5 bedroom detached house for sale

Kerne Bridge, Walford, Ross-on-Wye

Guide Price £700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Country House
  • Outstanding Views
  • 6.2 Acres
  • Optional River Frontage
  • EPC E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE PROPERTY Kerne Lodge was the home of Robert Pashley, the renowned 'Wizard of the Wye' and the most successful salmon fisherman in the history of the river Wye, with over 10,000 salmon to his name.
The property is believed to date back to the 17th and 19th centuries and it has been elegantly updated under current ownership whilst retaining the charm and character of former times.
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The main entrance hall features a stairway with curved mahogany handrails with hand-carved wooden claws to the first tread of the stairs. The kitchen-breakfast room has been opened up to provide a superb, contemporary space where generations can mingle while preparing family meals and indulging in friendly bake-offs. The kitchen blends old and new with ease, with a Britannia range cooker and granite work-surfaces and, just off the kitchen there is a traditional walk-in pantry.
The dining room offers a well-proportioned space, which comfortably accommodates fourteen and has been the hub of many happy Christmas celebrations over the years.
The impressive sitting room is over 33' long, with polished wooden floors, an Adams style marble fireplace with Clearview wood-burning stove for atmospheric winter evenings; in summer months, the French windows can be flung wide to the terrace and gardens.
A former gentleman's residence, the property had a servants' passage along the full length of the rear of the house; this has now been subdivided and provides a utility room, workshop area and cloakroom; and one section has been extended to provide a useful study, which is also used as an occasional fifth bedroom.
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To the first floor, at the top of the main staircase, the galleried landing is elegant and light, with windows to the front and rear. The master bedroom is wonderfully proportioned and the front window perfectly frames a view of Goodrich Castle across the fields; a joy for anyone to wake to. There are built-in wardrobes in the master bedroom and further ample storage for clothes in the adjacent dressing room; this dressing room leads through to the contemporary en-suite bathroom which has a spa bath to one end, with views along the main garden and a large walk-in shower to the other end.
Of the other three bedrooms on the first floor, two have en-suites, one of which is a wonderfully quirky 'Jack and Jill' shower room, complete with slate tiles and marble floor and a rustic touch, courtesy of exposed stone and timbers and carefully cut branches from a local silver birch tree. There is also a traditional family bathroom on this floor, bringing the total to four bathrooms.
The main rooms on both the ground floor and first floor of Kerne Lodge enjoy unspoilt views across the river and fields to Goodrich Castle.  

LOCATION The location of Kerne Lodge is idyllic, perched above the river in the midst of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with easy reach to the market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. The road links from this area to Newport, Cardiff, Bristol and Birmingham are excellent with the motorway network accessed at Ross-on-Wye.
There are primary schools and a village shop in nearby Goodrich and Walford. Monmouth is renowned for the excellent Haberdashers' Schools and the town has an excellent range of independent shops and supermarkets.
Approximate distances:
Ross-on-Wye 3.5 miles
Monmouth 7 miles
Hereford 18 miles
Gloucester 19 miles
Chepstow 20 miles
Bristol 40 miles
Cardiff 44 miles
Birmingham 65 miles 

OUTSIDE The property is approached via the driveway that sweeps uphill to the double garage and parking area. A steel and glass balustrade in front of the house offers stunning views across the river and beyond from the terrace and west-facing aspect makes this an ideal spot for enjoying the evening sun and watching the abundant wildlife on and around the river. The terrace leads to a level lawn, sheltered by the trees above, among which rhododendrons add splashes of colour amidst the many specimen trees planted there. The path leads on through the grounds, to the ruins of an old stone bothy, an excellent spot for camping out and the site of many a campfire over the years. The bothy itself offers potential to be restored to its former glory and would make a wonderful annexe or holiday let, subject to the relevant consents. Beyond the bothy is the greenhouse and a lavender hedge leading to terraces and an area where soft fruits are grown in abundance. The views glimpsed through the various stopping points along the way are breath-taking.
The woodland itself offers an abundant supply of firewood and a magnificent playground for growing families.  

RIVER FRONTAGE - VIA SEPARATE NEGOTIATION Across the road from the main property and grounds, is a further 1.6 acres, including approximately 550 meters of river frontage currently belonging to Kerne Lodge where the owners enjoy single bank, coarse and fly, fishing rights along the Wye.
This is a wonderful beat where salmon, barbel and chub are prolific - the new owners may wish to enjoy this beat themselves and share it with family and friends, or they could continue to generate an income from it by marketing it through the Wye and Usk Foundation, as the current owners do.
The river frontage can also be used to launch your own canoes, enjoy the birdlife, of which, swans, kingfishers and owls are but a few, or simply sit and enjoy the meditative calm of the river flowing by.  

PRACTICALITIES Council Tax G, Herefordshire Council
Fibre to the home Superfast Broadband
Mains water and electric
Private drainage
Oil-fired central heating
A footpath runs through the upper area of the garden
Fishing rights and river frontage are available subject to separate negotiation 

DIRECTIONS From the Wilton Roundabout on the A40, follow the A40 south-west towards Monmouth for approximately 3 miles. Turn left and follow the lane through the village of Goodrich. Turn sharp left at the T-junction beyond the village, onto the B4229 and follow the road over the bridge (NB Kerne Lodge will be visible as you approach the bridge). Turn left beyond the bridge, towards Ross-on-Wye. The driveway to Kerne Lodge is a short distance along the road on the right hand side.  

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Man of Ross House 34 High Street Ross-on-Wye Herefordshire HR9 5HD

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  • Lydney (11.6 mi)
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Hamilton Stiller, Ross-On-Wye

Man of Ross House 34 High Street Ross-on-Wye Herefordshire HR9 5HD

01989 563525 Local call rate

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