Gowers Close is an ancient thatched and beamed cottage in a charming village at the very tip of the Cotswolds. Large windows look out onto a glorious garden, and sunny terrace under the wisteria. Grade II listed and built of Hornton Stone under a thatched roof, it is believed to date back to the 1600's and was once part of the village Court House. The property retains a wealth of period features, including exposed timbers, stone walls, flagstone floors and leaded light windows.
Entering the property under a thatched porch and through a weighty double front door, you step down into the entrance hall laid with flagstones. From here you enter the drawing room; a room of good proportions with the main focal point being the impressive inglenook fireplace with open fire and original bread oven. Period features are in abundance with a substantial bay window with double doors opening out onto the terrace creating a light and bright space. Passing the stairs to the first floor with space behind, used as a small study, you come to the dining room laid with tiled flooring. This is a sunny bright room full of light with views onto the rear garden. An open arch connects to the kitchen/breakfast room. A duck egg blue AGA sits prominently but neatly between copious base and wall units. The utility room is through the kitchen and of good proportions with work surface, inset sink and base units, space for washing machine and tumble drier. A corridor with French windows looking onto the garden leads to the ground floor double bedroom with en suite bathroom. Also from the utility room there is access to the single garage with double wooden doors opening to the front.
Upstairs on the first floor and entering the Master Bedroom, you are greeted by an impressive vaulted ceiling. Exposed beams are in abundance. The room is bright and light with a floor to ceiling bay window looking out onto the Yellow Book' garden. Also on this floor are two further bedrooms, one double, one single and two family bathrooms, both with white suites. Stairs ascend from the first floor landing to the fourth mezzanine' bedroom which is also a double.
Currently maintained by the vendor, a gardening writer, the sizeable sheltered, South facing garden has been featured in several gardening magazines and opens to the public once a year as part of the National Garden Scheme. It has a paved terrace area with Wisteria and vine covered pergola ideal for alfresco dining. The landscaped garden has two lawns with colourful flower and shrub borders, lavender, box and yew hedging. There are a number of mature trees and an impressive vegetable patch ideal for those wanting a taste of The Good Life'.View payable Stamp Duty for this property