6 bedroom detached house for sale
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The property is located between the Cathedral City of Hereford (6 ½ miles) and the market town of Ross-on-Wye (8 miles) and has excellent communication links via the M50 (Jct. 3) at Ross-on-Wye or junction 2 at Ledbury (8 miles) providing access to the Midlands, South Wales and the South-East.
Within Fownhope Village there is a range of amenities which include shop/post office, butchers, doctors surgery, church, village hall, recreational field, two public houses, an exclusive health complex (Wye Leisure), a bus service, primary school, the property is within the catchment area for Bishops Secondary School and there is also Hereford Cathedral School.
The property is Stucco fronted Grade II listed and was believed to have been built originally in the 16th Century. It was rebuilt in the early 19th Century and has, in recent years, undergone an extensive restoration programme including replacement sanitary ware with high quality fittings, the creation of two Second Floor ‘suites’, and more importantly, the property now has a stunning fitted Kitchen (featured in numerous magazines) with locally made units with Corian work surfaces, granite topped island and four oven Aga.
The property stands in professionally landscaped formal gardens which are part walled and terraced and include an area of woodland and a magnificent rock escarpment, together with a range of outbuildings which offer scope for conversion etc., and include a detached Coach House, ‘Barrel House’, and a small derelict Cottage.
The whole is more particularly described as follows:-
Pillared Canopy Entrance Porch with flagstone floor and door to the
Reception Hall with flagstone flooring, cast-iron radiator, part oak panelling, doorway with semi-circular top and steps leading to
Sitting Room/Library 15' 0'' x 13' 0'' ( 4.57m x 4m) with recesses for bookshelves and flat screen TV, open fireplace with cast iron fire, tiled inset, painted slate surround and flagstone hearth, radiator, window to front and door to
Drawing Room 20' 5'' x 14' 2'' ( 6.22m x 4.3m) (excluding semi-circular window bay), open fire with marble surround, slate hearth and radiator.
Impressive Dining Room 18' 3'' x 16' 0'' ( 5.56m x 4.9m) (excluding semi-circular bay window with seating and radiator), open fireplace with tiled inset, slate surround and hearth, exposed original floorboards, understairs storage cupboard and doors to the Kitchen and
Living Room 16' 3'' x 11' 0'' ( 4.95m x 3.4m) excluding window bay with storage seat, cast-iron radiator, window to front, cloaks cupboard, storage cupboard and door to the
Magnificent Kitchen 25' 0'' x 14' 0'' ( 7.62m x 4.3m) – undoubtedly a main feature of the property, recently fitted with a range of hand made base and wall units with Corian work surfaces, central station with granite worktop with integrated drainer and 1 ½ bowl sink unit with adjoining maple table, dresser style unit with vegetable baskets, lime stone flooring with under floor heating, numerous down lighters , larder cupboard with drawers, shelving and lighting, space and plumbing for an American style fridge-freezer, part-panelled walls, window seat and four oven oil-fired Aga with two hot plates and warming plate, French doors to rear garden and door to the
Rear Hall with tiled floor, radiator, alarm control panel, door entry phone system, secondary staircase to First Floor and further door to Reception Hall.
Door to Rear Lobby with further door to rear garden.
Spacious Cloakroom 10' 0'' x 8' 4'' ( 3.05m x 2.5m) with tiled floor, radiator with cover, part-panelled walls, WC, wash hand basin, window to rear.
Utility Room 11' 7'' x 13' 2'' ( 3.53m x 4m) with Belfast sink unit, beech worksurfaces, plumbing for washing machine, tile floor, radiator, window to rear and door to
Store Room 13' 0'' x 8' 0'' ( 3.96m x 2.4m) with radiator and door to rear garden.
Former walk-in Pantry/Cold Store 9' 2'' x 4' 8'' ( 2.79m x 1.4m) with cold slab and window.
A door leads from the Rear Hall to the
Extensive Cellars which offer tremendous scope for conversion into games room, indoor swimming pool etc.
Principal Cellar 50' 0'' x 14' 0'' ( 15.24m x 4.3m) with a barrelled ceiling, flagstone floor and incorporating a boiler room with an oil-fired central heating boiler and hot water cylinder.
Leading of the Principal Cellar are steps going to Cellar 2 25' 0'' x 14' 0'' ( 7.62m x 4.3m) and there is a Further Cellar under the rear of the main house which is about 26' 6'' x 9' 9'' ( 8.08m x 3m) and has a barrelled ceiling, flagstone work surface, steps providing exterior access and former wine store.
The main staircase leads from the Reception Hall to a half-landing and then continues to the
Landing with window with spectacular views over the River Wye meadows.
Inner Landing with further window to front.
Master Bedroom 20' 7'' x 14' 6'' max ( 6.27m x 4.4m) including an extensive range of hand made built-in wardrobes with shelving, two radiators, recess with bookshelves, space for TV etc. and there are two windows to the front elevation.
