Springhill Cohousing
Properties for sale or to rent

cartoon of cohousing with smoking chimney

Visitor Days
this year's dates

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Penthouse Flat for sale sold STC

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House For Salesold STC

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Pictures of Springhill

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Pets policy

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More about Springhill

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CoFlats Stroud

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Latest revision date: 15 February 2017 First Publication Date: 11 May 2005

Springhill Cohousing has been designed to foster a sense of community whilst retaining individuals' needs for privacy. All 34 homes have their own kitchens and private living spaces and an equal share in the 3 storey Common House; there is also one workplace studio. For more information about the community see the home page or look at the photos.


All queries about individual properties to the owners please. Contact details are shown in the appropriate place.
If you would like to put your name on the Interested list for future properties, or wish to enquire about the process then please contact us by email. The address is
interested @ gl51tn.co.uk [omit the spaces].

Before you buy or rent

Please bear in mind that if you are seriously considering moving to Springhill you should be fully aware of the way the community works, your rights and responsibilities, the common house, cooking and eating, lawn mowing and all the other enjoyable and important aspects of cohousing. If you have, or intend to have, any cats or dogs it is essential you ask about the pets policy before making any decisions. Ask your prospective vendor or landlord to tell you exactly what your responsibilities will be and ask them to arrange for you to come and eat with us at one of the common house meals. The best way to find out about Springhill is to come on one of our visitor days. Neil Buick [email: visit @ gl51tn.co.uk -omit the spaces] currently arranges visits.

To make sure you are kept informed when properties are for sale, you will need to put your name on the Interested list for future properties, see below.

Houses and flats for sale appear below. Once you have had your offer accepted by the seller then you should read this letter to buyers and most important make sure that your solicitor sees it and reads it thoroughly. Our experience is that this prevents many problems and hitches.

Houses for sale and to rent

House for sale ... SOLD subject to contract

FOR SALE: End of Terrace 3 bed family house in Springhill Cohousing

On the cohousing pedestrian 'street', next to the green and children's play area.

Wooden floors and triple glazing throughout.

Gas fired central heating with combi boiler.

Very well insulated with Warmcell insulation - B rated Energy Performance Certificate

(EPC certificate no: 9158-2852-6503-0421-1765)

Ground floor:

  • Entrance hall with storage cupboards.
  • One large bedroom with French doors, wooden decking and down to the south facing back garden.
  • One medium bedroom.
  • One small bedroom.

First floor:

  • Very large open plan kitchen/living/dining space, with French doors to a large sunny wooden balcony.

Second floor:

  • Bedroom/study space

Share of Common House and communal facilities including:

  • 24/7 use of the common house with access to shared meals, events space, games room, laundry, workshop
  • communal grounds including 'the green', a tree-house, pond, and 'secret garden' safe, traffic-free pedestrian environment

And 5 minutes' walk to Stroud town centre, with:

  • Mainline train station (1.5 hours to London Paddington, 1.75 hours to Birmingham)
  • Bus station 5 minutes' walk
  • Vibrant local arts and festivals scene
  • 15 minutes' drive to M5

There is a monthly service charge. This goes towards repair, maintenance and utility bills for the common facilities and buildings insurance for all the individual properties. For this house, the service charge is £36.43

New owner will need to sign a lease agreeing to the principles of cohousing and join the residents' association and abide by its decisions, take part in work days, be a part of the cooking rota - you cook as part of a team just once a month and you can eat three times a week! - and other enjoyable parts of community life.

Price: £360,000

Contact: Ruth Schamroth (07957 313 404 ruth@schamroth.com) or Jeremy Green (0790 358 18585 jezza@jeremygreen.net )


Other information

All properties on Springhill are sold with a 999 year lease with a start date of 2003 or 2004. The freeholder is the Springhill Cohousing Community Ltd. whose shareholders are all owners of properties on Springhill. So when you buy a property you join the company as a shareholder (a single share can be in the name of 2 people) and when you sell your property your share is transferred to the new buyer. This arrangement is designed to safeguard your investment in your own property. The lease is very similar to that which would apply if you were buying a flat in a block of flats, but it has additional clauses specific to Cohousing. Your solicitor will be able to give you proper legal advice on the lease and other matters. All information here is informal and should not be treated as legal advice.

