An outstanding Grade II listed country home of exceptional quality and character, standing in beautiful landscaped gardens & grounds with extensive garaging, stabling and the stunning views.
Apperley House is listed Grade II and is one of the finest homes in this area, superbly located in this quiet, unspoilt village. The property is a wonderful blend of 17th century grandeur with a modern day finish and the owners have taken great care to retain the very special original features, whilst making Apperley House the most comfortable and inviting home through careful enhancements. It has a feeling of splendour, having originally been the Dower House to Apperley Court and as such, it brims with charm and elegant details.
Standing just back from the village green fronting its own grounds with the backdrop of open countryside and Cleeve Hill in the distance, the main entrance into the property is via a pillared door opening up to a magnificent reception hall with tiled flooring and original panelled walls. This is a wonderfully warm and bright space with a cantilevered staircase. There is a fine choice of living rooms, which can be arranged to suit requirements, the formal space is laid out in a four square style. The main drawing room is charming and elegant, with a handsome fireplace and curved full height French doors opening out to the grounds, creating a light and bright atmosphere. Across the hall is the dining room and a doorway through to a large home office which is perfect for a morning room. This entire arrangement overlooks the grounds to the front to ensure the grandeur of the rooms has the balance of a beautiful aspect.
Behind the formal reception rooms is a more relaxed living arrangement which has been designed to overlook a central courtyard. A newly constructed orangery makes for the most stunning room in all seasons and cleverly links each aspect of the house, creating free flowing and light filled spaces. The sitting room opens to a dining room by way of an arch leading to the kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen is perfectly in keeping with the style of this period home, hand crafted with a range of fitted units and a four hob gas fired Aga. Adding to the wonderful functionality of the house is a traditional walk-in pantry, large laundry and cloakroom which gives access to the workshop and stores to the southern side of the property.
Apperley House has a beautiful balance of bedroom accommodation, with the first floor being accessed from three points. The main staircase rises to a large landing, to the front of the house is a bedroom and master bedroom, a lovely suite with an en suite bathroom. There are two further bedrooms and a shower room. Bedroom five, with an en suite, is accessed from a set of stairs adjacent to the orangery. A further staircase rises to a delightful attic bedroom. Throughout the bedroom accommodation there are beautiful views across the gardens, grounds and village green.
THE GARDENS & GROUNDS The gardens of Apperley House are exceptional, providing a colourful, private setting, beautifully planted and planned creating an idyllic backdrop to the house. An expansive area of level lawn is predominantly set to the front, extending to c 1.75 acres, providing formal grounds. To the far end is a natural pond which is a haven for wildlife and beyond the gardens is open countryside and far reaching views.
The driveway is set to the side of the house, with wrought iron gates and fencing, sweeping round to the extensive outbuildings at the southerly side of the property. These include two garages, stable, store and large barn. Planning Permission has been granted to convert this area and for a new triple garage, should a prospective new owner wish.
Mains, Water, electricity and gas.
Apperley House is set in the picturesque and historic village of Apperley, a beautiful area with a thriving community where life centres around the school, cricket club, village hall and church. There are some well reputed local public houses within a short distance, particularly The Red Lion at Wainlode, in the neighbouring village, set on the river. Whilst rural, the village is ideally located for easy access to the centres of Gloucester, and Tewkesbury with Cheltenham in a comfortable distance. These large towns provide a comprehensive range of daily shopping and leisure facilities, each with their own unique identity and offerings, with Gloucester city, home to a cathedral and famous Gloucester Rugby stadium, Tewkesbury with its beautiful Abbey and boating river whilst Ledbury offers excellent day to day amenities together with a railway station. In addition, they all offer an exceptional option of private, state and Grammar schools. For the commuter, the M50 gives fast access eastbound to the M5 and westbound to Monmouthshire and the Welsh borders.
115 Promenade, Cheltenham
Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW
Call: +44 (0) 1242 222292