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A Charming 4/5 Bedroom Character Cottage, set in the most private and enviable position, with an approx. four-acre paddock adjacent and perfectly placed within its plot of almost an acre of gardens, surrounded by stunning countryside views.
Porch/Boot Room – Entrance Hall – Utility Room – Kitchen – Dining Room – Large Green Oak Framed Garden Room – Sitting Room – Snug – Study/Bed 5 – Cloakroom – 4 Further Double Bedrooms – 2 En-suites – Main Bathroom – Landing Office Area – Large Garage/Workshop – Approx. 0.88 Acres of Garden – Attached Approx. 4 Acre Paddock
Coldharbour Cottage is steeped in character and charm, offering a peaceful lifestyle surrounded by beautiful, majestic countryside. The cottage is bright, spacious, and impeccably presented and it is immediately evident how much it has been loved and looked after over the years. Having been wonderfully enhanced by the current owners to help meet its full potential, the cottage benefits from many modernisations, such as the bathrooms and kitchen, whilst sympathetically retaining its traditional charm. One such beautiful addition is the handsome, green oak framed garden room, which is perfectly placed for drinking in magical sunsets. Coldharbour Cottage has an alluring, homely atmosphere, and a stunning outlook from every room - completely private, but not isolated being a short distance from the neighbouring farm and golf club. Benefitting from nearby transport links, it is less than a 10-minute drive to the market town of Newent. With 4 double bedrooms, possibly a 5th downstairs, 2 bathrooms and 4 reception rooms the cottage offers versatility to suit a variety of potential buyers. The gardens and adjacent land are a huge bonus and have been beautifully landscaped and maintained, with many enchanting places to sit and enjoy your surroundings. In addition it benefits from a considerable double garage/workshop.
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 world famous Three Choirs Vineyard is close by, and opposite Coldharbour Cottage is a picturesque 9-hole golf course. The Cathedral City of Gloucester is approx. 10 miles away offering further cultural and retail opportunities with an excellent variety of grammar and independent schooling, benefitting from direct trains to Paddington in under 2 hours. The M50 (Jct 3) is approx. 6 miles from the property offering excellent transport links.
Entrance – From the single track lane you drive onto a gravelled driveway entrance belonging to the cottage. Electric 5 bar wooden gates open onto a sweeping driveway, where the cottage is carefully tucked away, framed by beautiful landscaped gardens. Steps lead to an oak framed storm porch which in turn leads into the reception hall of the property.
Reception Hall – A convenient reception hallway with utility room leading off to the left which in turn takes you to a porch/boot room, offering another practical entrance to the cottage. The hallway bears off to the right and leads to the kitchen and snug. It also benefits from a large walk-in cloakroom cupboard with useful storage.
Utility Room – A spacious utility room in keeping with the main kitchen. This space has been well considered with plenty of shaker style cupboards, a granite work top with moulded drainer and Belfast style sink and space for white goods and shelving. A country style stable door leads to the recent addition of a handy porch/boot room.
Porch – This very convenient addition is located to the side of the cottage, it is glazed with an oak frame to match the storm porch and garden room and has a charming integrated seat for ease when taking shoes on and off, a wooden stable door leads into the utility room.
Kitchen – From the right of the hallway you enter the kitchen, offering a bright, impeccable space with a beautiful outlook over the gardens and beyond. With a variety of shaker style units and drawers as well as a matching welsh dresser and granite worktops. In addition there is an integrated dish washer, double oven and electric hob. The vaulted beamed ceiling adds character and charm and a wood panel archway with steps down leads to the dining room.
Dining Room – Naturally flowing on from the kitchen this room connects beautifully for social gatherings and is full of charming character, from the rustic stone wall to the wood panelled ceiling, it offers a sense of comfort and relaxation and through a sliding door, leads straight into the garden room.
Garden Room – One of the recent additions to the cottage, this green oak extension is heated and allows you to drink in the stunning vistas from every direction. Being West facing it captures every beautiful sunset, is well proportioned and flooded with light. An extremely handsome addition to the cottage with French doors leading out to a delightful rustic garden terrace, perfect for alfresco dining.
