Herridges Barn
Herridges Barn, Ketford Road, Pool Hill, Newent, GL18 1LW
Beautifully presented and very individual detached country house, with gardens, outbuildings, garage and parking in a stunning rural location 0.33 Acres Offers over £1,200,000
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Key Features
  • Fabulous, 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom country house (2,993 sq ft)
  • Kitchen/breakfast, 3 receptions, utility, downstairs WC
  • Wrap-around gardens, workshop and store
  • Oversize double garage, ample parking, stunning views


Mileages: Newent 3 miles, Ledbury 6 miles, Gloucester 14 miles, Ross-on-Wye 12 miles, Malvern 14½ miles, Cheltenham 19 miles, Hereford 20 miles, Worcester 22 miles, Birmingham 54 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 3½ miles, (Jct 3) 6 miles; M5 (Jct 8) 14 miles
Railway: Ledbury & Gloucester
Airport: Bristol (56½ miles) & Birmingham (60 miles)

Summary of Features

Fabulous, detached country house (2,993 sq ft)
5 bedrooms, 2 with en-suite and a family bathroom
Country-style kitchen/breakfast room with Everhot
Spacious dining room, snug and very generous sitting room
Large utility/boot room and downstairs WC
Attractive gardens, veg beds and wildlife pond
Good outbuildings incorporating workshop and store
Oversize, architect-designed double garage
Ample parking for several vehicles
Stunning views over the surrounding countryside


In all about 1/3 Acre.


Herridges Barn commands a superb location at the top of a hill, surrounded by and enjoying wonderful views over the surrounding landscape denoted by the rolling valleys, apple orchards and vineyards associated with this region. Situated on the periphery of the hamlet of Poolhill, this property is well placed for good access to the local towns of Newent and Ledbury. This rural, yet not isolated, idyll offers a pastoral quality of life with excellent access to commuter links and the larger towns and cities in the locality, which are all within reasonable travelling distances. A perfect combination for rural living, combined with modern-day accessibility.

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This superb property is a very unique home originally designed and built about 30 years' ago, incorporating a variety of reclaimed materials, finishes and design details to create a truly individual home.
The original stone barn is approximately 400 years old, and the accommodation in this part of the building is situated over 3 floors, accessed via two very distinctive staircases, including an artisan metalwork spiral-style stair to the top floor.
A pair of antique doors lead directly into the large, light hallway which in turn leads off to the comfortable snug with open fire box and to the kitchen/breakfast room and adjoining open plan living spaces incorporating the dining room and main sitting room. A pair of bespoke, bi-fold doors between the dining room and sitting room can be closed to separate the rooms, if desired.

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The country-style kitchen offers plenty of storage and benefits from a central island and granite work-surfaces, an integrated fridge and dishwasher. A 3-oven Everhot takes pride of place in the heart of this lovely home.
The dining room and sitting room are wonderfully light and spacious. The main sitting room is very generous and features a wood-burner on a raised, shuttered concrete shelf, which provides a wonderful focal point. Both rooms feature very individual ceilings; the dining room having a "stepped" ceiling and the sitting room with "barrel-vaulted" ceiling.
A corridor leads through to a large double ground floor bedroom with en-suite and subsequently to the good-sized rear hall and utility/boot room which has bespoke fitted cupboards, a sink and space for appliances. The rear hall has direct access to the garden and to the orchards via a pedestrian garden gate.

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The staircase leads off the hallway to the first floor where there are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom with a unique stone bath with new taps and shower head, and new sink and WC.
The artisan metal staircase leads up to the second floor where there is a double bedroom with its own separate bathroom.

The Outside

A double-gated entrance leads to an ample and very smart gravelled parking area, where there is parking for several vehicles.
The property is centrally situated and securely enclosed within its own plot. The front, south-facing garden, which is screened by a Hornbeam hedge, leads off the parking area, and has been landscaped to create an easily maintained, yet fabulous and elegant French farmhouse-style garden, with views over the adjoining meadow and orchards beyond.
The architect-designed oversize double garage is timber clad and roofed with cedar shingles and has a fully insulated concrete floor to residential standards. The garage could easily incorporate a car lift or mezzanine level if desired. The garage offers further scope for a variety of alternative uses, such as an annexe, games room, gym, etc.

