Perched on a wooded hillside overlooking the valley below, a fantastic character property with land, views and equestrian facilities. As well as being an ideal family home in its own right, this would also be an ideal opportunity for those looking for a home with additional potential uses such as running a home business, changing into two dwellings with the possibility for multi-generation living, Airbnb or keeping horses.
The house itself comprises an original stone cottage which has been extended to create a truly spacious and versatile family home. There are 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 principal reception rooms, a large kitchen-diner and several smaller rooms currently used as home studies or simply for storage.
The grounds of the property amount to around 10 acres in total, consisting of a roughly even 50/50 split of woodland and paddock, with areas of hardstanding which support several stables, tack rooms and storage units. Located at the top paddock is a well-kept mÃ©nage, which offers stunning views over rolling countryside
The market town of Ross-on-Wye. (7 miles away) has a good range of shopping, sporting and cultural amenities. Communications in this part of Herefordshire are superb. The M50 (Junction4) provides fast access to the national motorway network. The A40/A449 carriageway joins the M4 at Newport (junction 24); Cardiff is a short drive away. A direct train service to London/Paddington runs from both Gloucester and Newport. It takes one hour to reach the airports of Birmingham International or Cardiff, with Bristol taking just over an hour.
The ground floor is entered via a small porch which leads directly into the open plan kitchen-dining room, containing a wealth of original features including an open stone fireplace with woodburning stove, exposed beams to walls and ceilings and exposed floorboards. The kitchen itself features attractive wooden units with black granite worktops.
The kitchen leads through to a more recent addition to the house, consisting of a spacious utility room which gives access to a study, cloak room and storage cupboard. There is also a fantastic, spacious lounge with French doors leading outside and a woodburning stove. The lounge gives access to another good sized room, currently in use as another home study, with separate access outside.
To the other end of the property is a large formal dining room, with access to a useful storage room and conservatory which looks out to the front of the house over the paddock and woodland beyond. The dining room then opens into a second cosy lounge, with stone-built open fireplace and woodburning stove, with a pleasant front aspect looking out to the front of the property.
There are two staircases to the first floor landing, one from the kitchen and one from the dining room. There are essentially two â€˜masterâ€™ bedrooms, one to each end of the house, both generous in size, featuring fine views and en-suite shower rooms, as well as ample built in storage space to one. There are a further 3 good sized bedrooms, as well as a family bathroom.
The grounds are entered via electric gates which lead to a large parking area with space for several vehicles. A gate then gives access to an area of hardstanding, with stable blocks and a tack room which overlook a large paddock below. Further outbuildings include a 60ft pole barn, tractor shed and implement shed, with ample space for the parking of trailers/additional vehicles and turning areas. Above and behind the property are two/three further areas of paddock, surrounded by beautiful native woodland. A mÃ©nage sits at the highest point on the plot, with fantastic far reaching views over the Wye Valley. All of the paddocks are enclosed by equestrian stock fencing with electric. The land is totally landlocked from a security point of view, with stoned drivewayâ€™s leading to each paddock.
From Ross-on-Wye take the B4234 towards Walford and follow the road as it leads through Kerne Bridge and Bishopswood, keeping the river on your right. Shortly before Lydbrook, look out for a left hand turning signed Vention Lane. The property can be found shortly after the Royal Spring pub on the left hand side. ...Read full description