Bicknor House, English Bicknor, Gloucestershire

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Property Features

  • 6 Bedroomed Detached Grade II Listed House
  • 4 Reception Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Boot Room/Pantry/Back
  • Hall/Snug/Store Room
  • Drawing Room
  • Outbuildings (Former Stables/Former Pig Pen/Stone Shed)
  • Open Carport
  • Double Garage
  • 1 Acre of Gardens
  • Amazing Views

Property Summary

This elegant, Grade II listed, Georgian six bedroomed family home is located on the edge of the popular village of English Bicknor and within easy reach of the in the Wye valley area of outstanding natural beauty". Sympathetically restored this beautifully presented three storey detached house has the benefit of a range of useful outbuildings and 1 acre of mature, level gardens enjoying exceptional views.

Full Details

The house has a painted rendered exterior with sash windows and shutters all under a slate roof. A fine verandah runs the full length of the front of the house with ornate wrought iron supports. Other features include panelled internal doors, moulded picture rails, architraves and deep skirting boards. The property has the benefit of oil fired central heating with radiators throughout.

Approached through double, five bar gates on to a circular gravelled driveway and parking area with a flag-stone pathway leading up to the original wooden door into:

REAR ENTRANCE HALL: (2.9m x 1.2m opening to 1.5m)
Victorian floor tiles. Doors into:

BOOT ROOM: (1.25m x 1.48m)
Coat hooks and shelving.

KITCHEN: (4.20m x 4.8m)
Triple window with attractive views out to walled garden. Painted stone surround with inset cream oil fired two oven AGA. Granite worktops with extensive bespoke solid oak cupboards and drawers under, inset single ceramic sink with mixer tap, LPG gas hob with electric oven under and extractor hood integrated into matching range of wall units and shelves. Built in fridge and dishwasher. Limestone tiled splash back, ceramic floor tiles and recessed ceiling lighting. Door into:

BACK HALL: (3.7m x 1.25m)
External ledged and braced door with glazed panel over out to walled garden. Flagstone floor. Doors into:

PANTRY: (3.73m x 2.46m)
Stone cold shelf with extensive shelving on two walls. Flagstone floor.

UTILITY: (2.78m x 2.5m)
Roof light. Work top on two walls with panelled cupboards under, inset single sink with drainer and tiled splash back. Wall unit with shelving and cupboards. Pine shelving and full height double cupboard. Feature beam with original meat hooks. Plumbing for washing machine. Door into garage.

Window to rear, white contemporary suite consisting of low-level WC, wall mounted basin. Part tiled walls with oak capping.

From Rear Entrance Hall door into:

DINING ROOM: (3.09m x 5.20m)
Window to side. Cast iron fireplace with painted wooden surround and slate hearth.
Deep arched recess with cupboards at low level. Doors into the following:

CELLAR: (4.25m x 4.71m)
Stone staircase. Original stone shelving for wine storage. Free standing oil fired condenser boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating.

SNUG: (3.88m x 3.8m reducing to 3.26m)
Window to side with window seat, original stone inglenook fireplace with raised hearth.

Door into sitting room.

From Dining Room into:

Impressive staircase with hardwood handrail and square profile balustrades leading to first floor via three quarter landing with feature arched sash window with attractive garden views. Part glazed door out to front paved terrace under verandah, gardens and sun terrace. Under stairs cupboard.

SITTING ROOM: (4.26m x 6.78m)
Dual aspect windows with window seat. “Westfire” Wood burning stove on basalt hearth with painted stone surround.

DRAWING ROOM: (6.42m x 4.26m)
Light elegant room with high ceiling, dual aspect windows and French doors giving access to verandah and garden. Fine period marble surround with open fire and polished slate hearth. Ornate ceiling rose, deep skirtings and oak floor.

Up stairs to:

Door into:

MASTER BEDROOM: (6.34m x 4.29m)
Light and airy with windows to front with fine garden views. Unusual cast iron fireplace with ornate wooden surround and stone hearth. Stained pine floor. Fitted wardrobe with oak doors, hanging rail and shelving.

Accessed through archway from landing. Window to side with seat, staircase leading to second floor with turned balustrades. Doors into:

Window to side, white low-level WC and painted pine clad walls.

Spacious and bright with original wide elm floorboards. Window to side with window seat. Roll top bath, basin with pedestal, bidet, corner tiled shower with curved door with mixer valve and fixed head. Ornate cast iron fireplace with wooden surround and stone hearth, recessed shelving and large airing cupboard with hot water tank and slatted shelving. Recessed ceiling lighting.

BEDROOM FIVE: (4.11m x 4.32m)
Dual aspect windows with window seats. Ornate cast iron fireplace with painted stone surround, double fitted wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf.

BEDROOM FOUR: (4.28m x 4.30m)
Dual aspect windows with window seats. Fitted Victorian full height cupboard and under-stairs cupboard. Ornate painted surround and inset cast iron fireplace. Painted floorboards.

Window to side, access to loft and stained pine floor. Doors into:

BEDROOM TWO: (4.37m x 4.34m)
Dual aspect windows with distant countryside views, ornate cast iron fireplace. Double wardrobe.

BEDROOM THREE: (4.24m x 4.36m)
Window to side. Ornate cast iron fireplace. Double wardrobe.

Through arched opening into HALLWAY with doors into:

BEDROOM SIX: (4.6m x 3.19m)
Window to side with garden and countryside views. Built in wardrobe and recessed shelving.

STORE ROOM: (2.01m x 1.62m)
Built in deep wooden shelving.

Window overlooking garden. Low level WC, wall mounted basin, corner electric shower with ceramic tiling and pivot door. Access to loft. Pine floor and recessed lighting.

The gardens, which are enclosed on three sides by stone walls are a most attractive feature of this property, containing numerous mature trees including a magnificent Cedar of Lebanon, a Blue Cedar, several Yews and other specimen trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. The stone paved sun terrace in the main garden borders one of the two Lily ponds and enjoys spectacular views along the valley to the forest beyond. A wooden gate leads to a small fruit & vegetable garden with a variety of soft fruit and a Mulberry, Fig & Walnut tree. There is a second sun terrace adjacent to the verandah.


With flagstone floor, power, light and divided into two sections:
Section 1: 3.04m x 4.45m
Pair of ledged and braced doors and window to front.
Section 2: 2.99m x 5.4m
Ledged and braced door to front and window to rear.

FORMER PIG PEN: (3.4m x 3m)
Serves as a useful garden store.

STONE SHED: (2.10m x 1.45m)
Also provides useful storage.

Adjacent to the gravelled turning circle off the gated entrance are;

OPEN CAR PORT: (3.36m x 10.12m)

DOUBLE GARAGE: (5.58m x 7.98m)
Attached to the house and connected by a door into the Utility Room. Up and over doors. Raked ceiling. Power and light.

Door into:

GENERATER ROOM: (1.72m x 2.8m)

Mains electric, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating. Council Tax Band G.