London Road, Gloucester, GL1

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
Detached 4 bedroom late Georgian/early Victorian period property in need of modernisation with garages totally 3,200 sq.ft. and a large walled rear garden with potential development opportunity (STP)


This period detached house occupies a slightly elevated position at the junction of Cheltenham Road and London Road.

The property is about half a mile from the centre of Gloucester city and has good rail and bus links.

The house itself dates from the late Georgian/early Victorian period with rendered elevations beneath a tiled roof. It is heated by a gas-fired system and connected to mains water, electricity and drainage. There is some secondary double glazing and three modern double-glazed sash windows.

The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with established trees, borders and rockery. There is a very large attractive rear walled garden with lawn, borders and driveway. The plot has development potential, subject to planning.

On the ground floor there is a sitting room, large lounge, dining room, kitchen, and studio.

On the first floor there are four bedrooms and a main bathroom

Attached to the property is a single garage. At the rear of the plot there are two modern brick-built garages adjacent to rear access from Royal Lane.

There are cellars beneath the main living space.

The rear garden is accessed by double vehicular gates and a door onto Royal Lane.

Please see floor plans for dimensions.


Viewings are strictly by appointment, please contact our Land department on 01285 646770 to book your appointment.


136 London Road is a period detached house occupying a slightly elevated position at the busy junction of Cheltenham Road and London Road, which are controlled by traffic lights, close to the centre of Gloucester, opposite St Catharine's Church.

The property is about half a mile from the amenities of the City centre and is walking distance from the Cathedral and historic docks. Gloucester has excellent transport links including a mainline Railway Station and good access to the M5 Motorway.

There is narrow single track vehicular access to the rear via Royal Lane which we understand has been adopted by the Highways Department.

The building is not listed. However, the adjacent properties (no.138 to the east and Wotton House to the rear) are listed. The site falls within the St Margaret's Chapel Eastwards character area of the London Road Conservation Area and is identified as a positive building within this.


The property is to be sold with freehold title and full vacant possession. There are no leases.

We have not been advised that the site is affected by any onerous covenants or restrictions, which may affect title or future uses.

We understand that all mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are connected.


Gloucester City Council

01452 396 396


Interested parties should make their own enquiries with the Local Planning Authority.

In our view the principle of residential development would seem acceptable particularly given the sustainable nature of the site.

As the site as a whole is relatively large, it would seem feasible to achieve development in the rear garden whilst still providing a sufficient amount of outdoor amenity space for both the existing and any new dwelling(s). It would also be recommended to retain some form of off-road parking for the existing dwelling.

The open character and urban grain of the area has been altered by the garden land development that has taken place at the adjacent property. Any new development on this site should not therefore be considered to be at odds with the existing character of the area. Given the heritage constraints of the site, any proposal will need to be of a good quality design which respects the character and setting of the conservation area as well as the nearby listed buildings. Any structure would need to be subservient in scale to the main dwelling and a form of coach house / mews style building would seem appropriate for this back lane setting.

There would not seem to be any significant impact on neighbouring properties in terms of loss of light, loss of privacy or overbearing. Consideration would need to be given to the location of any windows above ground floor level to ensure that neighbouring properties were not overlooked.

Planning was obtained by the adjacent property for the erection of one block of three 2 bedroom terraced dwellings and one detached 3 bedroom Coach House incorporating an archway for access from Royal Lane and parking facilities.

Decision Issued date was 27th October 2004, reference 04/00866/FUL


The property is offered for sale by private treaty.

01285 238859

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