Stroud, GL6 8AY
This is a perfect example of village living. A beautiful five bedroomed detached stone cottage, private flat grounds, four receptions, two lovely fireplaces, private driveway with detached double garage and not forgetting a very pretty wendy house.
Asking price £885,000
SOLD (SUBJECT TO CONTRACT)
• Stunning family home beautifully presented
• Stunning Sitting and Dining room
• Garden room and Snug with log burner
• Fitted kitchen complete with Aga and breakfast room
• Entrance porch, cloakroom and utility room
• Master and guest bedroom with en-suites
• Three further bedrooms and a family bathroom
• Detached double garage with log store and storage
• Beautiful flat grounds with mature planting
• Set in the heart of Old bussage
The original cottages that form the west side of Cavanbah are built of local stone, we believe the cottages date back to 1855. Over the last 50 years, these cottages have been incorporated into one building, extended, and renovated. Further renovations and improvements by ourselves. A beautiful example of village living nestled amongst period homes. A detached stone cottage located in the heart of Old Bussage, a private driveway leads you to the property with a wealth of parking up to a detached double garage. The current owners have taken considerable care and attention to detail, to sympathetically restore and modernise the cottage. Having combined beautiful period features with modern living.
Entrance hall/boot room with downstairs cloakroom leading into a delightful snug. This room offers a wealth of character with exposed beams, stonework, and wooden flooring. Cotswold stone fireplace with log burner inset, bookshelves to each side. Stairs leading to the first floor. A stunning fitted kitchen in duck egg blue with wooden worktops throughout complete with integral appliances and ceramic sink. Inglenook with Aga and breakfast bar creates a divide to the family/breakfast room. The utility room is off the dining room. A very spacious dining room with plenty of light from window and door to the side, opens to the sitting room. Engineered Oak flooring throughout both receptions. The sitting room has a feature fireplace with gas log burner, windows overlook the grounds with French doors leading to the garden room/studio. This is a perfect relaxing space to take in the view of the gardens with French doors leading outside, low sills with a wealth of light and stone tiled flooring.
To the first floor a spacious master suite complete with en-suite shower room, fitted wardrobes, French doors with a Juliette balcony overlook the grounds. A guest bedroom complete with ensuite walk in shower, fitted wardrobes and views. Three further bedrooms, one would be ideal as a home office/nursery. All rooms offer great light and views to the garden. Completed by a family bathroom.
The grounds offer a wealth of mature trees to the boundaries with evergreen and silver birch trees nestled to the borders. Flat formal lawns ideal for a family to enjoy any outdoor activity complete with a very pretty Wendy house. A paved sun terrace to enjoy that early morning coffee or afternoon G & T. A great home to bring up a family or retired and looking for that relaxing retreat.
The cottage is in an area known as Old Bussage which has many stone houses of the same period, linked together with quiet, narrow lanes – making it one the best kept secrets of the Cotswolds. We have found the community to be welcoming, helpful and friendly. Close by, there are playing fields and a beechwood, which are great for children, dogs, and people of all ages. Also close by are the Village Hall and the ancient Church of St Michael. The Ram Inn is a particularly popular pub and restaurant which is within a short stroll from the property. Further afield, there are woods, villages and communities that have made it such a wonderful location to live.
From Stroud follow the London road out of town towards Cirencester, continue to follow passing Thrupp and Brimscombe. You will approach a sign on the left hand side for Bussage & Eastcombe. Turn left onto Toadsmoor road which becomes Vatch lane. At the top of the hill turn right onto The Ridgeway and immediately right onto The Ridge and turn right onto Cowswell lane. Drive past a small green on your right and the lane starts to narrow. Very shortly you will see a drive going up on the left hand side. This leads to a gathering of private properties. Follow up the drive to the top and in the top right hand corner you will see the back of the cottage with the chipping driveway to the side.
Bussage and Eastcombe are neighbouring hilltop villages which are easily reached on foot or by car. Here you will find a Primary School, Thomas Keeble Secondary School, Tesco, Boots, Post Office, Medical Centre and Petrol Station. Also bus service within the village to Stroud. The town of Stroud is within 5 miles and has developed from its woollen mill heritage into a centre of the modern arts and craft movement. It has a well supported and award-winning local farmers market on a Saturday morning that must be visited, offering a wealth of local produce and fantastic atmosphere. A great variety of independent shops and Cafes. A selection of national supermarkets, hospital and Stroud has two state Grammar schools for boys and girls with Bussage being in the catchment area for several mixed comprehensive schools. Independent schools are Beaudesert Park school in Minchinhampton, Wycliffe College at Stonehouse. Towns of Nailsworth and Stonehouse within 6 miles boast great places to visit and enjoy local produce and gift shops. Not forgetting the great canal walks and the wonderful views and walks from Minchinhampton common. Stroud and Kemble train stations offer a direct line into Paddington in 90 minutes (approx). The community is now a blend of all levels of society and culture. Good access to the larger towns of Cirencester and Cheltenham and 45 minutes (approx.) to Bath & Bristol.
We enjoy the easily managed secure garden with mature trees that provide a high level of privacy and a sanctuary of peace.
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