Price guide £599,950
A detached cottage in a sunny spot with superb views on the edge of the Newmarket valley with large gardens, two storey cabin, stable and planning permission to extend both the property and garage
The Berry House is a detached cottage in a lovely position above Nailsworth on the side of the Newmarket valley. This sunny, elevated location allows for a superb outlook across the valley to fields and countryside with the shops and amenities of Nailsworth within easy reach. The property was originally built using traditional methods from Cotswold stone and has subsequently been extended. The current owners have built a two storey cabin building and stable within the grounds and have hard landscaped the garden creating some good level areas.
The accommodation is arranged over two floors. A rear hall, utility room/WC, kitchen, sitting/dining room and further reception room are on the ground floor, with the latter currently used as a fourth bedroom. A staircase leads up from the sitting room to the first floor, with a landing, three bedrooms and a bathroom on this floor. The windows at the front of the property take in that lovely outlook, and prospective buyers have the options of creating a lovely home within the current footprint or extending the property, as the current owners have planning permission to increase the living area of the property and improve the garage (S.20/1181/HHOLD).
The property benefits from parking, a double garage, good gardens on several levels and outbuildings. The parking and garage is above the property, with a path leading down to the house, and the current owners have planning permission to rebuild the garage, creating a double garage with room over. There is a large timber outbuilding to the left of the path leading to the property, and this two storey cabin has a large living area, a double bedroom, power and light and a great decked garden courtyard area.
The gardens are to either side of the Berry House with a sloping garden to the east that then stretches down into the valley. The garden to the west of the house is level, with a banked border behind, and there is a further area of ground beyond this. The owners have built a stable block here, and they used this in conjunction with a large level area at the very bottom of the plot. This is accessed via a steep gated track, down into the valley. There is a water feed here, and it has been used as a pony run until recently.
The property looks over the Newmarket valley and is accessed from Bunting Way. This hidden access, at the very end of the road, leads onto an unmade track, with the plot found at the end. Nailsworth is less than a mile away and there you will find a small supermarket, delicatessens including the acclaimed Williams Kitchen fish market & food hall plus a wonderfully diverse selection of fashionable boutiques and shops, salons, antiques & furniture shops and galleries for local craftspeople who have an annual arts festival. The town also offers a post office, butchers, grocery shops, doctors, dentists and a public library. Approximately 4 miles away is Stroud Town offering several good secondary schools, further food, grocery & clothes shopping; further cafes, restaurants and bars; leisure activities including Bowling, a Cinema, leisure centre with a lido and tennis courts. Stroud has good transport links with London Paddington only 90 minutes (approx.) by train and Bath and Bristol are only about 35 minutes by car from Nailsworth, with Cirencester, Cheltenham and Gloucester also easily commutable.
Gas central heating, mains electricity, water and drainage.
The council tax banding is C.
Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill,Westward Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4UB Tel: 01453 766321