Substantial Georgian country house in half acre gardens. The master bedroom features a wonderful elevated balcony overlooking the large South facing garden. Potential annex accommodation extends over a magnificent double garage plus 25' workshop.
This established family house retains many Georgian features in the original part and is believed once to have been associated with the Smithy in the Berkeley Estate, within the hamlet of Woodford based on the A38 between Thornbury and Berkeley. It now forms part of a group of houses including a recent small cul de sac.
The property is set just back from the old A38 Gloucester Road through wrought iron gates and railings over a natural stone wall. Plenty of off street parking is available for several cars inside the gates in front of the house, discreet parking for horsebox/caravan/boat to one side, and the 25' Garage provides enviable space for 2 or 3 cars, with a wide access through to a similar width workshop area which could accommodate a couple more vehicles for the classic car enthusiast. The extension to the left provides a versatile suite of rooms and a terrace over the garage and workshop areas. These can be used either as a self contained Annex using the separate entrance and staircase, or in conjunction with the main house accommodation as a Master Bedroom Suite comprising a Sitting Room/Bedroom 5, Ensuite Bathroom with bath and shower, and a Master Bedroom which opens to a large South facing terrace which overlooks the back gardens and beyond.
Potentially no upward chain.
Location and Situation
Woodford is a hamlet within Stroud District of Gloucestershire along the A38 Old Gloucester Road between Berkeley and Thornbury, in the Vale of Berkeley between the River Severn and the M5 motorway. Stone with Woodford CofE primary school (Ofsted excellent) is within walking distance, and various shopping educational and sports and other facilities are available in Thornbury and Berkeley. The M5 junction 14 just down the road at Falfield gives easy access to Bristol, Gloucester Midlands and the M4/M32 at Almondsbury.
Elegant spindled staircase with fine mahogany handrail rising to the first floor,
22' 2" x 9' 8" (6.76m x 2.95m) Former bread oven and Villager multi fuel room heater with back boiler which can supply a boost to the domestic hot water supply, shuttered sash windows with double glazed secondary glazing, french door opening to the Conservatory.
21' 9" x 8' 0" (6.63m x 2.44m) A South facing L shaped area, constructed over a stone plinth with doors to outside, air conditioning, and doors from the Sitting Room and from the Utility.
17' 3" x 8' 9" (5.26m x 2.67m) Fitted base and wall cupboards incorporating polished granite worktops, double bowl sink with mixer taps, dishwasher, fridge, and an excellent Alpha range cooker with boiler which supplies hot water for central heating and domestic use.
11' 8" x 11' 0" (3.56m x 3.35m) original Georgian fittings architraves, built in shelves, cupboards and a delightful working fireplace.Shuttered sash windows with double glazed secondary glazing.
9' 1" x 6' 7" (2.77m x 2.01m) base cupboards, plumbing for washing machine, tiled floor, doors to the workshop and garage, cloakrooom and to the Conservatory.
An ideal dog wash/convenient to ground floor fitted with loo, washbasin and shower.
24' 10" x 9' 8" (7.57m x 2.95m) A fabulous space with light and power for workshop, overspill parking through a single up and over door from the garage, dog accommodation, freezer space, or even further residential accommodation if desired subject to relevant consents. Wide door opening to the back garden.
Elegant Georgian spindled balustrade and handrail. Beamed ceiling.
12' 9" x 11' 0" (3.89m x 3.35m) Secondary glazed sash windows, original bedroom fireplace, fantastic open country views beyond the Gloucester Road.
11' 3" x 10' 7" (3.43m x 3.23m) Exposed floorboards, secondary glazed sash windows, original bedroom fireplace, fantastic open country views beyond the Gloucester Road.
10' 7" x 8' 10" (3.23m x 2.69m) pleasant outlook into the back gardens and beyond
8' 8" x 5' 7" (2.64m x 1.70m) Bath and washbasin, approached through a dressing room 4'7" X 4'7" approx with hanging/airing cupboard which incorporates a 200ltr hot water cylinder with immersion heater backup.
WC and washbasin
FURTHER or MASTER SUITE or ANNEX ACCOMMODATION
With a secondary staircase which rises from a separate enclosed entrance lobby next to the garage door. A door from the main house first floor landing can be locked off to isolate this landing area and the following accommodation to create a self contained annex if desired.
Bedroom 5/Reception 3
14' 0" x 9' 6" (4.27m x 2.90m) or as a study or dressing room, primarily for use as part of the master bedroom suite , otherwise a useful overflow room from the main house accommodation as a Bedroom 5 or Reception 3, with access through to the master Bedroom and the following accommodation -
21' 5" x 12' 4" (6.53m x 3.76m) a lovely airy double aspect open space with french door opening onto the HUGE BALUSTRADED TERRACE 24'6" x 9'7" approx at the back which overlooks the gardens and beyond.
Ensuite Bath and Shower Room
double ended bath, separate shower, low level WC, vanity washbasin, hanging cupboard.
OUTSIDE - just under half an acre
Front Garden Area
Enclosed by natural stone walls with railings and gates, laid mostly to brick pavers with shrubs and bushes, useful parking and a discreet caravan/boat/horsebox storage area off the right hand side of the house.
Several lovely sitting areas, patios, pergolas, lawns, an old caravan/teenagers retreat, vegetable garden areas, shrubs and trees including maple, pear, apple, cherry, fig, plum and greengage; a charming stone and pebble waterfall and course feature, and an ancient well to one side of the conservatory off the back patio.
On the A38 from M5 J14 Falfield, proceed North 1 and 3/4 miles, passing through Stone and you will find Windermere House on your right hand side immediately before the new-build cul-de-sac of Woodford Green.