Laburnum Cottage, Far Oakridge
Boot Room/Reception Hall, Kitchen/Dining/Family Room, Sitting Room, Snug, Home Office, Utility, Cloakroom with Shower, Inner Hall, 4 Bedrooms, Principal Bedroom En-Suite, Family Bathroom, Cellar, Landscaped Garden, Gravel Parking for several cars, Store Room
- STYLISH PERIOD HOME
- 4 DOUBLE BEDROOMS
- 3 RECEPTION ROOMS
- FABULOUS KITCHEN/DINING/FAMIILY ROOM
- 3 BATHROOMS
- SEPARATE UTILITY ROOM
- SEMI RURAL LOCATION
- FAR REACHING VIEWS
- PERIOD FEATURES
- NO ONWARD CHAIN
Laburnum Cottage is a quintessential English country home which has been stylishly and sympathetically renovated by its current owners. The spacious boot room sets the tone to this fabulous property which is both welcoming and adapted to contemporary living, with light and space key throughout. The boot room is an ideal space for muddy boots, dogs and all the paraphernalia associated with country living; this is a home to be lived in and enjoyed. Opening into a hallway with good sized utility and cloakroom with shower, tiled flooring provides continuity throughout these practical rooms, whist still retaining a lovely cottage style. A home office and super open-plan inner hall with ample storage, leads to the kitchen/living area which is undoubtedly the heart of the house; This wonderful open-plan living space is the perfect room to host family and friends. Fitted units in pale muted tones create a calm vibe with a wood burning stove for the winter months and ample room for a dining table and sofas. Opening to a wonderful patio area, seamlessly combining internal and external living, this is a great space for summer alfresco dining. Two front facing reception rooms provide further entertaining space with the main reception opening directly to the garden and a snug offering a perfect cosy-up or second reception for children. A central staircase leads to four good sized double bedrooms, the principal bedroom with en-suite shower room plus a spacious family bathroom.
Outside, the garden is a classic English country garden. With lavender lining a central path, beautiful magnolia tree, well stocked borders, patio leading off the kitchen/living area and stunning valley views, this home offers the opportunity to live the Cotswold dream. A gravel area to the side of the house provides parking for several cars and there is also a large shed/store room plus a cellar.
Far Oakridge is one of five idyllic hamlets within the Cotswold village of Oakridge. Roughly equidistant between the market towns of Stroud and Cirencester and less than 20 minutes drive from Kemble mainline station, the village is well located for both local amenities and transport links. The hamlet is surrounded by pretty villages with wonderful country walks and plenty of excellent local pubs, including The Bell at Sapperton and The Crown Inn at Frampton Mansell. Nearby Oakridge Lynch has a popular primary school and a post office and village shop. Both Stroud and Cirencester also have excellent amenities with several major supermarkets, including a Waitrose in both towns. One of the key draws to the area is the excellent choice of schools in both the state and private sector. Stroud has selective grammar schools for girls and boys and there is also a good selection of grammar schools in Gloucester and Cheltenham as well as Deer Park Secondary School in Cirencester. In the private sector, Westonbirt in Tetbury, Wycliffe in Stonehouse and Beaudesert Park in Minchinhampton are just a few of the excellent private schools within easy driving distance of Laburnum Cottage. London is within 70 minutes by train from nearby Kemble Station and less than 2 hours by road. Both the M4 and M5 motorways are easily accessible.
Leave Stroud via Parliament Street, heading up the hill past the police station on your left and leading into Old Bisley Road/Bisley Road; follow Bisley Road for circa 2 miles and turn right at the T junction onto Cheltenham Road. Continue through the village of Bisley, past the Stirrup Cup pub and into Holloway Road, leading into Limekin Lane and after a couple of miles you will see the turning to Oakridge on the left. Follow the road for 0.5 miles through Oakridge Lynch and turn left at the T junction to Far Oakridge. As you come into the hamlet of Far Oakridge follow the road around to the left until you come to a small 30mph sign; turn right just before the sign and the gravel drive to Laburnum Cottage will be found shortly afterwards on the right.