Lea, Ross-On-Wye HR9


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  • Bedrooms: 4

A unique and most appealing detached country property offering over 2,000 sq ft of elegant accommodation and commanding some beautiful views over the adjacent valley and open countryside towards wooded hillsides in the distance

Reception Hall, Cloaks & W.C., 18' Drawing Room, 12' Library/Snug, 27' Dining Room, Lavishly appointed Kitchen with appliances, 14' Study, Laundry/Utility Room, 3 Bedrooms, Bathroom & W.C., Boiler Room & Shower Room & W.C. To ground floor. First Floor comprises 20' Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bath/Shower Room & W.C. Double Glazing. Oil Fired Central Heating. Generously planted Gardens. Superb 50' Pergola, 60' Tarmacadam Forecourt. Substantial 24' Workshop under double pitched tiled roof. Additional Garden Outbuildings, Greenhouse and Part Walled Vegetable Garden.

Option to purchase adjacent 4 acre valley.

Location & Description

Brackenwood stands on the rural outskirts of the well served village of Lea, some 4 miles east of the market and tourist town of Ross-on-Wye and some 12 miles west of the Cathedral City of Gloucester.Significantly extended and refurbished by the current owners, Brackenwood occupies an elevated location, the exquisite principal rooms enjoying a beautiful south westerly and north westerly aspect, which not only creates wonderfully light accommodation, but enables some beautiful views across its own valley towards farmland and the Welsh Hills beyond.The greater part of the accommodation is at ground floor level, but there is a fine 20' master bedroom and en-suite bath/shower room & w.c. To first floor. Refurbishment has been to a high standard, with significant attention being paid to much of the detail. Lighting in particular has been especially well thought through.There is an outstanding 27' dining room, from which the outlook is stunning, whilst adjacent is the most generously appointed cooks kitchen, with a vast 5 ring gas hob and two conventional ovens, one extra wide.Extending to the whole of the south western and north western elevations is a stoutly constructed balcony/sun deck, and for those who appreciate gardens, there are many fine shrubs and young trees positioned throughout the different sections of gardens.For those who have hobbies and interests, there are two substantial outbuildings adjoining the part walled garden, and for those who cherish wildlife and nature, the richly planted woodland valley has thousands of daffodil and bluebells bulbs as well as a wide range of native tree species.Nearby Lea village offers excellent amenities including village shop, pub/restaurant, petrol station, beautiful church, village hall, primary school and regular bus service. Nearby, the Forest of Dean offers a wide range of outdoor activities and beauty.

All in all, a most interesting and appealing property, and to those who are potentially interested, one that merits a thorough internal and external inspection. In detail the property comprises:-

Reception Hall (approx 3.81m (12'6") x 3.20m (10'6"))

Having coving to ceiling, ceiling mounted downlighter spots and full width matwell and fitted carpet. Ingenious coat/cloak storage arrangement behind panelled door. Three shelved low level storage cupboards.

Cloaks & W.C.

With white suite comprising low level w.c. And wash hand basin with excellent storage facility to rear wall. Downlighter spots. Door to shelved storage cupboard.

Drawing Room (approx 5.59m (18'4") x 3.61m (11'10"))

A room of immense appeal with attractive fluted pitch pine fireplace surround housing the coal effect gas fire mounted on a terracotta tiled hearth. Fine, low level, bevelled glass fronted display cabinets to either side of fireplace. Coving to ceiling. Double glazed windows and French doors open out onto superb balcony adjacent (see later). Stunning views across the Lea valley towards farmland and wooded hillsides in the distance. Fitted carpet. Low level bookshelves to one corner. Multi panelled glazed doors open through to the:-

Library (approx 3.63m (11'11") x 3.61m (11'10"))

Again, a room of great appeal, with extensive book shelving to three walls, together with low level storage cupboards beneath certain book shelving. Double glazed window enabling fine outlook across the sylvan scene adjacent. Coving to ceiling. Fitted carpet. Double glazed double doors open through to the:-

Dining Room (approx 8.38m (27'6") x 3.66m (12'0"))

An outstanding, relatively recent addition to the property with extensive double glazing to the majority of three elevations, enabling a terrific outlook both over the adjacent gardens and with views to the far distance. Low level book shelving to three elevations, with low level storage/display units to the fourth elevation. Appealing exposed ceiling timbering and hipped, apex ceiling. High level tracked ceiling spotlighting with numerous down lighter spots. Double glazed French double doors lead out onto the large balcony/sun terrace adjacent, with additional double glazed door out onto south western balcony.

