WHITCHURCH

Asking Price £850,000

7 Bedroom House For Sale in WHITCHURCH

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Grade II Listed character property Currently run as a successful B & B, with 2 holiday lets Delightful gardens, generous parking, detached garage


Situated in the delightful village of Whitchurch, equidistant between the market towns of Ross on Wye and Monmouth, Norton House is a grand, Grade II listed character property full of old English charm, dating back to the 1500’s. The property features versatile accommodation and offers a fantastic opportunity to take on a profitable business. Currently operating as a successful bed and breakfast, the property consists of a main house dating back to the 1700’s, with 7 bedrooms and a variety of reception rooms to the ground floor. There are 2 semi-detached holiday cottages to the rear of the main house, along with delightful gardens offering views towards the wooded hills of the Doward. To the front of the property is a generous parking area and further well maintained gardens, with a small courtyard area and detached garage at the side. There is also a very useful external laundry room in one of the outbuildings to the rear of the main house.

Situated in the delightful village of Whitchurch, equidistant between the market towns of Ross on Wye and Monmouth, Norton House is a grand, Grade II listed character property full of old English charm, dating back to the 1500’s. The property features versatile accommodation and offers a fantastic opportunity to take on a profitable business. Currently operating as a successful bed and breakfast, the property consists of a main house dating back to the 1700’s, with 7 bedrooms and a variety of reception rooms to the ground floor. There are 2 semi-detached holiday cottages to the rear of the main house, along with delightful gardens offering views towards the wooded hills of the Doward. To the front of the property is a generous parking area and further well maintained gardens, with a small courtyard area and detached garage at the side. There is also a very useful external laundry room in one of the outbuildings to the rear of the main house. WHITCHURCH is a popular village with a Primary School, Store and Cafe, Public House, Restaurant and links to the A40, The local area is a haven for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, with Symonds Yat, the River Wye and the Forest of Dean all within easy reach. Activities on offer just minutes drive from the property include; canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, horse riding, fishing and hiking. More extensive social and shopping facilities can be found in the market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Ross-on-Wye boasts a good blend of small independent shops, supermarkets, churches, schools, public houses and restaurants as well as excellent road links. Monmouth enjoys similar facilities as well as prominent Schooling and Sports.

From either Ross on Wye or Monmouth, leave the A40 dual carriageway at Whitchurch and continue into the village centre. Turn left at the village shop and proceed along the lane where the property will be found on the right hand side.

Hallway

with beautiful exposed flagstone flooring, leading to:

with beautiful exposed flagstone flooring, leading to:

Currently used as a guest lounge, this room is a cosy and inviting, with a large stone built fireplace and woodburning stove, beams to ceiling, two windows overlooking the front gardens and a staircase leading to the first floor.

Dining room:

Perhaps the most impressive room in the main house, the dining room oozes character, with a fantastic stone built fireplace with woodburning stove and beautiful old beams to the ceiling. The dining room is a perfect place for socialising, whether with guests, friends or family. There is an impressive fitted dresser unit and attractive built in corner cupboard, window overlooking the rear garden, door leading to the kitchen and another through to the rear hallway.

Study/reading room:

Currently used as a quiet reading and study room for guests, a pleasant room overlooking the front garden, with cast iron fireplace and sash window with shutters to the front.

Kitchen:

With 4 door oil fired Aga, ample base and wall units with granite worktop, central island, space and plumbing for dishwasher, double glazed window and stable door leading out to courtyard.

Cellar:

Accessible via the entrance hallway or from outside, the cellar is a useful space for storage, with potential to convert into a small gym, hobbies room or laundry room.

A second rear hallway

leads into a separate living area currently used by the owners, featuring:

Private Sitting room:

A comfortable and generous living room, separate from the main ground floor accommodation, featuring a most unique and appealing woodburning stove, sash window with shutters overlooking the front garden and door to:

Garden room:

A bright and spacious room with high vaulted ceiling and floor to ceiling windows to two walls allowing light to fill the room. There is attractive stone flooring and a door leading out to a delightful private courtyard seating area.

