A wonderful 3 storey country home with annexe and beautiful grounds of 7.26 acres
This most individual family home was built for the current owners in 2008 and is set in a truly idyllic position at the head of a long driveway at the heart of the glorious Wye Valley. There is little to be heard beyond the sound of bird song, such is the blissful peace and tranquillity of this delightful almost hidden location. Approached via a gated driveway which meanders up the hillside past a large sloping lawn interspersed with blossoming fruit trees, bordered by ancient oak trees and an area of wildflower meadow with orchids and bluebells.
A separate driveway can be used to access the self-contained studio which has proved a popular Air BnB retreat generating useful revenue over the years. In total the grounds extend to some 7.26 acres from which outstanding far reaching views can be enjoyed. The grounds include a large area of paddock, a delightful orchard with a good variety of productive fruit trees including apples, plum and pears and also an enclosed kitchen garden with a series of raised beds, green house and fruit cage. Above the garden is an area of mixed woodland with a carpet of wild garlic in the dappled shade of the trees. A level area of lawn lies adjacent to the terrace adjoining the property and keen gardeners should note that planning permission is currently in place for a 32' green house plus a barn of approximately 30X15 ft in the north east of the grounds.
A glazed entrance porch with tiled floor opens to an very impressive reception hallway with a sweeping cantilever style staircase with central minstrels gallery. Set immediately off the hallway are three receptions which include a wonderful orangery/dining room and a beautifully proportioned drawing room with a wide glazed bay overlooking the front grounds. All ground floor rooms, including the kitchen/breakfast room are over 21' in length and the house is designed with a good flow to the accommodation and generous circulation space. There are two further rooms on the lower ground floor with a well placed study (with en suite facilities and possible guest bedroom), ideally located as a peaceful and private retreat tucked away from the main part of the house. This level also houses the boiler room.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms radiating off the feature galleried landing, two en suites and a family bathroom. A ladder leads to a converted attic space with good eaves storage and a wc.
The house has been designed with high eco credentials with ground source heating, solar panels and a wind turbine all reducing the running costs of this substantial home.
I love the wonderful sense of calm and tranquillity that this special house exudes which is truly blissful retreat from the hubbub of daily life!David Wild