Featured Property: A rural family home with beautiful gardens and its own outbuildings in the Forest of Dean – Homes & Gardens

On the market with: www.naylorpowell.com

Property: Greenwood, Gorsley, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 7SE

Location: On the edge of the Forest of Dean near the Welsh border, the village of Gorsley is a particularly pretty spot, surrounded by woodland and overlooked by Linton Ridge and May Hill. The village itself has a primary school, post office, church and local pub – with further amenities in nearby Newent just seven minutes’ drive away.

Through the keyhole: This impressive detached country house set in just under an acre of land, believed to date from 1863, offers four bedrooms, four reception rooms, two bathrooms and a self-contained one bedroom annexe.

The porch is immaculately decorated throughout and features a striking arched window with a thumb latch stall door leading directly into the dining room with a charming exposed brick fireplace and solid oak floor.

Adjacent to the dining room is a spacious kitchen, dining and living area with ample space for a family dining table and an additional reception room. The kitchen itself has a spectacular vaulted ceiling, exposed stone walls and plenty of storage space; marble countertops; a central island; a stylish Esse wood stove; range cooker with 5 burner induction hob; Dishwasher; and a sink in Belfast. The kitchen also has French doors leading to a paved patio area which provides an excellent spot for al fresco dining.

Opposite the kitchen is a separate utility room with more storage space, a sink and space for a washing machine. On the wide, double-height hallway, Velux windows and French doors to the garden flood the area with natural light, while the exposed stone walls and floor really show off the character of this property. There is a stylish downstairs cloakroom and a natural oak staircase leading to the first floor.

Also on the ground floor, through a set of double glazed doors, is a huge L-shaped living room with wooden floors and a wood-burning stove providing a cozy focal point. With plenty of space for two sofas and an armchair, as well as a library area and reading corner, this lounge really is the heart of the home.

Upstairs there is a spacious landing with storage space leading to four double bedrooms and a family bathroom, one of the bedrooms benefiting from fitted wardrobes with striking French doors whilst the master bedroom has two fitted wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, double rain shower, heated Towel rail and lots of storage space.

The family bathroom has a freestanding bath, double shower and heated towel rail, with a Velux window letting in plenty of natural light.

The property is accessed via a private gated driveway with parking for several vehicles plus a triple garage. At the front of the house is a lawned area with a whimsical wish coupon being the prominent feature, whilst the rear garden is approximately 70 meters long with an expansive lawn; mature shrubs and flowers; an orchard; paved patio areas for lounging and al fresco dining; as well as a pond, greenhouse and shed.

Price: £925,000

SoGlos loves: The property also has an annex with its own entrance, a living area with an open-plan kitchen and a double bedroom overlooking the garden and an en-suite bathroom with a double shower. The self contained space is ideal for entertaining guests or could make a fantastic living space for older teenage children or an elderly relative.

For more informations: Visit www.naylorpowell.com.

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Thursday 30 June 2022

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