Drybrook, Gloucestershire


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Secluded Residential & Leisure Smallholding With Well known Shooting & Kennels Businesses. Two 1 Bed Flats With Further Potential In A Desirable Rural Location - 20.9 Acres


Lea 1 mile, Ross-on-Wye 6 miles, Newent 12 miles, Monmouth 13 Miles, Gloucester 14.5 miles Cheltenham 22 miles, Hereford 22 miles, Chepstow 25 miles, Bristol 48 miles. Mainline Train Services: Gloucester to Birmingham New St. 56 mins, Gloucester to London/Paddington 1hr 55 mins. International Airports: Bristol 52 miles, Birmingham 73 miles. Hilltop is situated to the west of the desirable village of Drybrook and enjoys an attractive rural location with far reaching views across the Wye Valley towards Ross-on-Wye. The property benefits from excellent communication links with the nearby M50 and M5 motorway network. The Cathedral City of Gloucester lies to the south, with the Cathedral City of Hereford, Ross-on-wye and Monmouth to the North.


The nearby village of Lea offers a shop, garage, post office and public house with the market town of Ross-on-Wye offering a good range of shops and services, including a bank, library and hospital. Further amenities including theatres, restaurants and shopping are available nearby in Cheltenham, Chepstow, Gloucester and Hereford.


An excellent range of both public and private schools are available in the area with primary school education at Drybrook www. drybrookschool.co.uk and Lea. Private schools include Cheltenham Ladies College, Monmouth Haberdashers, King's School Gloucester, Malvern College and St James Malvern. For independents see www.isc. co.uk and for state school information see mylocalschool.wales.gov.uk.


The surrounding area provides a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities, particularly in the Royal Forest of Dean, which is renowned for its natural outstanding beauty. Excellent walking and cycling opportunities abound from the property with good out riding. Horse racing is at Cheltenham, Chepstow, Ludlow and Worcester. Local hunts include South Herefordshire Hunt, Ross Harriers and the Ledbury Hunt. Golf can be enjoyed at Ross, Monmouth (Rolls) and Higham. Local equestrian centres within easy driving distance include Abbey Dressage, Allenshill, Burrows Court, David Broome Centre, Hillview, Summerhouse Equestrian, Talland and Three Counties Showground.


Hillcroft is a delightful detached house offering spacious four bedroom accommodation, which offers both family and business opportunities. The current owners have run a successful gundog school and kennels from the dwelling, known as Belbridge Kennels; www.belbridge.co.uk. In addition to boarding facilities the business has offered clay pigeon shooting and gundog training days, with part of the house being set up as a small gun shop. Constructed of stone with a white render, under a slate roof the main house has been updated by the current owners, creating a spacious home whilst retaining immense character and charm.


Extending to 2,526 ft the property offers well laid out accommodation over two floors with a wealth of character features including oak beams & doors and exposed walls. The accommodation of the main house comprises:- Country kitchen & breakfast room with Aga Cooker. Double aspect sitting room with wood burner. Dining room with fire place. Snug. Family room. Conservatory & store. Cloak & utility/boot room. Master bedroom with en-suite. 3 further bedrooms. Family bathroom


Approached via a gated driveway the property sits in its own private courtyard setting and enjoys a delightful rural outlook over the surrounding countryside. The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of Hillcroft which are mainly laid to lawns to the west and south elevations, softened by mature trees, shrubs and a pond


There is a good range of traditional outbuildings to the West providing 2 self contained one bedroom flats (see floorplans). There is scope to create a further 2-3 cottages or ancillary accomodation. Within the courtyard there are 2 flats one of which is residential and the other used for holiday accommodation with a stone garage offering potential for further accommodation subject to planning. Directly opposite are 3 timber built stables and a workshop


There are a range of further outbuildings used for the current Bellbridge Shooting and Gundog Business. These could be used for alternative tourism leisure and equestrian purposes subject to planning. To rear of the garage are 12 modern brick purpose built kennels and a kitchenette, with a further kennel block of 6 to the side of the house. In total Hillcroft has accommodation for 36 dogs with a current licence. OUTBUILDINGS, 2 Offices, Workshop, Store/Garage. Triple garage, Main 12 unit kennel block with kitchenette & utility, PP to extend. Attached 6 unit kennel block. 3 timber stables


Beyond the gardens is an area of gentle sloping pasture extending to approximately 6 Acres which is currently separated into 3 individual paddocks. Approximately 14.8 Acres of mixed woodland lies beyond the paddocks and runs the length of the northern boundary with easy access a bridle path. Part of the woodland is cleared with a store unit which has been used for the Clay Pigeon days. In all the whole amounts to some 20.9 Acres


Property Misdescriptions Act 1991 Fox Grant and their clients give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and The Agents have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.


Children must be supervised by their parents on site.


These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. They have been carefully checked and calculated by the vendor's agents, however the purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale or entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.


The property is sold subject to any development plans, tree preservation orders, ancient monument orders, town planning schedules and resolutions, which may or may not come into force. Purchasers will be deemed to have full knowledge and have satisfied themselves as to the provisions of any such matters affecting the estate.


There are no known public rights of way across the property


Forest of Dean Council. Tel: 01594 810000


House Band 'G'


Mains electricity and water with private drainage. Oil fired central heating


Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.


All fixture, fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale but may be available by negotiation.


Postcode GL17 9BW From the A40 Ross on Wye after passing through the village of Ryford, take the right turning for Drybrook and Cinderford. Just after entering the village of Drybrook take the right turn signposted to Hope Mansell. Proceed along this road for half a mile where Belbridge Gundogs & Kennels will be located on the right. See location plan for alternative routes.


Postcode GL17 9BW Strictly by appointment through the agents on 01432 367802. For further information please contact Liz Langford or William Grant

Arrange viewing 01722 782727

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