3 Bedroom Detached House for sale in Frocester, Gloucestershire
Set in c.1.5 acres on the edge of Frocester village, a former 'Station House' with well proportioned accommodation in need of some updating, together with a range of outbuildings, steel framed barn and indoor stables, ancillary accommodation and a paddock.
- Former Station House
- Edge of Village location
- Set in 1.4 acres
- Gardens and Paddock
- Detached period House
- 3 bedrooms
- Steel Framed Barn/Indoor stables
- Garaging and Workshops
- Scope for updating
DESCRIPTION The Station House is understood to have been built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1844 and adjoined the railway and platform for Frocester Station, which was finally closed in 1961. Set in some 1.45 acres of gardens and paddocks, the property is approached over a long driveway and sites centrally in the plot with further potential to extend. Built from Ashlar stone under a tiled roof, the extended accommodation extends to around 1,480 sq.ft and is arranged over two floors and provides high ceilinged rooms typical of its era and a total of three bedrooms and two reception rooms and could benefit from some further modernisation but in general, is well presentable and has double glazing and oil fired central heating. Externally the large gardens and paddock extend to some 1.45 acres in all and have been used for equestrian use whilst an excellent steel framed barn ( 14.7m x 7.5m) provides indoor stabling with 4 stables and a tack room. Further outbuildings include garaging and workshops whilst a two bedroom mobile home provides 'ancillary accommodation' and the whole offers great potential for further expansion or enjoying the country life.
SITUATION Frocester is a charming small village which lies just beneath the Cotswold escarpment located 4 miles west of Stroud and offers idyllic rural living but still retaining excellent rail and motorway transport links. Frocester was once the site of a Roman settlement but now offers a well-regarded public house, excellent cricket facilities at Frocester Cricket Club which also host the long running Frocester Beer Festival which has been known to run over 100 bars. The nearby town of Stonehouse offers a wide range of amenities to include banks, post office, local schools, supermarkets and butchers. The main line railway station provides a direct route to London, Paddington and Junction 13 of the M5 motorway is approximately 2 miles away.
The town of Stroud is only 5 miles away and is famous for it's award winning weekly farmers markets and range of specialist shops. There is an excellent choice of secondary schooling within the area including Beaudesert Park and Wycliffe College. The village is well located for access to the M5 corridor providing easy commute to Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bristol and Bath, and the M4 towards London. Stroud train station has regular direct services to London Paddington, whilst Cam & Dursley station has additional lines to the South West. The surrounding countryside has many stunning local walking routes with the Cotswold Way located nearby along with the National Trust's Woodchester Park and the viewing point Coaley Peak which has stunning far reaching views over the River Severn and towards Wales. Sporting facilities include the popular Stinchcombe Golf Course (4 miles away) whilst there is racing at Cheltenham.
AGENTS NOTE The property adjoins the railway line having formerly been Frocester Station until 1961. 'Railtrack' and their associated companies have a right to access the track and park from time to time in a designated area in order to maintain the line.