Bathroom 1 14' 3'' x 10' 1'' ( 4.34m x 3.1m) with roll-top bath, double-width tiled shower cubicle with electric shower and glass screen, wash hand basin, WC, tiled floor, radiator, store cupboard with shelving and window to rear.
Bedroom 2 18' 2'' x 16' 2'' ( 5.54m x 4.9m) with two radiators, window to front and door to Rear Landing.
The split-level Rear Landing has a cast-iron radiator, further radiator, central heating thermostat and secondary staircase leading to Rear Hall.
Study/Dressing Room 10' 0'' x 8' 4'' max into storage cupboard ( 3.05m x 2.5m) there is also an oak wardrobe/store cupboard, radiator and two windows.
Bathroom 2 10' 4'' x 10' 3'' ( 3.15m x 3.1m) with enamel bath (H&C) with mains shower, tiled surround, glass screen, wash hand basin, WC, bidet (H&C) mixer, heated towel rail, store cupboard and window to rear.
Side Landing with Separate WC with low flush suite and window.
Bedroom 3 16' 4'' x 13' 4'' ( 4.98m x 4.1m) with wash hand basin (H&C), built-in wardrobe, cast-iron radiator, recess and 2 windows to front.
Bedroom 4 14' 9'' x 12' 0'' max ( 4.5m x 3.7m) with a built-in wardrobe, wash hand basin (H&C) cast-iron radiator and window to side.
The staircase continues from the First Floor Landing to the
Spacious Landing/Study Area with window to front.
The Second Floor is then divided into two suites which provide
Bedroom 5 12' 9'' x 16' 6'' ( 3.89m x 5m) (26' 4'' ( 8.03m) max) with full height ceiling with exposed timbers, smoke alarm, five Velux roof windows, double doors to
Walk-in Dressing Room 12' 8'' x 6' 3'' max ( 3.86m x 1.9m) with storage shelves, radiator, exposed timbering, access to eaves storage space with lighting.
The En Suite Bathroom 3 9' 0'' x 7' 10'' ( 2.74m x 2.4m) having white suite comprising enamel bath (H&C) mains shower, tile surround, glass screen, wash hand basin, WC, tiled floor, exposed timbering, heated towel rail, extractor fan, spotlights, radiator, shaver point and roof window.
Suite 2 has a Play Area 17' 8'' x 6' 9'' ( 5.38m x 2.1m) with radiator, exposed timbering, smoke alarm and roof window.
Bedroom 6 16' 0'' x 14' 10'' ( 4.88m x 4.5m) with exposed timbering, radiator and roof window.
Bathroom 4 17' 10'' max x 7' 6'' ( 5.44m x 2.3m) with white suite comprising enamel bath (H&C) mixer tap with shower attachment, tile surround, wash hand basin, WC, wall mounted mirror, shave/light point, radiator, tiled floor, storage shelves, exposed timbering and roof window.
The property is approached via a displayed entrance flanked by a stone retaining wall with wooden 5-bar gate and yew hedging leading to the sweeping driveway having lawns and floral beds to either side, enclosed by a stone wall creating a courtyard-style setting with pedestrian entrance gate and gravel pathway leading to the front and rear entrance doors.
On the entrance to the property is the former ‘Barrel House’ 15' 8'' x 14' 2'' ( 4.78m x 4.3m) which is constructed of stone under a tiled roof with double wooden doors and exterior lighting, with first floor storage area and part clad by an impressive Wysteria.
From the courtyard-style front garden there is a stunning rear view to a rock escarpment.
The Coach House - an impressive building with scope for conversion to a separate dwelling (ideal for elderly relation etc.)
Rock House stands in imposing formal grounds which lie to the rear of the property and have been superbly terraced with stone retaining walls and steps providing lawned areas and an extensive variety of specimen shrubs and trees, together with an elevated wooded area with ‘viewing sight’ having spectacular views over the River Wye meadows with the Black Mountains beyond.
There is separate vehicle access leading to ‘The Cottage’ 17' 0'' x 13' 0'' ( 5.18m x 4m) which is derelict and in need of repair, on two-storeys, with scope (subject to necessary consent) for conversion into residence for elderly relation or as a holiday let etc.
The whole extends to approximately 3 acres (TBC).
Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected. The property has the benefit of oil-fired central heating. Telephone (subject to transfer regulations).
Council Tax is Band ‘G’. Water and drainage rates are payable.
TENURE AND POSSESSION
Freehold with vacant possession on completion.
Strictly by appointment through the Agents, Flint & Cook, Hereford (01432) 355455.
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SURVEY AND VALUATION DEPARTMENT
Mortgage Valuations, RICS Home Buyers’ Reports and Building Surveys all undertaken by a qualified
Surveyor. For further details please contact Mr G Flint FRICS on (01432) 355455.
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