A superb Grade II listed former inn fronting the Stroudwater canal with gardens & grounds in excess of an acre, parking, double garage & over 3200 sq ft of spacious, flexible living accommodation
An imposing Grade II listed detached Georgian character house in a canal side position a couple of miles West of Stroud town centre. This location allows for easy access to local amenities and well regarded schools, with canal side walks and countryside on the doorstep. We understand that the property was originally built in the 18th century and was the Anchor Inn and now offers spacious, flexible accommodation arranged over three floors.
Ryeford is a popular residential area a couple of miles West of Stroud. This particular property is within the Stroud industrial heritage conservation area, with canal side walks and the Cotswold Way on the doorstep. The excellent Wycliffe school is just up the road, with a comprehensive range of amenities available at near by Stonehouse and Stroud, with main line railway stations providing a direct route to London Paddington from both towns. Junction 13 of the M5 Motorway is approximately 3 miles away, with Stroud (5 miles), Cheltenham (12 miles) and Bristol (23 miles) all within comfortable driving distance.
An entrance hall, cloakroom/WC, inner hall, 17′ drawing room with open fire, 16′ music room, study and 20′ kitchen/breakfast room can be found on the ground floor. A lovely 20′ family room with wood burning stove is accessed from a feature spiral staircase in the kitchen, with the remainder of the first floor accommodation reached from the staircase in the hall. This comprises a master bedroom with en suite bathroom, three further bedrooms, two bathrooms and a laundry room, with two more double bedrooms at the top of the house, on the second floor. Part of the first floor accommodation could easily be used as an annexe and should prove popular with buyers looking to house a dependant relative, work from home or generate income by letting a part of their house out.
The accommodation is complemented by large landscaped gardens and grounds of approximately an acre, a good double garage and a gated driveway with space to park several cars and still turn. There is a level garden to the front of the property that overlooks the canal, with a sunny paved area to the side of the property which is a ideal spot for a table and chairs. A walled courtyard is accessed from the drawing room and the gardens stretch up behind the house, incorporating a lovely lawned edged with superb specimen trees, with a gated access at the top of this plot, onto the road.