Offers over £650,000
An extended detached Cotswold stone cottage situated just below the green in the heart of sought after Box with three bedrooms, three reception rooms, character features and a lovely garden
A well presented detached character property situated in a superb position in the heart of the sought after village of Box. This rural location enjoys a good village community, with the shops and amenities of nearby Nailsworth and Minchinhampton within easy reach and hundreds of acres of National Trust land found just up the lane at Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons. The original property was built using traditional methods from Cotswold stone under a pitched roof and this has been sympathetically extended by the current owners, with the addition of a first class sitting room and principal bedroom. The accommodation is arranged over two floors. A dining room, snug with wood burning stove, kitchen/breakfast room, useful utility room, cloakroom/WC and that lovely 20’ sitting room are on the ground floor. This has bi-fold doors that open onto a paved terrace, connecting the interior with the garden and creating a real flow between these two spaces. A staircase leads up from the snug, with the principal bedroom with shower and en suite WC, two further bedrooms and a large family bathroom on this floor. Every window enjoys a lovely outlook, and tasteful décor highlights both character of the original spaces and the modern, light feel of the newer rooms.
The property is approached by a gated entrance and this opens onto paved sitting area. This is next to the sitting room, and the doors of that room open onto this area, creating a great entertaining space. There is a veranda to the front of the older part of the house, and this is a great place to sit and take in the garden and view beyond. The garden has been carefully planned and planted, with a path leading through the different areas, tying the garden together. This leads down from the house through a well planted patch to a useful timber built outbuilding/studio, and the current owner uses this space as an office. The path continues under an arbor onto the main lawn, and this is edged with established, well planted borders, with a raised deck below – a great spot for a table and chairs. There is a open brick built outbuilding in the lower corner of the plot. This is affectionately known as the pigsty, and is a useful for storage.
The village of Box lies on the sheltered south facing escarpment, close to approximately 600 acres of common land belonging to the National Trust – a wonderful local amenity. The village enjoys a great local community, with a well used town hall and the community owned Box woods on the doorstep. Nailsworth is close by, and this benefits from a comprehensive selection of speciality shops including Williams Food Hall, the famous Hobbs House Bakery, various clothing and gift shops and a good selection of cafes and restaurants. Beaudesert Park school is within walking distance and there are well regarded junior schools at both Amberley and Minchinhampton, with a chemist, cafes and a corner shop also at the latter. There is a main line railway station at Stroud which is some four miles distant and provides a direct service to London Paddington together with a more comprehensive range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities.
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