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3 bedroom end of terrace house for sale

Church Piece, Lower Swell, Gloucestershire

Sold STC £425,000

Property Description

Key features

  • End of Terrace
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Cotswold Stone
  • Extensive Gardens
  • Views over the Abbottswood Estate
  • Village Location
  • Gated Off Road Parking
  • Local Authority Restriction Applies

Full description

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this pretty ex-local authority Cotswold stone end terrace cottage occupies a wonderfully peaceful location, with extensive gardens and views overlooking glorious countryside in the desirable village of Lower Swell.

Description - Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this pretty ex-Local Authority* Cotswold stone end-terrace cottage occupies a wonderfully peaceful location adjoining an ancient parish church, with extensive gardens and views overlooking glorious countryside in the desirable village of Lower Swell.

To the front, the property is set back at distance from the quiet lane that runs up towards Upper Swell. A quaint open-plan lawned frontage is neatly bounded by a low Cotswold stone wall, the whole maintained in perpetuity with its neighbours but with a large corner plot owned by this property.

To the rear, with gated gravelled off-road parking for two cars, there is vehicular access over a short lane that ends immediately behind the house with a public footpath leading from there to adjacent open countryside. The outlook is beautiful, sheltered on all sides from view and bordering the magnificent ancient fields of the Abbotswood estate.

The cottage has been lived in by the current owners for over thirty years, a warm and welcoming family home with an entrance hall, separate sitting room and dining room, kitchen and separate utility / boot room, three bedrooms (two doubles and a single) plus a family bathroom.

Many of the original materials used in the mid-century construction are still in evidence including a fitted dresser and stone-tiled floor in the dining room, quarry-tiled window sills and two open fireplaces (one currently fitted with an electric fire).

With UPVC double glazed windows, benefiting from a modern kitchen and bathroom, perfectly comfortable but in need of some refurbishment and updating, given the considerable plot size there is clear opportunity for significant improvement and extension subject to the usual consents / regulations.

The arrangement of the ground floor layout could, for example, be easily opened out to create free-flowing living spaces with French doors across the back of the house in order to take full advantage of its beautiful position. A more ambitious project to extend could also provide a large new kitchen / breakfast room with double bedroom and bathroom above.

The gardens are laid initially to a broad terrace shaded by mature trees and bounded by stone walls, thereafter arranged with neat lawns leading to extensive well-stocked vegetable and flower plots, practically provided with various timber sheds, outdoor kennels and chicken coop, the whole divided by little paths and latch gates bordered by low stone walls, close-lap fencing and immaculately-maintained hedges.

For anyone who has a yearning for old-fashioned country life and who has lived and worked locally for the last three years or more (*not available to investors or second-homers) this is a fabulous opportunity to own a traditional country cottage in an archetypal North Cotswold village, blessed with the potential to create a stunning family home.

*N.B. The property has a restriction giving local people an automatic consent to purchase; anyone from out of the area must get approval from Bromford*

Location - Lower Swell is situated approximately one mile from Stow on the Wold, almost entirely composed of Cotswold Stone properties served by a thriving primary school, ancient church, active village hall and Golden Ball public house. There is a bus service to the Cotswold senior school at Bourton on the Water and local transport to Cheltenham, and Moreton in Marsh with its train links to London Paddington. Enthusiasts can enjoy the nearby golf course at Naunton.

Directions - From the centre of Stow on the Wold, take the B4068 for Lower Swell and follow the road into the village. At the War Memorial, turn right and then right again, following this road until reaching Church Piece on the right hand side, just before the Church, with number 3 identified by our 'For Sale' board.

Tenure And Possession - Freehold - We understand the property to be Freehold. Potential purchasers should obtain confirmation of this from their solicitor prior to exchange of contracts.

Viewing Arrangements - Viewing by prior arrangement with Harrison James & Hardie on 01451 822977, or 01608 651000.


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07 June 2018

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  • Moreton-in-Marsh (4.8 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Moreton-in-Marsh (4.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Harrison James & Hardie, Bourton On The Water

High Street Bourton-On-The-Water GL54 2AN

01451 526026 Local call rate

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