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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1DN

Offers in Excess of £799,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Kitchen (separate)
  • Attic / Loft
  • Central Heating
  • Double Glazing

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Offers in excess of £799,950.
In the heart of the countryside, you will discover this unique property sitting in 2.5 acres, hidden away at the end of one of the longest driveways in Gloucestershire.

Paunt House of Pauntley parish Newent is a substantial detached Victorian farmhouse steeped in history. Situated in this exceptional location it offers views over the countryside from every window.
Fully renovated the house itself is spacious and comfortable, cleverly embracing traditional victorian style but with an environmentally friendly core. There is a detached garage for 4 vehicles, large workshop, greenhouse and paddock.
Tucked away up this country driveway of almost a mile you are far from the madding crowd, yet the M50 and Newent town are just a short drive away. This rare family home which has only been sold twice in the last 100 years is wonderfully unique in a highly desirable location.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES OF

Entrance Hall
Half glazed entrance door, telephone socket, radiator, staircase to first floor. Understair cupboard. 2 double power points, Door to:-

Study
14' x 13' (4.2m x 4m) Cast iron period fireplace with slate hearth, double glazed bay window overlooking walled garden and west facing double glazed window. 2 radiators, 3 double power points, central chandelier.

Lounge
21' x 16' (6.4m x 4.8m) Stone fireplace with wood burning stove, double glazed window to south elevation, exposed beams, double glazed french doors to east garden and patio area. 2 radiators, television point, 7 double power points, central chandelier and matching wall lights. Double doors to;

Orangery
20' x 13' (6m x 4m) Wooden floor, glass victorian style roof, beams, stunning and rare historic well (glass top 4' x 3' 1.2m x .9m), double glazed french doors to rear garden, windows to westerly aspect, radiator, 3 double power points, ceiling spot lights.

FROM HALLWAY TO

WC
6' x 3' (1.8m x .9m) Toilet and wash basin, tiled floor.Double glazed window.

Kitchen
17' x 13' (5.1m x 4m) Bay window overlooking front walled garden. Window seat with storage under, exposed beam, white fitted units with Arundel work surfaces, larder fridge, built in dishwasher. Range electric cooker with extractor hood all built into chimney breast, sink with mixer tap. Vertical radiator. Bespoke ceiling light fitments, 6 double power points. Arch to ;

Dining Room
15' x 12 (4.5m x 3.6m) High ceiling, central chandelier. Double glazed windows to front walled garden and east facing lawn. Double glazed door to patio area. Courtesy portal to kitchen, laminate flooring, 3 double power points. Door to;

Pantry
4' x 5' (1.2m x 1.4m) Washing machine and shelving.

FROM HALLWAY TO THE FIRST FLOOR

Landing
Double glazed window, radiator and double power point.

Bathroom
13' x 7' (4m x 2.1m) Window to east garden, white suite comprising, panelled bath with mixer tap, low level wc, wash basin, walk in shower, radiator.

Master Bedroom with Ensuite
21' x 16' (6.4m x 4.8m) Double glazed windows facing south, east and west, built in wardrobes, 4 double power points, telephone socket. 2 radiators, safety hatch. Ensuite - Corner bath with shower over and storage under, wc and basin. Double glazed window to rear. Radiator.

Bedroom 2
14' x 13' (4.2m x 4m) Double glazed windows to west and north aspects, 3 double power points, ceiling light with lazy pull. Safety hatch.

Bedroom 3
13' x 7' (4m x 2.1m) Double glazed window to front elevation. 2 double power points. Radiator.

FROM LANDING TO SECOND FLOOR

Landing
Double glazed window, radiator and double power point.

Bedroom 4
14' x 13' (4.2m x 4m) Double glazed windows to front aspect, velux to rear, 3 double power points, ceiling light. Safety hatch.

Bedroom 5
14' x 13' (4.2m x 4m) Double glazed windows to front aspect, velux to rear, 4 double power points, ceiling light. Safety hatch.

Bedroom 6
21' x 7' (6.4m x 2.1m)restricted height. Double glazed window to west and velux to south, 2 double power points, wall light, cupboards and Safety hatch.

OUTSIDE

Inner Courtyard
Having two raised flower beds, Greenhouse 10' x 8' (3.1m x 2.4m) steps to front and rear lawns. Door to;

Cellar
13' x 13' (4m x 4m) housing mains water, electric, telephone and Worcester Bosch oil combi boiler. Walkway to main courtyard, Garages and workshop.

Garage
40' x 17' (12.2m x 5.2m) suitable for 4 vehicles, power point and lights.Double doors to;

Workshop
20' x 17' (6m x 5.2m) Own fuseboard, lighting and water. Built in work bench, shelves and storage cubicles.

Large parking area to the south of workshop.


Lawns sweep around 3 sides of the house, with well stocked and established shrubbery and borders. Variety of plants carefully chosen over time to provide year round colour and interest, mostly evergreen.

Substantial Victorian water storage pool.

Collection of established fruit trees, including cherry, apple, pear, walnut, peach, plum, sweet chestnut.

There is a paddock of approx 1.25 acre which adjoins the garden.

This property has been lovingly nurtured and restored over the last 22 years. From roof downwards. (Full details on request)

Picking peaches and cherries in the summer whilst in the autumn gathering walnuts and sweet chestnuts for Christmas all add to the homely pleasure this special property brings.

(There is also a further 7.5 acres, cottage and barns available by separate negotiation).

Directions
Proceed from Newent towards Dymock on the A4215. Immediately after the 3 Choirs vineyard the entrance to the mile long driveway can be found, on the right.

Tenure
Freehold.

Services
Mains water, electricity, telephone/broadband. Oil fired central heating. Septic tank drainage.

Local Authority
Forest of Dean Tax Band E.

History
I. The original Paunt House (pant house) was listed in the doomsday book it was a large
stone farm. It burnt down in the 1880’s and the replacement is what stands here
today.
II. Pauntley was the birthplace and home of Dick Whittington.
III. A drovers path from the north and south once met at Paunt House it was created by
farm workers in the 1800-1900’s walking to work.
IV. The house is built on rock and stands very strong. The original build quality was
excellent having 9inch internal walls which was rare even in Victorian times.
V. The Victorian underground waterpit 18ft x 9ft x 9ft was built to hold all the rainwater
from the house. It was then used for the wash house and garden. The original wash
house was on the rear of the house.
VI. During the second world war, Paunt House played a role, providing a home to an
evacuee child called Johnathan Gee whilst also accommodating prisoners of war land
workers.
VII. The cellar ceiling has been scribed with people’s names through time.
VIII. During the 1960’s up to 1980’s Paunt house was a place for parties, with its remote
location and then large swimming pool, it hosted rock and roll stars and was part of
Telstar, The Tornadoes and Mick and the marauders scene. Paunt house was one of 3
farms adjoining each other owned by the same family who touched the music scene,
the Beatles visited and were photographed at the well of the family farm.
IX. In 1965 a little girl fell more than 50ft down the Paunt House well, she was rescued
unharmed. She lives locally.
X. In the 1980’s the house attic rooms were the ‘over winter’ residence of the ‘birds of
prey’ from the local centre.
No visitor ever leaves without saying it’s in a lovely spot.


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12 October 2016

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