The Old Court House, Kings Stanley
Entrance Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Cloakroom, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms and a Shower Room, Double Garage, Private Driveway and 'sunken' Garden.
- DETACHED GRADE II* LISTED HOUSE
- HANDSOME FACADE
- CHARACTER FEATURES
- 5 BEDROOMS
- 3 BATH/SHOWER ROOMS
- 3 RECEPTION ROOMS
- PROMINENT VILLAGE SETTING
- PRIVATE DRIVEWAY & PARKING
- DOUBLE GARAGE
Listed Grade II* for its architectural importance, The Old Court House is living history. Detached and occupying this prominent site for over 400 years, behind its handsome facade there is an interior rich in period detail, which has also been sympathetically updated for 21st century tastes. The kitchen (mainly Meile appliances), bathrooms and decor have all been carefully planned to complement the old property while in no way detracting from the many different architectural features which fully justify its Grade II* listing. Detached and west facing with a former farm to its rear and fields opposite, the house overlooks its sunken garden, towards the village. Built over three floors reached by spiral stone staircases, the accommodation comprises a formal entrance hall, 3 well-proportioned reception rooms, a comprehensively fitted kitchen/breakfast room (painted shaker style), utility room and a cloakroom. There are 5 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a further shower room. Wrought iron gates head the private drive which ends in a sweep opposite the front door and is flanked by a double garage. There is an enclosed rear courtyard, while the garden in front is well stocked to provide both colour and privacy.
Kings Stanley is situated immediately west of Stroud, the main town in this part of the Cotswolds. A very ancient village referenced in the Domesday Book, Kings Stanley has grown over the years but very much retains its own identity and is surrounded by farmland. The village has good local faclities including a convenience store, a Co-op, pub and its popular primary school. Almost anything else can be obtained in Stroud which has a large Waitrose and three other supermarkets, an award winning Farmers' Market and a wide range of independent retailers. Within about two hours of London by car or 90 minutes from Stroud's mainline station, the village is also ideally located for accessing the M5 at junction13 (Bristol or the West Midlands). The local countryside is criss-crossed by public footpaths, the lanes are popular with cyclists and for golfers there are a number of challenging courses in the vicinity. Kings Stanley has its own sports club with active junior sections while there is a good choice of secondary schools locally including The High and Marling in Stroud (both grammar schools) and Wycliffe College, just down the road at Stonehouse.
NB: The sale of The Old Court House is subject to grant of Probate (which has been applied for) so Contracts cannot be exchanged before this is granted. For the latest information, please contact the sellng Agents.
The property is most easily found by leaving Stroud on the A419 towards the M5 motorway. Continue past Sainsbury’s onto the Ebley bypass in the direction of the M5. After a short distance upon reaching the traffic lights at Ryeford, turn left signposted Leonard Stanley and Kings Stanley. Continue on this road and turn left at the mini-roundabout by The Kings Head pub into Broad Street. The Old Court House will then be seen on the right, about a quarter mile thereafter, with black painted gates at the entrance to its driveway.