Mandeville House, named after a town in the hills of Jamaica where the present owners lived for some years, has a distinct tropical feel about it, as does the garden. Steeped in history, with part of the structure dating back to the 1700s and beyond, it was more recently used…
Mandeville House, named after a town in the hills of Jamaica where the present owners lived for some years, has a distinct tropical feel about it, as does the garden. Steeped in history, with part of the structure dating back to the 1700s and beyond, it was more recently used as a school – Blue Boys School – established in 1942 by Miss Gladys Beale, great niece of Miss Dorothea Beale, Principal of Cheltenham Ladies' College and founder of St Hilda's College, Oxford. The property, converted back to a private residence by the owners, now offers generous living
accommodation and an extensive mature garden, all beautifully presented and awaiting a discerning new owner to enjoy this beautiful residence.
Located on the edge of Minchinhampton Common and within easy walking distance of local amenities, this grand detached residence offers plenty of flexible living accommodation along with five bedrooms, a useful outside room and an extensive mature garden.
A porch/boot room leads through into an impressive grand entrance hall, which benefits from a beautiful parquet wooden floor and plenty of natural light. There is a central staircase leading up to the galleried landing on the first floor.
Following through, there is a good-sized family room with a fireplace. The sitting room is of a generous size with a high ceiling accentuating the feeling of space enjoying a beautiful maple wooden floor and a lovely feature fireplace. There is a bay window with a window seat with views looking out to the garden. Also on the ground floor there is a library area, a generous size study/ family room and a large conservatory/ garden
room enjoying views out over the beautiful
The kitchen is of a good size with room for a dining room table and there are plenty of built-in units and views looking out on to the Great Park; there is also a feature beamed ceiling. There is a separate utility room and a shower suite with a basin and WC.
On the first floor, there are five generous bedrooms, all enjoying beautiful views, and there are two bathrooms, one enjoying a roll top bath. There is plenty of storage and, on the second floor, there are two loft rooms ideal for a study or playroom.
Outside, Mandeville House enjoys an extensive
landscaped garden with an abundance of trees, shrubs and lawn which was used in the past as a tennis court. There is plenty of room to entertain and enjoy the delightful private surroundings.
There is plenty of parking in the courtyard behind the gated entrance and there is a generous double garage with a ladder leading up to two good sized rooms which are presently unused but they have provided living accommodation in the past. There is a further outbuilding ideal for a further workshop/store.