Sitting Room – Carpeted steps from the dining room lead into the main sitting room, overlooking a different aspect to the gardens, offering a tranquil ambiance with beautiful character features. The room benefits from a handsome inglenook fireplace with Clearview Stove and slate hearth. A door leads out to the rear garden with a pretty cobbled pathway framing the rear of the cottage, interspersed with small perennials.
Snug – You can access the snug from the sitting room or hallway. It is well proportioned, benefits from a further inglenook fireplace with log burner and many handsome character features including an exposed stone wall with beamed insets.
Lobby – From the snug you access the lobby, a wonderful bright space leading to Bedroom 5/Study, the cloakroom and with an external door to access the gardens. Stairs to the first floor also lead from the lobby.
Study/Bedroom 5 – This room creates a perfect space for a home office or art studio. It is bright, offers good space and a pretty side view over the sun terrace and pergola. It offers a double storage cupboard, with the airing cupboard also located in the room and would equally lend itself to an additional bedroom.
Cloakroom – A perfectly placed cloakroom with space saving folding wooden doors adding a quaint feature, modern vanity sink unit and WC all in immaculate condition.
Stairs from the lobby lead up to the first floor.
Office Area – Offering so much space, the first floor landing naturally lends itself to adapt into an office area if needed, without compromising the entrance to the rest of the first floor rooms. Natural light pours in from the landing window offering stunning views.
Main Bedroom – Beautiful, bright and welcoming, with a fabulous outlook, this double room has plenty of storage space and benefits from a small dressing room with lighting and fitted dressing table/drawers. A further door leads to the en-suite with shower over bath, concertina shower screen, modern tiled splash backs a vanity sink unit with cupboards and a neatly placed integral towel shelf with heated towel rail.
Main Bathroom – The bathroom is situated opposite the main bedroom and is surprisingly spacious and beautifully considered with wood panelling incorporating shelves, an elegant vanity sink unit with drawers and a handsome stand alone roll top boat bath with side mixer tap. The room further benefits from a separate corner shower unit with rainfall shower, modern tiled flooring, WC and the most spectacular views.
Leading on down a corridor from the main landing area are:
Bedroom 3 – A very charming double room with exposed beams a little featured fireplace and storage cupboard. The room has a delightful ambiance with views over the rear gardens. In addition, there is an adjoining door through to Bedroom 4.
Bedroom 4 – A double room with beautiful, exposed beams adding a magnificent character feature, the room overlooks the rear gardens of the property and has an interlinking door to Bedroom 3, offering versatility for family living.
Guest Bedroom – This spacious double room would lend itself perfectly to a guest room or perhaps the main bedroom itself. It is bright and roomy and in addition leading from the room down 3 carpeted steps, it benefits from a good size dressing room with wash basin and WC as well as a large walk-in storage cupboard into the eaves. Natural light pours in from a window facing the front of the cottage.
Coldharbour Cottage is a paradise for any outdoorsy, nature lovers. It is wrapped in almost an acre of gardens, with miles of country walks from the cottage. It has been sympathetically landscaped to engage perfectly with the countryside environment around it. There are many places to sit and reflect and you are rewarded with complete privacy, peace and tranquility. There are a variety of mature trees, plants, and bushes, including some very old apple trees, a Mirabelle Plum, two large handsome Oaks, Cooper Beach and Horse Chestnut, as well as a Red Maple and a Wedding Cake Tree with beautiful, variegated leaves.
From the garden a 5-bar gate takes you straight into the paddock, almost 4 acres and secure for horses, also offering an ideal opportunity for a small holding. The garage has an up and over electric door with PV panels to the roof and is an extremely generous size, with the option to use as a workshop or perhaps to convert into a granny annex (with the necessary P/P). All in all, Coldharbour Cottage offers any potential purchaser a private, idyllic countryside lifestyle with the huge advantage of being close to transport links.
Forest of Dean District Council Tax Band ‘F’
Oil Fired Central Heating
Mains Electricity & Water
Private Drainage (Septic Tank)
Solar Panels fitted to roof of cottage and garage with an average feed in tariff of approx. £1,900 a year.
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