5 bedroom detached house for sale

Kerne Bridge, Walford, Ross-on-Wye

Guide Price £700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Large residence of 3,510 sq ft
  • Panoramic Views
  • Optional River Frontage
  • Unique and Versatile
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Three en-suites
  • Dining Room
  • Breakfast Kitchen
  • Utility and Cloakroom
  • Double Garage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE PROPERTY Kerne Lodge is an elegant and commanding detached country residence dating in its current form to the 19th Century, originally home to the renowned 'wizard of the wye' Robert Pashley, a most successful salmon fisher boasting over 10,000 salmon! The property offers many striking features and has stunning views from almost every window. The real essence and history of Kerne Lodge has been kept evident whilst a stylish home has been created. Enter into the reception hall where you are met with a most unique staircase with beautiful hand carved claws and sweeping mahogany handrails, door opens into the fabulous 33ft sitting room a lovely light and bright entertaining room, with polished wooden floors, ornate coving and ceiling roses and striking marble fireplace housing, 'Clearview' wood burning stove. Beautiful arched, hand crafted French doors flow out into the garden, great for summer entertaining and realy bringing the 'outside' in. Back to the reception hall leads through in to the spacious dining room, a light and bright room for the more formal dining with polished wooden floor, from here lead through to the inner hall with further staircase to first floor, thus offering a good divide to the house should it be required. From here enter into the most charming country family kitchen, with fitted units and granite worktop and 'Brittania' range cooker and terracotta tiled floor.There is also a traditional walk in pantry. The breakfast area offers a relaxed feel with its lovely stone fireplace housing the wood burning stove, great for relaxing around the farm-house table with a cosy winter stew! Running virtually the length of the ground floor to the rear of the property, is the original servants' passage which is utilised as a great wine store, utility room, cloakroom and workshop space. There is also a good sized study/ fifth bedroom. The beautiful main staircase continues to the first floor with lovely split level galleried landing and space for seating, looking through the lovely arched windows to the wonderful views across the Wye. From here enter in to the impressive master suite with a bedroom of 26 ft featuring built in wardrobes; a fabulous room to be completely inspired every morning when waking up to see the spectacular view across to Goodrich Castle and beyond. A door leads through in to a good sized dressing room with built in wardrobes and from here door opens into the elegant en-suite bathroom with walk in shower and spa bath. Further bedrooms include; double bedroom with stunning views and en-suite bathroom, double bedroom with 'jack and jill' interestingly designed shower room and double bedroom with fabulous views. There is also a main family bathroom. 

LOCATION Kerne Lodge is in an idyllic setting perched above the river Wye in an area of outstanding natural beauty, nestling on the fringes of Kerne Bridge/Goodrich with good access to both Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye, primely situated, giving one a rural retreat with the convenience of nearby towns. The M50 motorway is just over 6 miles away and provides excellent commuter links to the M5 giving good access to Birmingham and the North and Bristol and the South. The A40 is just over 2 miles and leads to the M4 at Newport, giving good access to Cardiff, Wales and the South East. There is a primary school and a village shop in both nearby Goodrich and Walford. Monmouth is renowned for the excellent Haberdashers' Schools and the town has an excellent range of independent shops and supermarkets. Equally Ross-on-Wye is home to the well reputed 'John Kyrle High School' and offers an array of excellent shopping facilities. The beautiful Symonds Yat is on your doorstep and offers a wide range of outdoor pursuits, canoeing, walking, bird watching, cycling and rock climbing or simply sauntering down the river!
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 up to the double garage and parking area. The ground floor of the property has beautiful ornate wrought Iron window shutters. A steel and glass balustrade runs along the front of the house leading to the terrace offering panoramic views across the river and beyond The west-facing aspect makes this an ideal spot for enjoying the evening sun, maybe taking in a cool glass of 'gin and tonic' whilst watching the dramatic sunset beyond the castle, certainly what can only be described as an 'awe inspiring' experience. 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, plenty to keep the avid gardener happy. The views glimpsed through the various stopping points along the way are breath-taking. The gardens and views certainly would inspire inspiration for both artists and writers!  

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 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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15 June 2016

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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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