Summary of Features
Cosy 4 bedroom cottage, 2 bath/shower rooms (1,320 sq ft)
Smart galley-style fitted kitchen with range cooker (gas hob)
2 good reception rooms, both with wood-burning stoves
Modern, portal framed enclosed barn (30ft x 90ft)
Timber stables (old) and period stone barn (with potential)
About 6.25 acres of permanent pasture
In all about 6.50 Acres.
Mileages: Ewyas Harold 1 mile, Longtown 6 miles, Kingstone 7 miles, Hereford & Abergavenny 13 miles, Monmouth 16 miles, Ross-on-Wye 17 miles, Cardiff 44 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 30 miles, M5 (Jct 9) 44 miles, M4 (Jct 24) 46 miles.
Railway: Hereford and Abergavenny
Airport: Cardiff 58 miles, Bristol 66 miles, Birmingham 77½ miles
Located in one of the most beautiful settings in West Herefordshire, this rural smallholding has a very private and enviable position. A short distance from the village of Ewyas Harold and on the edge of the Common, this elevated site has stunning views of The Black Mountains and Garway Hill, and is surrounded by open space and tranquillity.
The Prospect is an attractive country smallholding in a superb position very private and quiet with no near neighbours and some amazing views. The house dates from the late 1800s, originally a modest cottage which has subsequently been extended to its current size.
4 bedrooms and family bathroom to the first floor, shower room on the ground floor.
Cottage-style staircase leading from the dining room.
Generous galley-style fitted kitchen with ample light and great views to The Black Mountains.
2 cosy reception rooms; the dining room opening through an archway from the kitchen. This room features a flagstone floor and large fireplace, inset with a wood-burning stove.
The sitting room acts as a snug and has its own Clearview wood-burning stove.
Behind the kitchen is a useful utility room which also acts as the every day entrance.
The original cottage is of stone construction under a slate roof, with the extension of rendered elevations.
It will be the location and outside space that attracts most people. Situated at the end of a very private, ½ mile stoned road, and on the edge of Ewyas Harold Common, this property commands stunning vistas and is in a very secluded location, yet is only a 5-minute drive to the village and a 10 minute walk to the pub. Whilst the adjacent Common has public access, it is not open to vehicles, so remains a very quiet location; the occasional llama being walked.
The land consists of 3 paddocks, one adjacent to the house and barn, the others nearby and accessed over Common land.
The modern barn is a good quality, steel framed and enclosed building with a stone base, water and electricity are connected. Currently used for livestock and storage, the building offers great scope for internal stabling close to the house.
A second, small traditional barn (partly tin clad) acts as a field shelter, but has potential for further development, subject to the usual consents.
There is also an old wooden double stable block located in the outlying, 0.50 acre paddock, a short walk from the house. Water is connected but the stables are in need of a little TLC.
Mains electricity, oil fired central heating and 2 wood-burning stoves. Private drainage to septic tank (soak-away compliant to new 2020 regs). Water is from a shared, private Spring supply (mains supply is not available). This supply comes from St Martins Well on The Common and is UV filtered at source. Modern UPVC double glazing throughout.
Standard BT line supply, but suitable to stream films, etc.
Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.
This property is not Listed.
The property comes with grazing rights on the Common for 50 sheep and 1 cow, plus any off spring.
This is via a 0.50 mile stoned roadway across The Common. This property is responsible for maintaining the road, but there is no other public vehicular access permitted; in practical terms this is equivalent to a private road.
Primary: Ewyas Harold, Longtown, St Weonards, Kingstone & Thruxton, Garway. Further information is available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Secondary: Peterchurch, Kingstone, Whitecross. Further information is at above website.
Independent: Hereford, Monmouth and Malvern have some excellent Independent schools. Further information is available at: www.isc.co.uk
Ewyas Harold has a primary school, traditional butcher, village shop, fish & chip shop and a two good pubs, it also hosts the annual Ewyas Harold Festival of Arts in May. There is also a general store at Longtown. More comprehensive amenities, as well as cultural and recreational activities, can be found in Abergavenny, Hereford and Monmouth. Cardiff is also easily accessible by car or train.
A wide range of outdoor activities are easily accessible within the area. There is a leisure centre in Abergavenny, as well as access to Ruby, Cricket, Tennis, Golf and Football clubs. Theatre and cinema also available in the principal towns and Abergavenny.
There are a number of trekking and riding centres in the area, offering a range of equestrian activities. Triley Fields Equestrian Centre, close to Abergavenny, offers tuition, outriding and holds a number of events and shows throughout the year. There is excellent outriding direct from the property. Racing is at Chepstow & Hereford.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT USE SatNav as this will get you hopelessly lost in Dark Lane! Please speak to the agent for directions to this property.
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