For Sale - Pencraig, Ross on Wye, HR9 - Offers Over £1,300,000

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Classic 18th Century Detached House

11 Bedrooms with En-suite

5 Reception Rooms

Plus 3 Bedrooms Attached Cottage

Panoramic Views Across the River Wye

Approx. 3.6 Acres of Gorunds

Pencraig Court is a substantial, classic, 18th century, Grade II listed country house set off the A40 between Monmouth and Ross on Wye. Its elevated aspect provides it with outstanding panoramic views across the River Wye and open countryside beyond. Previously a hotel and restaurant it has eleven en-suite bedrooms and five reception rooms and an attached 2 bed cottage. Beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens and a sweeping drive with an extensive parking area, totalling 3.6 Acres.

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 Pencraig Court is a substantial, classic, 18th century, Grade II listed country house set off the A40 between Monmouth and Ross on Wye. Its elevated aspect provides it with outstanding panoramic views across the River Wye and open countryside beyond. Previously a hotel and restaurant it has eleven en-suite bedrooms and fine reception rooms and an attached 2 bed cottage. Beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens and a sweeping drive with an extensive parking area, totalling 3.6 Acres.

  
 
 It has also been a restaurant and a wedding venue and once served as a school during the war. It has easy access to the major road networks and the renowned primary and secondary schools in the state and private sectors at Monmouth and Ross on Wye. The cathedral cities of Hereford and Gloucester, as well as Cheltenham, are within easy reach and Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff airports are approximately one hour's drive away.

  
 
 The wealth of original, internal features include the impressive sweeping staircase with cast-iron balustrades and mahogany handrails, highly decorative coved ceilings and roses, sashed and large bay windows, cast iron fireplaces with tiled inserts and marble surrounds, moulded skirting boards, architraves, dado rails as well as panelled doors throughout. The main entrance is through double doors into:

  
 
 The main entrance is via stone steps to the side and through double doors into:

  
THE PORCH:
 Glazed on two sides with door leading into:

  
RECEPTION HALL:
 Featuring the elegant sweeping staircase to three floors with cast-iron balustrades and mahogany handrails. Doors lead into the following;

  
DINING ROOM:
 This consists of two rooms linked by a wide arched central opening. The first room is; 4.6m x 4.4m (15'1" x 14'5"): with windows to two aspects and a large bay window to front with outstanding, far reaching Wye Valley views. Central marble fireplace with inset tiles. The second room is: 5.4m x 4.9m (17'9" x 16'1"): with a three-sided bay windows to front and double part glazed doors with matching side panels out to garden and sun terrace. Central fireplace. This consists of two rooms linked by a wide arched central opening. This consists of two rooms linked by a wide arched central opening. The first room is; 4.6m x 4.4m (15'1" x 14'5"): with windows to two aspects and a large bay window to front with outstanding, far reaching Wye Valley views. Central marble fireplace with inset tiles. The second room is: 5.4m x 4.9m (17'9" x 16'1"): with a three-sided bay window to front. Central fireplace.

  
DRAWING ROOM:
 7.96m x 5.48m (26'1" x 18'0")
Two windows to front and French doors to side leading out onto terrace. Central fireplace, part pained surround inset with woodburner. Two arched recesses with shelves and cupboards at low level.

  
SIDE HALLWAY:
 with doors into:

  
MORNING ROOM:
 5.66m x 3.69m (18'7" x 12'1")
Two windows overlooking terrace. Inset cast iron fireplace. Recessed shelving with cupboards at low level.

  
CLOAKROOM:
 With frosted window to side and part glazed door into lobby and door in WC with low level WC and wall mounted basin. Window to back.

  
 
 From the Reception Hall into BACK HALLWAY: With doors into;

  
KITCHEN/ BREAKFAST ROOM:
 4.80m x 3.75m (15'9" x 12'4")
Two windows to courtyard, laminated worktops to four sides with inset single drainer stainless steel sink as well as circular sink, ceramic hob with extractor over and oven set under. A range of high gloss white base and drawer units under, matching wall units and stainless steel 6-burner LPG range. Island unit with matching worktop with cupboards set under and breakfast bar. Bi-fold doors into shelved Pantry. High ceilings with original meat hooks.

  
 
  
  
STUDY/OFFICE:
 4.39m x 2.96m (14'5" x 9'9")
Window to side. Built in shelving and desk and gun Cupboard. Glazed screen into Entrance Hallway.

  
BACK LOBBY:
 With back/servants staircase and external door out to Cottage courtyard. Doors into the following;

  
CLOAKROOM:
 Window at high level. Low level W.C and wall mounted basin.

  
EXTENSIVE CELLAR:
 Via stone spiral staircase with flagstone floors and original drainage channels, arched vaulted brick ceilings and mainly painted stone walls. Oil fired Beeston boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating. Extensive wine and vegetable storage areas. For layout see Floor Plan.

