St Stephens, Nympsfield
Reception Hall, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Dining Room, Study, Sitting Room, 3 Bedrooms, Principal with En-Suite and Second Bedroom with walk-through Dressing Room, Family Bathroom, External Utility Room, Boiler House, Workshop. No onward chain.
- UNIQUE HISTORICAL HOME
- 3 BEDROOMS
- MAGNIFICIENT PERIOD FEATURES
- 3 RECEPTION ROOMS
- GATED OFF STREET PARKING
- LOVELY GARDENS
- VILLAGE LOCATION
- DETACHED WORKSHOP/POTENTIAL HOME OFFICE
- NO ONWARD CHAIN
St Stephens is a charming period cottage sympathetically renovated and extended with creative flair and great attention to detail. Built in the 1860s by Benjamin Bucknall, most famously known for his design of Woodchester Mansion, the home is steeped in period features typical of high-Victorian Gothic-style architecture. A solid wood entrance door sets the tone for the deep sense of history within, where you are greeted with terracotta tiled reception hall and exceptional corbeled and beamed ceilings. The ground floor accommodation leads off the central hallway with a good sized dual aspect sitting room with lovely open fire, perfect for cosy winter evenings. A study with original bread oven and access to the rear courtyard, provides an ideal home office. The kitchen is clearly the heart of the home with an oil fired Aga beautifully offset with bespoke tiles hand painted by a specialist artist, depicting the nearby Woodchester Mansion. Fitted wooden units and a belfast sink create a room that is both functional and welcoming. A good-sized dining room sits open-plan alongside the kitchen with doors opening to a rear seating area, creating an ideal space for entertaining family and friends. A magnificent stone staircase with original balustrade leads to the first floor. The principal suite is a lovely bright room with en-suite shower room and a spectacular window that spans the length of the room; a magical window seat offers the perfect spot to sit and watch the world go by. All of the bedrooms benefit from vaulted ceilings creating a lovely sense of space and light, with original fireplaces in two of them. Bedroom two has a spacious walk through dressing room which could also serve as a further office space and the third bedroom has lovely views of the garden.
The landscaped garden is set mainly to the rear of the house and backs onto open fields. Steps lead up from a pretty patio to a raised level lawn and numerous well stocked borders plus a vine clad pergola, ponds, further seating areas and lovely rural views. There are numerous outbuildings including a useful utility, a summer house and large workshop/potential home office. with electricity connected. Gated parking on a gravel driveway is located to the front of the property.
The property is most easily found by leaving Stroud in the direction of the M5 motorway. At Sainsbury’s roundabout take the left turn scenic route signposted to Selsley. Continue up the hill through the village and over the cattle grid up onto the common, following the B4066 along until the left turn to Nympsfield, take this road to the village and St Stephens will be at the crossroads on the right as you enter.
The popular hilltop hamlet of Nympsfield is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as a designated Conservation Area. Surrounded by farmland, the village has a semi-rural feel and is located on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment. The village has Churches of both Roman Catholic and Anglican denominations, a well-attended primary school, village hall, social club, playing field and a bus route to nearby towns. The pretty market town of Nailsworth, just 5 miles away, offers a wide selection of independent retailers including an award-winning delicatessen and bakery, plus a Morrisons supermarket. Stroud is the principal urban centre where more extensive educational, leisure and shopping facilities are available including two grammar schools and a cinema.
Mainline railway stations offering regular services to London Paddington can be found at Stonehouse, Stroud & Kemble. The M5 motorway is easily accessible to the West, offering links to Bristol, Cheltenham and Gloucester. In addition, a convenient road network allows good access to Dursley, Stroud, Cirencester and Bath.