Price guide £750,000
A handsome double fronted Cotswold stone house in a quiet road high above Nailsworth with four bedrooms, two reception rooms, parking and gardens and a detached two storey outbuilding/annexe
A handsome detached double fronted character house situated in a lovely elevated position above Nailsworth. This location is very much part of the thriving local community, with the amenities of the town within easy reach and country walks on the doorstep. The property is built using traditional methods from Cotswold Stone under a pitched tiled roof and has been extended and improved, with flexible, spacious accommodation arranged over three floors. A large glazed entrance porch with underfloor heating, entrance hall, sitting room with wood burning stove, snug/study with multifuel stove, cloakroom/WC and 18’ kitchen/dining room are on the ground floor. A winding staircase leads up from the entrance hall to the first floor, with a landing, three bedrooms and a bathroom on this level. A landing with space to create a shower room, further bedroom and attic room are at the top of the house, on the second floor. Character features are found throughout the property, and these are highlighted by tasteful décor. The windows at the front and side of the house take in the superb view across the valley.
The interior of the property is complemented by good gardens, parking for several cars and a detached stone outbuilding/annexe. This was formerly the wash house, and now comprises a 13’ room on the first floor with a bathroom and smaller room on the ground floor. This flexible space is bound to prove popular with buyers and could be used as a work from home space, a small lettable annexe to create income or as a great space for an older teenager or dependant relative. The garden is mostly to the front of the property, and this is level, with a good paved area to the immediate front of the house which then opens onto a level lawn, with planting and trees throughout the plot. Steps lead up the rear, with another area of garden here. The garden enjoys a great outlook across the valley. There is a parking space to the side of the house and another gravelled parking space at the rear. The neighbouring house, Cottesloe, has access across the
bottom of the garden.
“What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare?” – these are the opening lines of the world-famous poem Leisure by W H Davies, written in 1911 while he was living in a cottage at Watledge. Today, Nailsworth has changed a great deal since Davies’ time, but there is still much to stand and stare at in the bustling town centre, 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.
Gas central heating, mains electricity, water and drainage.
The council tax banding is E.
Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill,Westward Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4UB Tel: 01453 766321