Burleigh, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5

£1,500,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
Heathfield is a fine and unique detached property which has been lovingly restored over their long ownership by the current owners to create a comfortable family home whilst preserving a wealth of architectural features. The property was designed in the "Arts & Craft" style by the architect Ernest Hollier Evans (1876-1953) who was articled under Sir Ernest George RIBA and practiced from Gower Street, London, from 1900 to 1940. He was on the staff of The Architectural Association (1919-1930) and was their Bronze Medallist in 1896. His 'Times' obituary referred to his "design of cottages in Minchinhampton and Stroud where his work was described as maintaining the tradition enthused with modern ideas". Originally designed as a dower house for the architect's mother, Heathfield has since been sympathetically extended to create a generously-proportioned residence for the contemporary family whilst remaining true to its origins. The main house provides accommodation across three floors measuring 3574 sq.ft. Although noteworthy aspects are prominent throughout, particular emphasis must be made of a selection of rooms. There is an inviting generous reception hall which includes the original solid oak front door together with a fireplace and woodburning stove, the original wide staircase with mahogany handrail and doors radiating to all the reception rooms. The drawing room with underfloor heating is most impressive having a vaulted ceiling, Bath stone fireplace, double aspect windows incorporating a magnificent mullion picture window overlooking the garden and view. The room also enjoys the exposed stonework of the original front door. The drawing room is complemented by a large formal dining room with Arts & Craft fireplace and French doors leading to a paved terrace which runs the full width of the property offering an excellent place to sit, relax and enjoy the view. Additionally there is a cosy sitting room with a fireplace and woodburning stove and double aspect mullion windows and a separate study. The kitchen/breakfast room has underfloor heating and is fitted with a range of bespoke units, granite and oak worktops and integral "Wolf" grill, vegetable steamer and pop-up extractor fan. It provides a sociable living/dining space suitable for modern lifestyles with dual French doors opening to the terrace and rear garden. All of the above creates a flexible entertaining space. There is access to the cellar from the kitchen where the gas fired boiler is housed together with a hot water and two cold water cylinders. On the first floor the master bedroom with a feature fireplace and fitted wardrobe and dual aspect windows is served by a large ensuite bathroom with a free-standing roll top bath. A second bedroom also has a fireplace, fitted wardrobe and is dual aspect. These two bedrooms have spectacular views towards Minchinhampton Common. There are a further four bedrooms, two of which are located on the second floor, that have use of two family bathrooms, one of which boasts a Jacuzzi steam cubicle/shower and the other a built-in utility cupboard with plumbing for a washing machine and tumble drier. There is extensive loft storage off the L-shaped second floor bedroom with potential for conversion to a further bathroom subject to necessary consents. Lighting throughout was designed by John Cullen of Kings Road, London, and incorporates uplighters and downlighters giving immense flexibility to create different moods. A large detached one bedroom annexe (1152 sq ft) is served by an independent boiler and its own telephone lines. There is also a bathroom, kitchen area and large sitting room thus providing versatile ancillary accommodation for guests, relatives or those requiring separate quiet work space away from the main home.

Situation

Heathfield enjoys a rural position down a small country lane approximately one mile from the popular former market town of Minchinhampton. Famed for its unspoilt beauty, the area offers a pleasant village environment with a selection of essential shops and services including doctors, dentist, library, excellent primary school, Parish Church, social and sports clubs. Beaudesert prep school is a short drive across the Common. A substantial acreage of National Trust commonland surrounds the village and the nearby towns of Stroud and Cirencester offer more extensive facilities together with mainline railway stations in Stroud and Kemble bringing London (Paddington) within 90 minutes travelling time. Further schooling in the area includes Wycliffe College and two Grammar Schools.

Additional Information

A double car port with light and power together with a gated gravelled driveway provides plentiful parking for multiple vehicles. A workshop and store attached to the rear of the annexe provide storage. Heathfield is well-sited almost centrally within vibrant professionally landscaped gardens enjoying sun all day as well as an outlook across adjoining countryside. Large level terraces surround the house and incorporate areas of lawn, a paved seating terrace, a sheltered rear courtyard and a series of well-stocked borders with numerous plants, shrubs and trees designed with great care and attention. A selection of rare and evergreen specimen trees are planted throughout and include Pinus Pinea, Phyllirya, Holm Oaks, Cork Oaks and a Nothofagus dombeyi. Two sheds are cleverly screened from the house and provide further garden storage.

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