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The Folly, Parkend, Lydney


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Unique opportunity to purchase the home of the renowned contemporary ceramic artist, Mary Rose Young

We are delighted to offer a cottage unlike any other - an artistically designed and created home which embraces every sphere of colour and interpretation imaginable.

A unique opportunity to purchase the home of the renowned contemporary ceramic artist, Mary Rose Young. Oak house was discovered by Mary Rose in the late 1980's and she has since carried out improvements and additions to suit her own inimitable style and sympathetically retaining many features relevant to its period. Mary Rose has decorated every surface of every room with vivid colours which reflect her style and bright and beautiful pottery.

In addition to the house a workshop was built which provides the space for her pottery and popular gallery and adjacent to the workshop is a separate two storey outbuilding. 

Mary Rose Young makes her unique range of "Alice in Wonderland" pottery at her studio here and her unique style of ceramics has attracted the attention of many celebrity shoppers.

The main residence comprises 27'0" (8.23m) sitting room, separate dining room, study, kitchen and separate cloakroom. To the first floor are three bedrooms, tent room as described by Mary Rose and bathroom. We believe that the photos speak for themselves.

Nestled within The Royal Forest of Dean is the historic village of Parkend which is surrounded by Forestry Commission land and within the area opens up a world of endless leisure pursuits.The village of Parkend has two public houses, Whitemead Forest Leisure Park, Parish Church, Nagshead Nature Reserve, Dean Field Study Centre, Dean Forest Railway and local village shop.  


Decorative walls, quarry tiled floor, twin panelled radiator, window to front, doors to workshop/gallery and kitchen. 

18'6" x 9'3" (5.64m x 2.82m)
Brightly coloured base storage units, ceramic hob, electric oven, glass display cabinet, recess for fridge, double glazed windows to rear aspect, high sloping ceiling with painted beams.. 

Door to outside. 

Low level W.C., wash hand basin, plumbing for washing machine. 

Two very worn stone steps from the kitchen lead to the dining room.

15'2" x 13'3" (4.62m x 4.04m)
Decorative twin wooden doors to kitchen, exposed wooden floor, double glazed window to side, brightly coloured painted stone walls, twin panelled radiator, decorative ceiling with chandelier, fixed display cabinet. Open doorway to study and twin decorative doors to:

27'8" x 13'9" (8.43m x 4.19m)
Two windows to front and one to side, feature fireplaces at either end of the room, coloured beamed ceiling, Mary Rose chandelier. Twin glass doors to front courtyard.

11'4" x 12'9" (3.45m x 3.89m)
Flag stone floor, door to outside, window to side, feature stone fireplace, beamed ceiling, stairs to: 


13'2" x 12'5" (4.01m x 3.78m)
Double glazed window to side, wooden floor, Mary Rose candle chandelier,creative ceramic wash hand basin with ceramic flower taps, twin panelled radiator. 

14'0" x 9'4" (4.27m x 2.84m)
Window to side, period fireplace, built in airing cupboard, wash hand basin set in chest of drawers, brightly striped coloured walls.

16'7" x 13'7" (5.05m x 4.14m)
Currently used as a dressing room. Decorative floor, windows to front, high apex ceiling, door to bathroom, unusual bespoke wrought iron staircase leading to what Mary calls The Tent Room.

13'10 x 9'3" (4.22m x 2.82m)
With limited head height. 

13'6" x 9'9" (4.11m x 2.97m)
Free standing period style bath, hand painted wash hand basin and W.C., period style towel rails, brightly coloured tiles and walls, shower cubicle, high apex ceiling, single panelled radiator and window to front. 

A two storey detached building which measures 32'0" x 23'0"  (9.75m x 7.01m ) with open space on the ground floor currently used as the pottery, twin doors to outside, four panelled radiators, windows to rear aspect, staircase to first floor. The second floor measures 32'0" x 22'0" (9.75m x 6.71m) open plan space currently used as the gallery, separate cloakroom, apex ceiling, undereaves storage, six roof lights, panelled radiators, doors to outside with connecting platform to:

32'9" x 8'8" (9.98m x 2.64m)
Two storey building with power and light. 

To the front of the main residence is a cottage courtyard garden, a rear courtyard gives access to the boiler house and there is parking adjacent to the house. The property enjoys direct woodland access. 

We are advised FREEHOLD to be verified through your solicitor. 

From the Lydney branch proceed as if going towards Chepstow, turn right into Forest Road, proceed through the village of Whitecroft through to Parkend. On entering Parkend turn left at the crossroads, at the 'T' junction turn left passing the Pike House on the left, continue along this road until you reach a cluster of cottages where you will find Oak House on the right.

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Added on Rightmove:
29 April 2014

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