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An Imposing Eco-heated 5 Double Bedroom Detached Family Home, commanding an elevated position with breathtaking views across the Wye Valley, all set amid secluded landscaped grounds extending to 3.85 acres.
Ground Floor – Entrance Hall – Closet – Boot Room/Utility – Dedicated Home Gym – Steam Room – Downstairs Shower Room – Boiler Room
First Floor – Landing with Bay Window – Sitting Room – Dining Room – Kitchen/Breakfast Room – Study/Home Office/Bedroom 5 – Double Bedroom – Bathroom
Second Floor – Principle Bedroom with Ensuite Shower – 2 Further Double Bedrooms – Family Bathroom – Double Airing Cupboard
Gardens & Grounds – 4 Car Garage Block with Upper Level Home Office/Workshop – Covered Outdoor Kitchen with Pizza Oven – Dining Deck – Large Wildlife Pond – Open Tractor Store – Covered Woodland Pavilion – Landscaped Grounds extending to 3.85 acres with Deciduous Woodland & Home to Brunel Railway Tunnel (disused)
Brunel House is a unique and individually designed property, named with a nod of respect to the pioneering engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel who designed the railway tunnel that still lies in the grounds. Completed from a shell only 6 years ago, the house benefits from the latest energy-efficient ground source and solar eco-heating. Offering a stunning Family Home ready to satisfy the most stringent demands of modern family life, the property retains the inherent versatility to accommodate multigenerational living with Ground Floor potential for a self-contained Annexe, the expansive Gym with Steam Room perhaps offering a Wellbeing Centre or dedicated Entertainment/Family Room; subject to all relevant planning permissions. The impressive Garage Block also offers obvious potential with full length upper floor providing a Home Office or studio.
Commanding a stunning hilltop location revelling in sublime vistas over the calm meandering of the River Wye, popular with canoeists and famed for its salmon fishing, across to the rise of wooded hillsides, Brunel House is set amid lovely landscaped grounds bordered by the deciduous woodland of Dinedor Hill; a noted local beauty spot. Surrounded by glorious countryside the property enjoys great connectivity to the City and business - Hereford is only 3 miles distant, with Ross-On-Wye and its M50 junction 15 miles while Rotherwas with its growing cyber business hub lies less than a mile away. The nearby village of Mordiford boasts an Ofsted “Outstanding” primary school, backed by Haugh Woods - 350 hectares of protected ancient woodland and a magnet for walkers and mountain bikers. While 5 miles away the village of Fownhope offers shop with post office, GP, 2 pubs, butcher and Wye Leisure Club with swimming pools and fitness.
Entrance Hall – From the circling Driveway the Front Door opens into a spacious, tiled floor Entrance Hall with statement steel and glass central staircase with Walk-in Closet providing ample storage to the side.
Boot Room/Utility – From the External Side Door the initial Boot Room zone provides ideal space for the divestment of coats and muddy boots with an upholstered bench with open storage below and wall of fitted double cupboards above. The Utility is fully fitted with a run of units topped with black granite countertop and has practical tile flooring. It offers space for both washer and dryer while the black composite sink and a half with integral drainer is set beneath a window framing views down the sweep of the winding Driveway. The spacious dual aspect room with recessed wood burner to the corner would of course also provide an ideal Kitchen/Diner for a self-contained Annexe.
Downstairs Shower Room – The sleek Shower Room provides large corner cubicle with both regular and Rainhead showers, with the suite completed by tall upright radiator, WC and wall-mounted basin with vanity double cupboard storage below.
Boiler Room – Passing along the Hallway with fitted wine rack offering slots for 85 bottles leads to the Boiler Room, home to the Ground Source heat pump with NIBE control tower, PV and solar panel arrays and the underfloor heating manifolds for the first and second floors.
Home Gym – The expansive Gym enjoys a front wall of glazing with twin separate French Doors framing stunning views across the gardens to the Wye Valley beyond. The Gym with wall-mounting TV position provides a versatile space, offering a Playroom, coveted teenage rumpus room, ideal Family Room for relaxed Home Entertainment, Music and Games or readily converted to Bedroom for an Annexe.
Steam Room – Off the Gym lies, for some sheer indulgence while for others the healing necessity of a Steam Room, with initial changing room leading into the tiled Steam Room with marble bench to 3 walls and a wall-mounted shower.
Landing – The open Landing provides to the front a seating area offering an ideal retreat for reading and quiet contemplation set before the bay window framing sublime country views and to the rear an External Door giving assess to the gardens.
