The Old Forge, Old Gloucester Road, Boddington, GL51 0TG
Auction Guide Price +++ £450,000
LOT 14



The Old Forge, Old Gloucester Road, Boddginton, Cheltenham, GL51 0TG


Lot Number 14
This lot will now be offered for sale by Online Auction on Wednesday 29th April
Please register for the online legal pack to be kept informed.
Further information on registration etc to follow.

Please note that due to this unprecedented situation many of our client will be actively seeking pre auction offers.
If you are interested in any of the April Lots please follow the instructions on pre auction offers ( specifically waiting for legal packs to be completed ) as outlined.


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You will be emailed a note to confirm the AUCTION PACK NOW COMPLETE and then offers can be submitted.
In the event of an offer being accepted the property will only be removed from the auction and viewings stopped once contracts have successfully EXCHANGED subject to the standard auction terms and payment of the buyer’s premium ( £1,200 ) to Hollis Morgan. Contracts can be signed either via the solicitors or at the Hollis Morgan offices subject to appointment.


Due to the ongoing COVID ( 19 ) situation viewings are now temporarily postponed until further notice.
Dependant on government advice we aim to organise viewings by appointment in due course.
Video tours are available on some properties.



Mr PW Smart
Philip Smart & Associates
213 London Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, GL52 6HY
01242 529 333


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The Old Forge is a stunning Freehold Grade II Listed detached Thatched Cottage ( 2001 Sq Ft ) approached via a gated entrance with spacious accommodation retaining a wide range of period features and a flexible layout with 3 self contained bedrooms and a further 2 interconnecting bedrooms. Whilst the ground floor comprises a recently fitted modern kitchen and two large reception spaces plus a farmhouse utility all boasting stunning period features and exposed beams.
The property occupies a mature plot of approximately 1/3 rd acre with landscaped gardens, detached garage and rural views.
We understand the roof was rethatched in Autumn 2018 ( refer to images below )
Sold with vacant possession.


The property is located within the highly sought semi rural location close to Cheltenham. Transport links to Cheltenham, Cirencester, Gloucester and the M5 Motorway.



This fine family home is now vacant and offered at a reduced price for auction having originally been marketed in excess of £600,000.
The property has been well maintained and updated including a recently re thatched roof.


Entrance Area
Grooved stone level to original oak planked front door flanked by leaded light casement windows.

Entrance Lobby & Hall
7' 6'' x 9' 0'' (2.28m x 2.74m)
Stone floor, exposed wall and ceiling beams, original planked oak door to reception and snug. Stairway rising to the first floor with side aspect leaded light window. Open walkway to inner hall with exposed beams, front aspect leaded light windows, wall mounted 'Gigaclear' fibre broadband panel, built-in base level cupboard (housing electrical consumer unit) and oak plank door to dining/ family room.

Main Reception Areas
25' 0'' x 21' 0'' (7.61m x 6.40m) Max.
Snug area - with brick & tile fireplace, radiator, power points plus front aspect casement windows with views - opens to sitting room area with exposed oak posts, wall and ceiling beams, focal point inglenook fireplace with stone hearth, oak lintel and eye level panelling. Full height built-in storage cupboards plus eye level corner cupboard. Fitted shelfing, various ceiling spotlights, radiator, power points. Glazed French door flanked by leaded windows to side elevation garden aspect.

Dining / Family Room
23' 6'' x 14' 4'' (7.16m x 4.37m) Max
Range of dual aspect double glazed casement windows all with garden views, exposed ceiling beams, original oak planked door to front/ garden aspect. Two large double panel radiators, power points, space for family size dining table.

Fitted Kitchen
12' 1'' x 11' 5'' (3.68m x 3.48m)
Recently installed with comprehensive range of cream coloured units with matching 'Corian' composite work surfaces, inset 1.5 sink and carved drainer with swan neck mono tap and hot water dispenser. Inset Aga (2 oven model) range cooker. Range of Siemens branded appliances to include double oven/ microwave, full size dishwasher plus fridge and freezer. 'Magic corner' storage and 'soft close' door mechanisms. Matching breakfast bar, tile flooring, ceiling spotlights, exposed ceiling and wall beam plus three side aspect casement windows.

Rear Hall
11' 3'' x 3' 10'' (3.43m x 1.17m)
Built-in base level storage with 'Corian' work surface, tile flooring, double panel radiator, power points, rear aspect door and leaded light window. Door to...

Downstairs Cloakroom
3' 10'' x 2' 2'' (1.17m x 0.66m)
Low flush W.C, wall mounted corner wash basin with tile splash-back, exposed beams and rear aspect casement window.

First Floor Landing
Mini landing with doors to main bedroom suite of rooms and inner hall (with front aspect leaded windows) that, in turn lead to bedrooms two, three and family bathroom.

Master Bedroom Suite of Rooms...

Bedroom One
15' 6'' x 14' 10'' (4.72m x 4.52m)
Dual aspect dormer windows (some restricted head height), exposed beams, two radiators, power points, fitted shelving, ceiling spotlights. Door to...

