France Lynch, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6
£2,500,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
Sat within its own private land, this magnificent, detached, grade II listed country residence enjoys a delightful rolling countryside view from its peaceful and elevated semi-rural setting in the heart of Cotswold village life.AccommodationDrawing Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility, Two Cloakrooms, Five Bedrooms all with ensuites and large outbuilding studio. OutsideGated drive, Parking, Double Garage, Detached Studio/Home Office, Landscaped Gardens, FieldTotal plot size 3.34 acresThe propertyCourt House, a locally important property, is steeped in history as it is believed to date back to the early/mid-1650s it has been transformed through an amalgam of uses including a courthouse, a manor house, a public house and now a fantastic modern family home boasting substantial well-presented and proportioned accommodation with modern style mixed with traditional grandeur. Having been extended and restored within the current ownership, this residence is a perfect combination of ‘old and new'. A plethora of period character features are enjoyed throughout and these blend beautifully with the fashionable décor, fixtures and fittings. This winning combination creates a very special lifestyle.The heart of the home is a bespoke designed kitchen/breakfast room with its large central island being the main focal point. A variety of built-in appliances allow you to create and cook up tasty concoctions for your family. French doors open out onto a delightful open courtyard perfect for al-fresco dining. From one end of the kitchen/breakfast room, the utility and second cloakroom are located with convenient access from the other end into the stunning formal dining with underfloor heating under a stone floor, as per the kitchen, in addition to a wood burner set with an inglenook fireplace. Whether you enjoy dinner parties or noisy Sunday lunches with the family this room offers you the perfect foundation for a special event.The drawing room, possibly lying within the oldest origins of the house, is a magnificent room with a Cotswold stone fireplace with a wood burning stove along with French doors out onto the rear patio and the main staircase rising to the first floor. A door leads into the Sitting Room with a further Cotswold stone fireplace and access up the second original stone spiral staircase opening up into a stunning dual aspect Bedroom with en-suite. On the first level the main bedroom suite with it's well-appointed ensuite can be discovered along with three further large double rooms all with individual ensuites. The attic bedroom is one of the largest rooms with boasts another bespoke ensuite.A paramount asset to Court House is the union between the location and the open valley views, as they provide both peace and privacy in a village setting with a community spirit.OutsideWithin a traditional Cotswold stone wall, a pair of impressive electrically operated gates open onto the private drive which sweep in front of the house onto the parking area and leads to the double garage. From here steps lead to the side and rear gardens where you'll find a fantastic, detached studio/home office at the top of the grounds. At the rear of the house is an enclosed garden with a naturally planted screen made up from a beech hedge and is mainly laid to lawn with raised flowers beds and a stunning patio terrace for BBQs and relaxing. A five-bar gate leads from the gardens onto the field which wraps itself around the house. It gently slopes up to the top of the hill, down to the stream and backs onto neighbouring farmland. A separate level paddock is located closer to the main house and is currently open to the rear garden. It is enclosed with Cotswold stone drystone walling and attractive beech hedgesStep outside, climb the steps to the garden and be struck by the endless wash of rolling green against the big blue sky. There are 3 ½ acres here of cock-eyed hillside, with the village set into the side of the valley in the distance.We love to sit in serene silence with a book on elevated sunbeds above the drive, or drink and dine around the rattan tables that pepper the grounds. at bbq season we love to put on our coal or gas barbecues and chill our drink top-ups from the kitchen ice machine.Our extended family love to kick a ball around the lawns, let the kids blow off steam in the play area, and try a little croquet or cricket in summer, with our pooches we can follow the trails into the woods. Relax and merge gracefully with nature.Of an evening light candles, get the logs burning and settle back on a squishy sofa beneath the oak beams, in front of the exposed stone walls. The coffee machine is ready to rumble. The courthouse rambles away in posh and perfect English, but this is one perfect family-friendly renovation.This is a manorial home from Jacobean times. But there's nothing old school about fibre-optic broadband. So tap into box sets or social media, or gather around the living-room TV for family-friendly films or plump the cushions, dock your iPod and break out the cards or books.At Courthouse you'll live like kings and queens in the lap of luxury. Enjoy the clean walls and the oak doors, furnish the floors with rugs and read the books on the coffee table. Be together, be apart. Be utterly content.The kitchen is the heart of the home and this one bubbles and boils with homely warmth. Cook up your country concoctions on three ovens, five gas rings and an integrated microwave.Eat beneath the chandelier and the oak beams, around the dining table. Or get out to the terrace and get the coal and gas barbies going and the corks popping. Sit around rattan tables and soak up the valley views as you butter your bread beneath big skies. Load the dishwasher and hit the hay. Bedrooms here come with original oak beams and refurbished en-suites with clawfoot baths and power showers. Glossy tiling, spotlights and brushed chrome abound. Most rooms have garden views. Open your window and let the sound of silence lull you into a delicious sleep.Bedroom one is a good-sized double with a state-of-the-art en-suite, while bedroom two offers room for a kingsize bed and an en-suite bathroom with a bath. Bedroom three is a large room with a super king space for a sofa or dressing table and an en-suite bathroom with a bath. It's a similar stunning story in bedroom four.Bedroom five is an en-suite luxury room too. Nod off with your favourite soap on the wall TV.

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