Highbury house & coach house Recently renovated and refurbished to a high standard, this is a fine opportunity to acquire a period family home of character and to enjoy a very substantial subsidiary income from up to five outstanding self-contained holiday flats. Equally, as now, one or more of the flats would also be ideal for an elderly relative or family member.
The very attractive period house is Grade II listed and has an impressive entrance hall, three fine reception rooms, breakfast kitchen with 'Aga', cloakroom, utility and cellar. Upstairs are four bedrooms together with an independent self-contained apartment with interconnecting door and its own private external entrance.
The four remaining holiday lets are contained within a Victorian (circa 1850) stone fronted two storey coach house. Again, all recently refurbished to a high standard. This appealing two storey building provides three two bed flats and a one bed, all of immense character and most with private terrace enjoying the view. Occupancy rates are excellent and with only four of the five units currently let for holidays there is potential to improve on the already substantial £52,000 gross annual income (we are advised by the vendors that the holiday lets benefit from small business relief and, therefore, do not pay rates per se) ( / ).
The main house has been rewired, replumbed and has a new central heating system and boiler. The Coach House has also been rewired.
The property is well situated close to the tourist centres of Forest of Dean and enjoys superb views from an elevated setting over the nearby town of Lydney and the Severn Vale to the distant Cotswolds. Within Lydney are a comprehensive range of shops, schools and a railway station on the Cardiff/Gloucester line. Chepstow and The Severn Bridge (M48) are within 10 miles. The property is therefore easily accessible and the letting units are ideally situated for touring both The Forest of Dean and Lower Wye Valley.
Large Grade II listed 4 bed house Independent self-contained one bed apartment Coach house with 4 holiday units
Arched Recessed Porch
Main door to:-
Elegent Reception Hall (6.6m x 3.78m (21'8" x 12'5"))
Feature dressed York stone fireplace with hearth. Deep front window. Built-in glass fronted cupboard. Decorative ceiling rose, coving, dado and period frieze. Stairs off to first floor. Built-in linen cupboard. Door to all principal ground floor rooms. Period style column cast iron radiator.
Fine South Drawing Room (6.38m x 5.35m (20'11" x 17'7"))
Superb full height shuttered windows in the south and east elevations with fine views over the garden and a pair of double casement doors out to the south and east terraces. Feature carved wooden fireplace with mantel and matching bevelled mirror over, raised hearth and a recess with glass fronted wood-burner. Feature dado rail and period frieze. Stripped pine floor. Wall light points. Ceiling rose and coving. Period style radiator. Distinctive full height opening with folding doors through to:-
South Dining Room (6.36m x 4.09m (20'10" x 13'5"))
Full height shuttered window overlooking the south garden and an additional west window. Ceiling coving, rose and decorative wall frieze. Feature carved York stone fireplace with matching raised hearth and open grate (not working). Period style radiator.
Morning Room (4.66m x 3.76m (15'3" x 12'4"))
Feature double glazed window with panoramic easterly views over open fields towards the town and Severn Vale. Built-in full height cupboard. Ceiling rose and coving. Dado rail. Feature decorative fireplace with timber surround and mantel with a marble inset, matching hearth and open grate with coal effect living flame gas fire. Period style column cast iron radiator.
Dado and wood panelling. Door to kitchen and cellars. Period style cast iron radiator.
White suite comprising large pedestal wash hand basin with upstand and low level wc. Travertine tiled floor. Frost glazed side window. Period style cast iron radiator.
Kitchen And Breakfast Room
Breakfast Room (4.74m x 3.74m (15'7" x 12'3"))
Victorian panelling on wall. Double glazed sliding sash side window. Travertine tiled floor. Large brick recessed fireplace with inset maroon gas fired aga and wooden mantelpiece/shelving over. Period style column cast iron radiator. Dividing island unit. Open to:-
Kitchen (3.13m x 2.18m (10'3" x 7'2"))
Range of cream painted units with contrasting quartz worktops incorporating a white ceramic single drainer sink with mixer taps. Range of base cupboards and pan drawers together and fitted Rangemaster gas fired kitchen range cooker in maroon. Built-in microwave. Integrated dishwasher.
