A substantial Cotswold cottage with excellent accommodation situated in the heart of a popular village.
Directions - Upon entering Guiting Power, drive into the village and take the first left, immediately after the Farmers Arms and before the local shop. Continue along Church Lane, towards the church, along the 'no through road' and parking will be seen adjacent to the village hall. Walk back down Church Lane taking the first right along the footpath and take the last pedestrian gate on the left.
3 Church Lane - is a substantial end of terrace Cotswold cottage situated in a tucked away position enjoying a southerly aspect. It was formerly two cottages and constructed of natural Cotswold stone under a natural Cotswold stone tiled roof. It has a pretty front facade with two entrance doors with arch stone lintels with matching casement windows again with arched lintels at ground floor and first floor level. There are two gabled dormer windows set within the roof line.
3 Church Lane was purchased in 2007 and imaginatively extended and renovated by the present owners. A magnificent single storey garden room was added with a deep pitched roof, partly of natural Cotswold slates and double glazing providing a spacious and airy room with an aspect over the front garden and water feature and inner courtyard. A further single storey extension was added to the rear which forms a dining room and leads to a separate boiler room and utility together with a spacious wet room.
The cottage enjoys comfortable accommodation with a well fitted kitchen/breakfast room, dining room and sitting room with wide Cotswold stone inglenook fireplace. On the first floor there is a master bedroom together with a guest bedroom and well fitted bathroom. Stairs lead to the second floor which is currently used as an office with an archway leading to a further bedroom. This could be altered to create two separate bedrooms or a double bedroom with ensuite facilities.
Guiting Power - 3 Church Lane is situated in the heart of Guiting Power, a pretty and unspoilt Cotswold village. It benefits from a number of local facilities including primary school, village hall, parish church, post office and village stores together with a further general store and The Hollow Bottom and The Farmers Arms public houses.
Bourton on the water is 5.5 miles and has a wider range of facilities including a supermarket, convenience store, other local shop together with the well-respected Cotswold Secondary school which has been rated Outstanding by OFSTED 2018, which has an affiliated leisure centre.
Cheltenham is 13 miles and has excellent shopping facilities with most of the nationally known High Street retailers represented. It also has a wide number of hostelries, a multiplex cinema, together with the Everyman Theatre as well as a number of annual festivals including the National Hunt in March and Literature, Music and Cricket festivals. There is a mainline service to London Paddington via Swindon.
Accommodation - Outside light, front door with double glazed panels.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 16'5" x 14'9" (5.00m x 4.50m) - Incorporating the inglenook fireplace fitted with a single oven Rayburn flanked to either side by cupboards, 1½ bowl stainless steel sink unit with mono bloc mixer tap, drainer and a range of drawers and cupboards beneath, dishwasher and fitted Neff slimline double oven and grill, island work surface fitted with a Neff four ring electric hob, integrated refrigerator, casement window with window seat and wine rack below, flagstone floor and stairs leading to the first floor landing. Glazed panelled door to
Dining Room - 12'7" x 7'5" (3.84m x 2.26m) - Open to the apex with double glazed pitched roof, quarry tiled floor, door leading to the rear courtyard and separate pair of double glazed doors leading to the inner courtyard.
Boiler Room - 7'6" x 3'6" (2.29m x 1.07m) - Worcester green star heatslave 25/32 oil fired central heating boiler.
Utility Room - 9'6" x 7'5" (2.90m x 2.26m) - Space and plumbing for washing machine, separate tumble dryer and below work surface fridges and freezers, fitted Belfast sink with monobloc chrome mixer tap. Door to
Wet Room - 7'10" x 7'5" (2.39m x 2.26m) - Large shower cubicle with over-head shower and glazed screen, low level WC, corner wash hand basin with mixer tap, tiled walls and floor, fixed glazed casement window with opening vent above.
From the Kitchen, door to
Sitting Room - 16'8" x 14'9" (5.08m x 4.50m) - Wide inglenook fireplace fitted with a multi fuel stove. Double glazed panelled door leading to the garden and terrace to one side and separate double glazed panelled door leading to the inner courtyard. Door to
Garden Room - 13'10" x 9'1" (4.22m x 2.77m) - Open to the apex, double glazed casements and pitched roof creating a delightful airy and light room. Doors at either end giving access to the inner courtyard, to one side, and the garden to the other.
From the kitchen, stairs with painted newel post and hand rail lead to the first floor landing.
Bedroom 1 - 14'9" x 14'8" (4.50m x 4.47m) - Incorporating the chimney breast with built in shelving to one side.
Bedroom 2 - 12'4" x 8' (3.76m x 2.44m) - Range of full length built in wardrobe cupboards.
Bathroom - 11'6" x 6'9" (3.51m x 2.06m) - Bath with chrome mixer tap with separate shower attachment. Glazed shower screen. Bidet with mixer tap, low level WC, wide wash hand basin with mixer tap with mirror above, part tiled walls, stripped timber floor.
From the landing, stairs with rope handrail lead to the second floor comprising:
Study/Bedroom - 16'7" x 15'4" (5.05m x 4.67m) - Into eaves and incorporating the stairs with sloping ceilings and exposed timber A-frame and purlins and open to the apex, dormer window and fitted book shelving. Archway to
Bedroom 3 - 15'4" x 14'10" (4.67m x 4.52m) - Into eaves with exposed timber A-frame and purlins and incorporating built in furniture comprising cupboards, drawers and shelving, dormer window, access to roof space.
Outside - A path adjacent to the Village Hall and Primary School leads to a gate which continues to the front garden. Timber bin and storage areas, raised herb beds together with lawned area, surrounded by a mature Beech hedge and post and rail fencing. An attractive water feature has been incorporated into the path. Steps lead to a small terrace and onto a further terrace set in front of the property. The garden is mainly laid to lawn and surrounded by deep shrub and herbaceous borders with a Cotswold stone wall.
Alternatively, a gravelled path leads past the rear of numbers 1 and 2 Church Lane, to a gate with paved terraced area giving access to the back door and dining room. Inner courtyard approached from the dining room or alternatively from the sitting room or garden room. It is mainly paved with a water feature and silver birch and fencing sub dividing an area concealing the oil tank and a garden shed.
Local Authority - Cotswold District Council, Cirencester. Tel: .
Council Tax - Band E. Amount payable for 2019/2020 £2,072.27.
Services - Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected to the property. Oil fired central heating. Please Note that we have not tested any equipment, appliances or services in this property. Prospective purchasers are advised to commission appropriate investigations prior to formulating their offer to purchase.
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