Location & Description
Lambs Cross stands on the southern outskirts of the well served village of Gorsley, some 5 miles east of the market and tourist town of Ross on Wye and approx. 9 miles west of the cathedral city of Gloucester.
The property occupies a dominant location on the brow of a hill set in approx. 2 1/2 acres of gardens and pastures. A number of mature deciduous trees close by lend a wonderful ambience to the location. Views extend across adjacent countryside towards May Hill and are outstanding.
A wide, splayed tarmacadam approach opens through a wooden gate onto a gravelled Cotswold stone driveway, passing through the meticulous maintained lawns with delightful octagonal summer house to the right. The property has a most attractive stone façade, and the accommodation comprises three reception rooms, four bedrooms and two bathrooms, the nature of the accommodation being of Cottage style proportions as opposed to vast rooms.
Apart from the gardens and land, one of the particular features of Lambs Cross is the extensive number of most versatile outbuildings, those closest to the house comprising a workshop and double garage, whilst immediately beyond a gravelled parking/circulation area is the superb triple garage block, the property perhaps thus appealing to those with hobbies which tend towards the mechanical!
Although not currently used for equestrian purposes, the three fenced paddocks would lend themselves well to those who have horses, and the nature of the outbuildings is such that the triple garage block could easily be adapted to become stables.
All in all, a property of exceptional appeal situated in a quiet, peaceful, yet most accessible location with the M50 less than three miles away. In detail the property comprises:
Totally Enclosed Porch
With hard wood double doors to exterior and part glazed leaded light door through to: Reception Hall with fitted carpet and door through to:
Bathroom and W.C.
Having panelled bath with mixer tap and spray head over, vanity unit comprising wash hand basin with cupboards beneath and low level W.C. Alongside. Wall mounted downdraught heater. Double glazed window to exterior.
Living Room (of overall max dimensions approx. 19'9 x 14'10)
A room of immense character having extensive areas of exposed stonework, including the fine chimney breast with recessed cast iron wood burner look alike stove beneath. Former bread oven door alongside. High level apex ceiling with exposed timbering and two banks of LED spot lights. Two pairs of lancet windows to either side, and high level double glazed window to exterior as well as the fine double glazed French doors overlooking front garden towards May Hill. Part glazed mezzanine floor over (see later).
Sitting Room (approx. 14'4 x 11'0)
Having double glazed windows to both front and rear elevations, each enabling a delightful sylvan outlook. Exposed stonework to one wall and brick surrounded fireplace housing the recessed wood burning stove mounted on flagstone hearth.
Dining Room (approx. 11'5 x 8'4)
having double glazed windows to front and rear elevations. Part glazed door through to:
Inner Hall with antique pine door giving access to understairs storage cupboard. Further part glazed door through to:
Kitchen/Breakfast Room (approx. 15'1 x 14'8)
Having 3 panel, double glazed bay window to front elevation enabling outlook over approach drive, gardens and paddocks and countryside beyond. Range of floor mounted cupboards and drawers incorporated amidst is the Neff four ring ceramic hob with oven beneath, and extractor hood over. Also incorporated is the Miele dishwasher. Range of complementary wall mounted cupboards. Ceiling mounted downlighter spots. Ceramic tiled flooring. Door through to:
Enclosed Rear Porch
With ceramic tiled floor continuing from kitchen. Door through to:
With coat hooks and room for boots etc. Double glazed window with cat flap to rear elevation. Positioned to one corner is the Worcester oil fired central heating boiler. Plumbing for washing machine.
Covered Rear Loggia (approx. 14' x 6')
With mono pitch concrete tiled roof and space for outside seating/table.
First Floor Landing/Study Area
With fitted carpet to match hall and stair carpet. Double glazed window to front elevation enabling a charming outlook across the front garden towards May Hill. Folding door through to Glass Fronted Mezzanine Area approx. 14'0 x 5'0 having Oak flooring and glazed front and sides overlooking the main ground floor reception room.
Bedroom Two (approx. 14'4 x 11'7)
Having beautiful outlook through the double glazed front window. Mirror fronted wardrobe/storage space with dressing table top alongside and further wardrobe storage space beside same. Fitted carpet. Three carpeted steps lead down to:
Bedroom Four (approx. 11'7 x 8'4)
Having double glazed window to front elevation and further door giving direct access to the second landing and staircase.
