Bridge Sollars, Herefordshire

£750,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 8
Marsh Court is a handsome Victorian family home at the end of a ‘no-through’ lane. The property is in a very private setting with undisturbed rural seclusion yet within easy access to the cathedral city of Hereford with its extensive range of services and facilities, including the highly regarded Hereford Cathedral School.

Locally, the village of Staunton-on-Wye has an ‘outstanding’ primary school as well as the popular Oak Church Farm Shop, known as ‘Harrods of Herefordshire’. The world-renowned market town of Hay-on-Wye is also within easy reach. Also, there are local services at Credenhill village, including a village shop and excellent Chinese restaurant.

Marsh Court is a very attractive Victorian private residence, offering almost 5,000 sq. feet of living space which is well proportioned throughout. The property was built in 1875 for the Garnons Estate, probably on the site of an earlier building. Many original period features have been retained, including fireplaces, picture rails, wooden flooring, shuttered windows, original panelled doors and servants’ bell system. The kitchen also retains a charming old bread oven. Modern features include updated bathrooms, oil fired central heating, and underfloor heating in the kitchen/breakfast room and much more.

Approached by its own gravel driveway, a canopy porch and attractive front door lead into a large and welcoming reception hall, with plenty of light and space, and doors to the drawing room, dining room, double family room and a cloakroom. The drawing room benefits from a central fireplace and shuttered windows on two sides. There is a separate dining room again with shuttered windows, a period fireplace and stripped pine flooring. The central family room (formerly two rooms) provides a large general-purpose space with windows to both the front and rear, a fireplace with fitted wood burner, built in storage and an enclosed staircase leading down to a very useful and substantial cellar that also has external access and a separate, barrelled-roof wine store. A superb kitchen/breakfast leads off the family room and forms the main hub of this very impressive house. It has a quarry tiled floor throughout, an Aga at one end as well as a fitted electric oven, a range of fitted units with plenty of working surfaces, a large central work station, recessed shelving and a decorative fireplace. French windows open out to the extensive, south-facing garden with wonderful views across the Wye Valley. The kitchen is supported by a well-equipped laundry room, an essential for a house of this size, with overhead pulley clothes drier and hand-crafted cupboards with airing space. A further door from the laundry room leads to the servants’ staircase, rear hall and dairy with original cold slabs.

From the main reception hall, the main staircase rises to the first floor with a long landing providing access to the bedrooms. The master bedroom, which enjoys far reaching westerly views to the front, has a vaulted ceiling and an adjoining en suite bathroom. There are seven further bedrooms, of varying sizes, supported by two further bathrooms and the rear staircase that leads back down to the ground floor.

The gardens and grounds are a lovely size and afford the house privacy and protection. There are formal lawn areas and a variety of mature trees (including giant sequoia, walnut and cedar), shrubs and hedges. The driveway provides ample parking space and sweeps around to the rear of the house, where there is a car port, providing covered storage. The land, which surrounds the property on three sides, extends to approximately 2 acres and includes a large and well-established orchard with mature trees. Both house and grounds offer highly attractive views of the surrounding countryside, including the Wye Valley and the Black Mountains. The grounds also provide additional vehicular access to the land from the lane.

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