Forge Hill, Lower Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, GL17


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  • Bedrooms: 3
A beautifully situated, extended three bedroom detached cottage located along a quiet no through country lane in a slightly elevated position giving glorious countryside views.

A beautifully situated, extended three bedroom detached cottage located along a quiet no through country lane in a slightly elevated position giving glorious countryside views.


Vegetable garden: In addition to the main garden, about 50m from the property, there is an enclosed vegetable garden with raised vegetable beds, shed, enclosing hedge and fence, and small woodland.

Adjacent parking for at least two carsThe property is situated in a lovely quiet elevated rural position along a small no through lane located approximately 7 miles south of Ross on Wye above the village of Lydbrook where there is an excellent range of facilities to include village shop, post office, village school, church and doctors surgery. The market towns of Coleford and Monmouth are approximately 5 and 10 miles respectively. Here a larger range of shopping, sporting and leisure facilities can be found. Also great links are available via the A40/M4 South Wales and A40/M50/M5 to the Midlands with the cities of Hereford, Gloucester and Cheltenham within easy commuting distance. The centres of Cardiff, Bristol and Birmingham all within approximately one hour driving distance.

The property is entered via:

uPVC double glazed door leading into:

Breakfast Area: 9' x 6'10" (2.74m x 2.08m).

Fitted with a range of base units and wine racking. Oak block work surfaces providing breakfast bar with beautiful space to sit and enjoy the fantastic views over Lydbrook Valley. Sealed unit double glazed French doors out to courtyard. Open plan to:

Kitchen Area: 12' x 8'3" (3.66m x 2.51m).

Fitted base and matching hand built kitchen units, Beech block work surfaces with tiled surrounds, inset, stainless steel one and a half bowl sink unit. Appliance spaces, space for tall fridge freezer, plumbing for washing machine, space for wide cooking Range. Tiled flooring, radiator, ceiling spotlights, power points. Oil fired boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating. Single glazed window to side aspect over the decked area.

Living/Dining Room: 25'2" x 9'10" (7.67m x 3m).

A lovely room of enormous character and plenty of natural light having three woodgrain uPVC double glazed windows to front with southerly aspect and lovely rural views. Woodburning stove on a slightly raised stone hearth with fully exposed stone elevation behind, feature oak block raised plinth. Exposed timber beams. Two radiators, power points, wall light points. Door to:

Inner Hallway:

With radiator, power points. Stairs to first floor. Door to:


Comprising low level WC with classical white suite and wall mounted wash hand basin and Travertine tiled splashback. Oak effect flooring. Radiator. uPVC woodgrain double glazed window.

From inner hall, staircase leads to:

First Floor Landing:

Having velux roof light giving plenty of natural light. Power points, wall light points, radiator.

Master Bedroom: 17'7" x 10'2" (5.36m x 3.1m).

Ledge and braced cottage door leading in. Two built in double wardrobes with bespoke cottage doors. A lovely light room with uPVC double glazed windows to southerly aspect giving views over picturesque surrounding countryside. Radiator, power points. Recessed shelving.

From the hallway two steps lead up to:

Extra Sitting Room/Double Bedroom/Study: 17'1" x 12'2" (5.2m x 3.7m).

This fabulous room was added by the current owner and provides an exceptional extra sitting room, double bedroom or study. Vaulted ceiling with exposed purlins. Inset velux roof light giving plenty of natural light in addition to the two uPVC double glazed rear windows, side window and sliding double glazed patio doors out to garden at higher level. Radiator, power points, wall lights. Door to large shelved storage area.

Bedroom 3: 16'2" x 7'2" (4.93m x 2.18m).

Again a double room with plenty of natural light having two uPVC woodgrain uPVC double glazed windows to the southerly aspect again with rural views. Wood effect laminate flooring, power points, radiator.

Bathroom: 8'4" x 6'8" (2.54m x 2.03m).

Via ledge and braced cottage door. Part of the new extension this lovely fitted bathroom has quality white period style suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, enamel panelled bath with shower mixer and additional mains period style shower head over. Attractive Travertine tiled walls, wood effect flooring. Plenty of natural light again with woodgrain uPVC double glazed windows to side and rear. Chromium heated towel radiator and additional radiator.

Outside: A gated, stone-paved entrance leads beneath trellising and a stunning mature wisteria. Paving continues in front of property to south facing sun terrace and patio, taking in the glorious rural views. Steps to decked area where there is a useful garden shed and access to under-stairs storage area with lighting and power points. Decked steps, beside mature raised beds, lead to the rear of the property, meandering along stone steps and pathways.

Behind the property there are generous sized, predominately terraced, gardens accessed via steps leading up from the patio doors off the second bedroom/sitting area. The south facing garden has several small lawns with delightful sitting areas overlooking the wonderful views and sunset. Stone steps through stone retaining walls wander over several terraces, well stocked with an array of herbaceous beds and mature shrubs. The property backs on to mature beech woodland.

To the right of the property doorway leads into Covered Area: 9'5" (2.87) x 5'6" (1.68), providing log store with power points and lighting leading through to further area ideal for storing bins etc.


From the centre of Ross- on-Wye, proceed South on the B4234 through the village of Walford. Proceed through Bishopswood passing the petrol station on the right hand side. Continue for approximately 0.4 mile taking the next left hand turn signposted Ruardean. Continue up the hill and into the village of Ruardean turn right signposted Joys Green & The Pludds. Continue along this road for 1.3 miles into the village of Joys Green. Turn right into Forge Hill keeping the football pitch on your right hand side and continue down the lane for approximately 0.25 mile and the property can be found on the right hand side as indicated by our for sale board. The parking for the property will be found a short distance along on the left hand side just past the driveway for Home Cottage.

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Richard Butler & Associates

15 Gloucester Road, Ross on Wye


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