Summary of Features
Delightful black and white Grade II Listed cottage (1,233 sq ft)
3 double bedrooms and family bathroom
Sitting room with inglenook, kitchen and downstairs shower/WC
Mature garden and ample vehicle parking
Pasture paddock and further orchard paddock
Useful agricultural outbuilding
1.54 Acres in total, of which 1.15 Acres are paddock and orchard.
Mileages: Gloucester 4½ miles, Hartpury & Newnham-on-Severn 7 miles, Cheltenham 12 miles, Tewkesbury 15 miles, Ledbury 17 miles, Malvern 23 miles, Chepstow 25 miles & Hereford 31 miles
Road: M5 (Jct 11A, Gloucester) & M50 (Jct 3) 13 miles.
Railway: Gloucester, Cheltenham
Airport: Bristol (43 miles), Birmingham (65 miles)
The rural village of Minsterworth is located on the western side of the River Severn and conveniently close to the City of Gloucester, easily accessed on the A48/A40. It is reported that the village was once owned by the rebellious Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester in the 13oos. The village is well-situated and has excellent commuter links, yet enjoys a joyful pastoral appeal.
November Cottage is a gem of a property and remains wonderfully unspoilt internally, with an array of original features throughout. The property would benefit from some sympathetic modernising (subject to the necessary consents).
The cosy sitting room with wooden floorboards has a wood burner inset within the original inglenook fireplace, which houses an old bread oven and the authentic mantelpiece, with a flagstone hearth.
The quaint kitchen/breakfast room with fitted wooden cupboards, freestanding painted sideboard, Aga and integrated cooker is perfectly serviceable, but would again benefit from updating.
A rear entrance hallway provides a useful space for coats and boots and leads to a shower room and WC.
There are two, good-sized double bedrooms to the first floor, along with a family bathroom. Stairs lead to a second floor landing and to a third double bedroom. A store room has scope to create a shower facility.
This cottage brims with character and charm and with a modicum of investment could easily match many peoples aspirations for a country smallholding.
The property is approached off a small lane leading to ample off road parking; with scope to erect a garage if needed (subject to the usual consents).
Well-maintained lawned gardens surround the property, which is bordered by mature hedges and there is plenty of scope for keen gardeners.
A brick outbuilding next to the property provides useful garden storage. There is an additional detached agricultural-style outbuilding next to the paddock which has previously housed sheep.
The paddock is adjacent to the garden and the orchard paddock is situated directly opposite the cottage, across the lane. The orchard has mature fruiting apple and Perry pear trees.
Mains water, electricity & gas (central heating). Private drainage (septic tank).
Standard broadband is available and connected. Fibre is laid to the edge of the garden, ready for connection.
Band D (£1,705.07; 2019/20).
Tewkesbury Borough Council: 01684 295010.
This property is Grade II Listed.
Exempt (due to Listed status).
Please note that some of the ceilings and beams are quite low, notably in the kitchen and doorways to the sitting room and main bedroom.
The property has a holding number, CPU 14/121/0107.
Primary: Minsterworth C of E. Further information is available at: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk
Secondary: Gloucester. Further information is available at: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk
Independent: Gloucester, Cheltenham & Malvern have some outstanding independent schools. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk
The popular village of Minsterworth has a thriving local community with a good range of amenities, including a Church, a primary school, village hall hosting a variety of clubs and events, a pub, butcher and the Severn & Wye Smokery with café and restaurant. This is also a popular location for viewing the renowned Severn Bore. A local community magazine The Villager is a useful source of information for news and events being held in the locality. Gloucester is close by and provides an excellent range of facilities for everyday living.
The surrounding area offers a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities, with the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley within easy access. Further activities and cultural amenities, including theatres, cinema's, restaurants, sports centres; including Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre, are only a short drive away at Gloucester and Cheltenham.
Dating from c. 1600s, this cottage was historically owned by Mary Louise Conan Doyle, the eldest daughter of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his first wife.
From Gloucester: From the Over Causeway (A417/A40) roundabout, head west on the A40 for 1.5 miles. At the next roundabout, take first left onto the A48 towards Chepstow, continue for 1.2 miles. After passing Watery Lane and the former Apple Tree Inn, take the next left turning into Pound Lane, continue for ¼ mile and this property will be found on your left hand side, just before Watery Lane.
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