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A Stylish Period Barn Conversion Set in a Spectacular Location, enjoying uninterrupted panoramic views of the Wye Valley area of outstanding natural beauty. Tucked away in a serene seclusion within an old fold yard surrounded by sturdy stone walls, offering a unique blend of complete privacy and convenience, all set within a total of 4.2 Acres. All Offered With No Onward Chain.
Open Plan Sitting Room – Kitchen/Dining Room – Utility Room – Cloakroom – Downstairs WC – Bedroom 1 with Ensuite – 4 Further Double Bedrooms – Shower Room – Second Floor Bathroom – Detached Studio/Annexe – Front & Rear Gardens – Driveway – Detached Garage – 2 Sheds – Kennel – Paddock Extending to Approx. 4.2 Acres Total (inc. 3.6 Acres of Prime Land)
Swan Barn, a charming 200-year-old stone and oak frame barn conversion, is a traditional detached property boasting 5 double bedrooms. The barn is situated on an expansive 4.2-acre plot, showcasing an unmatched setting. It underwent a conversion in 1998 and has since retained its original character and charm.
The property spans three floors, seamlessly blending the historic charm of the surrounding landscape with the practicality required for modern family living. This is particularly evident in the open plan design of the Sitting Room, which offers both spaciousness and flexibility. The original sandstone base wall, which once housed the stocks in the fold yard, adds a warm and welcoming touch to the partially enclosed surrounding Gardens.
The rooms of the separate Studio Block/Annexe inspire myriad ideas for media room, home office, den or perhaps potential for full conversion into a multi-generational annexe or even an Airbnb income stream; subject to all relevant planning permissions.
The property is peacefully secluded and accessed by crossing an open field before arriving at the barn. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the rear views offer a stunning panorama that encompasses nearby Capler Hill, home to an Iron Age fort. A section of the Wye Valley Walk, which follows the river from its Welsh source to Chepstow, is visible from this location. Additionally, Haugh Wood, an 850-acre protected woodland is situated nearby, practically on the doorstep of the property.
The thriving village of Fownhope offers a wide array of amenities, including village stores, a post office, traditional & gastropubs, GP Surgery, primary school, and a bustling village hall with various clubs and activities. For those looking to stay active, the Wye Leisure Club provides access to swimming pools and fitness facilities. The neighbouring village of Mordiford boasts an Ofsted-rated 'outstanding' primary school, while the City of Hereford is only 7 miles away, and the market town of Ross-On-Wye and M50 are a mere 9 miles away. Direct rail links are available from nearby Hereford, with connections to London, Cardiff, Birmingham, and Manchester.
Open Plan Sitting Room – French doors invite entry into the open plan with honey-toned Oak flooring throughout, attention being immediately drawn across to the wall of windows framing those breath-taking views. Twin upright beams define a more intimate area as the Sitting Room whilst the open plan expanse allows for versatile zoning for study, reading, music or dining to suit individual requirements.
Kitchen/Dining Room – Spacious room with exposed stone walls and floor tiles, providing a magnetic hub for everyday dining and the entertaining of friends and family. A generous number of cream shaker units have been fitted to the fringes of the room, finished by wood effect laminate countertops. There is dedicated space for a fridge/freezer, range cooker and dishwasher, with integral porcelain double sink with drainer before a window.
Utility Room – Fitted in contemporary units with practical laminate countertop, the Utility includes under-counter space for a washing machine. The stainless-steel sink & a half with integral drainer sits below a window framing lovely views into the walled front garden with its tree-lined sheltering bank. While an external door leads onto the paved front patio, an ideal spot for evening drinks and dining.
Cloakroom – Home to the underfloor heating manifold, the Cloakroom provides storage and access to the Downstairs WC while a half-glazed external door leads out to the side garden.
Mezzanine – A lovely landing area with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and space for two chairs and a table to awe at the far stretching views of Capler Camp Woods.
Bedroom 1 with Ensuite – Spacious carpeted Main Bedroom with exposed timber beams enjoying triple aspect windows over the encircling gardens and open countryside beyond. The Ensuite features Baileys Home 1930 suite with full bath, separate shower enclosure, WC, bidet and pedestal basin. It is completed with chrome heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2 – Carpeted Double Bedroom also basking in lovely views from dual aspect and providing double rail storage in an alcove wardrobe.
Bedroom 3 – The last Bedroom on the first floor is a carpeted, smaller double. There is access to a small loft area (over the Utility).
Shower Room – Features shower cubicle, WC, pedestal basin and is completed with Fired Earth tiled floor and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 4 – On the second floor, the carpeted Double Bedroom features timber beams and a side Velux in the high-pitched ceiling. A further window allows beautiful east facing views and also has a built-in cupboard with fitted shelving and small radiator, making it ideal for airing clothes.
Bedroom 5 – The final Double Bedroom also has exposed beams and enjoys a window framing far reaching views across the garden and Wye to the hillside at Ballingham, with a Velux giving further views over the front garden. It has a discreet direct connection to the Bathroom, providing ideal guest accommodation or dream teenage domain.
Bathroom – Offering a Baileys Home 1930 suite, full bath with wall mounted shower, WC and pedestal basin, and is lent interesting character by exposed timbers and a large Velux overlooking the front garden.
Detached Studio/Annexe – Remodelled from the former triple stable, the Studio/Annexe offers an exciting and highly versatile space for a myriad of functions. With a painted concrete floor, the first spacious room has a contemporary feel with French doors overlooking the vegetable plot and views across the valley. Four other windows give views over the front garden. Next door, the Study with large built-in storage cupboards offers a luxurious home office, with French doors leading outside. Off the Study lies a fitted Bathroom with modern suite, including shower, WC and basin, which includes its own external door and doubles well as a boot room entrance.
Crossing an open field, the long private driveway passes through a gateway and edges the top of the 3.6 Acre Paddock. Just before the wooden gate enclosing the front gardens of the sheltered fold yard is a recently built Detached Garage, a highly versatile Outbuilding with power, lighting and full-height motorised rolling door. To the far side lie the practical aspects of shed, kennel and the vegetable plot beyond against the south-facing stone wall.
Before the barn is a paved patio providing a dining spot bathed in evening sunshine ideal for al fresco dining. To the side is a front garden area which has recently been partially converted into a children’s play area. There is a further paved patio which catches the morning sun, ideal for breakfast outdoors and overlooks the open lawns of the rear gardens, which bask in those sublime views.
Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘G’
Air Source Central Heating
Double Glazed Throughout
Mains Water & Electricity
Private Drainage – Bio-Disc
Fibre Broadband Available
From Hereford, take the B4224 along Hampton Park Road, crossing the old stone bridge at Mordiford and follow the road bearing to the right towards Fownhope. Proceed to the far end of the village and turn right into Capler Lane. In a little over a mile the gateway to the property is to be found on the right-hand side.
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