Summary of Features
A beautifully presented and spacious family home (3,606 ft²)
5 double bedrooms, master with en-suite and dressing room, 4 bath/shower rooms
New and fully-equipped Aga kitchen-breakfast room, utility & W.C.
Characterful sitting and dining room, conservatory
Snug, study and day room (with en-suite), family shower room
Attractive gardens and patio areas, heated swimming pool
Detached double garage/workshop, double carport, garden stores/storage
In all 0.85 Acres of Garden
Mileages: Ross-on-Wye 2½ miles, Monmouth 8 miles, Hereford 19 miles, Gloucester 18 miles, Ledbury 20 miles, Chepstow 20 miles, Cheltenham 25 ½ miles.
Road: M50 (Jct 4) 4½ miles, M5 (Jct 11) 22 miles, M5 (Jct 8) 26 miles
Railway: Ledbury, Gloucester and Hereford
Airport: Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham
Daycroft House is situated towards the end of a quiet, no through lane in the popular village of Walford and benefits from a peaceful and private location, with views across the surrounding countryside. Nearby is the market town of Ross-on-Wye which caters for all day to day amenities with the larger cities of Hereford, Gloucester and Cheltenham also within easy reach. This popular part of Herefordshire benefits from beautiful countryside but has excellent road links via the M50 and A40 to the Midlands, South Wales and the West.
The original part of the house dates from around 1761, with extensions added over the years but most recently in 2014 by the current owners. Daycroft House has been upgraded throughout to a very high standard to include a re-wire, new plumbing and a new sewage treatment plant, all within the last 5 years. The configuration offers versatility for modern family living and while its been completely refurbished throughout, it retains many of its characterful features.
The main entrance door leads into the hall-way which is the oldest part of the house, it retains many character features such as exposed beams and a beautiful flagstone floor.
There is a wellproportioned sitting room with exposed beams and a wood-burning stove and doors through to a formal dining room, there is also assess to the conservatory which in turn opens onto the garden.
A comfortable snug (or second sitting room) provides a quiet room for reading or use as a music room.
The modern and spacious kitchen-breakfast room is the central point of the house. With a large central-island, granite work-tops, 6 oven Aga plus separate electric hob, double ovens and instant hot water taps, all finished to an extremely high standard and complemented by double doors from the dining area opening onto a terrace which is ideal for alfresco entertaining.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a utility/laundry room with Belfast sink and W.C. and, a day room with en-suite shower room and double doors to a second patio area. There is also a useful office and family shower-room which completes the ground floor accommodation.
On the first floor is a generous master bedroom with a large en-suite (with a bath and a separate shower) and dressing room with ample storage. A glazed door off the landing then gives access to an additional two double bedrooms (one with an external staircase) and family bathroom.
A second floor, accessed of the landing, leads to two further double bedrooms, each with a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and their own bath/shower rooms.
Daycroft is approached by double electric gates opening onto a sweeping gravelled drive-way culminating in a large parking area for several cars. There is a detached, double garage/workshop with roller doors and adjacent to this is a detached, timber built double carport and wood/storage area.
Further storage space is offered in the form of a good sized former stable barn, now a garden store which has been partially converted and would offer opportunities to either restore as a stable or has the potential to develop into an office or additional accommodation, subject to planning permission.
The private gardens are mainly laid to lawn and bounded by stone walling, hedging and fencing. There are flower borders, numerous shrubs and mature trees including some productive apple trees.
A covered and heated swimming pool is nestled in a private position within the garden, and an original well to the front of the house has been re-engineered to capture rain water for use in the garden. The front garden has a small stream running through it and is bridged by an area of decking providing ample space to enjoy the views over the garden and to the hills beyond.
Mains electricity & water, private drainage (sewage treatment plant), oil fired central heating. (the pool has its own separate oil fired heating system and tank)
Available and connected.
Band G (£2,940.01 2018/19)
Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.
This property is not listed.
Walford, Goodrich and Ross-on-Wye. Further information is available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk.
Ross-on-Wye, Coleford and Monmouth. For further information, please visit the websites www.herefordshire.gov.uk and www.gloucester.gov.uk.
Monmouth, Hereford and Gloucester. Further information is available at: www.isc.co.uk
The nearby village of Walford offers a desirable village location in an area of outstanding natural beauty, benefitting from a local pub, The Mill Race Pub, known for its quality food and welcoming atmosphere, a café and pre-school group at the village hall. In addition there is a range of clubs and associations within the parish which operate from the village halls at Walford or Bishopswood. For a wider choice of shops and amenities, Ross-on Wye is close by offering supermarkets, doctors surgeries, a Community hospital and most services to meet day-to-day requirements. More extensive retail and cultural facilities are available in Hereford, Gloucester or Cheltenham.
Part of the Southern gateway to Herefordshire and The Wye Valley the area offers many beautiful walks, a wide selection of recreational opportunities including, horse riding, golf, fishing and canoeing to name but a few. The beautiful Symonds Yat is on the doorstep and offers a wide range of outdoor pursuits including cycling and rock climbing or simply sauntering down the river. Nearby is the Goodrich Castle is one of the finest and best preserved of all English medieval castles. Ross-on-Wye offers a theatre, plus a choice of restaurants and bars.
Postcode: HR9 5SB
From the town centre proceed towards Coughton and Walford on the B4234. Continue through Walford passing the primary school on the left and keep going until reaching the bendy road ahead and road narrowing sign. Just after this is a 40 mph sign and then a left hand turn onto a small lane. Take the left onto a small lane with a stone wall either side and follow the lane through a couple of tight bends and continue a little further up the lane where Daycroft House will be found on the left with its name plate clearly displayed.
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