- Characterful Detached Cottage
- Two Reception Rooms
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Four Bedrooms
- Family Bathroom
- Gardens Surrounding the Cottage
- South Facing Private Terrace
- Driveway and Single Garage/Workshop
A charming and very characterful detached cottage with generous gardens set along a peaceful, no through lane in the popular village of Avening.
Ansford Cottage is believed to date back to the early 1800’s with more recent additions to make it the more substantial home as it stands today. There are a wealth of character features throughout the accommodation including exposed beams and stonework.
On the ground floor the front door leads directly into the dining room, which sits in the original part of the cottage. There is a fireplace and two windows overlooking the gardens, one with a window seat. Stairs rise to the first floor from the dining room, with a cupboard underneath, as well as doors to the sitting room and kitchen. The sitting room sits within the newest addition to the house, built by the current owners in the 1990’s. The room is triple aspect, including French doors opening out to the rear terrace area, and a feature fireplace plus oak panelling to one side gives the room a friendly, charming feel.
The open plan kitchen/breakfast room has a flagstone floor and a range of solid wood floor cabinets along with a very useful shelved pantry, which also has space and venting for a tumble dryer. There is an integrated ‘self-clean’ oven with a gas hob and space for a fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The dining area sits within a glazed, vaulted space that features substantial oak beams and has direct access to the garden. Adjacent to the kitchen is a recently updated, downstairs cloakroom with a tiled floor, wash hand basin, WC and built-in floor to ceiling storage.
On the first floor there are four well-appointed bedrooms comprising three large doubles and a single. The principle bedroom has a triple aspect with a Juliet balcony, and the second bedroom has built in wardrobes. The family bathroom has a white suite comprising a Jacuzzi bath with overhead shower, wash hand basin set on a vanity unit and low-level WC.
Outside one boundary line of the property borders Woodstock Lane (which is a no through road) and there is a pedestrian gate set within a drystone wall leading to the front of the property. Further along the lane there is access to the driveway, that will park three cars, and a single garage incorporating a workshop, with power and light. The gardens to the front of the property are predominantly laid to lawn with herbaceous borders and mature trees. To the rear of the house is a south facing terrace area which makes the perfect spot for al fresco dining and can be accessed from the kitchen and sitting room making a very sociable space for entertaining. The terrace overlooks an ornamental feature pond with wooden bridge over. There is also a green house and two timber sheds.
The property is understood to have oil fired central heating and connected to mains electric, water and drainage. Council Tax Band E (Cotswold District Council).
EPC – E.
The village of Avening has a strong community feel. There are two pubs; The Bell and The Queen Matilda, a highly regarded primary school and pre-school playgroup, a social club which is the home of the weekly community café and a Norman church, all within easy walking distance. There are a whole host of beautiful walks, cycling and riding opportunities from the village and a golf course on the outskirts of the village. The nearby towns of Nailsworth and Tetbury both have a comprehensive range of facilities. Junctions for the M4 and M5 motorways are within easy reach and railway stations at Stroud (6 miles) and Kemble (10 miles) provide main line services to Gloucester, Swindon and London Paddington.