We all know that properties for sale tend to look their best in summer, which is why June is an excellent time to line up some viewings, go and see some gardens and let the sunny weather help make the whole process more fun for everyone.
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 Purton, via Lechlade and Gloucester.
1. The Park, Cheltenham
Once upon a time, developers in Cheltenham planned to create a zoo at The Park in Cheltenham – and forming the gateway to it was this striking property remembered as the ‘zoo keepers house’. In the end, the University of Gloucestershire moved in instead.
However, the latest plans for No. 2 The Park will transform the villa into a stunning five-bedroom home, allowing for a top floor master bedroom with access to the viewing tower overlooking Cheltenham and surrounding area.
This property is on the market for £1,400,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
2. Doughton Manor, Tetbury
If a dining hall and panelled drawing room are among your must-haves, Doughton Manor has both. The Elizabethan manor house built in 1594 has also graced the pages of glossy magazines on several occasions.
In addition to five main bedrooms, four bathrooms, a pantry, larder and cellar, you’ll also get a stone barn, a coach house and 4.8 acres of land, complete with a walled garden, former swimming pool and grass paddocks for your £4,000,000.
This property is on the market for £4,000,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
3. Coln Park, Lechlade
Set within the Coln Park estate near Lechlade, this modern four-bedroom waterfront property is big on views – enjoy them in bed, in the bath, as well as on the balcony, broad enough for family and friends to eat together outside.
Residents can also take advantage of Coln Park’s private leisure complex and spa, sailing club and tennis courts. Benefiting from 24-hour security and a concierge service, this rural retreat might even interest the UK’s biggest ever National Lottery winner.
This property is on the market for £3,350,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
4. Woodend Farm, Huntley
Currently used as a holiday let, raking in £80,000 annually, this quirky barn conversion includes five bedrooms (including one ensuite and one ensuite with balcony) and an outdoor seating area with a feature light made from a Jaguar S-type car bodyshell.
Incidentally, the fixtures and fittings can be included in the sale, subject to separate negotiation. However, the sauna and hot tub will be thrown in… which should make for quite the party when the sale goes through.
This property is on the market for £825,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
5. Dowsers Cottage, Meysey Hampton
Dowsers Cottage in the village of Meysey Hampton in the Cotswold Hills is the very definition of ‘chocolate-box’, right down to the roses growing over the door – and thanks to the exposed timbers and flagstone flooring within, its charms don’t end there.
In addition to its two double bedrooms, kitchen diner and sitting room, the property benefits from a south facing walled garden, which allows for complete privacy. And for families, the local primary school has been rated outstanding by Ofsted.
This property is on the market for £495,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
6. Andoversford, near Cheltenham
This four-bedroom detached property on the appropriately named Jubilee Mews in the picturesque village of Andoversford was a shoo-in for our June 2022 property hot list, coinciding with celebrating the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.
Set within the Cotswolds, its elegant stone exterior is very much in keeping with the area, which also boasts excellent public footpaths and three local pubs within walking distance. Other desirable features include its underfloor heating, log burner and enclosed garden.
This property is on the market for £625,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
7. St. Kilda Parade, Gloucester
Within striking distance of the train station, this colourful mid-terrace property arranged over three storeys offers three bedrooms and two reception rooms, while the courtyard garden adds some all-important outside space.
Recently transformed as part of Gloucester’s Rainbow House project, houses on St. Kilda Parade were given a rainbow hued makeover in May 2022, with the initiative designed to spread joy and make the parade (and surrounding rainbow streets) a tourist destination.
This property is on the market for £190,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
8. Purton, Berkeley
Who could resist the lure of a canalside cottage? This three-bedroom semi-detached Victorian era property has been modernized by its current owners and now features stylish bi-fold doors onto the rear garden, with decking and steps leading to the canal bank.
While Purton itself is home to one of the most unusual museums in the UK, Purton Ships Graveyard was created by deliberately beaching boats and ships to protect the Sharpness Canal from erosion; some date back as far as the 1900s!
This property is on the market for £370,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.