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Mitcheldean, Merrin, Merrin Street, Gloucestershire GL17 £645,000

  • Morris Bricknell

    Gloucester Road, Ross On Wye, Herefordshire

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Bedrooms: 5

A beautifully proportioned, late georgian house commanding an unspoilt outlook across its own gardens towards wooded hillsides in the distance. Positioned immediately to the north of the main house is an exquisite single storey annexe with southerly aspect

Totally Enclosed Porch, Welcoming Reception Hall, Three Reception Rooms, 18' Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Range, Laundry/Utility Room, Cloakroom, Study and Bathroom & W.C. To ground floor. Five Bedrooms, Dressing Room, Family Bathroom & W.C. And additional W.C. Excellent 300 sq ft Cellar. Beautifully converted Single Storey Annexe. Garaging/Workshop. Extensive appealing gardens with many mature trees & shrubs. Gated driveway approach.

Location & Description

Merrin stands towards the south eastern outskirts of the small Gloucestershire town of Mitcheldean, itself some 7 miles south east of the market & tourist town of Ross-on-Wye, and some 10 miles west of the Cathedral City of Gloucester.

The house is Listed Grade II and dates we believe from the last decade of the 1700s, with the first transfer documents being from the 1830's.

Since acquiring the property in 1992 in a poor state, the current owners have carried out extensive upgrades and improvements, including re-roofing, always having particular regard to the period features which are evident throughout the property. All principal room dimensions are generous, and almost all the main rooms enjoy the delightful easterly aspect across the secluded front garden which is bounded to all sides by mature trees, shrubs and hedging. There are many period fireplaces, and the principal living room is over 25' in length, as is the largest bedroom above.

After completion of the refurbishment of the main house, the owners then converted a former stable block into an exquisite ground floor annexe which really needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Textures, tones and materials have been chosen exceptionally well, and bi-fold doors from same open directly onto an attractive cobbled courtyard.

Despite the seclusion enjoyed within its grounds, one is literally a few minutes walk from all of the facilities of the town, close to the centre of which is a beautiful old stone church.

For those who enjoy rural pursuits, the Forest of Dean is all around, with the noted Severn Estuary not far away. To those potentially interested, we strongly recommend a thorough internal inspection.

Totally Enclosed Porch

With part glazed double doors enabling a gorgeous outlook across the front garden. Wide, panelled door through to:-

Reception Hall

With attractive cornice work to ceiling and ceiling mounted, brass, five arm light fitting. Excellent light admittance to stairwell from large Velux roof light above. Door to cellar (see later). Fitted carpet.

Sitting Room approx 14'1 x 12'6

Having attractive shuttered window to front elevation looking out across the front garden. Fluted wooden fireplace surround housing the attractive fireplace with inset tiling, tiled hearth and grate. Book/display shelving in recess alcoves to either side of fireplace. Cornice work to ceiling and central ceiling rose.

Inner Hall

With quarry tiled floor and multi panelled, glazed double doors opening through to:-

Living Room

A superbly proportioned room of exceptional appeal, being of overall max dimensions approx 25'6 x 22'10. Most attractive period fireplace. Sash windows to three elevations enabling the receipt of an excellent degree of natural light. Boarded floor to lower section, whilst the slightly raised section has fitted carpet and multi panelled glazed French doors directly out on to the flagstone sun terrace to rear.

Bathroom & W.C.

Comprising panelled bath with chrome shower over, together with rail and curtain. Bidet, low level w.C. And wash hand basin with cupboards beneath. Large radiator/towel rail. Quarry tiled floor. Double glazed window to rear.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room approx 18' x 12'4

Having an extensive range of floor mounted, Shaker style cupboards and drawers with largely Beech working surfaces over. Incorporated amidst these units is the Rayburn Nouvell, wine coloured mains gas fired range with lighting above and tiling behind. Range of complementary wall mounted cupboards together with sizeable plate rack with display shelving over. Positioned to the rear wall is the extra wide, double bowl, stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap over. High level shelf over kitchen range and most practical quarry tiled floor.

Laundry/Utility Room approx 11'1 x 10'

Having the quarry tiled floor continuing from kitchen. Extensive range of floor mounted cupboards and drawers with roll edged working surfaces over. Generous complementary wall mounted units and large, white Belfast sink. Plumbing for automatic washing machine and ample room for freezer, etc. Extensive glazing to north wall and wide door directly to exterior.

Cloakroom approx 11'6 x 5'9

Having recently installed Worcester Bosch, mains gas boiler with 8 year guarantee. Quarry tiled floor. Coat hooks, high level shelving and window to north.

Study approx 10' x 6'9

Pleasingly light room with sash window to front looking out across front garden and additional side window to north. Quarry tiled floor.

Dining Room approx 14'2 x 12'4

Again having most attractive period fireplace with recessed alcoves to either side of same. Fine, deep shuttered window to front elevation. Ceiling mounted, three arm brass light fitting.

Half Landing

With fitted carpet and excellent light admittance from the two double glazed Velux roof lights above. Door to shelved storage cupboard.

Bedroom 1 approx 25'6 x 10'11

Having sash windows to both front and rear elevations, the front window enabling a beautiful unspoilt outlook across the front garden towards wooded hillsides beyond. Fitted carpet. Doors from both the half landing and bedroom one enable access through to:-

Bedroom 2 approx 13'9 x 13'

Having attractive Coalbrookdale fireplace with wooden surround and sash window to west elevation. Fitted carpet.

Cloakroom & W.C.

With suite in white comprising low level w.C. And wash hand basin. Window to rear elevation.

Family Bathroom & W.C.

