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A fantastic opportunity to purchase a newly renovated 4 double bedroom property with separate 2 bedroom annex and large workshop, all set in an approx. 1.8 acre plot, with landscaped gardens the property is finished to a high standard throughout and set in a glorious elevated position making the most of the breathtaking countryside views.
Main House: Reception Hall – Cloakroom – Kitchen/Breakfast Room – Family Room – Sitting Room – 4 Double Bedrooms All With Ensuite Bathrooms – Study/Laundry Room – Large Workshop
Annex: Large Mezzanine Sitting/Dining Room – Kitchen – Laundry Room – 2 Double Bedrooms – Bathroom
Priestley offers great versatility with the opportunity of an income stream (i.e. Air B&B) or as a multi-generational property with its detached annex. The property has been thoughtfully renovated in a contemporary style with considered features to enhance modern living. Most noticeably the enviable position of this property allows for far reaching, spectacular views giving it a natural ambiance, with the added benefit of excellent transport links. The configuration offers flexibility for a number of situations and a great opportunity to adapt in a variety of ways. The main house has 4 double bedrooms each with large newly fitted, en-suites bathrooms; a convenient study which doubles as a laundry room; along with a spacious kitchen offering stunning views and a fantastic decked terrace approached from the kitchens quad bi-fold doors. There are two spacious reception rooms both with external doors leading to the pretty rear terrace.
In addition, the detached annex next to the property offers separate accommodation, including a large mezzanine sitting/dining room, 2 double bedrooms, a modern kitchen, laundry room and large bathroom, with plenty of outside space for its own private garden area.
Longhope is a village in west Gloucestershire, surrounded by beautiful forest walks and countryside and benefitting from several popular pubs and eateries as well as a collection of village primary schools and a good high school, transport links are very accessible with the Cathedral City of Gloucester just 9 miles away, offering a wide range of retail and cultural opportunities and with a train station giving direct links to Paddington in 1hr 58mins; Cheltenham Spa is just 17 miles and Monmouth 16 miles. The M50 is approx. 7 miles, with good links onto the M5 allowing access to Birmingham Airport (approx. 1hr 20mins).
Entrance – from Chapel Lane, Priestley is approached via a private driveway onto a parking and turning area. Leading up paved steps to the front of the property via a pretty terrace, you approach a handsome wooden entrance door.
Reception Hall – benefitting from modern tiled flooring and featured uplighting you are immediately struck by the quality and contemporary feel of the property. A door to the right leads to the cloakroom.
Cloakroom – with washbasin and W.C. this room also houses the ‘water softening’ unit.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room – an archway from the hall takes you to a bright contemporary ‘state of the art’ kitchen full of modern conveniences, your attention is immediately drawn to the glorious views on offer from the double bi-fold doors which lead to a spacious, elevated decking area, a glorious place to relax and revel in the scenery on offer. The kitchen benefits from a large variety of units and integral Bosch dishwasher; waste disposal unit; built in recycling bins; American style fridge/freezer with water cooler; separate wine fridge; boiling water tap. An impressive central island includes a 4-ring induction hob and separate gas wok hob, with ample storage underneath and kick space heater. In addition a very impressive, quite unique walk-in pantry with automatic lighting and a Siemens four oven unit including, 2 main ovens; 1 steam oven; a microwave convection oven as well as 2 warming drawers. An enviable kitchen for any budding chef!
Family Room – leading through handsome double wooden doors you enter a bright and welcoming reception room which lends itself to a variety of situations, with featured wooden stairs to the centre of the room leading to the first floor. The room is spacious with oak effect flooring and French doors leading to the rear terrace, as well as a large bay window framing the spectacular outlook from the front aspect.
Sitting Room – immediately through another set of glazed wooden doors from the family room you enter a cosy sitting room, with a large contemporary wood burning stove set into the wall and creating a fabulous feature to the room, to the left of the wood burner a date stone shows the history of the area and was discovered in the grounds from the original cottage. With the double aspect outlook, there is a natural flow from inside to outside living, having French doors leading onto the rear terrace and the bay window allowing light to flood in.
