Stanley Pontlarge, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5HD | Property for sale | Savills
152.27 sq m
Guide price £995,000(€1,134,510)

Stanley PontlargeCheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5HD

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in July 2023
  • Isolated and elevated location
  • 'Off grid' and 4x4 access
  • Just under 2 acres
  • Stylish renovation

A stylish, almost entirely off grid, renovated cottage in a sublime, rural location with privacy and the most outstanding views.

About this property

  • Mount Cottage is a charming Cotswold stone detached cottage, thought to date from around 1840. The current owners have carried out a comprehensive programme of renovation over the last five years or so, including a new central heating system, solar panels, sewerage treatment plant, re-wiring, re-plumbing, new kitchen and bathrooms, new windows and an extension to create a home with a more contemporary feel, but sympathetic to the outstanding setting.

    In addition, the property can be run with almost no utility bills; solar panels providing the majority of the electricity (plus a back up generator), oil fired central heating, a private natural water supply and a private sewerage treatment plant. Unusually, this is combined with fibre optic cable providing fast internet speeds.

    Around the cottage are the pretty gardens with a paved patio area outside the kitchen, plus a productive vegetable garden. There is a top of the range glasshouse and also a detached stone barn, with power and light, used as a workshop and store. The total area extends to 1.89 acres

    In addition, the current owners rent 15 acres of pastureland from a neighbour, with 7 years left to run. It may be possible to transfer this by separate arrangement

    The property has a right of way up a steep unmade up track running through fields, which requires a 4x4 for access. The house itself, with large west facing terrace, sits on a rise, with lovely views and surrounded by fields.

    The accommodation is over two floors, with a sitting room with working fireplace and a modern kitchen/dining room with sliding doors out to a terrace being the central, heart of the house. Also on the ground floor is the family bathroom, a cloakroom, and in a wing off the kitchen, a pantry and ground floor bedroom with en suite. At one end of the house a staircase leads to three bedrooms, and from outside the property, external steps lead up to the office/snug with woodburner. There are different countryside views from every room.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Oh wow, the views, and the lack of neighbours, and did I mention the views? Plus it's a really lovely home. I feel like I'm on holiday every time I visit. The right buyer needs a 4x4, should love the countryside, fresh air and privacy. And the lack of utility bills!

Catherine AndersonProperty agent

Local information

  • Mount Cottage is situated in a lovely peaceful position high up on the hills between Winchcombe and Gotherington (each 3 miles away) in the North Cotswolds, surrounded by open countryside and offering far reaching views. At the foot of the hill lies the small rural hamlet of Stanley Pontlarge with a picturesque Norman Church. The village of Gretton, one mile away, has a popular public house, village hall, Church and primary school. The Saxon wool town of Winchcombe has a range of independent shops and restaurants, also medical and educational facilities. Broadway is 9 miles and Cheltenham 8 miles. M5 (J.9) 8 miles. (Distances approximate).
  • The property enjoys an elevated setting with a right of access via an unmade up track in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A 4x4 is required for access.

Additional information

  • Services: Solar panel electricity with back up generator. Oil fired central heating. Private water and drainage.
  • Local Authority: Tewkesbury Borough Council. Band = C.
  • Directions: On reaching the hamlet of Stanley Pontlarge, pass under the bridge, past the Church and continue straight through the farm yard where the track going up the hill will be seen straight in front of you through a metal gate.
  • EPC Rating: A
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: C