Summer Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1PH | Property for sale | Savills
399.95 sq m(4,305 sq ft)
Guide price £1,895,000($2,450,616)

Summer StreetStroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1PH

    Key features

    • Magnificent Grade II* Listed family house within 8 acres
    • Two main entertaining rooms, kitchen, dining room
    • Principal suite with dressing room and bathroom
    • Four guest bedrooms, two family bathrooms
    • Studio, Double garage with Office above, unconverted cowsheds

    Magnificent Grade II* Listed family house with far reaching views

    About this property

    • Built in the mid/late 18th Century, Slade House which is Grade II* listed, stands magnificently in its 8 acre plot with far reaching views over Slad Brook and across the Slad Valley.

      The current owner carried out a full restoration project on the main house over a period of 3 years when the house was bought in 1996, meticulously and sympathetically renovating it. In more recent years the double garage with an office above was built and the studio converted from old cowsheds.

      As you arrive through the gates of Slade House, you are immediately taken by the stunning views out across the front lawn.

      Welcomed into a beautiful reception hall with original flag stone floor and log burner, the entrance is impressive, yet warm and inviting.

      The kitchen to the west offers plenty of space for enthusiastic cooks and hosting; with ample storage and work tops, as well as plenty of space for guests to sit comfortably. With dual aspect views and tall ceiling heights, in keeping with the rest of the house, there is wonderful light and sense of space. The kitchen leads directly through to the conservatory which is currently used as a dining room, leading straight out into the garden through French doors.

      The two main entertaining rooms are almost identical in size but offer totally different spaces; the sitting room is laid with Sisal carpet and oozes comfort with dusty pink chalk walls, wonderful views across the front lawn and a large fireplace.

      While the drawing room is an outstanding panelled room featuring apsidal niches with blocked Gibbs surrounds, a flanking chimneypiece with a mirror in shouldered architrave and two giant fluted Ionic columns carrying entablature with pulvinated frieze, all complimented beautifully by two large windows and French doors with shutters opening out on to the front lawn.

      At the rear of the house is a downstairs cloakroom and useful boot room leading out in to the garden.

      The first floor comprises of three large double bedrooms, a further smaller double and two family bathrooms. Each bedroom has been beautifully designed and feature fireplaces and wonderful views.

      The second floor is currently used as a magnificent principal bedroom suite; with a large bathroom and generous dressing room leading through to the bedroom. For prospective families, this could be transformed into a fantastic ‘kids landing' with potential for two bedrooms, a bathroom and space for a playroom.

      In addition to the front lawn, the garden below the house is host to a variety of mature trees and shrubs with mown paths through the longer grass as well as a gravelled path leading to the studio that was converted in 2005; with one large main room, two smaller rooms used as changing rooms as well as a separate WC.

      The double garage was built in 2000, with two separate electric doors and one large space internally. To the rear there is a tool shed and wood store. The first floor above, is a wonderfully bright office space.

      Beyond the walls of the garden are disused cowsheds which would make for a fantastic annexe, subject to usual planning consents.

      The land is approximately 8 acres and runs from the garden walls, northerly down the hill to Slad Brook

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    Utterly stunning Grade II* listed house offering a slice of the rural good life on the edge of town

    Clemmie D'Arcy ClarkProperty agent

    Local information

    • Slade House occupies a prominent position on the outskirts of Stroud, which offers an eclectic mix of shops as well as a Waitrose supermarket and an award winning farmers market.
    • The area is well served with both private and state schools including Beaudesert Park School on Minchinhampton Common, Stroud High and the Marling School in Stroud and Wycliffe College in Stonehouse, as well as the girls and boys colleges in Cheltenham.
    • There are many and varied recreational activities in the area including racing at Cheltenham, polo in Cirencester and sailing on the Cotswold Water Park. Casual golfers will enjoy the Minchinhampton golf course where players need to avoid the free roaming cows.
    • Communications in the area are excellent with rail services available from Stroud and Kemble Stations, connecting with London Paddington, the journey time being about 1.5 hours. Road networks through the region link to the larger centres of Cheltenham, Gloucester and Swindon and the motorway network (M4 and M5) provides fast road links to Bristol, London and The Midlands.

    Additional information

    • Tetbury 11.5 miles, Cirencester 13.6 miles, Cheltenham 13.7 miles, M4 (15) 30.6 miles, M4 (J18) 20.5 miles, Stroud Station 1.1 miles, Kemble Station 13.1 miles
    • Directions: W3W///assets.screaming.locked
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: E