- DETACHED COTSWOLD STONE COUNTRY HOUSE
- CHARACTER FEATURES WITH MODERN 'OPEN' FEEL
- 2 - 3 RECEPTIONS
- 2 BATHROOMS & CLOAKROOM/UTILITY
- LOVELY TERRACE/PATIO WITH SUNNY ASPECT
- SUPERB VILLAGE LOCATION & VIEWS
- 4 - 5 BEDROOMS
- LOG BURNERS & AGA + GAS CENTRAL HEATING
- DETACHED GARAGE & PARKING X 4
- QUIET LOCATION WITHIN 200 YDS STROLL OF VILLAGE PUB
Welcome to Folly House, a highly individual detached, five bedroom cottage, located within a sought after village, offering peace and quiet and exceptional, expansive views.
Tucked away at France Lynch, within approximately 200 yards of the village pub stands Folly House. The house has been in the same family ownership for generations dating back to 1826. This is the first time the property has been on the market!
Enjoying a sunny aspect and wonderful views over this quiet Cotswold valley, the house has been hugely improved and updated during the last ten years. This transformation now provides a modern and charming home with an open plan feel combined with pleasing character features throughout.
Briefly the accommodation comprises: entrance hall with tiled floor, utility/cloakroom/wc, open plan shaker style kitchen/dining/family room with built in double oven, hob, fridge, log burner and Aga.
Wide glazed double doors open to the garden room and sitting room. The garden room area has underfloor heating beneath the stone tiled floor and the sitting area has a cosy log burner set in a stone fireplace. Also on this ground floor level is bedroom 5, which can easily adapt to a number of uses including work from home space as it has its own door to the outside.
Upstairs to the first floor are 4 bedrooms, all of which are light and bright, with one bedroom boasting exposed stone walls, beams, and original fireplace. Each bedroom enjoys beautiful valley or village views. On this level is the family bathroom and ensuite shower room which also has underfloor heating.
The gardens are all to the valley side of the cottage and there is an appealing patio/terrace which stretches the full width of the property providing an ideal spot to enjoy sunshine and outdoor dining. The garden slopes down from the terrace on two levels.
The vendors think there may be development potential to the lower left-hand side and have plans drawn to extend the existing garage to form a detached studio. However, this will be subject to usual permissions.
The large detached garage with mains power and lighting has been partly converted to animal accommodation with tiled floor and electric underfloor heating. There is additional parking for up to four vehicles on two driveways behind double 5-bar gates.
The property is serviced by mains gas and sewerage.
The Stroud valleys is a relatively hidden part of the Cotswolds. Pretty cottages cluster the hillsides and many of the historic woollen mills can still be seen in the valley bottoms. The whole area has a relaxed artistic and creative vibe, yet Stroud and Kemble stations provide mainline rail to Paddington. M5 junction 13, allowing easy travel north and south, is also in the Stroud district.
If you are looking for a peaceful village lifestyle, this property is certainly worthy of your consideration.
Take A46 from Cheltenham. Continue through Leckhampton and at Norwood Arms roundabout, take the first exit. Continue out of Cheltenham and uphill to Ullenwood. At the T junction turn right and then take the first exit on the Air Balloon roundabout. At the top of the hill, turn right for Birdlip. Turn left onto the B4070 Slad Road, just past The Royal George Inn. Stay on this road through countryside and fork left at Fostons Ash Inn. Continue to Bisley and follow the ‘though` signs. Take second left for Chalford Hill and then left at the crossroads onto Middle Hill. Follow the road down into Chalford Hill and turn left onto Brantwood Road, just before Sawyers Electrical Shop. At the end of this road turn left. Follow the road along, passing the phone box and The Old Post Office. Folly House is the very next house on the right-hand side, backing onto the lane.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.
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