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Symonds Yat East, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9

Key features

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 4.52 acres
  • Outbuildings
  • Period
  • Detached
  • Garden
  • Riverside
  • Rural

Property description

History: The Chalet was built in 1912 for use as a salmon fishing lodge and is of Norwegian design. The then owner saw and purchased it when it was first exhibited in London at the Ideal Homes exhibition that same year. In more recent years, under the current ownership, the property has featured in many location shoots including the Channel 4 series, Extraordinary Escapes and globally acclaimed Netflix series, Sex Education. Articles have been written in many periodicals, including The Times.

Symonds Yat is situated in the Wye Valley and is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is well known for its stunning countryside, walks, and fishing on the River Wye.

The setting of The Chalet is quite exceptional with stunning views of the Wye Gorge from its completely hidden and wooded position. There is also pedestrian access from its grounds down to the River Wye. The property is approached over a very long in and out drive, through woodland. There are breathtaking views over the Wye River to the south and north from the interior, and from the strategically built decked external balcony terraces.

The present owner purchased the property in 2002 when in need of complete renovation. The Chalet was carefully extended including the conservatory dining room, following the Norwegian design. Most of the plumbing and wiring was replaced, as was the roof. A bespoke wood painted kitchen was installed and the bathroom and shower rooms are contemporary in design. There are five log burning stoves on the ground floor, floors were replaced with wood and stone floors, and pitch pine doors stripped.

The accommodation is arranged over three floors and the interior which is extremely well presented has a lovely, warm, friendly and comfortable atmosphere. The views from all the principal rooms are superb and the rooms are arranged around a central hall, and a gallery landing. There are French windows on the ground floor opening to the decked balconies and three of the four bedrooms on the first floor open onto balconies. The second floor bedroom suite is most attractive with vaulted ceilings, a separate sitting area and en-suite bathroom, both overlooking the River Wye. All the rooms have high ceilings and are well proportioned. Your eyes cannot be helped but being drawn to the beautiful surroundings. It is a truly magical property full of character and charm.

The Chalet is approached through its woodland and over an in an out very long drive, which provides the property's privacy. The drive leads to a detached timber single garage and a timber open fronted carport with adjoining log stores, and beyond to a parking area for a number of cars. Steps and a pathway with honeysuckle covered archway lead to the front of the house. There are lawns with well established shrubs and borders. There is also balcony decking on two sides allowing stunning views to the south and north over the river and through the Wye Gorge. A lower decking is fitted with a Swedish hot bath and outside the conservatory dining room is an especially built stone pizza oven.

A pathway with steps to the south of The Chalet lead down to a large level lawn and summer house, with outstanding views. To the south of the steps is an old orchard. The stepped pathway continues downwards giving pedestrian access to the Rive Wye.

Around the grounds outbuildings include two greenhouses, stone and tile outbuilding. There is also a former enclosed kitchen garden with beds and pathways.

There is an opportunity to purchase an old chapel right at the top of the drive away from the house, subject to separate negotiation.

The dense woodland is a haven for wildlife and lie either side of the approach drives. There are natural tracks through the woods which include a bluebell wood and a level area with timber table and benches.

In all the property extends to 4.52 acres.

Monmouth 7.7 miles | Ross on Wye 10 miles | Coleford 5 miles | Hereford 16 miles | Chepstow 18 miles | Bristol 33 miles (Distances are approximate).


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