With excellent light admittance from sash window to south elevation. The white suite comprises central bath, low level w.C. And large wash hand basin with chrome radiator/towel rail alongside. Several doors open to full width, floor to ceiling airing/storage cupboards.

Bedroom 3 approx 7'11 x 7'6

With window to north elevation.

Galleried Landing

With fitted carpet and doors through to:-

Bedroom 4 approx 13'5 x 12'3

With attractive, fluted period fireplace and sash window overlooking front garden having splayed reveals. Fine cornice work to ceiling. Door through to:-

Nursery/Dressing Room

Again with sash window to front elevation having splayed reveals. Cornice work to ceiling. Additional door to and from the galleried landing.

Bedroom 5 approx 13'3 x 13'

With period fireplace and book/display shelving in recess to left of fireplace. Attractive cornice work to ceiling. Double doors to built-in wardrobe. Sash window to front elevation.

Cellar approx 20' x 18'6

With flag stone base, light, power points and excellent standing headroom.

Annexe - Living Room approx 15'10 x 10'5

A wonderfully light room of exceptional appeal, with double glazing to the full width of the south elevation. Venetian blinds. Flagstone flooring and high level wooden beams with spotlights, together with ceiling mounted down lighter spots. Superb bi-fold doors. Open way through to:-

Kitchen approx 7'5 x 5'6

Having beautifully muted tones to the floor mounted cupboards and drawers, over which are superb oak working surfaces. Incorporated amidst same is the stainless steel sink unit with chrome mixer tap over and shelving close by. Complementary wall mounted cupboards and high level ceiling mounted spot lights. Worcester Bosch mains gas fired boiler to one wall and double glazed window with oak sill and roller blind.

Bedroom approx 12'2 x 11'1

Again having flagstone flooring and both double glazed window and stable type door to south elevation admitting much light. High level beams with beam mounted spotlights. Oak door to:-

Shower Room & W.C.

A beautifully appointed shower room with superb white suite comprising extra large glazed shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled low level w.C. The white suite complements the superb travertine flooring. Wall mounted light fitting and dual voltage shaver point. Large radiator/towel rail and beam mounted spotlights with double glazed conservation Velux roof light to high level admitting much light. Extractor fan.


Stout six feet tall double wooden gates with a total width of approx 12' open on to a curving, gravel driveway which runs past shrubs and flowers past the façade of the property leading to the Two Garages the left hand side being of overall max external dimensions approx 15' x 12' and having flagstone base, and standing under a mono pitched slate roof. The adjoining garage to the right hand side is of overall max external dimensions 22' x 18', and this structure, of stone and brick, also stands under a high, mono pitched slate roof. This garage has a sliding door, has lighting, windows, power points and high level storage beneath the upper portion of roof. Flanking the front of these garages, is a further gravelled driveway area providing further space if required for storage of e.G. Motorhome, caravan or further vehicles.

The principal garden lies directly in front of the main dwelling is of overall max dimensions 75' x 70' and comprises a neatly maintained, gently sloping lawn, flanked to all four sides by shrubs, trees or hedging, the principal tree species being Cotinus, Holly, Copper Beech, Yew, Ceonothus, Laurel, Silver Birch, Hazel, Acers, Fig and many more. The low shrubs directly in front of the house include Hydrangea, Euonymus, Hibiscus, Hebes, Crocosmia, Red Hot Poker and others.

Positioned to the south east corner of the front garden is a beautifully placed Wooden Summer House of overall max dimensions approx 10' x 8' including veranda.

To the northern side of the gravel drive, curving brick steps lead up to a Flagstone Sun Terrace.

The front and side walls of the main house are adorned with Virginia Creeper, whilst between the main dwelling and the annexe is a Superb Cobbled Courtyard of approx dimensions 35' x 10', and this is a superb, secluded and sunny spot onto which open the bi-fold doors and additional stable type door from the annexe. Cold water tap.

Lying directly behind the house is a further flag stone path and Sun Terrace, flanking which are various shrubs and young trees, species including Euonymus, Fuschia, Hydrangea, Hostas, Ferns, Cotoneaster Cornubia, Bamboo and others. This area is bounded to the west by a high and attractive old stone wall. Positioned to the southern extent of this wall is a small stone lockable outbuilding/tool shed on which is a most useful cold water tap. There are wrought iron gates to either end of this rear flagstone terrace.

Flanking the south wall of the house is a prolific Wisteria, with Roses and Buddleia in beds nearby.

Through an archway in Yew hedging to the extreme north eastern corner of the main front garden, access may be obtained to the Orchard/Paddock which is also part of the overall property. Like the front lawn, this again is gently sloping, and is of overall max dimensions approx 130' long by approx 70'. Here are a number of old Apple and fruit trees, together with a lovely old Mulberry tree. To the far end are a number of mature Silver Birch trees, with an under storey of Hazel nearby.

At the opposite end of the orchard is a Vegetable Plot, together with a thriving Rhubarb. A delightful additional area of land directly adjacent to the main front garden.


Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage are connected.

Outgoings: Council Tax Band 'E'. Annexe: 'A'.

To View

Strictly and only please by prior telephone appointment through Morris Bricknell Chartered Surveyors. Tel: Out of hours, try Norman Bricknell on .

Directions: If approaching either from Ross-on-Wye or Gloucester, take the A40 towards Lea, then taking the B4224 into Micheldean. Turn right at the T Junction with Bradley Court Road, continuing through the town, passing the Church on your right hand side. Continue over the brow, and shortly after the narrowing of the road, turn left directly through the wooden gates of Merrin onto the gravel driveway. If you reach a mini roundabout, you have gone too far. Encircle the roundabout and drive back then turning right into Merrin.

  • Morris Bricknell

    Gloucester Road, Ross On Wye, Herefordshire

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