A rare opportunity to acquire a six bedroom Grade II Listed Georgian Country House set in 81.18 acres of gardens, pasture and woodland.
Priors Lodge is in a private secluded rural position and set in extensive picturesque grounds including a lake, tree-lined private driveway and woodland.
The property would make a superb family home or be suitable for a number of alternative uses such as a boutique hotel, wedding venue or leisure facility subject to gaining appropriate planning consent. The property is in need of refurbishment and modernisation, providing an ideal opportunity for those wishing to put their own stamp on the house and make something really special.
Priors Lodge is located to the south of Bream, a village in the Forest of Dean District of Gloucestershire. It is also 2.4 miles from Aylburton. The property has excellent network links via the A48, connecting Gloucester and Chepstow. Wider transport links can be accessed via the M4 at Chepstow which connects South Wales with the south west of England, making the property perfect for anyone commuting to Bristol or Cardiff. The railway station at Chepstow provides access to Bristol Parkway, from which there is a travel time of 1h 15 mins to London.
Priors Lodge is a detached six bedroom Grade II Listed Georgian property with a tile roof. The house retains an array of character features, including open fireplaces, large sash windows and geometrically proportioned rooms. The property is situated in a secluded rural location, but close to Bream and Lydney. It is set well back from the country road down a long private tree lined driveway, and is surrounded by extensive gardens, pasture and woodland including a beautiful lake.
The detached Georgian house currently benefits from six bedrooms, however these is scope for a further three within the existing layout. The accommodation is arranged over four floors. The lower ground floor briefly comprises; a cellar, three store rooms, a boiler room, and wood/coal store. Several of these rooms benefit from full size sash windows so would be suitable for other uses such as additional receptions rooms. The ground floor includes a large entrance hall, kitchen, drawing room, dining room and third reception room. On the first floor are six bedrooms and three bathrooms together with a withdrawing room (museum room) which could be converted to another bedroom. There are two very spacious attic rooms which would also be appropriate for conversion to further bedrooms.
The property benefits from attached traditional stone under tile garden store, workshop and potting shed to the rear of the property set in a small enclosed yard area. There is also a block of five garages.
The house and outbuildings sit within large lawned gardens with mature planting including magnificent rhododendrons and an uncultivated walled garden. Beyond this is parkland comprising of pasture land interspersed with mature trees and leading down to the picturesque lake with boat store and woodland behind. The lake has been used for fishing in the past, but is not currently stocked. Access to the property is down a charming private tree-lined driveway.
The land in total amounts to approximately 81.18 acres (32.85 Ha). It is split into three sections: the house, gardens, parkland and lake extending to approximately 30.38 acres (12.29 Ha); the pasture land to the north of the house approximately 19.61 ac (7.94 Ha); and the mixed native amenity woodland to the south of the property that extends to approximately 31.19 (12.62 ha).
The agricultural land consists of gently sloping Grade 3 permanent pasture land that lies over freely draining slightly acid and loamy soils. It is currently used for the grazing of livestock and is bounded by a mixture of mature hedge and stock fencing.