A beautiful early 18th-century five-bedroom townhouse with a delightful south-facing garden

WHAT: Gloucester Lodge is a beautiful Grade II-listed Georgian terraced house built of Cotswold stone under a Welsh slate roof.

WHERE: Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.

INSIDE: Accommodation includes entrance hall, sitting room with stone fireplace with a wood-burning stove, dining room with bay window and stone fireplace, kitchen/breakfast room with exposed Cotswold stone wall, garden room with double French doors, laundry/utility, and cloakroom. On the first floor are four bedrooms and family bathroom, while on the second floor is the principal bedroom suite with en suite shower room and dressing area, and views over Moreton and towards the church.

Great British Life: Gloucester Lodge loungeGloucester Lodge lounge (Image: Simon Foster Photography Ltd)Great British Life: Gloucester Lodge dining roomGloucester Lodge dining room (Image: Simon Foster Photography Ltd)

OUTSIDE: The property is set back from the road by a garden bordered with railings, while the lovely south-facing private rear garden is laid to lawn, with stone patio area.

Great British Life: Gloucester Lodge gardenGloucester Lodge garden (Image: Simon Foster Photography Ltd)

HOW MUCH: Guide price of £1.1 million.

FIND OUT MORE: Contact Hayman-Joyce on 01608 651188 or visit haymanjoyce.co.uk

Great British Life: Gloucester Lodge bedroomGloucester Lodge bedroom (Image: Simon Foster Photography Ltd)

Exploring Moreton-in-Marsh: The Gateway to the Cotswolds

This principal market town is known as the Gateway to the Cotswolds for good reason. Situated on the Fosse Way, it is now served by the main-line railway from London Paddington. It is easy to get to. Walkers come here and use it as a base to walk to neighbouring counties.

The Bell Inn, widely accepted as the inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien’s Prancing Pony in The Lord of the Rings. It was here that Tolkien often met his brother, who lived in Evesham.

Further down the High Street is Redesdale Hall, Moreton’s town hall, built in 1887, the hall was a subject for the painter L.S. Lowry who visited the Cotswolds in the 1940s. It is now part of a private collection owned by Sir Elton John.  

Tracy Spiers takes us for a march around Moreton-in-Marsh to take in its hospitality, inspiration and natural beauty