4 Bedroom Detached House for sale in Waterlane, Oakridge
Situated between Bisley and Oakridge Lynch in idyllic Cotswold countryside, this impressive detached Cotswold stone house offers the opportunity for a peaceful lifestyle with large grounds of 0.85 acres coupled with an orchard/paddock.
- Impressive Detached Period Home
- 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
- 4 Reception Rooms
- AGA Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Well-Proportioned Character Accommodation
- Surrounded Mature Gardens
- Separate Orchard/Paddock
- Private Parking & Double Garage
- Idyllic Rural Location
DESCRIPTION The Well Cottage is a most impressive detached period Cotswold stone house enjoying a peaceful and tranquil rural position down a no-through leafy lane with 360-degree views over its surrounding large gardens and a further charming orchard located opposite to the house. Dating back to the mid-17th Century, the house was originally two cottages later converted as one which as a whole was sympathetically extended in the 1970s with a further kitchen extension completed in recent years. Spanning over three floors, the spacious and well-proportioned accommodation extends in all to 2,546 sq.ft. retaining a wealth of period features including stone mullion windows, exposed beams and inglenook fireplace with a bread oven inset.
On the ground floor there are two original front reception rooms both with fireplaces and wood burning stoves inset. Double doors lead to a central study set within an impressive galleried room with stairs up to a further reception area which has French doors open to the garden. A large country style kitchen/breakfast room has a range of fitted units, an oil-fired AGA and double doors open to a sunny patio. At the rear there is a utility room, WC and lobby with boiler room off. Upstairs, there are three double bedrooms, two of which with en-suite shower rooms, and a family bathroom. On the top floor there is a further attic bedroom with ample built-in eaves storage. The property has been well maintained although offers some scope for updating.
Approached down a quiet no-through lane which exclusively serves only 4 homes, the property has private parking for several vehicles coupled with a double garage. The Well Cottage sits centrally within mature gardens and grounds which extend in all to approximately 0.85 acres. Opposite the house and located over the lane, there is a ¼ acre orchard/paddock which has a five-bar gate and timber fencing fully enclosing it making it ideal for smallholding and the good life. Surrounding the house, the gardens are predominately laid to well-tendered lawns with mature shrubs, specimen and fruit trees and planted borders whilst the front garden features a charming rose garden and the property's namesake, a well. There are various timber-built sheds within the grounds and a greenhouse with vegetable beds.
SITUATION The Well Cottage is discreetly nestled within Waterlane, a highly-sought after hamlet surrounded by idyllic rolling Cotswold landscape with many country walks just on the doorstep and other outdoor activities. Waterlane is located within equidistance (only 1.5 miles) to the prime larger villages of Bisley, Oakridge Lynch and Sapperton which between them have a range of village amenities. Bisley has an excellent sense of community along with a popular primary school, village hall, two pubs and a village shop/post office. Oakridge Lynch also has a primary school, shop with post office and The Butchers Arms pub whilst Sapperton boasts two country pubs, The Daneway Inn and the highly-regarded The Bell. The market towns of Cirencester and Stroud have their own array of shops including Waitrose as well as restaurants and many other amenities. Cheltenham and Gloucester are both easily commutable at under 14 miles distance. Fast trains to London Paddington run from nearby Kemble and Stroud train stations and easy access to the M5 connects to Bristol and Birmingham. The local area provides a wide selection of excellent primary and secondary school options including Stroud High for girls and Marling School for boys both rated by OFSTED as Outstanding grammar schools. Private education is available at Beaudesert Park, Wycliffe, Westonbirt, Rendcomb and Cheltenham.
TENURE & SERVICES We understand the property is Freehold with oil fired central heating, mains water and a septic tank.