8 of the most exciting Gloucestershire properties on the market in December 2021

From a plant filled swimming pool to a former toilet block in Cheltenham, SoGlos's Gloucestershire property series uncovers eight of the most exciting properties on the housing market right now.

Thoughts may be turning to Christmas, but that certainly hasn’t put some off their search for the perfect new home in Gloucestershire – with some properties still being snapped up at record speed.

In this latest instalment of SoGlos’s popular property series, sponsored by The Mortgage Brain, discover a handful of the most exciting properties on the market this month. Among them: a rare gem in Painswick, an amazing project in Marshfield for anyone brave enough to take it on, as well as a former toilet block ripe for conversion in central Cheltenham.

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1. Painswick, Stroud, GL6

Who can resist Painswick, the ‘Queen of the Cotswolds’, and the chance to acquire the kind of property that rarely comes onto the market – this one having last been sold some 35 years ago.

In fact, this double-gabled Grade II Listed townhouse dating from the early 17th century was originally two dwellings and is full of charm, both inside and out. Highlights include courtyard gardens front and back, A-frame beams and two columns rumoured to have been reclaimed from a Roman villa.

This property is on the market for £450,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk

2. Fairford, Gloucestershire, GL7

Set in around 1.2 acres of land, Morgan Hall in Fairford is surrounded by park-like grounds. Understood to date back to the late 16th century, this handsome country house has the complete shopping list of period features: vaulted ceilings, shuttered windows, elaborate cornicing, flagstone flooring, exposed timbers…

Also of interest, this Grade II listed property complete with panelled library and interconnecting reception rooms for entertaining, was previously lived in by artists such as John Singer Sargent.

This property is on the market for £2,600,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk

3. Battledown, Cheltenham, GL52

Among the major attractions of this expansive five-bedroom property in the peaceful surroundings of the Battledown Estate is an unusual plant filled swimming pool, created by the current owner – or, on chilly days, there’s always the sauna instead!

Accessed via an exclusive gated driveway, this former coach house offers views across Cheltenham and has been extended over the years, so could accommodate an expanding family, not to mention some very lucky visitors in the guest bedroom, which opens onto the terrace.

This property is on the market for £1,600,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk

4. Walkers Mill, Nailsworth, GL5

Nature lovers will love everything about this apartment in the Dunkirk Mills development on the outskirts of Nailsworth. With areas of original mill buildings – which were converted about 30 years ago – dating back to 1798, what you get is the perfect blend of ‘old meets new’.

Not only does the stream run right under the apartment, it can be seen from both bedrooms and the soothing sound of water can be enjoyed throughout. And, as well as country walks on the doorstep, there are extensive communal grounds for residents to enjoy, including a mill pond and wildlife sanctuary.

This property is on the market for £235,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk

5. Marshfield, Gloucestershire, SN14

If you’re after a ‘project’, here’s one with plenty of potential. Set in open countryside near Marshfield, this two-storey farmhouse is in need of some serious TLC – along with all the outbuildings.

Planning permission has already been granted for alterations to the farmhouse with its far-reaching views over the neighbouring farmland, and to convert the courtyard buildings into additional accommodation.

This property is on the market for £1,350,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk

6. Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8

This Cotswold town house has it all… including a second double bedroom, a garden and an air-conditioned shop at the bottom of the building – plus, a cellar office and a light and airy studio.

The living accommodation is modern in style, yet the Grade II listed property is not without a feature fireplace, for those who like the best of both worlds. To top it all, the house still offers further opportunity for conversion, so you can really put your stamp on what is currently the ‘House of Cheese’ in Tetbury.

This property is on the market for £375,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk

7. Somerford Keynes, Cirencester, GL7

Located in Somerford Keynes on the edge of Cotswold Water Park are the former stables and coach house for Somerford House, which were converted into five units in the 1990s.

This particular property is the largest of those within the Grade II Listed Dower Court, with the original building thought to date from the late 19th century. Alongside the characterful stone window surrounds and mullion windows still in evidence today, the stable bell outside the window of the bedroom over the coach arch still works.

This property is on the market for £435,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk

8. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

At one end of the High Street in Cheltenham – on the corner of Ambrose Street, to be specific – is an old toilet block being offered up for sale by the council. Located close to shops and offices, as well as the Brewery Quarter, the single storey building sits on a plot of 50m2 and comes with a 150-year ground lease.

Listed as ‘suitable for class E retail’ which covers cafés and restaurants (among many other things), it is also said to have ‘potential for residential use on upper levels’. Looking for innovative proposals that will add to the attractiveness of this part of town, submissions to refurbish or redevelop the site must be submitted by 28 February 2022.

For more information, email peter.woodley@cheltenham.gov.uk

By Eleanor Fullalove

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Tuesday 30 November 2021

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