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Under Rock, Symonds Yat West, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire

For Sale

Property Features

  • 3 Bedroomed Detached House
  • 2 Reception Rooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Detached Self-contained Scandinavian Log Cabin
  • Double Garage
  • A Former Lime Kilns
  • Approx. 1.86 Acres of Grounds
  • Amazing Views

Property Summary

Built back in the 1880’s this very individual, detached Victorian former villa enjoys a unique elevated setting high above the beautiful Wye Valley. Nestled in front of a natural rocky landscape it also has the benefit of a spacious detached self-contained Scandinavian log cabin, a double garage and former lime kilns within its extensive grounds of approx. 1.86 acres. Potential for a spacious replacement eco designed dwelling subject to obtaining all necessary local authority consents.

Full Details

Under Rock has a fascinating past and it is believed that around 1958 Lieutenant Colonel Verschoyle moved to the area with a number of his staff who also settled close by after his involvement with the Irish Brigade in Kohima. This characteristic cottage has a timber framed construction with a combination of double glazed wooden and uPVC windows and doors set beneath a tiled pitched roof. Oil fired central heating with radiators throughout.

The entrance from the drive is up steps to sliding glazed doors into:

Corner window to front and hardwood front door with glazed leaded light with matching windows to either side, leading into;

Staircase to first floor with wooden turned spindles and matching handrail with storage under. Doors to following;

SITTING ROOM: (6.13m ext 7.32m x 4.86m max)
Deep bay window to front and two further windows to side enjoying the outstanding views. Exposed natural stone wall. Recessed wooden shelving along one wall. Double doors through into:

CONSERVATORY: (3.62m x 2.48m approximately)
Windows to side and back. French doors opening out to the sun terrace. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Ceramic tiled floor.

From the Reception Hall door into:

OPEN PLAN DINING AREA: (4.24m x 2.32m)
Two windows to side and one to front.

KITCHEN AREA: (3.30m x 2.95m)
Window to back. ‘U’ shaped tiled worktop with inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit and four ring ceramic hob with extractor hood above. Cupboards and drawers set under and tall unit with inset eye level electric oven. Matching wall mounted cupboards with glazed display cabinets. Door into Lobby with doors into;

Window to back. Worcester Greenstar oil fired boiler with central heating and hot water thermostat controls. Worktops with space beneath. Wall mounted storage cupboard.

Frosted glazed window. Low level w.c. washbasin and tiled surround with mirror over.

Stable door out to; BACK PORCH:
With recessed tiled shower cubicle. Double glazed external door leading out to the parking area.

Window to side and access to loft. Doors into;

BEDROOM ONE: (3.37m x 2.93m)
Window to front and side. Wood panelling to walls. Vaulted ceiling with wooden tongue and groove boarding.

BEDROOM TWO: (3.00m x 2.96m)
Window to side and back. Vanity unit with inset basin and tiled surround with mirror and shaver light and point above. Cupboard below. Deep airing cupboard with hanging rail and slatted shelving.

Window to back. Suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap having Mira Extra shower head. Low level w.c. Pedestal basin with mirror above and shaver light and point. Tiling to surrounding walls. Dimplex wall heater.

Windows to front and side. Fitted double and two single wardrobes with overhead storage.

The grounds are set in front of a rock face with interspaced mature trees and shrubs grassed areas and terraced gardens with steps, sun terraces and an ornamental pond. We are told that there is also woodland at the top of the rock face that is also included. There are also useful outbuildings including a greenhouse, summer house and garden shed.

There is a gated entrance leading on to a winding tarmac driveway leading around the cottage to an extensive parking and turning area giving access to the following;

DETACHED GARAGE: (4.76m x 4.40m)
With wooden double doors, power and lighting and separate storage area to back and an adjacent CAR PORT.

Designed and made in Finland with glazed panelled front door into:

SITTING ROOM: (4.16m 3.64m)
Two windows to front. Corner stone fireplace with stone hearth in part preparation for woodburner. Wooden flooring. Doors to following:

KITCHEN: (2.28m x 1.68m)
Window to front. Worktop with inset single bowl stainless steel sink unit and cupboards and drawers beneath. Inset four ring electric hob. Wall cupboard.

BEDROOM: (3.61m x 2.97m)
Window to front and side. Wooden flooring.

Window to side. Suite comprising tiled shower cubicle with glazed screen, Mira 7-2 electric shower unit. Low level w.c. Pedestal basin with tiled splashback, mirror with shaver point and light above. Towel radiator. Recessed storage area with slatted shelving. Access to loft space.

Mains water and electricity, private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Council Tax Band F, EPC Rating: E.