High Street, Blockley, Gloucestershire. GL56 9HH

£950,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Every once in a while, a property comes onto the market with its own special magic and Box Cottage is a perfect example. Forming part of the history and also the street scene of the fashionable Dovedale end of the High Street, close to woodland walks, this discreetly positioned four bedroomed, three storey, country retreat has been beautifully stylised and enhanced by the present owners and should be viewed first hand to be fully appreciated.

Walking through each room in the property is like turning the pages of Homes and Gardens magazine with the accommodation flowing perfectly from the side hallway, cosy living room with an inglenook fireplace, dining room with stone staircase to the first floor, beautifully fitted bespoke breakfast kitchen and a recently added garden room to the rear.

The accommodation is enhanced with many exposed beams and stone mullioned windows with built in window seats and limestone flooring to the whole of the ground floor with under floor heating. There are antique style fireplaces to two of the four double bedrooms and the master bedroom suite is completely enclosed with superb views from the large window seat and not only has its own four piece bathroom with a French style cabinet, but also an en suite dressing room with a full bank of wardrobes and cupboards. On the second floor, there is a spacious central landing, two further double bedrooms, shower room and three dormer windows taking full advantage of the superb views.

The property is located in the quieter end of the Dovedale end of the village within earshot of the gently cascading Blockley Brook only a few hundred yards from excellent walks in the Dovedale and Batsford woods. The village is serviced by two public houses, church, primary school and a small supermarket and tearooms which occasionally doubles as a restaurant in the evenings, which has now become the village hub.

Blockley is located mid way between the cosmopolitan Cotswold cafe society of Chipping Campden and the more traditional market town of Moreton in Marsh, where there also rail links to London Paddington.

Entrance Hall (11' 02" x 5' 09" or 3.40m x 1.75m)

Limestone Cotswold flooring, exposed beams to the ceiling, pointed stone wall, solid oak panel front door and glazed panel rear door leading to garden. Steps to hatch into master bedroom/dressing room above

Living Room (15' 06" x 15' 0" or 4.72m x 4.57m)

Built in window seat to the front. Exposed beams to the ceiling and superb inglenook fireplace with canopied high calibre wood burning stove with glazed front windows. Two steps down to dining room.

Dining Room (17' 01" x 14' 09" or 5.21m x 4.50m)

Limestone flooring with underfloor heating, three exposed stone walls and substantial stone staircase with elm treads and circular newel post leading to first floor. Double french doors opening onto oak framed garden room.

Garden room (24' 03" x 10' 05" or 7.39m x 3.18m)

Limestone flooring with electric underfloor heating. Nine foot high ceiling and all of oak frame construction with stable style door to the south and double french doors to the north both leading onto small patios and subsequently into the garden. The room faces due south east and has a particularly well screened outlook with a private garden.

Kitchen (18' 02" x 12' 07" or 5.54m x 3.84m)

Stable style back door to rear garden. Kitchen fitted on three sides including peninsula breakfast bar unit with granite worktops, integrated worktop power point and all bespoke handmade oak units with integrated fridge, integrated waste disposal , three conventional cupboards and integrated dishwasher. Inset one and a half stainless steel Franke sink unit with mixer tap and integrated drainer to one side. Four oven electric aga with hotplate and double rings and external inducted cooker hood above. Corner breakfast area also handbuilt with shelves, cupboard above. Beamed ceiling and spotlights.

Utiity Room (8' 06" x 4' 09" or 2.59m x 1.45m)

Granite worktop with integrated wine fridge below and three tier pan drawer. Two granite worktops with space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, integrated sink and two wall mounted cupboards. Space for fridge/freezer.

Ground Floor Cloak Room

With two piece suite in white, wall mounted wash hand basin with mirror above, low flush wc, matching floor to the utility room.

First Floor Landing Area

Galleried style landing with mahogany bannister and wrought iron ballustrade. Mullioned window to the front and easy staircase (also with elm treads) rising to first floor.

Master Bedroom (17' 03" x 12' 05" or 5.26m x 3.78m)

Entrance through small corridor with door to en-suite bathroom/wc. Windows to both front and rear with rear mullioned window and having exceptional views over countryside, substantial built in window seat with radiator below.

En Suite Bathroom/WC (9' 06" x 8' 04" or 2.90m x 2.54m)

With four piece suite in white with panelled bath with hand held shower spray and mosaic tiled surround, low flush wc and retro French style double cabinet with his and hers inset sink units, ladder style heated towel rail and radiator and ceramic tiled floor with electric underfloor heating.

En Suite Dressing Room

With two double and one single built in wardrobes with five high level cupboards, concealed single radiator below window seat.

Family Shower Room

With contemporary Karndene flooring, walk in shower cubicle with rain showerhead, low flush wc, wash hand basin set into marble surround with cupboards and drawers below. Built in marble window seat, mullioned window with open outlook, chrome heated towel rail and radiator and airing cupboard with large pressurised hotwater system.

Bedroom 2 (11' 02" x 16' 03" or 3.40m x 4.95m)

Cast iron fireplace in victorian style with living flame gas fire (currently disconnected) and ornate timber surround. Concealed double radiator. Windows to both front and rear, two double fitted wardrobes with glazed doors, outlook over gardens and countryside.

Second Floor

Approached via winding staircase from first floor with arched display area and stone trimmed corner pedestal to landing area.

Landing Area (16' 08" x 6' 08" or 5.08m x 2.03m)

With dormer window with probably the finest view in the house over surrounding gardens and countryside. Access to eaves storage areas. Concealed single radiator.

Central Bathroom/W.C. (10' 02" x 4' 01" or 3.10m x 1.24m)

Dormer window with outlook along the High Street. Three piece suite in white with contoured panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and low flush wc. Heated towel rail and radiator, built in extractor.

Bedroom 3 (9' 05" x 11' 07" or 2.87m x 3.53m)

Dormer window with outlook over gardens and countryside. High apex ceiling, double radiator and access to store room.

Store Room (11' 00" x 6' 00" or 3.35m x 1.83m)

With hand built storage cupboards to one wall into the eaves. Two built in wardrobes and skylight window.

Bedroom 4/Study (14' 06" x 11' 05" or 4.42m x 3.48m)

Dormer windows to both front and rear and southerly facing gable window. Victorian cast iron fireplace with timber surround, slate hearth set into original chimney breast. Two concealed double radiators, built in book shelves and views along the High Street towards Dovedale Woods. Excellent views at the rear over countryside. Apex ceiling.

Front Garden (35' 00" x 15' 00" or 10.67m x 4.57m)

Lower level pathway and terrace, high level planted rockery and boundary stone wall with wrought iron railings and steps descending to Blockley High Street with integrated lighting. Integrated garden store within the property, housing gas fired central heating boiler and range of built in shelves with quarry tiled floor. This store is located beneath the staircase.

Rear Garden (40' 00" x 50' 00" or 12.19m x 15.24m)

With twin elevated seating areas adjacent to the garden room and a separate sun terrace, space for a large dining table and perfect for al fresco dining. Lower level privately screened lawned area with mature beech hedge surround and separate fish pond with water feature, pleasantly planted area with pathway and garden gate leading to Donkey Lane.

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 the Hill, after which turn right signposted Blockley 1/5 miles. When dropping down into the village, continue through a series of bends and at the following crossroads, adjacent to the village green turn left, stop at the T-junction and turn left, continuing past the village shop and into the High Street. Continue past the Crown Hotel on the right hand side, past Brook Lane on the left hand side and this property is located just after Days Lane, also on the left hand side.

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Holmans Estate Agent

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