Offers in region of £895,000
Grade II Listed house with much character set in a glorious, rural setting. Separate Granary with open plan living accommodation, range of outbuildings and equestrian facilities. All set in circa 20 acres.
An historic Grade II listed house with a range of outbuildings, including a studio barn, formerly a dairy/cow shed, which has been converted to provide open plan living accommodation, set around an attractive courtyard. Attached to the main house is a stone barn/workshop with cobbled floor and a wood burning stove. Some distance from the main house are a range of equestrian outbuildings including stables, tack room, large barn with an indoor school and a tractor shed. The gardens and grounds amount to circa 20 acres and include pasture paddocks, attractive, secluded gardens, a vegetable garden and pond. This delightful property is located on the English/Welsh borders in a tranquil rural setting, with no immediate neighbours, yet within only a few miles of the A465. The Grade II Listed farmhouse dates from the late 16th century and has been extended in later years. The house retains many original features including an impressive inglenook fireplace, bread oven, flagstone floors, mullion windows and exposed timbers.
From Abergavenny/Hereford take the A465 towards Pontrilas. At Pontrilas Merchants, take the road signposted Rowlestone 1 ½ miles. Stay on this road passing Ty Gwyn Cider on your left and passing Rowlestone Farm (Ice Cream) on your right. Passing the telephone box on your left and the Church on your right, take the next right hand turning heading for Balls Cross and Longtown (passing the letter box on your left and small village hall on your right). Proceed along this road passing a driveway with stone pillars on your left and Yew Tree Cottage on your right (do NOT turn off this road). Stay on this road until you reach a T junction (signposted left for Walterstone and right for Balls Cross), go straight over this junction and this will lead you to The Ruthlands.
A large entrance hall provides access to the principal ground floor living rooms, one of which is presently used as a bedroom. The living room, with its impressive fireplace, has a spiral staircase to the first floor. The kitchen/breakfast room and sun room both offer much light with views across the gardens towards open farmland. On the ground floor there is also a boot room and shower room.
First and Second Floors
To the first floor are 3 linked bedrooms and a bathroom, one of the bedrooms is presently used as a study/landing with access to the second floor. A staircase leads to the second floor where two attic rooms/occasional bedrooms are located. The first and second floors have features including exposed timbers and a ‘coffin drop’ to one of the downstairs reception rooms.
Studio Barn – ancillary accommodation to the main house
The former dairy/cowshed has been converted into a 1 bedroomed studio with accommodation comprising an open plan kitchen/living/dining room with wood burning stove and vaulted ceiling. On the ground floor is a shower room. A pull down ladder leads to a mezzanine floor and ‘paddle’ style stairs to a bedroom.
The property is approached via a long driveway leading to the house, barn and studio barn, with ample parking and turning space. The entrance porch of the house is accessed from the front, the studio barn and stone barns from the rear courtyard. To the side and rear of the main house lie the mature gardens, pond and an area of woodland. Closer to the house is an enclosed vegetable garden. The gardens provide a tranquil setting to enjoy this beautiful rural location which is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Adjoining the gardens are 5 well maintained fenced and fertile paddocks all with mains water, we understand from the present owner that horses have always done well on the ground and bred many winners Part way along the driveway is an impressive equestrian area, situated away from the house, with 4 substantial loose boxes, an indoor school, a barn for hay/straw and ample space for the storage and other machinery. In addition there is a secure tack room and loading ramp where a horse trailer/lorry can be parked alongside.
Situated on the Herefordshire/Monmouthshire border, the village of Rowlestone is a small hamlet with an historic church. The village is a few miles from the A465 Hereford Road which provides links to the major road networks via the A40 and A449 leading to the M4/M5 and M50 Motorways. The nearby village of Ewyas Harold is just over 2 miles distant and offers excellent amenities such as the well regarded primary school, post office, doctor, dentist, veterinary practise, fish and chip shop, public houses, butchers shop and places of worship and is on a bus route (connecting bus via Pontrilas). Both Hereford and Abergavenny offer a further range of amenities including individual shops, major retailers, supermarkets and general hospital. Railway stations are located in Abergavenny (10 ½ miles) and Hereford (14 ½ miles).
The property is connected to mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating system.
There is a footpath to the front of the house continuing across the fields, we understand from the owner this is rarely used. The top part of the driveway is shared with a neighbouring farmer.
Fixtures and Fittings
Unless specifically described in these particulars, all fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale though may be available by separate negotiation.
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Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights, including rights of way, easements and proposed wayleaves. Please check with the Highways Department at the local County Council for the exact location of public footpaths/bridleways.
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