Dilwyn, Hereford Guide Price £1,350,000

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  • Approx. 6.75 Acre Total Plot
  • B&W Cottage & Oak Frame Barn - Conversion Potential
  • Private Location
  • 8 Bedroom Country House
  • Stunning Gardens and Views
  • Small Holding Potential


A Stunning Country House Offering 8 Double Bedroom Detached Family Home, with exciting conversion potential in Black & White Listed ‘Cottage’ and/or period Oak-frame Barn, all set amid gardens and paddocks extending to 6.75 acres ideal for Equestrian pursuits.

Main House Ground Floor: Entrance Hall – Drawing Room – Dining Room – Family Room – Reading Room – Conservatory – Open Plan Kitchen/Diner – Boot Room – Downstairs Shower Room – Laundry – Downstairs WC

First Floor: Principle Suite with Dressing Room & Ensuite Bathroom – Double Bedroom with Ensuite Shower – Further Double Bedroom – Family Bathroom – Study

Second Floor: 4 Double Bedrooms – Bathroom
Cellar: 5 Carpeted Rooms

Outbuildings: Black & White Listed Cottage with Lapsed Planning – Oak Frame 5 Bay Timber Clad Barn


Gardens & Grounds: Entertaining Stone Paved Patios – Extensive Lawns bordered by Mature Specimen Trees – Fenced Vegetable Plot with half-brick Greenhouse – Twin Gateways with Looped Driveway & Gravel Parking Apron – Pasture Paddocks Bisected by Driveway with Further Grazing Bordering Gardens

Extensively renovated over the past 18 years Hilltop has achieved a harmonious combination of classic Georgian bones with the natural flow and well-balanced room size of a modern family home. With further exciting potential to convert the two Outbuildings into perhaps self-contained Annexe/Holiday Lets or Stabling Block - subject to all relevant planning permissions, the property offers a home with space and potential enough to satisfy the myriad demands of family life; from multigenerational living, home working, revenue generation to equine pursuits.

Enjoying an elevated position, the property is well located for enterprise on the county’s famed Black & White Village Tourist Trail. Dilwyn with its charming village green offers community-owned pub, Ofsted “Good” primary school, tea rooms, Art Hub and Cedar Hall offering various clubs and activities including WI, Bell Ringers, Over 50’s and a popular playgroup. Hilltop is only 3miles from Weobley providing village store, butcher, café, GP and secondary school, 6 miles from the market town of Leominster or 13 miles from the full City amenities of Hereford. The book town of Hay On Wye with its world famous literary festival is 17 miles distant.


The Property

Entrance Hall – Flagstone steps lead up to half-glazed double doors sheltering the original inner Front Door opening into a large Entrance Hall with original wood flooring and retaining lovely iconic Georgian features with twin arch-top alcoves and a fine staircase. Beneath the stairs lies a deep storage cupboard.

Drawing Room – The spacious room delights in a large bay window - an Edwardian addition with original sash windows framing lovely views across the formal front lawns sheltered by mature specimen trees. The fireplace with period-style stone surround and mantel is fitted with a new flue liner ready for the installation of Multi-fuel or Wood Burner.

Dining Room – The formal Dining Room also benefits from a matching large bay and original wood flooring. The original marble fireplace with stone hearth offers a working open fire - a traditional delight to accompany family Christmas feasts.

Family Room – Forming part of the side extension the carpeted Family Room offers a modern and more informal relaxing space enjoying triple aspect, double glazing and built-in, full height double cupboards offering excellent concealed storage. French Doors open out onto the stone-paved patio.

Conservatory – The fully-glazed Conservatory offers a delightful addition providing a year-round sheltered spot ideal for morning coffee with views across the rear gardens.

Kitchen/Diner – The spacious country Kitchen has been extended to provide an informal Dining area with ample space for relaxing on cosy sofas. Naturally lit by a dramatic roof lantern, the open plan space is made cosy by a freestanding multi-fuel stove flanked by twin French Doors opening out onto a stone paved Dining patio. The fully fitted Kitchen features a central island with granite countertop, underslung stainless steel sink and a half and has an integrated Dishwasher alongside storage units. The Kitchen boasts a large oil-fired Aga and original built-in Pantry cupboard while an array of fitted units with solid wood countertops conceal integrated fridge, under-counter freezer, Neff double oven with ceramic hob set upon the peninsular unit beside an additional underslung sink.

