The Gorse, Bourton-on-the -Water, Gloucestershire


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  • Bedrooms: 3
A substantial detached three bedroom bungalow occupying a superb lakeside setting in a mature and peaceful position on the edge of the village.


Cotsmere, No. 11 The Gorse occupies a mature peaceful setting on the edge of Bourton-on-the-Water. The village provides an excellent range of local facilities including boutique shops, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants, doctors, churches, a leisure centre, local primary school and the popular Cotswold secondary school. The larger commercial and cultural centres of Cheltenham, Cirencester and Oxford are within easy travelling distance and there are main line rail services at Kingham (8 miles) (Paddington 80mins approx) and a comprehensive local bus network radiating from Bourton. The village is set in the heart of the Cotswold Hills which provide a wide range of outdoor rural leisure pursuits.


Cotsmere comprises a well appointed, detached bungalow which comes to the market for the first time in over 40 years. The property occupies a superb position at the head of The Gorse and overlooking the privately-owned lake to the rear (See 'Dikler Gorse Lake' section below). The accommodation is arranged over one floor with an extensive interconnecting sitting room and dining room with kitchen adjoining. There are three good sized bedrooms (the master having its own shower) and a separate family bathroom. The property has a generous mature plot and offers considerable additional potential for extension or alteration subject to any necessary consents.


From the Bourton office of Tayler & Fletcher proceed down the High Street through the green. At the junction bear right on to Rissington Road, passing Birdland on the right hand side. Proceed down Rissington Road and Gorse Close will be found on the left hand side. Turn left in to Gorse Close and then left again in to The Gorse. Cotsmere, No.11 will be found at the end of the cul de sac.


UPVC double glazed front door to:

Entrance Porch

With double glazed panels, tiled floor and painted timber front door with opaque glazed insert and matching panel to side. Leading to;

Reception Hall

With coved ceiling, door to airing cupboard with foam lagged hot water cylinder and pine slatted shelving, access to roof space and pair of opaque glazed french doors leading through to the:

Sitting Room

With wide double glazed picture window to front elevation. Stone fireplace and raised hearth fitted with a gas convector-radiant fire, recessed display niche and timber display shelving. Coved ceiling, two wall light points and wide archway through to the:

Dining Room

With double glazed sliding patio window overlooking the rear garden with fine views out over the lake to the rear. Coved ceiling. Approached either from the hall or from the dining room via glazed panel doors is the:

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

With fitted kitchen comprising a worktop with one and a half bowl double drainer sink unit with mixer tap, electric cooker with twin ovens and hob (with extractor above), extensive range of below work surface cupboards and drawers, tiled splash back, extractor over hob and eye level wall cupboards. Further matching unit with built in dishwasher, built in washing machine and magic corner. Range of eye level cupboards includes cupboard housing the Potterton gas fired central heating boiler, upright fridge/freezer. Wide double glazed picture window overlooking the rear garden and lake. Opaque glazed panelled door to rear. From the hall, timber door to:

Bedroom 1

With wide double glazed picture window to the front elevation and built in corner shower with curved glazed doors and Mira Sport shower. Extractor over. From the hall, timber door to:

Bedroom 2

With double glazed picture window overlooking the rear elevation and garden. From the hall, timber door to:


With matching suite of panelled bath with separate wall mounted Mira shower over, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and part tiled walls. Opaque double glazed casement window to rear elevation. From the hall, timber door to:


With low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back. Recessed ceiling spotlights, extractor. From the hall, timber door to:

Bedroom 3

With double glazed casement window to the front elevation.


Cotsmere is approached from The Gorse via a tarmacadam driveway with turning space and parking to the side of the property. The front garden is laid principally to lawn with a number of mature shrubs and trees. Set to the side of Cotsmere are a pair of double timber gates and a paved driveway that continues past the side of the house and across the rear leading to a substantial detached DOUBLE GARAGE with double up and over door (electrically operated) and separate pedestrian door to the side. Offering considerable potential for alteration to create a home office/annexe subject to any necessary consents. It enjoys a particularly fine view over the lake to the rear.

The remainder of the rear garden is laid principally to lawn with a mature cherry tree and apple tree to one corner and a paved terrace immediately to the rear of the house.


Mains Electricity, Water, Drainage and Gas are connected to the property.


Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 1PX (Tel: 01285 623000)


Band F - Rate payable 2020/2021 £2,638.91


The purchase will include the acquisition of a 1 / 20th share of Dikler Gorse Lake Management Ltd, owner of the adjoining lake, providing the purchaser with access to the lake in conjunction with the other owners. Further details available upon request.


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High Street, Bourton-on-the-Water, GL54 2AP

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