A charming end of terrace Cotswold stone cottage, chain free and located in a popular hamlet high above Nailsworth town, which enjoys extensive views across the valley
This pretty end of terrace Cotswold stone cottage is situated in an elevated position in Windsoredge, high above Nailsworth – a location that allows for a superb view across the valley to countryside and woodland. The property offers the best of both worlds – the shops and amenities of the town are within easy reach but there are also lovely country walks on the doorstep. The well balanced accommodation is arranged over three floors and there are character features throughout the property. An entrance porch with a timber stable door leads into a 17′ sitting/dining room, which has a Cotswold stone fireplace with a cast iron log-burning stove and an exposed stone and beamed ceiling. There are also dual aspect windows and stairs leading to the first floor. Double opening doors lead into the kitchen, which has a useful rear porch housing the gas-fired boiler and a rear door with steps leading down to a small parking space. On the first floor there is a landing with a good under stairs storage area. The two double bedrooms both enjoy lovely views over the valley and there is also a spacious bathroom. On the floor above there is a good size attic bedroom with eaves storage and exposed beams.
At the front of the property there is a gate that leads into the charming garden, which is all to the front of the cottage, and is level and south east facing. The garden features include lawn, a mature cherry tree and a grapevine and there are hedged and low fenced boundaries, which allow for stunning views over the valley. There are steps and a shared gravelled pathway outside the front boundary, which provides access to both number one and two Upper Church Row. There is also a large shed which belongs to number one.
“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.
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