17 bed detached house to rent Lydney Park Estate, Lydney, Gloucestershire GL15
Points of interest
- Aylburton Church of England Primary School0.4 miles
- The Dean Academy0.7 miles
- Lydney1 miles
- Lydney Harbour2.1 miles
These distances are calculated in a straight line. The actual route and distance may vary.
Features and description
- Substantial country residence
- Period features
- Spacious accomodation
- Mature landscaped gardens
- Far reaching views over the river Severn
Positioned in a commanding setting within spectacular Arts and Crafts style parkland at the southern entrance to the estate, the property is set in a slightly elevated situation looking out over the deer park towards the river. Park Mansion sits enclosed on all sides by its mature gardens and ground, with wonderful views over its own land and the surrounding countryside. Lydney Park Estate is situated on the outskirts of the village of Aylburton, Gloucestershire located on the west bank of the river Severn, near the Forest of Dean. The town of Lydney is 1.6 miles distant offering a friendly, welcoming community and a variety of amenities including a hospital, superstore shopping, a station and day-to-day amenities. The location also benefits from being situated close to the M4 and M5 motorways which are accessed via the A48 making visiting and commuting very easy.
There is National Hunt Racing at the world-famous Cheltenham Racecourse. Golf at Lydney and Forest Hills. The Forest of Dean offers fabulous walks and mountain biking as well as a range of cultural attractions and there is also the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sailing and watersports are available on the rivers Severn and Wye. For those keen to partake in field sports there is an abundance of opportunity in the area.
The total accommodation extends to over 17,000 sq ft, with generously proportioned rooms for entertaining, dining, family areas and domestic duties across two floors. There are views from every window across the deer park and the surrounding grounds, providing a different outlook on each side of the house. Many attractive features include marble baths, exquisite original fireplaces, capacious window bays, wall panelling and ceiling detailing. Though some of the house requires modernisation, the owner has made significant improvements to a number of spaces including a fully renovated kitchen/family room on the ground floor and updates to most of the bedrooms and bathrooms.
The property is entered via a commanding entrance hall featuring an imposing chandelier, fireplace and oak staircase leading up to a galleried landing. The formal ground floor accommodation includes a fabulous dining room on the east side of the house and a separate drawing area to the south. In addition there is an especially lovely open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room which is ideal for informal entertaining and serves as the hub of the home, with zoned areas for food preparation, dining and relaxing. The room has been recently refurbished and is presented in an industrial modern style, with twin kitchen islands, modern light fixtures, sleek designer kitchen units and a variety of premium integrated Smeg appliances.
There is one accessible bedroom with adjoining w.c. On the ground floor, with doors to the garden, which could equally be used as an additional reception or study space. On the first floor, there are several options for a main bedroom suite including four very generous bedrooms either with full en suite or jack and jill style bath or shower rooms. The remaining bedrooms are all king or double size with use of shared bathroom facilities.
Domestic accommodation includes a large laundry room with ample storage, a generous boot room, two artifact rooms, a cook's kitchen for catering staff and a separate pantry, a large garage and a tack room. A self-contained apartment on the first floor provides a kitchen, dining space, sitting room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms for staff, and has its own entrance and staircase from the ground floor. There are many more ancillary rooms providing storage and w.c. Facilities.
Lydney Park is surrounded by its grounds and well-presented gardens, which are open to paying public visitors during the spring a couple of days each week. A sweeping tarmacadam driveway leads through impressive farmland including a deer park where there are grazing deer; the driveway is shared with the Coach House and Top Cottage. There are large parking areas to the front and north side of the property, where there is also access to an integral garage. The beautiful formal gardens were landscaped in the 1950s to include two impressive fountain pools, shrub gardens, herbaceous borders, terraces and parkland areas, with expansive views beyond the lawns to the surrounding farmland and countryside. The park is home to many substantial, exotic and rare trees which have been planted by successive generations of the family. A wide-ranging replanting programme has also ensured excellent colour during the spring, including flowering cherries, magnolias, scented shrubs and a plethora of spring bulbs at the entrance to the estate. There is also a separate eight-acre woodland garden featuring oak, chestnut, rhododendrons, azaleas and acers.
Square Footage: 17025 sq ft
The location benefits from being situated close to the M4 (15 miles) and M5 motorways which are accessed via the A48 making visiting and commuting very easy. Bristol is approximately 18 miles away and easily commutable via the A48. The house is also well placed for commuting to a number of Midlands business centres, and with the M5 nearby, Birmingham is within easy reach for both its commercial and leisure activities along with its international airport. Main train line services run from Lydney station via Gloucester, with trains to London Paddington from 1 hour 50 minutes.
M5 motorway (J5) 18 miles
M4 motorway (J23) 15 miles
Lydney station 1 mile
Bristol International Airport 35 miles
Birmingham International Airport 79 miles
Cheltenham 28 miles
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