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Two, block-built outbuildings provide great storage and workshop space and have recently been fitted with Lindab zinc guttering, which is also on the main house and garage.
The front garden is complemented by lawn and a pretty lavender planted footpath, which leads to the front courtyard and main entrance to the house.
The natural rear garden is mainly lawn and there is further scope for keen gardeners if desired. An attractive wildflower area is also planted with snowdrops and Fritillary and fruiting apple trees, which also provide beautifully scented blooms in spring.
A patio terrace leads directly off the kitchen via antique French doors, which provides a super space for seasonal dining and entertaining.

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The large wildlife pond, planted with waterlilies, iris, cala lilies and a variety of aquatic plants, complements the garden beautifully, and is a haven for a variety of wildlife throughout the year.
There is a small vegetable garden with raised veg beds for those wishing to grow some of their own produce.
The property enjoys stunning views over the surrounding farmland and apple orchards, to which it has direct access, and to the many fine walks in and around the area, which is particularly well-known for its wild daffodils, bluebells, wild garlic, and abundance of wildlife.


Mains electricity. Mains water (metered). Private drainage (treatment plant). Oil-fired central heating. Electric Everhot. Wood-burner and open fire.


Starlink satellite. BT Broadband is available but not connected.

Local Authority

Forest of Dean District Council: 01594 810000.

Council Tax

Band "F" (£2,971.67 for 2023/24).


This property is not Listed.


Rated: "E". Potential for "C".


The property has full vehicular access over the adjacent yard.

Public Footpath

A very small section of footpath crosses the southern corner of the property's boundary and does not impinge on the property. This has been fenced off for clarity.


Primary: Newent, Pauntley, Dymock. Further information is available at:
Secondary: Newent. Further information is available at:
Independent: Gloucester, Malvern, Cheltenham, Hereford & Worcester have some outstanding independent schools. Further information available at:


The area is well known for the abundance of wild daffodils which appear every Spring, providing a stunning display. The village hall at Pauntley hosts a variety of community events during the year. Nearby, the small market town of Newent provides a good range of local amenities to meet most day-to-day requirements, including two supermarkets, a Dr's surgery, schools and, more recently, a quality restaurant The Wye Inn, from the renowned chef Andrew Sheridan. Ledbury offers similar amenities, including 3 supermarkets, a local Theatre, and a good range of independent shops, pubs, and eateries. This property is very well placed for the commercial centres of Gloucester and Cheltenham, offering more extensive retail, leisure, and cultural facilities.


Many fine walks, cycle rides, water sporting and outdoor activities are available both locally in the Wye Valley and in the popular Forest of Dean, which became the country's first National Forest Park in 1938 and is England's largest oak forest. There are a variety of sports clubs close by in Newent and Ledbury including cricket, tennis, hockey, football, and rugby clubs, as well as a well-known golf course. A selection of good pubs can be found in the locality and nearby, The Three Choirs Vineyard has a popular restaurant, also offering tours, wine tasting events and overnight accommodation. The renowned Malvern Hills are within easy reach and Eastnor Castle hosts a range of events, concerts, and festivals, and is open to the public.


There are two of livery yards very close by and within easy access of the property. The region is well-known for its strong ties to the Equestrian world, with Charlotte du Jardin and Carl Hester having yards in the area. Hartpury College, Prestige Equestrian and Kings Equestrian Centre are within sensible driving distances and host to a series of year-round competitions, both affiliated and unaffiliated and a range of specialist clinics. Annual horse trials take place at Homme House and, The Three Counties Showground at Malvern is within easy driving distance.


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From Newent: Head north towards Dymock on the B4215 for 1½ miles. Shortly after passing the garden centres on your right side, take the next right turn into Birches Lane (before The Three Choirs Vineyard), continue a ½ mile and fork left at Botloes Green. Follow this road downhill for about ¾ of a mile and upon reaching the grass triangle (Chapel Pitch) fork left and continue to the top of the hill where the property will be found straight ahead of you on the right hand side. Turn into the yard and park at the front of the property. From M50 (Jct 2): Ignore the Ryton route, come via Redmarley to Pool Hill.(SatNav will take you to the property).




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.