An exceptional Arts & Crafts country home in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Guide price: £1,500,000
Living spaces: 5
Vendors' thoughts: "We love the stunning views from Frome Top across the valley - so many long summer evenings spent in the garden, with such a beautiful backdrop. We also love the glorious walks - if we walk out across our field we have winding country lanes and fields and if we walk out of the front we are on Minchinhampton Common and a stones-throw from the local pub. The house was designed in the 1920s by renowned architect, Norman Jewson, and is a charming but also practical space. It is a fabulous house for entertaining - we love the high-ceilinged drawing room and dining room, with the less formal living areas providing brilliant family space.”
In a nutshell: A fabulous country home with breathtaking views. Such a superb spot!
Frome Top is a beautiful Grade II Listed country house situated in a commanding position overlooking the stunning surrounding Cotswold countryside. Built in the early 1920's under the supervision of renowned Cotswold architect, Norman Jewson, the house provides generous and versatile living space and an abundance of character and charm. Careful thought has been put into creating a home which is both welcoming and practical, whilst retaining many original features.
The ground floor reception rooms comprise a dining room with wood burning stove and a fabulous drawing room with open fireplace and stone carved surround.
The kitchen/breakfast room is clearly the heart of the home and a great space to entertain family and friends. The kitchen has been thoughtfully designed to provide ample storage and workspace and is equipped with a striking teal four oven gas fired Aga. French doors lead out onto the terraces, perfect for al fresco dining in the warmer months. The playroom is superbly located just off the kitchen. A study, utility / boot room, and cloakrooms are great additions to the ground floor living space.
On the first floor a wide landing leads to an impressive master bedroom suite with dressing room, an en suite bathroom and stunning views over the gardens and countryside beyond. A further four double bedrooms (one en-suite) lead off the landing as well as a family bathroom. Much consideration has been put into creating ample discreet storage throughout.
The attic provides excellent storage space and great potential to provide further accommodation subject to the necessary planning permission.
The house sits centrally within a generous 1½ acre plot of gardens, mainly laid to lawn, which is very private. To the rear there are breath-taking views over the paddock and countryside beyond. The driveway provides ample parking and there is also a double garage. A separate studio is located in the garden. Total land approx 4.2 acres.
Tenure: Freehold. Grade II listed.
Council Tax Band H.
Services: Mains water, electricity and gas central heating. Private drainage.
Superbly located on the edge of Minchinhampton, Frome Top benefits from superb country living whilst being ideally placed on the edge of the village within walking distance to local amenities. This small Cotswold market town has an excellent range of day to day shops including a general store, butcher, chemist, and Post Office. Other amenities in the town include a doctor's surgery, dentist, library, The Crown pub recently revamped by the Lucky Onion group, two restaurants and a church.
Nearby Stroud is a spirited community, surrounded by rolling countryside and pretty Cotswold villages. The town is well served and offers great amenities, an award-winning farmers' market and travel connections.
Nailsworth and Tetbury, both just a short drive away, offer everyday shopping facilities along with a selection of lovely boutiques, antique stores, cafes and restaurants.
Known as the “Capital of the Cotswolds”, Cirencester is a hub of vibrant cultural life known for its beautiful limestone townhouses, exciting boutiques, restaurants, cafes, a handy Waitrose and twice weekly markets.
Cheltenham is a short drive north and not only offers excellent shopping and dining, it is also host to fabulous literary, jazz and food festivals, and of course horse racing.
Sporting opportunities are abundant with nearby golf courses in Minchinhampton itself and Cirencester; bridle paths are plentiful; sailing and water sports can be enjoyed at the Cotswold Water Park.
The area offers a superb choice of schooling with an outstanding selection of state, grammar and private schools such as Beaudesert Park on the doorstep, Michinhampton Primary School, Chalford Primary School, Marling, Stroud High, Westonbirt and Cheltenham Colleges to name but a few.
Communications in the area are excellent with high-speed internet and easy access to major hubs and international airports in the South West, the Midlands and London, via the M4 and M5 motorways and well-connected direct train services.
Nailsworth 2 miles - Stroud 4 miles - Tetbury 7 miles - Cirencester 10 mile - Kemble Station 10 miles (London Paddington 75 mins) - M5 (Junction 13) 8 miles - Cheltenham 20 miles - M4 (Junction 18) 18 miles
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