4 Bedroom Detached House Sold in Stroud, GL6
Slad, Stroud, GL6 7QE
Georgian stable block in secluded location converted in 1985, by architect owner, to create a graceful house with light spacious rooms overlooking a tranquil pond.
Built as the stable block for a fine country house, the property has a beautiful classical facade with a pedimented central bay and arched sash windows on either side which fill the house with light. The house is listed Grade II and mentioned in Pevsner.
The accommodation comprises entrance hall and three reception rooms on the ground floor and four bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor. At the side of the house there is an open fronted barn which provides garaging, garden shed and log store.
In front of the house there is a long terrace and spring-fed pond enclosed by a mature hedge. Behind the house there is a walled garden with fruit trees. There is a great deal of potential for a keen gardener to build on the existing structure. The property extends to about 0.6 acre in total.
The house has mains electricity, Calor gas fired central heating and Aga, septic tank drainage and a spring water supply.
The village of Slad was immortalised by Laurie Lee in Cider with Rosie. The big house was the ‘squire’s house’ where the summer fete was held in the gardens and Laurie sang Christmas carols. The Woolpack Inn survives and is now the community hub with very good food. The Slad Valley provides some of the best walks in the Cotswolds and remains remarkably unspoiled.
Stroud is the nearest centre. There are local shops and several supermarkets as well as a thriving farmers market. There are regular mainline trains to Paddington (about 1hr 40mins) from Stroud Station. Cheltenham and Cirencester are both within a half hour drive and these provide a range of cultural and sporting activities as well as good shopping. There are excellent state schools and private schools within easy reach.