With the holidays at an end, September is a popular time to focus on finding that elusive ‘perfect property’, with more homes coming onto the market and buyers spurred on by the chance to complete before Christmas.
But with energy bills and inflation affecting affordability, make sure you factor in all your moving costs – from stamp duty to legal fees – before you start your search.
In this latest instalment of SoGlos’s property series, discover a handful of the most exciting properties on the market this September 2022, covering towns and villages from Birdlip to Tetbury, via South Cerney and Stroud.
Ivy Lodge Barns in Birdlip
This three-bedroom barn conversion in a Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty forms part of a courtyard development in the village of Birdlip, home to an award-winning micro-brewery, as well as an 'outstanding' primary school.
If outdoor space is important to you, the property has a lawn with a seating area, in addition to an insulated and double glazed garden office with ultra-fast broadband.
This property is on the market for offers in excess of £500,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
Tivoli in Cheltenham
Spread over two floors with the addition of a mezzanine level, this three-bedroom duplex apartment in the Tivoli district of Cheltenham is spacious enough to feel like your very own townhouse.
Adding to its sense of grandeur are features like marble fire surrounds, high ceilings and a balcony off the sitting room, while the bathroom benefits from both a roll top bath and a rainfall shower. To top it all off, you get off-street parking too.
This property is on the market for £415,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
Yew Tree Farm in Gloucester
Located in Whaddon near Gloucester, this historic four-bedroom farmhouse has been restored and extended to make it more energy efficient, not to mention adapted for modern life, with underfloor heating, a home office and more.
Wrapping around the Grade II listed property is the garden, which is level and well stocked, while the hamlet of Whaddon itself lies within easy reach of some excellent grammar schools, not to mention London, with Stroud station close by.
This property is on the market for £625,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
The Old House in Tetbury
Centrally located, with an easy-to-maintain courtyard garden and views of the churchyard opposite, this four-bedroom townhouse in Tetbury would make a charming family home or bolthole in the Cotswolds.
Divided over three storeys, the Grade II listed property has no shortage of original features, while the engineered oak flooring on the ground floor and the roll-top bath on the first floor make fantastic new additions to 'The Old House'.
This property is on the market for £440,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
Potter's Cottage in Lydney
With a wildflower meadow and an orchard on the approach, Potter's Cottage in Viney Woodside in the Forest of Dean comes with over an acre of land and enjoys great views over the surrounding countryside, too.
In addition to four bedrooms, highlights include an oak framed garden room, separate home office (currently used as an art studio) and bread oven set into the original sitting room's inglenook fireplace.
This property is on the market for £800,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
Brook House in South Cerney
Built from Cotswold stone, the Grade II listed Brook House in South Cerney near Cirencester retains various original features from the 18th century - and yet, the interior is as modern as can be.
Alongside the five bedrooms in the main house, an annexe within the grounds offers two further bedrooms, plus a kitchen and bathroom, with scope for homeworking, or accommodating guests.
This property is on the market for £1,550,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
East Wing Bridgend House in Bridgend
Originally built for an important local clothier back in 1691, Bridgend House has since been split into two family homes, including the 'East Wing' which is currently for sale, with exposed beams, mullion windows and inglenook fireplace still intact.
Comprising of an entrance hall and various reception rooms, alongside four double bedrooms and a dressing room, this period home is complemented by landscaped gardens leading down to a river.
This property is on the market for £750,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
The Close in Stroud
While this weaver's cottage on the hillside in Stroud may need some work, it does benefit from a secluded location and is also within handy walking distance of local primary and secondary schools.
Part of a small terrace of five properties, it offers three bedrooms, including what was the original weaver's room and a master bedroom. The garden at the rear needs some attention, but extends right up to Ruscombe Woods.
This property is on the market for £275,000. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.
66 High Street, Tewkesbury
Ready to move straight into, thanks to its smart décor, new kitchen and bathroom, this one bed apartment on Tewkesbury's High Street is also conveniently located for shops, pubs and bus routes.
Finished in a contemporary style, yet located within a Grade II listed building, No. 66 offers the best of both worlds, with this light and airy property sure to appeal to both first-time buyers and investors alike.
This property is on the market for £145,500. For the full listing, visit rightmove.co.uk.