The Hawfield comprises an imposing characterful Country House (not listed) set in an elevated position with substantial gardens, 3 let cottages, a range of mainly traditional farm buildings, pastureland, and woodland. The property offers extensive accommodation with a south facing garden providing impressive views over the River Severn towards the Cotswold escarpment. The property is available as a whole or in 5 separate lots (Lots 2 - 5 - see separate particulars).
The Hawfield is an imposing Country House extending to approximately 9,000 square feet, with 4 principle bedrooms, 3 secondary bedroom and 3 attic rooms with opportunity to re-configure. There are 4 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms, cellar, and stunning southerly views over the formal gardens and towards the Cotswold Escarpment.
Enter into a large reception hall with log burner, leading to the drawing room with far reaching views overlooking the formal gardens and River Severn. There are double doors opening into the dining room with open fireplace, with a further sitting room to the ground floor which dates back to the 16th Century. The spacious hallway off the dining room provides access to the kitchen/breakfast room, utility, cloakroom, butler’s pantry, store, w/c, and cloakroom.
The first-floor accommodation is all accessed from the spacious landing, with six rooms, two of which benefit from access to the dressing room. The Oriel window to one of the bedrooms provides great views over the gardens and farmland. There are two bathrooms serving the bedrooms on this floor. To the second floor there are a further four rooms and attic space which could incorporate additional accommodation. The extensive cellar offers a boiler room, wine cellar and storage facilities.
From the road access, a lawn edged private driveway leads to The Hawfield and Bailiffs Cottage. There is ample parking to the courtyard. The formal lawns stretch to the south of the property and are accompanied by a flagstone terrace, leading to Garden Cottage and further gardens. The ornamental pools are located to the far end of the formal gardens with a tennis court also associated, the outlook is spectacular and far reaching.
This 3-bedroom cottage is currently let under the terms of a protected tenancy agreement and adjoins The Hawfield. The accommodation comprises porch with w/c, sitting room, hallway, dining room, kitchen, and utility to the ground floor. To the first floor there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. The property has gardens to the rear.
The farmyard is located to the west of the main house and comprises a substantial threshing barn and L-shaped byre around a courtyard, with further stone barns to the periphery. A farm buildings schedule plan is available upon request.
The buildings have been in agricultural use and are considered to be eligible under Class R of the General Permitted Development Order for change to a flexible Business Use (subject to conditions including area limitations).
Permitted development legislation (Class Q) will allow for the traditional buildings to be converted to form dwellings, subject to compliance with the relevant development criteria. Alternatively, individual planning applications for larger dwellings may be submitted. It is considered that the farm buildings could create 4 -5 barn conversions (subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent).
The land extends to approximately 31 acres and is boarded by mature hedgerows. The land is accessed via the farmstead and main access track, with internal access points between parcels. Spring water feeds the water troughs, and this is topped up by mains water. A land schedule is available upon request.
The Hawfield & Bailiffs Cottage are connected to mains electricity and mains water. The main house has oil fired central heating and private drainage. Bailiffs Cottage is heated via electric heaters and open fireplaces, with private drainage. The farm buildings are connected to 3 phase electricity.
The land is registered on the Rural Land Register. The entitlements are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
Forest of Dean District Council The Hawfield EPC – G (Expiry Date 8th Aug 2028)
Bailiffs Cottage EPC - G (Expiry Date 11th Nov 2025)
Strictly by appointment with the Agents: Dj&P Newland Rennie.