Horsley, Stroud, GL6
£3,500,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
This unique period property is located amongst the charming and much sought after countryside of Horsley, with its rolling hills and unspoilt rural charm.

The epitome of privacy, with 12.48 acres surrounding the house and accessed via a 700m single-track lane. The house suits someone who values their privacy, but also wants to enjoy the wide-ranging facilities that the local area provides in abundance. The house is located in an escarpment position, affording some superb views and with a southerly aspect towards Horsley and an open light area around the house.

The original period barn has seen many changes since its original construction, most latterly with the current owners, who have combined many of the buildings into the superb and extensive family house it is today. It offers a flexible and fun layout, ideal for both entertaining in rooms like the large kitchen/dining room and swimming pool, as well as more intimate family spaces, like the snug and reception room. The owners have been careful to maintain as much of the period barn as possible, with large open rooms, as well as open fire and exposed beams. They have combined this with modern facilities like the bespoke kitchen and first class leisure facilities.

The house has been thoughtfully designed to suit multi-generational living, with three elements of the house, cleverly linked via a glazed walkway, which surrounds a bespoke pond, creating a calming viewpoint from many rooms. This provides separation, but allows the house to work as one, or two separate living spaces. The main house has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, with the wing offering two en suite bedrooms and a separate sitting room and utility room – ideal for teenagers, dependant relatives and live in help. There are first class leisure facilities. These include a recently refurbished indoor swimming pool, with a bank of glazed doors and skylights making this a great indoor pool, linked seamlessly to the outside hot tub deck and with an open and airy feel. This has air-conditioning and auto skylights keeping the pool fresh and automated. There is also a plant room, shower and WC for the pool. The gym is located in a separate building, linked again by the glazed walkway. This has a large vaulted space with skylights and double doors. This would also make a great studio or games room

Outside

The house is beholden only to the amazing location. Totally private and peaceful this location is a real treat, with the house totally surrounded by its own land and accessed via a long single-track lane which meanders through some fields onto the private drive and down to the house. There is ample parking on the drive and vehicular access to the workshops and paddocks from various locations. The grounds are mature with an abundance of specimen trees, shrubs and year round interest. The formal gardens are mainly laid to the south of the house with open lawn areas, a small orchard, decked area complete with hot tub and various seating areas from which to enjoy the view. The outbuildings are located via a spur from the main drive. The largest of these, is modern in construction and is utilised as a workshop and store, complete with a purpose built wine cellar. The tennis court is a modern surface court located near the house, but screened with mature trees for privacy. The paddocks, which have good vehicular access, are largely stock proof with several field shelters alongside a small yard with stabling, tack room and feed-room. There is also a section of woodland and rough pasture as well as good grass pasture.

pSituation

Located on the outskirts of Horsley set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Horsley enjoys a Parish Church, pub, community village shop and local primary school. The neighbouring small town of Nailsworth offers a wide selection of individual shops and services including an award winning delicatessen and bakery, florist, craft shops and supermarket. Stroud, the nearest principal township, provides further facilities including a main line railway with intercity services to London (Paddington). Educationally there is a wide choice of both state and private schools. The local prep school Beaudesert Park can be found at Minchinhampton, with Wycliffe College and Westonbirt School both within practical travelling distances. There are comprehensive schools at Stroud, Tetbury, Cirencester and Dursley and two local grammar schools at Stroud.

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