Ham House, Thrupp
Porch/hallway, Sitting Room, Study, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room. Cloakroom, Boot Room, 4 bedrooms, Attic Room, Jack and Jill Bathroom, Shower Room, Detached Workshop, Barn, Outbuildings, Gardens, Woodlands, Swimming Pool, Parking.
- FABULOUS VALLEY SETTING
- STONE BARN WITH ELECTRIC CHARGING
- 4 BEDROOMS
- 2 BATHROOMS
- 3 RECEPTION ROOMS
- SPACIOUS GARDENS WITH SWIMMING POOL
- EXTENSIVE GATED PARKING
- RIVERSIDE SETTING
- SOLAR PANELS
The location of Ham House can only be described as tucked away in the depts of the valley with the River Frome meandering around the grounds. Formerly part of the Ham Mill, the property is located in an Industrial Heritage area with fabulous gardens and a wildlife haven. The initial impression does not disappoint with a sweeping tree lined driveway leading to a most impressive home that would not look out of place in Normandy. The traditional period home has been adapted to modern day living with the installation of a rotating solar panel in the garden and additional panels on the roof for hot water. Internally, the property is full of period charm with a traditional tiled floor in the entrance hall and three reception rooms each with their own unique charm including wood burning stoves in two of them and a lovely arched doorway leading from the study to a wood framed outdoor dining area. A newly fitted kitchen/breakfast room would definitely be described as the ‘hub’ of the house with a utility room located off and offering access to the rear courtyard. On the first floor there are three bedrooms together with a Jack and Jill bathroom doubling up as an ensuite to the master bedroom and a separate shower room. On the second floor there are a further two rooms (one walk through room) and access to the attic storage.
The grounds of Ham House are made up of well-designed landscaped gardens outlined by woodlands and meadows. A bridge over the river leads to a wildflower garden interspersed with mature trees. There is a lovely swimming pool with surrounding terrace. Within the grounds are a number of impressive outbuildings including a detached stone barn (currently utilised as a garage) with electric charging point, and triple, purpose built workshop/studio offering a range of possibilities.
Ham Mill in Thrupp, near Stroud, was originally founded in 1608 to manufacture the red fabric used in British Soldiers' coats. Ham House was separated from the mill in 1899 and occupies a unique valley location, in a which the river, canal and railway all run parallel to each other. Now an Industrial Heritage Conservation area, the property occupies a rural haven of tranquility, yet still within a five-minute drive from Stroud. The market town of Stroud offers a host of local amenities, with several leading supermarkets, including Waitrose, as well as an award-winning Saturday Farmers' Market. Cheltenham and Cirencester are both within easy reach, offering extensive shopping, theatre and sporting venues, including Cheltenham's National Hunt racecourse.
One of the key draws to the area is the excellent choice of schools. Thrupp itself has a popular village primary school and there are sought after grammar schools in nearby Stroud, as well as in Gloucester and Cheltenham. There is also a good selection of schools in the private sector with Beaudesert Park a short drive away on Minchinhampton Common and Wycliffe College in Stonehouse. Transport links are excellent with trains into London Paddington (circa 90 minutes) from Stroud mainline station. Both the M5 and M4 motorways are also easily accessible.