Dark Lane, Chalford, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6


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  • Bedrooms: 6
Steep House offers a peaceful and charming position nestled in the hillside above the 'Golden Valley'. It offers surprisingly generous and flexible accommodation of some 5000 sq. ft and is beautifully finished throughout. The original period house has seen some exceptional and well integrated extension and features a smart blend of period charm and modern technology. These high tech features include solar panels, lutron mood lighting, integrated music system and bespoke hand made furnishings throughout.

It is the views and orientation that really make this house and the accommodation. This has been arranged so that all the principle rooms enjoy the southerly aspect and views over the surrounding tree canopies, as well as having various seating areas from which to enjoy this vista. The flexible accommodation could house multiple generations or indeed provide excellent entertaining space or home offices, as it is currently used. The large and welcoming hallway provides access onto the two main reception rooms. The drawing room is a spectacular 35 ft. double aspect room with doors leading out onto a charming terrace. This has the first of a number of hand-carved fireplaces complete with wood burning stove as well as a secret door providing access to a wine cellar. The adjacent sitting room offers a more intimate feel with exposed beamed ceilings, further fireplace and bespoke integrated cabinetry. This is again a double aspect room. A cloakroom completes the ground floor.

Taking the oak-block curved staircase you will arrive at the formal dining hall. This is a perfect dining area and has integrated cupboards for storage, drinks and utilities. The spectacular kitchen/dining room takes centre stage in the house and flows onto the rear patio, again south facing. The kitchen is fitted with a range of bespoke solid wood units centred around the generous kitchen island. This wood topped island houses further units and is complemented by the granite worktops on the main units. Incredible atmosphere is brought to this room by the vaulted 'A frame' ceiling which is open to the roof and the adjacent dining room has ample space for more informal dining. There are a range of quality integrated gaggenau appliances as well as further bespoke cabinetry for displaying glassware.

The grand master suite includes a vaulted bedroom with double doors onto a terrace where you can enjoy the fine views. There is also a walk-in dressing area and fully fitted en suite shower room. Two further bedrooms and a family bathroom conclude the first floor.

Rising to the top of the house this floor offers the most flexibility as there are twin staircases from the floor below. There is a clever integrated bookshelf which informally separates two spaces. The area would be ideal for children or home offices. It is formally four rooms, previously used as bedrooms, rumpus rooms and a family bathroom. There is a mezzanine bed area further adding to the flexibility.

Finally, in the lower cellar you will find the pressurised water system with ample facility to provide power showers to all bathrooms.


The property is approached via a country lane leading up from the Chalford Valley. On arrival you see a large driveway and the double garage with electric roller door. It houses ample space for two cars as well as providing additional storage and the back-up generator. The pedestrian access is via the locally renowned lych-gate, this charming structure is a wonderful start to this beautiful property. This in turn leads on to the gardens of which there are three major terraces. These are largely laid to lawn with a number of surrounding flower beds, herbaceous borders and an incredible and extensive grape vine providing a high yield in the summer months.

The top section of garden has had substantial attention in recent years and provides a wonderfully discrete area for vegetables, further flower beds, bins etc. This area culminates in the summer house at the very top of the plot giving an elevated view of the property, gardens and the surrounding valleys.


A tranquil setting off a village lane and enjoying lovely views across the picturesque wooded "Golden Valley". Chalford is a charming Cotswold village with a web of winding lanes connecting the various sections of the community producing an appealing environment of village character. Chalford Hill and its neighbouring villages provide everyday facilities, including Post Office/Store, Doctor and both Primary and Secondary Schooling. There are also a number of nearby towns, Cirencester, Tetbury, Nailsworth and Stroud which offer an excellent range of shopping and services. The A419 connects Stroud and Cirencester and extends beyond Stroud to link with the M5 motorway. Train services are available at Stroud and Kemble, south of Cirencester, travelling to London (Paddington). There are great educational choices nearby including Independent Schools Beaudesert Park Prep School and Wycliffe College as well as two Grammar Schools and a College in Stroud.

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52-53 London Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire

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