Fancy being neighbours with Princess Anne? Cottage close to the royal’s Gloucestershire estate goes up for auction – with a starting price of £120,000
- Cottage in Stroud is down road from Princess Royal’s Gatcombe Park residence
- Two-bedroom home is being sold by auction, with bidding opening tomorrow
- The home is in need of modernisation but could be yours for as little as £120,000
- Average property prices in the pretty area are £893,545, according to Zoopla
- Princess Anne has called sprawling Gatcombe Park her home since the 1970s
If you fancy taking on a renovation project, this cottage which is on sale in Gloucestershire could be right up your street – and it comes with a royal neighbour.
A pretty two-bedroom home in the village of Stroud is going under the hammer from tomorrow, and it’s down the road from Princess Anne’s sprawling Gatcombe Park residence.
The Queen’s daughter has called the estate her home since the 1970s, and is known to spend the majority of her time there with her husband Sir Timothy Laurence.
A pretty two-bedroom home in the village of Stroud is going under the hammer from tomorrow
The vacant terraced house is being sold by Hammer Price Homes and is open to mortgage buyers, boasting no chain – but it needs renovating
The home boasts stunning views of the surrounding countryside, from both the rear and front of the property
It’s a just a mile-and-a-half from this from 5 Youngs Cottages, which has a starting price of £120,000.
The property is in dire need of modernising, with the listing showing a dated kitchen, a sparse living room and a downstairs utility-come-bathroom.
But it’s certainly got a lot of potential, with stunning views across the countryside and a good size garden out the back.
And with property prices in the area at an average of £893,545, according to Zoopla, it could end up being a very sound investment for the winning bidder.
The cottage in Stroud is down the road from Princess Anne’s sprawling Gatcombe Park residence, meaning the Princess Royal would be your neighbour
The house and home farm of Gatcombe Park were bought by Queen Elizabeth II for her daughter and her then-husband Captain Mark Phillips in 1976
The vacant terraced house is being sold by Hammer Price Homes and is open to mortgage buyers, boasting no chain.
According to the listing, the three-storey period property boasts many original features.
As well as the ground floor living room and kitchen, there’s an en-suite bedroom on the first floor and an additional bedroom on the second floor.
As well as having Princess Anne on your doorstep, the home is only around seven miles from Highgrove House – the family residence of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, near Tetbury.
The kitchen on the ground floor is exceptionally dated and could do with a dramatic makeover
There is a downstairs utility room-come-bathroom, which is currently home to the washing machine and a toilet and sink
The upstairs bathroom is an en-suite and doesn’t look as dated as some of the other rooms int he house, though the suite could do with an upgrade
According to the listing, the three-storey period property boasts many original features. Pictured: a bedroom
With property prices in the area at an average of £893,545, according to Zoopla, the cottage could end up being a very sound investment for the winning bidder
Though the starting price for the Stroud property is £120,000, is does have a higher reserve price, which means it’s likely to sell for significantly more.
The house and home farm of Gatcombe Park were bought by Queen Elizabeth II for her daughter and her then-husband Captain Mark Phillips in 1976, for an undisclosed price believed to have been between £500,000 and £750,000.
The Crown paid for its renovation, and the property covered approximately 730 acres until the estate was divided following the Princess Royal’s divorce.
Princess Anne and Sir Timothy today live in the main Grade II listed building in Gatcombe Park, with Peter and Zara Phillips each having a cottage on the estate until they got married.
In 2013, Zara and her husband Mike Tindall returned to live on the estate after selling their house in Cheltenham.