Paunt House Barn
Paunt House Barn, Castle Tump, Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1LS
Rare Opportunity - A super period barn in a stunning location, with consent to convert and set in 6.5 Acres. 6.42 Acres Offers over £475,000
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Key Features
  • Large, detached period barn for conversion, not Listed
  • 4 bedrooms/bathrooms, open plan living (3,186 sq ft)
  • Stunning rural location with great views
  • Garden, grounds and generous paddock (5.75 Acres)

Summary of Features

Large, detached period barn for conversion, not Listed
Planning consent granted in May 2024 (P1414/23/FUL)
4 bedrooms/bathrooms, open plan living (3,186 sq ft)
Scope for additional mezzanine floor (c. 400 sq ft)
Stunning rural location with great views
Garden, grounds and generous paddock (5.75 Acres)


Mileages: Newent 3 miles, Ledbury 7 miles, Gloucester 12 miles, Ross-on-Wye 11 miles, Malvern 141/2 miles, Hereford 181/2 miles, Cheltenham 19 miles, Worcester 23 miles, Bristol 46 miles, Birmingham 551/2 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 6 miles, M5 (Jct 1) 16 miles
Railway: Ledbury, (London Mainline), Gloucester
Airport: Bristol (55 miles), Birmingham (61 miles)


In all 6.42 Acres


The quiet, rural hamlet of Castle Tump is situated within beautiful Gloucestershire countryside, the area being renowned for its rolling countryside, local vineyards and apple orchards. The property is well placed for good access to the local towns of Newent and Ledbury and has excellent commuter links to the larger reginal towns and cities. A perfect location for rural living combined with modern-day accessibility.

Paunt House Barn

This attractive and well-constructed traditional barn is probably of Victorian origin. The barn is clear, tidy and is in good order. A full structural report was conducted in June 2023 and reports the barn to be in sound order and suitable for conversion.
This large barn occupies an elevated position and overlooks the paddock which borders the building curtilage.
Planning consent provides for 4 generous ensuite bedrooms, 2 each to ground and first floor. An open plan kitchen and living area fills the remaining ground floor area. To the rear of the property will be a single storey entrance lobby and utility room.
There is the opportunity to install a mezzanine floor above the kitchen to create additional living/reception space.
A new entrance drive across the paddock is planned which will create an amenity and residential curtilage area of 0.67 acres, including the pond area.
The adjoining pastureland is about 53/4 Acres in one ring fenced field.

Conversion Practicalities

Utility supplies will need to be connected. There is a modern mains water supply connected and a quotation provided for mains electricity connection (c.£6,250). A new drainage treatment plant will need to be installed, as will a suitable telecoms connection.
The location of the new access drive is shown on the architects site plan, full details are available on the planning portal -
There are various planning conditions which are fairly conventional, and these can also be viewed on the planning portal.
Structural and Ecology reports are available to view via the planning portal or from the Agents.

Material Information


New utility services will need to be installed; mains water is connected.


Fibre broadband is not connected. Service can be provided via a 4G connection (+25 Mbps).

Mobile Phone Signal

Decent reception with O2 & Vodafone.

Local Authority

Forest of Dean District Council: 01594 810000.

Council Tax

Not yet converted/rated.




Brick built under a slate roof.


This property is not Listed.

Planning Permission

Consent granted on 10/5/24, ref P1414/23/FUL. Conversion to start within 3 years.


Simple Plans would be pleased to discuss the conversion designs, speak to Jonathan Donovan on 07715 707733 or 01488 498230.


Not yet converted/rated.

Flood Risk

There is no flooding risk to this property.


There is a right of way over the stoned access track, owned by the neighbouring farmer. This track is 3/4 mile long and serves a number of residential properties as well as the farmland.

Rights of Way

A public footpath crosses the edge of the paddock, refer to the sale plan.


None that the owners are aware of save for easements for service media crossing the land.

Conservation Area/AONB

None applicable to this area, as far as we are aware.

General Information


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


The village hall at Pauntley hosts a variety of community events during the year, including a popular beer festival in the summer. The nearby market town of Newent offers a good range of shops to satisfy most domestic requirements together with a health centre, post office, library and leisure centre. Also close by, Ledbury provides further amenities, including a local Theatre, and this property is well placed for the commercial centres of Gloucester and Cheltenham, both offering more extensive retail, leisure and cultural facilities.


Many fine walks, cycle rides and outdoor activities are available in the popular Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, which are within easy driving distance. There are a variety of sports clubs close by in Newent including cricket, 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 the nearby Three Choirs Vineyard has a good restaurant, also offering tours and wine tasting events.


This area is renowned for its ties to the Dressage community, with Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin being based within the locality. International eventer, Vittoria Panizzon, also has a yard within the area. There is excellent outriding, with a network of public bridleways being easily accessible. Nearby, Fairfields Stables offers a range of facilities and trainers. Hartpury college and Summerhouse Equestrian offer tuition and run a variety of equestrian events. There is racing at Cheltenham.


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From Newent: From the Ross Road traffic lights at top of town, head north on the B4215 towards Dymock. Continue 1.8 miles, just after Three Choirs Vineyard take the first right turn onto a private stoned access track. Continue 3/4 mile to the end, park in the field opposite Paunt House Farmhouse, the barn is a short walk to 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.