Cirencester Road, Minchinhampton, Stroud, GL6

£1,200,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Steeped in history and once having been used as a school house - Blue Boys school established in 1942 by a Miss Gladys Beale now Mandeville House offers generous living accommodation and an extensive mature garden all beautifully presented and awaiting an discerning new owner to enjoy this beautiful residence.

Mandeville House, named after a town in the hills of Jamaica where the present owners lived for some years, has a distinct tropical feel about it, as does the garden. Steeped in history, with part of the structure dating back to the 1700s and beyond, it was more recently used as a school – Blue Boys School – established in 1942 by Miss Gladys Beale, great niece of Miss Dorothea Beale, Principal of Cheltenham Ladies' College and founder of St Hilda's College, Oxford. The property, converted back to a private residence by the owners, now offers generous living

accommodation and an extensive mature garden, all beautifully presented and awaiting a discerning new owner to enjoy this beautiful residence.

Located on the edge of Minchinhampton Common and within easy walking distance of local amenities, this grand detached residence offers plenty of flexible living accommodation along with five bedrooms, a useful outside room and an extensive mature garden.

A porch/boot room leads through into an impressive grand entrance hall, which benefits from a beautiful parquet wooden floor and plenty of natural light. There is a central staircase leading up to the galleried landing on the first floor.

Following through, there is a good-sized family room with a fireplace. The sitting room is of a generous size with a high ceiling accentuating the feeling of space enjoying a beautiful maple wooden floor and a lovely feature fireplace. There is a bay window with a window seat with views looking out to the garden. Also on the ground floor there is a library area, a generous size study/ family room and a large conservatory/ garden

room enjoying views out over the beautiful

garden beyond.

The kitchen is of a good size with room for a dining room table and there are plenty of built-in units and views looking out on to the Great Park; there is also a feature beamed ceiling. There is a separate utility room and a shower suite with a basin and WC.

On the first floor, there are five generous bedrooms, all enjoying beautiful views, and there are two bathrooms, one enjoying a roll top bath. There is plenty of storage and, on the second floor, there are two loft rooms ideal for a study or playroom.

Outside, Mandeville House enjoys an extensive

landscaped garden with an abundance of trees, shrubs and lawn which was used in the past as a tennis court. There is plenty of room to entertain and enjoy the delightful private surroundings.

There is plenty of parking in the courtyard behind the gated entrance and there is a generous double garage with a ladder leading up to two good sized rooms which are presently unused but they have provided living accommodation in the past. There is a further outbuilding ideal for a further workshop/store.

Mandeville House is ideally situated on the edge of Minchinhampton Common and within easy walking distance of the town of Minchinhampton, which is a most sought-after area with a highly regarded primary school within a five minute walk and 600 acres surrounding of National Trust common land. There are also several coffee

shops, bistros and restaurants, a corner shop, pharmacy, a butcher's, a library, sports and social club with football and rugby teams, doctors and dentists. . The Crown Inn, which has been Minchinhampton's watering hole for many

years, was recently acquired and renovated by the Lucky Onion Group to a very high standard. There is a strong sense of community with a good social network.

Across the Common is the favoured Minchinhampton Golf Club course, interspersed with several gastro pubs. There are plenty of other leisure activities on offer too including

a riding stables, bowls club, extensive countryside walks, gliding and polo clubs.

The area has excellent schools, including a boys' and girls' grammar school in Stroud and local private schools include Beaudesert and Wycliffe. There is a regular bus service over the Common towards Stroud, and Kemble Station is a 15 minute drive away, making London an easy

commute. Cirencester, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bath, Bristol, Swindon, the M4 and M5 are all easily accessible.

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