Kitchen (approx 3.66m (12'0") x 3.66m (12'0"))

Generously fitted with an extensive range of floor mounted cupboards and drawers with quiet close mechanisms, positioned under extensive granite working surfaces. Incorporated within the units are a host of appliances including a superb five ring gas hob with extractor hood above. Extra wide ‘Master’ electric oven and additional Zanussi electric oven with mircrowave thereover. Superb ¾ height larder fridge/freezer and Bosch automatic dishwasher. 2½ bowl Franke stainless sink with In-sink-erator food waste disposer beneath and chrome mixer tap over. Range of deep, complementary wall mounted units with concealed lighting beneath illuminating the tiled walls and work surfaces. Wide double glazed window overlooking garden to north east elevation. Extensive glass fronted display cabinets and wide wooden shelving for the comprehensive range of cookery books! Appealing floor tiling.

Study (approx 4.37m (14'4") x 3.78m (12'5"))

With book shelving to a significant portion of two walls, and additional wall mounted storage cupboards. Doors to capacious shelved storage cupboards and wide, double glazed window to north east elevation. Fitted carpet.

Laundry/Utility Room

With plumbing for automatic washing machine and stainless steel sink with cupboards beneath. Shelving and further fitted, floor to ceiling storage units. Tracked spotlighting.

Lobby (approx 3.71m (12'2") x 1.88m (6'2"))

With access hatch to insulated roof void.

Bedroom 1 (3.20m (10'6") x 2.69m (8'10"))

With double glazed window to north east elevation. Fitted carpet.

Bedroom 2 (3.17m (10'5") x 2.84m (9'4"))

With floor to ceiling book shelving to one corner and double glazed window to north east elevation. Fitted carpet.

Bathroom & W.C.

With white suite comprising panelled bath, close coupled low level w.c. And corner wash hand basin. Ceiling mounted downlighter spots. Ceramic tiled floor.

Office/Bedroom 3 (4.47m (14'8") x 1.96m (6'5"))

With wide double glazed window and double glazed door looking out across the balcony to trees and the view beyond. Extensive adjustable wall shelving, fitted cupboards and tracked ceiling spot lighting. Fitted carpet.

Boiler Room

With Worcester oil fired central heating boiler together with programmer and time switch. This room is also the central nerve control for the category 5A computer, telephone & T.V. Cabling which links to all rooms. Shelving, fluorescent lighting and ample power points.

Shower Room & W.C.

With extra large walk-in glazed shower cubicle housing the chrome thermostatic shower. White suite comprising close coupled low level w.c. And corner wash hand basin. Dual voltage shaver points, tiled flooring and radiator/towel rail.

First floor Master Bedroom (6.10m (20'0") x 3.40m (11'2"))

A wonderfully light room having two large, double glazed Velux roof lights admitting much light and an additional tilt and turn window/door. Access to eaves storage space and further doors to capacious built-in wardrobes/further storage. Door through to:-

En-Suite Bath/Shower Room & W.C.

Again with white suite comprising panelled bath, low level w.c. And vanity unit comprising wash hand basin with cupboards beneath. Double glazed Velux rooflight admitting natural light. Tracked ceiling spotlighting and make-up lighting to either side of wall mirror. Dual voltage shaver point. Vertical towel rail/radiator. Excellent stand alone corner shower with glazed sliding doors and Mira Excel chrome thermostatic shower. Two sets of double doors give access to further wardrobe/storage space.


