Visitors to the market town of Newent often pause in front of the elegant Georgian frontage of Redwood House to comment on the style of the property and wonder who lives there. It is an stunning example of an original Georgian property, a gracious building on four floors, which could accommodate a wide range of uses from a multi-generational family home to an individual Let.
A former vicarage, Redwood was built in 1730 in the early Georgian style, with elegant principal rooms and extensive cellars and attics, at the insistence of the then Bishop when the medieval rectory began to become dilapidated. In 1870, when the vicar felt he had outgrown the Georgian rectory, the Victorian wing which now forms the adjoining property was added. The alterations to the main building at the time included introduction of the grand main staircase and fine stained glass windows giving light and privacy to the galleried hall.
Extensive refurbishment to the property has taken place over recent years which has been carried out in keeping with the history and style of the property including a recently constructed double garage. There is a gas central heating system via a central heating boiler to the lower ground floor, the ground and first floor and a separate gas central heating system to the second floor. The property has the flexibility for this to be a 9 bedroom property. The accommodation, which must be seen to be fully appreciated, is well arranged with attention to detail with window shutters to most windows, Victorian style radiators in some rooms plus many more original features.
LOCATION Redwood provides an ideal combination of town and countryside. All the facilities of a small market town are within very easy walking distance, including health centre, library, police station public houses and restaurants, public transport and of course a range of traditional market town shops, many of them supplying local foods, goods and services. Within two minute's walk, and bordering the rear of the property, is the attractive Newent Lake area with its extensive woodland walks, and rural lanes lead out into the neighbouring countryside of West Gloucestershire and Herefordshire in all directions. The City of Gloucester is about 9 miles to the east and Ross-on-Wye about 7 miles to the west. The M50 is about 3 miles away for easy access to the motorway system
ACCOMMODATION comprises of
An impressive open PORTICO ENTRANCE PORCH via nine stone steps bounded with curved retaining walls with stone copings gives access to the large hardwood entrance door leading into the:-
RECEPTION HALL 16'6" x 15'11" (5.03m x 4.85m) a stunning and spacious entrance hallway with attractive mahogany sweeping staircase to the first floor, having 4 windows to the front in most attractive Victorian decorated glazing to the ground and first floor in this magnificent stairwell. There are fitted book shelves and ample room for this area to be used as a STUDY or LIBRARY. Door to (lower ground floor living accommodation) and doors leading to principle rooms
CLOAKROOM with white Victoriana style suite comprising of low level w.c., wash hand basin with cupboard under, painted wall wood panelling, extractor fan.
LOUNGE 20'4" x 17'4" (6.2m x 5.28m) plus recess. With attractive marble fireplace with newly fitted log burner, shelving recesses, central chandelier light fitting and matching chandelier wall lights, wonderful deep bay windows look over the rear garden with views of beautiful landscaped gardens.
DINING ROOM 15'2" x 12'8" (4.62m x 3.86m) a lovely bright room with central chandelier light fitting. This room also enjoys delightful views of the garden with 2 deep windows and a large door giving access to the rear garden via steps with wrought iron hand rails, door to
KITCHEN 16' x 14'2" reducing to 9'1" (4.88m x 4.32m reducing to 2.77m) recently installed with soft ivory kitchen doors with granite style laminate worktops. Very well fitted to a high standard with a wide range of base units, drawer and tall larder units, central island with oak worktop and seating area and cupboards under, inset single stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, Belling dual fuel range cooker with canopy hood above, space for appliances including large american style fridge/freezer, 2 windows to front with quality flooring throughout
THE FIRST FLOOR
Approached by a wide 4'10" (1.47m) grand sweeping staircase with polished mahogany rail and turned balustrades. There are decorated Victorian glass windows to front and a most attractive central Italian chandelier
The LANDING also has an integral deep Airing Cupboard with hot water cylinder and doorway to stairwell Second floor
MASTER BEDROOM 14'9" x 13'6" (4.5m x 4.11m) with 2 windows to rear with views over the garden, door to walk-in WARDROBE. Door to
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM white corner shower cubicle with mixer shower, pedestal hand basin, low level flush w.c., extractor fan, heated towel rail, shaver point with light
BEDROOM 2 15'8" x 12' (4.78m x 3.66m) plus deep door well, 2 windows to front elevation. Door to
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM with double shower cubicle with overhead mixer shower, pedestal hand basin, low level flush w.c., extractor fan, electric shaver point with light
BEDROOM 3 13'9" x 13'7" (4.19m x 4.14m) with two windows to rear elevation, built-in cupboard, integral wardrobe, electric shaver point with light, door to
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM with double shower cubicle, shaver point, pedestal wash hand basin and low level wc., electric shaver point with light
THE SECOND FLOOR
Via staircase to half-landing with window to front and full Landing with velux window and access to loft. Deep store cupboard. (The rooms on this floor could be used as additional family or recreational accommodation).
