Featured property: A characterful four-bed cottage near Newent

This charming country cottage near Newent offers house hunters an idyllic rural home, with plenty of space to grow their family and own veg! – on the market with Naylor Powell.


On the market with: naylorpowell.com

Property: Belgrave Cottage, Cliffords Mesne, Newent, GL18 1JN

Location: The quiet village of Cliffords Mesne, just outside Newent, offers a rural retreat surrounded by countryside and close to the National Trust-owned May Hill – which boasts spectacular views over Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Wales. The village itself is also home to a local pub, hall and the International Centre for Birds of Prey.

Through the keyhole: This charming cottage is surprisingly spacious, with four bedrooms, two reception rooms and a large kitchen-diner. It is also beautifully decorated throughout, with standout features including exposed stone walls, solid wood floors and feature fireplaces in both reception rooms.

Packed with character, the sitting room offers plenty of light from the large windows as well as a wood burning stove to get cosy in the evening, while the second reception room could be used as a dining room, playroom or even an office space – ideal for anyone working from home.

The property’s large country kitchen offers plenty of space for a family-sized dining table, as well as sturdy solid wood units and lots of worktops too. There is space for a range cooker, a large fridge freezer and an integrated dishwasher; there’s also a separate utility room with plumbing for a washing machine, as well as a WC and a door leading outside. The kitchen also benefits from French doors leading out onto the patio, offering an ideal alfresco dining spot for summer days.

Upstairs on the first floor are four bedrooms, with plenty of space for a growing family, as well as the flexibility to convert one of the bedrooms to a home office. The master bedroom has built-in storage and the family bathroom has a double shower enclosure, as well as a bath tub too.

Outside, there’s plenty of space for children to run around on the 90-foot lawn, bordered by mature trees. There’s also easy access to a woodland footpath, for when you want to venture further than your own back yard.

Price: £565,000

SoGlos loves: The property also comes with an area of land opposite the cottage which has its own access, hardstanding parking area, sheds and raised vegetable beds – ideal for green-fingered families with a taste for growing-their-own.

For more information: Call Naylor Powell on (01531) 828970 or visit naylorpowell.com

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