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For sale: Midcentury house in Little London near Longhope, Gloucestershire

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An interesting property that might appeal to lovers of the open country, this midcentury house in Little London, near Longhope, Gloucestershire.

Designed by the architect Gerry Jones for his own use back in the 1960s, the house doesn't look much from the outside, but it does sit on a 1/3 acre plot with spectacular views towards the Forest of Dean, which is certainly a massive selling point. But it's not the only one.

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The four-bedroom house has floor to ceiling glass to maximise light and views, a large and well-kept garden to the rear, a side courtyard, a Japanese-style garden to the front and an interior that certainly needs updating. But on the plus side, it is packed with plenty of original features – including the roof, designed and built by John Stanley of Olympia & York and crowned with a copper chimney plus that wonderful internal wood cladding.

Check out the website for more images and the full details, including more on the area. If a spell in the country is just what you need, the house is up for £385,000. You can also get up close and personal on a viewing day, taking place on Saturday 7th August 2010.

Find out more at the Modern House website