Property in Byford

Lower House Barn, Two properties in Byford, Herefordshire with land

Guide Price - £895,000 Sold - Subject To Contract

Key features

In the heart of the stunning Wye Valley, a unique and outstanding opportunity to purchase two beautiful riverside properties, providing extremely versatile living accommodation or an additional income if required, set in an unspoilt and private setting.

  • Two properties, 1 title
  • Further barn with potential
  • Set in 2 acres
  • Riverside setting
  • Canoe and fishing available
  • Ideal for business/home working
  • Unspoilt and private setting
  • Surrounded by orchards
  • Excellent distance to town

Notes and Comments:

These beautiful properties offer an extremely rare opportunity to live in an unspoilt riverside location surrounded by farmland. Facing almost due south they are privately situated at the end of a small lane with just one other neighbour. The beautiful River Wye offers a diverse and ever-changing outlook with an abundance of wildlife right on the doorstep, with regular sightings of swans, kingfishers, otters and much more.
Although hidden away from general view (apart from canoeists and the occasional fisherman!) Lower House and Lower House Barn offer easy access to the Cathedral City of Hereford (8miles) with the city centre offering an array of facilities, including well reputed schools such as Hereford Cathedral and St Marys, as well as a main line train to London Paddington. There are local services which include a pretty church at Byford, a community centre at Bridge Sollers, an excellent primary school at Staunton on Wye and the highly regarded Oakchurch Farm Shop. Further to the west is the ever-popular market town of Hay on Wye which brings in visitors from all over the world to its annual literary festival. Hay on Wye also provides a gateway to the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye Valley Walk, and an abundance of other super walks, are available more locally in the beautiful surrounding countryside

Lower House Barn is a very attractive stone and timber barn which has been beautifully converted to offer a very attractive three-bedroom property. Lower House Barn again is a very attractive individual property in its own right and has been beautifully converted to combine period features with contemporary design. L-shaped, the barn creates an attractive courtyard with a stunning single storey kitchen, which is beautifully appointed and includes all the usual fittings. The kitchen leads through to a dining room which is light and airy with a vaulted ceiling above and a stunning full height glass wall allowing views over the river. There are two very comfortable bedrooms and a shower room on the ground floor as well as a utility room and cloakroom. A staircase from the dining room leads up to a large galleried living area which enjoys a stunning backdrop of the river through south facing windows. There is a master bedroom again full of character and space which includes a freestanding bath, wash hand basin and WC.
From the kitchen a sun terrace creates a pleasant area to barbecue and the gardens and grounds surround the barn and lead down to the river’s edge. Here there is a former brick-built pump house which has been converted into a small studio. At the rear of the plot a further barn 50’x 14’6, with two floors, offers considerable potential for a variety of uses (subject to approval) and has been improved in recent years.   It has a new roof with skylights and circular windows on the top floor providing a light, bright area and, subject to necessary planning, this could make a well-proportioned holiday let or ancillary accommodation.   Given this barn’s position to Lower House Barn, a link could be built to increase the accommodation, if required.

Lower House is a very attractive and historic Grade II listed property which stands next to the site of the old river crossing. Full of character and charm, with high ceilings to all rooms, it currently offers four bedroomed living accommodation with lovely views over the river.  Outside, the house sits in gardens that surround the house, and are well enclosed by old stone walling and wooden fencing. A large sun terrace makes the most of the south facing position and again overlooks the river.
On arrival a gated driveway leads down to a parking area to the front of Lower House with a pathway leading to the front door and entrance hallway. From here access can be gained to a cloakroom and useful utility. The dining room has a quarry tiled floor, fireplace and enjoys a lovely outlook to the front. There is a separate kitchen and a very impressive sitting room which has a triple aspect, two fireplaces a heavily beamed ceiling and door to the rear gardens. An open tread staircase leads up to the first floor where there are four individual bedrooms, all with their own character, and a family bathroom.

Outside, in total both the barn and house sit in approximately 2 acres of unspoilt gardens and land including a pony paddock at the rear (fully fenced and livestock proof) with separate access from the lane.  This area could also provide a glamping opportunity, subject to any approvals, if a holiday business where to be developed. In addition, the agricultural barn offers huge potential to be converted into further accommodation, or a home office, workshop, studio etc.

Services and Considerations
Both properties are separate residential dwellings, on one title.
Mains electricity and mains water, private drainage with septic tank to Lower House and bio digester to Lower House Barn.
Oil fired central heating with underfloor heating to ground floor of Lower House Barn Solar panels providing 50% electricity to the Barn and 50% to the National Grid with an annual payment in the region of £1,500.00.  These are well hidden on the bank behind the Agricultural Barn

It is not our company policy to test services and domestic appliances, so we cannot verify that they are in working order. Any matters relating to rights of way should be checked with your solicitor or surveyor. Council tax band tbc. EPC n/a. Tenure freehold.

Directions - From Hereford proceed in a Westerly direction towards Brecon on the A438. Continue for approximately 6 miles passing the garage and church at Bridge Sollers note a serious of dips in the road and after approximately a quarter of a mile take the next unmarked turning on the left. Continue on this lane passing the pump house on the left-hand side continue down a small incline and Lower House and Lower House Barn will be found at the end of the lane.

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