Haw Street, Coaley: £750,000
A great opportunity to enjoy the idyllic rural life – A detached Grade II Listed cottage with detached self-contained annexe/holiday let, home office and carport all set within large mature grounds against a magnificent backdrop of the Cotswold Hills.
DESCRIPTION Rose Cottage is a beautiful Grade II Listed detached cottage set within 0.7 acres of grounds and situated down a leafy lane on the rural edge of the village of Coaley with a magnificent backdrop of the Cotswold Hills. Believed to date back to the late 16th Century, the cottage has a wealth of impressive period features including an inglenook fire place with bread oven, flagstone flooring, exposed beams and original paneled partitioning.
The cottage extends in all to just under 1,500 sq.ft. with the well-presented accommodation arranged over two floors. An entrance hall has ample built in storage and stairs up whilst flagstone flooring continues through to the dining room with a fireplace and wood burning stove, a conservatory off and is open to the fitted kitchen. A previous extension has created a light and airy living room with triple-aspect windows overlooking the garden. On the first floor there are three bedrooms, the master of which with built in wardrobes, and a modern family bathroom with shower over bath.
There are various outbuildings within the grounds including a recently refurbished detached annexe comprising a double bedroom and en-suite shower room with a high vaulted ceiling. The annexe offers excellent ancillary self-contained accommodation for guests or a relative, or alternatively could make a great holiday let venture due to the close proximity to the Cotswold Way for walkers.
Entered through a double five-bar gate, there is a large driveway providing ample parking for several cars plus a double carport which has a very useful home office attached, and further storage sheds at the rear. The mature gardens extend to approximately 0.7 acres and are predominately laid to lawn with a large patio area off the conservatory and an orchard with an array of fruit trees. There is a small copse to the north-western border which backs onto adjoining farmland, along with a charming well and a separate WC.
SITUATION Coaley is a traditional village located in a picturesque setting on the edge of the Cotswold Hills towards the River Cam and Severn Estuary. The village has an excellent sense of community with amenities including a community ran shop, C of E Primary School, active village hall and the Old Fox Pub. The village has its own art club, tennis courts, football and cricket teams as well as hosting an annual produce show every September, a tradition dating back to 1942. In 2003, Coaley was crowned Gloucestershire Village of the Year and is thought to be the inspiration for the fictional village of Ambridge in Radio 4’s, The Archers. Further primary schooling options include the popular St Josephs at nearby Nympsfield. The town of Stroud is only 5 miles away and is famous for it’s award winning weekly farmers markets and range of specialist shops. There is an excellent choice of secondary schooling within the area including Beaudesert Park and Wycliffe College. The village is well located for access to the M5 corridor providing easy commute to Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bristol and Bath, and the M4 towards London. Stroud train station has regular direct services to London Paddington, whilst Cam & Dursley station has additional lines to the South West. The surrounding countryside has many stunning local walking routes with the Cotswold Way located nearby along with the National Trust’s Woodchester Park and the viewing point Coaley Peak which has stunning far reaching views over the River Severn and towards Wales. Sporting facilities include the popular Stinchcombe Golf Course (4 miles away) whilst there is racing at Cheltenham.