The Drillies, Amberley
Entrance Porch, Inner Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Family Room, Garden Room, Utility, Cloakroom, Cellar, Master Bedroom Suite with balcony, 4 further Bedrooms and family Bathroom, spacious Private Driveway, level lawn, octagonal Barbeque Hut, Summer House
- DETACHED FAMILY HOME
- CLOSE TO AMBERLEY SCHOOL
- ADJACENT TO THE COMMON
- WESTERLY ASPECT
- SECLUDED AND PRIVATE
- 4 RECEPTION ROOMS
- 5 BEDROOMS
- PRIVATE DRIVEWAY
- OCTAGONAL BARBQUE HUT
- PLOT - ABOUT 0.25 ACRES
The Drillies sits in a special tranquil setting overlooking Minchinhampton Common. The perfect family home, The Drillies has evolved from a former old cottage. The generous sized accommodation (over 2,850 sq ft), makes it a great house for entertaining and parties - it has an excellent cool wine cellar! The front door leads to a generous sized porch for coats and boots with a deep entrance hall beyond. There is a southerly facing large, well appointed kitchen with an adjacent dining room and a family room beyond. There is a splendid huge 35 foot sitting room which opens into a light and welcoming garden room. The remaining ground floor accommodation comprises a utility room, pantry and cloakroom. The master bedroom is en-suite with a dressing room and balcony, from which to enjoy the stunning views. There are four further bedrooms and a family bathroom plus extensive loft space. The gated driveway accommodates a number of cars and the house is sheltered to the rear by rising ground. The remainder of the garden is level and bordered by the Common and includes a tremendous octagonal barbeque hut
with integral grill unit and chimney plus a summer house. In total, the garden is approximately 0.25 acres.
The property enjoys vehicular and pedestrian rights of access across the Common. It is situated within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
From our Minchinhampton Office, proceed along West End into Windmill Road and at the staggered junction on the Common go straight over towards Amberley. On descending the hill take the first left (by the school), pass the church and at the junction, shortly thereafter turn hard right. The tarmacked lane leading across the Common to The Drillies is then on the right after about 75 yards, immediately past Rose Cottage.
Private and tucked away, within the natural surroundings of Minchinhampton Common, The Drillies offers the perfect rural environment to bring up a family, away from roads and traffic but close to all the amenities Amberley has to offer. The village, which is widely regarded as being one of the most desirable places to live around the Common, with its elevated position offering superb westerly views, is well known as a a friendly and welcoming community with its two country pubs and popular Primary School. 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. Excellent schools in the vicinity include Beaudesert Park just down the road, Wycliffe College at Stonehouse and The High and Marling in Stroud - both grammar schools, as well as those in Cheltenham and Gloucester. There are lovely walks in the vicinity including Minchinhampton Common, offering over 650 acres of National Trust land, free for anyone to enjoy and also hosting one of three challenging golf courses in the vicinity.