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Briery Lodge
Briery Lodge, Kilcot, Kilcot, Near Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1NA
A superb country house in an idyllic and accessible rural location. In all 3.73 Acres
  • Superb location
3.73 Acres Guide price £950,000
Key Features
  • Substantial country house set in a beautiful rural location with fabulous views
  • Beautifully presented family house with 2006 extension (4,405 ft)
  • 6 double bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, 5 receptions, large Aga kitchen
  • Attractive gardens, small orchard and adjacent pasture paddock

Summary Of Features

Substantial country house set in a beautiful rural location with fabulous views
Beautifully presented family home with 2006 extension (4,405 ft²)
6 double bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, flexible accommodation
4 reception rooms, study, large Aga kitchen, utility & cloak rooms
Attractive landscaped gardens with small orchard and ample parking
Mature pasture paddock adjacent to the property
Peace and tranquillity combined with excellent communication links

In all 3.73 Acres

Location

Mileages: Newent 2 miles, Ross-on-Wye 7½, Ledbury 10 miles, Gloucester 11 miles, Monmouth 16 miles, Cheltenham 18 miles, Hereford 18 miles, Bristol 46 miles, Birmingham 59 miles.
Road: M50 (Jct 3) 3 miles, M5 (Jct 8) 20 miles
Railway: Ledbury 10½, Gloucester 11½ miles
Airports: Birmingham 64 miles, Bristol 55 miles

Situation

Briery Lodge occupies a beautifully secluded, yet very accessible position on the borders of Herefordshire and West Gloucestershire. The area is characterised by wooded hills, traditional farmland and pretty villages. The property is conveniently within five minute's drive of the thriving market town of Newent, with this area being renowned for offering a sought-after rural quality of life combined with excellent communication links. Cheltenham, Gloucester, Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye and Ledbury are all easily accessible, as are the M50 and M5 motorways.

Briery Lodge

Briery Lodge is a substantial and beautifully presented country house. Of twentieth century origin, extended in 2006, this elegant home provides generous and flexible family accommodation. This secluded house affords the best of country living combined with great communications and easy access to main arterial routes.
6 double bedrooms, 2 of which are en-suite plus a spacious family bathroom.
4 good reception rooms and a welcoming entrance hall provide for fabulous living and entertaining space. These are complemented by a study, utility room and boot room/rear entrance plus a cloakroom.
Central to the house is the magnificent and large fitted kitchen. This triple aspect room links wonderfully to the reception rooms and French windows open to the south facing, private rear garden.
The kitchen benefits from a gas fired 4 oven Aga, good sized central-island and an informal dining area. There is also a secondary fitted gas hob and oven. This room opens to the dining room, drawing room and entrance hall.
An attractive staircase leads from the hall to an open and well-lit landing, leading to the 4 main double bedrooms and family bathroom. The large master bedroom benefits from fine southerly views, built in wardrobes and a smart en-suite bathroom with separate walk-in shower.
A second spiral staircase at the other end of the house leads to 2 further double bedrooms and a first floor lounge area, the latter with vaulted double glazed elevation to a Juliet balcony, taking maximum advantage of the vista.
This end wing provides excellent scope for a teenage suite or an ancillary annex, suitable for dependent relatives or supplementary income.

The Outside

The property is accessed from Kilcot via a ¼ mile no-through tarmac road. A private entrance drive adjacent to the front orchard provides ample parking for at least 3 vehicles.
A second entrance drive leads to supplementary parking and the paddock gateway. Beyond this is the vegetable garden and poly tunnel.
Pathways lead to the rear of the house and the main south facing garden, landscaped and replanted by Christian Dowle in 2012 and now maturing well.
This sheltered and very private garden benefits from a southerly aspect and a large paved patio area in front of the kitchen, an excellent al-fresco entertaining space.
The lawn flows down to and borders the pasture paddock, which wraps around two sides of the property, providing just under 3 acres of good grazing and amenity land.
In the bottom corner of the garden, separated by hedging, is a modest wooden barn with gated access to the paddock. This provides a 'field shelter' for livestock, also suitable for pony stabling.
The paddock in turn borders open, rolling farmland, currently sown to a grass ley. The views are truly stunning and there is barely another property in sight, just farmland, hedgerows, trees and lots of sky.

Services

Mains gas, electricity & water, private drainage (septic tank), gas fired central heating.

Broadband

Fibre broadband available and connected.

Council Tax

G (£2,847 2018/19)

Local Authority

Forest of Dean District Council: 01594 810000.

Listing

This property is not listed.

EPC

Rated "C".

General Information:

For more insight to this property, please speak to Tom Grant on 01531 637341 or 07765 230789.

Schools:

Primary

Gorsely and Newent. Further information is available at: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk

Secondary

Newent and Ross-on-Wye. For further information, please visit the above website.

Independent

Gloucester, Monmouth (very accessible via the M50/A40 dual carriageway), Cheltenham, Hereford, Malvern & Colwall all have some excellent Independent schools. Further information is available at www.isc.co.uk

Local

The market town of Newent offers a good range of shops to satisfy most day to day domestic requirements including a health centre, banks, library and leisure centre. Ross-on-Wye and Ledbury also provide further amenities; while Gloucester, Monmouth and Cheltenham offer more extensive retail, leisure and cultural facilities. The property is conveniently within easy walking distance of the Kilcot Inn.

Recreational

There are many outdoor activities in the popular Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, which are within easy driving distance. There are a range of sports clubs close by in Newent. The area is synonymous with the equestrian industry, particularly dressage & Hartpury College is less than a 20 minute drive away. Many excellent walks and public paths close by.

Directions

From Newent: Take the B4221 towards Ross-on-Wye for about 1½ miles and JUST after passing the Kilcot Inn (on your right hand side) take the left turn on the brow of the hill into Briery Hill Lane. Continue along the lane for 0.20 miles the entrance to Briery Lodge will be found on your left side.

From M50 (Jct 3) take the B4221 signposted towards Newent, passing through the village of Gorsley and on towards Kilcot. Just after the entering Kilcot, take the right turn on the brow of the hill into Briery Hill Lane. Continue as above. If you reach The Kilcot Inn (on your left) you have gone too far - revert to the directions above.

Viewings

By prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.

Postcode

GL18 1NA

Agents Notes

Grant & Co and their clients give notice that:
1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. The Agents have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Fixtures & Fittings Unless mentioned specifically all fixtures & fittings are excluded from the sale.

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