4 bedroom detached house
£325,000
Bell Hill, Lydbrook, Gloucestershire. GL17
  • Detached 4 Bedroom Victorian Village Home
  • 2 Acres of Ground, Garden, Woodland & Orchard
  • Paddock with Derelict Cottage, Beautiful Views
  • Walk to Shops, School, Health Centre
This handsome period house with two acres of ground stands elevated in the heart of the village, a position with a commanding view over the Forest of Dean towards the Wye Valley. This substantial Victorian property has a compelling history, built as a family home by a prominent businessman of the day, the owner of the village bakery. It is a home of much character with a warm welcoming ambiance. The many unspoiled period features include working window shutters and original fireplaces. With four reception rooms and four double bedrooms there is plenty of comfortable living space. The terrace along the front of the house is a perfect vantage spot to view and appreciate the brilliant sunset at the end of the day. The bulk of the land is in walking distance above and beyond the house.

Sitting Room
Window to front with original shutters, under stair storage/coat cupboard, alcove cupboard, fireplace with inset multi-fuel stove, doors to kitchen and snug, stairs to first floor.

Snug
Window to front with original shutters, built in glazed alcove cupboards, open fireplace, exposed floorboards, door to rear study.

Study
Window and door to side.

Kitchen
Fitted wall and base units, plumbing for white goods, stove with gas hob, quarry tile floor, door to dining room/games room.

Dining Room
Windows to front and side, roof lantern, wall mounted gas central heating boiler, wood floor, patio doors to garden.

Landing
Window to front, access to roof space, built in airing cupboard, doors to bedrooms 1,2,3,4 and family bathroom.

Bedroom 1
Window to front, access to loft, original feature fireplace. Bedroom 2
Window to front.

Bedroom 3
Window to side.

Bedroom 4
Window to side.

Family Bathroom
Roof light, bath with electric shower over, WC, wash hand basin.

Garden
The garden around the house is mostly laid to lawn. Doors from the dining room open out onto a flagstone patio. There is a garden shed in the far corner. It is a delightful sheltered area with roses, wisteria, apple trees, a fig tree, raspberries and blueberries. The tiered vegetable plot has a natural spring and is shaded by a cherry blossom tree. The chicken house is included.

Outside
The approach to the cottage is on foot from the village below. There is an area of level garden around the house with stunning views over the surrounding countryside. The remainder of the ground slopes sharply, it is accessed separately on foot from the house. The whole plot extends to approximately 2 acres. It is divided into 5 plots, some wooded, one with a derelict cottage believed to have a water supply. The orchard produces a good crop of fruit including apples, red pear and plum, hazelnuts and wild raspberries. There is alternative access to the top of land from an established track which is currently not suitable for vehicles.

Directions
From the bottom of Lydbrook (B4234) with the River Wye behind you, proceed up through the village for approximately 0.6 of a mile. The lane leading to the cottage is on the right just before the Old Bakery (undergoing renovation). Look for our directional arrow. Follow the lane which bears left behind the houses then right. The Elms is the last property on the left hand side.

Directions
From the bottom of Lydbrook (B4234) with the River Wye behind you, proceed up through the village for approximately 0.6 of a mile. The lane leading to the cottage is on the right just before the Old Bakery (undergoing renovation). Look for our directional arrow. Follow the lane which bears left behind the houses then right. The Elms is the last property on the left hand side.

This property is marketed by:

Ferrino & Partners
47-49 High Street, Lydney
01594 447897
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