Price guide £550,000
Completely unique and rather wonderful – an individual detached property situated above Nailsworth with light, flexible living spaces, a lovely balcony, detached garage and beautiful gardens
We live in a beautiful part of the world, with some wonderful houses, but every so often we’re lucky enough see a property that has a special feel, irrespective of price or type, with an undefinable magic all of its own. St David’s is very much one of those houses. Originally built in 1917 by a neighbouring property for their children to live in, the property was taken on by the current owner in 1978 and the subsequent improvements were a real labour of love with comprehensive alterations that have created a lovely family home with architectural styling that is reminiscent of a New England bungalow or an old Colonial property. It has recently undergone another thorough improvement programme, benefiting from a new roof and redecoration. One walks into the entrance hall, with the bedrooms to the east side of the house and the living spaces to the west. A door on the right takes you into a cosy snug, and this then opens up into a light filled living space, with fireplace with wood burning stove and a glazed door onto the balcony with a view over the garden and the valley. The kitchen is open to the living space, next to a door that takes you back into the hall and the bathroom and on to three double bedrooms, with a useful loft above the third bedroom with the boiler here, and some boarded storage areas. A staircase leads down from the snug area to the lower ground floor. This area can be used as part of the main living area or as an annexe, with a kitchen, sitting room, bedroom area and shower room on this floor. Doors open up from this area onto the deck, meaning that this floor can be accessed individually without walking through the accommodation above.
The garden has clearly been the subject of a grass roots redesign in the past, with a clever garden plan that works perfectly with the landscape. A gate in the Cotswold stone wall leads from the lane into the property, with a paved terrace to the side of the property. This area takes both the east light in the morning and the afternoon sun, with the garage to the right of this. This is detached, with a personal door from this space and double doors to the front, with a window with an outlook over the valley and power and light, so it could well suit as a workshop or a studio. Steps then lead down past beautifully planted borders, with a wonderful Ceanothus and a flame tree, to a large deck, at the front of the house. This level area is ideal for entertaining or for children to play, with a paved sitting area beyond this, surrounded by established plants. Steps then lead down into the plot, past a circular paved feature area, with a Japanese style arbour and a pond with space to sit and look back at the property. There is a further area of uncultivated garden above this, and prospective buyers may look to terrace this and perhaps create a lawn area or vegetable plot. The balcony also deserves a special mention; this runs across the front of the house and is accessed from two doors in the living area, with steps leading down from the north side back onto the terrace.
The property is situated in a country lane in Watledge, above Nailsworth. Nailsworth has become an increasingly popular shopping destination within the Stroud Valleys
benefiting from a large and comprehensive 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. In addition to this the town currently benefits from three supermarkets and free parking. 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 property is built on a brick lower ground floor with a timber framed, timber clad upper floor and a wooden shingle roof. To this end we advise any prospective buyer to make their own investigations re; mortgage ability of this property.
Gas central heating, mains electricity, water and private drainage.
The council tax banding is C.
Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill,Westward Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4UB Tel: 01453 766321