Bond's Mill Cottages, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
£279,950 Sold Subject to Contract


INCLUDING PART OWNERSHIP OF 6.6 ACRES OF LAND: A truly unique opportunity to acquire a beautiful character cottage with origins dating back as far as the 18th Century. This two bedroom home is surrounded by generous and well maintained gardens and also enjoys open countryside views. Immediately adjacent to the cottage is the 6.6 acre field. 1/3rd ownership of this field will be included in the sale. The cottage itself offers a number of character features including exposed beams and a beautiful country-cottage style kitchen. There are currently two bedrooms in the cottage, but a further space found within the attic room which could potentially be adapted into a further bedroom.

  • 1/3rd OWNERSHIP OF 6.6 ACRE FIELD (With 40 year uplift clause)
  • Generous and Beautifully Maintained Gardens
  • 2 Bed Character Cottage
  • Space to Extend
  • River At The End Of The Garden
  • Canal Side Location

Location

Tucked away in a well hidden and little-known area of Stonehouse on the edge of open countryside heading out towards Eastington, this unique home is currently accessed via the canal path near to Bonds Mill Trading Estate, however with appropriate permissions it may be possible to add vehicular access through the field adjacent to the cottages. Local facilities in nearby Stonehouse include a Co-op with a Post Office, restaurants, primary and secondary schools. The property is approximately 1.5 Miles to Junction 13 of the M5 motorway providing access to Gloucester, Cheltenham and Bristol. Stonehouse railway station has a regular train service to London and Cheltenham. The town is situated approximately three miles west of Stroud and twelve miles south of Gloucester.

Directions

From our office in Stonehouse, turn right onto Bath Road. At Horse Trough Roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the Bristol Road/A419 proceeding through one roundabout. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit turning into Bonds Mill Trading Estate. There is a car park near to the canal crossing on the left. The cottage can be found by crossing the canal bridge on foot and walking up the canal path to the right, following this for a short distance until a mowed-grass pathway can be seen on the left hand side leading down towards Bonds Mill Cottages. For viewings an agent from Naylor Powell will meet you at the canal bridge crossing.

ON THE GROUND FLOOR

Entrance Porch (1.9 x 0.92)

French doors leading to garden, windows to the sides, tiled flooring.

Kitchen (6.42 x 3.03)

Double glazed windows to the side and front elevation with an attractive window seat under looking out to the garden, a range of base units with wooden worktops, inset 1½ bowl inset sink unit with drainer, gas cooker point, radiator, part exposed stone wall. Wooden beams.

Hallway

Staircase to first floor, obscure internal window through to the Living Room, tiled flooring.

Utility Room (2.84 x 1.58)

Double glazed window to the side elevation, radiator, a range of base units with laminate worktops, a single bowl inset sink unit with drainer, plumbing for washing machine, combination boiler (last serviced in 2016), tiled flooring, WC, storage cupboard.

Living Room (3.67 x 3.67)

Double glazed window looking out to the rear garden down to the river at the bottom of the garden, fireplace with gas fire, radiator, wall lights, TV point, exposed beams, built-in storage, beautiful wooden character door leading out to veranda. The Living Room is currently open plan to the dining room, but the two could easily be separated to create separate rooms.

Dining Room (2.74 x 2.63)

Double glazed window looking out to the rear garden; fireplace with log burning stove with built in cupboards either side, radiator, wall lights, exposed beams.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR

Landing

Radiator, wooden staircase to the attic room.

Bedroom Two (2.98 x 2.75)

Double glazed window to the rear elevation, radiator.

Bedroom One (3.34 x 2.90)

Double glazed window to the rear elevation, exposed beams, radiator, built-in wardrobes.

Shower Room (1.91 x 1.51)

Double glazed obscure window to the side elevation, double shower cubicle, wash hand basin, WC, part tiled walls, radiator.

ON THE SECOND FLOOR

Attic Room (6.6 x 3.87)

Double glazed window to the side elevation, skylight, built-in storage on two sides, radiator, exposed beams, brick chimney.

OUTSIDE

Surrounded on three sides by sizeable and beautifully maintained gardens with several different sections including:

To the front: an area of lawn with a nearby summer house and an area of patio with several mature plants and shrubs and trees surrounding; an area of raised vegetable beds with some well established fruit bushes and paving in between (this area includes a large shed and a greenhouse).

To the side: a small pond with a paved area for a seat over looking, again surrounded with beautiful established planting. There is also a a lean-to covered storage area/shed.

To the rear: there is a veranda overlooking a further area of lawn with a pathway alongside which leads from a pergola-covered seating area, down to a the stream-like section of the River Frome which runs along the bottom of the garden, again with beautiful and established planting throughout this area.

Services

Mains electricity and gas are connected. Mains water is connected but is supplied via the adjacent commercial buildings. There is a shared septic tank located in the neighbouring end-terraced cottage's garden.

Adjacent Field

The field adjacent is owned by the three cottages in the row and the three owners form a management company for the use of the field. The sale will include 1/3rd ownership of the field and involvement in the management company. There is an 'uplift clause' affecting usage of the field which began in circa 2012 and will remain in place for 80 years from that date. This protects the field from development. Further documentation relating to this can be provided on request.

Tenure

Freehold for the house, 1/3rd ownership of the field.

Local Authority

Stroud District Council; Tax Band B - £1,285.25 (2017-2018).

Energy Performance Rating

The Energy Efficiency Rating is currently E52, with a potential of C82.

Disclaimer: These particulars do not form part of any contract and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions in any statement made, whether verbally or written for or on behalf of Naylor Powell.

Floorplans have been prepared for identification purposes only, they are not to scale and no guarantee can be given as to their accuracy.

Prospective purchasers please be aware none of the appliances, boiler, heaters etc. which may have been mentioned in these particulars have been tested and no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Prospective purchasers should arrange for such items to be tested at their own expense.

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