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- 5 Bedrooms
- 5 Bathrooms
- 3 Reception Rooms
- Unique Country Estate
- Affording Sweeping Views Across Wye Valley Toward Marcle Ridge
- Impressive Range Of Residential Dwellings
- Beautiful Grounds Extending To Approx 11 ACRES
- Fishing Rights
- Inspection Essential
A Fine Opportunity To Purchase A Unique Country Estate Situated In A Delightful Rural Location Amidst Unspoilt Countryside Enjoying Superb Far Reaching Views Across The Wye Valley Toward Marcle Ridge Comprising A Detached Three Bedroomed Property With Adjoining Two Bedroomed Annexe, Two Bedroomed Lodge, Complex Of Seven Individual Cottages And Beautifully Maintained Grounds Enjoying Riverside Frontage Extending In Total To Approximately 11 ACRES. EPC D.
Location & Description
Wye Lea Estate is situated within an area of outstanding natural beauty in the hamlet of Bridstow, which has a church and primary school, and is close to excellent road links via the A40 to South Wales and Gloucestershire, and the M50 linking to the M5 and the motorway system to all parts of the country. The area is renowned for its unspoilt beauty and recreational facilities including golf, shooting, fishing and hunting. The charming town of Ross on Wye is only 2 miles distant, Hereford and Ledbury approx 13 miles, and Monmouth approx. 10 miles. There is also easy access to the Wye Valley, Goodrich, Symonds Yat and the Welsh Borders. Birmingham and Bristol airports are also easily accessible.
Wye Lea Estate offers an opportunity to purchase a unique country estate nestled within the heart of the Herefordshire countryside affording superb sweeping views across the Wye Valley toward Marcle Ridge. Wye Lea Estate has been in the ownership of the current vendor for over 30 years and comprises an impressive complex of residential dwellings offering appeal to a diverse range of prospective buyers seeking a substantial family home with a significant income. WYE LEA The main residence, Wye Lea House has undergone a vast scheme of refurbishment in recent years. The property has been completely redesigned to offer versatile and flexible three bedroomed accommodation with contemporary fixtures and fittings. The ground floor comprises a spacious entrance hall, living room with feature wood burning stove, garden room, study, dining room, well equipped breakfast kitchen, impressive 29ft games room, utility and boot room. There are also two double bedrooms on the ground floor (both en suite), which enjoy their own external access and could be adapted to create self contained units if desired. The master suite occupies the first floor with a dressing room, en suite bathroom, WC and balcony, which acts as a terrific viewing platform with sweeping views across the surrounding countryside. ANNEXE Adjoining Wye Lea, there is a two bedroomed self contained annexe, ideal for those with dependant relatives or a growing family. The accommodation comprises an entrance hall, living room, breakfast kitchen, bedroom with en suite shower room, further double bedroom and bathroom. The annexe enjoys its own area of garden and has two allocated parking spaces. The whole property is double glazed with underfloor heating throughout. WYE LEA LODGE Within the grounds of the estate there is a single storey lodge comprising a large sitting room with log burning stove, well fitted kitchen dining room and two double en suite bedrooms (one en suite is a wet room with shower). Outside, The Lodge enjoys an area of garden predominantly laid to lawn with an attractive patio and driveway parking for two vehicles. The Lodge benefits from oil fired central heating and drainage is to a private sewerage system. WYE LEA COTTAGES The cottages comprise a small complex of two/three bedroomed individual cottages with a total of 11 units of which 7 remain in the ownership of the Wye Lea Estate, which also owns the freehold interest in the development. The properties were constructed in 1990 originally as part of a holiday complex but more recently have been made available to occupants aged 55 and over. The 7 cottages still in the ownership of Wye Lea Estate are currently let under assured shorthold tenancies and produce a gross income of approximately £58,000 per annum exclusive. Full details of rents and agreements are available from the Agent's Ledbury office. All of the cottages have their own private front and rear gardens and two allocated parking spaces. There is also parking for visitors. Although close enough to facilitate easy management, the grounds have been carefully landscaped to ensure privacy, peace and seclusion for Wye Lea House. GROUNDS Occupying a convenient yet secluded and tranquil position, Wye Lea Estate is approached by automated vehicular gates leading to a sweeping driveway flanked on both sides by mature trees. The grounds belonging to the estate have been thoughtfully landscaped to include large seating terraces and formal manicured lawns surrounded by borders stocked full with a variety of plants and shrubs to create a vivid splash of colour throughout the year. Within the grounds there is an impressive giant chess and chequer set together with an established vegetable patch, greenhouse and several useful sheds. The estate enjoys a riverside frontage with gently sloping areas of paddock and woodland leading to the river bank and full fishing rights upstream for approximately one mile. WYE LEA FISHERY The River Wye is the fifth longest river in the UK and was described by Sir Peter Scott as the best mixed fishery in the country. The fishery comprises 1 mile of single bank fishing on the west bank. There are 6 named salmon pools and numerous fishing cribs. There is an excellent head of coarse fish, particularly barbell, chub carp and pike. Access is via a service road, across the paddocks from Wye Lea House to the southern end of the beat. There is also access through the grounds of a neighbouring estate and through the picnic site at the top end of the beat. The fishery is not run on a commercial basis, but still makes an income of £6,000 - £8,000 per annum based on a regular number of anglers visiting. There is serious potential for greater commercial activity if desired.
