Berkeley House, an impressive and beautifully presented Grade II Listed Georgian house, conscientiously restored under the stewardship of the present owners. As denoted by the blue plaque outside the front door, it was built by Edward Jenner, marking its place in the history of the father of Immunology. It is situated on the ancient High Street with views through its shuttered sash windows over open green space and the churchyard towards Berkeley Castle, itself just a short walk from the stone steps of the threshold, with open countryside just beyond. The accommodation is laid out over flour floors, including an impressive panelled hallway and staircase, living room with fireplace, a superb dual-aspect kitchen/dining room, plus a family room, utility area and wine cellar below. There are four bedrooms, two on the first floor and two at the top of the house under the impressive beamed ceilings - separated by a useful study area. The master bedroom has wall-to-wall fitted wardrobes and an en-suite with a roll-top bath. Electric gates to the side open into a gravelled courtyard with a former coach-house and covered parking complemented by a work-shop, shed and loft room. Well-tended mature gardens stretch out westwards, perfect for afternoon sunshine, screened by mature trees and shrubs, with a generous expanse of lawn and a flag-stone patio - overall, circa 0.2 acres. A very special home.
Berkeley is situated to the west of the M5 and the A38, to the north of Bristol and to the south of Gloucester and Cheltenham. Berkeley Castle has been home to the Berkeley family for some 900 years, a popular and very interesting historical attraction. The town was also the home of Edward Jenner, pioneer of vaccination. The Jenner Museum is a short walk from the High Street, past the brick cottage that Jenner gave to James Phipps, who as a boy was the first person to receive inoculation. A thriving small rural town, Berkeley has a variety of shops, building society, hotel, public houses and a primary school.
Accommodation & Services
Grade II Listed Period House - Historic Country Town Setting with Views Towards Berkeley Castle - Beautifully Presented - An Abundance Of Character and Period Features - Circa 0.2 Acres Overall - Secluded, West-Facing Mature Gardens - Four Storeys - Four Bedrooms - En-Suite with Roll-Top Bath - Two Shower Rooms - Panelled Hallway - Living Room with Bow Window and Fireplace - Dual-Aspect Kitchen/Dining Room - Cloakroom - Family Room - Utility Area - Wine Cellar - Former Coach House with Covered Parking, Workshop, Loft Room, Shed - Electric Gates - Gas Central Heating - 76Mbps Fibre Broadband - Cat 5 Wiring Throughout
Local Authority & Council Tax
Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4UB. Tel: 01453 766321 - www.stroud.gov.uk. Council Tax Band F. This is a freehold property
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