A video filmed by neighbour Karen James in Coleford shows the size of a fire at Newland House last night.
The country house has been severely damaged after the fire burned throughout the night.
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The bank holiday getaway is underway with twice the amount of traffic expected. Key routes across the west country are set to be hectic.
Blue skies and even more sunshine in the run up to the bank holiday weekend