Reception Hall, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Family Room, Conservatory, Study, 4 first floor Bedrooms, Principal Suite with separate Dressing Room and plumbing in situ for En-Suite, Family Bathroom, lower ground floor Bedroom 5 with En-Suite, Garage, Parking, Garden Stores, Garden circa 0.5 acres, stunning Views
- DETACHED FAMILY HOME
- FAR REACHING VIEWS
- SOUGHT AFTER LOCATION
- 5 BEDROOMS
- 4 RECEPTION ROOMS
- CIRCA 0.5 ACRE OF MATURE GARDEN
- DETACHED GARAGE
- ACCESS TO THE COMMON
Windsmere offers a substantial and stylish family home in a truly exceptional location. In need of a few finishing touches, the house has the potential to create a truly magnificent home. Accessed via steps leading to a contemporary grey entrance door, the property opens into a reception hall with useful coat cupboard off, opening into the hub of this home, the kitchen. This fabulous space really is the pièce de résistance of the home. A fabulous light filled room, the kitchen offers views to make you gasp. Huge double doors open from the far end of the kitchen to a large patio area, bringing the 'outside in' and making this lovely outside space feel like an extension of the superb kitchen space. Fitted with shaker units, limestone flooring and a cream Aga, there is ample space for a dining table and power in place for a kitchen island. A utility plus a cloakroom lead off the breakfast room; there is also access to the exterior front of the house. A stylish dining room leads off the kitchen, a lovely space which flows seamlessly from the kitchen, ideal for entertaining. There are three prinicpal reception rooms, a sitting room, family room and conservatory. There is also a study/home office. The sitting room has a wood-burning stove providing a cosy focal point and the conservatory offers fabulous valley views. Stairs lead down from the conservatory to a lower level bedroom with en-suite, an ideal self contained annexe space/home office/games room. There are 4 good sized double bedrooms on the first floor and a family bathroom. The principal suite is stunning in its design with double height windows and doors opening to a glass panel juliet balcony and the far reaching views beyond. Accessed via a walk-through dressing room with ample built in storage, the principal suite also has an en-suite with first fix plumbing in place.
The garden is set mainly to the rear of the house and offers a panorama of far reaching valley views, together with a store and greenhouse. Stretching to nearly half an acre, the garden has well stocked borders and several handsome trees. A gravel path with steps leads down the garden. A large patio area adjacent to the kitchen provides the perfect spot for alfresco dining with a beautiful wisteria clad wall. To the front of the house is a garage and driveway plus a good sized workshop with power, to the side of the house.
From our Minchinhampton office exit the town via West End, leading into Windmill Road and out towards Minchinhampton Common. On reaching Tom Longs Post (crossroads in the centre of the common) turn left in the direction of Nailsworth and turn right after several hundred yards, passing the front entrance to Beaudesert Park School. Windsmere will be found a few hundred yards along after the school, on the left hand side.
One of the key draws to Windsmere is its magnificent location. Bordering Minchinhampton Common, the property benefits from exceptional views across the Woodchester Valley. A short walk from Amberley village with two popular pubs and a sought after village school, Windsmere offers the perfect rural environment to bring up a family. Amberley is widely regarded as one of the most desirable villages bordering Minchinhampton Common, with its elevated position offering superb westerly views and well known as a a friendly and welcoming community. London is within 2 hours by car or circa 90 minutes by train from nearby Stroud, which also has a large Waitrose plus other supermarkets. Closer still are Minchinhampton and Nailsworth, both small market towns with a good range of independent retailers and free parking. One of the key attractions to the area is the excellent choice of schools. In the private sector, Beaudesert Park is a short walk from Windsmere plus Wycliffe College in nearby Stonehouse, as well as several popular schools in Cheltenham. There is also a good choice of grammar schools in Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham. There are lovely walks in the vicinity including Minchinhampton Common, offering over 650 acres of National Trust land and also host to one of three challenging golf courses in the vicinity. The area is well placed for local travel links with the M5 and M4 both easily accessible.