A splayed, tarmacadam approach opens out on the north eastern side of the property into a Generous Tarmacadam Parking/Turning Forecourt of overall max dimensions approx. 60' x 50'. This is fringed to three sides by shrubs, young trees or hedging, species including Rowan, Ceanothus, Viburnum, Roses, Berberis, Philadelphus and others, whilst to the north eastern side of the forecourt is a Superb, Stoutly Constructed Pergola. This is of overall max dimensions approx. 50' x 15', and is adorned by Kiftsgate Rambling Roses and other Climbers, and with its lawned base, creates a most attractive feature. Positioned towards the eastern end of the Pergola is a fine young Magnolia Grandiflora. A stout wooden pedestrian gate to the far end of the Pergola leads through to the Workshop/Part Walled Garden Section, the Principal Workshop being of most substantial timber construction under a double pitched tiled roof, and of overall max dimensions approx. 24' x 15'. This has doors to two elevations and has both lighting and power, both internally and externally. It also has guttering to both sides, one downpipe supplying a water storage butt. Well concealed nearby is the 2,500 litre oil storage tank. Close by is a further Substantial Wooden Garden Shed approx. 12' x 10', and this stands under a mono pitched roof and has double doors to front elevation. Positioned alongside the main workshop is the Lean-to Aluminium Framed Greenhouse approx 12' x 6', whilst beyond this is a Further Storage Building open to one side. Extending westwards from this area is the Vegetable/Soft Fruit Section with Four Slightly Raised Beds and a Fig Tree against the south west facing brick wall.Tall trellis work, adorned by Clematis and Wild Roses separate this utilitarian area of the garden from the Lawn and Shrub Garden, shrubs and young trees surrounding the lawned area including Philadelphus, Azaleas, Weeping Pear, Rowan, Mahonia, Berberis, Bay, Hostas and many others.

Positioned to one side of this area are the substantial Raised Herb Beds conveniently close to the kitchen.Flanking the herb beds is a Superb Decking Balcony overall max dimensions of same being approx. 40' x 16'. Attractive trellis work borders part of this balcony, and the area is a superb spot in which to sit out and enjoy a wonderfully secluded and sunny location with some beautiful views across the adjacent tree lined valley which is owned by Brackenwood. Stout wooded steps lead down from this balcony into an area of further shrubs and Woodland Below. Additional species here including Acers, Photinia, Copper Beech, Silver Birch, Hawthorne, Lombardy Poplar and many others.Also leading from the main balcony, Further Decking extends for the whole of two sides of the dwelling, the balcony to the south western side being of principal max dimensions approx. 50' x 8', and once again, from here there are far reaching views. Species adjacent include Bamboo, Roses, Potentilla, Clematis and others.Two wooden steps lead from this balcony onto a Further Lawned Garden, and species adjacent to same include Roses, Cotinus, Variegated Eleagnus, Hazel, Viburnum and Acacia. Towards the end of the lawn is a Wooden Garden Shed approx. 7' x 7', beyond which a grassy path is flanked by Six Fine Semi Mature Cherry Trees - A Cherry Tree Walk! A post and wire fence nearby delineates a steeply sloping area of valley woodland, the whole site extending to approx. 4.6 acres in total.


Mains electricity and water are connected. Private drainage.outgoings: 'E' Council Tax Band EPC rating: 'E' (Full EPC Rating available)

To View

Strictly and only please by prior telephone appointment through Morris Bricknell Chartered Surveyors. Tel: Out of hours, try Norman Bricknell on .


Leave the eastern outskirts of Ross at Hildersley Roundabout (Ross Fire Station) taking the A40 towards Gloucester. Pass through the village of Weston-under-Penyard, and continue through the traffic lights at Lea, proceeding up the hill for approx. 1 mile, then taking the 90º left turning at crossroads towards Aston Crews and Aston Ingham. The first tarmacadam driveway on the left leads you onto the tarmac forecourt of Brackenwood.

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Morris Bricknell

Gloucester Road, Ross On Wye, Herefordshire

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