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Chocolate box cottage is packed with potential

In the heart of the peaceful village of Cherington in the Cotswolds is a Grade II listed former dairy which is ripe for modernisation to become a stunning family home. 

Due to go under the hammer with SDL Property Auctions on Thursday 28th January, Thurlyans in Little Wolford Road is a spacious period chocolate box cottage with a wealth of character and original features such as mullioned windows.

Once known as Dickins Dairy and before that as Lower House, Thurlyans is one of a pair of cottages which were part of Home Farm, dating back to the mid-17th century and built in the traditional Cotswolds style in keeping with the rest of the pretty village. 

Being sold on behalf of Warwickshire County Council, the three-storey property which has a *guide price of £375,900+ features a spacious lounge, kitchen with built-in cream units, boiler room and downstairs WC, with two bedrooms with a dressing room on the first floor and the bathroom on the top floor.

The gardens at the side and rear require some tidying but are a good size, with a garage, shed and a meandering stream. There is plenty of space to sit and enjoy the surroundings.

Managing Director and Auctioneer Andrew Parker said: “While it may look a little unloved at the moment, this house has the potential to become something truly wonderful. The rooms and gardens are all of a good size, and the building itself is beautiful. All it needs is somebody to come along and give it some attention to restore it to its former glory.”

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The property is located on the main road through the sought-after village of Cherington, which is within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s the quintessential English village, with a number of listed buildings. It’s a popular tourist area with pubs and restaurants nearby and a wider range of amenities at Shipston-on-Stour, which is less than a 10-minute drive away. 

Andrew added: “This is a truly beautiful location and the perfect place to raise a family. We are expecting a great deal of interest in this property as the pandemic has seen a growth in appreciation for gardens and rural surroundings leading to a rise in demand for country cottages such as this.”

Thurlyans will go under the hammer in SDL Property Auctions’ first National Property Auction of the year on Thursday 28th January with bidding available online, on the phone or by proxy. To register to bid click here or to find out more about any of the properties call the team on 0800 046 5454.