediate rear with level areas of lawn and sheltered terraces. Above this is another generous area of open level ground. This has its own vehicular access and could be used to extend the garden further or create a tennis court among other potential uses etc., subject to planning consent.
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