Dovedale, Blockley, Gloucestershire. GL56 9HF

£775,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
One of the brightest jewels in Blockley's crown of country homes and positioned in an idyllic location, overlooking around 0.25 acre of beautiful, sun-trapped gardens at the fashionable Dovedale end of Blockley High Street in one of the most iconic North Cotswold villages, this detached, two storey, three / four bedroomed village retreat is strongly recommended for inspection by those looking for either a main or a second home and early inspection is strongly advised.

The property is approached from a discreet pathway from the High Street when, on a sunny day, one can only be awe-inspired by the welcoming view of the countryside, Blockley Brook, and the sumptuous gardens from which the property takes its name. Originally built in the early 19th Century, the property has been tastefully and sympathetically extended between 2002 and 2006 by the present owners to whom the property pays the highest compliment.

Total refurbishment of the cottage has included good use of natural oak doors, staircases, skirtings, architraves and window frames with leaded paned, double glazed, Crittall windows, most of which enjoy engaging views over the surrounding gardens.

The property has a truly cottage-style kitchen with a dining area at one end into a bay window being seduced by the views. The through living room has a homely real fire and both this room and the kitchen have double French doors leading onto the garden creating a different dimension to the property in the summertime. The adaptable accommodation also allows for a ground floor bedroom with its own en suite bathroom in addition to three further bedrooms on the first floor together with a separate dressing room and bathroom.

From its conception in Dovedale Woods, Blockley Brook intrudes through the lower part of the garden, creating an ornamental pond at which point a seating area has been created to take full advantage of the afternoon sun. There is a wide range of beautiful walks to be enjoyed through Dovedale and Batsford Woods and the surrounding hills, returning to the cottage with no car being needed. There is, however, a small garage on the High Street for off-street parking.

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 is a railway station with links to Oxford and London Paddington. The village has two public houses, its own primary school and its own mini market shop and cafe/restaurant, creating a new village hub.

Entrance Hall (13' 01" x 13' 01" or 3.99m x 3.99m)

Easy staircase rising to first floor with oak banister and balustrade, double radiator, solid oak stable-style front door. Wall-mounted meter cupboard with two separate circuits. Particularly attractive arched window with outlook over rear wall. Oak, arched, glazed door to kitchen.

Cloakroom/WC

Two-piece suite in white, wall-mounted wash hand basin, low-flush WC, single radiator, built-in broom cupboard. Shelved larder cupboard to one side with remote light.

Diner Kitchen (18' 03" x 9' 07" or 5.56m x 2.92m)

Solid oak floor, marble-style laminate worktops fitted to two sides with slot-in four-ring gas stove with built-in electric circatherm oven below and cooker hood above. Eleven hand-painted base cupboards, seven matching wall-mounted cupboards, four with glazed cabinet display fronts. Particularly attractive southerly aspect over gardens from timber mullioned window. Two single radiators. Dining area with small-paned windows to two sides, picture window with southerly aspect over gardens and countryside to the rear from double French doors.

Living Room (22' 03" x 15' 02" or 6.78m x 4.62m)

Rear area with elevated hearth for real fire with inglenook-style windows to each side, inset bull's eye spots to the ceiling and exposed antique beams. Three double radiators, double French doors with windows to each side with southerly aspect over rear garden. Built-in display area with concealed lighting and double cupboard below.

Utility Room (4' 06" x 6' 05" or 1.37m x 1.96m)

Four pine wood wall cabinets, space and plumbing for both automatic washer and tumble dryer, built-in shelved cabinet, access to small loft space.

Ground Floor Bedroom (14' 04" x 10' 07" or 4.37m x 3.23m)

9ft 8in high sloping ceiling with exposed antique beams, windows on two sides with southerly and easterly aspected windows, double radiator, antique door leading to en suite bathroom/WC.

Ground Floor En Suite

Three-piece suite in white with Heritage wall-mounted wash hand basin, low-flush WC and panel bath with mosaic tile surround and wall-mounted thermostatic shower with glazed side screen. Single radiator, shaving mirror with light above, shaver point to one side.

Landing Area

Engineered oak doors, skirtings and architraves, double built-in tall hanging wardrobe with shelving above. Elevated Velux window over stairwell.

Bedroom 4 (10' 01" x 6' 05" or 3.07m x 1.96m)

Westerly aspected window with outlook over gardens, room currently used as a study with built-in single wardrobe, single radiator. Back-to-back window for optimum light exposure to stairwell. Telephone point.

Rear Bedroom 2 (11' 04" x 9' 01" or 3.45m x 2.77m)

Dual aspected room with dormer window offering some of the best views from the house over gardens, Blockley brook and surrounding countryside. Southerly aspected window with outlook over gardens. Single radiator, large built-in window seat with lift-up oak seat for storage below. Telephone point, exposed ceiling beam.

Master Bedroom (14' 0" x 13' 09" or 4.27m x 4.19m)

Built-in window seats and windows to two sections with easterly and southerly aspects with outlook over gardens, Blockley brook and surrounding countryside. Single radiator, archways forming entrance to room and en suite dressing room. Access to loft space.

En-Suite Dressing Room (7' 10" x 6' 0"Max Max or 2.39m x 1.83m Max)

Single radiator, open rails and built-in shelf storage.

En Suite Bathroom/WC (7' 05" x 9' 05" or 2.26m x 2.87m)

Three-piece suite in white with Heritage pedestal wash hand basin, low-flush WC and Heritage panel bath with mosaic tile surround and twin glazed shower screens with thermostatic shower. Access to loft space, built-in extractor, two inset spotlights and easterly aspected window. Built-in airing cupboard with pine louvred doors, shelved storage space and Worcester combination boiler for instantaneous hot water and gas-fired central heating.

Outside

The grounds extend to almost 0.25 acre. The rear garden extends on two levels with patios immediately adjacent to the property, rockery garden and steps ascending with hand rail to the High Street. The rear garden is mainly lawned with large central flowerbeds, substantial apple tree, central pergola, central staddlestones with steps down to lower level lawn, ornamental pond adjacent to Blockley brook with a perfect seating area above. Wrought iron gated access to Brook Lane with attractive walks around the village. There is a separate garden store within the garden with compost area to one side. To the rear of the property there is a pathway offering access around the property.

Summer House (13' 03" x 7' 01" or 4.04m x 2.16m)

Currently used as office space and additional bedroom. Covered veranda to the front with outside lighting, double doors leading to chalet area. Electric heater, telephone point, power installed.

Garden Shed (11' 05" x 9' 06" or 3.48m x 2.90m)

Timber panel construction with some insulation and power and light installed. Double entrance door.

Garage (14' 02" x 8' 01" or 4.32m x 2.46m)

Power and light installed, double timber doors leading directly onto pavement and High Street.

Directions

From our Moreton-in-Marsh office, turn left and at the second mini round-about turn right along 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 to a cross roads adjacent to the village green. Turn left with the village green on the left hand side to a T-junction, turning left past Blockley village shop and into the High Street. Pass the Crown Hotel on the right hand side, pass Chapel Lane on the right hand side and this cottage is located approximately 50 yards after Brook Lane on the left hand side. Garden Cottage is painted on the old wall amongst the ivy, to the right of the steps just after the garage. Please park on the road and walk down the steps to the cottage.

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Holmans Estate Agent

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