This period cottage for sale once belonged to a blacksmith and has “stunning” valley views. 

Blacksmith’s Cottage, in Washbourne, is 200 years old and is a semi-detached stone cottage, which is attached on one side to the former village forge. 

As the name suggests, the home would have belonged to the area’s blacksmith, and there are period features within such as a stable door, ceiling beams and a feature fireplace. 

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Period features of the property include a character fireplace. (Luscombe Maye )

The property has previously been used as a holiday let, and has been modernised throughout. 

Entering the cottage, there is an L-shaped lounge and dining room, which features the focal fireplace and French doors.

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One of the first floor bedrooms, with countryside views. (Luscombe Maye )

Also on the ground floor is a kitchen with garden access, while moving upstairs, the first floor houses two bedrooms, a study and a family bathroom. 

Completing the accommodation is a third bedroom which is built into the roof space, which has an en-suite bathroom and far-reaching rural views. 

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The attic bedroom, with an en-suite bathroom. (Luscombe Maye )

Outside, there is a rear garden with views of the partially wooded valley that sits behind the property. 

There is also a garage with a utility area, as well as additional parking. 

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The rural views from the property. (Luscombe Maye )

The property is being sold by estate agents Luscombe Maye for a price of £450,000. 

The agent commented: “Blacksmith’s Cottage is a delightful, semi-detached family home which enjoys stunning countryside views, in this desirable and peaceful location. The property is beautifully presented.

“The rear garden is a particular feature of the property and is of a good size with stunning views of the partially wooded valley behind.”