Price guide £650,000
A perfect example of a renovated detached Cotswold stone cottage situated at a sought after address in a quiet country lane with wonderful character touches, a large garden, beautiful views
A beautifully presented detached cottage situated in a quiet country lane in the hamlet of Farfield at the foot of the slopes of Cam Peak. This location allows for superb views across open countryside with walks on the Cotswold Way on the doorstep. Upon entry it is immediately clear that this is rather a special property. Originally built in the 18th Century, the cottage was in need of complete renovation when the current owner bought it. The subsequent renovation program that was undertaken represents a real labour of love that has retained original features and that sense of character and history that old properties have whilst adding modern conveniences, such as underfloor heating. The original fabric of the cottage has been reused wherever possible –the reclamation of old timbers for use as a hand made kitchen is particularly clever, and a great example of the owners attitude to conservation. There is a real feeling of flow throughout the ground floor. The front door leads into a central dining hall, with an Inglenook fireplace and flagstone floor. This runs through the whole of this level, tying the spaces together, with a 16’ sitting room with fireplace to the left and a vaulted kitchen/breakfast room that opens up in to the original roof void, bringing in some great light and accentuating the feeling of space. There is also a useful shower room with space for a utility area on this floor, found at the back of the house. A staircase leads up from the dining hall to the first floor, with a 13’ master bedroom with en suite shower room, large bathroom and further double bedroom are on this floor, with another double bedroom at the top of the house. Every window enjoys a first class outlook, with these wonderful spaces complemented by tasteful colour schemes and furnishing.
The property benefits from parking for several cars and lovely gardens that extend to approximately a third of an acre, with two cabins within the grounds. The gravelled parking area is at the front of the plot, with a double gate that opens onto the grounds and to the cottage itself. The front garden is laid to lawn with a gated path that leads back down to the lane. This area is stocked with fruit trees and established beds, with a covered area at the front of property – a lovely spot to sit and enjoy the superb view. The garden then stretches up to the side of the property, with gently sloping lawns, a productive growing area and, behind this, two cabins. These outbuildings work in tandem, one with living space and one with a kitchen area and shower, and the current owner lets this space, creating a good income. There is a level area behind the property, a perfect spot for dining outside, with a beautifully planted bank behind, stocked with a variety of colourful shrubs. These grounds a real delight and take in the first class view over to Downham Hill and the surrounding countryside.
The property is situated in a quiet country lane in the hamlet of Farfield, on the outskirts of Cam and Dursley, sitting on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment and surrounded by breath-taking woodland and beautiful walks. This location is surrounded by countryside yet still only a few minutes drive from shops and amenities, and so very much offers the best of both worlds in terms of peaceful country living and convenience. Cam is a village close to the market town of Dursley and offers a selection of shops, cafes, a leisure centre/gym with swimming pool, supermarket and the well regarded Cam family butchers. There is a doctors surgery, two excellent primary schools and established parks and community areas. Dursley boasts the famous Old Spot Pub which holds a host of awards and accolades, a historic centre with a range of independent shops, a supermarket, plus several cafes and restaurants. There is a community hospital, very well regarded primary and secondary schools, library and free parking plus all the other services that you would expect from a town of this size. Cam and Dursley train station provides a regular service to Gloucester and Bristol. In addition to this, junctions of the M4 and M5 Motorways are also within very easy reach.
The current owner has obtained planning permission for two cabins within the grounds and these or used as holiday lets to generate an income. There is also planning permission for another cabin/ bike store on the site of the vegetable patch. This has not yet been built, but prospective buyers may well choose to do so.
We are informed that all mains services are connected to the property.
The council tax banding is D
Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill,Westward Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4UB Tel: 01453 766321