- 4 Double Bedrooms
- Unique Private Location
- 4 Reception Rooms
- Large Kitchen/Diner With Aga
- Gated Access to Woodland
- Stunning Position and Views
A fairy tale setting for a very picturesque Detached 4 Bedroom Period Family Home with long private drive lined with fruit trees climbing to an elevated position giving rise to stunning vistas over the Wye Valley and bordered by wooded hillside.
Entrance Hall – Sitting Room – Snug – Kitchen/Diner – Mud Room – Downstairs WC – Lower Ground Floor – Study – Bedroom – Wet Room Shower – First Floor – Master Suite with Balcony Terrace – 2 Double Bedrooms – Family Bathroom – Airing Cupboard – Assorted Timber Clad Sheds and Stores – Log Store – Private Driveway – Stone Wall Terraced Gardens with Patio
An enchanting property built in the 1700s retains wonderful character throughout, from original Elm flooring, built-in wardrobes and cupboards aplenty, to alcoves with decorative turned shelving so typical of its Georgian heritage. Satisfying modern family living the house has been extended to provide Master Suite and large country Kitchen/Diner with adjoining Mud Room. While the conversion of the lower ground floor has created a potentially self-contained Annexe, ideal as Guest Accommodation or for Home Workers, with direct access from the Driveway.
Enjoying an exquisite position, its elevation at the top of the long private driveway lined with productive trees, affords breathtakingly lovely views across the open countryside of the River Wye valley; famed for its salmon fishing and now popular with canoeists. As a stunning backdrop the terraced gardens of Keeper’s Cottage have gated access to the dramatic rise of wooded Cherry Hill, an Iron Age hill fort all but adjoining the protected 850 acres of ancient Haugh Woods and Broadmoor Common – a delight for hikers, dog walkers and mountain bikers alike, only a mile away through Mordiford village with its Ofsted “Outstanding” primary school. Half a mile distant is Fownhope offering a host of amenities including; shop, post office, GP, 2 pubs, butcher’s and Wye Leisure club with swimming pools and fitness. The M50(Jt.4) is 8miles, while the city of Hereford is only 4.5miles.
Entrance Hall – Climbing the original stone flight of steps leads up to the half-glazed Front Door opening into the Entrance Hall with its original, richly-hued Elm flooring that extends through much of the living space.
Sitting Room – Enjoying a flood of natural light from its triple aspect the Sitting Room windows a mix of original single and double-glazed replacements, frame lovely views across the front gardens to the Wye valley beyond. While to the far end of the room, the windows overlook the terraces of the rear gardens and the woods behind. The room is made cosy by the Charnwood woodburner set atop the stone heath of the exposed brick fireplace, with the eye drawn to the archetypal Georgian alcove with 3 decoratively turned, stripped wood shelves, beside which opens a walk-in, under-stairs cupboard with lighting and fitted shelves offering copious storage.
Snug – Across the Hall lies the Snug with a large window framing those stunning views to the front and an exposed brick, corner fireplace with raised hearth plate ideal for display.
Kitchen/Diner – The country Kitchen is defined by its oil-fired Aga with timber beam surround and the practicality of the riven slate, flagstone flooring. It is fully-fitted with solid wood units complemented by the solid wood countertops. While to either side of the large Belfast sink, set beneath the large double-glazed window overlooking the rear gardens, the countertop is granite with an integral grooved drainer. Integrated are electric oven with hob above and marble counter inset to the side. Units discreetly conceal space for both dishwasher and washing machine, while the Kitchen also has space for both fridge and freezer. To the corner stands a full-height Pantry Cupboard providing storage for household necessities.
Mud Room – Off the Kitchen lies the Mud Room with shallow stone sink on brick piers and provides ample space for the divestment of muddy boots and coats. An External Door leads out onto the side patio ideal for dining or down onto the driveway. To the side opens the Downstairs WC.
Lower Ground Floor – Brick steps lead down from the Kitchen into a malleable room offering an ideal Study, whilst currently used as a playroom. It features flagstone flooring, recessed lighting and a small window to the front.
Bedroom Four – The carpeted Bedroom lies off the small Hall with External Door opening directly out onto the Driveway. The room has recessed lighting, a window to the small rear courtyard with timber-clad Shed and features a deep alcove with fitted shelf.
Wet Room Shower – Also off the Hall opens the Wet Room with stone floor featuring shower, WC and wall-mounted basin.
Bedroom One – The carpeted Master Suite provides an array of storage with several built-in cupboards and a Georgian-style alcove with turned fronted shelves. The Walk-in Wardrobe has fitted shelves to either side and full length hanging rail. An External half-glazed Door opens onto the timber-deck Balcony, leading out into the terraced gardens and offering a secluded spot for al fresco summer breakfasts. The Ensuite features shower cubicle, WC and wall-mounted basin on vintage metal stand.
Bedroom Two – The carpeted Double Bedroom has a double-glazed window overlooking the front gardens with captivating vistas beyond. The deep Walk-in Wardrobe has a high rail and fitted shelf to the rear.
Bedroom Three – The carpeted Double Bedroom retains an original corner fireplace with black grate and a single-glazed window framing views over the front grounds. A latch door opens to a built-in wardrobe with rail and both high and low shelving.
Family Bathroom – Featuring a full bath, WC and pedestal basin the Bathroom enjoys a large window fitted with wooden blind overlooking the rear terraces. It features a Walk-in Airing Cupboard with batten shelves, home to the hot water tank and gas boiler.
The long private Driveway climbs steeply from the road, lined both sides with productive and specimen trees before sweeping out before the clematis-clad house, to provide ample parking. Beyond the wisteria-draped pergola to the side of the house lies the Log Store and one of the several timber-clad Sheds and Stores that dot the grounds. A double Store to the front has internal block construction and concrete flooring to provide storage for all manner of garden paraphernalia. The patio before the lawn has arresting views and offers an ideal spot for dining with brick barbeque. Gravel pathways meander across the terraces with stone retaining walls and mixed plantings of box and hardy geraniums. Tucked away to be discovered are a pond beside a lovely seating spot and even a greenhouse with vegetable plot ready for restoration.
Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘E’
Gas Central Heating and Partial Double Glazing
Mains Electricity, Water, Gas and Private Drainage
Furniture available through separate negotiation
From Hereford take the B4224 out along Hampton Park Road, through Hampton Bishop towards Mordiford. Crossing the old stone bridge at Mordiford, follow the road bearing right towards Fownhope. In less than a mile, the property is to be found on the left.