Cavendish Cottage, Buckcastle Hill, Bridstow, Ross-On-Wye HR9

£335,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
A stone built detached country cottage having A gorgeous south westerly outlook across unspoilt farmland and orchards. In addition to the mature domestic gardens, the cottage is also being sold with an adjoining sloping paddock.

Covered Porch 17’ Living Room with fine views and Woodburning Stove, Dining Room, Kitchen with Rayburn range, Utility/Shower Room & W.C. And further Bathroom & W.C. 15’ Snug with Woodburning Stove, Landing, 2 Bedrooms. Oil Fired Central Heating. Extensive Double Glazing. Unspoilt outlook from virtually all windows. Garage/Workshop. Additional 18’ Outbuilding. Sun Terrace/Decking Balcony. 150’ Garden plus Additional Adjacent Paddock.

Location & DescriptionDespite its wonderful rural seclusion, Cavendish Cottage lies just 3 miles west of the market and tourist town of Ross-on-Wye and the Wye Valley.

The property is primarily of solid stone construction, the original building probably dating from the late Georgian period. Later additions have resulted in a lovely and light living room/studio, and from here, stairs lead down to the greater part of the accommodation.

The principal aspect is to the southwest, and virtually all windows enable the same beautiful outlook across the valley of the Wells Brook, orchards and farmland.

After initial acquisition of the cottage in the late 1970s, the current owner subsequently purchased an additional portion of land from the Duchy of Cornwall Estate. This is linked to the gardens of the cottage via a pedestrian gate and this sloping parcel of land also has a superb mature Perry Pear Tree close to the front boundary..

To those requiring fast access to good communications, the M50 motorway/A40 dual carriageway is accessible within literally minutes drive, and this of course feeds into the National Motorway Network. In detail the property comprises:-

Covered PorchWith double pitched roof, outside light and unspoilt views across nearby orchards and farmland. Part glazed door through to:-

Living Room (approx 5.44m (17'10") x 4.60m (15'1"))Having a superb, unspoilt south westerly outlook across the valley of Wells Brook towards farmland and orchards beyond. Additional double glazed window to rear elevation and double glazed Velux roof light to rear roof slope. Most appealing red wood burning stove complete with hotplate, the stove being positioned on a flagstone hearth. Exposed, ceiling mounted downlighter spots. Fitted carpet. Stairway with wooden newel posts and balustrading leading down to:-

Lower Ground FloorReception Porch with part glazed door having dog/cat flap to exterior. Excellent light admittance from window to stairwell. Under stair log/general storage area. Door to:-

Study/Store Room (approx 3.25m (10'8") x 1.98m (6'6"))With shelving, lighting and fitted carpet. Mdf desking/work surfaces.

Dining Room (approx 4.50m (14'9") x 3.51m (11'6"))The wide forward projecting section of this room having floor to ceiling double glazing to three elevations enabling a delightful rural outlook extending from the open farmland to the south, over the garden to the west, and towards the paddock to the north.

Kitchen (approx 3.05m (10'0") x 3.00m (9'10"))Having superb, bright red Rayburn Nouvelle oil fired range to one wall with shelving over. Floor mounted cupboards and drawers with marble effect, roll edged working surface over. Adjacent pine working surface and recessed shelved storage with glass fronted cupboards above. Range of complementary wall mounted cupboards and ¾ height larder cupboard. Double bowl, single drainer stainless sink with fitted cupboards and drawer beneath. Two double glazed windows to front elevation. Exposed ceiling beams. Vinyl flooring.

Utility Room/Shower Room & W.C. (approx 4.42m (14'6") x 3.07m (10'1"))L Shaped and comprising extra large tiled shower cubicle housing the Mira Sport, instantaneous electric shower. Close coupled low level w.c. In white. Large white Belfast sink with adjacent wooden draining board and shelving beneath. Plumbing for automatic washing machine. High level double glazed window to rear elevation. Ceiling mounted down lighter spots and additional, wooden wall mounted lights. Shelving and coat hooks. Vinyl flooring.

Bathroom & W.C.With panelled bath, low level w.c. And vanity unit comprising wash hand basin with cupboards beneath. Dimplex down draught electric heater. Fitted carpet.

Living Room (approx 4.62m (15'2") x 3.12m (10'3"))A room of character with exposed ceiling beams and exposed stone and brickwork to fireplace wall, the fireplace housing a recessed, matt black Clearview wood burning stove. Fitted carpet. Three double glazed windows, all enabling unspoilt outlook across adjacent countryside. Three, double, wall mounted light fittings and two high level shelves for placement of hifi speakers. Fitted carpet. Carpeted stairs lead up to the:-

First Floor LandingWith fitted carpet to match stair carpet. Double glazed window to front elevation looking out across the valley of the Wells Brook and orchards beyond. Small access hatch to roof void.

