With the conveyancing process taking longer than usual to complete, now is the time to get the ball rolling if you want to move into the house, cottage or apartment of your dreams before Christmas 2022.
In this latest instalment of SoGlos’s property series, discover a handful of the most exciting properties on the market this month, covering towns and villages from Cheltenham to Moreton-in-Marsh, via Thornbury and Gloucester.
1. Pound Cottage, Thornbury
Pound Cottage in Thornbury takes its name from the former jail that comes with it, which though detached from the main property still has its uses, with the walled area good for an allotment, keeping chickens, or creating an enclosed play area for children.
As well as three bedrooms and two bathrooms (including one downstairs bathroom and shower room, ideal for an elderly relative or perhaps a teenager) in the main house, there is also an original bread oven, while the gardens have won Thornbury in Bloom awards.
This property is on the market for £560,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
2. The Stables, Moreton-in-Marsh
This Grade II-listed stable block conversion is part of the Northwick Park estate in Moreton-in-Marsh, which was previously home to the Spencer-Churchill family, linked to both Princess Diana and Winston Churchill.
Boasting two double bedrooms and three balcony terraces, alongside views of rolling countryside, residents can make use of various shared facilities, including 35 acres of gardens and grounds, an open-air swimming pool, croquet lawn and tennis courts.
This property is on the market for £550,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
3. Dormic, Stroud
This terraced cottage near Stroud may not be a one-bedroom, one-bathroom property for much longer – not when planning permission has already been granted for an extension at the rear.
Though it does need work, ‘Dormic’ certainly has plenty of potential too, benefiting from outdoor space in the shape of an enclosed garden at the back, as well as a paved area at the front.
This property is on the market for £165,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
4. Larkhay Road, Gloucester
Four double bedrooms, a spacious kitchen-diner and a large rear garden are among the key features that help make this characterful semi-detached property in Gloucester’s Hucclecote district ideal for the growing family.
To sweeten the deal, 21 Larkhay Road also boasts a handy home office and a utility room, plus solid oak flooring, a log burner, kitchen island and roll top bath, as well as off-road parking at the front.
This property is on the market for £450,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
5. Abbey Mill, Tewkesbury
The converted mill now home to this three-bed apartment on Mill Street, overlooking the river, is one of the most iconic sights in Tewkesbury and benefits from a communal patio area outside as well.
Offering three good-sized bedrooms, as well as beautiful views, both the abbey and Medieval town centre lie within easy walking distance, while the Victoria Gardens opposite provide some green space to relax in right on the doorstep.
This property is on the market for £340,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
6. Sewell House, Cirencester
Whether you choose to refurb or convert this 10-bedroom former care home in Cirencester, the red brick townhouse offers plenty to work with – including an elegant, tiled hallway with stained glass windows.
Complete with self-contained two-bed flat on the second floor, a conservatory, private garden and double garage, Sewell House lies within walking distance of Cirencester’s town centre shops, pubs and restaurants.
This property is on the market for £850,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
7. Valley View House, Cheltenham
Enjoying a semi-rural location, with Cheltenham on the doorstep, Valley View House combines the best of town and country living, constructed from traditional Cotswold stone and integrating the latest modern home comforts, including an underfloor heating system.
Specially designed to take advantage of the surrounding countryside, the property benefits from bi-fold doors, leading out onto an extensive balcony, while its four bedrooms at garden level all have direct access to the outside space as well.
This property is on the market for £2,250,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
8. Blakemore Farmhouse, Ebrington
Designed just 13 years ago, Blakemore Farmhouse combines elements of the quintessential country home in the Cotswolds with the latest mod-cons, so as well as having stabling for six horses, the house also benefits from a dedicated dog shower!
Wonderfully secluded, yet protected by electric gates, the property comprises seven bedrooms and six bathrooms making lavish use of marble, plus equestrian facilities, tennis courts and an outdoor pool.
This property is on the market for £7,000,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk