Bridstow, Ross-On-Wye HR9

£850,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
Overview

A most appealing six bedroom period country house occupying A peaceful rural location and commanding wonderful open views across adjacent farmland and countryside to both east and west.

Reception Porch, Exquisite 28' Drawing Room, 19' Dining Room, 22' Family Room, Library, Inner Hall, Study, 18' Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Aga. Larder & Laundry/Utility Room. Galleried Landing, 19' Master Bedroom, Dressing Room, 5 Further Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms. Secondary Staircase. Fine Views.

Circular Gravelled Driveway, Brick Built Double Garage. Pleasing Level Gardens.

Location

Ashe Leigh lies some 2 miles west of the market and tourist town of Ross-on-Wye and thus has first class access to the motorway network, yet occupies a wonderful rural location adjoining farmland, over which it enjoys some beautiful views. The dispersed village of Bridstow offers Primary School, Medieval Church, Village Hall and a thriving community spirit. The adjoining village of Peterstow has an excellent village shop, Post Office and Off Licence and there are a number of interesting Pubs within easy striking distance. There are noted public schools in Monmouth, Hereford and Malvern, whilst in Ross there is the thriving John Kyrle High School.

Description

Ashe Leigh is of attractive rendered and colour washed elevations and stands under a re-laid, double pitched slate roof. Like many larger country houses, Ashe Leigh has been extended at various periods in its history. The oldest part of the property is believed to date back some 200 years, although the most recent extension took place during the inter war years, when the appealing northern section was added, this part of the house containing the exquisite 28' Drawing Room and impressive stairwell with picture window enabling a terrific rural outlook. The central portion of the western elevation has castellations to its upper level with timber weather boarding beneath.

Accommodation of character

The generous proportions and ceiling heights lend a wonderful elegance to the property and the accommodation is marvellously light, many of the main rooms having glazing to two elevations. Interesting period features include dentil friezes, stained glass Gothic style windows and several feature fireplaces. The 28' Drawing Room is of immense appeal, having a wonderful and heavily beamed ceiling, a fine fireplace, and windows to both east and west elevations. Leading upwards from the south western corner of the room is the wide and beautifully constructed timber staircase, adjacent to which is a huge picture window which enables quite outstanding westerly views across adjacent farmland. There are two further reception rooms, currently Dining and Family Rooms, whilst positioned adjacent to the latter is the small former Library, complete with stained glass Gothic window.The 18' kitchen boasts an oil fired Aga Range as well as ample space for a good size breakfast table. The first floor has a wide galleried landing leading to most of the bedrooms, whilst a secondary staircase also enables direct access to the bedrooms and bathrooms to the southern end of the property. Central heating is derived from an oil fired boiler, and a number of the windows are double glazed.

Cellar

There is a cellar beneath the property, being of approx. Dimensions 12' x 11', with internal access from the inner hall, and with a small external access hatch.

Outside

Attractive, double, wrought iron gates open onto a tarmacadam driveway, immediately to the left of which is the flagstone and brick paved sun terrace. This flanks the wooden porch which covers the approach to the extra wide wooden front door. This lovely old door has dentil frieze detail and some leaded light glazing.The tarmacadam drive continues past the northern end of the house to open onto a large gravelled driveway which completely encircles the central landscaped area of lawn to the west of the house, the circular driveway thus facilitating ease of entry and exit.Beyond same is a further area of garden attractively bordered by dwarf box hedging with brick edging beneath. The driveway continues towards the western boundary, enabling access to the double garage/workshop block. This is of overall approx. Dimensions 23' x 17' and is of brick construction under a double pitched, composite slate roof. The garage has a wide up and over door to front, windows, shelving and personal door to rear. To the south of the circular driveway is a superb large level area of lawn fringed by shrubs and young trees, species including Beech, Flowering Cherry, Variegated Holly, Bay and many more. Flanking the western side of the house is a superb flagstone sun terrace of approx. Dimensions 35' x 15' which is bounded to its western extent by a curving balustraded border.

Services

Mains electricity and water are connected. Private drainage.local authority & outgoings: Hereford Council, Plough Lane, Hereford, HR4 0LE Telephone: The property is band 'G' council tax.EPC rating: 'F' (Full EPC Rating available)to view: Strictly and only please by prior telephone appointment through Morris Bricknell Chartered Surveyors. Tel: Out of hours, try Norman Bricknell on .

Directions:

Leave the western outskirts of Ross at Wilton roundabout (bp Service Station) taking the A49 towards Hereford. After only 200yards, carefully take the first right turning at Bridstow School. Drive past Bridstow church on the right hand side and continue uphill until one comes to the next road junction. Bear left at this junction and the gates and driveway to Ashe Leigh will be seen directly in front of you. (The principal façade, as shown on the front of our brochure, will not be visible until one drives alongside the house after which you will see the west facing elevation as on the front of the brochure).

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Morris Bricknell

Gloucester Road, Ross On Wye, Herefordshire

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