  
PANTRY:
 4.80m x 2.39m (15'9" x 7'10")
Window to side. Original cast iron safe.

  
LAUNDRY:
 4.31m x 2.45m (14'2" x 8'0")
External door with glazed panel above. Fitted cupboards and shelves. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Belfast sink on upright supports.

  
STORAGE ROOM:
 4.70m x 2.36m (15'5" x 7'9")
Window at high level to side.

  
SPLIT LEVEL FIRST FLOOR GALLERIED LANDING:
 With matching balustrading and handrails and Walk-in Airing Cupboard: With hot water tank and slatted shelving. A small flight of stairs leads off to;

  
EAST WING:
 With Inner Z shaped hallway with Shelved storage cupboard, window to end and stairs up to second floor. Doors lead into:

  
BEDROOM FIVE:
 4.13m x 3.35m (13'7" x 11'0")
Window with river views. Wardrobe with hanging rail at high level. Door into:

  
EN-SUITE BATHROOM:
 Vanity basin with mirror and shelving above. Low level W.C. Bath with screen, mixer valve over with head on adjustable rail. Ceramic tiled floor and part tiled walls.

  
BEDROOM ONE:
 5.48m x 4.92m (18'0" x 16'2")
Windows to front and side. Door into:

  
EN-SUITE BATHROOM:
 Window to side with garden views. Pedestal basin with low level W.C. Bath set on plinth with mixer taps with head on adjustable rail. Part tiled walls and ceramic tiled floor.

  
BEDROOM FOUR:
 3.68m x 3.47m (12'1" x 11'5")
Window to side with garden views. Door into:

  
EN-SUITE BATHROOM:
 Pedestal basin with mirrored illuminated cupboard above, low level W.C, bath and part tiled walls and ceramic tiled floor.

  
 
 From galleried landing doors lead into the following:

  
BEDROOM TWO:
 5.04m x 3.53m (16'6" x 11'7")
Three-sided bay window with panoramic views. Door into:

  
EN-SUITE BATHROOM:
 Vanity unit with illuminated mirror and cupboard over. Low level W.C. Bath with mixer valve and head on adjustable rail. Part ceramic tiled walls and tiled floor.

  
BEDROOM THREE:
 4.69m x 4.50m (15'5" x 14'9")
Windows to front and side. Painted surround to inset cast iron fireplace. Door into:

  
EN-SUITE BATHROOM:
 Vanity unit with illuminated mirror and cupboard over. Low level W.C. Bath with mixer valve and head on adjustable rail. Part ceramic tiled walls and tiled floor.

  
BEDROOM SIX:
 4.39m x 3.30m (14'5" x 10'10")
Window to side with views over vegetable garden. Door into:

  
EN-SUITE BATHROOM:
 Window to side. Pedestal basin with illuminated mirror above. Low level W.C. Bath with glazed screen, mixer valve and head on adjustable rail. Part ceramic tiled walls and tiled floor.

  
BEDROOM SEVEN:
 4.49m x 3.20m (14'9" x 10'6")
Window to side overlooking the driveway. Door into;

  
EN-SUITE BATHROOM:
 Window overlooking the driveway. Vanity unit with illuminated mirror and deep shelf. Low level W.C. Bath with mixer valve and head on adjustable rail. Part ceramic tiled walls and ceramic tiled floor.

  
 
 Part glazed door to Inner hallway with window at end and second back/servants staircase to Ground and up to;

  
SECOND FLOOR:
 With window to stairwell and window to end. All the rooms are served by electric convertor heaters. Doors into the following:

  
BEDROOM EIGHT:
 4.40m x 2.10m (14'5" x 6'11")
Window to side overlooking the vegetable garden. Electric heater. Arched opening into:

  
EN-SUITE BATHROOM:
 Pink suite comprising corner bath, pedestal basin and low-level W.C. Ceramic tiling at low level. Rooflight. Mirror with shaver light above.

  
UTILITY ROOM:
 With single drainer sink with drawers and cupboards under, shelf at high level.

  
BEDROOM NINE:
 5.10m x 3.30m (16'9" x 10'10")
Window with panoramic views of the river. Opening vestibule into:

  
EN-SUITE BATHROOM:
 White suite comprising low level W.C pedestal basin, bath with shower taps. Ceramic tiling to lower level. External fire escape door. Roof access trap.

  
BEDROOM TEN:
 4.68m x 4.50m (15'4" x 14'9")
Window with panoramic views. Door into:

  
EN-SUITE BATHROOM:
 4.20m x 3.00m (13'9" x 9'10")
3 rooflights. Contemporary suite comprising pedestal basin, low level W.C central bath. Ceramic tiling up to dado height. Mirrored illuminated cupboard. Pair of doors into Airing Cupboard with slatted shelving. Ceramic tiled floor.

