Madams Woods, Painswick, Stroud, GL6


Guide price

An outstanding building plot in a unique woodland setting close to Painswick Beacon within the Cotswold AONB and with various facilities in the town of Painswick nearby.


We are delighted to offer the opportunity to acquire an outstanding building plot in a unique woodland setting close to Painswick Beacon within the Cotswold AONB and with various facilities in the town of Painswick nearby.

The land is currently occupied by the original dwelling known as Madams Wood built in the 1930's and now in need of replacement.

The total plot amounts to 2.6 acres and the extent of the land is shown edged in red on the OS plan within these sales particulars strictly for identification purposes only.

There is a detailed consent for a four bedroom detached dwelling of some 2,650 sq.ft. The property is of contemporary design and takes full advantage of the elevated position with its extensive views.

The accommodation can be summarised as follows:

Ground Floor

Open plan living/dining kitchen area, two further receptions, utility room and other ancillary accommodation.

First Floor

Four bedrooms, two of which are en suite and family bathroom on the first floor.


Large detached garage. Extensive grounds around the proposed dwelling including a separate wooden outbuilding requiring refurbishment to be used in conjunction with the replacement dwelling.


All viewings must be by prior appointment only and no informal site visits are permitted. All parties visiting the site do so entirely at their own risk. Appropriate footwear to walk the grounds is recommended and care must be taken as the ground is uneven. Do not enter any areas that may be taped off. Children are not permitted on site.


The site is located approximately one and a half miles from Painswick in an outstanding location with extensive countryside views. It is also conveniently located for Cheltenham, Gloucester and the M5 motorway.

Painswick is a much sought after historic wool town with a number of local shops and other services for everyday use, a well-regarded primary school and a parish church which attracts many visitors every year.

It is very rare that building plots such as this especially with the sizable grounds become available in this location and attractive setting.


We are informed that the vendor enjoys freehold title and that vacant possession will be granted upon completion of a sale.

It is our understanding that the vendor has full vehicular rights and partial ownership of the access drive leading from the adopted highway. There is an informal arrangement in place with regard to maintenance costs.

The property has mains water and electricity connected, as well as a superfast fibre broadband connection and a new private drainage system will need to be installed by the purchaser.

Interested parties should address any specific enquiries to the relevant service providers.


Detailed planning permission has been granted by Stroud District Council under consent no. S.17/2804/FUL dated the 20th March 2018, for the demolition of the existing dwelling and its replacement with a new dwelling, decked area and garage block.

It is believed that CIL will not be payable on the development.


The property is offered for sale by private treaty with a guide price of £550,000 subject to contract.


The access track is privately owned not by our vendor. We are informed that the vendor has full access rights over it and an indemnity policy is in place backed by a Statutory Declaration from the previous owners who had used it since the 1960s. These documents will form part of the legal pack issued to a purchaser when the sale has been agreed, but are not available until that time. The maintenance of the track is done on an as and when needed basis. It will not be possible to widen it or change its surface treatment.


Further information is available from the land pages of our website using the View Documents tab which include the following:

Planning Consent Notice

Approved Plans

Proposed Unit Value

Arrange viewing 01285 238859

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