A charming and characterful six-bedroom period family home, splendid reception rooms, swimming pool, tennis court and parkland grounds.
In all 3.21 acres.
Stroud Cottage occupies a stunning position on the edge of the village with origins dating, we understand, from the early 17th Century.
It has been extended at various points throughout the last three centuries. This charming country home offers a wealth of character and charm with exposed beams,
leadlight windows and welcoming colour scheme throughout. A charming oak plank split door leads to a welcoming entrance hall which provides access to the kitchen/breakfast room,
drawing room, back stair and cloakroom. The layout on the ground floor is versatile and ideally suited for both formal and informal entertaining.
The kitchen/breakfast room is bathed in light from southerly facing windows which overlook the terrace and swimming pool. A range of handmade units with stone worksurfaces provide plenty of storage.
There is a large central island with a butchers block work surface and an inset induction hob. With a four oven Aga and two separate built-in electric fan ovens this the perfect space for chefs of all skill levels.
An archway leads through to the substantial conservatory which has far reaching views over the gardens and beyond. The formal drawing room is beautifully decorated and has a large open hearth,
exposed beams and dual aspect windows looking onto the front and rear gardens. The sitting room and family room are accessed via the drawing room creating a fabulous entertaining space.
The Master bedroom suite enjoys a high vaulted ceiling with honey coloured beams, triple aspect leadlight windows over the looking the front, side and rear gardens, a dressing room and full ensuite bathroom.
The landing accesses two further double bedrooms and the family bathroom. From the entrance hallway, a back stair leads up to three further double bedrooms and a bathroom which gives rise to the option of separate accommodation for an aupair
or visiting relative.
Stroud Cottage is set back from the road and is in beautifully landscaped grounds. A central pathway, lined with clear stem Photinia Red Robins and Buxus topiary, leads to the front door. A mature Wisteria frames the entire building
frontage and covers it in a mass of long purple flowers in the Spring. The driveway provides parking for four cars and access to a double garage. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with an interesting division created by yew hedging and
flower bed borders. The swimming pool sits within an attractive terrace. A pool house provides an area for changing and incorporates both a wood store and a pumphouse. Further into the garden is a full-size tennis court. The garden from this point is more reminiscent of
parkland grounds with mature trees, a bluebell wood and wild flower meadows. In all 3.21 acres.