Box, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6

£1,650,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
A substantial family house sat proudly within 2.1 acres. Limecroft affords charming south facing views out of all of its principal rooms due to its well-planned layout. A host of character features including mullion windows and fireplaces are found throughout, whilst sympathetic extensions with extensive glazing provide large family spaces ideal for entertaining. Having been a long term family home, the current owners have extended, renovated and beautifully enhanced the house and grounds during their occupation. This tremendous package provides a substantial house, landscaped grounds and a paddock with stabling and independent field access. Located within walking distance of Beaudesert Park School, the property also boasts direct access onto Minchinhampton Common, some 450 acres vested in the National Trust.

The welcoming entrance hall opens to the reception hall which presents the first glimpse of the wonderful grounds. All five reception rooms enjoy a southerly view over the gardens and paddock beyond, creating a light and airy house. These interlinked, free-flowing rooms all open to the extensive paved terrace. The kitchen/breakfast room takes centre stage, forming the hub of the house and opening to a wooden orangery, used for dining, where French doors similarly open to the garden. The kitchen provides an AGA, large central island, oven with hob over and space for large American style fridge/freezer. The drawing room and sitting room provide both formal and family space, with wood burning stoves forming a focal point to each room. A further reception room with adjoining study offers additional living space.

The first floor has five bedrooms, four having en suite facilities as well as a family bathroom. The master bedroom with vaulted ceiling also provides a walk-through dressing room.

Situation

The nearby market towns of Nailsworth and Minchinhampton are much loved for their intimate feel. They offer a selection of amenities including: independent shops, convenience store, doctors, dentist, library, primary school, church and sports club. Minchinhampton Common itself is National Trust maintained. The nearby towns of Stroud and Cirencester offer a more comprehensive array of facilities. There are excellent communication links, with Stroud and Kemble Railway Stations providing high speed links to London Paddington. Private schools in the area include Beaudesert Park School and Wycliffe College. There are excellent Grammar Schools including Stroud High School for girls and Marling for boys.

Outside

A stone pillared entrance opens to a gravelled circular driveway leading to a detached garage complex with further parking. A useful room with cloakroom lies above the garage and is accessed via an external staircase.

Gardens have been landscaped to include well-chosen species which offer year round colour, scent and are cleverly designed to form an extension of the living space, with a paved terrace spanning the width of the house. There are many seating areas, interlinked water features, flower beds, a raised vegetable garden and an orchard. The calming curved drystone walls culminate in a large circular seating area complete with integrated fire pit. Situated at the end of the patio is fabulous BBQ hut. The formal gardens have an organic feel with pleasing lines, all year round planting and are open to the paddock. Mature trees to the boundary ensure privacy. A stable block comprising two loose boxes and tack room has an area of hard standing to the front.

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