- Stunning, four double bedroom, Grade II listed thatched cottage
- Having undergone a programme of modernisation, the home is ready to move into and enjoy
- Modern features in the kitchen and bathrooms complement the period of the property with ease
- Wonderfully appointed kitchen/breakfast room, complete with electric AGA
- Wonderful, mature gardens, full of colour surround the property
- Located within a desirable village location overlooking open countryside to both the front and rear
- Full of character throughout to include exposed beams and open fireplaces
- Three reception rooms include; living room, family room and garden room
- Detached double garage with adjoining building comprising ground and upper floors
- Benefiting from super fast broadband, gas central heating and secondary double glazing
Welcome to Rose Cottage, a Grade II listed four double bedroom thatched cottage, believed to date back to the 16th century, located within a desirable Gloucestershire enjoying open countryside views to both front and rear outlooks. Despite being a thatched cottage, the home is very eco friendly as it benefits gas central heating, secondary double glazing and solar panels whilst an additional benefit and one that every family home now seeks is superfast broadband.
The village of Oxenton is located north of Cheltenham and neighbours the larger villages of Gotherington and Bishops Cleeve. Gotherington enjoys village amenities to include a primary school, village shop and post office as well as a village pub, The Shutters Inn whilst Bishops Cleeve further benefits from a secondary school, supermarkets and a doctor's surgery.
Returning to the property, the current owners have recently undertaken a programme of updating the home and so now present a home that is warm, welcoming and spacious whilst being full of period charm yet combining modern contemporary touches with ease.
The accommodation is arranged over two levels and put simply; the layout of the home just works as you flow between the rooms. There is a welcoming entrance hall with a staircase that leads you to the upper levels whilst remaining downstairs, a stripped pine, stained glass door leads into the main reception room – the living room.
The room is full of the period charm one would expect from a cottage that dates back hundreds of years with the focal point to the room being the large inglenook fireplace with a traditional log burning fireplace inset.
Leaving this room and continuing along the hallway brings you to the second of the three reception rooms, which we have labelled as the family room although equally the room works well as the formal dining room. Perfect for keeping the kids' toys in one place, the room is light and spacious and bi folding doors at the head of the room lead to the garden room, which of course enjoys a wonderful overview of the side and rear garden.
There are three more rooms that complete the ground floor; the utility room, the downstairs shower room which has undergone recent replacement and is now a room that is fresh and modern yet finished to be in keeping with the period of the property.
The final room and one that we are sure will form the hub of the home is the recently completed kitchen/breakfast room. Offering an array of bespoke fitted cabinets, the focal point to the room is the electric AGA range cooker with induction hob, which is clearly a must have for a property of this type and in this location. Completing and complementing the room is granite work surfaces and a tiled floor with underfloor warming throughout.
Moving upstairs, via the main stairwell leads to three of the four double bedrooms. All the rooms are of a lovely size with all enjoying views over the open aspects the property enjoys whilst all benefit from some form of fitted storage.
Completing this section of the home is the newly installed four piece family bathroom which like the downstairs shower room is finished to a style that is in keeping with the period and offers a roll top bath and walk in shower.
Off the utility room is a second stairwell which leads to a separate section of the upstairs and here is the final double bedroom which benefits from an en suite cloakroom and like the rooms before it, also enjoys an open outlook.
Moving outside, the gardens wrap around three sides of the home and are mature and colourful, offering well stocked flower beds with a montage of shrubs and trees running throughout the garden. Furthermore, there is a vegetable garden, greenhouse and timber sheds.
A pathway leads to the parking area and here there is space to park several vehicles whilst in addition there is a detached double garage, benefiting from light and power. Attached to the garage is a series of internal rooms, which comprises two downstairs rooms, a shower room and a glazed lean-to whilst upstairs there are two further rooms, although with limited head height and so subject to planning, there may be the option to create a home office or even possibly an annex.
In summary, Rose Cottage is what one expects of a traditional cottage yet is so much more and in essence is a home that is ready to enjoy from the very moment one takes ownership.
From the office, proceed out of Cheltenham along the Evesham Road passing Cheltenham Racecourse following the signs for Bishops Cleeve/Evesham. Pass the garden centre on your left and proceed through the traffic lights. At the roundabout, continue to follow the signs for A435/Evesham. Continue along, passing the village of Gotherington. Turn right signposted Oxenton and proceed through the village. Continue up the hill and follow the road as it bears to the right, where the propery can be found on the right hand side of the road.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.