Wooden stairs and bannister lead from the family room to a bright galleried landing with plenty of eaves storage. All other rooms lead off the landing.
Main Bedroom – with further stunning views and a relaxing ambiance the master suite offers a fabulous spacious en-suite with shower bath, WC, vanity sink unit and shelving. Light floods in from the Velux ceiling lights, the main bedroom also benefits from a large walk-in wardrobe.
Guest Bedroom – this room features an enviable panoramic, floor to ceiling window, making the very most of its spectacular views over the surrounding countryside, whilst light floods in whatever the weather. A well proportioned space with separate, up to the minute en-suite bathroom, including rainfall shower; W.C; vanity sink unit and also allowing for great views over the gardens. The Guest Room also benefits from a dressing room with automatic lighting and plenty of hanging space leading to a cupboard housing a large water tank and heating controls.
Bedroom 3 – also generously proportioned, bedroom 3 has a wonderful dual aspect of the gardens and beyond with a handsome en-suite shower room with WC; vanity sink unit and large double rainfall shower.
Bedroom 4 – this room has the benefit of being situated on the ground floor and has pretty views of the gardens with double doors leading out to the side of the property and onto the terrace. A further good size modern ensuite with double rainfall shower; vanity sink unit and WC.
Priestley is situated on a good sized plot of approx. 1.8 acres and has been carefully considered for versatility and to maximise outdoor living. Whilst the main areas of garden are quite slopped, this is what commands the enviable outlook, with cleverly placed landscaped areas with level seating areas in which to enjoy the spectacular views. The garden has a very natural feel to it and is a haven for local wildlife including deer and various species of birds. Pathways cut into the grass and allow for a leisurely stroll around the gardens, meandering up to the top the property rewards you with its breathtaking open views. There are mature shrubs, plenty of specimen trees, a bee garden and stunning natural water feature, as well as large terraces wrapping themselves around the rear of the property, allowing for pleasant and sheltered areas to sit, an interesting and fantastic garden for entertaining.
Detached from the main house, the annex offers substantial accommodation, with a large workshop (with its own entrance) located under the sitting room. It would make an ideal holiday let or property for multi generational living, but has versatility for a number of uses.
Entrance – through sliding UPVC doors you enter the reception hall, bright and welcoming with a further set of double doors taking you left into the sitting/dining room. At the end of the hallway there is a door to the rear of the property.
Sitting/Dining Room – a surprisingly spacious and unique room with vaulted ceilings and wooden steps up to a mezzanine sitting room, offering a real feature. The room is flooded with light from 2 large Velux ceiling lights. With plenty of versatility this area could easily be adapted to a studio or meeting room. A door to the ground floor level leads to the side of the property and there is plenty of attic space for storage.
Kitchen – a clean modern space with electric hob and oven, integral fridge/freezer and a variety of cupboards and drawers.
Laundry Room – a convenient area with shelving and plumbing for washing machine/tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1 – a well proportioned double room with window facing the side of the property.
Bedroom 2 – this double room benefits from dual aspect windows making it light and welcoming.
Bathroom – a spacious bathroom suite with large double shower; his and her vanity washbasins; WC and opaque window to the rear.
Outside – the annex currently shares the rear terrace and gardens with the main house, the plot is very versatile and a separate garden could very easily be created.
Forest of Dean District Council Tax Band 'F'
Mains Electricity & Water
LPG Central Heating (sunken tank)
Solar panelled roof, generating approx. £1,500 per annum
CAT 5 cabling in every room
Zoned time and temperature controlled ‘state of the art’ heating system
Bathrooms have automatic lighting with ‘night time’ feature
The property has recently been insulated to a regulated standard throughout
Ride on tractor mower available (by separate negotiation)
From Gloucester, take the A40 to Ross-on-Wye, drive through the village of Huntley and at the main traffic lights turn left signposted Longhope and Mitcheldean, continue on the A4136 for approx. 3 miles, pass a large lay by on your left and as you start proceeding through Little London, take the first left turn after the lay-by into Chapel Lane, proceed up Nottswood Hill for approx. 200 yards and take the first right hand turn onto the driveway of ‘Priestley’, continue to the top of the drive.
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