Bedroom One (of overall max dimensions approx. 15'0 x 10'6)
An appealing bedroom having double glazed windows to two elevations, each enabling a fine outlook, and suite of corner mounted fitted wardrobes and storage cupboards. Fitted carpet.
Bedroom Three (approx. 11'3 x 6'7)
With double glazed window looking out across the gravelled driveway and wide range of outbuildings adjacent the house.
Bath/Shower Room and W.C.
Having white suite comprising panelled bath with glazed shower panel and Mira advanced instantaneous electric shower over. Pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled low level W.C. Double glazed window to rear. Folding door to large linen/storage cupboard.
A splayed, tarmacadam approach opens through wide double wooden gates onto a gravelled driveway leading up towards the front of the most attractive stone façade. To the right of the driveway is a beautifully maintained lawn, fringed by, and interspersed with shrubs and flower beds, species including Cotinus, Mexican Orange Blossom, Fine Cut Acer, Hydrangea, Roses, Variegated Holly, Twisted Willow, Rowan, Crocosmia and many others.
Trees fringing the boundary include a lovely group of mature Silver Birch trees and Purple Acer, Prunus and a variety of other young trees.
Positioned adjacent a Paved Sun Terrace comprising paving stones and brick paviours, is the Glazed Octagonal Summer House positioned under a conical roof, and through whose windows one enjoys a delightful outlook across the paddocks and countryside nearby.
Positioned immediately to the right of the dwelling is a Double Garage/Workshop Block of overall max. External dimensions approx. 26' x 18' and is of reconstructed stone and blockwork construction under a double pitched tiled roof. Individual up and over doors lead to the garages with an open way between same, enabling access to the workshop/storage area from which there are two additional pedestrian doors to the exterior, one giving access to the Rear Lawned Garden, with access to the unmade lane, and stone wall boundary. This garage block has the “potential” (subject to all necessary consents) to provide additional accommodation. A hatch in the workshop area has a foldaway aluminium ladder giving access to the excellent first floor storage area in the roof apex thereover. Fluorescent lighting and ample power points.
Directly in front of this pair of garages is a paved, gently sloping approach forecourt.
Beyond the aforementioned garages is a Gravelled Parking Area, with sufficient space for two further vehicles, a pedestrian gate enabling access to an unmade lane running immediately behind the rear boundary.
To the south of this parking area is a Triple Garage Block. This block of garages is of overall max external dimensions approx. 30'6 x 18'6, and has an excellent concrete base and is of sound timber construction under a double pitch, composite slate roof. The block has three sets of double wooden doors opening to front, and comprises garaging for three vehicles with fluorescent lighting, power points and significant storage space in the first floor apex roof area above.
To the south of same is the Productive Vegetable Section approx. 20' x 15', with a large Bay tree to the far end. Nearby is a wooden vehicular and pedestrian gate giving further access onto the aforementioned unmade lane. Nearby, partly screened by an old Apple tree, is an Aluminium Framed Greenhouse approx. 8' x 6' complete with guttering and water butts adjacent.
There are further Apple and Cherry trees nearby, together with further neatly mown areas of lawn.
Positioned against the far hedge boundary is a Further Outbuilding. This outbuilding is of primarily timber and corrugated iron construction and currently comprises dog kennels, but could be used for other purposes.
A vehicular gate nearby opens through to Paddock Number One which extends in a gently sloping fashion down towards two mature Perry Pear trees and to the upper corner of this paddock is a Substantial Wooden Outbuilding, formerly a chicken house, and being of max. External dimensions approx. 30' x 18' and is primarily of timber construction under a double pitch, corrugated roof.
Beyond fencing and a further vehicular gate is Paddock Number Two, again gently sloping, whilst nearby is Paddock Number Three, which is closer to the approach drive and the aforementioned summer house.
Mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage.
BT broadband availability speeds: Up to 30Mb
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outgoings: ‘F' Council Tax Band EPC rating: ‘E' (Full EPC Rating available)
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If approaching from Ross, leave the Travellers Rest roundabout (junction 4 M50) proceeding on the motorway towards the Midlands. Take the first exit (junction 3), thereafter proceeding right over the motorway bridge and into Gorsley Village. Immediately before the Roadmaker Pub, carefully take the right turn onto a village lane, continuing for approx. 1 mile, turning left as one approaches another minor lane. Proceed carefully straight over the next crossroads, and after climbing the gentle hill, Lambs Cross will be seen on the left hand side just past the brow of the hill.
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