It is definitely an interesting property, but whether it stays as it is depends on who takes control of this 1970s modernist property in Sheepscombe, near Stroud, Gloucestershire.
To our mind, this extensively glazed property in an elevated village setting and in a rather large 1.96-acre plot does need some tweaking. It’s a substantial and spacious house, helped along by the vaulted ceiling. But looking at the photos, the space doesn’t quite work. Indeed, some of it looks empty, which indicates this might still be a work in progress.
But more work might follow. According to the agent, planning permission currently exists to allow a ‘wholesale redevelopment of the existing property’ and to create essentially a large new build in its place. That would beg a shame as this place still has both potential and character.
Right now, accommodation is mainly over one storey with a ‘bright and spacious’ kitchen/family room with that vaulted ceiling, a bespoke kitchen, Aga, and wood-burning stove to the rear and a reception room with free-standing fireplace that’s ideally placed for the views.There are also two bedrooms and a study area on the first floor with a further two bedrooms both with en-suites on the lower ground floor.
Outside space is that 1.96 acres, which looks to be mainly open fields, but does include a paved terrace/barbecue area with a stone water feature, a double garage and workshop, a full sized asphalt tennis court and a summer/tree house.
The guide price is £995,000.