With talk of mortgage rates going up, house hunting may feel more stressful than usual, but as our latest collection of properties goes to show, there is clearly no shortage of options in the local area to suit different budgets.
In this month’s instalment of SoGlos’s popular property series, sponsored by The Mortgage Brain, we uncover some intriguing properties on the market in Gloucestershire, a spectacular church conversion and a cosy gamekeeper’s cottage among them.
Woodcott on Cooper's Hill near Gloucester
With an inglenook fireplace ripe for refurbishment and some stunning views, this former gamekeeper’s cottage in the woods along the Cotswold Way would make an idyllic home to squirrel yourself away.
Offering two bedrooms and one bathroom, Woodcott on Cooper’s Hill certainly needs work, but the potential to turn this Grade II listed property into something very special cannot be overlooked.
This property is on the market for £325,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
Slad near Stroud
Currently used as a holiday rental, this beautiful four-bedroom church conversion near Stroud has attracted many visitors – among them, comedians Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse, while filming their fishing series for the BBC.
While features such as arched doors and rose windows imbue The Old Chapel with no shortage of charm, the bright and stylish interior, wraparound terrace and gated drive ensure it feels modern and practical in equal measure.
This property is on the market for £1,250,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
Mickleton near Chipping Campden
Described as ‘deceptively spacious’ with a ‘distinctly cottage feel’, this three-bedroom semi-detached property in the Cotswold village of Mickleton has all you could want – even down to the south facing garden and off-street parking.
The insulated cabin in the garden can also be used as an office. With one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the UK on the doorstep, the temptation to venture into Chipping Campden may prove hard to resist...
This property is on the market for £345,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
Old Railway Close in Lechlade
If you like to be by the water, this three-bed detached house on the lakeside in Lechlade could give you every opportunity to enjoy its soothing qualities from the decking outside – as well as activities like sailing and fishing nearby.
Located in an Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty, the property was completed in spring 2017,
with the market town of Lechlade itself home to various shops, pubs and
restaurants, a primary school and a medical centre.
This property is on the market for £495,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
Moor Street in Gloucester
Whether you have an expanding family to accommodate, or plan to convert any spare rooms into office space or even turn them into the dressing room of your dreams, this attractive five bed house at the bottom of Gloucester’s Moor Street comes in at under £400,000.
On top of all that comes the utility room, basement room, double garage and enclosed rear garden. And being immaculately presented throughout, whoever takes this Grade II listed property on next can concentrate on unpacking rather than painting.
This property is on the market for £360,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk
Quarhouse near Brimscombe
Aptly named Field House, this luxurious five-bedroom residence is set deep in the countryside on the outskirts of Stroud, with the pool and sun terrace – as well as rooms like the oak framed kitchen – designed to maximise the valley views.
the underfloor heating and wood burning stove really come into their own in autumn
and winter, an abundance of countryside walks can be accessed from the doorstep
and enjoyed all year round.
This property is on the market for £1,700,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
Bibury near Cirencester
Tourists come from all over the world to photograph Bibury’s picturesque Arlington Row, but the owner of Bridge House need only venture as far as their own terrace to appreciate the beauty of this classic Cotswold village.
Though the four-bedroom house overlooking the
river has been altered and extended over the years, features like the mullion windows, exposed beams and stone fireplaces remain to this day,
while the local community is thriving too.
This property is on the market for £1,400,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
Dymock in Ross-on-Wye
As the birthplace of John Kyrle, known as ‘the Man of Ross’, this six-bedroom detached house in Dymock has quite the claim to fame – the philanthropist having dedicated his life and money to the betterment of Ross-on-Wye.
And the surprises don’t end there… alongside two
built-in spice cupboards (historically a very prestigious addition to the
kitchen), The White House has its very own priest hole, as well as barns with potential for conversion.
This property is on the market for £900,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
Haresfield near Stonehouse
If a lack of headroom has ever put you off a period property, step inside the 15th century Round House in Haresfield, where in spite of all the exposed wooden beams, the ceilings are unusually high.
Further highlights of this characterful five-bedroom timber framed house include the walk-in wardrobe on the first floor, bressumer fireplace in the sitting room, established garden with fruit trees and thatched outbuildings.
This property is on the market for £850,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.