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The Beddw Farm
The Beddw Farm, Dorstone, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR3 6AD
A beautifully secluded hillside smallholding with stunning views and enchanting grounds, set in 37 acres.
  • Genuine unadulterated smallholding.
37.00 Acres Guide price £695,000
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Key Features
  • Traditional stone farmhouse in magical rural location, with stunning views
  • 4 bedroom period property in need of modernisation (1,585 sq ft)
  • Attached dairy, store & detached stone barn with great potential
  • Stock proof permanent pasture with wooded valley, river and waterfalls

Summary of Features

Traditional stone farmhouse in magical rural location, with stunning views
Period property in need of modernisation (1,585 sq ft)
4 bedrooms, family bathroom, 3 receptions
Open plan living/day room with wood burning stove, opening to a modest kitchen
Original dairy and stone store adjoining house with good scope to incorporate (219 sq ft)
Attractive detached stone barn adjacent to house, with great potential (+833 sq ft)
Stock proof permanent pasture with wooded valley, river and waterfalls


In all about 37 Acres.


Mileages: Dorstone 1 mile, Peterchurch 4½ miles, Hay-on-Wye 6 miles, Hereford 16½ miles, Abergavenny 23 miles, Ross on Wye & Monmouth 28 miles, Cheltenham 50 miles, Cardiff 57 miles, Birmingham & Bristol 74 miles.
Road: M50 (Jct 4) 27 miles, M4 (Jct 24) 46 miles
Railway: Hereford, Abergavenny, Leominster
Airports: Cardiff, Bristol & Birmingham


The Beddw Farm is situated in a delightful, rural location with stunning, elevated and uninterrupted views over its land and the surrounding countryside. The Parish of Dorstone lies within a sought after area of The Golden Valley, in west Herefordshire, close to the Welsh Marches. This property affords a desirable and pastoral quality of life whilst situated just a mile from the pretty village of Dorstone, and close to Peterchurch and Hay-on-Wye.

The Beddw Farm

The Beddw Farm is an attractive country smallholding in an idyllic location with a wonderful sense of peace and tranquillity, with a myriad of birdsong and wildlife. The house is believed to date from the mid 1800's, built of traditional stone under a slate roof and has been in the same ownership for over 60 years. An original and unadulterated traditional farm, this property provides a blank canvas for refurbishment or redevelopment.
4 bedrooms with delightful southerly views and a family bathroom
Cosy living room with wood burner and adjacent kitchen
2 further reception rooms with open fires
Adjoining dairy and store with scope for further development
Original flagstone floors throughout the ground floor
This property will benefit from investment and modernisation

The Outside

The elevated position and environment are quite magical, with ancient woodland, a river valley and waterfalls. The uninterrupted views are said to have inspired CS Lewis's Narnia. The Beddw is idyllically situated at the top of a long private drive, surrounded by its own land, providing a mixture of grazing, woodland and amenity land.


A detached traditional stone barn (833 sq ft) is located adjacent to the end of the farmhouse attached outbuilding. The barn is fairly derelict but offers great potential to create additional accommodation or to link with the existing house, subject to planning permission.

The Land

This truly is a magical and extremely private farm with no public paths, nearby roads or power cables, save for supply to the house and the next farm. The land is located within a ring-fenced block, in a private river valley and is mostly sloping land but with several more level fields above the farmhouse. The land consists of a number of stock fenced paddocks (about 28 acres) interspersed with areas of traditional, ancient, native woodland (some 9 acres) and is divided by a river flowing through the valley. This picturesque river has a series of waterfalls and runs the full length of the land, providing a water source for livestock.In total, the land amounts to some 37 Acres.


Mains electricity, private spring water supply (unfiltered) and private drainage to a septic tank. Water is heated by a back boiler to the wood burning stove plus an immersion heater. There is no central heating.

Basic Payment Scheme

The land is registered for the BPS and the vendor has submitted a claim for the 2020 year. We understand there are 12 entitlements, which will be transferred with the sale.Broadband: Standard BT landline is connected.

Council Tax

Band "D" (£1,921 for 2020/21).

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 860000.


This property is not Listed.


Rated "G".


Primary: Peterchurch, Clifford (5½ miles) & Clyro (7 miles). For more information visit: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Secondary: Peterchurch & Kingstone (11 miles). For more information visit: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Independent: Hereford, Monmouth & Brecon have some excellent Independent schools. More choices are available further afield. For more information visit: www.isc.co.uk


The nearby village of Dorstone has a thriving local community, with a village hall, Church and a local pub, The Pandy Inn. The DFR (Dorstone Front Room) is a community hub/café offering coffee, tea, cakes, with a gallery and local crafts available for sale. Peterchurch provides a doctors surgery, village shop and post office and the highly sought after Fairfield High school. The renowned market town of Hay-on-Wye is a short drive away and offers a wider range of shopping and cultural facilities. It is well-known for its artisan food shops, cafe's, bookshops, cinema and the annual internationally acclaimed Hay Literature Festival. More extensive retail opportunities are available in Hereford, Cheltenham & Cardiff.


This region is celebrated for its stunning natural beauty, picturesque walks, cycle rides, fishing and excellent outriding, with an array of historical monuments and castles to explore within the locality. The famed Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival and the Abergavenny Food Festival are both easily accessible. The extensive, picturesque Black mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park are on your doorstep.

Additional Information

This property is blissfully quiet with no noise or light pollution leading to an amazing night sky.




Please contact the Agent for directions.


By prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.

Agents Notes

Grant & Co and their clients give notice that:1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. The Agents have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Fixtures & Fittings Unless mentioned specifically all fixtures & fittings are excluded from the sale.