When a property changes hands at Springhill, the lease specifies that a levy of 0.5% of the purchase price is paid to the Springhill Cohousing Community. Any buyer of this property will be responsible for making this payment.



Flats for sale and to rent

2 bedroomed Penthouse Flat for sale ... SOLD subject to contract

20 Springhill

Fourth floor 550sq.ft flat in east block, one level up from the car park

  • Beautiful views from the balcony and full height windows in the lounge
  • Large light open-plan living space with kitchen, good storage and high ceilings
  • 2 bedrooms, one single and one double, with the possibility of adding a mezzanine in the lounge
  • Substantial sized bathroom with full sized bath and shower
  • Warmcell insulation
  • Triple glazed wooden-framed windows
  • Gas central heating
  • Next door to the large Common House - jointly owned by cohousers - so there is easy access to the dining room for shared meals, events space (community choir, music club, yoga, film shows, parties to name a few activities) and games room, laundry and workshop
  • Interested parties should be aware that living in the cohousing community requires participation in the community. This includes cooking on a monthly basis and involvement in maintaining the life of the community
  • Communal grounds include traffic free pedestrian 'street', a pond, a 'green'. a 'secret garden' with chickens and raised vegetable beds
  • 5 minutes walk to Stroud town centre through Park Gardens
  • 10 minutes walk to Stroud station (Paddington 1hr.30 minutes)
  • EPC certificate no: 8375-7121-3570-6931-7992 available here
Other information

All properties on Springhill are sold with a 999 year lease with a start date of 2003 or 2004. The freeholder is the Springhill Cohousing Community Ltd. whose shareholders are all owners of properties on Springhill. So when you buy a property you join the company as a shareholder (a single share can be in the name of 2 people) and when you sell your property your share is transferred to the new buyer. This arrangement is designed to safeguard your investment in your own property. The lease is very similar to that which would apply if you were buying a flat in a block of flats, but it has additional clauses specific to Cohousing. Your solicitor will be able to give you proper legal advice on the lease and other matters. All information here is informal and should not be treated as legal advice.

When a property changes hands at Springhill, the lease specifies that a levy of 0.5% of the purchase price is paid to the Springhill Cohousing Community. Any buyer of this property will be responsible for making this payment.

There is a monthly service charge. This goes towards repair, maintenance and utility bills for the common facilities and buildings insurance for all the individual properties. For this house/flat the current (summer 2016) service charge is £19.00

Price: £212,000

For more information and to view contact: Mike Van Deventer - 07925633478

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Lodgers

From time to time we have rooms to let, short or long-term, in individual houses. Typical monthly rent is currently (April 2013) around 350.00 pounds including bills and use of cohousing facilities. If you would like to hear about any vacancies, then you might like to put your name on the Interested list. The address is:
lodgers @ gl51tn.co.uk
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Any tenants will need to sign a tenancy agreement including the principles of cohousing and will need to come for an informal evening meal in the common house on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday before signing that agreement.

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Visitor Days

Dates for our visitor days this year will be : Saturdays
18th March
13th May
15th July
9th September
11th November.

For times and further details and if you wish to visit Springhill for research or with a view to living here, then please contact our visitor coordinator at:
visit @ gl51tn.co.uk
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Getting in touch with Springhill Cohousing

All queries about individual properties to the owners please. Contact details are shown above.
If you would like to put your name on the Interested list, or wish to enquire about the process then please contact our new members coordinator by email. The address is:
interested @ gl51tn.co.uk
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If you wish to visit Springhill then please contact our visitor coordinator at:
visit @ gl51tn.co.uk
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CoFlats Stroud

If you are looking for a flat you could also look at CoFlats Stroud. This project is not connected with Springhill but has been set up by David Michael who founded The Cohousing Company which managed the development of Springhill.

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