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**VIEWINGS TO COMMENCE FRIDAY 11th JUNE**
Dating back to 1746, this impressive 5-bedroom former Georgian Farmhouse has been beautifully restored and stands handsomely within its plot of approximately 5 acres. In addition to the Farmhouse, the property includes two further immaculate and lovingly restored dwellings, the Barn and Granary - currently operating as holiday cottages. The grounds extend to some five acres (approx.) of beautiful gardens, paddocks, and an intriguing disused railway tunnel, in which a natural spring rises to create the stream that runs through the grounds.
Reception Hall – Kitchen/Breakfast Room – Dining Room – Sitting Room – Utility Room – Cellar – Home Office – Lobby – Cloakroom – Large Primary Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom – 4 Further Double Bedrooms – Family Bathroom – Study Area – Large Detached Double Garage – Single Garage – 2 Large Stables and Store – Paddocks – Parking for Numerous Vehicles
Entrance Hall – Kitchen/Breakfast Room – Sitting/Dining Room – Main Bedroom with Ensuite – 2 Further Twin Bedrooms – Wet Room – Garden Terrace – Parking
Entrance Hall – Large Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room – Large Main Bedroom – Bathroom – Sun Terrace – Laundry & Store Room – Parking
Hopebrook Farm presents a highly flexible array of accommodation that could be used as a multi-generational family residence, or as a handsome, spacious home with a desirable income stream from the two already well-established holiday cottages. The properties are positioned in the centre of the extensive grounds and are surrounded by mature trees and foliage that provides privacy as well as a beautiful backdrop. The handsome lawns and imposing landscaping are perfectly in keeping with the environment, and a natural spring flows around the property creating the most majestic atmosphere and featuring small bubbling waterfalls and crystal-clear water. There are two large stables divided into four loose boxes and a small tack room. The property benefits from a detached double garage with electric doors, in addition to a single garage and covered parking archway. Hopebrook Farm is not listed and provides tremendous versatility for adaption and extension in many ways to suit any potential purchaser (subject to the relevant planning permission).
Longhope is a pretty village with many amenities, including the award winning ‘Forest Bakehouse & Café’, and several great country gastro-pubs close to the property, as well as a local shop and post office. If offers a charming village primary school and an outstanding high school is close by. Ideal for anyone seeking a rural way of life with the benefits of a well-serviced village and excellent transport links, being close to the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley with easy access to Ross-on-Wye, Gloucester and nearby links to the M50 & M5. For further cultural and retail opportunities the Cathedral City of Gloucester is approx. 10 miles offering direct trains to Paddington. Cheltenham Spa, and Hereford are both approximately 17 miles away.
Entrance – Situated off a private lane from the main road, Hopebrook Farm is perfectly placed in a private but accessible location. As you approach this imposing residence, it is immediately apparent how the finer details have been considered, entering through the handsome electric gates furnished with the name of the property, you are led onto a sweeping gravelled driveway which splits to the right for the garage and parking area for the main house, and left towards the stables and holiday cottages.
Reception Hall – A paved pathway leads to a handsome solid wooden entrance door into the reception hall. An elegant, welcoming space and overflowing with character, with beamed ceilings, engineered oak flooring and a pretty window seat, stairs flow from the hallway to the first floor landing and you can access the Sitting Room, Kitchen and Dining Areas from the Reception Hall.
Sitting Room – A generous, well proportioned reception room, flooded with light from the front and rear aspects. With French doors leading out to the rear terrace and overlooking the beautiful gardens, the room also features an exposed stone wall with integral fireplace and wood burning stove, stone hearth and beamed mantle adding an abundance of character and charm.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room – A traditional ‘shaker’ style kitchen with an ample variety of units and drawers, including a matching dresser and wooden worktops. The kitchen features a classic, oil fired, 2 door AGA, separate electric cooker and hob, integrated dishwasher, and an archway naturally flows into the dining room with further doors leading to the cloakroom, WC, home office, utility room, and stairs down to a large, dry cellar.
Dining Room – Elegant and characterful, the dining room has a charming ambiance and features the most handsome antique range, with open fireplace and painted brick inglenook framed by a regency style surround. The room offers plenty of space for an 8-10 seat dining table and could also be opened up to create a large family kitchen.
Utility Room – A great space with Belfast sink, wooden worktops, space for a large American style fridge/freezer and white goods. To the left a door leads to the office and stairs to the right lead down to the cellar, fully accessible with the opportunity to convert if desired. The external door from the Utility Room leads onto a fabulous large decked garden terrace.
Home Office – A practical, well-proportioned space with a double aspect and bright outlook.
Lobby – To the left of the Kitchen, a door leads into a back lobby with cloakroom and large storage cupboard, the perfect area for pets and muddy boots leading straight out to the rear gardens.
An attractive wooden balustrade and stairs lead to the first floor of the property, veering left to the Main Bedroom Suite.
Main Bedroom – This capacious bedroom suite offers the luxury of light and space with a beautiful outlook from each of the double aspect windows. In addition, there are ample fitted wardrobes and cupboards to the back wall with an abundance of space for a dressing area or bedroom lounge area, a door leads into the ensuite bathroom.