WYE LEA HOUSE
Outside light. Solid wood entrance door.
Recessed spotlights, exposed stone walls. Solid wood door with two opaque glazed side panels and fitted coir matting.
Entrance Hall - 18ft 10in (5.58m) × 8ft 3in (2.48m)
Recessed spotlights, coving, telephone point. Solid oak staircase with glass balustrade panels and built in bookcase underneath leading to the first floor. Door to inner hall (described later). Doors to
Living Room - 18ft 8in (5.58m) × 20ft 5in (6.2m)
Recessed spotlights, coving, wall lights, TV point, wood effect flooring. Fireplace with inset Stovax wood burning stove and polished granite hearth. Bi-fold doors opening onto an attractive paved terrace enjoying beautiful far reaching views across open countryside. Doors to
Garden Room - 19ft 6in (5.89m) × 7ft 4in (2.17m)
Part vaulted ceiling, central light, wall lights, wood effect flooring. Two sets of French patio doors leading to the garden.
Study - 16ft 1in (4.96m) × 7ft 4in (2.17m)
Rear facing window, recessed spotlights, coving, telephone point, wood effect flooring. Built in cupboards at either end with shelving.
Dining Room - 20ft 2in (6.2m) × 10ft 7in (3.1m)
Front facing window, two ceiling lights, coving, wall lights, wood effect flooring. Part glazed door to
Breakfast Kitchen - 21ft 1in (6.51m) × 11ft 1in (3.41m)
Fitted with a contemporary range of cream high gloss floor and wall mounted units including deep pan drawers with work surface over and pull out larder cupboard. Inset one and a half stainless steel sink drainer unit with tiled surrounds. The kitchen is equipped with Miele integrated appliances including a DISHWASHER, OVEN and STEAM OVEN with WARMING DRAWER and FRIDGE FREEZER. A particular feature of the kitchen is a central island with inset Miele INDUCTION HOB with Elica COOKER HOOD OVER and further cupboard storage. Two front facing windows, recessed spotlights, coving, TV point, wood effect flooring. Glazed door to outside. Door to
Strip light, coving, light tube, space for coat hooks. Doors to
Utility Room - 12ft 3in (3.72m) × 8ft 7in (2.48m)
Fitted with a further matching range of floor and wall mounted units with work surface over, inset stainless steel sink and tiled surrounds. Space and plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer. Side facing window, two strip lights, tiled effect floor.
Two external doors, space for coats hooks, half height tiled walls, tiled floor. Door to shower enclosure. Door to garage (described later).
First Floor Landing
Velux roof light, central light, recessed spotlight. Access to eaves storage. Door to
Master Bedroom Suite - 14ft 10in (4.34m) × 13ft 1in (4.03m)
Velux roof light, central light, recessed spotlights, air con unit, TV point. Access to eaves storage. French doors opening onto a balcony enjoying beautiful far reaching views across open countryside.
Ensuite Bathroom - 8ft 9in (2.48m) × 9ft 3in (2.79m)
Contemporary white suite comprising panel bath with hand held shower attachment, walk in shower enclosure, vanity wash hand basin with mirrored cabinet above, low level WC, bidet. Ceiling lights, extractor fan, shaver socket, cupboard with shelving, chrome ladder style towel rail, tiled walls, tiled effect floor.
Velux roof light, vanity wash hand basin with mirror and vanity lights over, low level WC. Recessed spotlight, extractor fan, chrome ladder style towel rail, tiled walls, tiled effect floor.
Window, ceiling lights, space for hanging rails and shelving.
Ground Floor Inner Hall
Recessed spotlights, light tube, cupboard housing hot water tank, cupboard housing underfloor heating controls for bedrooms 2 and 3 and games room. Doors to
Comprising vanity wash hand basin with mirror and light over, low level WC. Recessed spotlights, extractor fan, chrome ladder style towel rail, tiled walls, tiled effect floor.
