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Fine & Country
Guide Price £1,675,000
- 3 formal reception rooms, garden room
- Enormous family room & bespoke kitchen
- 3 main bedrooms (1 luxury en-suite), wet room
- 2 modern en-suite Bedrooms or granny!
- Secluded formal gardens, 3 car garaging
- Equestrian, Stables, large barn, all weather school
Nestling in its own beautiful small valley within some 16 acres is this exquisite small equestrian estate, close to the River Wye and the riverside village of Hoarwithy. Remodelled and extended to an extraordinary standard this is a wonderful 5 bedroom family home and a thriving B&B business with two of the five bedrooms in an attached annex. There are modern stables, large barn, all weather school and valuable pasture.
Since their purchase in 1994 the vendors have invested a great deal of time, effort and not a little expense in creating the extraordinary home we have today. There are quality touches everywhere adding the best of modern architecture yet nothing detracts from the character of the old retained buildings. There are Innumerable features but the heart of the home is an amazing, partially underground, living/family/kitchen. This huge room (see floor plan) is jaw dropping in its size and impact.
Equestrians could ask for little more in terms of land and facilities, and there is excellent riding on the surrounding lanes. The outbuildings also offer huge scope, for example the letting rooms could be expanded into the stables (Subject to consent).
Standing in the rear garden, and looking up the valley, one can almost say that you own all you can see' nearly all boundaries follow the horizon. Although private and rural, the property is easily accessible. Ross on Wye and the M50 are less than 5 miles, the river is nearby and there are many delightful walks nearby, as there are several well regarded Inns.
The property has excellent Eco' credentials with ground source heating and solar panels (with valuable feeder tariff) and LED lighting throughout. The property is very economical to run and, together with the 3 car chargers has a LOW CARBON FOOTPRINT.
There was a ferry across the river at Red Rail until the mid nineteenth century, excavations in 1969 indicate the route may have dated back to Roman times. There have almost certainly been buildings on this site for centuries, although a tithe map of 1842 describes the property as derelict. Around the time of the First World War the property was acquired by the Henry Langford and family. The vendors bought from the estate of Reg Langford, son of Henry, in 1994. This will be only the third sale in well over 100 years.
Exquisite 16 acre small equestrian estate
Wonderful setting in its own valley, Eco friendly
Amazing versatile home and/or B&B
Wide Covered Porch With Oak Posts. Window And Part Glazed Door To: -
Impressive Reception Hall - Recessed downlighters. Double glazed front window. Feature fireplace with raised slate hearth and inset glass fronted electric woodburner. Built-in shelving and cupboard to the side. Stairs off to first floor.
Fitted Cloakroom - Part tiled with low level W.C. And circular handbasin with mixer taps on a shaped plinth. Downlighters. Double glazed window.
Boot Room/Wine Room - With double glazed front window with views towards the river. Coat pegs and wine racks.
Excellent Study/Morning Room - Double aspect through double glazed windows including views towards the river. Built-in cupboards and shelving. Beamed ceiling. Part glazed stable style door to the Garden Room.
Beamed Dining Room (Off The Hall) - A superb room linking the old and new part of the house. Oak flooring, ceiling beams. Double glazed side window and a pair of double-glazed doors out to the rear patio. Recessed lighting. Open access through to the Family Room/Kitchen and a pair of glazed doors through to
Character Beamed Sitting Room - Oak flooring. Exposed ceiling beams. Recessed downlights. Decorative dressed stone fireplace with inset glass fronted woodburner, raised hearth and mantle. Double glazed double casement doors through to:
Fine Garden Room - Tiled floor with electric underfloor heating. Fully double-glazed, incorporating a pair of doors out to the rear gardens and terrace. Wall lights. Partially exposed beamed ceiling. Door to Study.
Inner Hall - With boiler cupboard and access to the:
Extraordinary Open Plan Living/Family Room And Kitchen - This is an amazing room with Travertine tiled floor throughout. It is cleverly designed, being partially underground with 2 huge glazed roof lanterns also a huge bank of bi-fold doors out the rear terrace. It comprises:-
ENORMOUS LIVING/FAMILY ROOM an extensive and very versatile space with large roof lantern and recessed downlighters, stairs off to secondary bedrooms and door to utility and second fitted cloakroom. Wide open access to-
THE OUTSTANDING KITCHEN & WALK IN PANTRY a workspace to satisfy the most demanding of cooks, light and airy with a large roof lantern and a vast bank of bi-fold doors opening to the patio. An extensive range of luxury hand-built kitchen units all have bespoke Corian' worktops and the centrepiece is a long island unit with an inset sink shaped out of the Corian and matching mixer taps and a Quooker' boiling water unit. The extensive further units incorporate a range of appliances including an extra wide professional quality Wolf' range cooker, Sub-zero' tall fridge and freezer. Integrated Neff dishwasher and a pair of pull-out Neff warming drawers. Recessed shelving. Off the end of the Kitchen is a SUPERB WALK-IN PANTRY (every home should have one of these) with a range of open shelving with concealed lighting and a long worktop with extractor hood over. Door to BOILER AND PLANT ROOM with all the systems for the ground source heating, hot water and underfloor heating
Off The Family Room Is A Travertine Staircase Off To The Two Letting Bedrooms. -
Large Utility Room - Extensive range of worktops incorporating a single drainer stainless sink. Recess and plumbing for automatic washing machine. Cupboard, drawer and shelf space and room for ironing etc
Fitted Cloakroom - With part tiled walls, automatic lighting and low-level W.C. With designer sink unit with circular bowl, mixer taps and mirror.