Utility Room (Off The Inner Hall) (3.14m x 2.58m (10'4" x 8'6"))
Quarry tiled floor. Base unit incorporating a single drainer ceramic sink with mixer taps and space and plumbing for automatic washing and tumble dryer. Wall mounted "Vaillant" gas fired boiler for domestic heating and large hot water storage tank. Built-in pantry cupboard and further walk-in broom cupboard.
Door to rear terrace and secondary stairs up to the independent self-contained apartment.
On The First Floor
Approached via the stairs from the hall to the landing. Built-in cupboard. There is internal access to the independent self-contained apartment off the half landing on the main staircase through a magnificent coloured glass and edged Victorian door.
With south window.
With feature original cast iron fireplace and surround.
The Master Bedroom Suite
Bedroom One (4.66m x 3.75m (15'3" x 12'4"))
Feature double glazed full height bay window with glorious views over the town towards the Cotswolds. Picture rail. Period style column cast iron radiator. Part glazed door to:-
'jack And Jill' En-Suite Shower Room
Travertine tiled walls with white suite comprising large quadrant shaped shower cubicle with glazed folding door screen and multi-head power shower, large pedestal wash hand basin and low level wc. Extractor fan. Period style cast iron towel rail. Range of built-in wardrobes. Door to:-
Bedroom Two (4.04m x 3.38m (13'3" x 11'1"))
Windows in the south and east elevations. Range of built-in fitted wardrobes. Picture rail. Period style column cast iron radiator. Door out to the inner landing.
Bedroom Three (4.26m x 4.07m (14'0" x 13'4"))
Windows in the south and west elevations. Range of fitted wardrobes/shelves. Period style column cast iron radiator. Picture rail. Door to:-
En-Suite / Family Bathroom
With white suite comprising free standing roll edge claw foot bath with mixer taps incorporating a telephonic shower attachment, high level Victorian style cistern and wc, large wash hand basin with upstand. Separate shower cubicle with deluge head shower. Period style towel rail/radiator. Door to landing.
Guest Bedroom Suite
Bedroom Four (4.26m x 4.07m (14'0" x 13'4"))
(plus a deep door recess). Double glazed side window. Decorative ceiling coving and rose. Picture rail. Vanity basin with mixer taps. Period style cast iron radiator. Door to:-
En-Suite Shower Room
Fully tiled shower cubicle with deluge head shower, Victorian style blue and white low level wc. Extractor fan.
The Independent Self-Contained Apartment
Integral first floor apartment with its own private external entrance to the rear porch with stairs up to the first floor.
Living Room (4.8+m x 3.68m max (15'9" x 12'1" max))
Into a deep bay window with seat for the fine easterly views over the town and to the Cotswolds in the distance. Original Victorian fireplace (sealed) with tiled inset, hearth and mantel and electric stove. Picture rail, coving and ceiling rose. Radiator.
With interconnecting door to the staircase of the main residence. Built-in cupboard
Fitted Kitchen (3.08m x 2.00m (10'1" x 6'7"))
Range of contemporary base and wall units in duck egg blue with formica worktops incorporating a single drainer stainless steel sink with mixer taps. Built-under glass fronted oven with glass hob over. Part tiled walls. Recess with plumbing for automatic washing machine or dishwasher. Space for upright fridge/freezer. Window overlooking the courtyard. Extractor fan. Radiator.
Bedroom (4.78m x 3.85m (15'8" x 12'8"))
(with door recess). Double glazed window overlooking the courtyard entrance. Access to loft. Ceiling coving. Radiator. Door to:-
En-Suite Shower Room
With white suite comprising large pedestal wash hand basin with upstand, low level wc, large shower cubicle with sliding door screen and thermostatic shower. Extractor fan. Part tiled walls. Radiator.
The beautiful mature gardens Landscaped terracing with fine views
The property stands within wonderful mature gardens on rising ground on the outskirts of the town and enjoys wonderful views from the house, the letting units and the gardens.
These gardens, over the years, have been terraced with natural stone and with several areas throughout the garden to sit and enjoy the sun or the shade together with the view at different times of the day. Within the garden are a huge variety of shrubs and several mature trees including copper beech and oak, and there are also several ponds. On the south side is a level area of formal lawn.
The property has a walled entrance and car park for up to seven vehicles with additional parking on the main driveway.
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