Five bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 3 upstairs doubles, 1 x single. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with dining and sitting area. Living room with sitting area (seats 5). with woodburning stove. Games room.
Delightful and spacious 18th century semi-detached stone built cottage is ideally located in the village of Gorsley on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean. It is an historic house with the interesting name of Blind Man’s Gate built in 1760. The house was the first to be built in the village and very much part of Gorsley village heritage which is chronicled in the memoirs of local writers. It was used as a church in the 18th century and later a public house. It offers very comfortable accommodation with five lovely bedrooms. There is one ground floor bedroom and a ground floor bathroom. The cottage has a very well-equipped and spacious dining kitchen. There are patio doors leading to the rear garden, and within the kitchen area, steps leading down to the games/gym area. Next to the kitchen is a sitting room with low ceiling beams. There is also a homely living room that boasts exposed stone wall, ceiling beams and has a warming wood burning stove. The rear enclosed garden is large enough to play ball games, It is perfect for enjoying alfresco dining on a summer's evening. The area has many walks and cycle trails with the Three Choirs Way and Herefordshire Trail passing close by, numerous outdoor activities including horseback riding, kayaking, high wire rope course and golf to name just a few. With the riverside towns of Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye close by, this a great holiday destination to be enjoyed at any time of year.
Newent 2.8 miles; Ross-on-Wye 6.4 miles; Gloucester 12.4 miles; Hereford 16.5 miles.
The village of Gorsley lies on the northern edge of the Royal Forest of Dean, on the Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire borders and is overlooked by May Hill and Malvern Hills with a good landscape view of the Brecon Beacons mountains. Gorsley offers a well-stocked village shop with Post Office and off licence, along with a popular free house pub with restaurant that's renowned for its Nepalese cuisine both in the county and beyond. The Three Choirs Way and Herefordshire Trail pass close to the village, whilst the village itself is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is surrounded by established woodlands which boast many popular walks. This stunning part of the country offers many activities and attractions, including numerous trails that can be enjoyed on foot, horseback or bicycle, as well as a high wire rope course, abseiling, caving and kayaking. Those looking for more relaxing activities can enjoy a day’s fishing on the River Wye or golf at one of the nearby courses. The historic market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Newent offer many amenities, whilst the city of Gloucester built on Roman foundations boasts renovated Victorian docklands and a stunning Norman cathedral whose cloisters were used in the Harry Potter films. The city of Hereford with its ancient and traditional buildings is only 16 miles away, and Goodrich is within driving distance where you will find a perfect example of a 12th century Marcher castle. Guests can enjoy a day trips to the Black Mountains, Hay-on-Wye, the magnificent Brecon Beacons National Park and the Malvern Hills, plus regency Cheltenham is just beyond Gloucester and is known as the 'Western Gateway to the Cotswolds'.