A semi-detached Cotswold stone cottage with the most amazing gardens which are a haven for wildlife. This property is set in a brilliant position on the fringes of Stonehouse so still within walking distance of the high street and train station. Stonehouse benefits from popular schools, a couple of pubs and various shops and stores. The property is built using traditional methods and the accommodation is arranged over three floors. The accommodation on the ground floor comprises an entrance porch, lovely sitting room with tiled flooring and a traditional Cotswold Stone fireplace and wood burning stove with access to the rear garden. This room opens in to the kitchen/dining room which has enough room to sit in and also opens to the garden with an exposed feature Cotswold stone wall. On the first floor is a landing, bathroom with shower over bath, a third bedroom currently used as an office and the main bedroom with fireplace, large integrated wardrobes and a walk-in closet. The top floor is home to a large usable landing space and another good size bedroom. Windows to the front and back of the property enjoy views either over fields towards the train line or over the meadow garden and beyond to Standish woods and the Cotswold way. The property benefits from gas central heating system, double glazing and a self contained one bedroom cabin with underfloor heating, a fitted kitchen, living area and bathroom which could be used as a “granny-annexe”, somewhere to work from home or as an art/yoga studio etc. There are character features throughout the property from fireplaces and exposed stone to beautiful beams, reclaimed wooden flooring and doors. The current vendor has improved the property by erecting the cabin in the garden, encouraging the wildlife garden, removing a wall in the kitchen to make the open plan room, installing solar panels and converting the rear porch into a w/c.
The interior is complemented by having a large open front garden and a private rear garden. The rear garden consists of a patio seating area, a lawn, pond, seating area and the log cabin/annexe. There is a side garden with a wood store, shed, workshop, the septic tank and a car port. Aside from the parking the front of the property is where the main gardens are found and have to be seen to be appreciated consisting of a large pond, various herbs and plants, fruit trees, vegetable growing areas and is a real haven for wildlife which needs someone who is willing to take on and love this space.
Stonehouse has a busy high street with numerous facilities including a train station, dentist, doctor’s surgery as well as a variety of independent shops, stores, cafes, bakeries, butchers, pubs and eateries. Stroud town has a wide range of shops and amenities, including supermarkets, local speciality stores, a hospital, state and private schools, a leisure and sports centre, award winning weekly farmers market and a main line railway station with inter city services travelling to London (Paddington). Cirencester (10 miles), Cheltenham (15 miles) and Swindon (25 miles) are all within comfortable driving distance.
We are informed that mains electric, gas and water are connected to the property and the drainage is to a septic tank. There is a water heating solar panel on the rear elevation and the woodburner can also fire the heating and water.
Council Tax Band
There is a flying freehold over next doors property on the first and second floors. The septic tank is shared with the attached neighbour.
Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill,Westward Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4UB Tel: 01453 766321