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A Unique Opportunity to Purchase a Stunning 7 Bedroom Period Town House, full of character and charm, presented in superb condition throughout within the historic market town of Newent.
Dining Hall – Sitting Room – Snug – Downstairs Bedroom 4 With Ensuite Bathroom – Kitchen/Breakfast Room – Utility Room/Lobby – Cloakroom – First Floor Drawing Room – Master Bedroom With Ensuite – Main Bathroom – 2 Further Double Bedrooms To The First Floor – Second Floor Bathroom – 3 Further Double Bedrooms/Studio – Garage – Parking For Several Vehicles – Separate Workshop – Private Landscaped Gardens
Cleeve House is a striking period property dating in part to the 17th Century with Queen Anne and Victorian additions. It is overflowing with history and the study was once used as a doctor’s surgery and waiting room. The house has been maintained to a high standard by the current owners, having had a new roof and heating system in the last 10 years. Intriguingly, every room has a different ambiance and personality, with the older part of the house feeling almost cottagey and the later additions of the large square rooms and higher ceilings offering a sense of elegance. It offers a convenient lifestyle for any potential purchaser with the advantage of being close to the town and a variety of good transport links. Perfect for a multi-generational family and with plenty of space for a home office, the configuration offers versatility to be split into separate dwellings with ease.
The historic market town of Newent offers a good range of facilities to meet most domestic requirements, including a supermarket, butchers, chemist and doctor’s surgery, as well as a variety of local independent shops. The town is home to the National Birds Of Prey Centre, has a beautiful arboretum and the world famous Three Choirs Vineyard. The town is at the centre of the Golden Triangle, so called because of its preponderance of daffodils in the surrounding area. In addition there is a good local high school with leisure centre and the Cathedral City of Gloucester offers a variety of excellent grammar and independent schooling. The transport links are very convenient, with easy access to the motorway (M50 Jct 3.5 miles). For more extensive retail and cultural opportunities the Cathedral City of Gloucester is approximately 10 miles away with direct trains to Paddington in under 2 hours. Cheltenham Spa is approximately 20 miles.
Entrance – Cleeve House is approached from the main High Street, through an electric wooden gated entrance onto a gravel parking area, which is framed by a variety of mature shrubs and specimen trees.
Dining Hall – From the handsome front porch you enter the Dining Hall, offering a breathtaking initial impression of this beautiful period home. With high beamed ceilings, a splendid and imposing feature fireplace with wood burning stove and most noteworthy the charming bay window with comfortable window seats and views to the front of the property. The room lends itself to a grand dining space and allows for a more formal entrance to Cleeve House.
Sitting Room – Naturally flowing to the right of the hall is the main sitting room, spacious and well proportioned, the room is tastefully decorated in keeping with the character of the home and benefits from a large sash window, allowing light to flood in. There is an elegant wooden fireplace and mantle with stone hearth and convenient gas flame effect stove.
Leading through a well-placed Victorian style glazed door from the Dining Hall you enter the inner hallway where the main staircase leads to the first floor. From this hallway you can access the downstairs bedroom, cellar and snug.
Snug – A welcoming, cosy, room offering a great space to relax with the convenience of being next to the kitchen, with a handsome period fireplace and wood burning stove. A further doorway and step leads to the Kitchen area.
Study/Guest Suite – Adapted by the current owners, this part of the house was historically the doctor’s surgery and waiting room. It lends itself perfectly to accommodation for an elderly relative or guests and could be used as a home office. The double room has a warm and inviting feel to it with storage and offers a modern, good sized en-suite with bath & shower, wash-basin, W.C and boiler cupboard.
Cellar – A door from the inner hall leads down stone steps to the cellar. This is a dry cellar with fantastic space and the versatility to adapt into a games room or studio if necessary and fantastic for storing wine.
Kitchen – The hub of this fantastic home, a beautifully spacious farmhouse style kitchen, with a large variety of bespoke wooden units and drawers. The room is bright and welcoming and also benefits from a wood paneled central island, plenty of space for a breakfast table, part wood and granite worktops, a stunning 4 oven AGA (available by separate negotiation) and room for a fridge freezer. In addition there is a traditional style Belfast sink and integral dishwasher. The kitchen offers a fantastic family space and has been well thought out for modern day living, without spoiling the character of the home.