Light tube, strip light, built in cupboard with underflooring heating controls. Wall mounted Halstead oil fired central heating boiler. Stainless steel sink, stainless steel work surface and shelving. Coat hooks. Door to outside.
Bedroom 2 / Guest Suite - 16ft 5in (4.96m) × 14ft 2in (4.34m)
Ideal as a self contained guest suite with its own external access and kitchenette (14' x 5'6") which is fitted with a range of wall and floor mounted units with work surface over, inset stainless steel sink drainer unit and tiled surrounds. The kitchen area is fitted with several integrated appliances including an electric OVEN with 4-ring electric HOB, DISHWASHER and a WASHER/DRYER. Side facing window, ceiling light, coving, wall lights, telephone point, TV point, wood effect flooring. Patio doors leading to outside seating terrace enjoying wonderful far reaching views across the surrounding countryside.
Ensuite Bathroom - 10ft 4in (3.1m) × 8ft 11in (2.48m)
Contemporary suite comprising panel bath with hand held shower attachment, walk in shower enclosure, vanity wash hand basin with mirrored cabinet over, low level WC, bidet. Ceiling lights, light tube, extractor fan, chrome ladder style towel rail, tiled walls, tiled effect floor.
Bedroom 3 - 18ft (5.58m) × 14ft 8in (4.34m)
Two side facing windows, ceiling light, coving, wall light, telephone point, TV point, wood effect flooring. Patio door to outside terrace and gardens. Door to
Ensuite Bathroom - 6ft 7in (1.86m) × 10ft 3in (3.1m)
Contemporary suite comprising panel bath with hand held shower attachment, walk in shower enclosure, vanity wash hand basin with mirrored cabinet over, low level WC, bidet. Side facing window, ceiling lights, extractor fan, chrome ladder style towel rail, tiled walls, tiled effect floor.
Games Room - 29ft 7in (8.99m) × 17ft 7in (5.27m)
Side facing window, recessed spotlights, TV point, wood effect flooring. Door to outside.
DOUBLE GARAGE (26 x 18'08") with electric roller door and access to roof space. SINGLE GARAGE (25'07" x 15'01" max) with electric roller door.
Outside Light. UPVC front door with glazed side panel.
Wood effect flooring with inset coir matwell. Cupboards housing underfloor heating controls/ pipework and hot water cylinder.
Sitting Room - 12ft 5in (3.72m) × 17ft 4in (5.27m)
Feature fireplace with slate hearth and wood burning stove. UPVC double glazed sliding patio doors to front and window to side. Central ceiling light and wall lights. Coving to ceiling. Telephone and TV points.
Breakfast/Kitchen - 12ft (3.72m) × 10ft 6in (3.1m)
Fitted with a range of contemporary oak shaker style units comprising wall and base cupboards with work top over. One and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and tiled surrounds. Integrated electric over with four ring electric hob over. Cooker hood with extractor. Plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Space for fridge freezer. Wall mounted LPG central heating boiler. Double glazed window to rear. Recessed ceiling spot lights. Tile effect flooring.
Bedroom 1 - 13ft 1in (4.03m) × 10ft 5in (3.1m)
UPVC double glazed window to front. Wood effect flooring. Wall lights. Coving to ceiling. Door to:
Ensuite Shower Room
Fitted with a white suite comprising low level WC and wash hand basin with glass shelf and mirror over with vanity light. Shower cubicle with power shower and tiled surrounds. Chrome ladder radiator. Tile effect flooring. Recessed ceiling spot lights. Extractor fan. UPVC double glazed window to front.
Fitted with a white suite comprising a panel bath, low level WC and wash hand basin with glass shelf and mirror over with vanity light. Chrome ladder radiator. Extractor fan. Tile effect flooring.
Bedroom 2 - 13ft 1in (4.03m) × 8ft 7in (2.48m)
UPVC double glazed window to rear. Wood effect flooring. Wall lights. Door to garage(main house).
To the front and side of the annexe is an area of private garden laid to lawn with a high beech hedge boundary. Access to the annexe is via a block paved driveway with parking for two vehicles.
