5 bedroom detached house for salePrivate Road, Rodborough Common, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5
- 5 bedrooms
- 4 reception rooms
- 3 bathrooms
- kitchen/breakfast room
- double garage
- gated parking
- exceptional landscaped gardens
- incredible open views
- private access to 800 acres of National Trust common land.
Hartley is situated on the areas premium Private Road and occupies what is arguably the best plot on the road. The current owners have undertaken an exemplary extension and renovation project and have created an outstanding property. The main design focus was to maximise the views from all principle rooms and also to create an enchanting and beautifully finished property inside and out. This has been done with no expense spared to both the internal or external finish. The renovation included a sympathetic two storey extension as well as full re-working of the interior and landscaping of both the front and rear gardens to a meticulous standard.
The large wooden porch shelters the main front door with its bank of glazed windows. It also provides the first glimpses of the view through the hallway, kitchen and on to the full length windows at this rear. The abundance of glazing continues throughout and frames the view making the most of the exceptional position. The stone floored entrance hall provides access for all main downstairs rooms. The generous, split-level, drawing room is a charming triple aspect room with a feature stone fireplace as its centrepiece and two sets of double opening French doors onto the rear patio. These are full length glass as are the majority of windows to the rear of the property and give spectacular views over the terraced and landscaped gardens and rolling countryside beyond. The house backs onto the 800 acres of National Trust owned Rodborough Common and the property enjoys private gated access to this.
The kitchen/breakfast room takes centre stage and is a wonderful heart of the home. There is ample space for dining room table and chairs as well as a large integrated kitchen with solid wood units complemented by breakfast bar facilities, you will also find a two-oven Aga, American style fridge/freezer, induction hob and combination oven and warming drawer both of which are Miele. A plethora of windows and French doors lead out onto the terrace meaning that breakfast can be enjoyed either indoors or out whilst soaking in the views. The kitchen is amply backed up with a utility room that houses further units, worktop, sink and space and plumbing for washers and dryers. There is a barn style door on to the recently added boot room, ideal for boots and coats and with double doors to the garden. There is a dining room for more formal occasions and a rear sitting room which is ideal as a TV room or large home office. This has integrated access to the garaging.
The wood and glass staircase rises to the first floor where there is a pleasant landing with front aspect window that leads on to the generous master suite. This has ‘his and hers’ independent dressing rooms as well as an opulent en suite with high quality fittings. The main bedroom has a full length glazed patio door and glazed Juliette balcony to enjoy the view from a more elevated position. There are two further bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and the two remaining rooms share the large family bathroom.
Private Road is a prestigious residential tree-lined road. This sought-after address offers a fine selection of individual homes of style and quality. Surrounded by Rodborough Common (a biological and geological Site of Special Scientific Interest) together with its neighbour Minchinhampton Common is in total some 800 acres of common land vested in the National Trust. It is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where opportunities for walking, golf and equestrian activities are readily available. Local amenities are accessible in the towns of Minchinhampton, Stroud and Nailsworth with a wide selection of recreational facilities, individual shops and supermarkets. Stroud holds an award-winning Farmers' Market every Saturday. Education within the area is excellent and includes Beaudesert Park Preparatory School, Wycliffe College, and Grammar Schools at Stroud High School for Girls & Marling School for Boys. Access to the M5 motorway is available from J13 with Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cirencester, Bath & Bristol all within easy driving distance. A mainline intercity rail service to London (Paddington) is available from Stroud some 3 miles away.
Private Road is regarded as one of the premium addresses in the area and is a beautiful tree-lined private road that is maintained and managed brilliantly by the local residents. Hartley itself is some way down on the left hand side and occupies a tranquil and secluded position with double gated access through its sweeping drive. It offers complete privacy from the neighbouring properties and the grounds have been terraced and landscaped with wonderful dry stone walling, large patios and an abundance of well stocked and maintained flower beds and water features. All of this has been done to take full advantage of the breath-taking south westerly views. There is a large patio across the entire rear of the house which is covered with a large electric sun awning that provides shade when required. Two large sections of level lawn are bordered by yew hedging and interspersed with well stocked flower beds and rose borders with an array of mature trees giving both privacy and protection from the wind.
To the side of the property is a natural section of garden with a small spinney with lovely rhododendrons, foxgloves, acers and evergreen trees adding year round interest. The meandering path through the spinney also has gated access to the 800 acres of National Trust common land which this house abuts. Discretely positioned throughout the garden is a substantial and integrated computerised watering system making this large formal garden much lower maintenance. The rose beds and climbing rose pergola lead to the side of the property and in turn the front. This is where you will find the watering system controls, bin store, secure garden shed and low maintenance rockery style front garden again with a plethora of mature plants and a number of high beech trees giving dappled light and a wonderful rural feel.
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