There are two other doors leading from the kitchen, one leads on to the Utility Room or Lobby the other to the back staircase from the inner hallway and on to the Dining Hall.
Utility Area – As well as plumbing for a washing machine and a second fridge or freezer, there is further cupboard space and a cupboard housing one of the boilers. A door leading to the downstairs cloakroom is located off this space with washbasin and WC. An external door takes you onto an outside sun terrace and the area makes a perfect lobby for shoes, coats and muddy dogs.
The back hallway and stairs lead to the first floor Drawing Room and has a deep integral cupboard for storage.
Drawing Room – A most surprising addition to the house, which the current owner has transformed into a truly stunning room. The ambiance is almost that of a barn conversion with vaulted beamed ceiling and a sense of open space. With windows to both aspects the light floods in and offers a tranquil place to relax. There is a beautiful embellished working period fireplace offering a handsome focal point to the room. A further door leads into Bedroom 3 on the first floor.
Master Bedroom – Accessed via the main staircase, the master suite is a magnificent space, beautifully proportioned with 2 large sash windows and a very imposing feature fireplace with wood painted surround and mantle. A further door leads to the ensuite.
Ensuite – A large ensuite bathroom with deep clawfoot freestanding bath, fitted double vanity sink with cupboards and separate integral shower, in addition a Victorian style high level cistern and WC are features in addition to a striking fireplace.
Bedroom 2 – A bright and majestic room, beautifully presented, with 3 sash windows overlooking the front of the property and a charming feature fireplace, with well placed fitted shelving and wardrobe either side. The styling is well considered and perfectly suited to this large grand double room.
Bedroom 3 – With a snug cottage feel, it is obvious that this room forms part of the original property. It is spacious and bright with south facing windows. This intriguing room is full of historic surprises and a charming fitted cupboard and shelving, as well as an original wrought iron fireplace.
Main Bathroom – Beautifully presented with wooden paneling and floorboards, the main bathroom is spacious and benefits from a separate shower and Jacuzzi bath, wash basin, WC, as well as a modern period style heated towel rail.
A further set of stairs with beautiful original balustrades leads to the second floor, a door to the half landing leads to easily accessible loft space.
Second Floor Bathroom – Conveniently placed to service the second floor, with spacious fitted cupboards, wash basin, bath with shower attachment and WC, a Velux ceiling light and additional original window allow light to flood into the room.
Bedroom 4 – A good sized double or twin room with inset storage space and a character feel.
Bedroom 5/Studio – Used by the current owner as a classroom or studio, this bright wood paneled room is spacious enough for a double bed and storage, with an attractive feature fireplace and beautiful wooden beams, the room is bright and welcoming.
Bedroom 6 – The smallest of the rooms but still a double, the room has slightly sloped ceilings and an attractive wooden radiator cover and a character of its own.
Cleeve House sits in its own private haven with large wooden electric entry gates from the High Street allowing for privacy. The gardens are cleverly thought out, giving ease of access and parking for several vehicles if necessary. It enjoys a variety of outdoor seating areas, including a little terrace off the kitchen. The hard landscaping was designed by Peter Dowle and adds interest and an elegance deserved by this handsome property. There is a good lawn area with mature Acer and Acacia trees whilst a little elevated pagoda looks on to the house.
At the top of the garden there is an attractive Mediterranean style garden feature and a little summer house to watch the birds. There are a variety of outbuildings which could quite easily be converted into additional accommodation or annex for a dependent relative (subject to the relevant PP). The garage has an electric up and over door, sink unit and storage in the roof with fantastic workshop space with stable door and original flooring. Finally, a gate to the back left of the garden allows you to exit the property or you could adapt this to another convenient entrance if you wished.
Forest of Dean District Council – Tax Band 'E'
All Mains Services
Gas Central Heating
The property is not listed.
The majority of the property is double glazed, with secondary glazing on windows that are not.
There are new carpets in some of the rooms including the hall, stairs and landing.
The whole roof was renewed approx. 12 years ago.
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