Charming, period detached cottage with land, in need of further improvement, situated in a pretty and sought after rural location
Characterful detached 1 bed period cottage (1,739 sq ft)
Spacious fitted kitchen, utility/boot room, sitting room, conservatory
Large garden, polytunnel, timber stores and barn
Pasture paddock, pond, parking, secluded location
|Summary of Features|| * Characterful detached period cottage (1,739 sq ft)|
* 1 double bedroom, bathroom and downstairs shower room
* Spacious fitted kitchen with separate utility/boot room
* Cosy sitting room with inglenook, large conservatory
* Large garden, polytunnel, timber stores and barn
* Pasture paddock, pond, parking, secluded location
|Location|| * Mileages: Redmarley (village) 1½ miles, Newent 3 miles, Ledbury 8 miles, Ross-on-Wye 11½ miles, Gloucester & Great Malvern 13 miles, Cheltenham 17½ miles, Hereford 21½ miles, Birmingham 52½ miles|
* Road: M50 (Jct 2) 3½ miles, M5 (Jct 8) 14 miles
* Railway: Ledbury, Gloucester
* Airport: Bristol (55 miles), Birmingham (58½ miles)
|Acreage|| In all 1.64 Acres.|
|Situation|| Pauntley is a small rural parish and village, located between Redmarley and Newent, on the borders of the Three Counties in west Gloucestershire. This popular area of Gloucestershire benefits from beautiful rural countryside, being renowned for its apple orchards and vineyards. The property occupies a quiet position enjoying views over its own land and offers a much sought after pastoral quality of life combined with accessible and excellent road and rail links.|
|Keepers Cottage|| * This charming cottage has been partially refurbished but does require further work to either complete the current property or, offers potential to totally renovate and extend, subject to the necessary permissions.|
* The property would originally have been a thatched, two up two down cottage, which is believed to date back to the 18th century, possibly earlier.
* The rooms within the property are all located off the main reception hall, which also houses the stairs to the first floor.
* There is a cosy sitting room with inglenook fireplace inset with a wood-burner which opens out to a large conservatory overlooking the rear garden and pasture land.
* The spacious kitchen/breakfast room offers plenty of storage and there is more than enough space for a good-sized table and chairs. Leading off the kitchen is a useful utility/boot room with direct access to the rear garden. In addition, there is also a study and downstairs shower room.
* Open steps lead up to the first floor landing area (originally a second bedroom), currently unfinished, and subsequently to the large double bedroom, complemented by attractive exposed timbers/beams and a double height ceiling. There is also a large bathroom with separate bath and shower, also with double height ceiling.
|The Outside|| * The property is approached off a quiet rural lane via an unmade shared driveway, which leads to the property and parking spaces.|
* Large mature gardens surround the property, which are planted with a variety of established shrubs and trees, including a large walnut tree, offering plenty of scope for keen gardeners.
* The sloping pasture paddock borders the boundary of the garden and can be seen from both the garden and house and is complemented by a large wildlife pond.
* A modestly sized poly tunnel provides an option to grow one’s own produce and there is ample space to further develop the vegetable garden if desired.
* There are a collection of timber stores, a timber barn and log store offering plenty of storage or potential to remove and add a home office, stabling, or similar, subject to the necessary consents.
* Keepers Cottage enjoys a very private and quiet location with lovely views over the garden and surrounding land.
|Services|| Mains electricity. Mains water. Private drainage (septic tank). Electric shower. Combi boiler in situ, but not connected/checked. There is currently no running hot water or heating.|
|Broadband|| Standard broadband is connected. Fibre connection planned by Gigaclear in 2021.|
|Council Tax|| Band “D” (Circa £1,870 2020/21).|
|Local Authority|| Forest of Dean District Council: 01594 810000.|
|Listing|| This property is not Listed.|
|EPC|| Rated “G”.|
|Schools|| * Primary: Pauntley, Redmarley, Bromesberrow, Staunton & Corse |
* Secondary: Newent. Further information available at: www.fdean.gov.uk
* Independent schools: Malvern, Cheltenham, Hereford, Worcester & Gloucester have some outstanding independent schools. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk
|Local|| The parish of Pauntley has a Church, a village hall; which hosts a variety of community events during the year, including a popular beer festival in the summer, and a primary school. The popular village of Redmarley has a church, primary school, village hall, playgroup and pub, with the busy market town of Newent offering a range of shops, a doctor’s surgery, 2 supermarkets and most services to meet day-to-day requirements. Further shopping and leisure facilities can be found close by in Ledbury, Malvern and Tewkesbury, with more extensive retail and cultural facilities available in Cheltenham and Gloucester.|
|Recreational|| Redmarley has its own village cricket, tennis and football clubs, and the surrounding area provides a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities, particularly in the Malvern Hills and the Wye Valley, both renowned for their outstanding natural beauty. There are leisure centres & swimming pools in Newent and Ledbury and the renowned International Centre for Birds of Prey is easily accessible in Newent. A wide variety of events, from antique fairs to agricultural shows, take place at The Three Counties Showground, Malvern, throughout the year.|
|Additional Information|| There are some low beams/ceilings in the property. The track to the property is unmade and rustic and is owned by the neighbours. Keepers Cottage has a full legal right of access over the track.|
|Postcode|| GL19 3HZ.|
|Directions|| From Ledbury: Head out of town southwards on the A417 towards Gloucester and before getting to the M50, turn right sign posted to Bromsberrow Heath, continue to the end of lane and at the junction, head straight across and over the M50 and at the next junction turn left to Redmarley. Follow this road to the village and at the junction turn right, continue straight through the village. After exiting the village bear around the sharp left hand bend and follow the road downhill to the very bottom. At the bottom, head over the bridge (over the river Leadon) and from here the entrance to the property will be found after 0.6 miles on the right hand side, just before a cottage which fronts onto the road.|
Please Note: The turn onto the track is very sharp and you might need to turn around in the gateway a little further up the lane.
|Viewings|| By prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.|
|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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