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8 bedroom detached house for sale

Over Butterrow, Rodborough Common, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5

Guide Price £1,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • EPC:F
  • Drawing Room
  • Dining Room
  • Studio
  • Music Room
  • Family Room/Breakfast Room
  • Kitchen
  • Garden Room
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Overbutterrow House is a magnificent stone house sitting at the head of a small and exclusive private road. One of the most substantial houses in the area it offers over 8,500 square feet of flexible accommodation which has been well maintained and updated by the current owners. Believed to date back to the late 19th century the house was built on the edge of Rodborough Common and enjoys an open vista over the surrounding greenery and National Trust land of Rodborough Common. It was orientated so the entire rear of the house faces south east thus bathing it in day round sunshine. Whilst the house has been thoroughly modernised it has remained true to its originality with many period features, open fires, large windows and superb flow making this a perfect family house. All internal rear rooms can be simultaneously opened to create a wonderful flow and party atmosphere. These spaces can also be closed off for more intimate family use. The whole of the back of the property enjoys the calming aspect over the substantial terrace and landscaped gardens beyond.
The kitchen is the centre of the house and is fitted with a range of high quality units from Stroud Furniture Makers, a thick granite worktop and integrated appliances. This end of the house continues on to the less formal spaces which include the breakfast room and family room.
The more formal drawing room and dining room enjoy beautiful centrepiece fireplaces complete with wood burning stoves and the garden room then leads through onto the outdoor swimming pool. To the front of the house there are more flexible rooms ideal for family hobbies such as music and art.
The first floor houses the wonderfully opulent master suite. This has been beautifully finished with a substantial bedroom, walk in wardrobe, modern and sleek en suite bathroom and private enclosed balcony. The five further bedrooms to this floor share the two family bathrooms. The top floor is currently utilised as a teenage space with three bedrooms and a study.
The cellar area which can be accessed both internally and externally with vehicular access is again a substantial space and has a multitude of uses including wood stores, wine stores, gym and workshop and also houses the more modern boiler and heating systems. There is a useful sink, utility room and gardener’s toilet. This floor can be accessed by an independent driveway and then further on to the garden making useful access for ride on mowers etc.


The house is situated on the edge of the 350 hectares of National Trust land that is Minchinhampton and Rodborough Common. This is much loved by the local residents and offers endless opportunities for walking, cycling and golf. The picturesque village of Minchinhampton has a range of independent shops, cafes, butchers etc. For a more expansive selection of amenities Stroud has a Waitrose, a farmers market as well as a railway station with mainline London links. Nearby Cirencester, a bustling market town, also has a twice weekly farmers market. Schools are a big draw to this area with Beaudesert Park situated on Minchinhampton Common together with local and state primary and secondary schools. Further afield there are also excellent schools in Cheltenham and the surrounding countryside.


Overbutterrow House is located at the head of a private drive and was positioned as such to take you away from the thoroughfare and into a private idyll on the edge of the common. Whilst the trees have grown over the years you still have some superb and open views to the Lypiatts with the mature garden also providing excellent privacy and enclosing the house beautifully. There is ample parking on both driveways as well as garaging to the front. The swimming pool enjoys a southerly aspect and is fully enclosed with good access from both the main house and the changing rooms.
Immediately accessed from the kitchen/breakfast room is the large terrace. This runs the length of the house and is perfect for family gatherings. Steps then meander down onto the largely lawned garden which has been terraced to offer a large flat section and has the fittings for a tennis court. There are also a number of very well stocked and tended herbaceous borders, large trees and a beautiful cedar taking centre stage. The grounds are about 1.45 acres in all.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
20 June 2017

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