Guide Price £450,000
The Tufts, Lydney, Gloucestershire
A sympathetically improved and extended former 'two up two down' Miner's cottage built c.1840 in a very pleasant setting adjacent to forestry commission land on the edge of the popular village of Bream, with facilities including Doctor's surgery, chemist, coffee shop, garage, Post Office, Library. There is versatile and charming family accommodation of great character with exposed beams and fireplaces, together with solid oak doors and very attractive cottage gardens with countryside and woodland outlook. This property is ideal for those wishing to enjoy a rural lifestyle and yet remain within reach of local facilities and has direct access to the famous Forest of Dean which is characterised by more than 42 square miles of mixed woodland and is one of the oldest surviving ancient woodlands in England. A large area was reserved for royal hunting before 1066 and remained as the second largest crown forest in England, the largest being the New Forest. This has been a much loved family home for the current Vendors who were looking for a walking, cycling, 'dogs and wellies' lifestyle which this property has given them in abundance. The M48 motorway is approximately 12 miles distant giving onward access to Bristol, London, Newport or Cardiff with the town of Lydney being approximately 3 miles distant offering a range of facilities to include schools, restaurants, pubs and leisure facilities. The accommodation comprises boot room, reception hall, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, living room, nook, four bedrooms (en-suite to master) and family bathroom.
Approached Off A Quiet Lane, The Solid Wood Door Leads Into:- -
Boot Room - Tiled floor. Exposed stone walling. Half glazed door into:-
Reception Hall - Feature fireplace housing wood-burning stove which is also connected to the hot water system. Stairs off.
Dining Room - 4.01m x 2.50m (13'2" x 8'2") -
Kitchen / Breakfast Room - 6.46m x 4.01m (21'2" x 13'2") - Fitted with a range of base and wall cupboards with granite worktops. NEFF double open, DE DIETRICH 4-ring electric hob with extractor over. Plumbing for dishwasher. Space for American style fridge/freezer. Twin stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Pan drawer. Exposed beams. Stable type door to:-
Utility Room - 4.38m x 2.47m (14'4" x 8'1") - Slate floor with underfloor heating. Base units wall cupboard, Belfast sink with mixer tap. Coat hanging space. Plumbing for automatic washing machine. Solid wood door to terrace.
Cloakroom - Comprising wash hand basin and low level wc.
Living Room - 3.64m x 3.62m (11'11" x 11'11") - Dual aspect. Feature fireplace with working fire. Through to:-
Stairs To First Floor And Landing -
Bedroom One - 4.34m x 4.02m (14'3" x 13'2") - Dual aspect) Sliding glazed doors to Juliette balcony with magnificent views over rolling countryside and forest beyond. Two built in wardrobes.
En-Suite Shower Room - Comprising low level wc, vanity unit with wash hand basin, step in shower with marble surround. Ladder style radiator. Access to loft space.
Bedroom Two - 3.62m x 3.62m (11'11" x 11'11") - (Front) Period fireplace (boarded up).
Bedroom Three - 3.74m x 2.48m (12'3" x 8'2") - Dual aspect. Velux window. Vaulted ceiling with exposed oak beams. Pedestal wash hand basin.
Bedroom Four - 2.91m x 2.53m (9'7" x 8'4") - (Rear) Currently used as an office.
Family Bathroom - Comprising bath with shower mixer tap, low level wc, stand mounted wash hand basin and shower cubicle. Cupboard housing hot water cylinder.
The property benefits from an ATTACHED LARGE GARAGE, 5.08m x 4.91m, with up and over door, power and light.
The cottage gardens and grounds are a particular feature of this property and offer an oasis of tranquillity and charm benefitting from a brick paviour terrace and patio, both of which are perfect for entertaining or to sit and enjoy the long summer days.
There are lawns, an abundance of established plants, shrubs and trees, vegetable beds, fruit bushes, two pergolas with an array of climbing plants and at the lower end of the garden an extensive area of further lawns and fruit trees, currently used for keeping chickens.
There is also a charming secret and meandering path leading to a small stumpery which overlooks fields and forestry land beyond, the path then meanders back to the main terrace. To the side of the cottage is a log storage and preparation area with pedestrian door to the garage. There is a further log store reached from the front of the property.
The front also benefits from an area providing parking for several cars.
AGENTS NOTE: There is Full Planning permission for the erection of a detached double garage, workshop and first floor loft storage over (P1739/11/2011) on the lower lawn. This includes access across Forestry Commission land.
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- Immaculately presented detached cottage of immense character & charm
- Approximately 12 miles from M48 motorway network for commuting to Bristol, London, Newport or Cardiff
- Parking for several cars & large garage
- Dating back to c1840. Edge of popular village location
- Boot room, reception hall, dining room,
- Kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, living room, nook
- 4 bedrooms (en-suite to master) & family bathroom.
- Very attractive cottage gardens
- Sympathetically extended & improved over recent years
- Edge of spectacular countryside & Forest of Dean