On The First Floor The Main House - Approached over the staircase from the Reception Hall to the COTTAGE LANDING with Linen cupboard.
The Outstanding Master Bedroom Suite Comprising; - BEDROOM ONE
A lovely bright and airy room with two aspects including a wide window with seat with westerly aspect for the evening sun. In this area is a free-standing roll edge claw foot double ended bath with mixer taps and telephonic shower attachment and a pair of his and her sinks set into a marble top with cupboards and drawers beneath. Various wall lights and recess lighting above. 2 Victorian heated towel rails, Radiator.
Extensive range of built-in wardrobes and cupboards. Double glazed window looking over the rear gardens down the valley. Radiator.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Partly tiled. Including a fully tiled walk-in shower cubicle with both adjustable height and deluge shower heads. Recess downlighters. W.C./Bidet with heated seat and concealed flush. Electric towel rail. Radiator. Double glazed side window.
Bedroom Two - Double glazed window with views across the front garden towards the river. Radiator.
Bedroom Three - Double glazed front window with views towards the river. Built-in wardrobe cupboard.
Fully Tiled Wetroom - With sunken bath set into a fully tiled surround with mixer taps and shower attachment. Long shaped vanity unit with sink, mixer taps and a Schock' wall unit over with mirrors concealing medicine cabinets and shelving with recessed lighting.
Low level W.C. With concealed flush. In one corner is a shower with hand-held and fixed deluge head. Recessed downlighters. Electric towel rail.
The Remaining Bedrooms - These bedrooms would be ideal for teenagers, or granny but are currently let very successfully as part of a thriving Bed and Breakfast enterprise. The approach is off a second landing with the internal approach by stairs from the Family Room and with external door out to the upper terrace (this is the entrance used by paying guests).
Off The Landing Is A Scullery/Kitchen/Tack Room For The Stables. The Bedrooms Comprise: -
Bedroom Four Alice - At ground floor level off the upper terrace with a pair of double casement doors to this terrace. High level double glazed rear windows. T.V. Point. Ample power points. Built-in wardrobe.
LUXUROUS WALK-IN FULLY TILED WETROOM with a wide vanity unit with mixer taps, mirror and illuminated lighting over. Walk-in shower with glazed screen with hand held and deluge shower heads. Chrome plated electric towel rail and a recess with a W.C with concealed flush. Electric shaver point.
On The Next Level, Approached By Stairs From The Upper Lobby Is: -
Bedroom Five Poppy - A luxurious Guest Bedroom with built-in wardrobe. Double glazed window overlooking the rear gardens, two double glazed Velux roof lights and door to:
FULLY TILED BATHROOM
With white suite comprising panelled bath with mixer taps and adjustable shower over. Vanity unit with mixer taps. Electric shaver point. Low level W.C. With concealed flush. Double glazed Velux roof light. Double glazed window with views towards the river.
Agents Note: - Part of the land has a right of way path running through it. Further information available through the Agent.
THE DRIVE & FORMAL GARDENS
The property is approached via an automatic gated entrance with security phone system onto a brick paved drive leading onto an extensive parking and turning area in front of the house and leading to the open fronted THREE CAR GARAGE, built in keeping with brick and block and clad in black weather boarding with oak posts, concrete floor, high roof, power points, light socket and three electric car chargers. The remaining front gardens, to the side of the drive are laid to lawn with clipped hedge borders. A side gate leads to the rear of the house. Separate steps rise through landscaping to Bedrooms 4 & 5.
To the rear is a wide terrace on two levels with a south and west aspect, a real suntrap. Off to one side is a semi-circular space with wiring for a hot tub. Beyond the terrace is an extensive area of formal lawned garden with flower and shrub borders at the centre of which is a feature Pussy Willow underplanted with spring bulbs.
THE PURPOSE-BUILT BRICK STABLE BLOCK AND HAY BARN
VALUABLE PASTURE, LARGE MODERN BARN & ALL WEATHER SCHOOL
The Outbuildings, stable and Paddocks have their own separate drive entrance from the road, again controlled by a security gated entrance.
Convenient to the rear of the house is an excellent brick and block built Stable Block with four Loose Boxes all facing a concrete yard with small TACK ROOM and a HAY BARN with Loft and W.C.. Vehicular access is off the second drive and there is ample space to park a horsebox. A feature here, typical of the thought which has gone into the design of the whole property a sunken sloped access for a trailer so manure can be loaded directly off the yard.
Off the same second drive, towards the fields is a further large parking area and access to a LARGE MODERN BARN (about 80' x 35') with a tall pair of sliding double doors, concrete floor, skylights, light socket and power points and water. A superb building, once housing over 10 classic cars and good enough for a warehouse or Helicopter! Close to this barn is a small vegetable area, greenhouse and fenced soft fruit area/chicken coup and run.
The land is divided into five main Paddock Areas, all with water troughs and a FENCED ALL WEATHER OUTDOOR SCHOOL. The land is contained in a delightful secret valley' rising gently away from the house towards the west. Off to one corner of the land are a bank of south-facing photo-electric cells and within the grounds is the ground source heat pump and exchange unit.
Agents Note: There are public rights of way through the land.
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We are only able to offer in-person viewings with buyers who are in a 'proceedable' buying position, or if selling, have their own property on the market.
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