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A Stunning Detached 3 Double Bedroom Stone Barn Conversion with Garaging Block having planning consent for accommodation - Annex/Holiday Let and Attached Stable Block, all set amid lovely grounds with 2 equestrian paddocks extending to approx. 3.7 acres.
Entrance Hall – Sitting Room – Dining Room – Kitchen/Diner – Boot Room/Utility – Downstairs WC – Main Bedroom with Ensuite – 2 Further Double Bedrooms – Family Bathroom – Veranda – Attached Stable Block of 2 Loose Boxes and Tack Room – Double Garage Block with End Store Room – Garden Pavilion – Potting Shed – Driveway with Ample Parking – Gardens with Vegetable Plot and Fruit Trees – 2 Paddocks all extending to 3.7 Acres as a Total Site
This gorgeous property created from the original Brooks’ farm buildings in 2006 offers the enduring appeal of a lovely stone farmhouse with iconic traditional courtyard. Fully orientated to afford complete privacy, it basks in stunning views over own paddocks out to sweeping vistas of softly undulating open country. Beyond a beautiful family home exciting potential is offered by the indefinite planning consent (preliminary work having commenced) for either multigenerational living in a self-contained Annexe or for income from a Holiday Let. An idyllic rural property further offering an ideal equestrian holding with house and gardens overlooking the paddocks.
Revelling in captivating views across the beautiful Golden Valley nestled in the lee of the Black Mountains, Brooks Farm is arrived at by a long private driveway winding past a new barn conversion and around the old farmhouse. Well located mid way between the city of Hereford (12 miles) and the market town of Abergavenny, the village of Pontrilas itself is less than 2 miles. Picturesque Ewyas Harold a mere mile further offers an unexpected array of amenities including; local shop with post office, Ofsted “Good” primary school, GP, dentist, 2 butchers, 2 pubs and a vibrant community hall with sport facilities supporting active football and cricket teams. The area increasingly draws visitors keen to experience walking the ancient Offa Dyke’s trail, hiking in the Brecon Beacon National Park or attending the international Literary Festival 20 miles away in the famed book town of Hay-On-Wye. While Monmouth with its excellent independent Haberdasher’s schools and connectivity to the wider world via Ross-On-Wye and its M50 junction are both only 15 miles, meaning Birmingham Airport is only 1hr 30 mins.
Entrance Hall – Practical flagstone flooring extends through the wide hallway with its oak staircase back to the Downstairs WC.
Sitting Room – The carpeted and inviting Sitting Room features an exposed stone fireplace home to a wood-burner style gas fire set atop a wide stone hearth. To the fireside a narrow slit window, a characterful feature common throughout the property reveals the thickness of the stone walls while French doors lead out onto the partly enclosed Veranda and delightful gardens beyond.
Dining Room – The classic formal Dining Room benefits from solid hardwood flooring and exposed timber roof beams with a window framing views across the traditional courtyard. With ample space for family dining in the Kitchen, the Dining Room offers a malleable space perhaps home to a Family Room with Home Office.
Kitchen/Diner – The lovely spacious country Kitchen is fitted in solid wood units with granite-effect laminate countertops and features both exposed stone wall and classic timber beam ceiling. The array of storage includes bottle rack, traditional plate rack and glass-fronted display units flanking twin plate display shelves. Fitted units surround the plumped US style fridge/freezer while the Rangemaster cooker has a ceramic hob with extractor hood above. The ceramic sink and a half with drainer is set beneath a window framing lovely views across open farmland.
Boot Room/Utility – The Kitchen’s practical tile flooring extends up the steps into the Boot Room with its External Door set under the deep shelter of the Rain Porch and provides ample space for the divestment and storage of coats and muddy boots. Fitted with classic Shaker units to match the Kitchen concealed are boiler and hot water tank while beside the stainless steel sink is space for a washing machine.
Main Bedroom With Ensuite – The spacious Principle Bedroom is a carpeted Double enjoying triple aspect framing lovely countryside, garden and paddock views. The Ensuite features shower cubicle, WC, fitted storage units incorporating the basin and is completed with chrome heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2 – The characterful Double Bedroom with solid hardwood floors features exposed stone wall and soaring timber beams. To either side of the room the inner walls are topped by a wide wooden shelf providing bookshelf and open display space.
Bedroom 3 – The final bedroom is a carpeted Double with exposed timber wall beams and a window overlooking the courtyard and own fields beyond. The room benefits from both a built-in double wardrobe set beside a full-height cupboard fitted with shelving.
Family Bathroom – Benefitting from a full Jacuzzi bath with shower attachment the Bathroom is completed with WC and pedestal basin.
Veranda – Opening out directly from the Sitting Room the raised stone-paved Veranda with clear glazed roof offers a relaxing outdoor retreat to be enjoyed almost year-round. By cleverly glazing one half to provide shelter from the prevailing wind, the partly enclosed Veranda has an open metal rail balustrade to the other, all allowing uninterrupted views across the sweep of the lovely gardens and glorious countryside beyond.
Attached Stable Block – Forming one side of the yard the Stable Block provides 2 loose boxes with lighting and an end Tack Room with power. If not equestrians the block provides easily accessible and copious storage while the Tack Room offers ample space for conversion into a Home Office if desired or perhaps home for additional chest freezers. It may even be assimilated into the Annexe conversion; subject to further planning permission.
Garaging Block – The classic stone barn with pantile roof currently offers twin double door garages while to the end behind a partial plywood panel wall lies the sizeable Store Room; all under planning consent for conversion into accommodation.
The Driveway winds past the paddocks with the traverse of a public footpath before sweeping down to the property with its ample parking. Stepping down from the raised Veranda with its low stone walled flowers beds, the terrace gives way to a wide central lawn stretching outwards to curving borders of flower beds busting with colour.
A stone paved path leads from the terrace to the open Pavilion with lighting and outside tap, it offers a delightful and magnetic entertaining hub with built-in brick barbeque and extensive dining and lounging space under the shade and shelter of the pantile roof. (To the far side the old stone cider mill with upright press stone charmingly echoes this county’s rural heritage set beneath the timber pergola.) Behind the Pavilion on the lower level lies the Vegetable Plot with its border of fruit trees. The plot boasts both Greenhouse with spring-fed water source beyond and the envy of any true gardener a Potting Shed with power, fitted shelves and work bench.
Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘F’
Oil fired Central Heating & Double Glazed Throughout
Mains Water & Electricity
Bottled Gas & Private Drainage
From Hereford, take the A465 west along Belmont Road towards Abergavenny. From the City’s edge proceed straight for 10 miles. Once in the village of Pontrilas, turn left onto the B4347 and take the next right. Then immediately take sharp left onto country lane signed Orcop/Garway Hill. Continue straight for just under 2 miles. The long private driveway to the property is to be found on the left, marked with a GlassHouse ‘For Sale’ sign. Bear right before the timber gate to follow the driveway past the new barn conversion.
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