Price guide £665,000
A wonderful, welcoming Cotswold stone residence in a private elevated position at Burleigh with lovely secluded gardens, an abundance of characterful family space and superb views across the Golden Va
A handsome detached character property situated in an elevated position at Burleigh. This popular location allows for superb views across the valley to fields and countryside, with hundreds of acres of National Trust land found just up the hill at Minchinhampton and Rodborough commons. The property is built from Cotswold stone under a pitched roof and has been extended in the past, with spacious, flexible accommodation arranged over three floors. The house has clearly been a warm, welcoming family environment and is now in need of some improvement and renovation but offers prospective buyers a unique opportunity to create a perfect ‘forever’ home. A porch, 15’ reception hall/dining room, 17’ sitting room, inner hall, bathroom, 14’ kitchen/breakfast room, rear hall and 13’conservatory that takes in the sun and first class outlook are on the ground floor. A staircase leads up from the sitting room to a landing, with five bedrooms and a second bathroom on this floor. There is a 17’ attic room above, at the top of the house. The property is steeped in character, with original features found throughout the house, and every window enjoys a good outlook.
This wonderful character property is further complemented by superb secluded gardens, a garage and a stone pillared drive. The gardens are found to three sides of the house and they take in the superb outlook across the Golden Valley to Burleigh, Thrupp and the Heavens above. There is a level, formal lawn to the front of the house, with a Victorian stone built semi circular seating area, designed to screen residents from the sun, as was the fashion of that time. This is nestled into the trees and shrubs to the side of the level lawn, with the gardens then sloping gently. These areas are stocked with a comprehensive range of shrubs and flowers, with peonies, aquilegia, foxgloves, bluebells and daisies mixing with fruit bushes and great growing areas that have clearly been very productive in the past. The garden extends to the side, with a paved terrace here, with an old sun house beyond and a useful composting spot behind this. More garden can be found to the south of the house, beyond the original Victorian greenhouse that is attached to the property. This area has been used for growing vegetables, with a stone built
potting shed and store. Mount Pleasant would have originally been accessed via the imposing stone pillared entrance to the west of the plot. This gated driveway isn’t wide enough for modern vehicles, but the property benefits from a garage, found behind the house, and the current owners park here and walk through the rear gate into the gardens. Buyers may choose to widen the original access subject to any relevant permissions.
Mount Pleasant lies within the parish of Burleigh. This popular area has Minchinhampton Common at the top of the hill and this offers hundreds of acres of land vested in the National Trust which can be used for recreational use, a golf course and two great pubs. The closest amenities are at the bottom of the hill at Brimscombe Corner which include a Post Office and general store, with two good primary schools close at hand. More extensive facilities are available in Nailsworth and Stroud which are both within three miles. Junctions of the M4 and M5 motorways are within easy reach and railway stations at Stroud (2 miles) and Kemble (10 miles) provide main line services to Gloucester, Swindon and London Paddington.
Gas central heating, mains electricity, water and private drainage.
The council tax banding is F.
Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill,Westward Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4UB Tel: 01453 766321