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A substantial detached period property situated in a private elevated position above Nailsworth town with spacious, flexible accommodation, large gardens, parking and a detached stone built garage


A substantial detached character property enjoying a quiet and elevation location above Nailsworth and yet within walking distance of the centre of the town. The rural hamlet of Shortwood enjoys a good community and allows for easy access to the shops and amenities of the town with countryside walks on the doorstep. The stone built property was built c1830 using traditional methods and now provides plenty of scope for the discerning purchaser to rationalise the current living accommodation which is now in need of some updating and general refurbishment. The flexible accommodation is arranged over three floors and provides the following:- A porch, entrance hall, 18’ sitting room, dining room, kitchen and rear lobby are on the ground floor with a utility room accessed from an external rear lobby. A spacious landing/study, master bedroom with en suite shower room, family bathroom and two further double bedrooms are on the first floor with two attic bedrooms and a shower room at the top of the house. The property also includes a further sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom that are currently used as a self contained annexe but this space could be incorporated back into the main living accommodation if required.

The spacious interior is complemented by good mature gardens and established productive fruit trees. One enters the property by either a gated path or the drive, to the side of the house. There is parking here for several cars and a detached stone built garage/workshop. The gardens are mostly found to the front and rear of the property, with lawn and mature trees behind the house, with a composting area at the back of the plot. There is a smaller area to the far side that leads on to a small woodland area and around to the front. There is a paved sitting area directly in front of the house, with established borders and a path leading down to a level front garden with a view across the valley to Newmarket. Another paved sitting area is at the side of this area, with a large greenhouse.

Shortwood lies on the fringe of Nailsworth and is within walking distance of both the centre of Nailsworth and lovely country walks along the Newmarket Valley. Nailsworth is a popular shopping destination within the Stroud Valleys benefiting from a large selection of speciality shops including Williams Food Hall, the famous Hobbs House Bakery, various clothing and gift shops, several cafes and a good selection of very well regarded restaurants. Nailsworth is also home to Forest Green Rovers Football Club, and has both state and private schooling within the area. Bus services connect with Stroud, some four miles away, where there is a more comprehensive selection of facilities. Junctions of the M4 and M5 motorways are within easy reach and railway stations at Stroud (4 miles) and Kemble (10 miles) provide main line services to Gloucester, Swindon and London Paddington.


Gas central heating, mains electricity, water and drainage.

Council Tax
The property is currently arranged as a main house (Band E) and annexe (Band A), the two being independently rated for Council Tax purposes.

Local Authority
Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill,Westward Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4UB Tel: 01453 766321

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