A thoughtfully extended and appealing listed farmhouse occupying A tranquil rural location and standing in approaching 6 acres of land, some 5 miles west of ross-on-wye. Despite its glorious rural seclusion, the property is within 10 minutes drive of motorway connections.
Impressive Timbered Reception Hall, Outstanding 29’ Drawing Room with Fireplace & Separate Wood Burner, 24’ Sitting Room with Wood Burner, 17’ Living Room, Beautiful 17’ Farmhouse Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room & Cloaks & W.C. First Floor Comprises 5 Bedrooms, Bathroom & W.C. & Loft Room. Oil Fired Central Heating (Part Under Floor). Extensive Double Glazing. Fine 58’ Stone Barn, 27’ Garage, 38’ Stable/Workshop Block. Further Outbuildings.
Paddocks & Pasture. Small Stream. Approaching 6 Acres in total.
Lower Daffaluke stands on the outskirts of the dispersed village of Glewstone, some 5 miles West of the market and tourist town of Ross-on-Wye and approx. 9 miles North East of the historic town of Monmouth. The final approach to the property is along a single track country lane, terminating in a 500 yard driveway which curves and rises gently towards the dominant location on which the house stands. The property enjoys beautiful unspoilt views across farmland, yet is within a few minutes drive of fast communications. The principal aspect is to the sunny South East, this outlook embracing outbuildings including the 58’ stone barn and pantile roofed stables. Since acquisition of the property some 20 years ago, the owners have acquired additional land to the North West of the house and outbuildings.
Listing & History
The Farmhouse is Listed Grade II and was for many years the house at the heart of Lower Daffaluke Farm which was last sold at auction in 1999. In the years since first acquiring the property, the current owners have created a beautifully crafted ‘Oakwrights’ extension to the North East of the dwelling, and the windows in this section enjoy some glorious views over rolling countryside. Extracts from the listing include the following:
“Farmhouse. Probably 16th & 17th Century. Timber frame and sandstone construction with brick chimney stacks. Interior with some three cruck frames complete.”
The Original Farmhouse is principally of stone and half timbered construction under a double pitched, clay tiled roof. There is a wealth of internal timbering, the original cruck frame construction being visible in several of the main rooms. The older part of the structure boasts an outstanding 29’ principal reception room with exquisite stone fireplace to one end and wood burning stove to the other. Beautiful original Oak beams are much in evidence throughout the property. Two further reception rooms, approached via the timbered reception hall are of wonderful proportions and have superb green Oak timbers rising to magnificent apex ceilings. To the opposite end of the house is the most thoughtfully recreated farmhouse kitchen. Created by Chalon, this boasts a four oven Aga, and concealed behind the exquisite wood panelled cupboards are a host of integrated modern appliances.
Approached via two separate staircases, the first floor offers five double bedrooms, several of which have fireplaces. Positioned to the South West end of the original dwelling is an appealing bathroom and w.c. Which has an outlook across the grounds and towards the recently acquired additional land. Bath/shower rooms in the recent extension have not been fitted, leaving the purchaser a blank canvas for their choice and style of bathroom.
The Vehicular Approach to the property is along the Southern boundary, the driveway being flanked by a corridor of young deciduous trees. A wooden, five bar, 10’ wide gate opens onto a Tarmacadam Driveway, which to its left hand side has a Grassy Area bounded by a Small Stream which runs along a portion of the Southern boundary. A little way along the tarmac drive one comes to a Single Storey Brick Fronted Garage of overall max. External dimensions 27’ x 17’6. The driveway rises gently towards the farmhouse, passing on the left, the Fine, 58’ Stone Barn which is constructed on two levels, having previously served also as a granary and has old feed mill equipment. Planning permission has previously been granted for conversion to holiday lets, and we feel it likely that such consent could be granted again if sympathetic in nature.
To the right of the driveway is a Stable/Workshop Block of part stone, part brick construction and being of overall max. External dimensions approx. 38’ x 16’.
Lying to the South of the courtyard in front of the aforementioned block is a Gently Sloping Lawn, fringed by shrubs and young trees, with an old Apple tree to one side.
Wide stone steps to the East of the stable block enable access to a further area of grass onto which French Doors open from the sitting room in the recent extension.
To the rear of the house is an Extensive Flagstone Sun Terrace of overall max. Dimensions approx. 50’ x 25’with an Original Stone Well to one side.
Wide central steps from the sun terrace lead up to a Rear Grassy Paddock, which also allows access to the land both to the East and the West of the farmhouse. There are Fine Views from the East paddock extending towards Ross-on-Wye and wooded hillsides.
In the field behind the aforementioned stone barn, there are several further outbuildings, Principally Former Pigs Cots, together with an Old Lambing Shed. We understand the area of land in total extends to approaching 6 acres.
Mains electricity and water are connected. Private drainage.
Local authority and outgoings:
Herefordshire Council, Plough Lane, Hereford, HR4 0LE .
Leave the Western outskirts of Ross at Wilton roundabout (bp Service Station) taking the A49 towards Hereford. Continue through the village of Peterstow, thereafter carefully taking the 90° left turn at the Red Lion Inn. Immediately after turning left at the Red Lion, set your mileometer to zero. Proceed carefully along this country lane for exactly 1 mile, where you will see “The Man of Ross” packing building on your right. Within a matter of yards take the second turning on your right. To confirm you are on the correct lane, you should see a red sign on your left “Slow Down Children & Animals”. Continue carefully on this narrow lane, passing Daffaluke Cottage and Camelot Cottage on your right. With your mileometer reading 1.3 miles (from the Red Lion) the lane turns sharply to the left. At this point, you should see a bee hive type wooden box on your right. Proceed straight ahead, through a metal gate, avoiding the right turn towards Bramley Barn. Continue until you go past a five bar wooden gate onto a tarmac drive. You should now be at the Farmhouse and outbuildings.
By prior telephone appointment Morris Bricknell Chartered Surveyors, Stroud House, 30 Gloucester Road, HR9 5LE . The person dealing with this sale is Norman Bricknell.
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