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7 bedroom detached house for sale

The Hudnalls, St. Briavels, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15

Sold STC £850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning and breath-taking views of the Wye Valley
  • 9 acres of land including ancient woodland
  • Scandinavian style house
  • Generous accommodation
  • Annex which can be made into a B&B business.
  • All weather tennis court
  • Triple garage, workshop and playroom
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A most individual ‘hidden’ home in stunning 9 acre grounds with breathtaking views. Excellent scope to generate income through Air B & B utilising annexe.


Set on the edge of the Hudnalls mixed woodland and borders with Natural England SSSI woodland and high up above the Wye Valley, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Chepstow, Monmouth, Coleford and Lydney are within 8/10 miles and notable amenties include a nearby Waitrose and Tesco as well as very good schools, state and independent, including Monmouth Boys and Haberdashers for the girls. For leisure the nearby Lindors Country House Hotel has tennis courts and a swimming pool. The village of St Briavels with the Castle, Church, pub, shop, garage and village hall that is a venue for numerous clubs, classess and a monthly farmers market. The nearby village of Brockweir includes a local store for daily produce opened by HRH Prince Charles and for a more eclectic mix of boutiques and shops the regional shopping centre at Cribbs Causeway is approx 23 miles away. Bristol City centre is approximately 27.5 miles distant. Rail services are available from Gloucester and Bristol Parkway to a number of cities nationwide. Bristol and Cardiff airports offer flights to European and some long haul destinations.


The Blue Barn occupies a truly stunning location approached via a heavily wooded lane in the heart of the beautiful Wye Valley. A secure gated driveway sweeps past heavily stocked shrub borders to an impressive, wide pavioured courtyard parking area to the front of the property. Immediately one is struck by the sense of peace and tranquillity and the extraordinary explosion of colour provided by the incredible array of Heathers, Azaleas, Choisya and evergreens of every hue. The house sits in an area of outstanding natural beauty and built in a Scandinavian style, the home enjoys terrific privacy with private grounds of some 9 acres surrounded by the ancient woodlands and the Tintern forest. The house was built in 1990 and offers exceptionally generous accommodation with nine en suite rooms on three levels. The house would be perfect for those seeking space for a growing family but given that in the past it has been run as a successful Bed & Breakfast business and business hospitality venture, it clearly offers great potential in this regard as well. The grounds have been carefully planted to keep the maintenance levels as low as possible, and the organic orchard immediately adjacent to the home comprises of a total of 56 trees with Apple, Pear, Greengage and Plum. An all weather tennis court is set to the front of the home with triple garage adjacent and a most useful large recreation room above which would make a fine home office if so desired. The home is fully protected by a security system with Continental security shutters on the first and lower ground floors and a four KWP solar PV system providing a useful contribution to running costs. A few gentle steps lead to the front door with Danish hardwood flooring running throughout the ground floor. The dual aspect drawing room opens to a wide south facing raised terrace with archway to the 20 ft kitchen/dining room, well fitted with an extensive range of wall and base units. There are seven bedrooms arranged over ground and first floor with a lower ground floor providing a separately accessed laundry room and independent two bedroom apartment. This features Spanish marble en suites, sauna cabin and small kitchen area all sitting beneath the ground floor terrace. To the rear of the brick built garage outbuilding is a large workshop area that had plumbing installed as was originally intended as a gymnasium with wash room facilities.

Square Footage: 3,658 sq ft
Acreage: 9 Acres



From M4 follow signs to Chepstow M48, cross old Severn bridge and turn right to Chepstow. At next r’bout turn right again to Chepstow following signs to Gloucester (A48). Go through edge of town past Tesco; after ½ mile take left (B4228) to St Briavels and Forest of Dean/Coleford. Turn right again at mini roundabout, follow B4228 for c6 (winding) miles past Tidenham and Hewelsfield.

Before St Briavels village (c 100 yards after village sign) turn left to St Briavels Common on Pettymarsh Lane and left at T junction onto Coldharbour Lane going through Coldharbour hamlet for about ¾ mile .

100 yards after the red telephone box, turn right, on Hudnalls Loop Road. Go down here for ¾ mile past Birchfield House (big white house very close to road). At the lowest part of the loop, where it turns uphill left again, is a house called Sitting Green Cottage; turn right here on the “No Through Road”, pass the entrance to Hudnalls House on the right hand side and take the next fork right, continue down the steep hill ignoring the turn on the left and continue down the long track with the driveway to The Blue Barn towards the bottom on the left hand side.

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05 May 2017

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