Designer: Polly Hamilton
This desirable Cotswolds house occupies a fine site with far-reaching views. Wave Hill is a 1960s building that has been fully updated, reorganised and extended with meticulous attention to detail.
Accommodation comprises 3 double bedrooms, study/bedroom 4, dressing room (which could be used as a single bedroom), a large German Alno kitchen with underfloor heating, glass garden room, reception room, utility room, 2 bathrooms, cloakroom, and a huge convertible loft space (subject to planning). The reception room opens onto a delightful Japanese-inspired garden (awarded best new garden by The Times). There is also a custom-made Japanese-style garden building with potential to become an office. Further outside space on the other side of the house – accessed from the kitchen – is ideal for alfresco dining. Off-street parking is available at the front.
An article by Carolyn Harrison in House & Garden describes how the house seamlessly blends the outside with inside: “Sliding doors open up the front and back of the house – from the kitchen on to an enclosed courtyard, and from the sitting room to a deck with a high arbour, which in turn leads to a modern, west-facing garden planted with Japanese acers and ornamental grasses. The house’s new open-plan internal arrangement means that, on summer days, when both glass doors are pushed aside, you can see from one end of the house to the other and out to the garden, fields and hills beyond.”
The Gloucestershire town of Stroud stands at the meeting point of the Five Valleys, and is surrounded by the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in all directions. The house is located in a quiet residential area of the town, within easy reach of its shops and cafés – Waitrose is within 10 mins walking distance. Stroud also has a national award-winning farmers market which takes place weekly on Saturdays. The house is 12 miles away from Cheltenham, and a 30 minute drive from junction 15 of the M4. The railway station, from where direct trains to London Paddington take approximately one and a half hours, is a 15-minute walk away.
Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.