St Marys, Chalford
Wickham Grange is a Grade II listed attached Georgian house dating from the early 18th century. The splendid facade, with its large bow windows and 19th century wrought iron veranda, is matched by the quality of the interior which has been meticulously improved by the current vendors, with its fine architectural features, including the fireplaces, wainscot panelling and some exceptional cornice work. The house is in an elevated position with an easily maintained and recently landscaped garden to the front. It is built of dressed and squared Cotswold limestone, using traditional methods, with a pitched, tiled roof. With its southerly aspect the rooms are all light, spacious and airy.
The village of Chalford is extremely popular, and has a very active community of all ages. It has a community village shop, two junior schools, an excellent comprehensive in nearby Eastcombe and there are two well known Grammar schools in Stroud. The towns of Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bath and Bristol are all within comfortable driving distance. The local town Stroud (4 miles) has three major supermarkets (Waitrose, Tesco, and Sainsbury’s), in addition to its hospital and mainline railway station (London 90 minute service). The town also has a good range of shops, as well as an award-winning farmers’ market, with some wonderful walks among the surrounding valleys and on the nearby National Trust owned commons
The porch comprises a Tuscan door surround with Art Nouveau stained glass light above. On entering there is a spacious hallway and fine oak staircase, stylish and recently fitted ground floor bathroom with newly tiled floor. The two receptions rooms are found on either side of the hall. The sitting room boasts French doors to the veranda and a marble fireplace housing a Clear View multi-stove. The kitchen/family room has a large bow window and feature fireplace. The recently re-fitted kitchen comprises of beautiful handmade Shaker style units with a Belfast sink and free standing island. A wide arch opens through to a further well equipped kitchen area. The four bedrooms on the first and second floors are well proportioned and accessed via spacious and light landings with high ceilings. The master bedroom benefits from an en-suite shower room and there is a further family bathroom, both have been subject to major refurbishment and finished with high quality fittings and suites. The house also has a generous cellar with excellent storage and potential to develop further subject to the usual consents. The current vendors have also overhauled and refurbished the sash windows, Veranda, plumbing and electric for all the bathrooms and en-suites.
The recently landscaped and level gardens are found to the front of the property and enjoy the beautiful Southerly aspect. A charming covered seating area is found at the front of the house, with a path leading through level lawns to the front door. A further seating area can be found on the roof terrace above the garage. The garden is well planted, with established borders stocked with a variety of plants and mature shrubs. The property benefits from off street parking for two cars and a garage.