The Lawn, North Woodchester
Reception Hall, Kitchen/Dining Room, Drawing Room, Entertainment Room/Snug, 8 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Cellar, Garden of circa 0.75 acres, ample Parking, planning permission for Double Garage
- SUBSTANTIAL GRADE II LISTED COUNTRY RESIDENCE
- BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED
- 6-8 BEDROOMS
- 3 BATHROOMS
- KITCHEN/DINING/FAMILY ROOM
- 2 RECEPTION ROOMS
- WINDOW SHUTTERS
- UTILITY ROOM
- SWEEPING DRIVEWAY
- PLANNING PERMISSION FOR DOUBLE GARAGE
The Lawn is a superbly proportioned and beautifully laid out Grade II listed country house. The substantial property has been sympathetically restored to create a home that is both impressive and elegant, with an attention to detail that is rare to see and respectful of the rich history held within its walls. The reception rooms offer practical living and entertaining spaces whilst retaining exceptional period charm with original features and wonderful high ceilings. Opening into a fabulous panelled reception hall with flagstone floor and magnificent sweeping staircase, this charming space sets the tone for the rest of the home. The kitchen/dining room is clearly the heart of the house and an ideal room in which to entertain family and friends. Sash windows with working shutters throughout allow for an abundance of natural light and double doors open from the kitchen to the garden, perfect for al fresco dining. Stylish light toned units give the kitchen a contemporary vibe and there is ample room for a large dining table. The drawing room is set to the rear of the house with magnificent sash windows affording lovely garden views. Spacious and with lovely proportions, this is a wonderful room for both entertaining and relaxing. The entertainment room is ideal as a teenage snug or cinema room but equally well utilised as a home office. A useful utility and cloakroom leads off the rear inner hall, providing the perfect space to hide laundry.
Upstairs, the first floor comprises 3 double bedrooms, one with separate good sized dressing room
ursery, plus two spacious and stylish bathrooms, accessed from both the bedrooms and the central landing. Three further bedrooms are located on the second floor plus a further large bathroom; the rear wing at this level could easily be adapted to offer superb self-contained accommodation. There are two attic bedrooms on the top floor, with far-reaching valley views. All the rooms have been thoughtfully laid out to provide both comfort and ample storage space. A spectacular staircase spirals dramatically through the core of the home, creating an opulent and dramatic focal point to this country house.
The garden which extends to circa 0.75 acres is a real feature of the house with handsome cedar and acer trees and access from the bottom of the garden to Church Lane. Parking for several cars and electric gates allow for ease of access to the large gravel parking area with turning circle and access to a large external cellar. Planning permission has been obtained for the construction of a double garage, Stroud District Council planning ref: S.19/1459/HHOLD
The Lawn is a landmark historic property in the heart of the Cotswold village of North Woodchester. The village is well known for being inclusive and welcoming with two popular pubs, a sought after primary school, village shop and post office, all within easy walking distance of The Lawn. Well located for accessing local amenities, the village is positioned roughly equidistant between the market towns of Nailsworth and Stroud, both offering a good choice of amenities. One of the key draws to the area is the excellent choice of schools in both the private and state sector, with several sought after grammar schools in nearby Stroud, as well as a popular primary school in North Woodchester itself. In the private sector, Beaudesert Park in Minchinhampton is just a short drive and Wycliffe in Stonehouse and Westonbirt near Tetbury, are both within easy reach. There is also a good selection of sought after schools in the spa town of Cheltenham.
Nearby Stroud offers excellent shopping facilities including an award winning Saturday Farmers' Market and several major supermarkets, including Waitrose. Nailsworth is similarly only a five minute drive with lovely boutique shops and restaurants. Cheltenham is within 20 minutes drive, offering excellent shopping, theatre, arts festivals and its well known National Hunt racecourse.
There is a good range of sporting facilities in the vicinity, including several golf courses in Minchinhampton as well as a myriad of footpaths in the surrounding countryside, ideal for country walks. The village is well-placed for travel connections with both the M5 and M4 motorways easily accessible and train services into London Paddington from nearby Stroud mainline station, circa 90 minutes.
Take the A46 from Stroud in the direction of Nailsworth. After a couple of miles, you will pass The Fleece Pub on your left; take the next right signposted to North Woodchester. Continue up the hill and you will find the gated entrance to The Lawn on your right hand side immediately after the first sharp left hand bend.