A wonderful large old farmhouse, dating from the 1500's with great oak beams and perched high on the side of Hatterell Hill in The Black Mountains. From the long conservatory that faces east, there are glorious and outstanding views across the Longtown and Golden Valleys over the lush rolling Herefordshire countryside over towards The Malvern Hills. This is a farmhouse that once you are safely ensconced up there, you will not want to leave. Bask in the conservatory whatever the weather and just enjoy the ever changing colours, the views over the countryside and the clouds in this massive expanse of sky. Bring your own telescope to enjoy the night sky.
Sleeps 10 - 4 King-Size, 1 Twin
A spacious kitchen which has recently been newly fitted with double ovens and a combination microwave and an induction hob, a fridge and a freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and a huge welcoming central dining table, where everyone can gather comfortably for meals. There is also a wood burning stove - again welcoming and cheery ensuring the large kitchen is always warm.
In the sitting room there is a great stone inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove and an enormous stone lintel - so large it must have been an amazing feat of strength for the horses and men, we presume to raise this onto the stonework above the fireplace. There are a mix of comfy sofas and chairs to comfortably seat everyone and a flat screen TV with Freeview and a DVD.
An entrance hall with masses of room for boots, shoes and coats.
The conservatory has comfortable seating and another table and chairs.
Doors lead out to the lawns, orchards and the terrace.
Bedroom 1: A bedroom with a King sized bed
Bedroom 2: A bedroom with a Double bed
Bedroom 3: A bedroom with a Double bed
A downstairs Bathroom: With a free standing roll-top bath, walk-in shower, hand basin and toilet.
Up a flight of very steep traditional stairs to a family suite where the wonderful great oak cruck beams are exposed showing the age of the property dating which probably dates from the 15th century.
Bedroom 4: A partial mezzanine bedroom over the living room with twin beds
Bedroom 5: A light bedroom with a door is reached by walking through bedroom 4 to a spacious bedroom with a king sized bed with a lovely patchwork duvet cover and again showing the exposed oak beams. There is an en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, hand basin and toilet.
There are a couple of acres of mown grass in the orchard and a sloping garden - with plenty of places to sit outside to enjoy the views and a sunny terrace in the front of the house. The garden is enclosed against sheep coming in.
Visitors should be aware that the farmhouse is reached through a farmyard with three gates to open - and the track is fairly steep and in winter it can get pretty muddy (4 wheel drive advisable) so be prepared to bring a torch and boots for opening gates at night.
* All linen and towels inclusive
* All electricity, new efficient electric storage heating, Starter Fuel Pack supplied (3 bags coal, firelighters and basket of logs)
* Ample parking
* Well behaved pets welcome 2 - there are often sheep in the neighbouring fields
* Safe lock up storage for bikes
* Cot and high chair
* Mobile reception variable
* Flat screen TV with Freeview
* A returnable bond of £250.00 is required with this property to be paid with the balance
There is a footpath leading up alongside the grounds of this remote farmhouse to Offa's Dyke Path in one direction and Llantony Valley over Hatterell Hill in the other direction. This really is a paradise for serious hill walkers, anyone wanting complete peace and tranquillity, a group of friends wanting to get together and for anyone wanting to be able to observe the countryside at first hand. For a fantastic Sunday Roast try The Carpenters Arms in Walterstone - you can walk over the fields and cross a river to get there - on the opposite side of the hill.
The farmhouse is approximately 2 miles from The Pandy Inn in Pandy and the Abergavenny to Hereford road the A.465 - so easy to reach.
If you would like to speak to some-one who has visited this property please speak to: Liz, Lucy, Tom, Carolyn, Sophie or Jessica.