Savills | Compton Abdale, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 4DR | Property for sale
945 sq ft(87.79 sq m)
Guide price £450,000

Compton AbdaleCheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 4DR

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Idyllic Cotswold village
  • Easy access to A40
  • Enchanting detached cottage
  • 2 reception rooms, 2 bedrooms
  • Pretty cottage style garden
  • Private parking

A pretty, detached period cottage set in a highly desirable Cotswold village.

About this property

  • Hillside is a delightful Cotswold stone cottage with a slate pitched roof which is found in the heart of the village. Originally built as two cottages, the property is a rare find being of a size and type that is rarely made available in the current market. However, a buyer will take the opportunity to generally upgrade the accommodation. In doing so a very comfortable and easily managed home will be created.

    Approached through a covered porch, the detached cottage provides for a dining hall with stone fireplace and wood burning stove. Steps lead up to the kitchen which has windows on three sides and is fitted with cupboards and a cast iron, oil fired range. The sitting room is at the opposite end of the cottage and features a full height stone fireplace with a wood burning stove. There is also a glazed door providing access to the garden through a second porch. A staircase rises to a first floor landing off which are two bedrooms, each with wash hand basins and fitted wardrobes. The bathroom is positioned between the two and has a separate shower unit above the bath. The loft is accessed from the kitchen and one of the bedrooms.

    The charm of the cottage is matched by the mature garden which is approached through a picket gate, Enclosed by stone walling, the garden is triangular in shape and made private by a variety of, trees, shrubs and a very established rambling rose. The flagstone terrace and lawn make for sunny sitting out areas which look down towards the summerhouse.. To the rear of the cottage there is a garden shed and private parking for two smaller cars.

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I really enjoy selling properties in Compton Abdale, a gem of of a Cotswold village and yet so accessible, Hillside is also a rare find and a cottage which will make a perfect retreat.

Anthony CoakerProperty agent

Local information

  • Compton Abdale is a tranquil and unspoilt village, located on the old ‘salt way', which ran across the Cotswolds; traditionally the salt was used for curing meat to store in the winter. The village is a conservation area and within an official area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoying glorious views across the surrounding countryside, there are many footpaths and bridleways throughout the area. The parish church, St Oswald's, dates back to the 13th century and features unusual gargoyles. The focal point in the centre of the village is a spring-fed brook which emerges from a "crocodile" head constructed from stone by a local mason in the mid-19th century. This pretty brook flows through the village before eventually joining the River Coln.
  • Northleach is the nearest centre and is an attractive market town, which offers excellent day to day facilities including a highly regarded pub, The Wheatsheaf Inn. There is an active community within the town and arranged around the market place are a number of shops including a wine bar, a post office, a butcher, a chemist and a bakery. The town also benefits from a doctor's surgery, a junior school and nursery, and a magnificent perpendicular style wool church known by some as the cathedral of the Cotswolds.
  • Cheltenham is about 11 miles to the west and offers a wide range of shops, along with theatres and a cinema. The town hosts many popular events including an annual cricket festival, horse racing including the Gold Cup, and music, food and literary festivals. The historic Roman town of Cirencester, often referred to as the Capital of the Cotswolds, can be reached via the nearby Fosse Way (A429), which also provides direct access to Stow-on-the-Wold and the Midlands. The A40 links Cheltenham and Oxford and provides access to the M40 at Junction 8 for London, the M25 and the national motorway network. There are also regular train services to London Paddington from both Kemble and Charlbury

Additional information

  • Northleach 4 miles, Cheltenham 11 miles, Cirencester 11 miles, Kingham Station 14 miles and Kemble Station 16 miles (London Paddington 75 minutes), M5 (J11a) 13 miles, M4 (J17) 31 miles (all mileages are approximate).
  • Directions: From Cirencester, take the A429 Fosse Way north towards Stow-on-the-Wold. Continue for approximately 10 miles and, upon reaching the A40 roundabout, turn left and carry on along the A40 Westbound for around 3.2 miles. Turn left at the sign for Compton Abdale and proceed for half a mile at which point the cottage will be found on the left hand side (beyond the 30mph sign). If you reach the sign for Cobblers Hill you have gone too far. This is not the quickest route from Cirencester but the easiest on a first visit
  • EPC Rating = G
  • Tenure = Freehold