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The GladesEdenshill | Upleadon | Newent | Gloucestershire | GL18 1EE
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The GladesThis attractive five bedroom family home is set in an elevated position on just over 31 acres of grounds in the hamlet of Upleadon and includes a double garage, formal gardens, paddocks, a stable block, a three-bay steel barn and a mange, as well as three extensive areas of mature oak woodland.
We bought The Glades in 1980, when my company relocated. We looked for somewhere that would provide land for our horses. This property, which was in a lovely elevated position with woodland all around, offered the space we wanted and much more. However, there was a lot to do as the grounds were completely overgrown and the house had lead plumbing, steel-framed windows and night storage heaters.
Initially, we did the essentials, putting in new windows, wiring, plumbing and central heating. We then added a rear extension, which enlarged the sitting room and the family room to provide an open plan reception area with lovely southerly views over the rear garden. We later extended above the flat-roofed kitchen, which enlarged one of the bedrooms and enabled us to put in a new bathroom. The kitchen and three of the four first floor bedrooms and the attic bedroom all benefit from the same southerly views over the garden.
The garden extends right down to the large paddock at the bottom of the hill, providing a wonderful vista, continues Robert. The formal garden includes areas of lawn, a rose garden and a pumped stream that drops over waterfalls down to a fish pond at the bottom; weve opened the garden as part of a local open gardens scheme a few times. Below the formal garden, we built a mange and a three bay steel barn. Close by is a large paddock and two smaller paddocks, three stables and a tack room, so theres plenty of grazing. At the front, we constructed a detached double garage, which has an adjoining workshop and a utility room, as well as a first floor gym with a sauna. The gym also has plumbing for a bathroom, while the utility room has a water storage and pump facility, which improves the water pressure overall.
One of the main joys of the property is its three areas of woodland, which mainly comprise sessile oak, planted centuries ago to supply straight timbers for shipbuilding, continues Jennie. Bluebell Wood is the second largest area which, as its name suggests, is a riot of scented blue in the spring. We will really miss the freedom of walking through the woods with the dog.
While benefiting from this completely rural setting, everything we need is catered for in the nearby market town of Newent, or by Gloucester, which is just 10 miles away, adds Robert. The M50 is easily accessible, while Gloucester has the nearest station, so communications are excellent.
We no longer have horses and so, after 35 years of enjoying this lovely property, we are downsizing to a bungalow not very far away, conclude Robert and Jennie.*
* These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.
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A fantastic opportunity to acquire a substantial detached house in a beautiful countryside setting which has the added benefit of some 32 acres of land. The majority of the land is established Oak woodland and the rest, around 10 acres, is paddock and pasture.
The property has worked as a small equestrian set up for many years. There is a range of four loose box stables, a good three bay storage barn and all weather, floodlit outdoor mange. All of the equestrian facility can either be accessed via a pedestrian gate at the side of the house or for vehicular access via a separate gate along from the main driveway to the house.
The house, built in the 1930s, stands at the top of the drive and enjoys lovely views down through to the countryside beyond. It has a good double garage to the side with a room over, presently the gym, and there is a sauna too. The house, although built in an older style, has an open plan feel with the main reception, lounge, dining and study areas flowing into one another.
Theres also a study and kitchen/breakfast room on this floor. Upstairs are four bedrooms with a fifth at the top of the house.
This location is quiet and rural with other professional equestrians living close by.
Entrance HallFront door. Deep double glazed window on stairs
Cloakroom/WCDouble glazed window, hand basin, WC with boxed cistern
StudyTwo double glazed windows to front and side. Fireplace.
Sitting roomDouble glazed bay window. Open fireplace with open grate
Garden roomThree double glazed window looking out to garden, mange and woodland.
LoungeFeature fireplace with log burner. Double glazed sliding patio doors on to block paved terrace with sloped glass roof over.
Kitchen/Breakfast roomDouble glazed window with view down garden into distance.
Shaker style kitchen cabinets, door to pantry, door to boiler room. Integrated dishwasher and washing machine. Composite work surface with inset 1 sink Double glazed window to side, fitted microwave, double oven, inset ceramic hob. Walk in larder.
LobbyBack door, double glazed window, fitted cupboard.
Boiler roomDouble glazed window, Grant Oil fired condensing boiler with pressurised hot water system.
LandingDeep double glazed window to front. Stairs to top floor.
Separate WCDouble glazed window, WC
Bedroom oneTwo double glazed windows, fitted wardrobe, Beautiful view over grounds, mange, and woodland.
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Bedroom twoDouble glazed window with excellent view down the garden and through to distant Countryside. Shower cubicle and fitted wardrobe.
Bedroom threeTwo double glazed windows to rear and side. Views onto Oak woodland and down the garden.
Bedroom fourTwo double glazed windows to front and side. Vanity hand basin, fitted wardrobes with cupboards over.
Bathroom/WCShower cubicle, inset bath, hand basin and WC. Heated towel rail, contemporary style suite. Tiled floor with underfloor heating.
Top FloorLoft access.
Bedroom five/StudyDouble glazed Dormer window which looks out through the trees.
GarageDouble garage, garaging for two cars, with room over presently used as a gym with four Velux windows, sauna.
Utility roomPlumbing for washing machine, water storage tank and pressure pump, water softner.
Workshop areaPower and light with ample natural light.
Grounds31.5 acres of land. Predominantly woodland with Oak, Cherry, Walnut and Lime trees. In spring these areas are a carpet of Bluebells.
Landscaped lawns and gardens stretch down to the paddocks at the bottom. Well fenced grazing area bounded by a railed exercise area/track around the perimeter. At present one field and two paddocks.
StablesTimber built stable block with four loose boxes. Power and light. Separate stone track access for horsebox and other associated vehicles. Track leads on down to barn and mange.
BarnThree bay barn used for machinery and hay storage.
Mange40 x 20 meter, flood lit. Rubber surface.
Drive way to the front of the home has central grass island allowing parking and turning for multiple cars.
DirectionsTake A40 from Cheltenham to Gloucester and M5. Continue for Gloucester and then follow the signs for Ross-on-Wye. Follow this route passed Over Farm Market and then take the next right at the traffic lights for Newent and Highnam. Stay on this road passing Dark Barn on your right and the garden centre. Take the next right for Upleadon. Continue through countryside and over staggered crossroads. You then drive through a wooded area and The Glades will be found on the left hand side just before you reach the turning for the Brand Green Fruit Farm.
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Agents notes: All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. Printed 04.09.2015
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Fine & Country Cheltenham 113 Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1NW
Tel 01242 220080
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