Who doesn’t dream of a second home tucked away in a beautiful Cotswold town surrounded by rolling countryside with great bars and restaurants for evening entertainment?
The big problem is that the Cotswold hotspots are amongst the most desirable areas of England and priced accordingly. A two bedroom cottage in an idyllic village can easily cost an arm and a leg.
The flats are ideal lock-up-and-leave homes, perfect for weekend get-aways and even better as a base for a week or a two-week holiday in this enchanting area of England.
Pershore is on the northern fringes of the Cotswolds and on a direct train route from Paddington. The apartments are just a five-minute taxi drive from the station. The market town’s desirability is endorsed by celebrities, who have chosen to buy here, including Toyah Willcox and Stella McCartney.
The unspoiled town, famed for its Georgian architecture and the magnificent Abbey, is on the River Avon offering great fishing for roach, chub and barbel. It is also ideal walking, cycling and horse riding country. Pershore has many independent shops and welcoming pubs and restaurants. It has an arts centre with a theatre, cinema and gallery, as well as a sports complex with swimming pool, solarium and fitness room.
The apartments have been crafted from the fine Georgian house standing on the main street by developers Blue Horizon. A grand entrance door leads into a communal entrance hall with black and white tiling, panelled walls and Georgian period skirting boards and picture rails. Each two-bedroom apartment has generous sized rooms with great views out of the original windows.
At the rear of the building there is a landscaped communal terrace with a gazebo. The property also has an electric car charging point of its own.
Jemma Phillips, new homes area manager at Connells, says: “The development is very respectful of the historic building and the apartments are perfect for second homes, weekends away and holidays. They are also very lettable for the weeks when the owners don’t want to use their properties.
“Although it is a beautiful town, Pershore has not been overtaken by tourists and excellent restaurants such as Belle House are not booked up weeks in advance as often happens in better known Cotswold towns. There is a carnival, a jazz festival and a plum festival every year featuring the famous Pershore Plum.
Read more about this luxury property on page 106 of London Property South Magazine