Summary of features
Beautifully presented, period family home in a secluded but accessible location
5 double bedrooms, 2 en-suites, smart family bathroom & second bathroom
Superb Aga kitchen, secondary kitchen, utility room
Attractive oak entrance porch, central hallway, 3 reception rooms with fine oak features
Modern triple car port with storage over, workshop & log store
Mature gardens, paddocks and outbuildings.
Mileages: Newent 2 miles, Ross-on-Wye 7½, Ledbury 10 miles, Gloucester 11 miles, Monmouth 16 miles, Cheltenham & Hereford 18 miles, Bristol 46 miles, Birmingham 59 miles.
Road: M50 (Jct 3) 3 miles, M5 (Jct 11A) 15 miles
Railway: Ledbury 10½, Gloucester 11½ miles
Airports: Birmingham 64 miles, Bristol 55 miles
Woodlands occupies a beautiful, secluded, yet 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 minutes' 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.
Built in circa 1850 the original cottage is an attractive property of mellow Gorsley stone with a Border Oak extension in similar style, with stone walls under timber panelled first floor and a slate roof.
The oak framed extension has transformed this cottage into a sizeable family home designed with classical tradition.
5 bedrooms, 2 with dressing areas and en-suite showers, modern family bathroom.
Fitted Kitchen with granite work surfaces and travertine flooring, a gas Aga with additional gas hob module, an American sized fridge/freezer, pantry and broom cupboard.
Large drawing room with Clearview wood burner (8kw) and a solid oak mantle.
The hall leads to the original property and the dining room, with open fireplace.
Cosy sitting room with wood burner, windows opening to the front garden with vista to the stunning Monkey Puzzle tree.
Secondary fitted kitchen with double oven and induction hob, utility room and door to a pretty, well stocked garden.
Breakfast room with doors to the patio and garden.
Ground floor bathroom and separate w.c.
A central staircase (slightly steep) leads from the cottage end to the first floor landing, with large airing cupboard and newly fitted family bathroom. Latch doors and carpeting throughout.
The original building has 3 double bedrooms, with 2 large double bedrooms in the new extension, both having a dressing area with ample storage and en-suite shower rooms.
Overall the property offers peace and tranquillity combined with excellent communication links.
The property is approached through a gateway leading to a large gravel drive and parking area. The Border Oak extension porch provides a formal entrance to the house. A pretty box hedge walkway leads from the garden gate to the original cottage entrance.
Beautiful mature gardens and grounds frame the property; features included lawned areas edged by well stocked herbaceous beds and mature trees including: Magnolia, Monkey Puzzle and Eucalyptus amongst others. There is an attractive terrace, accessed from both the kitchen and dining room patio doors - idea for Alfresco entertaining. The wooden Summerhouse borders the patio.
A modern triple car port, workshop and log store has full length storage over with excellent scope for ancillary or office use. The building is connected to all services with access to the store.
The land is made up of 2¾ acres of permanent pasture in two paddocks, with mains water supply to troughs. There are two very useful outbuildings; an old stone stable and a pig sty, 2 greenhouses, plus a timber stable and tack room.
Mains gas central heating & Aga, mains electricity and water, private drainage to a septic tank. There is also a functioning well in the paddock.
Central heating throughout, all windows are double glazed.
Modern end of the house has underfloor heating on both floors.
Fast fibre broadband is connected.
Forest of Dean District Council: 01594 810000.
Band F (currently £2,417 pa)
Lights in the drawing room; these light fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
Gorsely and Newent. Further information is available at: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk
Newent and Ross-on-Wye. For further information, please visit the above website.
Gloucester, Monmouth (easily 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
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.
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.
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 Woodlands can be found on your right hand 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.
By prior appointment via Grant & Co on 01531 637341.
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