WYE LEA COTTAGES
Wye Lea Estate owns the freehold to all the cottages, which are held on 999 year leases subject to a ground rent of £125 per annum. Occupation of the cottages is restricted to an age group of 55+ for at least one of the occupants. The four properties which have been sold contribute toward the maintenance and management costs. Each cottage has two allocated parking spaces. The seven cottages comprise:
Blueberry, Chestnut, Finch and Brock
Each comprising an Entrance Hall, Sitting Room 15'3 x 14'1 maximum, Kitchen 8'7 x 8'3 with fitted units including hob, cooker and dishwasher. On the first floor: Landing, Bedroom 1 10'5 x 8'8 with En Suite Bathroom. Bedroom 2 10'11 x 8'8, Shower Room.
Each cottage is set in its own area of garden which incorporates a garden shed or storage container.
A semi detached cottage of attractive stone construction. The property comprises: Entrance Porch, Entrance Hall, Sitting Room 17'7 x 11', Dining Room 9' x 8;, Kitchen 8'3 x 8'1 with cooker, hob and dishwasher. On the first floor: Landing, Bedroom 1 17'7 x 11' with En Suite Shower Room, Bedroom 2 17'8 x 8'2, Bathroom.
An area of garden incorporating a garden shed.
A semi detached cottage of attractive stone construction. The property comprises: Entrance Porch, Entrance Hall, Sitting Room 17'4 x 14' maximum, Dining Room 10'6 plus alcove x 9'3, Kitchen 8' x 8' with cooker, hob and dishwasher. On the first floor: Landing, Bedroom 1 18'8 x 10'3 with En Suite Bathroom. Bedroom 2 14'2 maximum x 10'11 with En Suite Bathroom.
An area of garden incorporating a garden shed.
A detached cottage comprising: Entrance Porch, Sitting Room 20'2 x 15'4, Dining Room 15'5 x 10', Kitchen 12'4 x 9'7 with hob, cooker and dishwasher. On the first floor: Landing, Bedroom 1 14'2 x 10'4 with En Suite Shower Room, Bedroom 2 12'6 x 12'6, Bedroom 3 10'5 x 10'3, Bathroom.
Good sized area of garden with garden shed.
Each cottage is connected to mains electricity and water, heating is gas fired (LPG) and all are wired for TV and satellite. Drainage is to a shared private system.
The lodge comprises a detached bungalow situated at the entrance of the estate. The Lodge is freehold and is not part of the Wye Lea Management Company. The accommodation briefly comprises: Hall, Sitting Room, Breakfast Room/Kitchen with fitted units including cooker, hob and dishwasher, Master Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room, Inner Hall, Bedroom 2 with En Suite Bathroom. The bungalow is set in a very good sized area of garden extending to all sides with ample parking space. The property is currently let under the terms of an assured shorthold tenancy and more information is available from the Agents.
We have been advised that mains electricity and water are connected to Wye Lea House. Central heating is provided via LPG with underfloor heating throughout. Drainage is to a shared private system. There is a water harvesting system which collects rainwater from the roof. It is used to flush all the toilets in Wye Lea House and supplies 4 of the 5 outdoor taps. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant local authority. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending occupiers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.
Intending purchasers will be required to produce identification documentation and proof of funding in order to comply with The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017. More information can be made available upon request. John Goodwin FRICS has made every effort to ensure that measurements and particulars are accurate however prospective purchasers/tenants must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the accuracy of the information provided. No information with regard to planning use, structural integrity, tenure, availability/operation, business rates, services or appliances has been formerly verified and therefore prospective purchasers/tenants are requested to seek validation of all such matters prior to submitting a formal or informal intention to purchase/lease the property or enter into any contract.
We are advised (subject to legal confirmation) that the property is freehold.
COUNCIL TAX BAND "G" This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.
Energy Performance Certificate
Energy Performance Certificates in respect of all properties will be made available.
By appointment to be made through the Agent's Ledbury Office (Tel: 01531 634648).
MISREPRESENTATION ACT, 1967 - JOHN GOODWIN - Conditions under which Particulars are issued:
John Goodwin for himself and for the Vendors or lessors of this property whose agent he gives notice that:
- The particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers or leasees and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract.
- All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them.
- No person in the employment of John Goodwin has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.
From the Agent's Ledbury Office proceed out of town on the A449 Ross Road. On reaching the roundabout at Preston Cross proceed straight over signposted for Ross-on-Wye and Much Marcle. Continue along this road for approximately 8 miles passing through Much Marcle. On reaching the outskirts of Ross-on-Wye, proceed straight over the roundabout continuing on the A449. At the next roundabout (Labels Shopping Outlet) proceed straight over onto the A40 signposted for South Wales and Monmouth. At the next roundabout take the third exit signposted A49 Hereford. Proceed for a short distance and take the first turning right signposted Bridstow. Follow the road for approximately one mile and Wye Lea Estate can be found on the right hand side.
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