Summary of Features
Substantial Georgian farmhouse (3,969 sq ft)
6 double bedrooms, 4 en-suite plus a family bathroom
2 generous receptions, spacious kitchen/breakfast room
Study, downstairs WC and rear hall & cellar
Detached 2-bedroom cottage with garden (914 sq ft)
Detached, period oak barn with PP (1,785 sq ft)
3 bay garage with loft and garden store (796 sq ft)
Mileages: Newent 1½ miles, Ross-on-Wye 8½ miles, Ledbury 9 miles, Gloucester 12 miles, Malvern 16 miles, Cheltenham 18½ miles, Hereford 20½ miles, Worcester 32½ miles, Birmingham 60 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 3) <3½ miles, M50 (Jct 2) 1o½ miles, M5 (Jct 11A) 14½ miles.
Railway: Ledbury, Gloucester
Airport: Bristol (55 miles), Birmingham (66 miles)
Oxenhall is a small, rural hamlet, 1 mile from Newent, situated almost equidistant between Ledbury and the picturesque and historic market town of Ross-on-Wye. Surrounded by beautiful countryside denoted by rolling valleys, apple orchards and vineyards associated with this rural region. This secluded location offers an idyllic, pastoral quality of life with excellent access to commuter links and the larger towns and cities in the locality, all within easy travelling distances.
Hilters Farmhouse is a fine example of a Georgian farmhouse, originally thought to date to 1770, with a later addition added in the 1820's. There are records dating back to the Domesday Book confirming a property on this site since the 11th century. Part of the property is situated over three floors.
A covered porch opens to the welcoming hallway, which retains the beautiful original elm floorboards, and the two principal reception rooms which are accessed either side of the hall, a traditional design of Georgian architecture.
Both the sitting and dining rooms have great proportions, high ceilings, exposed beams, and fabulous large arched windows which flood these rooms with light. An inglenook fireplace in the sitting room is fitted with a Jetmaster fire and retains the original quarry tiling. There is a traditional open fire in the dining room where there is a lovely oak floor.
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A doorway leads off the main hall to the cellar, which is largely dry and offers good scope for alternative uses, such as a wine cellar.
The spacious kitchen/breakfast room forms the heart of this wonderful period property. The bespoke, oak fitted kitchen offers ample storage and has a range of integrated appliances, including an electric fan oven, a combi-microwave, an LPG hob, and an integrated dishwasher and fridge.
The breakfast room offers a more informal dining space. A cosy ambience is created by the wood burning stove and there is direct access to the patio terrace and garden.
A study leads off the breakfast room and through to the good-sized utility room which provides space for appliances. There is a Belfast sink with fitted cupboards providing further storage.
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An oak spindle staircase leads to the first floor, where there are 4 spacious double bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities.
The main bedroom is very generously proportioned with a great outlook and a large en-suite with walk-in Matki shower, Villeroy and Boch fittings and Porcelanosa tiles. There is also a fabulous walk-in wardrobe fitted with hanging space, drawers, and footwear storage.
The staircase leads on to the second floor, where there are 2 further bedrooms, a family bathroom and a hobby room. The bedrooms provide scope for a range of other uses, such as a complete bedroom/guest suite, workspace or a teenage zone.
All the bedrooms are light with high ceilings and most enjoy super views over the surrounding rural landscape.
A second staircase leads from the rear hall to first floor.
The Cider Barn
The Cider Barn is a detached cottage situated at the rear of the main house. This dwelling was converted from a traditional barn in 2007 and provides independent or ancillary living space - perfect for extended family, guests or, indeed, for use as a studio, office, or income generation.
There are two double bedrooms to the first floor, one with en-suite walk-in shower plus a separate bathroom.
To the ground floor there is a spacious, light sitting room with an electric stove, oak flooring and an oak staircase. A bespoke fitted stairlift provides disabled access along with wheelchair friendly doors.
A smart, country-style fitted kitchen/breakfast room benefits from a double Belfast-style sink and an integrated electric oven with LPG hob. There is a separate utility and downstairs WC.
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Converted to a high specification, the Cider Barn is fully insulated and is complemented by exposed beams, oak framed double glazed windows, under floor heating to the ground floor with radiators to the first floor and has a dedicated broadband and phone line.
