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Set on a working 20.6 Acre Smallholding, the Detached 4 Double Bedroom Extended Period Cottage delights in breathtaking views across south-facing pasture to own Woodland, offering beyond an ideal equestrian holding, exciting potential for Holiday Let barn conversion.
Entrance Hall – Open Plan Sitting and Dining Room – Sun Room – Downstairs Bedroom with Ensuite Shower – Lobby – Kitchen/Dining Room – Utility – Downstairs WC – Master Suite with Ensuite Bathroom and Walk-in Wardrobe – 2 Further Double Bedrooms – Family Bathroom – Double Closet – Driveway with Ample Parking – Gardens with Ornamental Pond and Raised Dining Deck – Upper and Lower Barns – 2 Stable Blocks – Workshop with Attached Stores – 20.6 Acres of Pasture with natural Pond and Woodland with Stream
The 1800s cottage has been transformed by a stone clad extension yielding the luxuriously spacious Sitting and Dining Room with picture window framing glorious bucolic views down over own pasture and out across gently rolling English countryside, with the space and vistas mirrored above in the lovely Master Suite. The entire property is orientated to comprehensively capture those captivating views; from the year-round shelter of the Sunroom or basking in the sun on the raised Deck nestled in the gardens.
The array of farm buildings ably accommodates a working holding with more recent additions of large Workshop, Attached Stores and twin loose box Stabling while excitingly the Lower Barn offers potential for diversifying income with conversion to Holiday Lets; subject to all relevant planning permissions. The land itself is divided across 5 paddocks, its incline certainly ideal for grazing or perhaps the more revolutionary pursuit of a micro Vineyard. One paddock holds a wildlife pond awash with native iris attracting everything from damselflies to deer while 4 acres of deciduous woodland cascade along the sides of a gentle gorge with stream babbling in its base.
Basking in panoramic views at the top of Garway Hill, The Rough Farm benefits from being an almost equidistant 11 miles between the full city amenities of Hereford, the excellent independent schools of affluent Monmouth and the bustling market town of Abergavenny. While within a 5 miles radius lie the several villages with local shops, of note for its numerous amenities is picturesque Ewyas Harold set in the beautiful Golden Valley offering local shop with post office, Ofsted “Good” primary school, 2 butchers, dentist, GP, 2 pubs as well as vibrant community hall hosting diverse classes and active football and cricket teams. The whole area is increasingly popular with visitors, especially for walking the ancient Offa Dyke’s trail or hiking in the Brecon Beacon National Park. For those enjoying more sedate pursuits, the book town of Hay-On-Wye with its international Literary Festival is 26 miles away.
Entrance Hall – Descending stone steps from the Driveway leads to a fully glazed doorway opening into the spacious Entrance Hall with tile flooring. Flooded with natural light the Hall also benefits from a window overlooking the stone-ringed well to the wider front vistas.
Downstairs Bedroom – With fully glazed end wall with French door allowing direct access from the Driveway, or by steps from the Hall the spacious fourth Bedroom is a carpeted Double. A bright and modern room with recessed lighting, it offers an obviously malleable space and lovely guest accommodation, retaining an echo of its cottage history in the original fireplace. The Ensuite Shower Room has corner cubicle, chrome heated towel rail, shallow alcove with fitted shelves and is completed with period-style WC and pedestal basin. To the side opens a large Cupboard offering copious storage.
Kitchen/Dining Room – With tile flooring the spacious Kitchen is fully fitted in cream Shaker units with light granite countertops and features an oil-fired Nobel range cooker without which no country kitchen feels complete. There is also space for a summertime electric cooker, US-style fridge/freezer and under-counter wine cooler. The double Belfast sink with traditional plate rack unit above sits beside a long banquette offering additional seating for a family dining table under the window framing views through the Sun Room to rolling country beyond.
Utility – The Utility with red tile flooring is home to the Worcester boiler, set under the solid wood countertop and providing space beside for dishwasher and both washer and dryer. Off the Utility lies the Downstairs WC.
Sun Room – The fully glazed Sun Room with opaque polycarbonate roof and tile flooring provides a lovely year-round sheltered retreat ideal for morning coffee and for observing the changing colours of the seasons sweep across the valley laid at your feet.
Lobby – The large square Lobby with Karndean Tiles benefits from double-height ceilings soaring up to the skylight and offers ample space for a Home Office.
Sitting/Dining Room – The sumptuous swathe of the extension provides a formal Dining Room with ample space for a long refectory table around which to host large gatherings of family and friends beside loaded sideboards and perhaps cocktail cabinet. The side window overlooks the low stone walls of the ornamental pond in the gardens. Transition into the Sitting Room is neatly defined by steps down flanked by the rise of twin stone columns yet attention is surely drawn to the amazing vistas framed by the picture window looking out across the terrace and gardens and out over the entire smallholding. The expanse of the room is grounded by a large exposed stone fireplace with substantial timber lintel and flagstone hearth, home to a large wood burner.
Bedroom 1 – The Master Suite comprises a spacious carpeted Double Bedroom with picture window framing those enchanting and far-reaching country views. Off the Bedroom opens the Walk-in Wardrobe providing fitted open wardrobes with multiple hanging rails and fitted chubby hole storage units, with a cupboard door leading to further roof void storage space. The modern fully tiled Ensuite with bleached wood-effect LTV flooring features freestanding full bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, large walk-in shower enclosure, WC and chrome heated towel rail. The suite is completed by fitted storage unit set with table-top His and Hers basins.
Bedroom 2 – Enjoying dual aspect with front views and to the side over the new stabling to the wider countryside, the second Bedroom is a carpeted Double with a high display shelf encircling 3 walls. An alcove is fitted with shelving while to the corner lies a built-in wardrobe.
Bedroom 3 – The smallest of the Bedrooms is a carpeted Double and enjoying a front window views and also sharing the high display shelf along 2 walls.
Family Bathroom – The fully tiled Bathroom features full bath with wall-mounted shower behind glass screen and is completed with WC and pedestal basin.
Double Closet – On the landing the original Airing Cupboard now provides a double storage cupboard.
Down the lane beyond the wooden gate with stile to the side opens the wide sweep of the Driveway providing ample parking for numerous vehicles including horse boxes, near the newer Stable Block with 2 loose boxes. To the front of the house lies a wide gravel terrace before the gardens with stone retaining walls encircle the planted flowers beds surrounding the wide deck ideal for al fresco dining and basking in both sun and breath-taking views. To the rear of the house lies vehicle access directly to the yard providing an array of outbuildings including timber Workshop with integral end Store and open-fronted Machine Store.
The older farm buildings include Stabling block, poultry sheds and chicken coop. To the end lies the Upper Barn - a timber-frame, steel sheeted Dutch Barn currently fitted with 4 loose boxes and feed store, with the far end open to the top paddock. While the mono-pitch side extension provides space for storage and tractor. The Lower Barn is half-wall, block construction topped with timber slat cladding and has an open-fronted Attached Store. It offers a sizeable footprint for potential conversion into holiday lets in an irresistible location close to the cool shade of the woodland and a stroll from the pond.
Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘F’
Oil-Fired Central Heating and Double Glazed Throughout
Mains Electricity and Water, Private Drainage
Fibre Broadband Available
From Hereford take the A49 South towards Ross-On-Wye. At the top of the Callow Hill turn right onto the A466 to Monmouth. In just over 2 miles turn right into Lyston Lane, signed Pontrilas/Garway Hill. Drive a further mile and turn right again. Proceed up the hill for about 2 miles, at the Glasshouse arrow turn left between 2 properties onto the long driveway leading down to the property.
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