Sitting Room – Revelling in dual aspect, the spacious room with hardwood flooring benefits from twin windows framing the stunning views to the front of the house and a side window overlooking the landscaped garden bank awash with specimen conifers and acers providing year-round interest. With recessed lighting and a sound system extending to Dining Room and Principle Bedroom, the Sitting Room is made even more inviting by the wood burner set atop a granite hearth with timber mantel above.
Dining Room – The carpeted Dining Room offers a convivial room with ample space for a large dining table at which to gather family and friends. Flooded with light from its delightful triple aspect, windows frame views over the wildlife pond and into the woodland gardens while French Doors open onto a front balcony leading to the wide side Deck an ideal spot for al fresco dining.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room – The Kitchen also enjoys triple aspect with the black composite sink and a half with integral drainer set beneath a window overlooking the pond. Fully fitted with an array of storage across pale units with leather handles, smartly contrasted with granite countertops, the Kitchen benefits from a peninsular unit providing breakfast bar before a full-height window overlooking the Drive. Integrated are Bosch appliances including grill/microwave oven with electric oven below, dishwasher, Induction hob with hood above and under-counter fridge. There is also fitted space for a US-style fridge/freezer.
Study/Bedroom 5 – The carpeted fifth double bedroom enjoys dual aspect and is currently utilised as a dedicated Home Office with fitted desk set beneath a window overlooking the long sweep of the Driveway rather than the frankly distracting yet delightful view across the Wye valley.
Bedroom 4 – The carpeted Double Bedroom with built-in wardrobe offers ideal Guest Accommodation with its proximity to the First Floor Bathroom while the ceiling hatch assesses the roof storage.
Bathroom – The Bathroom offers both full oval bath and separate shower cubicle with regular and Rainhead showers and is completed with wall-mounted vanity unit with drawer storage and long rectangular basin.
Bedroom 1 – The carpeted Principle Bedroom boasts French Doors framing those glorious valley views and opening out onto a wide balcony with glass balustrade offering an enchanting spot for morning coffee or evening aperitif. The lovely Double Bedroom benefits from a wall of fitted double wardrobes while the Ensuite provides an expansive walk-in shower, wall-mounted basin with deep drawer storage, WC, tall mirror-fronted wall cabinet and is completed with chrome heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2 – A carpeted Double Bedroom with views to the front gardens and countryside beyond.
Bedroom 3 – Also a carpeted Double Bedroom with views to the rear gardens and woodland boundary.
Family Bathroom – The Bathroom provides both full bath with wall-mounted waterfall tap and shower attachment and separate shower cubicle. The suite is completed with WC, chrome heated towel rail and wall-mounted basin with drawer storage below. While on the Landing lies a double Airing Cupboard.
Beyond the secure gated entrance with intercom access the Driveway sweeps up to the property privately nestled amid 3.85 acres of grounds with swathes of deciduous woodlands dominated with English Oaks. The Driveway leads to the 4 Car Garage Block with 2 roller doors providing copious storage and Workshop potential and attached Log Store. Accessed by an external metal staircase, opens the full length upper floor room with end view window offering highly malleable space, useful as perhaps separate Home Office, Gym or Studio. Off the Drive lies an Open Machinery Store; home to a tractor mower available by negotiation, along with the Driveway statue and gym equipment.
The landscaped grounds encircling the house encompass a large wildlife Pond banked by spring daffodils and set between the Dining Deck and covered Outdoor Kitchen with pizza oven, a captivating spot for summer dining. Climbing up the hilltop leads through mature woodland awash with native bluebells and new specimen tree plantings to the covered Woodland Pavilion, a simple structure that provides a secluded escape. Over the summit the grounds drop steeply down through a fern-encrusted glade to the Brunel Tunnel still open so far in and offering discreet storage or a child’s dream den.
Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘G’
Ground Source Heat Pump with Grid-Fed Solar & PV Panel Arrays
Double Glazed Throughout
Mains Electricity, Water & Private Drainage
Fibre Broadband Available
From Hereford City centre, take the A49 South towards Ross-On-Wye, over Greyfriars Bridge and first exit off Asda roundabout. After passing St. Martin’s Church, turn left at the traffic lights onto Hinton Road. Proceed straight for 2 miles onto Holme Lacy Road (B4399) through Rotherwas to the end of the Straight Mile. Follow the road bearing sharply around to the right, passing Sink Green Farm. The entry to the property is to be found immediately on the right, taking the left gated Driveway.
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