First floor:

The first floor landing is accessed via two separate staircases, one from the sitting room and another from the rear hallway.

Bedroom 1: (Doward)

A most impressive double bedroom with a fabulous outlook towards Great Doward. There are original pine shutters to the window and fitted wardrobes. The En-suite is tastefully finished, featuring a white suite, comprising panelled bath with shower over, wash hand basin and wc, with a window overlooking the rear garden.

Bedroom 2: (Ross)

A most impressive double bedroom with a fabulous outlook towards Great Doward. There are original pine shutters to the window and fitted wardrobes. The En-suite is tastefully finished, featuring a white suite, comprising panelled bath with shower over, wash hand basin and wc, with a window overlooking the rear garden.

Bedroom 3: (Monmouth)

Double bedroom with front aspect, built in wardrobe and En-suite with panelled bath with shower over, wc and wash hand basin.

Bedroom 4:

Accessed via a small set of steps, another spacious double with built in wardrobes/shelving and side aspect, currently in use as an ironing room but with great potential as a home study or hobbies room.

Second floor:

Accessible via 2 separate staircases, access to a large linen cupboard.

Bedroom 5:

Another very generous double bedroom with side aspect. There are full length wardrobes to one wall and a Velux window. The En-suite features a panelled bath with shower over and wash hand basin, with a wc accessed separately.

Bedroom 6:

Double bedroom with rear aspect, door leading through to:

Bedroom 7:

Double bedroom with rear aspect. Most attractive En-suite, recently finished to a very high standard, with roll top bath, large walk in shower cubicle, wc and wash hand basin set within a cupboard unit with shelf above.

Outside:

The gardens of Norton House are particularly attractive, having been well maintained by the current owners. To the rear of the house is a generous area of lawn, gently sloping upwards away from the house, enjoying fine views towards the wooded hills beyond. There are a range of fruit trees dotted across the lawn, a greenhouse and flower beds. A patio leads to a hidden area at the side of the house which accommodates the oil tank. To the front of the house is a generous area of parking, with manicured lawns and a delightful stream flowing past the front boundary. There are several areas for seating, offering views towards the Doward. A good sized detached single garage is to be found at the side of the property, with a pleasant private courtyard and storage shed adjacent. A path leads to an old stone outbuilding which currently serves as a very useful laundry room, with storage cupboards, shelving, electric, plumbing and sink. There is a cloakroom with wc and wash hand basin. Two delightful stone cottages provide additional revenue, and also offer the option of guest accommodation for family, friends or even a multi-generational living arrangement.

The Apple Store:

Historically, The Apple store was used for storage of apples and cider making equipment, with Herefordshire still renowned for this particular industry. This appealing barn conversion houses beams taken from the nearby forest, and an old stone wall in the lounge with the remains of a medieval window. This ground floor accommodation is warm and welcoming, comprising a split level open plan lounge and dining area, fully fitted and well equipped kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom with walk in shower, wash hand basin and wc. The cottage enjoys gardens to the front and rear, offering a peaceful and private space to relax and enjoy the surroundings.

The Cider Loft:

Another delightful and cosy cottage with a very rustic country feel. The Cider Loft benefits from a high-pitched ceiling and an abundance of character features including exposed beams to the ceiling. The accommodation is spacious, comprising an open plan lounge, dining room and fully fitted kitchen, with a double bedroom and bathroom featuring panel bath with shower, wash hand basin and wc. Outside is a delightful paved patio, accessible from the living room, as well as an area of lawn with fruit trees bordered by a stone wall.

VENDORS NOTE:

The Bed & Breakfast/Holiday Cottages receive excellent reviews and have substantial forward bookings. If bought as a going concern the business will be transferred with the benefit of forward goodwill and an induction handover to the new owners. The three letting rooms (Ross, Doward and Monmouth) dining room and reading room and both cottages are offered for sale fully furnished.

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