THE SOUTHERN HALF OF A STRIKING VICTORIAN HOUSE WITH MANY PERIOD FEATURES, IN AN ELEVATED POSITION IN THIS POPULAR VILLAGE, OFFSET BY A LOVELY GARDEN
Entrance Hall, Cloakroom, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, 3 Double Bedrooms, Bathroom, Garden with 2 Outbuildings, Shared Private Driveway
Description - The Beeches, 100 Thrupp Lane is the southern half of a striking Victorian House, whose mellow brick facade is in refreshing contrast to the more traditional Cotswold stone seen locally. Arguably built as something of a statement at the time, The Beeches is still very attractive, well over a century later. A pillared gateway flanks the shared gravel drive down to it, with parking opposite the side door. From here an entrance porch with cloakroom off leads to the dining room (integral store room) and the formal sitting room, beyond. Both rooms feature attractive mantelpieces (chimneys sealed). The kitchen at the rear has been cleverly extended and incorporates a utility area. At first floor there are 3 double bedrooms (master with shower cubicle) and a spacious bathroom. All the rooms in the house enjoy good ceiling heights and the old pine doors are another welcome feature. There is gas-fired central heating and The Beeches is extensively double glazed. Outside the garden is a great source of pride. Featuring a level lawn, the remainder has been landscaped into vegetable areas and attractive shrub borders, with pathways in between. There are 2 garden sheds.
Location - The Beeches is situated at the east end of Thrupp, a small south facing Cotswold village which straggles along the side of the Chalford Valley, conveniently close to Stroud, featuring a fascinating range of properties both large and small. Thrupp very much has its own character and is flanked by dramatic countryside, in which there are lovely walks on a network of public footpaths. The Beeches, which is tucked away in a mature setting so remarkably private, has an elevated setting within the village and is conveniently close to its popular primary school. Stroud has 4 major supermarkets plus an eclectic range of independent retailers, an award winning Farmers' Market a multi-plex cinema and a provincial theatre. From its main line train station, there are regular services into London Paddington, scheduled from about 90 minutes and the capital is normally under 2 hours by road. Bristol, Bath or Cheltenham are within easy reach of here and the M5 (Junction13) is not far. Good schools abound locally - state and private while for golfers, there are three challenging 18 hole courses close by at Minchinhampton.
Directions - The property is most easily found by leaving Stroud in the direction of Cirencester, continue through the lights and past the turning to Thrupp. After approximately 3/4 mile, take the turning left into Brewery Lane and follow the lane to the top. At the top, bear left and the entrance to The Beeches can be found on the left hand side through the stone pillars just after the entrance to the primary school.
Agents Note - The cellar of the adjoining property runs underneath the dining room creating a FLYING FREEHOLD. The driveway is owned by the neighbouring house but the owners of The Beeches enjoy full pedestrian and vehicular rights of way over it.