Reading Room – Offering a highly malleable room fitted with floor to ceiling bookcases, built-in, double storage cupboards and retaining an original fireplace, the Reading Room offers a private retreat, ideal as a study.

Boot Room – The spacious Boot Room with External Door to driveway parking offers an ideal space for the divestment of coats and muddy boots and offers ample storage with built-in floor to ceiling cupboards and fitted units flanking a Butler’s sink. It also provides ample space for additional freestanding fridge and freezer. Off the Boot Room opens both a dedicated Laundry with space for under-counter washer and dryer alongside fitted units and stainless steel sink with drainer and the Downstairs Shower Room with large shower cubicle, WC and pedestal basin. Downstairs there is also an additional separate WC.

First Floor Bedroom 1 – Lying off the large Landing the Principle Suite benefits from an open Dressing Room with fitted wardrobes and ample space for a dressing table. The Double Bedroom delights in ample space for relaxed seating before the wide bay window overlooking the front gardens. The carpeted Bedroom also retains an original fireplace with highly decorative floral tile hearth. The expansive Ensuite Bathroom provides a circular Jacuzzi bath tub with integral TV to the curved backing wall providing discreet screening for wall-mounted second Basin, WC, Bidet and open Wet Room-style Shower with both regular and Rainhead showers. Before the deep tub lies the primary basin with vanity unit storage below, to the side lies the large built-in Airing Cupboard.

Bedroom 2 – The carpeted Double Bedroom enjoying dual aspect primarily overlooking the rear gardens also benefits from a built-in tall cupboard. The Ensuite features a corner Shower cubicle, WC and pedestal basin.

Bedroom 3 – A carpeted Double Bedroom benefits from its bay window and retains an original fireplace.

Study – Another highly malleable room, currently used as a dedicated Study the carpeted room delights in an original fireplace with highly decorative moulded garland mantelpiece.

Family Bathroom – The Bathroom features a roll-top bath, WC, pedestal basin and is completed with chrome heated towel rail.

Second Floor Bedrooms – The upper floor provides four Double Bedrooms all of which are a good-size and carpeted, with two retaining original fireplaces.

Bathroom – Featuring a corner shower cubicle, freestanding roll-top bath, WC and pedestal basin the room is completed with chrome heated towel rail while the built-in corner cupboard houses a large hot water tank.

Cellar – The converted and carpeted Cellar consists of five rooms, three with high windows to the front of the house. Beyond copious and easily accessible storage, the Cellar rooms provide highly malleable space for the pursuit of work, dedicated craft and hobby rooms or play for music, gaming or general teenager rumpus rooms.

Outbuildings – The Listed Black & White building has lapsed planning consent [Ref: DCN053706/F] for conversion to an ancillary 3 Bed Cottage; offering an ideal Annexe for multi-generational families or income from holiday letting. The Oak-frame Barn also offers exciting potential for possible restoration for equine pursuits or conversion to accommodation with the adjacent vegetable garden providing private grounds and separate gateway access - subject to all relevant planning permissions.


Outside

The long Driveway bisects lush pasture paddocks as it climbs to the house’s elevated position. Double metal gates open to access the wide gravel apron to the front of the house, offering ample parking to the side before looping around the rear and exiting via a wide single gateway beside the Barn. The extensive gardens are mainly laid to lawn bordered by trees - an ornamental mix of silver birch and purple sycamore to the front or apples and pears to the rear with its remaining brick wall of an original walled garden. Behind the wall is concealed a further small paddock. To the far side of the timber-clad Barn lies an enclosed Vegetable Garden with wide gravel pathway offering seating area and leading to a half-wall Greenhouse beside a fenced run with timber shed; ideal for dogs or perhaps chickens.


Practicalities

Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘E’
Oil-Fired Central Heating
Mains Water & Electricity
Private Drainage
Fibre Broadband Available


Directions

From Hereford City take the A438 Brecon Road to the Whitecross roundabout, take the third exit onto Three Elms Road. Continue straight, cross the traffic lights towards Canon Pyon A4110. Drive 10 miles and turn left towards Pembridge. At the end T-junction turn left, continue straight along the A4112 and just beyond the left turn into Dilwyn village, the property’s entrance is to be found on the right.


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Dilwyn
Hereford HR4 8JA
County: Herefordshire
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00002460