Bliss Cottage

Guide price £1,250,000


bliss cottage, avenis green, france lynch, stroud, gloucestershire gl6 8ly

a beautifully presented detached period home, nestled on the edge of the village, affording an unspoilt rural outlook and set in mature landscaped grounds measuring 0.58 acres.

The Property

Occupying a breathtaking Cotswold setting with unspoilt elevated views to the neighbouring Strawberry Banks, Nature Reserve and across the valley. As suggested by its name, Bliss Cottage provides a truly blissful setting. Located on the edge of the village the property benefits from ease of access to the local amenities as well as open countryside. Nestled within mature landscaped grounds measuring 0.58 acres it also affords great privacy. Constructed in traditional Cotswold stone, period features have been retained and are displayed throughout, these include stone mullioned windows, exposed beams and a beautiful Inglenook fireplace forming a warming focal point to the drawing room. Whilst undoubtedly impressive throughout, special mention must be made of the sociable family kitchen. Remodelled by the existing owners, the kitchen has been fitted with bespoke shaker style cabinets, granite worktops with a large island/breakfast bar offering room for dining, bi-fold doors provide access to the garden. Adjoining the kitchen is a utility and cloakroom. From the kitchen a door opens to fabulous drawing room measuring an impressive 24ft and enjoying a double aspect outlook. Adjoining is a second reception room, currently used as a study but offering use as a formal dining room if required. As with the drawing room the study provides a double aspect outlook. The piece de resistance of the house has to be the exquisite oak framed orangery. Boasting bi-fold doors to two sides, French doors to the end, a vaulted ceiling and underfloor heating, the stunning rooms opens to a lawned and paved terrace and enjoys a magnificent outlook not only across the garden but adjoining countryside also.  Whilst heavenly in the summer, the room also enables year round enjoyment of the garden and view during the colder months. From the drawing room a staircase rises to the first floor where all bedrooms are positioned. All four double bedrooms have the benefit of a double aspect outlook, with the main bedroom also enjoying a stylish and contemporary ensuite shower room. The remaining three bedrooms are served by a family bathroom.

Agents Note: Please be aware that our clients advise us that they have made improvements to the property since the EPC was created.



Set within just over half and acre, the gardens and grounds are a huge asset to this property, affording maturity and privacy. A double garage and driveway provide parking for several vehicles from which steps down provide access to the cottage. A pedestrian gate and a second set of steps offers an alternative route into the garden. Bounded by a combination of Cotswold stone walling, hedging and fencing, the well planted garden is a paradise for the keen gardener as well as the perfect setting for children to play.  Positioned predominantly across two large terraces, the garden has a series of seating areas capturing the sun throughout the day.  A paved terrace directly adjoins the kitchen, whilst a large level lawn extends beyond the oak framed orangery. A further paved terrace lies to the lower western boundary and benefits from electricity connection, perfect for entertaining. Taking centre stage in the lower garden is the magnificent pond, a decked terrace adjoining the pond offers the ideal spot to sit and enjoy the wildlife. Other features include mature boxed hedging, raised vegetable beds and a variety of fruit trees.

• Gardens & Grounds equating to 0.58 acres
• A detached Double Garage & Driveway

• Drawing Room
• Study/Dining Room
• Oak Framed Orangery
• Kitchen/ Breakfast Room
• Utility & Cloakroom
• Main Bedroom with Ensuite Shower Room
• A Further 3 Bedrooms
• Family Bathroom

Guide price


Within easy reach:
Stroud/Stroud Railway Station 6.4 miles
Cirencester 10.9 miles
Kemble Railway Station 10.7 miles
Cheltenham 13.6 miles
Bath 32.8 miles
Bristol 37.3 miles
All distances are approximate


‘Avenis Green’ is a small collection of properties lying on the edge of France Lynch, a pretty Cotswold village. Located in the parish of Chalford and positioned between the nearby centres of Stroud and Cirencester, it’s known for its winding lanes and quaint corners studded with Cotswold stone homes and cottages, with an abundance of beautiful walks on the doorstep. Infact the property itself enjoys immediate access onto a neighbouring footpath providing access to the Strawberry Banks and Dimminsdale Nature Reserve. Facilities include the cosy ‘Kings Head’ Public House and St John the Baptist Church. Encircled by pretty Cotswold countryside, the adjoining villages offer a variety of amenities, including the highly regarded Chalford Hill Primary School, Thomas Keble Secondary School, as well further public houses and a community run village shop. Tesco Metro and Frithwood Doctors Surgery are located in nearby Bussage. Stroud and Cirencester both provide farmers markets and further schooling options. Independent schools in the area include Beaudesert Park School on Minchinhampton Common and Wycliffe College in Stonehouse, in addition to two grammar schools in Stroud as well as further education colleges.  Cirencester also benefits from the Royal Agricultural University. Scenic routes radiate to the centres of Cheltenham and Gloucester whilst main line railway stations at both Stroud and Kemble provide a direct line to London Paddington.


Useful Information

Tenure: Freehold.
Postcode: GL6 8LY
Viewing: Strictly by appointment through Whitaker Seager.
Fixtures and Fittings: Some mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale.  All others are specifically excluded but may be made available by separate negotiation.
Local Authorities: Stroud District. Council Tax Band F and EPC rating E.

Please note: in rural locations the map may not be 100% accurate

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