Bleak House is an impressive Victorian home situated in the rural village of Churcham. The spacious, family home was built in 1890 and retains many character features, including picture rails, stone window casings and decorative fascia boards to the exterior. The grounds which extend to approximately three quarters of an acre, include a fantastic heated outdoor pool with pool house and detached barn.
The solid wood front door with brass furniture leads you into a vestibule with vaulted ceiling and arched window overlooking the side of the home. A half glazed, timber door takes you into the entrance hall with stairs to the first floor and doors to the ground floor accommodation.
To the right of the entrance hall is the living room which overlooks the front gardens through the large sash bay window. A grand marble fireplace surround with inset cast iron fire creates a lovely focal point to the room. Either side of the fireplace are bespoke bookcases with cupboards. French doors lead you through to the fully glazed conservatory with glorious views over the rear garden and French doors to outside.
To the left of the entrance hall is a formal dining room with picture rails and a large sash window to the front of the home. At the heart of the room is a large stone fireplace and surround. A further reception room can be found at the rear of the home and would make a cosy snug or playroom. There is an inset wood burning stove and window overlooking the rear patio.
The large family kitchen is a wonderful space to entertain in. The U-shaped kitchen includes a range of wall and base mounted solid wood, cream cupboards with wooden handles and a dark marble worktop. An inset Belfast sink with mixer taps is positioned below a sash window overlooking the rear of the home. Within the space is an integrated fridge freezer, Bosch dishwasher and microwave. Stairs from the kitchen lead down to the basement room which has been fully tanked, carpeted and is the ideal space for a home office or craft room with adjoining storeroom. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a practical utility room with plumbing for washing facilities and a cloak room.
The pine staircase leads you to the first floor of the home. A half-landing takes you into bedroom four with a window overlooking the rear of the home and a built-in airing cupboard/wardrobe. Carrying on up the stairs you arrive at the landing with large sash window and access to the loft hatch. The Master bedroom offers a range of fitted furniture including full height wardrobes and an attractive cast iron fireplace. Steps lead down to the en-suite shower room with a white suite comprising a double shower cubicle, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.
Two further double bedrooms offer excellent guest accommodation. Each room has built in wardrobes to the alcoves and bedroom two and three has a feature cast iron fireplace. The family bathroom is half-tiled and has a white suite comprising a double corner shower, WC, wash hand basin and window to the side of the home.
A five-bar wooden gate leads you on to the large gravel driveway with parking for multiple vehicles and a double garage with electric roller doors, power and lighting. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn and bordered with fencing and mature trees. An iron gate takes you through to the main garden with a large lawn, raised beds and mature trees. Family and friends will love the outdoor heated pool with all-weather cover. The surrounds of the pool are fully paved, providing the perfect space to position a deck chair and relax. A quaint, brick-built pool house sits next to the pool and houses the pool boiler along with space for storing garden furniture.
A stone patio surrounds the rear and side of the property with areas for alfresco dining. On the edge of the patio is the timber barn with power and lighting, this is a wonderful space for hobbies and additional storage or other uses subject to planning.
Located 5 miles from the historic city of Gloucester, Churcham Village provides its parishioners with a primary school, garage and transportation links, including a bus service, a ideal location for those looking for the benefits of a rural position within a stones throw of everyday amenities.
Council tax band: G
Local Authority & rates: Forest of Dean District Council - £3,438.80 (2022/23)
Electricity supply: mains
Water supply: mains
Broadband speed: Basic 18 Mbps
Mobile phone coverage: EE, Vodaphone, Three, O2