High Street, Blockley, Gloucestershire. GL56 9HA

£695,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Forming an integral part of the street scene of the central High Street of this iconic North Cotswold village and having the benefit of the 70ft garden to the rear with frontage onto the gently cascading Blockley brook, this mid-terraced three storey, four bedroomed country retreat is the result of the sympathetic fusion of two individual cottages into a spacious family home.

The beautiful views from all the rooms to the rear over the surrounding gardens and the brook can be experienced not only from the cottage but from the detached stone built garden studio, perfect for writers, artists and hobbyists alike. There are around five separate seating and dining areas within the garden which are well screened and designed to take full advantage of the sun. However, to sit beside the brook allowing your thoughts to drift away with the water needs to be experienced first hand to be fully appreciated.

The property itself has two reception rooms on the ground floor, with two separate staircases to the north and the south side of the property with two bedrooms and a shower on one side in addition to two bedrooms one above the other and the shower room on the other side.

The cosy lower ground floor kitchen has a Rayburn stove, a separate dining room and utility room.

The property is warmed with gas fired central heating from two individual central heating systems for each side of the property, there are fireplaces to both reception rooms and some secondary double glazing.

Blockley High Street is famous as being a cul-de-sac culminating in Dovedale woods in which the brook rises and flows through the whole of the village. Blockley has two public houses, a primary school, village shop and tea rooms and a wide range of village activities for anyone to take part in if you wish to do so.

The village is located midway between the cafe society of Chipping Campden and the more traditional market town of Moreton in Marsh, where there are rail links to Oxford and London Paddington station.

This property has not been on the market for over 35 years and would be perfect as a main home, supplementary home or indeed for two families living together.

Living Room

Living Room (14' 08" x 14' 02" or 4.47m x 4.32m)

Fireplace with grate for real fire with built in cupboards to one recess. Two single radiators with easterly facing window with partial view over Blockley Brook and surrounding gardens. Built in easy staircase rising to first floor south. Built in bookcase and door leading to drawing room.

Drawing room (18' 02" x 14' 09" or 5.54m x 4.50m)

Wood burning stove set into original chimney breast with stone hearth over particularly attractive view over gardens, studio and Blockley Brook, two double and one single radiators. Two wall mounted light points and exposed ceiling beams.

First Floor Landing Area

Rear window with outlook over gardens and brook.

Shower Room/WC (6' 07" x 4' 04" or 2.01m x 1.32m)

Three piece suite in white, low flush wc, pedestal wash hand basin, fully tiled shower cubicle with folding glazed door and thermostat in shower. Double radiator, views over gardens and Blockley brook.

Rear Bedroom 3 (14' 00" x 10' 10" or 4.27m x 3.30m)

Through room with windows to front and rear. Superb outlook over gardens and water course. Ornamental cast iron fireplace and double radiator.

Front Bedroom 4 (7' 05" x 10' 02" or 2.26m x 3.10m)

Single radiator

Kitchen (13' 05" x 14' 05" or 4.09m x 4.39m)

Fitted on three sides with white laminate worktops with inset one and a half stainless steel sink unit with single drainer and mixer tap. Space for fitting gas cooker. Nine beige fronted base units, eight matching wall mounted cupboards and cooker hood over space for cooker. Housing for fridge freezer, large dresser unit with two cupboards, two drawers and display shelves. Exposed beams to ceiling, Rayburn gas fired stove set into chimney breast and delightful outlook over rear garden. Worcester gas fired central heating boiler with a reservoir heating the north side of the property. A lower level gas fired convector heater.

Utility Room (9' 10" x 5' 10" or 3.00m x 1.78m)

Ceramic tiled floor, worktops fitted on two sides with space for freezer, tumble dryer and automatic washing machine. Inset stainless steel sink with single drainer. Four double cupboard units.

Lower Ground Floor Cloakroom

With two piece suite in white, low flush wc with timber seat and wall mounted wash hand basin. Built in meter cupboard with circuit breaker unit.

Dining Room (15' 05" x 14' 08" or 4.70m x 4.47m)

French doors leading to patio garden. Gas fired cast iron woodburning style stove, set into original chimney breast. Painted ceiling beams and boiler cupboard housing Worcester combination boiler for instantaneous hot water and gas fired central heating for the north side of the property. Staircase rising to living room.

First Floor Landing

Built in book shelves and single radiator.

Shower Room / WC (7' 08" x 8' 05" or 2.34m x 2.57m)

With three piece suite in white, low flush wc, wash hand basin set into cabinet and separate fully tiled shower cubicle with sliding glazed screen and thermostat in shower. Ladder style heated towel rail and radiator and built in extractor.

Rear Bedroom 1 (11' 01" x 11' 04" or 3.38m x 3.45m)

Full depth and curtained wardrobe area, excellent views over gardens and Blockley brook, access to loft space. Telephone point and single radiator.

Second Floor Bedroom 2 (15' 0" x 9' 09" or 4.57m x 2.97m)

Purlin to purlin Apex ceiling with Velux and dormer windows with stunning easterly aspects over gardens, Blockley Brook and surrounding countryside. Access to storage areas and two single radiators.

Outside - Rear Garden

Formed in two sections. The first being approximately 35' x 35' deep with patio area immediately adjacent to the property with raised flowerbeds and superb al fresco dining area with metal pergola and covering of wisteria. There is gated access from this section of the property to a shared passageway with cobbled walkway leading to a separate door onto the High Street. There is a low level lawned area with well stocked shubbery and flower borders to each side, a path to the north side leads to the garden studio, a path on the south side leads to a separate enclosure with patio area which is privately screened.

Garden Studio (9' 01" x 10' 08" or 2.77m x 3.25m)

With windows on three sides with a superb outlook over the cascading brook and enamelled sink unit with water supply, power and lighting installed. Twin built in cupboards with lift up tops. Built in desk area with the best view.

Lower level garden (35' 0" x 35' 0" or 10.67m x 10.67m)

With timber cabin to one side and steps leading down to the banks of Blockley Brook with its own terrace adjacent to the water course.

N.B

This property has a right of access across the adjacent property on the northern side to the High Street, although in practice this is very rarely used. There is also access through a side passageway leading to the High Street to the southern end of the property which is owned by this property but access is also shared with the adjacent property. The shower room and bedroom 4 on the southern half of the property are positioned over this passageway.

Directions

From Moreton in Marsh office, turn left at the second mini roundabout, turn right onto the A44, continuing through the village of Bourton on the Hill, after which turn right southwest to Blockley, one and a half miles. When dropping down into the village, continue through a series of bends and at the following crossroad, adjacent to the village green turn left and at the following t-junction turn left also adjacent to the village green, passing Blockley shop on the left hand side and as the road narrows continue onto the High Street. Continue past the Crown Hotel on the right and just after Chapel Lane on the right hand side, this property is on the left.

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