Monday 10 October 2016

Three Glos. cottages to renovate

I was trying to think of a bit of the UK I haven't been to for a while - metaphorically speaking. Then realised I had a whole bunch of properties on my 'to-do' list in somewhere called Gloucestershire. (Sorry, came over all Northern then).
The four-bedroom cottage, above and below, is about half-a-mile outside the village of Lydbrook, on the edge of the Wye Valley.
It comes with an acre-and-a-half of stepped land and woodland (some of it rather precarious-looking) and isn't exactly the prettiest building in the world.

The streetview was a bit offputting too - looks like parking could be at the bottom of that hill:

Having said all that, it's in a quiet, rural location in a pretty area. And (rebuilt) this could be a fabulous room with a view:

On the market through Steve Gooch at £295k. Details here and here.
Rather less remote is this cottage in the village of Hartpury. It's a terrace, and we all know I don't generally 'do' terraced, but I thought there was something quite sweet about this one. Maybe it was this line-up of garden folk awaiting a new owner:

Three bedrooms upstairs but the bathroom - rather "wet room" (yuk) is downstairs.
Also on the market with Steve Gooch, at £265k. Details here and here.
Finally, the property below, just outside Mitcheldean, was originally two cottages. Which may explains the three sitting rooms and myriad lean-tos.

Upstairs are four bedrooms (bathroom is downstairs). It comes with a fair bit of land - gardens, paddocks, orchard, all in a rather better state than the house's rooms:

On the market through Bidmead Cook with a guide price of £200k. Details here and here.