Norn House, 10 Nags Head Lane, Avening, Tetbury

£875,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
An elegant Grade II listed, detached four-bedroom Cotswold stone property set in a tranquil hamlet close to Avening in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Period Property

Accommodation Over Three Floors

Two Reception Rooms

Kitchen With Aga

Four/Five Bedrooms Including Master En Suite

Off Road Parking And Garage

Village Location

A detached Cotswold stone property with its origins dating back to the 18th Century and retaining many of the original period features including timber sash windows, panel doors, shutters, exposed beams and detailed stone brackets.

The property is entered through a centrally located panel timber door under a stone canopy into the entrance hallway from which there is access to all the ground floor rooms and a staircase leading to the first-floor accommodation. To one side of the entrance hallway is the dual aspect drawing room featuring a stone fireplace to one end and French doors out to the terrace at the other. The drawing room runs the full length of the property and enjoys views of the garden and the open countryside. To the other side of the entrance hallway is the formal dining room – a pleasant and light room with a canted bay window.

A further door off the hallway leads through to the kitchen with a range of bespoke wall and base cabinets under a granite counter top, cleverly designed to fit the nooks and crannies of this period room. Integrated appliances include a two oven Aga, Neff electric oven with hob above, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. There is plenty of room for a table and chairs for informal dining and a tall window with a window seat overlooking the garden which floods the room with light. The tiled flooring continues into the rear porch where there is space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. A further door off the kitchen gives access to the drawing room.

External steps at the rear of the property lead down to the 'L' shaped vaulted cellar with power and light. This is ideal for extra storage, or subject to the necessary permission could be converted to form additional accommodation.

At first floor level there is an impressive master suite, a spacious room with bespoke fitted wardrobes, dressing table and a tallboy. The room is dual aspect, with a canted bay window creating a cosy area. The master bedroom is served by an en suite comprising of a bath with overhead shower, low level WC, bidet and twin-legged console basin. A feature of this room is the arched double window with plantation shutters. Across the landing is a further bedroom and a family bathroom comprising a bath, separate shower cubicle, low level WC, bidet and pedestal wash basin.

A second flight of stairs leads to the attic accommodation where there are two good sized bedrooms. There is a further room off one of these bedrooms used as a hobby room/occasional bedroom. The ceiling height has been raised in this room to expose the original beams.

The front garden is enclosed by a stone wall with a pedestrian gate centrally located from which a path leads to the front door. A mature hedge provides privacy to the left-hand section and side gravel drive with parking for several vehicles. A separate courtyard with external garden tap to the other side of the property provides further parking for vehicles and is accessed via timber gates leading to a stone-built garage with power and light. The garage benefits from a high ridge line and eaves to provide first-floor level for storage. There is lapsed permission to convert this building into accommodation. To the rear of the house, by the French doors, is a terrace surrounded by a low wall providing the perfect spot for al fresco dining. Stone steps lead down to the private garden area, which is mainly laid to lawn with a selection of mature shrubs, hedging and trees. Of particular note is the outstanding Wisteria scaling the gable end of the garage by which is located a terrace. There is a gate from the garden leading directly to the adjacent bridleway.

Avening is a charming village in the Cotswolds and served by a well-regarded primary school, village hall and two public houses. There are many walks and bridleways in the area and Gatcombe Park is located by the village. The market towns of Tetbury, Nailsworth and Stroud are close by for all your shopping needs and secondary schools. There is also a good selection of independent schools such as Westonbirt and Beaudesert Schools. Leisure activities in the area includes the 18-hole Minchinhampton Golf Course and Westonbirt Arboretum. The M4 and M5 motorways are within easy reach with good connections to Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff and London. Mainline train stations can be found at Kemble, Stroud, Bristol and Chippenham, with direct services to London Paddington.

Situation

Nags Head is a small hamlet located to the East of the main village of Avening, a charming village in the Cotswolds AONB and served by a well-regarded primary school, village hall, The Bell and Queen Matilda public houses. There are many walks and bridleways in the area and Gatcombe Park is located by the village. The market towns of Tetbury, Nailsworth and Stroud are close by for all your daily shopping needs and secondary schools. There is also a good selection of independent schools in the area, such as Westonbirt and Beaudesert Schools. Leisure activities in the area includes the 18-hole Minchinhampton Golf Course and Westonbirt Arboretum. The M4 and M5 motorways are within easy reach for travel throughout the UK with good connections to Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff and London. Mainline train stations can be found at Kemble, Stroud, Bristol and Chippenham, all with direct services to London Paddington.

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