A Cotswold stone character property in a superb location in the midst of National Trust land at Amberley with wonderful views, potential for three bedrooms and a rear garden with studio outbuilding
Epworth Cottage is a well presented Cotswold stone property situated in a lovely location at ever popular Amberley. This location, on the edge of hundreds of acres of National Trust land at Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons, is one of the Stroud areas best addresses, and this elevated position allows for first class views across the Woodchester valley. The property is built using traditional methods from Cotswold stone, with flexible, character accommodation arranged over three floors that has been improved and updated by the current owner during their tenure.
A practical porch with shelving for shoes and walking boots and inner hall greet you, leading through to a light sitting room with fireplace, some very stylish fitted furniture and a great view from the front window. An opening takes you through to the kitchen/dining room, with a useful utility area and rear porch also on this floor. The utility space did have a WC fitted, and the plumbing is still there should a buyer wish to re-instate this. A staircase leads up from hall to the first floor. This level has been remodelled and now hosts a double bedroom with en suite bathroom with dressing area and separate WC. The family bathroom and other double bedroom are at the top of the house. The latter has a good study/office space, and was originally two rooms. Prospective buyers could reinstate the doorway and partition wall should they need three bedrooms.
The property benefits from a courtyard at the front and a good garden at the rear with a studio outbuilding. The front area is paved, with a right of access through for the neighbouring properties and fitted seating from which to enjoy the excellent outlook. The rear garden has just been relaid, with mature planting and an apple tree, with the studio/outbuilding at the end of the garden. This has power, light and water and is bound to prove popular with buyers looking for a creative space, or to work from home.
The village of Amberley enjoys an enviable position and is surrounded by hundreds of acres of National Trust common land. Amenities include a good primary school and two public houses. The village lies within two miles of the market towns of Minchinhampton and Nailsworth. Minchinhampton has a good primary school, a chemist, a store, several cafes and a public house. Nailsworth is a little larger, and the town has become an increasingly popular shopping destination within the Stroud Valleys, benefiting from a large selection of specialty shops including Williams Food Hall, the famous Hobbs House Bakery, The Yellow Lighted Bookshop, various clothing and gift shops, several cafes and a good selection of very well regarded restaurants. In addition to this the town currently benefits from three supermarkets and free parking. Bus services connect with Stroud, some four miles away, where there is a more comprehensive selection of shopping,
educational and leisure 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.
The property is accessed by foot, and the current owners tend to park just off the lane below and walk up the footpath. There is a right of way across the front and rear of the property for access to the properties beyond.
We are informed that all mains services are connected to the property.
The council tax banding is D.
Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill,Westward Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4UB Tel: 01453 766321