Leonard Stanley House, Beards Mill, Stonehouse

*Guide price £950,000+++ plus fees

Property Features

7 beds 7 baths For sale by live stream auction on 13th May 2021 Guide Price £950,000+++ You must register to bid to take part in the auction Further 8.5 acre field with barn and field shetler in the same auction Pre auction offers considered for both lots

Substantial 7 bedroom Manor House. Ideal family home or potential for flats and offices or B&B.

A former mill owners house, Leonard Stanley House is a landmark building set within the confines of the original mill complex, now the hamlet of Beards Mill. Whilst hidden away in a picturesque rural setting the property is minutes from Stonehouse, Stroud the motorway and train station. Offering the ideal escape to the country the property is within 1.5 miles of Stonehouse, 4.5 miles of Stroud, 29 miles of Bristol and 18 miles of Cheltenham via J13 of the M5 some 2 miles away and London Paddington is 1 hour 40 minutes from Stonehouse train station. Built around 1800 this Grade II Listed family home has a classical Georgian Cotswold stone front façade and is packed full of original features. By contrast the rear elevation is a Regency extension and finished in Flemish bond red brick with iron balcony. In all the property sits in about ¾ of an acre including detached parcel of land between the road, railway viaduct and river Frome weir. In addition a bridge over the mill stream leads to a pair of double garage/workshops with parking area. It also benefits from riparian rights to mid-point of the stream. Having once been used as 5 flats during the 1980s the property has been one large, impressive family home for the last 35+ years. Having been empty for more than 2 years the property is in need of occupation and would benefit from some general updating.

Please see the legal pack for any disbursements listed that may become payable by the purchaser on completion.

0.3% inc VAT of the purchase price, subject to a minimum of £1200 inc VAT, payable on exchange of contracts.

Accommodation Ground Floor

At some 6,300 sq ft this is large property with versatile accommodation. Upon entering the property, the large entrance hall immediately conveys the grandeur of the house with its high ceilings, flagstone floor, panelled doors and winding dark wood staircase. The ground floor accommodation offers 2 reception rooms, large kitchen/diner with aga, boot room, shower room with utility area, study, home office and garden room as well as secondary rear staircase.

Accommodation First Floor

The first floor galleried landing provides access to two large en-suite bedrooms at the front of the house whilst to the rear is a sitting room with roof terrace, kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom. The rear landing also benefits from access onto the iron Regency balcony overlooking the garden.

Accommodation Second Floor

The second floor is divided in two providing a front and rear half divided by a centre valley roof gutter. A separate staircase from the galleried landing leads to a further landing with large 4th bedroom, dressing room and bathroom off. A rear staircase leads to a landing with the 3 further bedrooms, one with en-suite, and a bathroom.


To the front of the property is a gravelled area providing parking for several cars. A crenulated wall with arched doorway provides access to the rear garden. On the other side of the road is a further plot of land of approximately 0.1 acres with a range of mature tress and enjoys a pleasant view over the river Frome weir and entrance to the old mill race. To the side of the property is a roughly south facing first floor roof terrace offering far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. To the rear of the property is a large garden with a range of mature tress and shrubs. Walled on two sides with post and rail fence separating the field. A gate leads to a pedestrian bridge over the mill stream which in turn leads to a pair of double garages/workshops and additional paring area.

Agents note

The rear post and rail garden/field boundary has been extended at some point into the field beyond the recorded Land Registry Title Plan. It would have originally followed the treeline and the purchaser of the house will be responsible for reinstating it to the correct position if the house and field are bought separately.


The property is connected to mains water, gas and electric with private drainage.


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For sale by LIVE STREAM Auction

on 13th May 2021 start time to be confirmed. In order to take part you must complete the registration form and return it together with two forms of ID. You will then be able to bid from the luxury of your own home either over the internet, by phone or by proxy. Please note the auctioneers have made their best endeavours to disclose all additional fees. Interested parties should refer to the special conditions of sale contained in the Legal Pack for any late amendments or additions to these fees as well as the auction day addendum sheet prior to bidding.

Legal Pack

A full auction legal pack can be downloaded from the Auction House Bristol website once available. For further information on the other lots in this auction please visit the website.


The property is connected to mains water, gas and electric with private drainage.


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