Clifford, Hereford, HR3 5EW
Pont Vaen is a Grade II Listed stone country house under a slate roof, constructed circa 1830, set in approximately 11 acres of varied landscape behind a stone wall with two sets of gates on stone pillars. It is located in Herefordshire on the Welsh border, and about a mile from Hay-on-Wye. The property has been carefully updated by the present owners, whilst retaining the original features.
Entrance Hall Approached by an attractive pillared porch through the oak front door, the hall features a Georgian style staircase to the first floor, and doors to the two principal reception rooms, to the inner hall and to the cellar:
Drawing Room A lovely light room with dual aspect wood panelled bay windows with their original wooden shutters, a galleried plate rack and a fireplace with carved stone surround housing a wood burning stove.
Dining Room A formal room with original window shutters on the bay window, a picture rail, recessed alcoves with display shelving and cupboards, an open fireplace with tiled surround and hearth.
Inner Hall Velux window. Doors to cloakroom, sitting room and kitchen:
Cloakroom Spacious; with original wooden topped washdown closet and pedestal wash-hand basin with ornamental tiled splashback and mirror.
Sitting Room Recessed alcoves with shelves and original cupboards, stone surround fireplace with wood burning stove. French doors lead into the:
Conservatory A delightful south-west facing room with tiled floor, wide window sill and, from its slightly elevated position, enjoying splendid views of the grounds across the River Wye to the countryside beyond.
Kitchen A well fitted country kitchen, excellent for family dining. An oil-fired Aga is set into the chimney breast and there is a built-in electric oven. Doors lead to the rear lobby and to the study:
Study/Library A quiet room to the rear of the house with half-glazed double doors into the garden and an attractive window with wide sill. There is a range of book shelves and cupboards.
Rear Lobby Contains a built-in dresser with shelves and cupboards. The back door leads onto a paved and enclosed courtyard. Off the lobby is the door to the:
Utility Room A practical room with fitted cupboards, a stainless-steel sink and drainer and space for washing machine, tumble drier, fridge, etc. It also houses the oil-fired central heating boiler.
Cellar Providing ample storage space with flagstone floors, accessed by steps down from the hallway or outside.
Landing Half landing leading to:
Bedroom 1 This master en-suite bedroom has triple aspect windows; the bedroom area enjoying beautiful views over the grounds. The dressing area overlooks the courtyard and leads to the:
En-suite Bathroom With dual aspect windows; a fitted bath with mirror surround is under the tower window, a separate shower cubicle, a wash basin with fitted storage cupboards and a WC.
Bedroom 2 A few further steps up lead to this original master bedroom with dual aspect windows overlooking the garden and grounds, original cast iron tiled fireplace and recessed storage cupboard and shelves.
Bedroom 3 Double room with original fireplace and built in cupboard.
Bedroom 4 A double room with a feature window overlooking the garden, original cast iron fireplace and recessed cupboard and book shelves.
Bathroom Family bathroom with oak wooden floor, fitted bath with electric shower, WC and an oak wood cupboard unit with integral wash basin.
The Land Outside there are mature gardens, a landscaped patio, extensive lawns with fruit trees and a Victorian glass house. In addition, there is a level fenced paddock measuring 1.6 acres with a detached barn, and a water meadow of 3 acres on the banks of the River Wye. The former railway embankment leads to a wide pathway through mature woodland, with several routes to the river bank to enjoy the scenic picnic spots and the abundance of wildlife. A water walk beside the brook, through the copse, leads to a pretty waterfall (mentioned in Kilvert's Dairy). The extensive outbuildings include a coach house, barn, workshop, apple store and even a hide on the woodland walk
The Coach House Detached and situated across the courtyard these two former stables and coach room provide a log shed, outside lavatory and Belfast sink in one bay and a large storage space in the other. The coach room has space for a car and wooden steps lead to the Studio above. All have electric power and lighting. To the side an outside wooden staircase also leads to the Studio which has its own shower room and a wood burning stove. An ideal room for extra guest accommodation, working from home, etc.
At the rear of the coach house is a WORKSHOP and adjoining tool store with quarry tile floor.
Detached Garage With wooden double doors, power and lighting
Timber Storage Shed
Detached Barn (in Paddock)
Fishing Rights The River Wye borders the property and the fishing rights approximately 600 metres of single bank are included in the sale.