Price guide £950,000
Wood End Lane
A wonderful detached modern house set high on the edge of the Newmarket valley with a first class 32' living space, five bedrooms, a self contained annexe and some of the very best views
We live in a beautiful part of the world and we’re fortunate enough to see some lovely properties, but every so often we’re asked to market something totally unique and special. Gethsemane is absolutely one of these properties. Designed and built as a real labour of love by the current owner, The property is situated in a superb position high above Nailsworth on the side of the Newmarket valley. This location is well regarded locally, with a great community and ‘micro climate’ – created by the wonderful Southerly aspect and the shelter of the valley – and really does offer the best of both worlds, with woodland and countryside walks on the doorstep and the shops and amenities of Nailsworth with easy reach.
The property has clearly been the subject of careful, clever design and construction, with nearly 3000 sq.ft of lovely, light spaces that make the most of the aspect and wonderful view. The owners chose to create a generous 32′ living space rather than several smaller rooms and this large area is zoned, with a kitchen area with integrated appliances, dining area with bi fold doors that open onto the terrace, bringing the outside in, and a living area at the rear of this room. A utility room and useful playroom/study (currently used more as a store room) are also on this floor. Two staircases lead up from the level to the first floor – one to the main landing and one to a self contained area, with double bedroom with balcony, kitchen area and shower room This part of the house could be used in several ways, and currently provides a great ‘Airbnb’ income, although could easily be used as part of the main house. The other staircase leads to the main landing, with a principal bedroom with balcony and en suite shower room, family bathroom and further double bedroom, also with a balcony on this floor. A landing/study area with shower and separate WC and two further double bedrooms are at the top of the house, on the second floor. Every window enjoys a lovely outlook, with the balconies and bi-fold doors at the front of the house taking in that incredible view over the valley into the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty beyond.
There is a self contained annexe to the side of the property, affectionately known as ‘Little Geth’. This area actually predates the house and for some time was the only dwelling on the site. This single storey space comprises entrance lobby/utility room, bedroom, open plan bedroom area, bathroom and 16′ living space with kitchen area, with glazed doors opening on to a terrace with railings, with the view and the valley beyond. The property is accessed via a long sweeping drive, with Cotswold stone faced retaining walls. There a is a productive terraced area of garden above this, used for growing produce, with a summer house at the end, looking back at the house. The gravelled parking area is to the side of the property, with space to park several cars, with a useful bin store and steps up to the annexe. The garden is to the front of Gethsemane, and make the absolute most of the wonderful view across the Newmarket valley and the woodland beyond. There is large paved terrace and this connects with the house with three sets of glazed doors from the living space and the playroom, with a covered sitting area in case the sun gets too much, that has plumbing for a outdoor kitchen. The garden then steps down into the valley with colourful, productive planted levels stocked with mediterranean herbs, blackcurrant bushes and apple trees. These pretty terraces are connected by paths, with steps down to a small level lawn at the bottom of the plot.
The popular hamlet of Newmarket is a sheltered valley within easy walking distance of both woodland walks and the centre of Nailsworth which has become an increasingly popular shopping destination within the Stroud Valleys benefiting from a large selection of speciality shops including Williams Food Hall, the famous Hobbs House Bakery, 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.
The main house and the annexe are currently banded separately, with the house banded F and the annexe A.
We are informed that all mains services are connected to the property.
Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill,Westward Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4UB Tel: 01453 766321