Compton Abdale, Cheltenham

Guide price

Bedrooms: 2
A well presented detached two bedroom cottage set in a desirable Cotswold village


Compton Abdale comprises one of the most sought after of Cotswold villages set off the beaten track with a very active community centred around the village church and the village hall and yet conveniently located for access to Cheltenham, Cirencester and the wider Cotswolds. The market town of Northleach lies approximately 4 miles to the east, providing a range of local facilities including shops, cafes, pub, post office, pharmacy and doctors surgery. Cirencester lies 10 miles to the south, while the region's major commercial centre of Cheltenham lies 10 miles to the west providing a comprehensive range of services and amenities with excellent shopping including most of the nations largest retailers and restaurants. Cheltenham is also home to Prestbury racecourse, cinemas and the Everyman Theatre and also hosts major festivals including the annual literature, jazz, science and cricket festivals. The surrounding Cotswolds provide for a range of rural leisure pursuits and there is excellent access to the local footpath network.


Lea Cottage comprises an individual detached period cottage set in a good position on the edge of Compton Abdale and enjoying a lovely outlook to the front. The property has been sympathetically altered and enhanced during the current ownership and provides accommodation arranged over two floors with a hall, cloakroom and interconnecting sitting room and garden room to the front, with dining room and a kitchen/breakfast room to the rear. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. There is a small private garden to the front and parking for two cars.


Solid oak door to:

Entrance Hall

With tiled floor, double glazed casement to side elevation with roof light over and solid oak door to:


With continuation of the of the tiled floor, low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splash back, recessed ceiling spotlights and wall mounted electricity meter and fuse box.

From the hall, solid timber door to:

Sitting Room

With decorative cut stone open fireplace fitted with an electric wood effect stove, recessed ceiling spotlight, two wall light points and double glazed french doors to:

Garden Room

With tiled floor, dwarf walls with oak framed casements over and pitched roof with double glazed french doors leading out to the garden.

From the sitting room, solid oak door to:

Dining Room

Double aspect with casement windows to front and rear elevations, former fireplace fitted with an electric stove and with display niche to either side. Recessed ceiling spotlight, below stairs storage cupboard, window seat, two wall light points and Velux roof lights over part. Archway interconnecting through to the:

Kitchen/ Breakfast Room

Double aspect with tiled floor and fitted kitchen comprising worktop with space for electric cooker, range of below work surface cupboards and drawers, tiled splash back, brushed stainless steel extractor over cooker position and two pairs of wall mounted cupboards to either side. Further matching worktop with space and electric point for cooker and space and plumbing for washing machine. A range of below work surface cupboards, single bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and eye-level cupboard over. Recessed ceiling spotlighting and Velux rooflight over part.

From the dining room, stairs with painted timber hand rail rise to the:

Half Landing

With stairs splitting to either side and with a casement window.

Bedroom One

With casement window to the front and with a painted louvred door to built-in cupboard with hanging rail.

Secondary Landing

With two light wells over the landing and stairs and painted timber doors to:


With tiled floor, panelled bath, wall mounted wash hand basin with built-in cupboard below, part tiled walls, low-level WC and separate corner shower with chrome fittings. Heated towel rail, recessed ceiling spotlighting.

From the secondary landing, painted timber door to:

Bedroom Two

With double glazed casement to side elevation.


Lea Cottage is approached from the village lane via a shared gravel drive with a gravelled parking area immediately to the front of the cottage for two cars and with the track continuing past the cottage. Set to the front of the cottage is a paved terrace with herbaceous borders surrounding and a path leads along to a separate shed to the rear.


Mains Electricity, Water, Private drainage. Electric heating.

Local Authority

Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 1PX (Tel: 01285 623000)

Council Tax

Council Tax band 'D'. Rate Payable for 2022/ 2023: £1,875.37.


From the Bourton office of Tayler & Fletcher proceed south on the Fosse Way towards Northleach. At the roundabout with the A40 turn right sign posted Cheltenham. After approximately 2 miles take the left hand turn sign posted Yanworth and Compton Abdale and then take the first right signposted Compton Abdale and Withington. Follow the lane and drop down the hill in to Compton Abdale. At the junction, with the Crocodile on your left hand side, bear right up the hill and Lea Cottage will be found on the right hand side.

01451 798058

Tayler & Fletcher (Bourton On The Water)

High Street, Bourton-on-the-Water, GL54 2AP

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