Featured property: A spectacular Grade II listed former mill near Stonehouse

This Grade II listed former mill has four bedrooms, its own home office and a spectacular open plan living and dining space, with exposed brickwork and plenty of character, too.


On the market with: naylorpowell.com.

Property: Menders House, Beards Mill, Leonard Stanley, Stonehouse, GL10 3QY

Location: Boasting a tranquil countryside location surrounded by fields and trees, Menders House is on the outskirts of Stonehouse, around three miles from buzzing Stroud. Stonehouse itself offers plenty of shops and restaurants, including a post office and supermarket, as well as both primary and secondary schools and a train station with regular services to Cheltenham and London.

Through the keyhole: This Grade II listed former mill dates back to 1805 and is bursting with character, decorated in calming neutral tones with period features and exposed brickwork throughout.

The spectacular open plan living, dining and kitchen space is up on the first floor. Flooded with natural daylight from five windows, the natural stone walls, wood flooring and stove give the lounge an exceptionally cosy feel within the space, while the kitchen boasts traditional charm with more exposed stonework and a range cooker, accompanied by modern touches such as integrated appliances – with plenty of space for a dining table.

The property’s four bedrooms are spread across the ground and second floors – the spacious double bedroom on the ground floor having bifold doors to the patio, with plenty of space for a sofa, gym equipment and even a desk, making it an ideal bedroom for teenagers – especially as there is a downstairs shower room, too.

Also on the ground floor is a home office space with its own bifold doors onto the patio and heaps of storage, as well as a utility room with plumbing for a washing machine.

While the other three bedrooms are up on the second floor, along with a family bathroom. The master bedroom benefits from its own ensuite shower room and all three bedrooms have two windows providing plenty of gorgeous natural daylight; and beautiful, exposed brickwork adding plenty of character – while the family bathroom has a bath with shower over.

The property has a large garden enclosed by hedgerows at the front, with patio areas for alfresco dining, a large lawn, as well as a shed and log storage. There’s also a large gravel driveway with plenty of space for multiple vehicles.

The property has planning permission to build a timber-framed double garage, too.

Price: £650,000

SoGlos loves: Menders House offers a flexible living space that’s ideal for large families, or anyone seeking the perfect home office. The dedicated office on the ground floor with its own outside access is ideal for anyone running a business who may need to welcome visitors to their home office, while each of the four large bedrooms could easily double up as an office or study space.

For more information: Call Naylor Powell on (01453) 827640, or visit naylorpowell.com.

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