Price guide £475,000
An extended rendered Cotswold stone cottage in a quiet no through road high above Nailsworth with four bedrooms, two reception rooms, a detached 17' garage, parking and gardens
A characterful semi detached cottage situated in a quiet road above Nailsworth centre. This location is very much part of the thriving local community, with the shops and amenities of Nailsworth within easy reach and some great walks just up the road. The property was originally built from Cotswold stone using traditional methods under a pitched roof and has been extended in the past, with well presented accommodation arranged over three floors. An entrance area, entrance hall, cloakroom/WC, 16’ kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room and dining room are on the ground floor. The sitting room and dining room were originally one room, and prospective buyers may choose to open up these rooms again, to make a large living space. A landing, principal bedroom with en suite shower room, family bathroom and two further bedrooms are above, on the first floor, with a landing/study and attic bedroom at the top of the house. These rooms connect, and might be the perfect space for an older child or teenager. The windows at the rear and side enjoy a great outlook over the valley and there is plenty of character on display, including exposed Cotswold stone walls and a fireplace.
The interior of the property is complemented by a detached garage, a parking space and a sunny garden. The garage measures 17’5 X 15’3, with door to front, personal door to side and a rear window, with the parking to the front. The garden is to the rear of the house, with a secluded courtyard by the kitchen. A path leads through an arch in a hedge to the main area of the garden. This is level, and laid to lawn, with a shed/summerhouse, raised stone borders with planting and steps up to a smaller gravelled area.
“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.
To be confirmed
The council tax banding is C.
Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Westward Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4UB Tel: 01453 766321