Property of the Day: The Thatched House, Gloucestershire

A Grade II-listed arts and crafts house built from two 18th-century cottages

THE PROPERTY: Originally comprising two 18th-century cottages designed by the Arts and Crafts architect, designer and pottery-painter, the Thatched House is now a charming two-bedroom, two-bathroom home suited to modern living. 

THE LOCATION: Situated between the Gloucestershire village of Sapperton and Bisley, this rural home is only seven miles from both Stroud, which is known for its arts and crafts, and Cirencester, with its boutiques and cafés. The picturesque spa town of Cheltenham is also within easy reach. 

THE INTERIOR: The home has been restored in a way that balances modernity with period charm: there is an original spiral staircase rising from the the reception hall, a large fireplace and wood-burning stove in the drawing-room, a beautiful mezzanine library and hand-carved cornicing in the living-room. Among the contemporary features are a kitchen with bespoke units, a media-room and a newly refurbished shower-room.

WHY WE LOVE IT: We’d like to sit in front of the large oak-framed window in the dining area and look out into the peaceful private garden. 

BUY IT NOW: £1,950,000 with Knight Frank

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