Spacious property overlooking the River Wye
The Falls is a large property thought to date back to the mid-1700s. Its precise history is unknown but is thought originally to have been a mill. Over time it has been sympathetically extended, refurbished and modernised. Currently a large family home, it can easily be configured to suit a variety of uses. Until 1993 it had, for decades, been a guest house - newspaper adverts show it as offering lodgings in the early 1900s. In the 1850s through to the 1920s it was occupied by the local doctors; it was likely used as a surgery. The parking area is the former stable area for the property.
Access is via the front garden, which contains a variety of shrubs/trees, through stained glass doors to the hall. From the hall access is given to the morning room with views over the front garden and across the river to the Abbey. This room has a solid wood floor (Canadian maple). The hall gives access to the large sitting-room/dining room; this has a solid maple wood floor.
Access to the kitchen can be had both from the sitting-room and the morning room. The kitchen has fitted units of cherry inlaid with rosewood. Off the kitchen is a utility room with full wall and base units, washing machine/tumble dryer spaces and a separate toilet. There is a cellar below. A rear door gives access to the garden and a covered walkway to the outside of the premises.
Stairs lead from the hall to the first floor. There are four large bedrooms. Two en suite bedrooms overlook the river. Another bedroom has its own hand basin. A shower room/ toilet and a small kitchen complete the accommodation on this floor. Access to the garden is from the kitchen. The first floor includes all that is necessary for a self-continued flat by simply closing a door on the first landing. There is a loft above.
Stairs lead to the second floor which comprises a large principal bedroom, a double bedroom, an office, a storeroom and a bathroom/wet room. This floor has its own access to the garden and, with certain additions, could be used as a self-contained flat. There is a loft above.
Behind a stone wall at the front of the property is an arched stone outhouse which houses the oil tank.
The property enjoys a large attractive, walled garden with lawn and patio areas. There is a natural waterfall which, until 1995, provided the only water to the premises when then used as a guest house. A stream runs through the garden. The garden contains mature trees, shrubs and flower borders. There are views of the river, Abbey and countryside from all areas of the garden. A newspaper article in June 1893 refers to the holding of a moonlight dance in the garden; The lawn presented a beautiful appearance at night as it is nearly surrounded by rocks and trees, accompanied by a waterfall which shone beautifully by the aid of the light from numerous lamps. Stone steps lead to the large, terraced plot which was an orchard/kitchen garden of the main house.
Spacious property overlooking the stunning River WyeDaniel Rees