Entrance Porch, Inner Hall, Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Sitting Room/Snug, Kitchen/Dining Room, Pantry, Utility Room, Cloakroom, 4 Double Bedrooms, Principal with En-Suite, Family Bathroom, Top Floor Shower Room and Ideal Guest-Suite or Dressing Room, Large Garden, Ample Parking, Views
- SUBSTANTIAL SEMI-DETACHED VICTORIAN HOME
- 4 BEDROOMS
- 2 RECEPTION ROOMS
- PRETTY SOUTH FACING GARDEN
- PERIOD FEATURES
- FAR REACHING VIEWS
- PARKING FOR SEVERAL CARS
- CLOSE PROXIMITY TO STROUD
- NO ONWARD CHAIN
Silvertrees offers a substantial and handsome family home. As soon as you sweep up the drive and through the pillared entrance, you know you are in for a treat. Built in 1895, the Victorian house displays many of the period features so typical of the Arts and Crafts era, including ornate gables and steep pitched roof with a nod to the romance of the Gothic revival era. A handsome original oak door with intricate detailed porch, sets the tone for the home within. A large reception hall with spectacular sweeping staircase creates an opulent whist simultaneously welcoming vibe. The drawing room is beautifully proportioned with doors opening to a pretty vine-covered pergola, making this the perfect spot for entertaining. A separate sitting room/snug offers an ideal space for teenagers or young children. The kitchen is very much the heart of the home. The original coach house, the kitchen was converted by the current owners and offers a light-filled and characterful space with ample room for a large dining table and doors opening to a pretty courtyard, the perfect spot for a morning coffee. A good-sized utility and a pantry lead off the kitchen.
An impressive staircase with ornate carvings leads to a large landing area and two good-sized first floor bedrooms plus a family bathroom. The principal suite has stunning views across the valley and a large en-suite bathroom. There are two further top floor bedrooms, one with separate dressing room, or an ideal guest suite. There is also a shower room and useful home office space on the top floor.
The garden at Silvertrees is an absolute magical haven. A wonderful south facing level lawn stretches to the side of the house with magnificent views towards Minchinhampton Common. A pergola enveloped in vines and further seating areas, provide a host of places to either sit and soak up the view, or entertain family and friends. There is a further lawned area and a large garden shed to the rear of the house, backing onto open fields. A pillared entrance opens to a good sized gravel area with parking for several cars; there is further parking on the driveway leading to the main entrance, which also belongs to Silvertrees.
Silvertrees' location is one of its main assets. Backing onto open fields and with far reaching views across the valley to Minchinhampton Common, the home offers the best of all worlds. A rural haven of tranquility, yet still within a five minute drive from Stroud. The market town of Stroud offers a host of local amenities, with several leading supermarkets, including Waitrose, as well as an award winning Saturday Farmers Market. Cheltenham and Cirencester are both within easy reach, offering extensive shopping, theatre and sporting venues, including Cheltenham's National Hunt racecourse. One of the key draws to the area is the excellent choice of schools. Thrupp itself has a popular village primary school and there are sought after grammar schools in nearby Stroud, as well as in Gloucester and Cheltenham. There is also a good selection of schools in the private sector with Beaudesert Park a five minute drive away on Minchinhampton and Wycliffe in Stonehouse, as well as several popular schools in Cheltenham. Transport links are excellent with trains into London Paddington (circa 90 minutes) from Stroud mainline station. Both the M5 and M4 motorways are also easily accessble.
The property is most easily found by leaving Stroud in the direction of Cirencester. Continue through the traffic lights and pass the turning to Thrupp on your left. After approximately 3/4 mile, turn left into Brewery Lane and follow the lane to the T junction; bear left and the entrance to Silvertrees can be found almost immediately on the right. Pass through the pillared entrance and up the steep drive, passing 165a on your left. Silvertrees is found at the top of the drive and you are advised to park on the left hand verge prior to the main entrance.