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Exciting opportunity for a Glamping or Smallholding enterprise offered by detached 3 double bedroom Period Cottage with extensive independent Annexe, all basking in sweeping views over grounds extending to approx. 4 acres in secluded south facing valley.
Entrance Hall – Sitting Room – Conservatory – Kitchen/Diner – Walk-in Pantry – Utility/Boot Room – Downstairs WC – 3 Double Bedrooms – Family Bathroom – Stone Paved Terrace – Shepherd’s Hut – Assorted Outbuildings – Extensive Gardens and Grounds of approx. 4 Acres comprising naturalistic gardens, vegetable plot, pond, wildflower meadows, small orchard, 2 fields of open pasture
The original characterful stone cottage has been extended to provide a good family home with large country Kitchen with ample space for dining connecting directly into a lovely Conservatory. Stretching across much of the rear of the property the Conservatory basks in stunning views, across the terrace over the garden with beds of naturalistic planting and specimen trees down the secluded valley to the wooded hillside rising opposite – an idyllic setting indeed.
The Driveway leads on further to the independent and highly malleable Annexe, offering excellent rental potential, Workshop/Studio or multi-generational living. While on past various sheds and stores lies open pasture currently divided as 2 fields with a small orchard, ideal for equestrian or smallholding grazing or with its south-facing aspect small scale cultivations. The entire property benefits from the same glorious vista across the secluded grounds making it ideal as a Glamping site.
Enjoying a private location set at the very end of a long driveway Montpelier Cottage is nestled in the quiet rural village of Brilley, some 6miles from the book town of Hay-On-Wye, famed for its Literary Festival drawing visitors from around the world. Beyond the bustling festival weeks, the area draws year-round visitors to its fishing and canoeing on the River Wye, keen walkers enjoy the ancient Offa’s Dyke trail, the Begwyns or Brecon Beacon National Park. Brecon is about 20 miles away with the city of Hereford lying an all but equidistant 19 miles.
Entrance Hall – Beyond the half-glazed front door opens the Hall with red tile flooring that runs harmoniously throughout the practical areas of Utility/Boot Room and Kitchen.
Sitting Room – Occupying the body of the original stone cottage the Sitting Room features exposed stone wall with display niche, wall and ceiling beams and an exposed stone fireplace with timber lintel, home to a woodburner. The initial area stepping from the Hall provides a malleable space ideal as a Home Office with additional storage under the rise of the staircase.
Kitchen/Diner – The large country Kitchen is fitted with Shaker units with solid wood countertops and features a Belfast sink, integrated AEG oven with gas hob and stainless hood above. There is space for dishwasher, fridge/freezer and for a dining table set beneath a picture window overlooking the terrace and down into the gardens. Beside the exposed stone recess of the fireplace opens the Walk-in Pantry providing storage with 3 fitted, high shelves.
Conservatory – Beyond double folding doors from the Kitchen lies the Conservatory with half wall, timber-effect, maintenance-free frame and polycarbonate roof. Providing a beautiful and malleable space for dining or just basking in stunning views across the grounds, while double doors open onto the stone paved terrace ideal for outdoor dining.
Utility/Boot Room – Home to the oil-fired boiler and providing space for washer and dryer the Utility offers a practical space and ample storage for boots and coats with a Downstairs WC lying to the side of an External stable door leading out into the gardens and over towards the Annexe.
Bedroom One – A carpeted Double Bedroom with lovely dual aspect views overlooking the grounds, with fitted double wardrobe and cupboards above.
Bedroom Two – Carpeted Double with views over rear open fields with hatch access to roof storage.
Bedroom Three – Exposed beams add character to the carpeted Double while the picture window frames delightful views over grounds with to either side alcoves providing wardrobe storage.
Family Bathroom – The Bathroom provides corner bath, separate shower cubicle, WC, pedestal basin and is completed with chrome heated towel rail.
Pavilion Annexe – The large independent annexe offers highly malleable opportunities to flexibly define the 3 main rooms for multiple desired purposes. As accommodation or holiday rental it provides a Double Bedroom with Ensuite and Sitting Room with woodburner, both with half-glazed doors opening onto the sheltered, raised timber verandah.
To the rear with double doors opening towards the driveway the final room offers a Kitchen/Diner. The malleable nature of these rooms however also provides ample space for Home Workers, Artist Studios and Artisan Workshops.
To the front of the house paths lead down from the terrace through garden beds of naturalistic planting packed with herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses, past a wildlife pond and specimen trees. Beside the Annexe lie structured beds, vegetable plot, assorted sheds and stores, opening to the small orchard and fields of pasture. To the far end of the middle field is a secluded area, featuring a clay pizza oven.
To the bottom of the valley is an original single-glazed Shepherd’s Hut complete with a wood burner, offering a delightful children’s playhouse. It has an attached verandah to the rear providing sheltered seating and exemplifies the lovely and secluded position surrounded by open country with wooded hillside backdrop Glampers could enjoy.
Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘E’
Oil-Fired Central Heating
Mains Water and Private Drainage
From Hereford take Kings Acre Road, the A438 to Brecon straight for 12miles. Turn left to remain on the A438 signed Winforton/Hay. Continue straight ahead for 4miles, ignoring the first sign to Brilley. Turning sharp right at the second sign to Brilley. Climb the hill and turning right onto the long driveway, marked with a Glasshouse ‘For Sale’ sign. The property is to be found at the far end.
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