Summary of Features
Period brick built barn conversion under clay tile roof (1,421 sq ft)
3 double bedrooms, 2 quality bath/shower rooms
Planning permission to extend & enlarge the property
Modern shaker style fitted kitchen
Attractive reception rooms displaying period features
Detached 3 bay garage, ample parking
Private mature garden with level adjoining paddock
Mileages: Gloucester/Tewkesbury/Ledbury 9 miles, Malvern 13 miles, Cheltenham 14 miles, Worcester 20 miles, Hereford 24 miles, Bristol 42 miles, Birmingham 55 miles Road: M50 (Jct 2) 4½ miles, M5 (Jct 8) 12 miles Railway: Gloucester (London/Paddington under 2 hours), Ledbury, Ashchurch Airport: Bristol (50 miles), Birmingham (57 miles)
In all about 1.5 Acres
This property enjoys an idyllic location; tucked away in a lovely private situation on the edge of the village of Staunton. The property adjoins open countryside and is accessed via a long private, shared drive (1/3 rd mile); yet also benefits from being within walking distance of the village amenities. Staunton and Corse village lies within the Severn Valley with the Malvern Hills to the North and Cotswolds to the East, it is well placed for the commercial centres of Gloucester and Cheltenham. This area offers a sought after rural quality of life combined with excellent communication links to the rest of the country.
The Rickyard is an enchanting period barn conversion; dating from early 1800's and converted in the mid 1990s. The property has recently been re decorated and provides well-presented light and airy accommodation. The property is further enhanced by a welcoming ambience and woodburning stove.
There are two receptions rooms both displaying fine character features. The impressive dining hall is especially noteworthy with flagstone floor and full height glazed elevations to both front and back, ensuring plenty of natural light.
The sitting room has a fireplace inset with a new woodburing stove (July 2017).
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with shaker style units and a Belfast sink. There is provision for a range style cooker.
There are 3 double bedrooms on the first floor; accessed via a galleried landing. The master has an en-suite bathroom; there is also a family shower room and both bathrooms benefit from quality contemporary fittings.
Planning permission was granted in March 2017 to extend the ground floor accommodation, creating an L-shaped barn by linking to the existing garage, details available from the agent.
Approached via a shared, private drive with full access rights (see notes).
Private gravelled drive with ample parking space
Brick built, detached 3 bay garage. Adjacent to the property and with planning consent for conversion.
Planning permission has been granted (24th Aug 2017) for a new oak framed garage (drawings available from the agent).
Attractive, mature garden with natural pond, adjoining open countryside
Adjacent level pasture paddock with access to public footpath.
Mains electricity. Mains water. Mains drainage. LPG central heating. New wood burner installed July 2017 .
Re: P1585/16/FUL (Granted 20th March 2017). Conversion of existing garage into additional living accommodation and erection of a single storey extension to provide additional living space.
P1034/17/FUL (Granted 24th August 2017) for oak framed garage.
Local Authority & Council Tax
Forest of Dean District Council: 01594 810000
Band E; (£1930.45 2017/18).
This property is not Listed.
A fenced off footpath crosses the eastern boundary of the paddock
1/3rd of the drive is an adopted tarmac road, the remainder is a private gravelled drive owned by the neighbouring house. The Rickyard enjoys a full right of access with a peppercorn rent and a 1/3rd share of maintenance costs.
Primary: Staunton & Corse C of E Secondary: Newent. Further information available at: www.fdean.gov.uk Independent: Gloucester, Cheltenham, Malvern, Worcester & Hereford all have some outstanding independent schools. Further information is available at: www.isc.co.uk
The thriving village of Staunton & Corse has a post office & shop, doctors' surgery, garden centre, pub and garage. The busy market town of Ledbury offers a range of amenities to meet most day-to-day requirements. A broader range of shopping and leisure facilities can be found close by in Ledbury, Malvern, Tewkesbury, Cheltenham and Gloucester which are all easily accessible.
The surrounding area offers a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities, with the Malvern Hills and Wye Valley within easy access. There is a leisure centre in Ledbury and a renowned theatre in Malvern. Further activities and cultural amenities, including theatres, cinema's, restaurants, sports centres; including Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre, are only a short drive away at Tewkesbury, Cheltenham and Gloucester.
The region is synonymous within the equestrian industry and The Rickyard is conveniently just 5 miles from Hartpury College, host to a variety of national and international events. Moores Farm Equestrian Centre is also just 4 miles away at Corse Lawn. Racecourses are at Cheltenham, Worcester and Hereford.
Well-maintained 1 acre paddock adjoining the garden.
Directions from Ledbury/M50
From Ledbury/M50 (Jct 2): Head south towards Gloucester on the A417, travelling for 4¼ miles. At Staunton & Corse, bear right over mini roundabout, continuing on the A417 for a further 0.20 miles only. Pass the village school on your left and you will see a sign to the Doctors Surgery, pointing to the left. Take this left turning and continue to the top of this private road for ¼ mile and the entrance to the property will be found at the end on your left side.
Directions from Gloucester
From Gloucester: At the A40 junction with the A417, head north on the A417 towards the M50/Ledbury for 6¼ miles, passing through Maisemore and Hartpury. Continue towards Staunton & Corse, on entering the village you pass the village hall & cricket club on your right side, shortly afterwards you will see a pub on your left side and a sign pointing right to the Doctors Surgery. Take this right turn and continue to the end of the private road. The entrance to the property will be found at the end on your left side.
By prior appointment via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.
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