Walterstone, Herefordshire

£545,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Occupying a stunning location with extensive and far reaching views, a very versatile detached country property, set-in good-sized gardens of just over half an acre, with a separate barn incorporating a holiday let.

Situation and Description

Barnfield is a 16th century barn conversion and occupies a beautiful and private rural location in south west Herefordshire, on the edge of the Black Mountains, and has a stunning outlook over open countryside. You are within walking distance of the Carpenters Arms with further facilities at the excellent villages of Longtown and Ewyas Harold, which between them offer an excellent range of local services. More extensive facilities are within easy striking distance at Abergavenny, to the south, and at the Cathedral City of Hereford, to the north.

Originally a stone barn, the property was converted in the early 1990 s to create an individual country home in an outstanding location. The accommodation has plenty of character, with exposed stonework and timbers and very comfortable accommodation laid out over two floors. It benefits from oil fired central heating and double glazing. A short distance from the main house is a separate barn which provides extensive workshop and garage space and a clever first floor conversion which provides a one-bedroom holiday let, ideal for creating an additional income. Wherever you are at Barnfield you are conscious of the wonderful backdrop, with open views to both the Black Mountains and the Skirrid.

On arrival, a private drive from the lane leads to an extensive parking and turning area. A front door leads into a side entrance porch and hall with range of fitted cupboards, door to a useful shower room and utility room. The kitchen/breakfast room is well organised and includes a two oven Aga (with separate electric cooker), windows to either end, with lovely views to the front, and character features including an internal window seat and a 16th century mullion window looking through to the dining room. The dining room is ideal for entertaining and leads to a very impressive sitting room, which creates a wonderful space, with a high vaulted ceiling and large stone fireplace with fitted wood burner. Glazed doors lead into a south facing conservatory, which makes the most of the outlook, and also provides access to the gardens.

Also, on the ground floor are two very comfortable bedrooms which overlook the rear gardens and are supported by a well-appointed bathroom with all the usual fittings, including a deep fill bath with shower above. From the dining room a staircase provides access to a third bedroom which has fitted cupboards and its own bathroom.

Outside

Barnfield stands in its own good-sized plot with no immediate neighbours. The gardens are laid mainly to lawn interspersed with a number of different shrubs, trees and floral borders. To the rear there is a further hardstanding area, large enough for a caravan, or motorhome. A small but productive vegetable section provides home produce and the gardens adjoin farmland on three sides.

The separate barn provides another dimension with extensive storage, workshop and garage space and divided into two main sections with doors to the front and side. The building measures approximately 33ft x 30ft overall with light and power and offers scope for a variety of uses.

The annex has its own entrance which leads into an entrance lobby with space for a washing machine and staircase to a first-floor living room and kitchen with two large windows to the front with stunning views to the Skirrid. There is a separate bedroom and shower room making this a very comfortable place for potential guests to stay and an opportunity to create a useful income.

Services and Considerations

Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage. Both house and annex have central heating with separate combination boilers; oil fired for the main house and bottled gas for the annex. 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 F. EPC D. Tenure freehold. Broadband 4G connection.

Directions - WHAT THREE WORDS ///searching.kick.repeated.

From Hereford proceed in a south westerly direction on the A465 signposted to Abergavenny. Continue for approximately 12 miles and on reaching Pontrilas take the second right hand turning to Rowlestone. Continue for 1.5 miles into Rowlestone passing the church on the right-hand side and bear left past the farm buildings and continue down the hill. At the junction bear right for Walterstone and continue on this lane for approximately 2 miles, ignoring the turning for Walterstone Common, and take the next left for Walterstone and Pandy. Continue for a further mile and Barnfield will be found on the left-hand side.

Please note: If you are travelling from Abergavenny, from the south, proceed along the A465 to Pandy and turn left at The Pandy Inn. After 1/3rd of a mile turn right at Green Barn, signposted Carpenters Arms, after 1.5 miles at the Carpenters Arms, continue north and after 1/2 a mile go past a road on the left signposted Longtown and carry on straight to Barnfield, approx. 200m on the right.

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