Guide Price £425,000
A brilliant example of a four bedroom Cotswold stone property set around 1.5 miles from Stroud town centre with good size gardens, workshop/studio and character features
Dating back to the 18th century, this charming four-bedroom Cotswold stone cottage, with off-road private parking, a detached workshop/office space and a large mature garden, is tucked away on the southern edge of Stroud in the sought-after suburb of Dudbridge. Situated next to the restored canal, to which the house is historically linked, there is easy access to many walking, cycling & running routes along the canal towpaths as well as local amenities such as Sainsbury’s, a local playing field and bowls club. Built as a coach house using traditional methods, the property now has well-proportioned accommodation arranged over three floors, and has been skilfully and sensitively restored throughout the current owners’ tenure. Due to these significant improvements the property now offers a combination of modern conveniences such as central heating and double glazing whilst preserving many period features making it a highly desirable family home. The accommodation on the ground floor comprises of an entrance porch with a pitched canopy, leading through to a good size living-room with an abundance of character including an exposed Cotswold stone feature wall with an original fireplace and a recently installed wood burner, beamed ceiling, exposed floorboards and a recessed casement window seat with views facing a southerly aspect, which opens through to a large kitchen/dining area which has ample room for a table and enjoys plenty of cottage-style units with an integrated oven and hob, and boasts a further two recessed casement window seats, an additional Cotswold stone fireplace and more exposed beams, a downstairs w/c, pantry/utility room and side entrance to the property. On the first floor is a landing with exposed floorboards leading to a tiled shower room with a vaulted ceiling and three bedrooms, one is a single and the other two are two generously proportioned double bedrooms, all with feature exposed floorboards and recessed casement windows. The larger of the three rooms benefit from plenty of character features, including an exposed Cotswold stone feature wall with fireplace, and beamed ceiling. The second double bedroom is dual aspect and again has two recessed casement window seats. On the second floor, there is a spacious landing that could be converted into an en-suite for the adjoining 21’ master bedroom. Fitted with Velux windows, the large attic room also has exposed beams and purlins.
The interior is complemented by having a level garden laid out in front of the property. Immediately out of the front door you are greeted with an array of mature shrubs and well-established plants throughout with lawn and stone chipped/paved pathways to a 32’ converted red brick outbuilding that benefits from power, light and water and could be used for working from home, as a studio or workshop with a patio seating area outside ideal for Alfresco dining. An additional outbuilding provides a fantastic opportunity for further development. At the far end of the garden, there is a parking area with room for one/two cars that access Golden Jubilee Way. The two adjoining properties have rights of way past the property, please ask for me details.
Dudbridge has two supermarkets, a bowls club, playing field and a petrol station whilst being next to the restored canal. Nearby Rodborough benefits from two well-established primary schools, two churches, parks and play areas, various village pubs and of course the Common. Stroud town benefits from a variety of local independent shops and stores, pubs serving locally supplied beers and ciders and plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants to eat and socialise. The wider area has a wide range of shops and amenities, including supermarkets, a hospital, state and private schools, a leisure and sports centre, award winning weekly farmers market and a main line railway station with inter city services travelling to London (Paddington). Cirencester (10 miles), Cheltenham (15 miles) and Swindon (25 miles) are all within comfortable driving distance.
We are informed that all mains services are connected to the property.
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Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill,Westward Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4UB Tel: 01453 766321