27 Lower Street, Stroud
Kitchen, Sitting/Dining Room, 2 Bedrooms. Bathroom, Courtyard Garden, Shed. (Flying Freehold)
- LOCATED IN OLD STROUD
- 2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS
- GRADE II LISTED
- PERIOD FEATURES
- COURTYARD STYLE GARDEN
- CLOSE TO TOWN CENTRE
- POTENTIAL TO IMPROVE
- NO ONWARD CHAIN
27 Lower Street is attractive and charming Grade II Listed cottage located in the sought after area of Old Stroud, forming part of the protected 'Conservation Area'. Now in need of updating, this much loved historic home retains many of the charming, historic features you would expect from a property of its age. The opportunities are endless, (subject to the necessary consents), with accommodation arranged over three floors. On the ground floor is a kitchen and a sitting/dining room with magnificent central beam, a circular staircase leads up to a lovely dual aspect bedroom with a quaint window seat. On the second floor, there is a spacious bathroom that may well be described as 'vintage' with its colorful suite and plenty of space for a re-vamp plus a lovely attic style room with its interesting curved walls and exposed beams. Please note that the part of the bathroom area has a flying freehold over the neighbouring property.
The property is approached via a few steps to the front, with a lovely sunny courtyard style garden and shed to the rear. A footpath runs along to the rear of the garden area crossing behind the neighboring houses.
The property is most easily found on foot for an initial inspection. Follow the hill out of Stroud towards the police station. At the first mini roundabout, turn right on to Nelson Street and climb the hill, taking the right hand branch at the top into Castle Street which becomes Lower Street. The property can be found near to the top on the right hand side. Via car: leave Stroud on the London Road and turn left into Field Road, where the entrance to Lower Street can be found opposite the hospital on the left.
Lower Street is located in 'Old Stroud', where the properties comprise a fascinating mixture of medieval cottages juxtaposed with homes from the Georgian and Victorian eras, all flanking a narrow one way street, which sees minimal passing traffic, despite being within a few minutes from the centre of the town. In some ways this striking contrast replicates the nature of Stroud itself. As a centre for the cloth trade which made the Cotswolds so prosperous in the 18th century, Stroud has always had its own identity which continues to this day. It is now a regional centre for the arts, film, drama and music as well as textile design - continuing its rich heritage of creativity. Stroud is strategically located with excellent road and rail links in the vicinity.
On the main line from the Cotswolds up to London (Paddington) scheduled from 95 minutes, it is also little more than 15 minutes off Junction 13 of the M5 and within about 2 hours of London by road. The town has three major supermarkets (Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Tesco) as well as an award winning Farmers Market every Saturday. It is surrounded by lovely countryside offering superb walks and there is an excellent choice of places to eat out locally while Stroud also retains a good selection of independent shops and has both boys and girls grammar schools.
Motorway M5 J13 Stroud - 5 miles, Motorway M4 J15 Swindon - 31 miles, Stroud Railway Station 0.5 mile, Cirencester (central) - 13 miles, Cheltenham (central) - 14 miles, Bristol Airport - 40 miles, Bristol Temple Meads - 32 miles. Distances are approximate.