Abbeydore, Hereford - with land and potential annex

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Bedrooms: 5
A very attractive and unspoilt Georgian farmhouse, occupying a tucked away location in the heart of rural Herefordshire, together with gardens, paddocks, woodland, and fishing rights. Land extends to just under six acres.

Situation and Description

Upper Cefn lies well away from main roads and lies at the end of a small lane, with just one other individual property. Its gardens and land face south-west and enjoy fine views over unspoilt countryside to the Black Mountains in the distance. There are a range of services at the nearby village of Ewyas Harold, which include a shop, doctors surgery, veterinary surgery, two public houses, a village hall, and much more. More extensive facilities are available at the Cathedral City of Hereford, and the market towns of Abergavenny and Monmouth, as well as the ever-popular town of Hay on Wye with its now world-famous literary festival.

Originally part of a home farm, this handsome house is believed to have been built in 1786 and appears to have remained largely unspoilt since Georgian times. The house has a very comfortable feel in our view whilst offering huge future potential with plenty of scope for further improvement if required. Ideal for a family there are five bedrooms, two reception rooms, a kitchen breakfast room, garden room, a vaulted cellar and a separate granary, that could offer a variety of uses. Immediately around the house, the gardens and land extend to approximately 2 acres with a further delightful area of mixed woodland a short walk away which extends to just under 4 acres and adjoins the Dulas Brook, where we understand the property enjoys fishing rights.

On arrival a porch and front door leads to a long reception hall with flagged floor, exposed timbering and door to the main sitting room. This is an excellent size and is full of character with a flagstone floor, stone fireplace with wood burner, exposed timbers and windows to the front with elm window seat. A separate study has a fireplace as well as fitted shelving and cupboards and creates a quieter space to work. At the rear of the house an open plan living room/ kitchen is a practical space with a hand-crafted kitchen, including wooden worksurfaces, various cupboards and drawers, deep fill sink, four ring hob and oven. At one end, the breakfast area is centred around a Rayburn and leads through to a garden room, which is a later addition to the house, and full of light with windows on three sides enjoying far reaching south-westerly views. The ground floor is supported by a useful utility/ shower room.

An enclosed elm staircase from the main hall leads to the first floor where there are three bedrooms, all with their own character and charm, as well as a large family bathroom. A staircase continues to the second floor where there are two further bedrooms, with the largest offering fine views to the Black Mountains. Accessed from outside, via stone steps, is a very useful cellar which has a vaulted ceiling and offers cool storage space when required.

A short distance from the house is a small stone granary that currently provides workshop space; with a ground floor and two studio rooms on the first floor. The building offers huge potential for a variety of uses including conversion into ancillary accommodation, subject to approval.

The gardens are well established and in the main lie on the western side of the house. Laid mainly to lawn they are interspersed with various trees and shrubs, herbaceous borders, pathways, topiary, sun terraces, and three mature Scots pine trees. At the far end there is a very useful green house and vegetable section. The remaining land includes two paddocks as shown on the attached plan.

Accessed across a neighbouring field, the property also owns a delightful area of mixed woodland which extends to just under 4 acres and adjoins the Dulas Brook. A haven for wildlife, the wood is full of interesting plants, woodland birds and regular visitors such as deer, badgers, foxes, and the elusive otter!

All in all, Upper Cefn offers an all too rare opportunity to purchase a historic and unspoilt piece of rural Herefordshire

Prospective purchasers: Upon submitting an offer, we will require by law, proof of ID for all buyers. A picture ID and a separate address ID together with proof of funding.

Services and Considerations Mains electricity, private water, private drainage, oil fired central heating. It is not our company policy to test services and domestic appliances, so we cannot verify that they are in working order. Any matters relating to rights of way should be checked with your solicitor or surveyor. Council tax band D, currently £2,254.41 pa. EPC:E 51/86 . Broadband = Mbps tbc. Tenure freehold.

Directions ///eyelashes.interlude.headings

From Ewyas Harold take the B4347 towards Hay on Wye and continue to Abbeydore passing Dore Abbey on the right-hand side. Take the next left signed to Ewyas Harold Common, go up the hill, bear right and continue for almost a mile. The entrance to Upper Cefn will then be found on the left-hand side and the house on the right hand side of the bottom of the lane.

Marketed by 01432 343800

Brookes Bliss - Hereford

46 Bridge Street, Hereford

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