- Stunning Vistas Across Open Countryside
- 2.72 Acres, Equestrian Potential
- Four Double Bedrooms + Master Suite & Balcony
- One Bed Detached Holiday Let, or Annexe/Gym/Office
- Private Settings with Long Private Driveway
- Double Carport
Splendid Detached 4 Double Bedroom Extended Country Family Home, with Border Oak Style Holiday Let/Annexe, Set in Grounds Extending to 2.72 Acres; Offering Equestrian Potential, All Basking in Stunning Vistas Across Open Countryside.
Entrance Hall – Sitting Room – Family/Dining Room – Study – Kitchen/Diner – Utility/Boot Room – Downstairs WC – Boiler Room – Master Suite with Dressing Room and Ensuite Bathroom – 3 Further Double Bedrooms – Family Bathroom – Triple Garage Block – Paved Terrace – Gardens – Orchard and Grounds Extending to 2.72 Acres
Holiday Let/Annexe – Open Plan Kitchen/Living/Dining Room – Double Bedroom – Wet Room Shower – Dining Deck – Enclosed Garden
A stunning property elegantly and effortlessly blending divergent elements to create a unique family home. It melds the original 1860s traditional home with characterful exposed beams of the Family/Dining Room with the modern open and airy extensions of the Sitting Room where French Doors frame sweeping vistas and a sumptuously spacious country Kitchen. While the Trip Advisor 5 star reviewed Holiday Let allows for the blending of home with business enterprise or utilised as an Annexe, a melding for multi-generational family life.
Basking in a tranquil pastoral setting, Sunnybank is surrounded by numerous enticing walks, through woodland or along the banks of the River Wye, famed for its salmon fishing. Yet in spite of its rural location the many amenities of a GP surgery, pharmacy, library, petrol station and supermarket lies only 2.5miles distant. While visitors are endlessly drawn to this historic borderland with its ancient cathedral city, Hereford is a mere 4.5miles away, Black and White Village Trail, chain of castle ruins and world-renown Hay Literary Festival.
Entrance Hall – The grand Entrance Hall with limestone flooring spans the depth of the house with a half-glazed External Door to the far side opening directly into the rear gardens, and with a deep Under-stairs Closet providing great storage.
Sitting Room – Beyond double oak doors opens the spacious Sitting Room with solid oak hardwood flooring that runs harmoniously throughout much of the downstairs. An inviting room flooded with natural light from not only dual aspect windows with views across the front and rear gardens but by twin French doors leading directly out onto a wide paved, south-facing terrace with panoramic views across open farmland. The French doors frame the fireplace, home to a large Woodburner with grand stone mantelpiece, above which is a recess for a wall-mounted television.
Family/Dining Room – Across the Hall lies the original part of the house with its characterful exposed beams. The open Dining Room has stately proportions ideal for entertaining a host of friends and family. It offers a malleable space made cosy and more intimate by a large Woodburner to one end, set atop a stone hearth with timber lintel above.
Study – Off the Dining Room lies a practical Study with oak flooring and twin windows enjoying views across the front gardens.
Downstairs WC and Boiler Room – Beyond the Study is the travertine tiled Downstairs WC with period-style pedestal basin while a door opens onto the Boiler Room, home to the oil-fired boiler and providing useful space for the storage of household necessities.
Kitchen/Diner – From the Dining Room double glazed doors open into the sumptuous country Kitchen with ample space for comfy sofas and more informal family dining. The Kitchen is fully-fitted in the palest of blue bespoke units and features an expansive central island with smartly contrasting black granite countertop. To the front are side cupboards, one concealing space for an under-counter freezer, while to the centre is an array of small cubby hole drawers in the style of an Apothecary chest. To the far side are twin ceramic sinks and an integrated dishwasher. The end wall of the Kitchen with a central electric range cooker, is fitted in matching units punctuated to either end by twin, tall, double pantry cupboards and warmed by solid wood countertops. There is also space for a freestanding fridge/freezer.
Utility/Boot Room – The Utility features a practical combination of fitted Shaker cupboards and open shelving. It provides space for both washer and dryer, along with ample versatile storage and is completed with a Belfast sink and solid wood countertops. A half-glazed stable door leads out into the front gravel garden.
Master Suite – The Suite opens initially into the Dressing Room with solid hardwood flooring running on into the Bedroom and recessed lighting throughout. To the side a door conceals the home of the hot water tank, while the Dressing Room itself provides ample space for numerous chests of drawers and wardrobes. The Bedroom features French doors opening onto a timber balcony with stunning views. The bed position is angled by a half wall to capitalise on the framed views and conceals access to a storage area. Further copious storage is discreetly concealed along the length of the under-eaves space to the far side of the room. The travertine tiled underfloor heated Ensuite Bathroom features an open Wet Room Rainhead shower and His and Her round, stone basins set atop a large wood console with drawers and open shelved storage below. The luxurious Bathroom is completed with WC, dramatic coil, chrome heated towel rail and freestanding roll-top bath set beneath a triple window with views over the front gardens.
Bedroom Two – The carpeted Double Bedroom features a characterful pitched roof and has a large Velux with integral blind enjoying views across the orchard.
Bedroom Three – The carpeted Double Bedroom offers a built-in wardrobe with 3 deep fitted shelves to the side and a large Velux window with views overlooking the front gardens and box parterre.
Bedroom Four – The final Double Bedroom is also carpeted and enjoys a Velux with views overlooking the front gardens and on towards the orchard.
Family Bathroom – Featuring limestone walls and floor, a freestanding roll-top bath, WC, wall-mounted basin and chrome coil heated towel rail, the Bathroom is completed by a glass-screened walk-in shower with both regular and Rainhead showers.
Holiday Let/Annexe – ‘The Orchard’ The very attractive, timber framed established Holiday Let, with full floor to ceiling, front glazing with wooden blinds, was designed to maximise the allure of the sweeping views. With its own wide dining deck within an enclosed garden, it little impinges on the privacy of the main. Or it offers a delightful separate Annexe for more independent family members, or use as a stunning home office, gym or hobby space.
The Open Plan Kitchen/Living/Dining is an inviting area containing a fully-fitted Kitchen featuring integrated dishwasher, under-counter fridge and oven with ceramic hob and hood above. The stainless steel sink with drainer is set beneath an opaque window. There is a tall cupboard for household necessities and a unit concealing space for a washing machine. The open room with ample space for sofa-bed seating and dining table, has warm-toned wood flooring running on into the Double Bedroom. It is completed by a underfloor heated Wet Room Shower with WC and wall-mounted basin.
The long private driveway leads past the old cider Orchard and into the formal gardens curving towards the Border Oak Garage with twin, open car bays and double door Garage. A formal box parterre with columnar evergreens defines the main entrance. Screened to the side by evergreen laurel hedging and before the Kitchen lies a more informal gravel garden, with productive raised beds and beyond hedging lies a grass track with a little used public right of way. Beyond the Sitting Room, steps from the wide paved terrace with metal railing balustrade lead down into the wider grounds, with treehouse to the far field boundary.
Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘G’
Holiday Let – Exempt
Oil-Fired Central Heating and Double Glazed Throughout
Mains Electricity and Water, Private Drainage
Fibre Broadband Available
From Hereford take the A465 towards Abergavenny. Turn right onto Ruckhall Lane before Belmont Abbey. Follow the road bearing slight right for 2.5 miles and after crossing the stone bridge, bear left and then take the immediate first right, turning uphill. Sunnybank is the first property on the left.