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Little Close
Little Close, Red Ditch Lane, Redmarley, Gloucester, GL19 3HT
Charming, detached period cottage with separate coach house, garage/carport and large garden, situated in a desirable rural village
  • Charming period cottage with coach house and large garden.
0.82 Acres Offers over £650,000
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Key Features
  • Detached, 3 bedroom period cottage (1,606 sq ft)
  • Kitchen, 2 reception rooms, 2 bath/shower rooms
  • Detached Coach House with ancillary facilities (1,289 sq ft)
  • Large mature garden, detached garage/carport, parking

Summary of Features

Detached, 3 bedroom period cottage (1,606 sq ft)
Kitchen, 2 reception rooms, sun-room and 2 bath/shower rooms
Detached Coach House with ancillary facilities (1,289 sq ft)
Large, beautifully maintained mature garden
Detached timber garage & carport plus ample driveway parking
The Coach House has internal garaging for 4 vehicles


Mileages: Newent 4½ miles, Ledbury 7 miles, Tewkesbury 11 miles, Gloucester/Malvern 12 miles, Ross-on-Wye 12½ miles, Cheltenham 16½ miles, Hereford 22½ miles, Worcester 25 miles, Birmingham 52 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 2 miles, M5 (Jct 8) 13 miles
Railway: Ledbury, Gloucester, Malvern
Airport: Bristol (55 miles), Birmingham (57½ miles)


Redmarley D'Abitot is a thriving and popular village in the County of Gloucestershire. This sought after area benefits from beautiful rural countryside, renowned for its orchards, vineyards and farming practices. The property occupies a quiet position with fine views over the garden, surrounding farmland and to May Hill, and offers a desirable, pastoral quality of life combined with accessible and excellent road and rail links.

Little Close

This delightful property is full of charm and character, offering comfortable accommodation with potential to extend, subject to planning.
The main entrance hall leads to the kitchen and two ground floor reception rooms, with a useful ground floor shower room/WC close to the stairs.
The sitting room is spacious and light and is complemented by exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace with a raised open fire/fire box. French doors lead out to the patio terrace and garden and a second staircase accesses the 3rd bedroom.
There is a cosy sun-room off the sitting room, overlooking the garden and well positioned for late/evening sun.

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A further snug room with built-in storage cupboards is located off the kitchen and could also be a dining room.
The country-style kitchen with Aga is a galley style and has space for a small table and chairs, with a second entrance and porch to one end.
Upstairs there are 3 good-sized bedrooms and a family bathroom, the principal room benefitting from a walk-in wardrobe. Bedroom 3 has useful built-in storage/wardrobes and has its own staircase.

The Coach House

The detached Coach House is a superb addition to this lovely property and has ample scope to create a separate ancillary accommodation, potentially independent, subject to planning.
To the ground floor, there is a large utility/laundry room with WC off and stairs to first floor.
Two further rooms are currently used as workshop/storage and historically provided garage space and workshop with inspection pit.
Internal stairs lead up to the first floor where there are two large rooms, one currently a home office, and one a large ancillary double bedroom, perfect for guests. There is also an external staircase to this bedroom.
This building has great potential for ancillary accommodation, office or income generation, subject to the necessary consents.

The Outside

Little Close is approached via a gated drive leading off a small country lane. The drive opens to a large, gravelled parking area between the cottage and coach house.
The beautifully maintained and established gardens are a true delight and incorporate lawned areas with a variety of mature trees, shrubs and flowering plants, including Magnolia, camellia, roses, apple trees and flowering cherry. There is also a pretty lavender bed and a separate fenced vegetable garden behind the coach house.
The garden is complemented by smart yew hedges and a private patio terrace, a lovely space for seasonal dining/entertaining. There are fabulous rural views over the garden, adjoining pastureland and to May Hill.
There is a modern, detached timber outbuilding; a single garage with carport and log store.


Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil-fired central heating to the house, electric heating in Coach House.


Standard landline broadband is available but not connected.

Local Authority

Forest of Dean District Council: 01594 810000.

Council Tax

House; Band "F" (£2,745.93; 2021/22).


This property is not Listed.


Rated "F" - May 2021.

Ceiling Height

Please note that there are low ceilings in the main reception rooms.


Primary: Redmarley, Pauntley, Bromesberrow, Staunton & Corse.
Secondary: Newent. Further information on schools is available at: www.fdean.gov.uk
Independent: Malvern, Cheltenham, Hereford, Worcester & Gloucester have some outstanding independent schools. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk


The popular village of Redmarley has a primary school, village hall and Church. The traditional and busy market town of Newent offers a good range of shops, a doctor's surgery, 2 supermarkets and a variety of services to meet most day-to-day requirements. A broader range of shopping and leisure facilities can be found close by in Ledbury, Tewkesbury and Malvern, with more extensive retail and cultural facilities available in Gloucester and Cheltenham.


Redmarley has its own village cricket, tennis and football clubs, and the surrounding area provides a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities, particularly in the Malvern Hills, the Wye Valley and the popular Royal Forest of Dean, all within easy reach. There are leisure centres & swimming pools in Newent and Ledbury and golf clubs at Dymock and Newent. The renowned International Centre for Birds of Prey is a short drive away and a wide variety of events take place at The Three Counties Showground, Malvern throughout the year.

Additional Information

Historical facts; The name Redmarley, translated from Old English means "woodland clearing with a reedy pond". In 1644, the fields around Redmarley were the site of a battle during the Civil War.


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M50, Jct 2 (Ledbury): Head south on A417 for 1.2 miles, take the 3rd turning on your right (at Playley Green) signed to Redmarley. Continue up hill for 0.75 miles and in the village fork left onto "The Causeway". Continue 0.3 miles through the village, passing the village hall on your left - take the next left turn into Red Ditch Lane. Continue for 160 metres and Little Close will be found on your right hand side, just before a small lane to the left.




By prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.

Agents Notes

Grant & Co 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. The Agents have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Fixtures & Fittings Unless mentioned specifically all fixtures & fittings are excluded from the sale.