Ensuite – A sumptuous ensuite with separate shower, free-standing roll top bath, wash basin and WC with heated towel rail and panelled walls with tiled splash backs and flooring.
A further stairway veering right leads to the main landing, with ample space to set up a further office or study area, plenty of light flows in from a window facing the front aspect with pretty character window seat and handsome beamed ceilings. The landing leads on to Bedrooms 2 & 3 and a further set of stairs up to the second floor.
Bedroom 2 – A good size double bedroom, tastefully decorated and benefitting from a walk-in wardrobe, this room has a wooden vanity unit/fitted washbasin, window seat and could easily be enhanced with an ensuite shower room if desired, with plumbing already in situ.
Bedroom 3 – A further double room facing the rear of the property with a more cottagey ambiance and situated next to the main bathroom.
Main Bathroom – Bright and compact, the bathroom has a fitted bath with shower, tiled walls and floor, vanity wash basin, WC and Velux window.
Stairs lead off the landing to the second floor:
Bedroom 4 – A double room with character beams, a pretty outlook over the front of the property and plenty of light flooding in from an additional Velux ceiling light, the room further benefits from a washbasin with vanity unit.
Bedroom 5 – Currently being used as a sitting room to Bedroom 4, this room is of equal size and well-proportioned with a bright outlook.
Perched at the end of the properties, the Barn, is a 3-bedroom property with its own central heating boiler and water system. The property has a peaceful, private feel and offers a beautiful outlook over the paddocks and farmland. Off the entrance hall there is a good sized modern shaker style kitchen with enough space for a small breakfast table and chairs and benefitting from an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. The kitchen overlooks the immaculately kept lawns to the rear. The spacious sitting room has side and front aspects and offers a very relaxing ambiance, with ample room for a six-seat dining table, and open plan sitting room area. This room offers a feature fireplace and deep storage cupboard as well as an external door which leads down steps to the stables.
Stairs lead to the first floor landing with a walk in wardrobe. The main double bedroom floods with light and benefits from an ensuite bathroom, contemporary vanity sink unit, heated towel rail and WC. There are 2 further twin rooms each bright and welcoming along with a spacious wet room all in immaculate condition.
The Granary is also currently used as a holiday cottage and is extremely spacious for a 1-bedroom property, it oozes with character and charm and is in immaculate condition. Downstairs the property features natural beams, beautiful flagstone flooring and a cosy wood burning stove with featured beamed mantle and slate hearth. An open plan Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room, is roomy and offers a comfortable area to relax and socialise. The country style oak kitchen has granite work tops and ample cupboards and drawers, along with an electric oven, hob, integral dishwasher and fridge.
The unusually wide stairway from the entrance to the first floor leads into an imposing bedroom that has been tastefully appointed with relaxing neutral tones. The room is extremely spacious and has a walk-in wardrobe area. A further door leads to a contemporary bathroom with double rainfall shower, modern screen and vanity units incorporating the wash basin and WC, all impeccably presented.
Store Room & Laundry – Situated below the Granary with its own entrance, the laundry/store room is a very useful space and services both holiday lets with its own washing machine, dryer and houses the water system for the Granary.
The extensive gardens and paddocks wrapped around Hopebrook Farm command your attention from the first time you step through the gates. From the sound of running water and bird song, your senses come to life, with beautifully rugged stone walls, quaint little bridges over the stream and an abundance of mature plants, specimen trees and bushes including a large variety of eye catching Hostas. Walled roses climb up the Barn, ferns adorn the banks of the stream by the tunnel glade, and the natural spring stream winds itself through the property creating the most relaxing and charismatic ambiance.
Hopebrook Farm benefits from two paddocks, surrounded by post and rail fencing with gated access between each. Of approximately 2 acres in size, the paddocks are perfect for ponies and there are 2 charming stables opposite, each of which contains two loose boxes. There is a large level lawn to the rear, perfect to site a grass tennis court or outdoor swimming pool if desired. The vendors have built a large, separate stone-fronted double garage with ample accommodation for two family cars, and there’s a stone-built log store. The old disused railway tunnel offers an intriguing addition and is the source of the natural spring. Furthermore, Hopebrook Farm offers the opportunity to explore the Gloucestershire countryside, with walks from the paddock over the surrounding fields. There is an original stone well and most noteworthy, some well established rhododendron bushes gracing the rear gardens. A large, decked area adjoins the southern side of the farmhouse for summer relaxation and ‘al fresco’ drinks and dining.
Forest of Dean District Council Tax Band 'F'
Oil Fired Central Heating/Electric Heating to The Granary
Private Drainage (Septic Tank System)
From Gloucester, take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye for approx. 9 miles. Just after Huntley, you’ll reach a set of traffic lights, stay on A40. Ignore the 2nd sign for Longhope as you come into Box Bush - do not turn off the A40. Go past the Farmers Boy pub on the right. After 100 yards or so the road bends left, start slowing down and indicate to turn “right” – you’ll see a predominantly red brick and white painted house, fronting the roadside on the right. Immediately after red brick house turn right down the track with Public Footpath signpost. The property is on the right with electric gates.
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