Swanley Lane, Berkeley, GL13 9JH

Guide price

Bedrooms: 6
An outstanding detached family house set in gardens and grounds of approximately 1.8 acres in a delightful rural location, yet convenient for Bristol, Gloucester and Cheltenham with the M5 motorway junction only 5 minutes drive (approx).

Swanley House is a handsome and very substantial family home which offers fabulous accommodation extending to around 3,600 square feet, arranged over three floors. The generous living accommodation includes six bedrooms with a self contained apartment ideal for dual family occupation, granny annexe or letting as a separate income stream. The main house is believed to date back in parts to the early 18th century and had extensive renovations and was re-built in 1988 retaining the stunning natural stone front elevations under a slate tiled roof. The property has many period character features including an inglenook fireplace, exposed timbers and beams and a lovely 20ft farmhouse kitchen centred around an Aga Range cooker. There is a good sized utility room, cloakroom and large double garage adjoining the house having a tack room/games room beyond and independent access to a first floor apartment which includes a double bedroom, bathroom and large open plan/kitchen/living/dining space. The principal reception rooms are located to either side of the entrance hall with the sitting room featuring a stunning inglenook fireplace with wood burner and there is a further breakfast room adjoining the kitchen leading to a large double glazed conservatory overlooking the lovely rear gardens.

The house is set back from Swanley Lane and is approached via a long sweeping driveway with extensive parking, large double garage and two excellent stables with yard. There are expansive lawns to the front and side of the property with mature specimen shrubs, trees and bushes. There are two areas of fenced paddocks behind the stables ideal for those with equestrian needs. There are wonderful ornamental gardens to the side and rear of the property, with patios and quiet seating areas ideal for outside entertaining. The land accompanying this property is approaching 2 acres so opens all kinds of opportunities for prospective purchasers.

Swanley is a quiet hamlet situated on the outskirts of Berkeley which is essentially rural in character and surrounded by farmland but is by no means isolated being less than 3 miles from the historic castle town of Berkeley with a good range of shops, doctors surgery, primary school, pubs and the famous Berkeley Castle with its stunning grounds and estate which extends around the town for many miles. There are further retailers and supermarkets available at both Thornbury and Dursley Towns and access to the M5 motorway at Junction 14 (approx. 5 mins drive).


Front door leading to entrance porch with two double glazed windows and half glazed door leading to the entrance hall.


With panelled radiator and staircase leading to the first floor landing.


5.66m (18' 7") x 4.88m (16' 0")

With large inglenook stone fireplace having flagstone hearth and inset wood burning stove. Beamed ceiling, twin panelled radiator and double glazed window to front. Secondary Elm wood spiral staircase leading to the first floor landing.


4.88m (16' 0") x 3.45m (11' 4")

With panelled radiator, attractive stone open fireplace with flagstone hearth, ceiling beams, double glazed window to front and useful under stairs storage cupboard.


3.63m (11' 11") x 3.02m (9' 11")

With polished wood block flooring, exposed beams, twin panelled radiator and double glazed window to side. Double glazed French doors leading to the conservatory.


7.26m (23' 10") x 3.23m (10' 7")

UPVC framed and double glazed with three Dimplex wall radiators and French doors leading to the garden.


6.02m (19' 9") x 3.02m (9' 11")

Hand built Pine kitchen by The Cotswold Collection incorporating base units with polished Granite worktop surfaces and matching wall storage cupboards, centred around an Aga oil fired range, inset enamel double bowled sink unit with drainer and mixer tap. Tiled flooring, space for fridge/freezer, integrated Stoves double oven with ceramic hob unit with cooker hood over, exposed beams, plumbing for dishwasher, double glazed window to side and stable type door leading to porch.


3.02m (9' 11") x 1.90m (6' 3")

With tiled flooring, double glazed windows and French doors leading to garden and courtyard.


4.27m (14' 0") x 1.52m (5' 0")

Fitted with a range of base units incorporating worktop surfaces, wall cupboards, single drainer double bowled sink unit, tiled flooring, plumbing for automatic washing machine and space for tumble dryer. Connecting doors to double garage and annex apartment.


With low level WC, wash hand basin, tiled flooring and built-in storage cupboard.


From the sitting room runs a secondary Elm wood spiral staircase leading to the first floor where there are further Elm stairs leading to the attic bedrooms.


5.03m (16' 6") x 3.86m (12' 8")

With two sets of built-in wardrobes, two double glazed windows to front, twin panelled radiator and exposed ceiling beams.


3.86m (12' 8") x 3.38m (11' 1")

With double glazed window to front, twin panelled radiator and two built-in storage cupboards.


3.68m (12' 1") x 3.38m (11' 1")

With double aspect glazed windows to side and rear and twin panelled radiator.


Having a free standing claw foot slipper bath having shower attachment over, wash hand basin and WC. Walk-in double shower cubicle with mains shower unit and glazed shower screen. Built-in linen cupboards and toiletry cabinets, twin panelled radiator, double glazed window, down lighters and chrome towel radiator. Access to roof storage space with folding ladder.


Having panelled bath with shower attachment over and glazed shower screen. Pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Twin panelled radiator and double glazed window to rear.


5.89m (19' 4") x 4.67m (15' 4")

Having exposed ceiling beams and timbers, two double glazed windows and Velux roof light window. Twin panelled radiator and laminate wood strip flooring.


4.90m (16' 1") x 4.57m (15' 0")max

With exposed timbers and beams, twin panelled radiator, built-in storage cupboards, Velux roof light window and double glazed window to front.


With independent front door leading to entrance hall.


With double glazed window and stairs to first floor landing.


With double glazed window and large built-in storage cupboard (containing hot water tank).


8.13m (26' 8") x 5.26m (17' 3")

With four twin panelled radiators, feature Limestone open fireplace, TV point and four double glazed windows. Dining area and kitchen with Oak block worktop surfaces with drawers and cupboards under, built-in stainless steel sink, oven and four ring ceramic hob unit with cooker hood over, splash back tiling and spotlights. Access to roof storage space with folding ladder.


5.41m (17' 9") x 3.63m (11' 11")

With twin panelled radiator, two double glazed windows and built-in double wardrobe.


Having panelled bath with fitted mains shower unit over, shower rail and curtain. Pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Twin panelled radiator, towel radiator and double glazed window.


8.13m (26' 8") x 5.36m (17' 7")

With electrically operated door, plus sliding door, Worcester oil fired boiler supplying central heating and domestic hot water circulation. Door to games room/tack room/home office. Double glazed window and door to rear.


5.41m (17' 9") x 3.63m (11' 11")

With double glazed window to rear, double glazed door to side, electric wall radiator and wood laminate flooring.


The property is approached via a five bar gate with a long driveway having lighting and leading to an extensive parking area with mixed hedges, extensive lawns to the front with wild flowers including Bluebells and Primroses. There are more formal gardens to the side of the property with lawns, shrubs, bushes, flagstone patio and seating areas. The gardens are mature and established with specimen trees including Eucalyptus, Willow and Maple. In addition to the stables there is a yard and two paddocks with post and rail fencing and gated access. The land in total is approaching 2 acres making it ideal for prospective purchasers who are considering keeping keeping horses or livestocks.


Mains, electricity and water are connected to the property. Drainage to private sewage treatment plant. Fibre broadband.




Strictly by appointment with the vendors sole agent at the Dursley Office. Telephone: 01453 542395

01453 542395

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