Shakesfield, Leominster Road, Dymock, GL18 2AN

3 Bedroom Detached
£635,000 Freehold £635,000 Guide Price
£635,000 Freehold £635,000 Guide Price

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  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms


  • Imaginatively Reconfigured Half Timbered Detached Country Cottage
  • Having Undergone An Extensive Scheme Of Refurbishment
  • Offering Contemporary Living Whilst Retaining Period Features
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Downstairs Shower Room & Luxury Fitted Bathroom
  • Two Reception Rooms With Wood Burning Stoves
  • Beautifully Appointed Kitchen/Dining/Family Room
  • Landscaped Cottage Style Garden
  • Detached Outbuilding With Annexe/Studio Potential
  • Garage & Generous Parking


An Imaginatively Reconfigured Half Timbered Detached Country Cottage Having Undergone An Extensive Scheme Of Refurbishment Offering Beautifully Appointed Three Bedroomed Accommodation With Two Reception Rooms, Contemporary Kitchen/Dining/Family Room, Luxury Fitted Bathroom, Landscaped Garden Approaching Half An Acre And Outbuildings With Further Potential. Internal Inspection Highly Recommended.

Location & Description

The thriving village of Dymock has a local shop, two garages, a primary school, church, parish hall and a village run public house. The property is close to the famous Daffodil Way Walk and there is a golf course and village cricket club. The property is well positioned for easy access to the towns of Newent and Ledbury both of which provide an excellent range of facilities including a railway station at Ledbury. The M50 motorway is also easily accessible approximately 4 miles away.

Believed to date back to the 17th century, Shakesfield is a charming black and white half timbered detached country cottage, which has undergone an impressive scheme of refurbishment by the current owners in recent years. The property has been imaginatively redesigned and extended to create a versatile home suitable for the dynamics of family living. It is evident that much thought and consideration has gone into all that has been done in order to retain a wealth of period features including exposed beams and latch doors. The materials used throughout the renovation have been sympathetically chosen to compliment the origins of the cottage with bespoke solid oak joinery used to create a feature staircase and hardwood double glazed windows and external doors. The vendors have invested heavily to increase the overall efficiency of the property with internal insulation, rewiring, newly installed oil fired central system and water based under floor heating to the new rear extension. The overall result is a superb home that offers a beautiful blend of contemporary living whilst still retaining a sense of charm and character. The accommodation is approached at ground floor level by an entrance hall with doors leading to a double bedroom and refitted shower room. An inner hall gives access to a cosy sitting room with feature inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove. There is a second reception room, which also has a wood burning stove, and could be used as either a snug or potential study. From here, a door leads to an impressive open plan kitchen/dining/family room with a striking well and French doors leading out onto the garden. From the kitchen there is access to a utility room with a door leading to a luxury fitted bathroom. On the first floor, a large galleried landing leads to the master bedroom and further double bedroom. Outside, Shakesfield enjoys a landscaped cottage style garden with a thriving wildlife pond and large areas of lawn bordered by wild flowers and mature trees. There is also a kitchen garden planted with a variety of vegetables and several apple trees. A gravelled driveway provides a generous area of parking and leads to a detached garage. There is currently planning permission for the demolition of the existing garage and the erection of a new detached garage/workshop/office. There is also another substantial outbuilding, which has the potential to become further living accommodation, an annexe or games room. The grounds in total extend to approximately HALF AN ACRE. With so much on offer, the agents highly recommend an internal inspection to appreciate this truly individual home. The rooms with approximate dimensions are as follows;

Canopy Entrance Porch

Attractive oak framed canopy porch with a pitched tiled roof and two outside lights. Solid oak front door leading to

Entrance Hall

Three side facing windows, recessed spotlights, access to loft space, two radiators. Built in cupboard with coat hooks and shelving. Solid doors to

Bedroom 3 - 15ft 11in (4.65m) × 6ft 3in (1.86m)

Three side facing windows overlooking the garden. Recessed spotlights, radiator.

Shower Room

Contemporary fitted suite comprising walk in shower enclosure with fixed raindrop shower head and hand held shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin with mirrored cabinet over, low level WC. Recessed spotlights, access to loft space, extractor fan, recess with shelving, chrome ladder style towel rail, part tiled walls, tiled floor.

Inner Hall

Recessed spotlights, exposed wall beams, useful understairs storage cupboard, telephone point, flagstone tiled floor. Stairs to first floor.

Living Room - 12ft 4in (3.72m) × 11ft 8in (3.41m)

Cosy room enjoying a pleasant aspect overlooking the garden. Ceiling lights, wall lights, exposed ceiling and wall beams, TV point. Feature inglenook fireplace with exposed brick surround, reclaimed oak beam, inset woodburning stove and slate hearth. Further recess with rear facing window and radiator.

Dining Room - 13ft 6in (4.03m) × 11ft 4in (3.41m)

Versatile second reception room which could be used as a snug, dining room or office. Rear facing window, ceiling lights, exposed ceiling and wall beams. Feature fireplace with reclaimed oak beam, inset wood burning stove and slate hearth. Part glazed door to

Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room - 24ft 4in (7.44m) × 14ft 9in (4.34m)

Having been imaginatively reconfigured and extended by the current owners in recent years to create an open plan kitchen/dining/family room which serves as a hub at the heart of the house for everyday living.

