Commonfield Cottage
Commonfield Cottage, Lower Boulsdon, Newent, , GL18 1JH
Charming detached country cottage with stables, paddocks and garden in a super rural location with beautiful views
  • Superb rural location with no close neighbours.
1.50 Acres Guide price £925,000
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Key Features
  • Detached, 4 bed/bath period cottage (2,478 sq ft)
  • Kitchen/breakfast, utility, 3 reception rooms, conservatory
  • Established garden, outbuildings, double garage, parking
  • 2 Stables, tack/feed rooms, 2 fenced paddocks, 1.05 acres

Summary of Features

Attractive, detached and extended period home (2,478 sq ft)
4 Bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms
Kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, utility/boot room
Open plan sitting/dining room, conservatory, study
Established garden, workshop and garden store
2 Stables, tack/feed rooms, 2 paddocks, 1.05 acres
Detached brick outbuilding with potential
Double garage and ample parking


Mileages: Newent 1 mile, Ross-on-Wye 9 miles, Ledbury 9½ miles, Gloucester 11 miles, Malvern 17 miles, Cheltenham & Hereford 18 miles, Worcester 33½ miles, Birmingham 69 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 3) 3½ miles, M5 (Jct 8) 18 miles
Railway: Ledbury, Gloucester, Malvern
Airport: Bristol (54½ miles), Birmingham (66 miles)


Commonfield Cottage occupies a lovely rural position off a quiet country lane, this part of Gloucestershire being renowned for its rolling countryside, local vineyards and apple orchards. The property is well placed with good access to the local towns of Newent, Ross-on-Wye and Ledbury. There are excellent commuter links to the larger towns and cities, which are all easily accessible. A perfect location for rural living combined with modern-day accessibility.

Commonfield Cottage

Commonfield Cottage is originally believed to date from the 17th Century and was latterly extended in the 20th Century to provide a comfortable, 4 bedroom home.
A welcoming entrance hall leads through to an inner hall, and through to the kitchen/breakfast room, the heart of this home.
The country-style kitchen, with plenty of storage, benefits from a range of integrated appliances, including a range cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer and dishwasher, and is complemented by attractive granite work-surfaces with the Aga featured breakfast room adjacent.
There is a useful utility/boot room, with space for a washing machine/tumble dryer, and a separate shower room with WC, both situated off the rear hall.
A comfortable, open plan sitting/dining room features original exposed beams and a lovely open fireplace provides a focal point for the sitting room. A good-sized conservatory offers additional entertaining space and has direct access via French doors to the sheltered patio terrace and garden.
To the first floor there are 4 bedrooms; 3 double rooms and one large single room. The main bedroom benefits from a double aspect and an en-suite bathroom. There are two further bathrooms, one with bath and shower over, plus a shower room, which easily service the remaining 3 bedrooms.

The Outside

The property is situated in a slightly elevated position and is approached via a smart gated, private drive, leading off a quiet country lane to the parking area, double garage and stables.
Commonfield Cottage is privately situated within established gardens and lawn, and is planted with a variety of mature shrubs, trees and flowering plants, including roses, delphiniums, hosters, honeysuckle and a Wisteria "tree". The property has no close neighbours and is not overlooked.
An attractive patio terrace provides the perfect spot for alfresco entertaining.
There is a further walled garden with greenhouse and timber shed, historically a vegetable garden, which has been converted into a wildlife haven.
A brick built outbuilding, previously used as an office, is situated off the patio terrace and offers a flexible space for a variety of uses, such as a studio, games room or gym. As a nod to the property's historic past, this building retains the original fireplace, bread oven and the old wash copper.
There are two 12' x 12' stables with separate tack room and feed store and two post and rail fenced pasture paddocks. A useful garden store and separate log store are attached to the end stable.
A double garage provides further parking and storage, with a secure workshop being accessed via garage.
The property enjoys fabulous views over the surrounding countryside and towards both May Hill and The Malvern Hills.


2 fenced paddocks provide 1.05 acres of grazing


Mains electricity & water. Private drainage (septic tank). Oil-fired central heating and Aga.


Standard landline broadband is connected, circa 8.5 mbps d/l.

Council Tax

Band "F" (£2,901.93; 2020/21).

Local Authority

Forest of Dean District Council: 01594 810000.


This property is not Listed.


Rated "E".


Primary: Newent, Gorsley, Pauntley. Further information is available at
Secondary: Newent. Further information is available at
Independent: Gloucester, Cheltenham, Hereford, Worcester and Malvern all have some excellent independent schools. Further information is available at


The quiet hamlet of Boulsden is on the outskirts of the traditional and busy market town of Newent. The town 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 Ross and Ledbury, with more extensive retail and cultural facilities available in Gloucester and Cheltenham.


There are many fine walks, cycle rides and outdoor activities in the local area, with the popular Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and Malvern Hills, all within easy driving distance. There are a variety of sports clubs in Newent, including cricket, hockey, football and rugby, a leisure centre/swimming pool and a golf course. The renowned International Centre for Birds of Prey is a short drive away. There are a selection of good pubs in the locality and a local vineyard offers tours and wine tasting visits.


This area is renowned for its equestrian ties and the Dressage community, with several top professionals based locally. Nearby Hartpury college and Prestige Equestrian Centre (Hardwick) offer tuition and run a variety of equestrian events, both affiliated and unaffiliated. There are a good range of event centres across this region and superior outriding is available nearby in the Forest of Dean.

Additional Information

Slightly low ceiling height in the sitting/dining rooms.


GL18 1JH .


From Newent: At the traffic lights, jct of B4215/B4216, head south into town on the latter for 0.10 miles, take the first right turn into Watery Lane. Continue out of town for 0.80 miles until reaching a sharp hairpin bend with a large farmhouse in front, bend to left then proceed straight ahead (into small lane) and this property will be found after a further 0.10 miles - it is the first/only property on your right side.




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.