Summary of Features
Attractive, detached period house (3,383 sq ft)
5 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Spacious kitchen/breakfast room, 3 reception rooms
Utility room, boot room, cloak cupboard, downstairs WC
Large, mature garden with patio terrace
Garage/workshop, car port/open-fronted barn
2 stable blocks (7-8 stables in all)
Fenced paddocks all with water supply
Mileages: Newent <3½ miles, Gloucester 9½ miles, Ross-on-Wye 11 miles, Ledbury 12 miles, Cheltenham 16½ miles, Tewkesbury 17 miles, Malvern 20 miles, Bristol 42 miles, Birmingham 62 miles
Road Links: M50 (Jct 3) 6 miles, M5 (Jct8) 20 miles
Railway Stations: Gloucester, Ledbury
Airports: Bristol 53 miles, Birmingham 68½ miles
In all about 10 Acres.
The Mote occupies a lovely, private position off a quiet road in the small, but thriving hamlet of Taynton. This part of Gloucestershire is renowned for its rolling countryside, local vineyards and apple orchards. The property is well placed for good access to the local towns of Newent, Ross-on-Wye and Ledbury and has 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.
The Mote is a wonderful, and attractively presented period country house. Historically a farmhouse, the oldest part of the property is understood to date back to the 15th Century. The property was latterly extended at some point post 15th Century, and subsequently added to again during the 20th Century.
The spacious, country-style open plan kitchen/breakfast room has lovely views over the garden and is fitted with a range of traditional oak cupboards which offer plenty of storage, and benefits from an electric, Rangemaster range cooker with gas hob (bottled gas), and a dishwasher. A good-sized utility room and boot room accessed off the rear kitchen lobby, provides further storage and space for appliances; the Miele washing machine, tumble dryer and Panasonic American-style fridge-freezer are included within the sale.
An array of exposed beams and timbers, along with the inglenook fireplace, which was uncovered during refurbishment works by the current owner, grace the formal dining room which is part of the original building dating back to the 15th Century. Remains of an old stone staircase were also uncovered and are a wonderful additional feature to this stunning and historic room. (Please note: there is restricted head height in this room)
The Mote Ctd.
There is a very spacious and light sitting room with open fire and a further, comfortable snug, which is a very flexible space and could be used for a variety of purposes, such as a study, children's play/TV room, library, etc.
The main staircase leads up from the entrance hall to a galleried landing and three double bedrooms, two of which have a double aspect, plus a family bathroom with separate bath and walk-in shower. There is also a very useful, walk-in storage cupboard situated off the landing.
The galleried landing leads around and through to the spacious main bedrooms and second family bathroom, which also has a separate bath and shower, and a further, large double bedroom with built-in storage/wardrobes. A second staircase leads off this wing of the property back down to the dining room.
An electric-gated entrance leads through to the smart, block-paved driveway/parking area and garage/car port. There is ample parking for several vehicles.
The property is centrally situated within its plot and is surrounded by the attractive and established gardens, which are mainly lawn complemented by a variety of evergreen shrubs flowering plants and native and specimen trees, including Willow, Silver Birch, Beech and Oak. There is a good sized pond and further scope for keen gardeners.
A paved terrace extends around the exterior of the property and provides ample space for further planting, eg. pots and raised beds and is enhanced by a lovely kitchen garden.
A secluded patio terrace, directly accessible from the house, provides a perfect space for dining/entertaining, and benefits from a wall-mounted patio heater and an electric awning with lighting.
Adjacent to the property is a large, detached, single-storey outbuilding which provides a superb space for a variety of uses, such as a workshop, games/hobby room or home office/studio. This room leads through to a very large garage/workshop, which can also be accessed externally via the open barn/car port off the main driveway.
The Outside Ctd
Opposite the house is a block built stable block comprising 3 good-sized stables with adjoining hay/feed store situated off a concrete yard. The stable block is enclosed via post and rail fencing and has access to a small pasture paddock, with mains water supply, amounting to approx. ¼ Acre.
A concrete trackway leads round to the additional, timber stable block, comprising 4 - 5 stables, incorporating a tack/feed store, and fenced pasture paddocks, currently split into two large paddocks, but with potential to create smaller paddocks if required. The paddocks have mains water supply and superb views can be enjoyed from this tranquil and beautiful setting.
Mains electricity. Gas hob (bottled gas). Mains water to the house and land. Private drainage via its own septic tank, Oil-fired central heating.
Standard broadband is available.
Band "E" (£2,376.52) for 2022/23.
Forest of Dean District Council: 01594 810000.
This property is not Listed.
Primary: Tibberton, Newent, Highnam. Further information is available at www.fdean.gov.uk
Secondary: Newent. Further information is available at www.fdean.gov.uk
Independent: Gloucester, Cheltenham, Hereford, Worcester and Malvern all have some excellent independent schools. Further information is available at www.isc.co.uk
The quiet hamlet of Taynton is on the outskirts of the traditional and busy market town of Newent. Taynton has a Church, village hall (shared with Tibberton) and farm shop selling local produce. The nearby village of Tibberton (2½ miles) has a pre-school and primary school. Newent offers a good range of shops to satisfy most domestic requirements, together with a health centre, post office, library and leisure centre. A broader range of amenities can be found close by in Ross and Ledbury. This property is well placed for the commercial centres of Gloucester and Cheltenham, which offer more extensive retail, leisure and cultural facilities.
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. Newent and Ledbury offer a variety of sports clubs, including cricket, hockey, tennis, football and rugby, and both towns have a leisure centre/swimming pool. Golf courses locally at Newent and Dymock, with theatres in Ross and Ledbury. There is also an excellent selection of good pubs and fine dining in the locality, and a local vineyard offers good dining, vineyard tours and wine tasting visits.
This area is renowned for its equestrian ties and the Dressage community, with several top professionals based locally. Racing and Event yards are also situated within the locality. Nearby Hartpury college and Prestige Equestrian Centre (Hardwick) offer tuition and run a variety of equestrian events, both affiliated and unaffiliated. Annual Horse Trials take place at Homme House, Much Marcle, and superior outriding is available nearby in the Forest of Dean.
From Newent: Head out of the town centre southwards on Culver Street (the B4216). Stay on this road for about 2.8 Miles into Taynton and bear left at the junction/green with the village name marker on it. After about 0.2 miles take the right hand turn onto Moat Lane and follow the lane (keeping right at the small junction) and follow the lane to the end, where The Mote will be found on the left hand side.
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