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Forest of Dean country house for sale

The current owners of Grade II listed Tan House have spent the past thirty years restoring the property, which was built during the reign of Charles II. The handsome façade is built of local sandstone and has a symmetry drawn from the English response to the Italian Renaissance during the Commonwealth years. It’s simple and elegant, and wears its history well with many interior details including stone fireplaces, panelled formal rooms, the oak staircase and the flagstone floors.

Rooms are light and spacious with double aspect windows and the flow of the house is excellent. The drawing room is large and elegant, and the kitchen/breakfast room is the heart of the house with a wood burner and large stone fireplace; the kitchen adjoins the dining room and there is also a cosy snug complete with wood-burning stove.

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On the first floor are four bright and airy bedrooms, two of which are en-suite, as well as a main family bathroom while the top floor has four further bedrooms and a further family bathroom.

The annexe, which predates the main house, could easily be further linked to provide one combined dwelling – presently it offers a sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room and dining room as well as five bedrooms a family bathroom and a shower room.

The grounds amount to around 14 acres and one of the real joys of the house are its gardens and grounds. The property itself is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the gardens feature excellent grazing land, paddocks with water, an idyllic walled garden with pond, meandering stream, orchard, vegetable garden, maturing woodland and a number of spinneys. Most of the outbuildings are empty spaces and there is enormous potential for conversion with these properties which are mostly two storey.

Tan House is located on the edge of the village of Newland in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire.
The guide price is £1.75m. For further information please contact Savills on 01179 335 802 or visit  

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