Price guide £525,000
An imposing detached property above Nailsworth with lovely valley views that offers a rare opportunity to acquire a substantial ‘blank canvas’ home with huge rooms and plenty of parking
The 2,700 sq ft provided by Amberstone offers really flexible and diverse accommodation, with all the main rooms enjoying the wonderful views over Ruskin Mill and lakes and further towards Harley Wood. There is a separate ground floor flat/annexe with sitting room, kitchen/diner, two double bedrooms and a shower room. The main house, which is arranged over the first and second floors, provides separate access from the rear. However, there are also internal stairs leading from the ground floor to the main house, which means the annexe could easily be incorporated into the main dwelling, offering many possibilities for flexible living space.
The main house has an exceptionally large 24′ sitting room on the first floor with a brick feature fireplace and double doors leading to a balcony, a great place to take in the fabulous views. There is a kitchen and separate dining room, and a prospective purchaser may look to remove the wall between these two rooms, creating a superb kitchen/family room There is also a cloakroom on this floor. On the second floor there is a generous 17′ principal bedroom with built in storage and an en-suite bathroom. Three further double bedrooms, all with views, and a family bathroom are also on this floor. An superb opportunity for a buyer to create a home to their own standards and tastes, and offered to the market with no onward chain.
A steep shared driveway leads from the Horsley Road up to the property, which has a stone chipped parking area and space to park 3 to 4 cars. There is also a raised, paved sun terrace to the front, a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee and take in the views. A door leads from the top floor of the house at the back over a raised walkway to the rear garden. The garden is terraced with a large shed, artificial lawn and flower and shrub borders. Steps also lead down to the lower levels.
Amberstone is situated above Nailsworth and also close to the pretty village of Horsley, which has a pub, shop, school and church. Nestling at the bottom of steep wooded hills, Nailsworth is 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 owner has recently rebuilt the retaining walls to the front and side of the property, as the previous walls were showing signs of movement. This work has been completed and overseen by a structural engineer, and all relevant paperwork is available.
Gas central heating, mains electricity, water and drainage.
The council tax banding is F.
Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill,Westward Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4UB Tel: 01453 766321