Halfpenny Cottage, Painswick
Reception Hall/Snug, Sitting Room, Home Office, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, leading open-plan to an Oak-Framed Family/Sun Room, Studio/Bedroom 4, Utility Room, Cloakroom with Shower, Cellar, 3 Double Bedrooms, Principal with En-Suite and Spacious Dressing/Cot Room, Family Bathroom, Shepherd's Hut, Shed, Bike Store, Large Level Garden with Magnificent Views
- DETACHED PERIOD HOME
- GRADE II LISTED
- FULL OF CHARM & CHARACTER
- FAR REACHING VIEWS
- CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN EXTENSION
- 3 RECEPTION ROOMS
- STUDIO/BEDROOM 4
- MASTER BEDROOM SUITE
- SHEPHERDS HUT
- LARGE GARDEN
Halfpenny offers a stylishly renovated village home in the heart of Painswick. A combination of superb craftsmanship, together with a sympathetic eye, has resulted in an exceptional fusion of period charm alongside modern updates. Steps lead to the main entrance with a pretty door opening into a spacious reception hall, currently utilised as a snug. An aged flagstone floor, deep window seats with shutters and stunning ceiling beams, set the tone for the remainder of the house. This is a home steeped in history with charming period features around every turn. The sitting room leads off the main reception and is a lovely bright room with feature fireplace and wood burner inset, providing the perfect 'cosy-up' for the colder months. Deep window seats offer an ideal perch to relax and watch the world go by. A home office/study provides a useful work station. The kitchen is set to the rear of the cottage and is clearly the heart of the home. This delightful open-plan space works equally well for entertaining as it does for family suppers. The kitchen opens into a superb oak-framed sun room, providing a great spot for friends and family to gather whilst cooking up a feast. A utility provides a useful room to hide-away laundry. A studio offers a great addition to the ground floor; previously utilised as a fourth bedroom, the current owners use this space as a fabulous large home office but with its own exterior access, the room offers a host of potential uses. A covered spiral staircase leads down to a full-height cellar, currently used for storage but with the potential to create a gym/teenage den. The principal suite is located on the first floor and spans the full length of the front of the house. A real 'statement' room with magnificent valley views, the suite comprises a large bedroom, leading open-plan to a separate dressing/sitting/cot room. An en-suite shower room leads off the dressing room and there is ample built-in storage. A stylish family bathroom is also located at this level. A newly installed staircase with a magnificent round feature window, offers magical views across the roof tops and out to the valley beyond. Two further bedrooms are located on the top floor, both beautifully presented and with wonderful valley views.
The landscaped garden offers a tranquil haven. Set to the rear and side of the property, well-stocked borders bursting with flowers create a magical English Country garden. A Shepherd's Hut with power supply and wi-fi, offers superb guest accommodation or useful home office. A patio with pretty pergola provides a wonderful area for alfresco dining whilst soaking up the panorama. There is also a newly installed shed plus a bike store. Street parking is available on Tibbiwell Lane, directly outside the property.
Often referred to as the Queen of the Cotswolds, Painswick is a quintessentially charming Cotswold village. Steeped in history, the village offers all that is best about Cotswold living; a thriving and welcoming community with an abundance of local events, two pubs, village shops and several cafes. There is a boutique hotel within a couple of minutes walk from Halfpenny Cottage, offering fine-dining to non-residents and several stylish and independent coffee shops within a short walk from Halfpenny Cottage. For sporting enthusiasts, there is a golf course on nearby Painswick Beacon and stunning countryside for riding and cycling.
One of the key draws to the area is the excellent choice of schools in both the state and private sector with sought after grammar schools in Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham and a broad choice of schools in the private sector. Cheltenham has several popular private schools including Cheltenham Ladies and Cheltenham College and there there is also Wycliffe in Stonehouse and Beaudesert Park in nearby Minchinhampton. School buses run from the centre of the village to most of the local schools in both the private and state sector. There is also a popular village primary school within walking distance of Halfpenny Cottage.
Stroud is the nearest town with excellent facilities including a Waitrose supermarket plus several other leading supermarkets, a multiplex cinema and award winning Saturday Farmers Market. Nearby Cheltenham offers excellent shopping, dining and theatre and is well-known for its annual jazz and literature festivals, as well as its National Hunt racecourse.
Well placed for commuting, Painswick is circa 90 minutes to London by train from nearby Stroud mainline station and approximately 20 minutes drive to Cheltenham and Gloucester. The M5 motorway is also within easy reach, for commuting to Bristol and the Midlands.
From our Painswick office, head towards the centre of the village along Victoria Street. Follow the road round to the left and then take the first right into Tibbiwell Lane. Go down the hill circa 20 yards and Halfpenny Cottage will be found on the left, before the junction with Kemps Lane.