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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Hope Mansell, Ross-On-Wye

Sold STC £650,000

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A rarely available four double bedroom detached cottage which has undergone superb refurbishment to offer excellent accommodation throughout yet tastefully retains its many original features.The property benefits from approx 1.5 acres of paddocks and has fabulous out riding on the doorstep.

* Open Plan Living/Kitchen/Dining Room* Sitting Room * Four Double Bedrooms* Bathroom * Utility/Shower Room * Double Garage * 1.5 acres Gardens & Paddocks * Stable Block * Double Glazing * Oil Central Heating * Solar Assisted Hot Water * Private Water Source * Fantastic Rural Location * Extensive Parking * EPC Rating F

The cottage lies approx 0.75 mile along a forestry commission track which is flanked by woodland along the way in the much sought after hamlet of Hope Mansel. Ideally positioned on the edge of the glorious Forest of Dean which extends to approx 24,000 acres of spectacular scenery. The surrounding woodland provides superb out-riding with miles of bridle ways interspersed throughout the woodland and surrounding countryside, this in turn provides a safe environment for people with horses and livestock alike. The cottage has undergone vast improvement by the current owners and provides a fantastic open plan kitchen/living/dining area which is extremely contemporary yet in keeping with its surroundings. The new extension provides a modern feel yet retains a wealth of original features with brick built fireplace and exposed ceiling beams which perfectly complement the original stone cottage. The property takes full advantage of its spectacular surroundings with views from all aspects towards neighbouring woodland and hillsides. Those seeking a property in a fantastic secluded setting yet with a modern feel will have found just that with this cottage. Viewing is highly recommended

Gated side entrance with brick pathway with flagstone steps and hardwood door leading to:

Front Entrance Porch:

With hanging space for coats two windows to the front aspect with attractive outlook over the formal gardens and hardwood door providing access to:

Sitting Room: 12'9" x 23'4" (3.89m x 7.11m)
Forming part of the original cottage with exposed feature stone wall. Bay fronted double glazed windows to the front aspect and superb inglenook fireplace with original pot stand and inset wood burning stone on a raised stone hearth. Feature bread oven. Picture window to the side aspect. Exposed original ceiling timbers. Double doors leading to

Kitchen/Living/Dining Area: 
A superb, contemporary open plan area with limestone flooring which really sets the tone. An extremely light and spacious open plan reception space consisting of:

Kitchen Area: 17'10" x 20'8" (5.44m x 6.3m)
With floor to ceiling high energy rating aluminium double glazed windows to the rear aspect with fantastic countryside views over paddocks and neighbouring woodland.  A superb  light and spacious area with a bespoke range of fitted base mounted units with integrated four ring gas hob and electric oven beneath, Belfast sink, granite worktops throughout with matching granite up-stands, integrated oil fired Aga which provides additional cooking area and also the benefit of supplying hot water, a brick feature wall with bespoke clock, many features with bespoke fitted lighting sets the tone for a truly contemporary space with fantastic bespoke central island believed to have come out of a Polish tank factory which has been tastefully refurbished to create a fantastic kitchen island with storage in abundance with power points and decorative splash-backs. Recessed ceiling spotlights, space for an american style  fridge freezer. Ledge and brace door providing access to a useful under stairs larder cupboard. Superb breakfast area with exposed brick plinths and decorative recessed and stone hearth with attractive oak beams and useful integrated storage units. Open plan feel with continuation of the limestone flooring.

Dining Area: 13'3 x 15'10" (4.04m x 4.83m)
With French double doors leading to a superb courtyard. Having an extremely contemporary feel throughout. Steps leading down to the Snug: with floor to ceiling high energy rated aluminium double glazed units with superb outlook towards the paddock and surround woodland. brick built fireplace with stainless steel flue and black gloss wood burning stove. with log store and brick display niches. Bi-fold door bring the outside in with fantastic outlook.

Boot Room: with quarry tiled flooring,  fitted settle with storage beneath and hanging space for coats matching ledge and brace door leading to:

WC: With continuation of quarry tiled flooring, corner wash hand basin, low level WC and obscured hardwood double glazed window to rear aspect. Access can also be gained to the double garage.

