Castle House, Moreton Valence
Reception Hall, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Pantry, Utility, Self-contained Ground Floor One Bed Annexe with Kitchen/Living Room, Bedroom & Bathroom, 4 First-floor Bedrooms, 3 En-Suite, Family Bathroom, Huge Cellar running below the entire House, Large Double Garage with integral Workshop and Car Pit, circa 7 Acres of Garden and Paddock
- CANAL-SIDE LOCATION
- 4 BEDROOMS
- GROUND FLOOR 1 BED ANNEXE
- LARGE CELLARS
- DOUBLE GARAGE AND WORKSHOP
- 7 ACRES OF GARDENS AND PADDOCKS
- SURROUNDED BY COUNTRYSIDE
Castle House offers an impressive country house in a magical canal-side setting. As soon as you sweep down the drive with stylish turning circle, you know you are in for a treat. Everything about this home exudes a sense of space. From the openness of the surrounding countryside, to the large impressive driveway and grounds, to the spacious rooms within. Built in 1982 using reclaimed stone, this house has all the benefits of modern day living but with much of the character associated with a period property. A large reception hall sets the tone for the remainder of the house, with oak boards running throughout the majority of the ground floor, creating a lovely sense of flow. The drawing room provides a wonderful light-filled room with large sash windows and a chic Rutland firebox, perfect for cosy winter evenings. The kitchen with dining room off, is set to the rear of the house and offers an ideal space for entertaining friends and family. Bespoke handmade units by Woodchester Cabinet Makers and a cream electric Aga make this a practical whilst stylish space and double doors open to the garden from both rooms, ideal for alfresco entertaining. A large walk-in pantry and separate utility room provide additional useful storage spaces. Leading off the rear inner hall and with its own external access, is a self-contained one bed annexe with fitted kitchen/living room, bedroom and bathroom, ideal for multi-generational living or income generation/AirBnB. An impressive staircase leads to the first floor with four good-sized double bedrooms, three with en-suite plus a family bathroom. Most of the rooms offer stunning far-reaching views over the canal and towards Coaley Peak and Haresfield Beacon. A spectacular cellar sectioned into individual rooms, runs below the entire house with great potential to create additional recreational space such as a gym, cinema and/or games room.
The house is enveloped by circa 7 acres of level lawn and paddock, with a further paddock on the opposite side of the lane. A large double garage plus extensive workshop with car pit, provides ample storage and working space and would ideally convert to further living space, subject to the necessary planning consent. The garden has a secluded patio to the rear and there is a large kitchen garden to the side of the property.
Castle House's canal-side location is truly idyllic, with magical waterside and country walks, right on the doorstep. Offering the best of all worlds, the house is surrounded by stunning open countryside yet still within easy reach of Gloucester and Stroud. The village of Moreton Valence with its pretty church, is well located for communication links with numerous amenities within easy reach. Highfield Garden Centre in Whitminster is less than a ten minute drive and offers a great spot for a coffee and a potter. Nearby Quedgeley offers a host of facilities including a Tesco Superstore and retail park. One of the key draws to the area is the excellent choice of schools in both the state and private sector. There are numerous sought after grammar schools in Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham and the neighbouring village of Longney has a popular village school, less than a five minute drive from Castle House. In the private sector, both The King's School in Gloucester and Wycliffe in Stonehouse, are easily accessible. Travel links are excellent with the M5 motorway less than a ten minute drive and Bristol and Gloucester within easy reach. Mainline trains run into London Paddington from Gloucester and Stroud mainline stations.
The property can be found by heading out of Stroud on the A419 in the direction of the M5. Proceed over the M5 roundabout and upon reaching the roundabout for the A38 turn right towards Whitminster and Moreton Valence. Pass Highfield Garden Centre on your left and continue for circa 2 miles where you will see Castle Lane on your left hand side. Follow Castle Lane for circa half a mile and you will see the entrance to Castle House on your left, just before the canal bridge.