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A Captivating Detached 5 Double Bedroom Victorian Country House, masterfully reimagined and extended to create a stunning modern Family Home including potentially fully self-contained Annexe, basking in encircling rural views across Haywood & Belmont Country Park, yet set deceptively close to numerous amenities at City edge.
Entrance Hall – Drawing Room – Study – Family Room – Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Room – Larder – Boot Room – Laundry – Annexe Entry Hall – Sitting Room – Downstairs 5th Double Bedroom – Shower Room – Principal Suite with Dressing Room & Ensuite Bathroom – 3 Further Double Bedrooms – Shower Room – Sweeping Driveway with Parking – Large Timber Outbuilding – Raised Bed Vegetable Plot with Greenhouse & Shed – Gardens
A professional redesign of the original floor plan has banished dark isolated rooms to create light-bathed and family-friendly modern living spaces, perfect for entertaining whilst lovingly preserving the elegant proportions and characterful features of the property’s Victorian heritage. The rear extensions provide dedicated Laundry and Boot Room. The Downstairs Bedroom with Shower Room offers a luxurious Guest Suite, while the accompanying Sitting Room provides exciting scope for a fully self-contained Annexe.
The property enjoys an elevated position encircled by farmland, ancient woodland and overlooks Haywood & Belmont Country Park - a protected 22 acre site with ponds, fishing, arboretum, ball court, woodland and meadows leading to multiple football pitches and community garden development. All originally part of the extensive Belmont Estate the landscape was designed by the renown Humphry Repton, the Park has been laid out to echo that history. A 5 minute stroll accesses all the numerous amenities of nearby Belmont, including supermarket, petrol station, community centre, library, GP, pharmacy and health centre. Dedicated off-road cycle lanes allow for a 15 minute traffic-free ride into the City centre; ideal for a stress free school run to Hereford Cathedral School.
Entrance Hall – Stone steps lead up to the carpeted Entrance Hall displaying all the elegant proportions of the house and classic period detailing with picture rails and deep architrave, the deep under-stairs Cupboard provides useful storage. Ahead at the end of the hall is the Downstairs WC, which features an eye-catching deep circular stone basin.
Drawing Room – Featuring a splendid bay of timber-frame, double glazed windows overlooking the expansive front gardens with far reaching views across the Country Park to Dinedor Hill, the dual aspect formal Drawing Room offers a delightful room with a capped but open working fireplace surrounded by ornately moulded mantelpiece. The welcoming room also boasts a wall of fitted bookcases incorporating discreet LED lighting.
Study – With a connecting door from the Drawing Room, the carpeted Study offers a lovely Home Office also featuring a capped, open working fireplace. A malleable room enjoying a window overlooking the side gardens and out to a wider landscape of rolling farmland.
Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Room – The expansive sweep of the open plan Kitchen and Dining Room with hardwood flooring throughout, basks in a flood of natural light from the twin bays. The rooms offer a modern space ideal for hosting the gathering of family and friends. The Dining Room features a Multi-fuel stove with black tile surround while the Kitchen is centred by an immense island with 30mm Bianco Massa Quartz countertops. The island features breakfast bar opposite double ceramic sinks with Quooker tap alongside integrated dishwasher and provides an array of practical storage. All the deep pan drawers have integrated lighting and conceal either secondary pull-out storage or cutlery/utensil drawers. Flanking space for a huge Wolf range cooker are full height double cupboards with integrated fridge/freezer to one side and Pantry cupboards with pull-out drawers to the other. Usefully to maintain the sleek and streamlined nature of the Kitchen, the open Larder room provides out of sight space for all manner of electrical appliances; toaster, coffee machine, microwave and space for an additional freestanding fridge/freezer. The deep Kitchen bay is fitted with a wide window seat and additional storage, adding to the convivial nature of the heart of the home.
Family Room – Open to the Dining Room, the carpeted Family Room offers a more informal space for relaxing with recessed wall bookcase and as with the Kitchen, wall TV position with facility for direct internet connection and supplemented with dual electrical boards recessed into the floor. The room is also fitted with a wired-in Bose surround sound system.
Boot Room – Beyond the sliding door of the Larder lies the Boot Room opening to glazed vestibule with External Door beyond and offering ample space for the divestment and storage of coats and muddy boots. To the side lies a small lobby with retractable dog door defining a secluded retreat for canine companions.
Laundry – Fitted with ceramic sink and a half with drainer amid units and home to the water tank, the dedicated Laundry has ample space for both washer and dryer and usefully a second dishwasher; ideal when entertaining.
Annexe Entry Hall – The rear Entry Hall allows for private access into a self-contained Annexe, with loft hatch above accessing the capacious roof space with potential to convert. Sitting Room - currently utilised as a second Home Office and children’s play room benefitting from dual aspect cupboards and featuring a Multi-fuel stove in period fireplace, the Sitting Room has plumbing already in situ offering potential for the installation of a Kitchenette. Downstairs 5th Bedroom - the Double Bedroom benefits from built-in double wardrobe and window framing views into the ancient woodland beyond. Shower Room - with large walk-in shower enclosure & digital thermostatic shower, wall of fitted vanity unit with basin and mounted WC, the Shower Room is completed with underfloor heating, heated towel rail and skylight.
Bedroom 1 – The Principal Suite offers a charming carpeted Double Bedroom with views over the front gardens and Parkland beyond. The Dressing Room is fully fitted with an array of storage from shoe racks to watch and jewellery drawers. The luxurious Carrara Honed marble Ensuite Bathroom features roll-top full bath, large walk-in shower enclosure with both regular & Rainhead showers and digital thermostatic shower, twin pedestal basins, discreetly concealed WC and period-style towel rail and radiator.
Bedroom 2 – A delightful dual aspect and carpeted Double Bedroom providing fitted double wardrobes.
Bedrooms 3 & 4 – Both are carpeted Double Bedrooms, with Bedroom 3 benefitting from a built-in wardrobe.
Shower Room – Featuring a large walk-in shower enclosure with digital thermostatic shower, WC and vanity unit with basin, the suite is completed with chrome heated towel rail.
Beyond secure intercom gates the Driveway sweeps between oaks and a probable Repton-planted Cedar of Lebanon across the front gardens to the side of the house and ample, discreet parking for numerous vehicles. The wide expanse of grounds to the front offer easily mown areas for football and cricket pitches amid swathes of wildflowers charmingly echoing the Parkland beyond. A raised lawn area provides a scenic spot for outdoor dining beside the Vegetable Garden benefitting from Greenhouse, raised beds and bordered by fruit trees. To the rear lies a large timber Outbuilding providing copious storage and workshop potential, while there is rear access out to woodlands beyond. Topographic survey of the grounds has been obtained to support exciting further potential of the grounds.
Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘G’
Gas Central Heating
Double Glazed Throughout
Mains Gas, Electricity & Water
Fibre Broadband Available
From Hereford take the A465 South towards Brecon. Proceed for 1 mile along the Belmont Road and take the second exit, straight across at the roundabout. Turn first left into Haywood Lane, signposted Callow. The property is to be found shortly on the right.
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