3 Bedroom Detached House for sale in The Leigh, Gloucester
- Three Bedroom Detached Farmhouse
- A Wealth of Character Features
- Numerous Outbuildings with Vast Potential for Conversion / Development
- Garage and Grounds of Over 2.5 Acres
- Peaceful and Idyllic Location
- EPC Energy Rating E
A QUINTESSENTIAL EDWARDIAN THREE BEDROOM DETACHED FARMHOUSE with an ARRAY OF OUTBUILDINGS having VAST POTENTIAL for CONVERSION and DEVELOPMENT (subject to planning permission) situated in a PEACEFUL and IDYLLIC LOCATION set within GROUNDS of OVER TWO AND A HALF ACRES.
The property is accessed via a solid wooden door into:
Entrance Hall - Tiled flooring, door into:
Traditional Farmhouse Kitchen - 7.49m x 5.46m (24'7 x 17'11) - Undoubtedly the heart of the home, the traditional farmhouse kitchen has a warm and inviting feel. The original flagstone flooring and exposed beams and brickwork complement the bespoke kitchen units which have solid oak work tops replete with a traditional Belfast sink. There is also ample storage space provided in the larder cupboard. In additional to the oil fired Rayburn, there is a four ring LPG gas hob and there is space for a fridge / freezer. An open fireplace positioned adjacent to the Rayburn adds further character and charm.
Dining Area - Forming part of the farmhouse kitchen, the large dining area has ample space for a table and chairs and would make an ideal family room.
Rear Hall - Here you will find quarry tiled flooring and a door leads to an open porch area with seating and cupboards below. There is also a feature well which can provide water to the property if needed.
Cloakroom / Shower / Utility Room - The cloakroom has a shower unit which is enclosed by tiling, a low-level WC and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine.
Garden Room - 7.44m x 2.72m (24'5 x 8'11) - The garden room is a fantastic space and offers versatility for those requiring an additional living room or indeed a child's playroom, being ideally situated adjacent to the kitchen. It has stone tiled flooring and a gas burning stove. A Velux roof light in conjunction with windows running alongside the periphery and doors at both ends giving access to the gardens, create an abundance of natural light from which to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the setting.
Dining Room - 3.56m x 3.33m (11'8 x 10'11) - The formal dining room, keeping the charm from yesteryear, is a wonderful space in which to entertain and has exposed floor boards, built-in cupboards to either side of the original fireplace with multi-fuel burner. There is also a gas wall mounted lantern.
Sitting Room - 4.11m x 3.81m (13'6 x 12'6) - Exposed beams, floorboards and an original Inglenook fireplace adds real depth of character to this room. Complete with an Esse Iron Heart solid fuel stove, it is ideal for those cosy nights in by the fire.
FROM THE LIVING ROOM, A DOOR LEADS TO THE STAIRCASE GIVING ACCESS TO THE FIRST FLOOR.
Bedroom 1 - 4.09m x 3.86m (13'5 x 12'8) - Original floor boards and feature fireplace.
Bedroom 2 - 3.96m c 3.58m (13'0 c 11'9) - Original floorboards and feature fireplace.
Bedroom 3 - 3.58m x 3.45m (11'9 x 11'4) - Original floor boards and stairs leading to the attic room.
Attic Room - 7.06m x 6.91m (23'2 x 22'8) - The attic room, being accessed via the staircase from the third bedroom, is an ideal space which could be used as an office or indeed a teenagers den.
Bathroom - Suite comprising of roll top bath, pedestal wash hand basin and WC with high level cistern. A thumb latch door gives access to an airing cupboard.
Outside - From the lane, a five bar metal gate gives access to the driveway suitable for the parking of several vehicles. Beside the driveway is a picturesque duck pond, an ideal haven for wildlife.
The formal front gardens are mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs, bushes and flower borders interspersed here and there. A beautiful pine tree, complete with wrap around bench creates an ideal seating area from which to admire the setting. Situated within the grounds, there is a small orchard, a fruit cage and vegetable gardens providing an abundance of fresh produce. There are also two green houses.
Discreetly situated behind all the outbuildings and accessed via a separate five bar metal gate, there is a yard which is suitable for parking farm or equestrian vehicles and the like. From the yard, there is also gated access into the paddock which measures approximately two acres, and is all enclosed by hedging and fencing and has the added bonus of having a large shed, ideal for storage use. The shed currently houses the ride on mower.
Outbuildings - The property benefits from a plethora of predominantly brick outbuildings ripe for redevelopment subject to the relevant permissions. The outbuildings sit to the South West of the house and include:
Garage - 5.05m x 4.27m (16'07 x 14'0) - Accessed via double timber doors, the garage has power and lighting, a door to a further room above and a door to access the Cow Barn behind.
Stable Building - 4.75m x 3.96m (15'07 x 13'0) - Having brick flooring with drainage, with power and lighting and separate storage above.
Large Brick Barn - 10.57m x 4.78m (34'08 x 15'08) - Flagstone flooring, currently partitioned to create internal stables, having two mezzanine floors for extra storage with front and rear double doors giving access from the driveway to the yard behind.
Generator Room - 4.67m x 2.87m (15'04 x 9'05) - Housing back up generator.
Workshop - 3.71m x 3.00m (12'2 x 9'10) - Power and lighting, workbenches, storage cupboards, storage above.
Piggery - 12.19m x 2.44m (40' x 8'0) - Currently being used as kennels with kennel runs to the front.
Back To Back Wcs - Housing gardeners toilets.
Chicken Shed - Large block and timber chicken shed with outdoor chicken run.
The Cow Shed - 8.26m x 4.88m (27'01 x 16'0) - The Cow Shed has a concrete floor, power and lighting. The Cow Shed also has the original weather vane and clock tower to the roof with the added benefit of solar panels (see Agents Note).
The Old Dairy - 3.05m x 2.44m (10'0 x 8'0) - Situated at the entrance to the drive and has power and lighting.
Agents Note - There are 22 PV solar panels on the roof of The Cow Shed. The solar panels currently bring an income to the owners of circa £2,000 per annum.
The property further benefits from having a professional CCTV system.
Services - Mains water and electric, septic tank, oil fired heating, LPG cooker, well water (if required), solar panels. There is also a back up generator situated in the generator shed.
Water Rates - Severn Trent - to be advised.
Local Authority - Council Tax Band: D
Tewkesbury Borough Council, Council Offices, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. GL20 5TT.
Tenure - Freehold.
Viewing - Strictly through the Owners Selling Agent, Steve Gooch, who will be delighted to escort interested applicants to view if required. Office Opening Hours 8.30am - 7.00pm Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm Saturday.
Directions - From Gloucester, proceed up the A38 towards Tewkesbury for approximately six miles turning left at Church Lane, signposted The Leigh. Proceed up Church Lane turning right towards Blacksmiths Lane where the property can be found on the left hand side as marked by our For Sale board.
Property Surveys - Qualified Chartered Surveyors (with over 20 years experience) available to undertake surveys (to include Mortgage Surveys/RICS Housebuyers Reports/Full Structural Surveys).