From the dining room, staircase leads to first floor part galleried landing area with access to good sized loft space. Three windows to the rear elevation provide additional natural light with excellent study area if required. Radiator, power points, Matching array of ledge and brace doors lead to

Dressing Area: 8'9" x 12'7" (2.67m x 3.84m)
Having hardwood double glazed window with shutters to the front aspect with the addition of a velux window providing extra light into this superb area. An incredibly light and spacious room with original A frame beams extending through to the 

Master Bedroom: 12'10' x 13'5" (3.91m x 4.09m)
Having hardwood double glazed window with shutters to the front aspect with superb views. A wonderful light and spacious room with addition of velux window providing extra natural light.

Bedroom 2: 10'5" x 13'5" (3.18m x 4.09m)
Having a bespoke range of hardwood double glazed windows to the front aspect with French style shutters having a glorious outlook towards neighbouring countryside. A lovely light and spacious double room with window onlooking towards the dining area providing additional natural light. Fantastic range of fitted recessed storage cupboards with hanging rails and built in shelved storage areas. 

Bedroom 3: 9'9" x 17'4" (2.97m x 5.28m)
Incredibly light and spacious with hard wood double glazed windows to front, size and rear aspects. A lovely side double room with radiator and power points.

Bedroom 4: 9'7" x 10'10" (2.92m x 3.3m)
Having hardwood double glazed window to the rear aspect with fantastic outlook over paddock and neighbouring woodland. Access to loft space.

Extremely well fitted with velux window to rear aspect and white bathroom suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, wood panel bath with mixer tap shower and feature recess providing extra storage, Walk in tiled shower cubicle, exposed flooring and wall mounted stainless steel heated towel rail. 

Utility Area/Shower Room: 6'11" x 11' (2.11m x 3.35m)
Having velux windows to the rear aspect with attractive built in recess providing additional storage. The utility space has plumbing for automatic washing machine, space for tumble dryer and tiled splash backs. Double doors lead to immersion heater which is solar assisted in summer and can also be fed from the oil fired Aga or electric immersion heater if necessary. The shower area has a walk in enclosed shower cubicle with tiled splash backs, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin.

One of the main features of the property are the outside areas which are in an extremely secluded area with the property being approached via a sweeping forestry commission track which provides access to a substantial parking area, suitable for several large vehicles including horse boxes and farm machinery, if necessary. From here access can be gained too:

Attached Double Garage: 20'1" x 17'4"  (6.12m x 5.28m)
Steel up and over doors and window to both aspects. Range of floor standing fitted units with larder style unit, twin basins and floor standing oil fire combination boiler supplying the central heating. connecting door leading to boot room.

From the parking area access can be gained to gated side entrance which leads to the formal gardens of the property with attractive sunny aspect and with fantastic outlook towards the neighbouring paddocks and onwards towards hillside. Brick built pathways being interspersed with shrubs and trees with many lawned areas and steps leading down to further sunny patio with lovely brick built canopy ideally situated for a hot tub with breathtaking views over the neighbouring fields with recessed area for fire along with outside lighting and heating. From here there is a Cotswold stone chipping gravelled area again interspersed with shrubs and lovely outlook. Steps lead up to brick built patio again with beautiful outlook. The majority of the one and a half acres are mainly laid to small paddocks with water and are enclosed by ranch fencing. Vehicular access at numerous points providing easy access through to the:

Detached Stable Block including Tack Room and Hay Barn:
Stable: 22'11" x 18'7" (6.99m x 5.66m) 
With two reclaimed Victorian style enclosures. Cold water feed, power points and lighting. Internal door which provides access through to:
Tack Room: 18'7" x 6'  ( 5.66m x 1.83m)
With lighting, power and cold water feeds substantial racking for storage area and window to the front aspect.
Hay Barn: 18'7" x 7'8" (5.66m x 2.34m)
Which is externally accessed. With pedestrian and livestock access directly into the paddocks. the paddocks are extremely well laid out and all enclosed by ranch style fencing and bordered by babbling stream which flows into a natural pond.  Viewing comes highly recommended to truly appreciate the property's fantastic location.

From Ross on Wye take the A40 heading west towards Gloucester passing through the villages of Weston Under Penyard and Ryeford.  Take the right turn signposted Drybrook and continue along this lane for approximately 1 mile passing the Wonky Donkey pub on your left hand side and entering the village of Lea Bailey End. As you leave the village take the turning on the right into Eunice Saunders Way. Continue on this lane for approx ¾ mile. As you exit the woodland turn left just after the cattle grid. Turn immediately left and follow this track through the tree canopy and take the next left junction along a forestry commission track, follow this track up the hill and down a tarmac track and you will pass a small cottage on the right hand side, take the next turning right after this cottage and Bailey Brook Cottage will be found at the bottom of the track on the left hand side.

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