Reception Hall, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Scullery, Drawing Room, Dining Room Sitting Room, Cinema Room, 3 Ground Floor Bedrooms (1 En-Suite), Ground Floor Shower Room, Galleried Landing, Library, 3 First Floor Bedrooms, Principal Bedroom with En-Suite and walk-in Dressing Room, Greenhouse, Triple Garage
Part-finished: Lower Ground Floor Music Recording Studio/potential Gym/spectacular new Reception/Living Space, 2 bed annexe/additional accommodation to the main house, gym, potential for several bathrooms
- SUBSTANTIAL DETACHED HOUSE
- FULL OF POTENTIAL
- OVER 8500 SQ FT
- 5/6 RECEPTIONS ROOMS
- CINEMA ROOM
- 6 BEDROOMS
- POSSIBLE 2 BED ANNEXE
- LARGE PLOT OF 1.5 ACRES
- PLENTY OF PARKING
- LOVELY VIEWS
Highbury offers a unique opportunity to purchase a substantial house with part-finished extension. Totalling over 8,500 sq feet, the property has the potential to be developed into a truly sensational home moulded to the purchaser’s exact specification.
The main property comprises a bright and spacious reception hall leading through to a kitchen and breakfast room. With large scullery leading off, the space has the potential to be combined and create a larger, open-plan kitchen. Doors lead from the scullery to a rear raised patio area, ideal for alfresco entertaining.
The 3 main reception rooms centre around a magnificent solid oak spiral staircase. Stone tiles and a beamed ceiling add character to these rooms, together with feature fire places, ideal for cosy winter evenings. A 26ft cinema room in the east wing of the house provides a fabulous space for entertaining or family film nights. There are 3 ground floor bedrooms, one with en-suite plus a ground floor shower room.
The statement oak spiral staircase leads to a first floor galleried landing and library with magnificent views across the Painswick valley. There are 3 further bedrooms at this level, two en-suite and a third accessed via a separate staircase.
The un-finished section of the house is an ‘open-book’ enabling potential purchasers to mould the space to their exact specification. Comprising a spectacular 42ft glass-fronted room, originally designed as a recording studio, together with a two bed annexe across two levels, this section of the property could be utilised for self-contained multi-generational living/as an income generator or incorporated into the main living space.
The property sits in a large plot of over 1.5 acres with gates leading from the rear garden directly onto Painswick Beacon and The Cotswold Way, offering immediate access to wonderful country walks. The grounds are something of a 'blank canvas' and to the rear include an orchard, woodland and a large raised patio area. To the front of the house, a sweeping drive leads to a triple garage and ample parking for several cars. A large patio spans the front of the house offering the perfect space for entertaining whilst enjoying the panorama and a feature pond nestles at the bottom of the garden.
Highbury sits is In a lovely elevated plot of circa 1.5 acres, affording magnificent valley views and backing onto Painswick Beacon. The property is within five minutes drive of Painswick, a qunitessentially Cotswold village offering a host of amenities including a popular primary school, two pubs, a boutique hotel and restaurant, as well as three thriving cafes and an arts shop. There is also a well-stocked village shop, chemist and even a highly acclaimed fabric shop.
One of the key draws to the area is the excellent choice of schools, with sought after grammar schools in Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham, as well as a good choice of schools in the private sector, in nearby Cheltenham, plus Beaudesert Park in Minchinhampton and Wycliffe in Stonehouse. The village is popular with tourists and is well-known for the beautiful Rococo Gardens and also its Beacon, a huge expanse of common-land offering a wonderful source of walks and far reaching views to the Malvern Hills and also host to a golf course.
Nearby Stroud offers numerous amenities as well as a buzzing arts culture with independent cafes and an award winning Saturday Farmers Market. Stroud has several major supermarkets, including a Waitrose and a good selection of sporting and leisure facilities. Cheltenham is within a 15 minute drive from Highbury, with excellent shopping and theatre, as well as popular music and arts festivals and its famous National Hunt racecourse.
Highbury is well located for transport links with trains into London from nearby Stroud mainline station, circa 90 minutes. The M5 and M4 motorways are also easily accessible.
The property is most easily located by leaving our Painswick office on the A46 in the direction of Cheltenham. Continue out of the village passing the golf course on your left and as the road straightens out you will see a number of properties on your left and Highbury is the second house on the left, identified by tall trees and two separate walled entrances.