Bedroom 1 (approx 3.05m (10'0") x 2.87m (9'5"))With double glazed window enabling beautiful outlook. Roller blind. Extensive fitted wardrobe/storage cupboards to one wall. Additional wall mounted shelving. Fitted carpet. Fine ledged and braced old door through to:-

Bedroom 2 (approx 3.10m (10'2") x 3.05m (10'0"))Again having double glazed window enabling fine outlook. Small access hatch to roof void. Fitted carpet. Please note that this room is approached via Bedroom 1.

OutsideA Gravelled Forecourt/Parking Area enables access to the Single Garage approx. 19’6 x 9’9 and allows space to park in front thereof. The garage is of part breeze block, but principally timber construction, and stands under a double pitched, composite slate roof. There is an internal timber partition and door leading through to a Workshop/Storage Area approx. 9’9 x 5’ and is supplied with fluorescent lighting. The garage has double opening doors to front, and is supplied with both light and power points.

Beyond the garage is a further Stout Wooden Out Building overall max dimensions being approx. 18’ x 8’6. This stands under a mono pitched corrugated iron roof and has three openings to the exterior. Once again, the building is supplied with both light and power. Currently used for log storage and additional items.

Stone steps lead downwards from the garage/parking area, and continue via a flagstone path and stone steps, giving additional direct external access to the lower ground floor.

A gravelled path from here leads to the Brick Paved/Wooden Decking Area which flanks the south western façade of the property, additional access to this area being available directly from the dining room. This L shaped paved/decking area is of overall max dimensions 35’ x 18’, the decking area forming a Balcony on a raised base over the gently sloping grassy garden beneath. Shrubs and plants adjacent to this area include Roses, Kerria, Buddleia, Japonica and many more. A paved pathway leads to a wooden pedestrian gate leading onto the rear approach lane and also enables access to a Lockable Garden Shed which lies in a substantial lean-to fashion against the rear wall of the cottage. Also contained within is the oil fired boiler.

Stone steps near the front corner of the cottage lead from this area down to the Lower Front Garden. This gently sloping area is given over to grass and shrubs, the delineation from above being a fine stone wall with cock and hen coping above. Shrubs and trees fringing this area of garden include Forsythia, Pussy Willow, Flowering Cherry, Conifers and others. The lower front boundary comprises another fine stone boundary wall surmounted by a mixed hedge.

Proceeding northwards, there is a Further Section of Sloping Garden with scattered areas of Daffodils, Primrose, Grape Hyacinth and many other species. Here also are a variety of deciduous trees, some Cherry, together with a Fine Mature Ash Tree against the northern boundary of the garden.

Stone steps lead back up to a higher section of garden and here a stout wooden gate enables access to the Sloping Grassy Paddock which extends in widening fashion to the north, comprising a significant portion of Buckcastle Hill. Planted throughout this area are a number of younger trees, including Flowering Cherry, whilst towards the lower boundary is a Superb Mature Perry Pear Tree. Overall width of the main garden at Cavendish Cottage is approx. 150’, whilst the max depth is approx. X 90’.

The sloping grassy paddock accessed via the pedestrian gate extends to approx. 0.8 of an acre. A covenant on this land will preclude the construction of a dwelling thereon.

ServicesMains electricity and water are connected. Private drainage.

Outgoings: ‘E’ Council Tax Band

EPC rating: ‘E’ (Full EPC Rating available)

To ViewStrictly and only please by prior telephone appointment through Morris Bricknell Chartered Surveyors. Tel: Out of hours, try Norman Bricknell on .

DirectionsLeave the western outskirts of Ross at Wilton Roundabout (bp Service Station) taking the A49 towards Hereford. Carefully take the 2nd right turning as signposted to Hoarwithy. Proceed carefully through the bends taking the 2nd left turning (not Cosy Lane which is easy to miss on your left). Having taken the 2nd left, proceed along this single track road for approx. 1/3 mile, when you will see a cottage called Evolene on the right hand side. Here you have a choice. Either park informally on the area of ground to the left of the lane, and walk up the unmade lane to your right, or alternatively drive up the unmade, single track lane, where Cavendish Cottage is the second property on the left hand side. Pull onto the gravelled parking area in front of the black garage doors.

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Morris Bricknell

Gloucester Road, Ross On Wye, Herefordshire

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