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HOME COTTAGE, STROAT, NP16 7LR
seemingly a small cottage built in the early 1800s
various extensions and enlargements
C1970 extensive enlargement with a new double story to the side.
? Owner Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Blatchley
C1980s Owner Mr. & Mrs. Eric G. Lucas
C2010 vacant for sale by Mrs. Ann Scott, on behalf of her father Eric Lucas, first offered via Archer & Co. @ £375,000
Property purchased 05-Oct-2011
by Greg & Lee Lance-Watkins formerly of
GLANCE BACK BOOKS, central Chepstow #8 NP16 5ET
HOME COTTAGE – Greg & Lee Lance – Watkins TEL: 01594 – 528 337
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15’4″ x 11’3″ (4.67m x 3.43m). Fitted with a range of matching wall and base storage units, incorporating a sink unit, electric hob with extractor hood over, built in oven, tiled floor, breakfast bar, walk in larder with shelving. Window to side, door to rear lobby, double glazed door to outside, door to:
UTILITY ROOM 10′ x 5’10” (3.05m x 1.78m). Belfast style sink, panelled radiator, tiled floor.
LANDING Panelled radiator, window to rear and front.
BEDROOM ONE 14’9″ x 9’10” (4.5m x 3m). Panelled radiator, two built in wardrobes and central dressing table, window to front.
BEDROOM TWO 11’4″ x 8’3″ (3.45m x 2.51m). Panelled radiator, access to loft space, built in wardrobe, window to rear.
BEDROOM THREE 11’3″ x 9’8″ (3.43m x 2.95m). Built in wardrobe, panelled radiator, window to front.
BEDROOM FOUR 11’6″ x 7′ (3.5m x 2.13m). Panelled radiator, velux roof light, built in cupboard.
BATHROOM Panelled bath, wash hand basin, low level W.C., tiled walls, built in airing cupboard with hot water tank and shelving, window to rear.
AGENTS NOTE All windows at the rear of the house enjoy views over open fields and beyond. The windows from the front bedrooms enjoy views towards The River Severn and beyond.
The property is approached via a driveway from the A48 to lawned gardens to front, side and rear of property. The driveway sweeps around to the rear and leads to the detached garage complex. Attached to the rear of the property is an outside W.C.
Outside lighting, water tap. Fruit and ornamental trees, shrub borders backing onto open fields.
DETACHED GARAGE COMPLEX
Sub-divided and comprises of:
DOUBLE GARAGE 24’4″ x 18’5″ (7.42m x 5.61m). Up and over electronically operated security door, power and light, boiler, courtesy door to side. There is an adjacent single garage.
SINGLE GARAGE 18’5″ x 7’6″ (5.61m x 2.29m).
Up and over electrically operated security door, power and light.
The property benefits from exterior lighting and comprehensive intruder alarms, maintained under contract.
this was once my home!!! exactly the same as when we lived here!!
would you mind providing dates and details of your occupancy and any anecdotal comments.
If you can provide contemporary photos that would also be welcome.
Lee & I have made quite a lot of changes since we moved here in October 2011 exterior views are available on Google Earth showing some of the changes – which I must get around to putting on this site!
By all means phone or drop by if you want, or can provide, more details.
interesting. so you live there now? what’s the reason for all the research? We lived there about 1973 – 1978 I think, previous owners were funeral directors I think and had floristry workshop. bit of the old cottage was mentioned in the doomsday book I think.
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Thank you for the additional information.
Indeed we live here, my wife Lee and I purchased the property & moved in on 5-Oct-2011, having lived in Chepstow town center, where we owned and ran a collectors shop known as Glance Back on the corner of Middle & Upper Church Street – See: https://chepstowchat.wordpress.com/2019/08/31/glance-back-for-sale-2/
We purchased this property from Eric Lewis, whose daughter Anne acted on his behalf – as Eric who had been a veterinary supplies agent & a widower for some years had moved into a home in Cumbria due to his age, infirmity and an element of dementia we were given to understand.
We have heard that Eric died earlier this year, I understand he was in his mid 90s.
I would hazard a guess it was Eric to whom you sold the property as I gather he lived here for around 30 years.
You are correct that YOUR predecessor was Philip Blatchley the local undertaker and his wife, who ran the flower business as a compliment to the undertakers. They had 2 children. They moved to Woolaston and are still there, Philip senior is still working in the business but his son, also Philip, is increasingly fronting the business. The eldest sibling is now living in London with her husband, I last heard.
Do you still live in the area?
If you can supply any further information it would be appreciated.
You asked why the research – I feel that history forms the foundations of any community and the more that people are aware of the history the more the community spirit is nurtured, to the advantage of all.
Any information is welcome.
I loved living in this home, my parents put the kitchen in, I can’t remember if they had it extended or if that was already done, there was a walk in pantry in the corner, the carpet with the 70’s Design I seem to remember it was probably – if my memory is correct, an Axminster carpet bought from (probably) Devon, we had pine open tread stairs that my mums friend mistakenly decided to polish. The old bit in the doomsday was the little room to the front with a bit stone fireplace . When we moved ( 1978 I think) we moved out the area.
By the way we were there 1973-1978, Bill and Margaret Coysh, with two children