property prices and interest rates may be rising, demand could also be affected
by rising living costs, helping to restore some balance to the Gloucestershire housing market. And with
more than one route to home ownership, mortgage brokers say there are still plenty
of options around.
In this latest instalment of SoGlos’s property series, discover a handful of the most exciting properties on the market this August 2022, covering towns and villages from Lechlade to Prestbury, via the city of Gloucester and the Forest of Dean.
1. The Old Parsonage, Aust
Ten miles from Bristol, this five-bedroom former vicarage in the hamlet of Aust is shielded from view by tall wooden gates and surrounded by some two acres of land, including a herb garden, a kitchen garden, an orchard and a wildflower meadow.
Covered in wisteria, roses, jasmine, passionflower and honeysuckle, The Old Parsonage is full of luxury and bespoke features, like the electric Aga, slipper bath and nook bed. Also included in the sale is a self-contained coach house, as well as other outbuildings.
This property is on the market for £1,695,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
2. The Old Methodist Hall, Lechlade
Once a church hall, this property is now a three-bedroom home with a low-maintenance courtyard garden in the centre of town. Stand-out features includes its fully-restored stained glass windows, which flood the space with natural light; while aspects like the heating can be controlled by an Apple iOS or Android device.
Soft close cupboards and drawers in the kitchen, integrated appliances, a freestanding bath, engineered oak laminate flooring and a spectacular staircase all contribute to the high end, contemporary finish.
This property is on the market for £485,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
3. Randall's Cottage, Prestbury
A minute’s walk from the popular village of Prestbury, home to an award-winning butchers, a coffee shop, chemist and highly regarded restaurant, this four-bedroom 16th century thatched cottage is among the most striking homes in the area.
Perfectly fit for modern day living, with an open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room, home office and TV room, the property still retains its charming exposed brick, leaded windows and fireplace, while the fully enclosed gardens are ideal for pets and children.
This property is on the market for £685,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
4. The Malt House, Newent
With landscaped gardens designed by former resident and renowned Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winner, Julian Dowle — and a gorgeous garden room too — The Malt House has a real countryside feel, in spite of its position on the High Street in the market town of Newent.
The detached Georgian town house, which counts six bedrooms, in addition to an entrance hall, a study and a cellar, is Grade II listed and has all the feature fireplaces, sash windows and wooden shutters to show for it. You’ll even find an old safe repurposed as a drinks cabinet in the dining room.
This property is on the market for £650,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
5. Upper Rushmire Farm, Wotton-Under-Edge
In addition to your ‘classic Cotswold farmhouse’ comprising five bedrooms, the £3,250,000 price tag on Upper Rushmire Farm in Wotton-Under-Edge gets you equestrian facilities, a barn conversion with its own garden, as well as further outbuildings for potential conversion, all spread across 22 acres of land.
Views of unspoilt countryside, attractive gardens and a pretty summerhouse add up to an idyllic spot for raising a family, entertaining friends and indulging pastimes such as gardening and horse riding.
This property is on the market for £3,250,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
6. Sandywell Park, Whittington
Located between Cheltenham and Andoversford, this Grade II listed country house within Sandywell Park has been converted into 10 apartments – with residents enjoying use of an outdoor heated swimming pool and tennis court on the park-like grounds.
Behind the urn finials and fluted Corinthian columns, apartment six on the ground floor is light and airy, benefiting from beautiful views, as well as two double bedrooms and attractive interiors with decorative plasterwork.
This property is on the market for £415,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
7. Wainlode Hill, Gloucester
Boasting an annexe, on top of river views from the decked garden terrace, which comes with a pizza oven, and a gravel driveway with room for several vehicles, this semi-detached cottage on Wainlode Hill could be ideal for extended family living.
Having been beautifully renovated, as well as extended over the years, the main house is comprised of three bedrooms, a stunning vaulted kitchen and two receptions rooms, including a versatile family room with bi-fold doors. Meanwhile, the annexe has an open plan sitting/kitchen/bedroom studio and shower room.
This property is on the market for £590,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
8. Lane End Cottage, Lydbrook
With its traditional stone façade and whitewashed roof terrace, this characterful and secluded cottage in Lydbrook in the Forest of Dean feels like something you might find in rural France.
Inside are two bedrooms and no shortage of original features, including an inglenook fireplace and beamed ceilings, while Lydbrook itself offers walks along the River Rye, a primary school and a pub. The property benefits from off-road parking too.
This property is on the market for £239,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.