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- Converted stone barn
- With approximately 8.5 acres of woodland (tbv)
- Presently configured as a three bedroom barn with two self-contained one-bedroom annexes
- Two reception rooms with wood-burning stoves
- Outstanding views
- Reception hall-cum-dining room
- 12 acres pasture (not measured)
- Two detached double garages
- Peaceful and private location
- Agents note: This property is proceeding with Probate
On the kind instructions of the executors of this estate, we are proud to offer this converted barn with approximately 8.5 acres of woodland (tbv) and 12 acres of pasture. The residence can be divided into a three-bedroom home with two self-contained annexes, or the property could instead serve as one, expansive five-bedroom country home.
Holly Grove Barn
Wigpool, Mitcheldean, Forest of Dean, GL17 0JG
On the kind instructions of the executors of this estate, we are proud to offer this converted barn with approximately 8.5 acres of woodland (to be verified) . The residence can be divided into a three-bedroom home with two self-contained annexes, or the property could instead serve as one, expansive five-bedroom country home.
The property has excellent potential and there is ample opportunity for a new owner to put their own stamp on the property and restore the substantial residence.
Five bedrooms • Country kitchen • Two sitting rooms • Galleried landing • Reception hall-cum-dining room •?Two open-plan lounge/kitchenettes • Two shower rooms • Bathroom • Expansive gravel driveway •?Two detached double garages •
Wigpool is a hamlet and 19-acre nature reserve jointly maintained by the Forestry Commission and the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. Various flora and fauna can be observed over the course of the year and there are numerous local walks that reveal the creatures that reside in this tranquil corner of the Royal Forest of Dean.
While Holly Grove Barn is in a rural position, which offers a tranquil lifestyle unspoiled by any noise or light pollution, Wigpool is within easy reach of nearby villages, towns and road networks.
Both the village of Drybrook and the market town of Mitcheldean are around two miles away –Drybrook has a gp surgery, as well as a village shop, a butchers, a pub, a chemist and primary academy. Mitcheldean offers a primary school, which is rated 'Good' by Ofsted, as well as a sought-after secondary school, Dene Magna, which is graded 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. There is also another gp surgery, two village shops, three pubs, a butchers, a chemist and various leisure facilities.
Meanwhile, the village of Lea around three-and-a-half miles away, has a village store, a very charming 15th Century pub, The Crown Inn, plus a primary school, which is rated 'Good' by Ofsted. Cinderford, four miles away, a town on the eastern fringes of the Forest of Dean features supermarkets, several shops, a cinema and further leisure facilities. Then there is the beautiful market town of Ross-on-Wye, around eight miles away, and this gives even further amenities. The high street features an assortment of shops, independently-owned boutiques, a range of restaurants, welcoming pubs and various leisure facilities. There are also several supermarkets, plus four schools in the town - three primaries and another reputable secondary.
Even more facilities are found in the cathedral city of Gloucester, which is approximately a 20-minute drive from Wigpool and the airport junction to the M5 is around a 30-minute drive away.
The home at a glance
Holly Grove Barn is set in a beautiful and little-known corner of the Forest of Dean. The property and its land are surrounded by unparalleled country views – and the summit of May Hill is particularly striking; the peak is distinguishable from miles around by its crowning clump of trees, which forms an official Site of Special Scientific Interest.
An unmade track leads through the land to the converted barn and its expansive driveway. The main entrance leads into a beautifully bright and airy reception hall – plenty of light cascades in to this dual-aspect space through wall-to-wall windows and French doors on either side of the room as well as skylights.
There are two expansive reception rooms – one of either side of this reception hall – and they each carry a plethora of charming features such as exposed beams, thick stone walls which grant lovely deep windowsills and wood-burning stoves which provide a cosy atmosphere.
Much like the reception hall, the country kitchen is another light-streamed space. An old range cooker, housed within an exposed brick alcove - although no longer useable - serves as a delightful centrepiece. The kitchen also includes a conventional oven as well as a ceramic hob and extractor fan, plus an integrated under-counter fridge. There is also space and plumbing for both a washing machine and dishwasher.
Back in the reception hall, a staircase leads up to the first floor of the property which includes three double bedrooms, all of which carry lovely features such as pitched ceilings and exposed beams – and plenty of sunlight pours in to each one through skylights. There is also a shower room as well as a galleried landing on this level of the home – and this is large enough to be used as a snug or reading nook.
The ground floor of the property also includes two spaces that could serve as potential annexes or opportunities for holiday rental accommodation. The largest of these is found beyond the kitchen and a couple of steps from here lead to an open-plan lounge/kitchenette and this space also features a wood-burning stove. Beyond here, there is a hallway – which includes a door leading outdoors – and this leads to another bedroom and bathroom which features a bath with shower overhead as well as a basin, WC and an airing cupboard.
The second potential annexe is housed beyond the sitting room to the left of the entrance hall. This also has its own external door and features a kitchenette-cum-lounge as well as a shower room. A staircase from here leads to the dual-aspect double bedroom, which has a pitched ceiling as well as a small stone balcony outside one of the windows.
The outside space
Holly Grove Barn has approximately 8.5 acres of woodland and this gives a secluded, tranquil space to enjoy the great outdoors.
Just outside the property, there is an orchard, which boasts many apple and plum trees. There is also a vegetable patch – complete with three raised beds – which offers a good opportunity to cultivate the freshest produce imaginable.
There is also a pond which hosts some verdant water lilies and this gives a ideal opportunity for wildlife spotting.
In terms of parking, an expansive gravel driveway gives plenty of room for dozens of vehicles to park and there are also two detached double garages – one of which has a room above it and this could serve as an ideal studio/office but, if one required, the entire building could be converted into another self-contained annexe, subject to the necessary consents. Because of the magnificent setting, this could afford a new owner with an ideal holiday rental opportunity.
lpg central heating. Mains water and electricity. Cesspit.
Forest Of Dean District Council. Council Tax Band tbc.
From the Co-operative store in Mitcheldean, after the zebra crossing, turn right onto Stenders Road. Stay on this road for just over half a mile - exiting the village - then take the right-hand turning for Wigpool. Stay on this road for around 800m and take the right-hand turning onto an unmade track - which exhibits a lovely view of May Hill. Holly Grove Barn will be found at the far end of this track.
Ross-on-Wye 7.5 miles • Gloucester 14 miles • ?Monmouth 14 miles • Cheltenham 21 miles •?Bristol 39 miles • Birmingham 65 miles •?(All distances are approximate)
Agents note: This property is proceeding with Probate
There is an adjacent field not measured and possibly subject to a beneficiary's consent to be included
For more information about this property, please contact
Hamilton Stiller Estate Agents, HR9 on +44 1989 569044 * (local rate)
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