Adjacent to the cottage is a pretty, courtyard garden with a small lawn, patio seating area and raised flower borders.
There is a traditional, period brick and oak framed, two-storey barn offering great scope for conversion. This building has been re-roofed with planning permission crystalised, for holiday accommodation to the first floor and storage below - reference: PO246/04/COU.
Hilters Farmhouse is approached via a hedge-lined, private drive, which leads to a circular driveway at the front of the property, where there is ample parking and a brick-built three-bay garage with automatic doors. The garage also has a storage room above, which provides a useful and flexible space. A small attached building to the side of the garage provides a secure garden store
The mature gardens to the front of the property are planted with a variety of trees, shrubs and flowering plants, providing year-round interest, with a small pond, stream and waterfall as an additional feature.
A terraced patio to the rear of the property provides a secluded and private seating area, overlooking the garden and perfect for seasonal dining/entertaining. There is also a tool shed and workshop plus external access to the cellar.
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Steps lead up to a large, enclosed level lawn, part of which forms a croquet lawn and is complemented by established borders interspersed with a variety of trees and shrubs including silver birch, conifers and cherry with beech hedging and an ancient perry pear tree.
From the croquet lawn, a wooden pedestrian gate leads through to an orchard, which is planted with a range of fruit trees, including various varieties of apple, plum, pear, greengage, and apricot. The orchard is naturally kept with mown paths amongst the wildflowers, including the Dymock daffodil.
A further area of garden is used for raised veg beds and a large soft fruit cage which is planted with gooseberries, raspberries and strawberries. A greenhouse, cold frame and compost bins complete this area.
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To the east side of the house is a cobbled and brick paved courtyard, with feature well and pump, and a sheltered seating area with vine-covered pergola. With access to the barn and to the front drive and garage, this sun trap area is complemented by planted shrubs and a mature fig tree.
Mains electricity & water, private drainage (Biodigester treatment plant). Underground LPG tank (2,000 lt) servicing the central heating, combi boiler.
All windows (except 2 refurbished historic leaded windows) have been replaced with arched hardwood, double-glazed frames.
Fibre broadband is connected, circa 11 MBPS d/l.
Forest of Dean District Council: 01594 810000.
House: Band "G" (£3,385 for 2023/24).
This property is not Listed.
House - Rated "F". The Cider Barn - Rated "D".
Primary: Newent, Pauntley, Dymock.
Secondary: Newent. Further information is available at: www.fdean.gov.uk
Independent: Gloucester, Malvern, Cheltenham, Hereford & Worcester have some outstanding independent schools. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk
Oxenhall has a thriving community with the village hall being the centre of this pretty rural hamlet, with various community events taking place throughout the year. There is a Church and Newent Cricket Club has its grounds nearby. The area is generally well known for its walking and the abundance of wild daffodils, providing a stunning spring display. The nearby market town of Newent provides a good range of local amenities, including two supermarkets, a GP's surgery, schools and, more recently, a quality restaurant, The Wye Inn, from the renowned chef Andrew Sheridan. The historic, riverside town of Ross-on-Wye offers a wider range of amenities to meet most day-today requirements, including a supermarket and a variety of independent shops, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, with Labels Outlet shopping complex just over 5 miles away. Ledbury also offers similar amenities, with more comprehensive retail and cultural facilities found in Gloucester and Cheltenham.
Many fine walks, cycle rides, water sporting and outdoor activities are accessible both locally in the Wye Valley and in the popular Forest of Dean, which became the country's first National Forest Park in 1938 and is England's largest oak forest. Golf courses are available at Newent, Dymock, Ross-on-Wye and Upton Bishop (South Herefordshire Golf Club). Rugby, Rowing, Tennis & Cricket clubs are available in Newent, Dymock, Ross-on-Wye, and Ledbury. Nearby, the Three Choirs Vineyard has a good restaurant and offers tours and wine tasting events, and the renowned Malvern Hills are within easy reach.
From Newent: At the crossroad junction of the B4215 (lights), turn left on to the Ross Road and after 150 metres, take the first right into Horsefair Lane. Continue on this lane for 1.25 miles in total, passing the church and village hall on your right side. The property will be found about 0.40 miles after the turning by the church/village hall, turn right down a signed private drive.
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