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Expressions of Interest are sought for this wonderful 5/6 bedroom pub conversion located in the heart of the stunning Forest of Dean. Sitting on the very edge of the Wye Valley AONB with over two million visitors, and on a main arterial route into the Forest of Dean, the property is only one hour from Gloucester, Bristol or Cardiff. The potential for this property, for people looking for either a large rural family home or a business are a huge blank canvas.
A large, rural 5 bedroom house, converted from a public house. The upper floors have been subject to a complete refurbishment to high modern standards whilst the lounge retains its old world features and stunning inglenook fireplace. Huge parking areas and gardens as you would expect from a pub enough for over 30 cars. The internals have been partially renovated leaving scope for your own mark. A large mud/utility room has been installed and the original second bar and function room has been retained. This was planned to be turned into a games room and home cinema but could easily be converted into a large frontage shop outlet or even granny annex. With a fully secure self contained apartment on the top floor, which again could be turned into letting bedrooms, the house offers a myriad of opportunities.
The sellers have already had expression of interest for a B & B, a crèche, an organic shop, a micro sports bar, restaurant, and even a small retirement home. The large rear tarmaced yard and garages have also brought interest for a garage business, a sawmills, and even a milk float delivery business.
It is currently being run as a dog rescue charity and raw dog food business. The sellers make note that all the proceeds from the sale will be used to relocate and build a brand new dog rescue centre with run free facilities. It is the need for large acreage for the charity that has prompted the sale of the property.
As stated, this is initially for expressions of interest with no viewings possible for the immediate future. All interested parties are asked to contact the agent in the first instance.
4′ 0″ x 11′ 5″ (1.22m x 3.50m)
An external entrance lobby with double doors leads to the main front doors of the property.
11′ 5″ x 15′ 0″ (3.50m x 9.57m)
The current lounge was the original bar thus affords a very large lounge area. At one ends is a full wall inglenook fireplace with a fitted log burner. The drawings attached of the lower floor show what was planned in separating the lounge into an entrance hall and dining room with snug.
Proposed: Entrance Hallway
4′ 0″ x 11′ 5″ (1.22m x 3.50m)
Entrance hallway with radiator.
11′ 5″ x 15′ 0″ (3.50m x 4.57m)
This lounge is open plan into the kitchen. The lounge space includes a fireplace with wood burner, radiators, TV point and windows facing front, side and rear.
Proposed: Dining Room
11′ 5″ x 11′ 5″ (3.50m x 3.50m)
The living room contains what used to be the pub snug giving an interesting light and airy seating area at the front of the house. There is also a radiator and a window facing front.
The Original pub conveniences have been professionally converted into a mud and utility room with slate flooring, downstairs toilet, large shower, fitted kitchen units with sink, and double patio doors to the outside.
3′ 0″ x 5′ 0″ (0.91m x 1.52m)
WC, hand wash basin and window facing rear.
Mud & Utility Room
11′ 5″ x 11′ 5″ (3.50m x 3.50m)
Mud and utility room with large shower, WC and fitted cupboards. Currently also houses washing machine and tumble dryer.
8′ 0″ x 8′ 0″ (2.44m x 2.44m)
Rear store room with french doors to the rear. This is a store room but could be utilised as a utility room.
Possible Games Room, Bar & Home Cinema
15′ 0″ x 25′ 0″ (4.57m x 7.62m)
This was the second large bar area which is planned to being turned into a games room and home cinema utilising the original full pub bar for entertainment. Large windows opening right across the front.
It is this area, complete with the mud room and WC that gives an ideal opportunity for a future business. From a shop to a micro bar, a café to a micro cinema, crèche to conference facility. It was even considered for a very easy conversion into a granny flat.
20′ 0″ x 30′ 0″ (6.10m x 9.14m)
The current kitchen area is on the back of the house and was the commercial kitchen, so of good size. The plan is to open this into the lounge open plan and installing a brand new kitchen. Drawings have been made up to completely refurbish the kitchen extension into an oak frame kitchen diner that would open up onto the back garden.
