Price guide £495,000
A well presented detached split level house above Nailsworth with flexible accommodation, garage and parking, gardens and a balcony with lovely views over the valley (Lead photo is rear view)
A well presented detached property situated in an elevated position at popular Watledge. This location allows for a lovely outlook across the valley to Windsoredge and the surrounding countryside, with hundreds of acres of National Trust land found just up the hill at Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons. The property was originally built using traditional methods under a pitched tiled roof and has been the subject of improvement in recent years, including a rewire and new boiler, with light, spacious accommodation arranged over two floors. The ground level has an entrance hall, 18’ sitting room with fireplace and wood burning stove, connecting kitchen and dining room with glazed doors to a good-sized balcony, bathroom and bedroom – with a further three bedrooms, bathroom and useful storage room below, on the lower level. The flexible fourth bedroom is currently fitted as an art studio and also has an oven, and so could suit as an informal kitchen for an annexe or Airbnb space. The property is tastefully decorated, and most of the rooms are south west facing with views across the garden and valley.
The property benefits from a garage, parking and gardens with several different seating areas which make the most of the changing light and different aspects. The garage is en bloc, to the left of the turning into Fairview Close, and the parking space is at the bottom of the garden. A gate from the road level leads to steps down to the front of the house. There is a good-sized paved terrace here, with raised borders stocked with a variety of flowering shrubs, and an attractive seating area in the corner which catches the morning sun all year round. Steps lead down to the left of the house, past a bin/recycling shed, a wood store and an outside tap, with the majority of the garden at the rear of the house. There is a paved terrace on this lower level (with a french door from the studio room) with planted borders and garden below. A pond is found at the end of the garden, and this has been relined (Feb 2021) and is currently home to a pair of newts. A seating area by the pond faces south looking to the distant wooded hillside. Another set of steps lead you back up to the top terrace. All of these spaces have external lighting,
and cabling has been fitted down to the parking space so that a prospective buyer can install a charging point for an electric vehicle. The balcony, accessed from the dining room, also has excellent views over the valley from morning sun around to sundown in the west. A full retractable sun-awning ensures shade when needed.
“What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare?” – these are the opening lines of a poem by W H Davies, who lived in a cottage, marked by a plaque, just a few steps up the lane from this property. Today, although this lane is still peaceful, 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.
Gas central heating, mains electricity, water and drainage.
The council tax banding is D.
Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Westward Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4UB Tel: 01453 766321