High Street, Blockley, Gloucestershire. GL56 9HW

£300,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
Positioned to enjoy an engaging easterly-aspect to the rear over the gently cascading Blockley brook towards open countryside in the fashionable Dovedale End of Blockley village, this link semi-detached, two bedroomed, four storey country retreat is full of the innate character and charm of a period home and is well worthy of internal inspection.

Features of the property include a substantial inglenook fireplace to the ground floor living room with some pointed stone walls and elm doors. On the lower ground floor there is a particularly attractive and truly cottage-style cosy kitchen with mullioned window over a built-in window seat, exposed beams and granite worktops over an oak-style kitchen with a back door that leads onto a cottage garden and brook.

There is a double bedroom and bathroom on the first floor and a further double bedroom into the eaves on the second floor.

There are several seating areas: one to the front of the property from Donkey Lane with views along the High Street and Dovedale Woods, and in the rear garden a further seating area and a small bridge over the brook leads to a further, smaller garden. Sitting by the brook, adjacent to the fields and letting your thoughts flow away with the water can only be experienced first-hand.

The High Street in Blockley is a cul-de-sac culminating in Dovedale End and subsequently into an array of superb walks through Dovedale Woods into an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Walkers and dog lovers will enjoy departing from the cottage without any added transport into some beautiful countryside. Whilst there is no official parking with the property, being at the quieter end of the village means that there is generally on-street parking available.

Positioned mid-way between the market towns of Chipping Campden and Moreton-in-Marsh, where there are rail links to London Paddington, Blockley promotes its own cafe society, having a village shop and tea rooms, the Great Western Arms and Crown Hotel. The village has its own primary school and a host of societies and associations to be involved in if the mood takes you.

Perfect as a main home or indeed as a second or supplementary home, the property is notable for not having been on the market for the last 39 years.

Entrance Porch

Living Room (16' 09" x 11' 05" or 5.11m x 3.48m)

Substantial inglenook fireplace currently for ornamental purposes, but the chimney still exists if a wood-burner is required, although a re-lined flue would be required. Exposed antique beams to the ceiling, integrated lift, window seat with particularly attractive easterly aspect over countryside and fields. Elm-panelled doors and staircase rising to first floor.

First Floor Landing Area

With oak and elm doors.

Wet room (7' 03" x 5' 09" or 2.21m x 1.75m)

Heated towel rail, shower area with fitted wall shower and light above. Built-in extractor. Two-piece suite in white with low-flush WC and wall-mounted wash hand basin. Built-in shaver point.

Rear Bedroom (9' 05" x 11' 07" or 2.87m x 3.53m)

Integrated lift. Attractive easterly aspect over countryside and Blockley Brook. Built-in window seat, built-in cupboard with antique elm door. Exposed beams to the ceiling, part random-pointed stone wall.

Second Floor Landing

Bedroom 2 (9' 07" x 12' 03" or 2.92m x 3.73m)

Single radiator, apex ceiling with westerly-facing Velux window and dormer window with outlook over fields and Blockley Brook. Two double built-in wardrobes.

Lower Ground Floor

Kitchen (16' 04" x 11' 00" or 4.98m x 3.35m)

Ceramic tile floor, true cottage-style kitchen with renewed mullioned leaded pane windows to the rear, exposed random pointed stone walls. Granite worktops with inset ceramic butler's sink and limed oak-style fronted units incorporating ten base cupboards, eight matching wall-mounted units and double gas-fired Aga stove. Built-in window seat with particularly attractive over rear garden and Alpha CB24X combination boiler for instantaneous hot water and gas-fired central heating.

Rear Garden (20' 00" x 20' 00" or 6.10m x 6.10m)

Crazy flagged area with flower beds to each side, concreted bridge over the cascading Blockley brook to garden across the brook boundaried by random fence, timber cabin, lawned area and further seating areas. Outside water tap. Shared passage leading to Donkey Lane.

Front Garden

Small open area next to the entrance porch with room for bench.

N.B.

The property is currently adapted for mobility purposes and a lift has been added from the ground floor living room to the first floor bedroom. It is not possible for the lift to be removed prior to completion, but arrangements have been made to remove the lift immediately after completion and a retention will be offered until the lift has been removed and floor and ceilings made good.

N.B. 2

As the property is built on a natural spring, there is a pump below the kitchen floor, should any excess moisture arise.

Directions

From our Moreton-in-Marsh office, turn left and at the second mini round-about turn right along the A44 towards Broadway, continuing through the village of Bourton-on-the-Hill, after which turn right, signposted Blockley 1.5 miles. When descending into Blockley, the road narrows through an S-bend and then rises to the crossroads adjacent to the village green. Turn left here, keeping the village green on the left hand side, and at the following T-junction turn left passing Blockley shop and cafe on the left hand side and continue straight on as the road narrows into the High Street. Continue past the Crown Hotel on the right, passing Chapel Lane on the right hand side, Brook Lane on the left hand side, continue past Days Lane on the right hand side and this property is then approximately 50 yards further along on the left down a tarmacked pathway; this is the first of a pair of semi-detached houses.

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