Bridge Sollers, Herefordshire
Outstanding character property
Ample parking/ yard
Approx 2 acres of grounds and paddocks
Stable and tack room
Triple bay carport
This outstanding, Grade II Listed, black and white farmhouse sits in an idyllic position close to the River Wye. The property boasts bags of character, a lovely rural position, stables and tack room, orchard and paddocks – everything you’d want for a perfect life in the country.
The property itself has been restored to a high standard, with the current owners continuing the upkeep with a programme of improvements and maintenance: the most recent surveyors report describing it as “One of the best converted timber framed buildings”.
Character is obvious throughout the house with original flagstones running through the kitchen, hallway, and rear study, lending itself well to a “muddy boots”, active style of living. The large kitchen, featuring a cosy Esse Ironheart stove, is the real heart-of-the-home: practical and well set-out with a useful centre island and still retaining character and quirks such as the original hooks from when game and fish were left to dry.
The drawing room at the back of the house was originally a cellar, with an old door that still displays the lock and key; it now has a new floor and window making the room a lovely light space from which to look out on to the pretty garden outside. The adjoining hallway links up to what is currently a music room and has evidence of the original bells, operated from the bell pulls in the two bedrooms above.
The upstairs accommodation is divided into two wings, featuring five good-sized bedrooms – one en suite – a dressing room and a family bathroom.
Outside: The love, care, attention and investment that have gone into restoring the outside space of this property is obvious: from the erection of a summer house and restoration of stables, tack-room and even a Victorian privy which is now a useful wood store. The 25-tree orchard includes old varieties of apples, pears, plums, cherries, and greengage. The fenced paddocks, totalling just under 2 acres (tbv buyer’s solicitor), sit beyond the stables. And for those who are young – or just young-at-heart - a delightful tree house also sits invitingly in an old Ash.
The beautiful back garden is a perfect space to enjoy the sun, as is the south-facing courtyard with grape vine, wisteria and honey suckle growing over a covered pergola in front of a gentle water fountain.
Area: Bridge Sollers is a small, rural community in Herefordshire and a superb spot for those with a love of the countryside and the outdoors: with rural and riverside walks on your doorstep as well as the National Trust Weir Garden, Oakchurch Garden Centre and Wyevale Garden Centre and cafes all just a short distance away. The city of Hereford is a 15-minute drive.
"An outstanding character property with land"
Travelling west from Hereford on the A438 towards Staunton on Wye, past the National Trust Weir Garden take left turn signed for Preston-on-Wye and Madley. Cross the river bridge and Bridge Farmhouse is the first property on the left.
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