BEDROOM 4 14'3" x 12'5" (4.34m x 3.78m) part sloping ceilings, exposed beams, double glazed dormer window
BEDROOM 5 12'8" x 11'4" (3.86m x 3.45m) with part sloping ceiling and exposed beams, double glazed dormer window
BEDROOM 6/STUDY 12' x 10'9" (3.66m x 3.28m) with double glazed window, BT high speed internet router, part sloping ceiling and exposed beams. This room is currently used as a STUDY
BEDROOM 7 10'3" x 6'4" (3.12m x 1.93m) plus deep door well, part sloping ceilings, double glazed dormer window, exposed beams, eaves storage.
KITCHENETTE well fitted with oak base units, inset stainless steel circular sink unit with mixer tap, electric cooker box, extractor fan, Velux window
UTILITY/CLOAKROOM with plumbing for automatic washing machine, tumble dryer vent, low level flush w.c., hand basin and extractor, window to front
SHOWER ROOM of good size, corner shower cubicle with Mira shower, pedestal hand basin, high level flush w.c., shaver point with light, extractor fan
THE LOWER GROUND FLOOR/ANNEXE AREA
Entered via steps from the front of the house, or from the main Reception Hall. The extensive area has its own access and has previously been let as a self-contained flat. It could equally be used as additional family or recreational accommodation.
ENCLOSED PORCH to HALLWAY and door to:-
LOUNGE 15'6" x 11' (4.72m x 3.35m) plus recess, 2 windows to front, stairs up to main reception hall.
CENTRAL PASSAGE WAY with wine storage area
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 13'9" x 7'7" (4.19m x 2.31m) well fitted with base units, worktops, inset single bowl stainless steel sink unit, built-in 4-ring hob and cooker under, space for appliances, patterned quarry tiled flooring, door to:-
UTILITY with quarry tiled flooring, gas central heating boiler, plumbing for automatic washing machine.
GARDEN ROOM (This room could be used as a bedroom) 21'10" x 12'6" (6.65m x 3.81m) into deep bay window, 3 windows to rear, built-in cupboard in recess, fitted shelving, French doors to steps up to the rear garden.
BATHROOM with white suite with 'P' shaped bath with shower over, low level flush w.c., pedestal hand basin, attractive laminated wall panelling, electric shaver point and light
VAULTED ROOM (This room could be used as a bedroom) 12'11" x 12'5" (3.94m x 3.78m) with vaulted brick ceiling and 1 window to side
DOUBLE GARAGE recently constructed garage with electric front 'up and over' door, H & C water, power and lighting, personal access door and window to side. The garage has the added benefit of an 'up and over' door to the rear of the garage, ideal for rear garden access for 'sit-on' lawn mower or vehicle access if required.
OUTSIDE Redwood House is entered from the High Street by a wide vehicular access (shared with the adjacent property) to block paved private driveway leading to the double Garage and extensive parking facilities
The front boundary has a brick wall to the road with mature shrub and flower border behind. This attractive forecourt has been designed by an acclaimed landscape artist. Stone steps give access to the front door with sweeping boundary walls with stone copings.
Side gate giving access to the large attractive well manicured rear garden, fenced and bounded, largely laid to lawn with mature trees, pergola, extensive planting with flower borders, herbaceous plants and laurel hedging, soft fruit and veg areas. There is a pathway at the bottom of the garden leading to a workshop with power, additional store shed, log store and compost bin area, all pleasantly camouflaged with shrubs and mature trees.
Directly to the rear of the house is a large patio which provides a secluded seating area with access from the dining room, garden room, rear of the garage as well as access to the large adjacent workshop with power and lighting.
SERVICES All mains are connected.
TAX BAND 'F'
LOCAL AUTHORITY Forest of Dean District Council 01594 810000.