Oakstone House is a unique 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom contemporary home built around a Welsh Oak frame with natural Cotswold stone and light rendered elevations under a Welsh slate roof. The property enjoys beautifully presented flexible accommodation across three floors, measuring just over 4,600 sq ft, with ample room for entertaining, working and relaxing. The house was completed in 2016 to exacting standards and has the benefit of the remaining balance of a 10 year NHBC guarantee. Of particular note on the ground floor is the hall, which provides a lovely entrance into the house, rising in part to full height and is flooded with cascading natural light. On the second floor, the kitchen/family room and drawing room are sensational, with high vaulted ceilings exposing fabulous Oak rafters and beams, and have the best views of all. Other highlights include the hand-crafted kitchen by Woodchester Kitchens; a 4 person lift with the ability to take a wheelchair to all floors; the potential to create a self-contained flat on the ground floor; access to ground level from every floor; a Sonor sound system and the house is thermally very efficient due to thermal glass, exceptional insulation and efficient heating system.
Gardens and grounds: The house is approached via a tarmac drive which sweeps up from Atcombe Road between Cotswold stone walls to a three bay extra wide carport with plenty of parking and turning space in front. The first part of the drive is owned by the neighbouring property and there is an electrical connection for driveway gating, if required. Above the carport there is a large studio/workshop and to one side there are some useful outbuildings, including a mower shed, log store and garden shed. Immediately in front of the house there is a wide flagstone paved terrace, flanked by clipped Box hedges and flower borders. The garden has been professionally landscaped and planted for ease of maintenance. A gravel path winds it’s way up to the southwest of the house to a second sun terrace and on up to the top of the garden where there is a third paved patio positioned to capture the last of the afternoon sun. There is an area of lawn at the top, part of which is shaded by a mature Lime tree. Both the driveway and garden paths have lighting installed.
Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected. Mitsubishi ECODAN air source heat pump and all rooms have underfloor heating with room temperature controllers. Ethernet, telephony and COAX to every main room terminating in a central comms cabinet with RJ45 switch panel and Broadband connection.
Location: Oakstone House is situated on elevated ground towards the edge of the popular village of South Woodchester, which lies just to the west of the A46 and close to the National Trust owned Woodchester Park, in the Cotswold area of outstanding beauty. It is about halfway between Nailsworth and Stroud with good access to the M4 and M5 motorways and Stroud railway station with train links to London (Paddington). There are excellent facilities locally including two churches, a post office with a shop, a primary school and a pud, The Ram. In Nailsworth, there are is a wide range of individual shops, including William’s, a multi-award winning seafood restaurant, fishmonger and delicatessen, Hobbs House Bakery and a number of other good quality restaurants, pubs and inns. There are two highly regarded grammar schools in Stroud, Beaudesert Park Prep and Pre-prep lies about 1.5 miles away up on Minchinhampton Common and Wycliffe College can be found in nearby Stonehouse. The area is well served by many leisure and recreational opportunities, including three challenging golf courses at Minchinhampton and the excellent Woodchester Valley vineyard is on your doorstep.
Distances: Nailsworth 1.5 miles; Tetbury 6.5 miles; Cirencester 14.5 miles; Stroud Station 3 miles; M5 7 miles; M4 25 miles.
Directions (GL5 5EW). From the High Street in Woodchester, continue onto Atcombe Road, turn left and follow the driveway up to the house