Ross-on-Wye 5 miles, Monmouth 7 miles, Hereford 14 ½ miles, Ledbury 17 miles, Gloucester 23 miles, Cheltenham 30 miles, Bristol 38 miles, Cardiff 43 miles Road Links : M50 (Jct 4) 6½ miles, Severn Bridge 24 miles Railway Stations : Hereford, Gloucester & Newport Airports : Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham (72 miles)
The Grange occupies an idyllic rural location, tucked away within scenic South Herefordshire countryside between the popular market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. The property lies at the edge of the hamlet of Brelston Green; which mainly comprises of pretty period stone houses and cottages, this area offers a rural lifestyle combined with excellent communication links. The A40 is close by providing quick dual carriageway access to the motorway network. The Grange combines a superb period barn conversion set in 16 acres of pastureland and further complemented by purpose built and well-laid out equestrian facilities including both indoor and outdoor arenas; all in a fantastic rural setting.
The Grange - ground floor
A stylish period barn conversion of mainly local stone construction under a slate roof. The property dates from 1809 and was converted in 2003 to a high specification. Creative use has been made of the internal space and large double height windows ensure excellent natural light, as well as taking full advantage of the lovely views. Most of the ground floor has an open plan format providing a large and flexible living space, perfect for modern living and entertaining. Within this area is a fully equipped kitchen and dining room, steps lead down to the spacious sitting room. Centrally located within this area is a Rocal wood burning stove, creating a fantastic focal point. Other notable features are the tiled floor and wrought iron spiral staircase leading to a galleried landing, overlooking the sitting room. Also on the ground floor is a reception hall, study and utility room plus cloak room.
There are 4 bedrooms on the first floor all with pine floors and most with fitted wardrobes. The master bedroom suite is accessed off the galleried landing and benefits from an en suite bathroom. This practical and energy efficient property benefits from solar photovoltaic electricity panels which generates a projected annual reverse tariff payment of £1,150 pa.
Garaging & garden
A gated entrance provides access and leads into a sheltered courtyard, here there is ample parking and a period stone barn providing a triple garage and secure workshop with power and light. Beyond the parking area steps lead to the lawned garden behind a retaining stone wall. There are sheltered seating areas within the garden and a paved terrace adjoining the house, designed for alfresco dining.
The equestrian facilities
The facilities have been purpose built and practically designed including quick access from the house and a separate lorry access, with large level surfaced parking area. The stabling and indoor school are all contained within a modern steel framed barn of block and timber clad construction (31m x 19m overall). Two full height roller doors provide access and security to the indoor school and stables. The indoor arena with silica sand surface extends to 30.5m x 10.6m and has internal doors linking directly to the stable area.
There are 6 internal stables (each 15' x 12') all with automatic water drinkers, swivel feeders and built in hay racks. There is also a secure tack/feed room. A wide passage in front of the stables provides ample dry forage storage and access to the paddocks.
Outdoor arena & Land
Close to the American barn is the newly constructed outdoor arena (40m x20m) with woodchip surface. The land immediately around the stables and arena is divided into manageable post and rail, level paddocks. The remainder of the land is a secluded valley with the Luke Brook running through and mature woodland marking the north eastern boundary.
General information - education
Education There is an excellent range of both state and private schools in the locality. Primary schooling is at Whitchurch & Goodrich. Secondary state schools are at Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth Comprehensive. Well respected independent schools for the area include the Monmouth Haberdashers and Hereford Cathedral School. The Malvern, Gloucester, Worcester and Cheltenham schools are also within sensible driving distances. More information is available on www.isc.co.uk and www.herefordshire.gov.uk
The attractive market town of Ross-on-Wye is conveniently within 5 miles. Located on the banks of the River Wye and characterised by timber framed Elizabethan buildings, Ross provides a good range of independent shops. More extensive retail, leisure and cultural facilities are within easy reach at Monmouth, Hereford, Cheltenham and Cardiff. The area provides a wealth of sporting and recreational facilities; the Wye Valley provides many fine walks as well as fishing and water sports.
The region is renowned for its significant equestrian industry; racecourses are at Hereford, Cheltenham (home to National Hunt Racing) Chepstow and Ludlow. Equestrian centres and show grounds within easy driving distance include: Three Counties Show ground, The Wales & West Showground (David Broome), Hartpury Equestrian College, Summerhouse and Gracelands Equestrian Centres.
Hereford County Council - 01432 260000
Mains electricity; supplemented by Solar Panel Photovoltaic System, mains water. Oil fired central heating, wood burning stove. Septic tank drainage.
Council tax band
F - £2,147.24 (2012)
Right of way
A footpath runs along the Northwest boundary of the land, please refer to the sale plan for the route.
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Plans, areas & schedules
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Fixtures & Fittings
Unless mentioned specifically all fixtures & fittings are excluded from the sale.
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