Featured property: A stylish and modern two-bedroom apartment at Gloucester Docks

Boasting charming period features throughout, this stylish apartment within the Grade II listed Biddle and Shipton Warehouse at Gloucester Docks is an ideal first home.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published

On the market with: naylorpowell.com

Property: Biddle and Shipton, Gloucester Docks, GL1 2BY

Location: ​Situated within the Grade II listed Biddle and Shipton Warehouse, this stylish apartment benefits from being right in the heart of Gloucester DocksGloucester Quays, with its variety of shops, bars and restaurants, plus cultural attractions like the National Waterways Museum and the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum are all right on the doorstep, while Gloucester city centre and other attractions like Gloucester Cathedral and the Museum of Gloucester are just a few minutes' walk away. Gloucester itself also provides easy access to the M5 as well as rail links to the rest of the county and London, with the train station around one and a half miles away. 

Through the keyhole: ​The warehouse has a secure coded entrance, with either a lift or the stairs to take you up to the third floor, where this apartment is located. Through the front door, the entrance hall has a utility cupboard with plenty of storage space and plumbing for a washer dryer, and leads onto two double bedrooms and a bright, open plan living and kitchen area.

The open plan space features a cosy lounge area with plenty of character from exposed bricks, wooden beams and the Biddle and Shipton's signature red pipes and window frames. The kitchen boasts integrated appliances, including a fridge, freezer and oven, with double doors that open out to a Juliet balcony that has views overlooking the characterful Mariner's Chapel and the canal inlet. 

The master bedroom features more exposed brickwork, beams and pipes, while also having its own modern ensuite shower room. While the second double bedroom also has that characterful exposed brickwork and the main bathroom, complete with a bath and shower over, as well as a heated towel rail, just across the hall. 

The apartment also comes with secure, allocated parking in the multi-storey car park within the Barge Arm East building, as well as allocated storage in the basement of the Biddle and Shipton building itself. 

As well as being ideal for first-time buyers, Naylor Powell also suggests that this property could fetch a rental income of around £950 per month, making it an excellent choice for anyone looking for an investment property — with no upward chain, either. 

Price: £215,000

SoGlos loves: The Biddle Warehouse dates back to 1830 and was originally a bonded store, while Shipton was constructed in 1833 for a timber merchant. With its distinctive red window and door frames, as well as the original pipework running through the building and views over the water, this apartment is full of traditional character, while still benefitting from sleek, modern décor. 

For more information: Visit naylorpowell.com.

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