Sandpits, Dursley, GL11 6PA
- Elegant Georgian home
- Large kitchen/family room
- Landscaped gardens
- Self-contained annex
- Three generous bathrooms
- Five double bedrooms
- Character features
- Large utility/boot room
- Close to countryside walks
- Home office/study
This handsome Georgian double-fronted home offers some 3250 sq. feet of flexible accommodation, a contemporary layout and a wealth of retained character features. The present owners have undertaken significant work to the rear of the property, which now boasts a contemporary 2 storey wing. Beechwood wonderfully combines therefore all the charms, character and proportions of a Georgian house whilst enjoying also this significant contemporary addition. The latter incorporating a beautifully presented, independent annex creating endless opportunities for flexible living and working.
An original solid wooden front door opens into the entrance hall which serves the drawing room and dining room/office and leads through to the family room/kitchen. The drawing room spans the depth of the building with a stunning fireplace inset with wood-burning stove, the dining room at the front of the property, currently serves as a superb office and also has the benefit of a wood-burner. To the rear of the property an extension has transformed the kitchen into a vast kitchen/dining/family room with full-height glazing and bi-fold doors opening onto the garden. The kitchen itself has been designed for the serious cook offering an extensive range of storage, a double oven and double hotplate (one induction, one ceramic) inset into the island. A welcoming family space. Adjacent there is a good size utility/boot room and a downstairs cloakroom/WC.
A staircase with stunning banister and balustrade sweeps up to the first floor where you will find a large master bedroom with a pretty fireplace and shuttered window, a generous 'Jack and Jill' family bathroom adjoining, a separate WC, bedroom 2, and a light and bright area on the landing creating a perfect reading nook. The third bedroom has been cleverly adapted to provide access into the extension which is now configured as a large bathroom leading through to a superb bedroom with floor to ceiling shuttered windows overlooking the garden, and through again to a generous sitting room/well-equipped kitchen. This room has access directly onto a patio area and the garden beyond. Unusually each of the beautifully presented bathrooms are equipped with both free standing bath and shower cubicle.
A staircase very typical of this era, leads from the landing to two large attic bedrooms and a further bathroom. These rooms are surprisingly roomy with good head height and breath-taking views of the surrounding landscape. The current owners have been in touch recently with a local architect, with a view to reconfiguring. the stairs; opening up the area generally, and to constructing a glass lanterned dormer, thereby increasing/maximising head heights, space, light and views.
Outside the walled gardens have been cleverly landscaped and planted to create several seating areas for use at different times of day, a large area of lawn, and a superb area of patio adjoining the kitchen/family room perfect for entertaining. In addition to this there is secure gated access and a good-size store room to the side of the property.
There are no on-street parking restrictions to the front of the property, and a very short distance up the road there is off-street parking available, with dropped kerbs. The current owners have gravelled the area that they use for their 2 cars, but further space adjoining is available. Although this area is owned by the local authority, the current owners have advised that successive owners of Beechwood have continued to park their cars in this area, unencumbered, without any difficulty.
The property is located just to the north of Dursley town centre within easy reach of the town, Cam Village and Rednock school. There are beautiful countryside and woodland walks on the doorstep, notably Stinchcombe Hill just opposite, where you can join the Cotswold Way.
Dursley is an attractive market town which offers an array of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and cafes along with The Pulse, a popular sports facility with pool, Stinchcombe Hill Golf Club, a library, bus station, and the famous Old Spot Public House. These are all within a comfortable 10-15 minute walk. Durlsey C of E Primary Academy is a well-regarded primary school and popular Rednock secondary school is conveniently positioned within comfortable walking distance.
For those needing to commute, Cam and Dursley train station is a mere 2 miles away, providing commuter links to Bristol, Gloucester and Cheltenham. Junctions of the M4 and M5 motorways are within easy reach, while Stroud (ten miles) and Kemble (eighteen miles) train stations offer convenient links to London.
Services: We are advised that all mains services are connected to the property
Council Tax: council tax band E
Sandpits, Dursley, GL11 6PA
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Cam & Dursley Station1.8 miles
- Stonehouse Station5.3 miles
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