Price guide £600,000
An expertly renovated detached Cotswold stone cottage close to Ruskin Mill with spacious, beautifully finished accommodation, character features, parking and terraced gardens
A spacious, detached character cottage in a waterside location close to Ruskin Mill. This location allows for a first class outlook over the neighbouring mill pond from the garden and easy access to lovely walks through the college grounds, with the shops and amenities of Nailsworth just down the hill. The property has been comprehensively improved by the current owner over recent years and now offers flexible, beautifully finished accommodation arranged over three floors. An entrance area leads into the dining room, with the connecting kitchen beyond. This is fitted with beautifully made bespoke solid Oak units, a Miele dishwasher, honed black granite work tops and an amazing designer filter/spray tap. A sitting room and snug are also on the ground floor, and these rooms also connect, and share a double sided wood burning stove. A staircase leads up from this level to the next floor, and a large first floor landing room. This has doors
out on to a wooden terrace and that great view over the mill pond, and is currently used as a work space but could suit as a first floor sitting room or library area. Two bedrooms and a well appointed bathroom are also on this floor, with two staircases to the second floor. One of these, a spiral staircase, takes you to a useful attic/study, with the other leading to two further bedrooms and a cloakroom/WC. (still to be completed). The level of finish throughout the property is of a remarkably high standard – Oak is a reoccurring theme throughout the house and has been used for flooring, windows, window sills and joinery, giving a wonderful sense of consistency and quality as you move though the living spaces. Underfloor heating, CAT5 wiring, an integrated speaker system and decoration with only ecological paints and oils are further testament to just how much care, thought and, frankly, expense has gone into creating this very special, unique home.
The property benefits from parking, a good store, attached to the left of the house, and a large plot. Much of this stretches up above the property, on a steep bank, and the current owner has created terraces within the garden that look out over the neighbouring millpond. The parking is to the front of the property, with electrics ready for vehicle charging points, with a sitting area to the side, under a wooden terrace. There is planning permission to extend into this area, creating more living space or a small annexe. The aforementioned terrace is accessed from the first floor and is a great space to sit and look out over the water. There is another level area beyond this, dressed with a Cotswold stone wall, with rough cut steps that lead up to another terrace. This level needs some improvement but has a superb view across the mill pond, Ruskin Mill and the Horsley valley.
The property overlooks Ruskin Mill and as such benefits from easy access to the excellent Ruskin Mill café and walks through the lovely grounds and fisheries of the college by virtue of the permissive access granted by the college. Nailsworth is just down the road and benefits 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. 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.
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