Dining/Family Area

Fantastic entertaining area with a striking vaulted ceiling and flooded with natural light through two velux roof lights and a bank of double glazed windows with French doors leading out onto the garden. Central to this room is a feature well with a natural borehole, which has been customised by the current vendors to create a breakfast island bar with an exposed brick surround, oak frame and solid oak worktop. Flagstone tiled floor continues through to

Kitchen Area

The kitchen is a bespoke design and offers contemporary hand painted solid wood soft closing floor and wall mounted units with solid wood work surfaces over and upstands. A Butler sink sits into the work surface with a bevelled speckled granite drainer and splashback. The kitchen is equipped with a range of high quality appliances including a Miele MICROWAVE and DISHWASHER. There is space for an American style fridge/freezer and a discreet bin store. A matching side board with solid wood top further compliments the kitchen and offers additional storage space with two glass display cabinets and an integrated DRINKS FRIDGE. A particular feature of the kitchen is a striking electric AGA with three ovens and twin plates recessed into a tiled surround with an attractive oak beam above and downlighters. Door to

Utility Room - 11ft (3.41m) × 5ft 9in (1.55m)

Matching range of wall and floor mounted units with solid oak work surface over and inset Astracast composite one and a half sink drainer unit. Space and plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer. uPVC side facing window, recessed spotlights, flagstone tiled floor with underfloor heating. Utility cupboard housing floor mounted Grant Vortex oil fired boiler, Joule hot water cylinder and controls for (water) underfloor heating. Door leading out to the kitchen garden. Door to

Luxury Fitted Bathroom - 14ft 10in (4.34m) × 10ft (3.1m)

Beautifully appointed with suite comprising cast iron roll top bath with hand held shower attachment, large walk in shower with fixed raindrop shower head and hand held shower attachment, bespoke vanity unit with solid wood top, inset sink and further built in storage, low level WC. uPVC side facing window with integrated blind, recessed spotlights, wall lights, half height panelled walls, mirrored wall cabinet, traditional column style towel radiator, flagstone tiled floor with underfloor heating. Airing cupboard with radiator, slatted shelving and light.

First Floor Landing

A bespoke handmade staircase with solid oak handrail and balustrades leads to the first floor galleried landing. Two front facing windows, recessed spotlights, exposed ceiling and wall beams. Latch doors to

Master Bedroom - 13ft 10in (4.03m) × 11ft 6in (3.41m)

Front facing window enjoying a delightful outlook overlooking the garden. Ceiling lights, access to loft space, exposed ceiling and wall beams, radiator.

Bedroom 2 - 13ft (4.03m) × 11ft 5in (3.41m)

With some restricted head height. Front and side facing windows overlooking the garden. Wall lights, exposed ceiling and wall beams, radiator.


Shakesfield is approached by automated vehicular gates giving access to a gravelled circular driveway providing ample parking for several vehicles and leads to a detached GARAGE. There is currently planning permission for the demolition of the existing garage and the erection of a new detached garage/workshop/office. Planning was granted in 2017 and details of the application can be found on the Forest Of Dean planning portal using reference number P0614/17/FUL. The grounds surrounding Shakesfield extend to approximately HALF AN ACRE and have been beautifully landscaped to include large areas of lawn enclosed by mixed hedging and borders full of wild flowers, providing interest and an abundance of colour all year round. Pathways weave throughout the garden and lead to a newly paved patio and BBQ area, providing the perfect setting to enjoy the warmer months. There is a thriving wildlife pond shaded by some spectacular mature trees, including a mulberry tree and a lime tree. To the side of the property lies an established kitchen garden, which has been designed with raised beds and planted with a variety of vegetables including potatoes, leeks, onions and carrots. Throughout the garden there are lights fitted with LED's and operated by dawn to dusk sensors, together with strategically placed water taps.

Detached Outbuilding/Games Room/Workshop - 29ft 7in (8.99m) × 13ft 4in (4.03m)

Recently constructed outbuilding offering fantastic potential to become either an annexe for a dependant relative, home office, games room or workshop. The vendors are in the process of constructing a covered passageway with glazed panels to link the outbuilding with the main house to create additional living accommodation if required. The outbuilding has been cladded in Douglas Fir and benefits from double glazed windows, doors at either end and bi folding doors leading out onto the garden. There is electricity, water and sewerage connected, together with underfloor heating.


We have been advised that mains electricity and water are connected. Heating is oil fired and the AGA is electric. Drainage is to a newly installed klargester biodisc system. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant local authority. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending occupiers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.

Agents Notes

Intending purchasers will be required to produce identification documentation and proof of funding in order to comply with The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017. More information can be made available upon request. John Goodwin FRICS has made every effort to ensure that measurements and particulars are accurate however prospective purchasers/tenants must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the accuracy of the information provided. No information with regard to planning use, structural integrity, tenure, availability/operation, business rates, services or appliances has been formerly verified and therefore prospective purchasers/tenants are requested to seek validation of all such matters prior to submitting a formal or informal intention to purchase/lease the property or enter into any contract.


We are advised (Subject to legal confirmation) that the property is freehold.

Council Tax

COUNCIL TAX BAND "E" This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.

Energy Performance Certificate

The EPC rating for this property is D(55).


By appointment to be made through the Agent's Ledbury Office (Tel: 01531 634648).

MISREPRESENTATION ACT, 1967 - JOHN GOODWIN - Conditions under which Particulars are issued:
John Goodwin for himself and for the Vendors or lessors of this property whose agent he gives notice that:

  1. The particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers or leasees and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract.
  2. All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them.
  3. No person in the employment of John Goodwin has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.


From the Agent's Ledbury Office take the A449 Ross Road heading out of town. After approximately 2.5 miles turn left at the Preston Cross roundabout towards Dymock onto the B4215. Continue along this road, passing Dymock Golf Club on the right and after a short distance Shakesfield can be found on the left hand side.


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