Duncastle farm is a beautiful Grade II listed farmhouse and reportedly the oldest surviving dwelling in the ancient village of Alvington. Although there is evidence of farming from years
before, the original Medieval Hall House was refashioned to the comfortable family farmstead in the 18 th century which is likely to be when the first floor was added and still has
the rare cruck frame exposed on the first-floor landing. According to Carole Ryan, former Senior Lecturer at Bournemouth University who visited the property in 2002, the existence of
2 major threshing barns and cart lodge to the rear of the property is evidence that the farmstead belonged to a family of ‘extreme wealth’ into the 19 th century and this is confirmed
by the survival of a 3-seater privy at the back of the garden, the must have indulgence for the well-to-do of the 1700’s!
Alvington village was originally one of many hamlets near the river Severn on the old Roman road which is believed to have linked Newent in the west and Caerwent in the east.
Alongside its neighbouring villages of Woolaston and Naas (now part of Lydney), Alvington was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and contained 17 households and although
the village has grown over the centuries, it still maintains its community feel with 2 public houses, themselves a remnant of years gone by with their own stories to tell!
The village continues to be an ideal route for commuters and holiday makers being only 8 miles from a junction of the M48 to the west and access to Gloucester and Cheltenham to
the east. The wonderful scenery can be enjoyed from the nearby walks along the River Severn to the south of the village and also the nearby Clanna Woods and ponds. Within a
short drive, you are in the neighbouring beauty spots of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, both of which boast many walks, cycle trails and historic sites including Tintern Abbey and
Duncastle Farm has been in the family of the current owner for over 100 years, starting with her great grandparents as a dairy farm in the early 1900’s and has evolved to meet the
changing needs of the family over the years including as a bed and breakfast and now as 3 separate dwellings. In its current arrangement, Duncastle Farm offers the flexibility of
multigenerational living, holiday lets and potential rental income, however it can also very easily be put back to one magnificent house with its warm, inviting farmhouse kitchen at its
If this home could talk, it would have many amazing tales to tell and now it is time for its next adventure!