Ladder Cottage, Box
Reception Hall, Kitchen/Dining Room, Snug/Home Office, Sitting Room, Library, Drawing Room, Inner Hall, Cloakroom, Utility, 5 Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Shower Room, Landscaped Garden, Carport, Ample Gravel Parking
- 5 BEDROOMS
- 4 RECEPTION ROOMS
- STYLISHLY EXTENDED
- MAGNIFICENT VIEWS
- PERIOD FEATURES
- LANDSCAPED GARDEN
- AMPLE PARKING
Ladder Cottage is a sensational Cotswold cottage, renovated and extended with tremendous attention to detail and creative flair. Filled with natural light, the accommodation comprises a myriad of well designed entertaining spaces and cosy corners, with a plethora of period features including pretty crescent mullion windows and aged beams. The kitchen/dining room is clearly the heart of the home and offers a fabulous space in which to entertain friends and family. Opening to the patio, perfect for alfresco dining, the kitchen/living area has ample room for a large table and is a great space for family and friends to congregate, whilst cooking up a culinary feast. Windows run the full length of the dining area, allowing the natural light to flood in. The ground floor of the cottage flows beautifully with a door leading from the dining room to the snug/home office, plus a cosy sitting room. An internal feature window overlooks the kitchen living space from the sitting room, adding a character feature, along with period mullion windows. This cosy sitting room makes a super TV room or teenage snug. A spacious inner hall leads to two exceptionally stylish reception rooms. The library with full glass frontage is a wonderful light-filled room with a lovely contemporary vibe. A large drawing room with focal wood burner, offers a beautifully proportioned room, ideal for family movie nights or more formal entertaining with friends. The utility is a useful addition to the ground floor, perfect for hiding away laundry.
The first floor consists of three bedrooms, including the principal suite with stunning valley views, plus a spacious family bathroom and separate shower room. There are two further second floor bedrooms accessed via separate staircases, one with its own large dressing room/sitting room, providing an ideal separate suite or teenage 'den.'
The walled tiered garden has well-stocked borders and wonderful views looking towards Nailsworth and the valley beyond. The terrace overlooking the garden provides a lovely spot for dining in the summer months, whilst soaking up the panorama. There is ample private parking plus a good sized timber carport with electric charging point and large log store.
Box is a charming Cotswold village a short drive from the market towns of Minchinhampton and Nailsworth and within minutes of 100s of acres of National Trust commonland. Nearby Nailsworth is a buzzing market town with numerous independent retailers, restaurants and cafes. There is also a Morrisons supermarket and a popular delicatessen, William's Kitchen. Stroud is circa ten minutes drive and has several major supermarkets, including a Waitrose, as well as an award winning Saturday Farmers' Market. Minchinhampton is also just a short drive away, offering excellent local amenities including several independent coffee shops, a great pub, post office, general store, chemist and butcher. The surrounding countryside offers a lovely source of walks with good pubs to explore, including The Lodge, within walking distance of Ladder Cottage. For golf enthusiasts, there are three challenging courses right on the doorstep in Minchinhampton.
One of the key draws to the area is the excellent choice of schools, in both the state and private sector. There are popular primary schools in nearby Amberley and Minchinhampton and sought after grammar schools in Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham. In the private sector, Beaudersert Park School is only a five minute walk from Ladder Cottage and Westonbirt School in Tetbury and Wycliffe in Stroud are also within easy reach. There is also an excellent choice of schools in Cheltenham.
Ladder Cottage is well placed for transport links with both the M5 and M4 easily accessible and trains into London Paddington from nearby Stroud mainline station, circa 90 mins.
From our Minchinhampton office head along West End towards Minchinhampton Common leading into Windmill Road and out to the common. Turn left at the T junction, in the direction of Nailsworth. As the road descends you will find Ladder Cottage on the right hand side just after the second sharp bend, identified by an iron gate opening to a gravel parking area.