11′ 10″ x 15′ 1″ (3.62m x 4.60m)
Large double bedroom with south (front) and side window. This light and airy room has an adjoining room with the facilities to turn either into an en-suite bathroom (which was the plan) or into a walk in wardrobe.
This is the room adjoining bedroom 1, this can either be used as an en-suite bathroom or walk in wardrobe. All the plumbing is in place and conversion to an en-suite bathroom would be very quick and easy. There is a towel radiator and windows facing side and rear.
8′ 11″ x 8′ 6″ (2.73m x 2.60m)
Single bedroom with south facing (front) window. It does have the advantage of a complete en-suite shower room with WC, sink and shower.
En-suite bathroom for bedroom 2, comprises WC, wash basin and shower.
12′ 1″ x 15′ 1″ (3.70m x 4.60m)
Large double bedroom with south facing window (front), radiator and telephone point. Has an attached en-suite bathroom.
En-suite bathroom attached to bedroom 3. Has the luxury of a south facing window. Comprises of WC, wash basin, shower and radiator.
The whole top floor is currently a fully self contained apartment with kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and lounge. Three South facing dormer windows ensure generous light and a very airy apartment. This could easily remain as a separate unit or converted to two bedrooms, for those independent teenagers, granny flat or even owners accommodation for a B & B.
13′ 5″ x 14′ 9″ (4.10m x 4.50m)
This is a very large top floor double bedroom. It has a south facing (front) dormer window, radiator, telephone point and is very light and spacious.
12′ 5″ x 7′ 8″ (3.80m x 2.35m)
South facing front top floor dormer bedroom (Currently the kitchen). Large, roomy and airy. Has a shared bathroom with bedroom number 4, however there is scope to make this en-suite and then add a shower room to bedroom 4. Also shares the open space between the bedrooms with could either be a lounge area or converted to a 6th bedroom.
Bathroom for 4 & 5
This is a large shared bathroom between bedrooms 4 & 5. It could quite easily be converted to an en-suite bathroom for bedroom 4 and bedroom 5 have a new small bathroom fitted. Comprises bath, hand wash basin and WC, with a window facing side.
Top Floor Living Room
11′ 3″ x 11′ 4″ (3.43m x 3.46m)
As the whole top floor was converted recently into a self contained flat, this area was the open plan lounge between the two bedrooms. It could remain as an open plan living area or no reason why it could not be converted into a 6th bedroom. With a south facing dormer window, this rooms is light and airy. There is also radiators, TV point and telephone point.
Outside – Front
Huge Frontage, Being an ex public house the front consists of a large parking area for at least 15 cars, and a separate lawned garden space. Natural stone walls surround the lawned area and separate to the large tarmac car park. It is this large parking area that could be of huge benefit for a business conversion.
Outside – Rear
The huge rear garden is completely surrounded on all sides by wooden fencing and a natural stone wall which has been fully dog proofed. The garden is around half an acre split into two halves. One half is a large lawn area and the other tarmac, left over from the pub car park. The car park could easily hold over 20 cars. At the rear of the car park there are Five brick built garages.
There are 5 brick built garages at the rear of the property all with up and over doors, power and lights. Three single garages and one double make up the 5 garages.
The whole house has oil central heating throughout and despite its size is easy to heat in the winter. The lounge has the benefit of a wonder log burner in a large inglenook fireplace. The property also benefits from a large underground LPG tank which is currently used purely for the kitchen, but does mean that the oil heating system could easily be replaced by LPG. Two phone lines are connected with sockets in all rooms and good broadband throughout. A professionally installed fire alarm system exists in all rooms but would need to be serviced and brought into use.
This really is a property with a huge amount of scope as a family home or a business. It is very well placed in the Forest of Dean