Room Two / Dressing Room
11' 1'' x 11' 0'' (3.38m x 3.35m)
Run of full length built-in wardrobes, exposed beams, front aspect casement window, power points, pendant light point, radiator. Some restrictive head height. Door to...

Room Three/ Study/ Cot Room
13' 6'' x 9' 8'' (4.11m x 2.94m)
Focal point 'walk -in' bay window with views over garden. Exposed wall beams. Some restrictive head height. Run of base level storage units, radiator, power points, spotlights.

Further Rooms Accessed from Landing, Inner Hall...

Bedroom Two
12' 5'' x 12' 0'' (3.78m x 3.65m)
Dual side aspect dormer windows. Display fireplace with shelving. Exposed wall and ceiling beams, ceiling spotlights, radiator, power points, borrowed light window from hall.

Bedroom Three
11' 4'' x 9' 9'' (3.45m x 2.97m)
Front aspect casement windows with rural views, exposed wall and ceiling beams, radiator, power points.

Family Bathroom
12' 9'' x 7' 6'' (3.88m x 2.28m)
Exposed oak flooring, side aspect casement windows. Period style bathroom suite comprising panelled bath with mixer/ shower attachment, additional wall mounted shower system, pedestal wash basin and low flush W.C, vanity mirror with spotlights, chrome heated towel rail/ radiator. Range of built-in storage plus airing cupboard with factor lagged tank and slatted shelving.

Outside: Formal Gardens
Professionally tended mature landscaped gardens surround the property with sections of level lawn, well stocked borders plus several sections of flagstone sun terrace and courtyard. Adjacent to the side elevation bay window is an original cider press.

Large Garage/ Workshop
30' 6'' x 13' 0'' (9.29m x 3.96m) Max
Original 'forge' building - also recently re-thatched - is now 30' Garage / workshop and store room with front aspect double doors, dual aspect casement windows, eaves storage, power, lighting and recent floor mounted 'Worcester 'Greenstar' oil fired boiler.
The c. 10' x 4' store room is separately access to rear of building. Adjacent to the store room is access to the oil tank

Ample stone chipped parking area accessed upon entry via the electronic gate. A second chipped hard standing area is situated at the opposite end of the building and can be accessed independently via a set of timber double gates.


For full details of the EPC please refer to the online legal pack.


Please be aware all purchasers are subject to a £1000 + VAT (£1,200 inc VAT) buyer's premium which is ALWAYS payable upon exchange of contracts whether the sale is concluded before, during or after the auction date.


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If you would like to arrange a survey or mortgage valuation of this Lot BEFORE the auction please instruct your appointed surveyor to contact Hollis Morgan and we will arrange access for them to inspect the property. Please note that buyers CANNOT attend the surveys and the surveyors are responsible for collecting and returning keys to the Hollis Morgan offices in Clifton.


This property is for sale by public auction and if you intend to bid please bring the following:

Proof of identity (valid passport or photo driving licence).
Proof of address (bank statement, recent utility bill, council tax bill or tenancy agreement).
10% deposit payment.
Buyers premium payment.
Details of your solicitor.

You will need to register to bid – registration will be open from 18:15
Forms can be downloaded and completed beforehand ( found in the legal pack ) or collected at the auction venue.


We can only accept the following at the auction:

Personal or Company Cheque
Bankers Draft
Debit Card ( NOT CREDIT CARD )


If you cannot attend the auction (although we strongly advise you do) you can make a TELEPHONE or PROXY BID. This authorises the auctioneer to bid on your behalf up to a pre-set limit. Forms and relevant conditions are available to download with the online legal pack. A completed form, ID and two cheques (one for the 10% deposit and one for the Buyer's Administration Fee of £1,200) are required by the Auction Department at least two full working days before the auction.


We have short video guides for both buying and selling by Public Auction on the Hollis Morgan Website. If you have any further questions regarding the process please don’t hesitate to contact Auction HQ.


Hollis Morgan hold the largest land & property auctions in the region.
Hollis Morgan sold more £££’s of Land & Property in both 2018 & 2019 than any other auctioneer in the region.
In fact, no auctioneer has sold more than Hollis Morgan since 2010 with over £289m of sales - £95m more than anyone else.
Hollis Morgan was the most successful Auctioneer in Bristol & North Somerset during 2018 – 2019 with an 87 % success rate.
*Source EIG – Sales in BS and GL postcodes by agents based in BS or GL postcodes.
*Source EIG – Sales in BS postcodes 2018 & 2019 by agents based in BS


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Hollis Morgan are supporting Bristol Charity All Aboard Watersports as our 2020 Charity of the year with 5% of each Buyers premium being donated.
All Aboard Watersports strive to make it possible for everyone in the local community to join in a range of watersports and water related activities for people with physical, emotional or cognitive disabilities in the historic Bristol City Docks -
In 2019 we were delighted to have raised well £10k for Bristol Zoo by supporting their Bear Wood Project at the Wild Place through events including the Hollis Morgan Opera Picnic and hosting their annual Gala Evening.
Visit the Hollis Morgan Charity page of our Website for further details -


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