Strangford, Ross-On-Wye HR9

£825,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Location

Strangford End lies within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is positioned just under 4 miles north of Ross-on-Wye and the M50 motorway. Despite this incredibly accessible location, the setting is wonderfully tranquil and commands a stunning rural outlook across rolling farmland. Ledbury, Colwall, Malvern and Hereford are all within striking distance, whilst the M50 motorway/A40 dual carriageway, accessed within 10 minutes drive, gives first class communication to the national motorway network.

Description

Strangford End comprises a most appealing, three reception, five bedroom Period Country House set in approx. 1.75 acres of garden and grounds, scattered around which are many beautiful mature deciduous trees, with two ancient Scots Pine to the eastern boundary.

As one approaches, the stone built elevation which greets one is probably the older part of the house, whilst the south easterly façade we believe dates from the Regency period.

Since acquiring the property in recent years, the current owners have carried out extensive refurbishment works, and the property now offers elegant and spacious accommodation with many fine features. These include some lovely fireplaces, panelled doors, picture rails and fine cornicing to ceilings in several rooms. The wide bay windows in the drawing room and dining room allow the light to absolutely flood into these rooms, lending the property a wonderful ambience. Attention to detail in the decorating and presentation has been considerable. Wall colours are those of Farrow and Ball, with wall papers by Osborne and Little and Colefax and Fowler. The bathroom lights are by Jim Lawrence, and the kitchen tiles by Fired Earth.

Beneath the property is a 24' cellar, whilst the central heating is from a brand new, oil fired boiler. The accommodation in total extends to well over 2,000 sq.ft excluding the cellar. The accompanying floor plan details both the layout and room dimensions.

Of historical interest

One of the former owners of the property was the Townsend family, whose son, Group Captain Peter Townsend had a close and well known association with Princess Margaret during the middle part of the 20th Century. One of the residents in the vicinity remembers the family well!

Gardens, grounds & outbuildings

A long, tarmacadam approach drive runs along the western boundary of the property, sweeping around in front of the old stone farmhouse section, and providing a Generous Tarmacadam Courtyard/Parking Area of overall max dimensions approx. 70' x 60'.

Positioned a little to the east of the courtyard is the Brick and Timber Outbuilding. This is of overall max. Dimensions approx. 33' x 27', the main brick section standing under a double pitched, recently re-laid composite slate roof. The building has potential for conversion to e.g. Granny Annexe/Home Office, but currently comprises Two Garages, each with double wooden doors to front, and both with power. In one of the garages, there is a narrow wooden stairway leading up to a First Floor Loft Area. Also included within the building is a Home Office approx. 11' x 10' and having windows to both south east looking across the Wye valley and to the south west looking across the grounds. Light and power. Around to the rear of the building are Two Further Storage Sheds, approx. 32' x 9'6 in total, each with an individual door to exterior.

To the south east of the house is a Neat, Level Lawn with a Fine Mature Lime Tree to the south west corner and having terrific views from the front boundary across farmland towards Ross-on-Wye. To the east of the lawn is an Old Wooden Summer House. A mature Beech hedge to the south western side of the house delineates the front garden from the Superb Level Paddock which lies to the north of the tarmacadam courtyard and hereupon are a considerable number of Mature Deciduous Trees, species including Walnut, Sycamore, Apple, both cooking and eating, Pear and Plum. Positioned close to the eastern boundary are two impressive Scots Pine trees and a further Sycamore. Positioned close to the rear boundary is a Timber and Corrugated Iron Field Shelter/Log Store. Positioned to the north eastern corner of this area of ground, outside the boundary, is a large pond. Although not in the ownership of Strangford End, the presence of water and wildlife adjacent is a most attractive feature.

Although Strangford End owns the whole of the freehold of the approach drive, there is a vehicular right of way over the first portion of the drive for a neighbour, and a pedestrian right of way on a later portion of the drive for another property.

Services

Mains electricity and water are connected. Private drainage.

Outgoings: ‘F' Council Tax Band

EPC rating: (Full EPC Rating available)

to view

Strictly and only please by prior telephone appointment through Morris Bricknell Tel: Directions

Leave the western outskirts of Ross at Wilton roundabout (bp Service station) taking the A49 towards Hereford. After only 100yards take the first right turning sign posted Sellack and Foy. After 1.7 miles, turn right as indicated to Foy and almost immediately thereafter turn left as indicated to Strangford. Proceed up this country lane, flanked by beautiful mature Oak trees, carefully turning right at the next junction. Continue slowly past the cottages on your right, and you will see the entrance drive to Strangford End on your right.

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Arrange viewing 01989 218003

Morris Bricknell

Gloucester Road, Ross On Wye, Herefordshire

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