Price guide 3625,000
Fancy owning your own private woodland? This beautifully presented four bedroom detached family home has a substantial garden, which includes and orchard and is tucked away in a quiet hamlet
If you’re looking for country living, then Cherry Tree House is definitely worth a view. This spacious, executive detached home enjoys a non-estate location and sits in a southerly position within the peaceful hamlet of Downend. The property has grounds of nearly half an acre and enjoys stunning views over the woods and fields of the Downend valley. There is easy access to the village of Horsley, which has a pub, shop, church and primary school, and the house is within about 20 minutes walking distance of the town of Nailsworth. Cherry Tree House was built in 1985, but was extensively improved about five years ago, including new double glazing, rewiring, central heating and solar panels, and now offers well-balanced contemporary accommodation over two floors. An entrance porch leads into a spacious entrance hall with downstairs cloakroom and there is a bright sitting room at the front of the house with a lovely outlook over fields and a new wood burning stove. The large kitchen/dining room at the rear has French doors leading onto the garden and is well equipped with built-in appliances and plenty of storage. There is also a spacious utility room. On the first floor there is a landing serving four bedrooms, three with built-in storage, and a contemporary bathroom with a separate shower cubicle. There is Ethernet wiring around the house and there is a good range of sockets and power points. There is also potential for converting the attic, subject to the necessary planning permission.
The current owners have completely remodelled the garden, which is on a number of different levels, to make it more user friendly, with new steps, a flat lawn space with a delightful seating area overlooking the stunning view. There is also a greenhouse, two sheds, a pretty summerhouse, pond, a variety of apple and plum trees and vegetable beds. At the top of the garden the property has its own private woodland, which finishes at a field and a footpath which runs to Nailsworth with amazing views. In the other direction are walks to Tickmorend, Shortwood, Wallow Green and Rockness. In spring the wood is a glorious riot of colour with daffodils and crocuses and is home to deer, badgers, owls and squirrels. The owners have also created a parking bay at the front of the house, as well as a veranda, which is a real suntrap and a lovely place to sit and watch the horses go by and listen to the stream. In all, the plot measures 0.48 acres. The double-length garage has been converted into a storage room and a sound-proof rehearsal space, but could easily be returned to a garage.
The sought after village of Horsley has a shop, pub, church and primary school. It is about 1.5 miles from the town of Nailsworth. The bustling town centre is home to many independent businesses, selling everything from artisan bread, meat and fish to stationery, fashion and handmade jewellery. Nestling at the bottom of steep wooded hills, Nailsworth is now an attractive and vibrant shopping destination, with a large selection of interesting speciality shops and cafes, including the famous Williams Food Hall and Hobbs House Bakery. It is a quirky and friendly town, with a good selection of restaurants, as well as three supermarkets, a regular farmers’ market and a ‘green’ football club. Nailsworth is well positioned for both town and country. Climb the steep ‘W’ hill out of town and you find yourself on acres of stunning National Trust common land, home to a prestigious golf course. The town is also on the doorstep of beautiful Woodchester Park, with miles of woodland walks and secluded lakes. Yet just four miles away is Stroud, with more comprehensive shopping, educational and leisure facilities, connected by bus services. 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 fitted with solar panels, the contract will be transferred over to the new owners upon completion. The return from the feed-in tariff in 2020 was £573.82 a year.
The 0.48 acres of land is registered on four different titles.
Gas central heating, mains electricity, water and drainage.
The council tax banding is E.
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