Hay-on-Wye 9 ½ miles, Hereford 14 miles, Abergavenny 15 miles, Ross-on-Wye 22 miles, Monmouth 23 miles, Bristol <60 miles Road Links: M50 (Jct 4) 23 miles, Newport/M4 40 miles Railway Stations: Hereford & Abergavenny
This property enjoys an enviable rural location secluded in the heart of The Golden Valley; renowned for its outstanding natural beauty and characterised by traditional farmland. The Golden Valley, which follows the course of the River Dore, lies to the south-west of Hereford, flanked by the Black Mountains & Welsh border. The A465 (9 miles) links to the A40 dual carriageway; providing access to the M4/South Wales & Bristol.
Bevans Place is a charming smallholding benefitting from a recently restored period cottage and further complemented by 4.3 acres of useable pastureland and a range of versatile outbuildings and stabling. There is scope, subject to the necessary consents, to extend the house and outbuildings if required. This property has all the attributes to make a fantastic equestrian residence. The period cottage is believed to date from the 18th Century and has recently been sympathetically renovated to create a comfortable and spacious two bedroom home. Recent works include new windows, upgrading & insulating of the roof, new boiler and modern kitchen. The exposed feature fireplace in the sitting room now hosts a fine wood burning stove.
A generous entrance hall leads to the comfortable sitting room with dining area; a new wood burning stove makes this room attractive and welcoming. From the hall, steps lead down to the large fitted kitchen/breakfast room which has fabulous views across the land and over the Golden Valley. Patio doors open to the garden and a rear door opens to the office/study room, leading to the utility room/WC. On the first floor a large landing area leads to two ample sized double bedrooms and family bathroom with tiled floor and walk in shower and a separate W.C room.
The property benefits from ample parking space and access to a yard area and the land. There is a good sized, sheltered lawn garden to the south east of the house. The outbuildings provide 2 stables (12' x 12') with feed store, barn (500 ft²), a workshop (360 ft²) and a detached car port/pole barn (500 ft²).
The property is set in approximately 3.8 Acres of mature, free draining pasture and is ideal for horses and livestock. The land is ring fenced and secure, visible from the house and yard, lying to the north east of the property on gently sloping ground. There is water to the paddocks.
Education - There are state primary schools at Michaelchurch Escley (1 ½ miles) and Peterchurch (2 ½ miles). The state secondary school is the well respected Fairfield High School at Peterchurch. Hereford and Monmouth offer excellent independent schools. More information is available on www.iscis.co.uk for independent schools and www.herefordshire.gov.uk for state schools.
The villages of Michaelchurch Escley, Peterchurch and Kingstone provide for the day-to-day requirements; with post offices, village shops and primary schools. The bustling border town of Hay-on-Wye lies close by to the north and is famous for its annual literary festival. Hereford to the east offers more extensive shopping and recreational amenities. The spectacular surrounding countryside is popular with walkers with The Black Hill nearby, leading onto Offa's Dyke Path. There is plenty of outriding and this is a popular equestrian area.
Mains electricity & water, private septic tank drainage. Oil fired central heating. Good Broadband available.
Local authority & council tax
Herefordshire County Council: 01432 260000 Council Tax: Band "E" - £1,833 (2013/14)
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Fixtures & Fittings
Unless mentioned specifically all fixtures & fittings are excluded from the sale.
By prior appointment via Grant & Co on 01531 637341