A charming detached Cotswold stone cottage set up on the bank at popular Horsley with three bedrooms, some lovely character features, gardens and a first class outlook across the valley
A lovely lofty south facing position at sought after Downend, Horsley for this pretty detached character cottage. This location allows for superb views across the valley with the shops and amenities of Nailsworth still within easy reach. The property is built from Cotswold stone and has some lovely character features, with flexible accommodation arranged over three floors.
A 15’ kitchen/breakfast room and 17’ sitting room with lovely fireplace are on the ground floor. Both of these rooms really benefit from the south facing location and are bathed in light in the morning and early afternoon when the sun shines. A staircase leads up from the back of the sitting room, with three bedrooms, a bathroom, a shower room and useful utility room on this floor. The best bedroom is an excellent space – open into the eaves and with windows looking out onto the view, with the back bedroom a very flexible room, as it has a door out onto the garden, so could easily be used as another reception room is a buyer so wanted.
A path and steps lead up to the cottage from the lane. There is a paved area at the front of the cottage and this is a great place from which to enjoy the view, as the glazed double doors open up from the sitting room on to this area. The garden is to the side of the property, with the door from the back bedroom opening on to this area. There is a paved area here, which again takes in that excellent outlook, with a useful garden store. The property also owns a small area of ground up the lane, and the current owners have a bike store on this space.
The sought after village of Horsley boasts a shop, church and primary school. The lively Cotswold town of Nailsworth is approximately 1½ miles away and has become an increasingly popular shopping destination within the Stroud Valleys benefiting from a large and comprehensive 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. In addition to this the town currently benefits from three supermarkets, free parking and both
state and private schooling in the area. Nailsworth is also home to Forest Green Rovers Football Club where there is a modern leisure/fitness centre. Bus services connect with Stroud, some 4 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.
Gas central heating, mains electricity, water and drainage.
The council tax banding is D.
Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill,Westward Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4UB Tel: 01453 766321