High Street, Blockley, Gloucestershire. GL56 9EX

£399,950

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Positioned to enjoy outstanding views towards distant countryside and forming an integral part of the street scene of this charismatic Cotswold village with an elevated parapet walkway to the front, this inner terraced, grade II listed, three storey, three bedroomed Georgian village residence is full of the innate character and charm of the period and should be viewed internally to be fully appreciated.

The property has what is believed to be original flagstone floored living room with a large stone fireplace and a homely wood burning stove and exposed beams to the ceiling. There is a kitchen extension to the rear, fitted with modern units and some integrated appliances.

At first floor level, there are two medium sized bedrooms, both with window seats and stone mullions and some breathtaking views in an easterly direction of the surrounding countryside.

The master bedroom suite takes up the whole of the second floor with exposed roof timbers and purlins and an en-suite shower room. The views however become more appealing with each floor and this room has its own dormer window and the best views in the house.

Externally the property becomes even more intriguing with a vaulted cellar built into the bank which over a hundred years ago, would probably have been where beer was either brewed or stored to service the local community. Steep steps to side ascend to two separate terraces perfect for al fresco dining and beyond which there is a parking bay linked to the four adjacent properties in Bankside which has gated access onto Bell Bank.

The property now requires some updating and is therefore perfect for those looking for a character home to develop to their own requirements in the centre of one of the most popular North Cotswold villages in the whole of the Cotswolds. Blockley has two public houses, a hotel, village shop and tearooms (which has now become the hub of the village), a primary school and a wide range of activities to become as involved or uninvolved as the mood takes. The village is located mid way between the Cotswold cafe society of Chipping Campden and the more traditional market town of Moreton in Marsh where there are rail links to London Paddington.

Living Room (21' 01" x 14' 11" or 6.43m x 4.55m)

With original stone flagged floor, cast iron woodburning stove set into elevated hearth and inglenook style fireplace. Small paned window with excellent views along School Lane towards the distant countryside. Nine feet high beamed and battoned ceiling, double radiator, gas and electric meter cupboard, built in understairs storage cupboard. Staircase rising to first floor.

Rear Kitchen (10' 11" x 8' 10" or 3.33m x 2.69m)

With quarry tiled floor, laminate worktops fitted to three sides with inset circular stainless steel sink unit with single drainer and mixer tap. Integrated Candy dishwasher, split level Zanussi gas hob with built in electric circatherm oven below. Three separate base cupboards, four drawer units, built in shelves, three matching wall mounted cupboards, pull out cooker hood over hob. Access to rear courtyard.

First Floor Landing Area

With built in wardrobe and cupboard above. Gallery style landing with battoned ballustrade, built in understairs store.

Famliy Bathroom

Three piece suite, with panel bath, pedestal wash hand basin and low flush WC.

Front Bedroom 2 (10' 0" x 8' 08" or 3.05m x 2.64m)

Built in window seat, mullioned window and superb outlook over the rooftops towards distant countryside. Single radiator, built in single wardrobe

Front Bedroom 3 (7' 10" x 10' 04" or 2.39m x 3.15m)

Mullioned window with superb views, built in window seat and single radiator.

Second Floor Master Bedroom (12' 11" x 14' 09" or 3.94m x 4.50m)

With exposed roof timbers and purlins, easterly aspected dormer window with superb views over countryside. Two double radiators, two built in cupboards with eaves storage. Westerly facing velux window. Access to loft area and walk-in wardrobe.

En Suite Shower Room/WC

With three piece suite in white, low flush wc, pedestal wash hand basin and shower cubicle with Mira Jump wall mounted electric shower. Double glazed velux swing window and built in airing cupboard with foam lagged cylinder and immersion heater.

Outside Courtyard Area (14' 10" x 15' 00" or 4.52m x 4.57m)

With high retaining stone wall to one side, steeply rising staircase, concrete staircase leading to garden.

Cellar (18' 07" x 20' 05" or 5.66m x 6.22m)

With stable style door.

Rear Garden (15' 10" x 10' 09" or 4.83m x 3.28m)

Formed in two sections, courtyard and seating area. Random stone walled surround and concrete base. Second patio area, slightly higher than the first area with crazy flag base and stone wall surround. Eight further steps up leading to a tarmaced area with off street parking for one vehicle. Beyond the parking area, there is a shared road leading to Bell Bank adjacent to the village hall providing vehicular access for not only this property but the four adjacent properties in Bankside itself.

N.B

Please note this property has some steeply rising staircases and may not be suitable for everyone. There is a flying freehold over the adjacent passageway to the left hand side of the front door, for the top two floors of this property.

Bankside Cottage is a freehold property and has no connection with the leasehold properties or the Bankside Management Company. We are informed however that the land registry list 10% contribution to the maintenance of the road leading to the parking behind the house although this has yet not been invoked.

Directions

From our Moreton in Marsh office, turn left and at the second mini roundabout, turn right onto the A44 towards Broadway continuing through the village of Bourton on Hill after which turn right, signposted Blockly 1 1/5 miles. When dropping down into the village through a series of bends, turn left at the crossroads adjacent to the village green, at the following T-junction turn left passing Blockley shop and cafe on the left hand side and as the road narrows into the High Street. There is then a raised parapet on the right hand side with pedestrian access only and this property is located midway along the terrace looking down School Lane.

Arrange viewing 01608 238083

Holmans Estate Agent

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