  
EAST WING:
 With split level landing, window to back, back staircase down to first floor. Doors into the following;

  
BEDROOM ELEVEN:
 4.25m x 3.40m (13'11" x 11'2")
Window to side overlooking the vegetable garden. Door into:

  
EN-SUITE BATHROOM:
 Pink suite comprising pedestal basin with mirror and shaver light over. Low level W.C bath with ceramic tiling to dado height.

  
SITTING ROOM:
 4.84m x 4.61m (15'11" x 15'1")
 
  
CAREFREE COTTAGE
 Attached to the main house this self-contained annexe accommodation which has been used for seasonal Air BnB with impressive occupancy figures. It has an inverted layout and electric heating. It is built in red sandstone with a walled courtyard garden and stone outbuilding and a timber clad gardener's loo comprising low level W.C and pedestal basin. Purpose built brick BBQ. A part glazed door leads into;

  
ENTRANCE HALL:
 With stairs to first floor with cupboard under. Window to back. Doors into the following:

  
BEDROOM ONE:
 4.30m x 3.34m (14'1" x 10'11")
Window with views to vegetable garden. Corner plinth with raised shower cubicle with mixer valve and head on adjustable rail, sliding door and ceramic tiling to two walls.

  
BEDROOM THREE:
 3.92m x 2.09m (12'10" x 6'10")
Window to side to courtyard.

  
BEDROOM TWO:
 3.45m x 2.00m (11'4" x 6'7")
Window to side with garden views. Shelved recess.

  
 
 Up stairs with quarter landing to first floor landing with small glazed panel to side. Doors into:

  
LIVING/DINING ROOM:
 5.78m x 4.52m (19'0" x 14'10")
Picture window with garden views and two windows to side. Two shelved recesses.

  
FAMILY BATHROOM:
 Window to side. Low level W.C. Bath with screen, mixer valve and head on adjustable rail. Pedestal basin with mirror and shaver light above. Door into Storage Cupboard.

  
KITCHEN:
 5.05m x 2.56m (16'7" x 8'5")
Windows to side with vegetable garden views. Stable door leading out onto small timber decked sun terrace with wooden fence balustrading. Laminated work-tops with inset stainless-steel double drainer sink unit with painted cupboards and drawers set under and matching wall units. Space for cooker. Doors into two shelved storage cupboards.

  
OUTSIDE:
 The property is approached off the A40 on to a private driveway with an "in and out" entrance through two pairs of wrought iron gates to an extensive gravel parking area. There is also a spur off down to additional parking and a;

  
DOUBLE GARAGE:
 5.85m x 4.83m (19'2" x 15'10")
Attached to the end of The Cottage. Stone built with tiled roof and open fronted, exposed roof timbers with flagged stone floor. An opening leads into:

  
WORKSHOP:
 4.83m x 4.32m (15'10" x 14'2")
Window to front, flagstone floor.

  
 
 The principal area of formal garden is located to the front of the property facing the outstanding panoramic river Wye views. It is approached down flared wide flagged steps with feature brick pillars and concrete shaped balustrading and is approached over most attractive flagstone steps to a large level lawn with the view across the River Wye creating a magnificent backdrop. This terrace would lend itself to being a tennis court or swimming pool. Below the terrace is an expanse of sloping mixed woodland and the perimeters of the grounds are interspersed with well stocked planted borders, mature shrubs and trees and total approximately 3.59 acres.

  
 
 Set at the end of the grounds is a further lawned area and flagstone sun terrace off the drawing room, capitalising on the views and ideal for entertaining. Behind this is a fenced KITCHEN GARDEN with greenhouse and two small paddocks and a STABLE BLOCK: constructed in block work with pitched tiled roof with two loose boxes 4.09m x 3.08m (13'5" x 10'1"), a tack room 3.19m x 2.29m (10'6" x 7'6") and store room 3.17m x 1.57m (10'5" x 5'2"). Power, light and water are connected. Alongside this is a timber hay barn 16' x 14' with power and lighting. Agents Note: The current owners are willing to offer a private mortgage of up to 50% of the purchase price over a ten year term. A first legal charge would be required and the purchasers would be responsible for all solicitors' costs in connection with preparation of the mortgage.

  
SERVICES:
 Mains water, electric, oil fired central heating and private drainage. Council Tax Band G.

  
DIRECTIONS:
 From Monmouth take the A40 towards Ross on Wye on entering the 50 MPH zone at Pencraig move over to the right-hand lane and onto the central reservation. Turn back on yourself towards Monmouth and take the left-hand drive immediately on your left leading to the property.

  

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