A superb family home in a great position within this sought after private road on Rodborough Common with over 2000 sq ft of well presented living space, a 25’ double garage and lovely gardens
Peter Joy Estate Agents are delighted to market High Beech – a completely unique contemporary family home in a great position within Bownham Park, a sought after private road on lovely Rodborough Common. This well regarded address allows for easy access to good schools and the shops and amenities of both Stroud and Nailsworth, with hundreds of acres of National Trust land on the doorstep at Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons. The property is situated on the first phase of Bownham Park and as such benefits from the older, more interesting architecture of that period. The current owners have used the large living spaces of the original house as a platform to create a wonderful modern house that has clearly the been the subject of careful, considered planning and clever design, with accommodation primarily arranged over one floor.
A spacious entrance hall makes a great first impression, with the living spaces then found on the east side of the house. This includes a 21’ kitchen/family room with high quality kitchen units and a large picture window that looks out on to the garden, useful utility room and a 21’ sitting room with a rotating wood burning stove (perfect for when you open those lovely glazed doors on to the garden of an evening) and a great mezzanine level over this, which could serve as a study space or library area. The bathroom and bedrooms are on the west side of the property, with this area comprising a principal bedroom with en suite shower room, guest bedroom with en suite shower room and two further bedrooms. All of the bedrooms also have glazed doors that open onto the garden – a real feature throughout the property that really connects the inside and outside spaces.
The current owners have been just as clever with the reinterpretation of the outside space too, with the interior complemented by parking for several cars, a double garage and well planned gardens. The parking is to the front – an in and out gravelled drive with space to park several cars and still turn. The double garage is currently used as a studio and is divided into several rooms, with power and light, but could re returned for use as a traditional garage space should a buyer choose to. A gated path then leads into the garden. This is to the front of the house and is very private, and has clearly been carefully planned, with several different areas feeling like ‘rooms’ within the space. A gated path leads into the garden from the parking area, and this continues to wide steps that lead up to the front door. with a paved area to the side by the picture window of the kitchen/family room. There is a paved area by the sitting room, connected to this room once the glazed doors are opened, and benefiting from that rotating wood burning stove. There are also sitting areas by the principal and guest bedrooms – again
connecting with the rooms by virtue of glazed doors. Beyond this the gardens are level, with lawns, well planted borders with a variety of established, colourful shrubs, with a wilder area with tree house at the front of the plot and a useful wood store to the side. There is a small area of garden to the rear of the house, with access from the third and fourth bedrooms, and two concealed sheds.
The house is situated on a private road within the desirable private Bownham Park Estate on Rodborough Common which comprises hundreds of acres of land vested in The National Trust. The towns of Stroud and Nailsworth are within easy reach and the property lies in the catchment area of both Marling and the High School with well regarded primary schools at both Amberley and Minchinhampton. Stroud offers comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities together with a main line railway station offering a direct service to London Paddington and Junction 13 of the M5 motorway some four miles distant.
Gas central heating, mains electricity, water and drainage.
The council tax banding is F.
Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill,Westward Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4UB Tel: 01453 766321