Marle Hill in Chalford near Stroud occupies a rural position with lovely views across two wooded valleys. The stone-built house under a slate roof dates back to the 17th century. There are 4/5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an open plan kitchen with an Aga and a variety of fireplaces and exposed beams.

The gardens of a little under 1.5 acres have been landscaped and include a large level lawn bordered by clipped yew hedge behind which is a fruit and vegetable garden. Other features include a gravel garden where roses climb a Cotswold stone wall.

There is a small paddock located on the opposite side of teh lane alongside a detached coach house with a room above and parking directly in front.

Hamptons International are asking £775,000 (01453 751666)