Bridstow, Ross-on-wye


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  • Bedrooms: 5
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A Fine Opportunity To Purchase A Unique Country Estate Situated In A Delightful Rural Location Amidst Unspoilt Countryside Enjoying Superb Far Reaching Views Across The Wye Valley Toward Marcle Ridge Comprising A Detached Three Bedroomed Property With Adjoining Two Bedroomed Annexe, Two Bedroomed Lodge, Complex Of Seven Individual Cottages And Beautifully Maintained Grounds Enjoying Riverside Frontage Extending In Total To Approximately 11 ACRES. EPC D.


Wye Lea Estate is situated within an area of outstanding natural beauty in the hamlet of Bridstow, which has a church and primary school, and is close to excellent road links via the A40 to South Wales and Gloucestershire, and the M50 linking to the M5 and the motorway system to all parts of the country. The area is renowned for its unspoilt beauty and recreational facilities including golf, shooting, fishing and hunting. The charming town of Ross on Wye is only 2 miles distant, Hereford and Ledbury approx 13 miles, and Monmouth approx. 10 miles. There is also easy access to the Wye Valley, Goodrich, Symonds Yat and the Welsh Borders. Birmingham and Bristol airports are also easily accessible.


Wye Lea Estate offers an opportunity to purchase a unique country estate nestled within the heart of the Herefordshire countryside affording superb sweeping views across the Wye Valley toward Marcle Ridge. Wye Lea Estate has been in the ownership of the current vendor for over 30 years and comprises an impressive complex of residential dwellings offering appeal to a diverse range of prospective buyers seeking a substantial family home with a significant income.


The main residence, Wye Lea House has undergone a vast scheme of refurbishment in recent years. The property has been completely redesigned to offer versatile and flexible three bedroomed accommodation with contemporary fixtures and fittings. The ground floor comprises a spacious entrance hall, living room with feature wood burning stove, garden room, study, dining room, well equipped breakfast kitchen, impressive 29ft games room, utility and boot room. There are also two double bedrooms on the ground floor (both en suite), which enjoy their own external access and could be adapted to create self contained units if desired. The master suite occupies the first floor with a dressing room, en suite bathroom, WC and balcony, which acts as a terrific viewing platform with sweeping views across the surrounding countryside.


Adjoining Wye Lea, there is a two bedroomed self contained annexe, ideal for those with dependant relatives or a growing family. The accommodation comprises an entrance hall, living room, breakfast kitchen, bedroom with en suite shower room, further double bedroom and bathroom. The annexe enjoys its own area of garden and has two allocated parking spaces.

The whole property is double glazed with underfloor heating throughout.


Within the grounds of the estate there is a single storey lodge comprising a large sitting room with log burning stove, well fitted kitchen dining room and two double en suite bedrooms (one en suite is a wet room with shower). Outside, The Lodge enjoys an area of garden predominantly laid to lawn with an attractive patio and driveway parking for two vehicles. The Lodge benefits from oil fired central heating and drainage is to a private sewerage system.


The cottages comprise a small complex of two/three bedroomed individual cottages with a total of 11 units of which 7 remain in the ownership of the Wye Lea Estate, which also owns the freehold interest in the development. The properties were constructed in 1990 originally as part of a holiday complex but more recently have been made available to occupants aged 55 and over. The 7 cottages still in the ownership of Wye Lea Estate are currently let under assured shorthold tenancies and produce a gross income of approximately £58,000 per annum exclusive. Full details of rents and agreements are available from the Agent's Ledbury office. All of the cottages have their own private front and rear gardens and two allocated parking spaces. There is also parking for visitors. Although close enough to facilitate easy management, the grounds have been carefully landscaped to ensure privacy, peace and seclusion for Wye Lea House.


Occupying a convenient yet secluded and tranquil position, Wye Lea Estate is approached by automated vehicular gates leading to a sweeping driveway flanked on both sides by mature trees. The grounds belonging to the estate have been thoughtfully landscaped to include large seating terraces and formal manicured lawns surrounded by borders stocked full with a variety of plants and shrubs to create a vivid splash of colour throughout the year. Within the grounds there is an impressive giant chess and chequer set together with an established vegetable patch, greenhouse and several useful sheds. The estate enjoys a riverside frontage with gently sloping areas of paddock and woodland leading to the river bank and full fishing rights upstream for approximately one mile.


The River Wye is the fifth longest river in the UK and was described by Sir Peter Scott as the best mixed fishery in the country. The fishery comprises 1 mile of single bank fishing on the west bank. There are 6 named salmon pools and numerous fishing cribs. There is an excellent head of coarse fish, particularly barbell, chub carp and pike. Access is via a service road, across the paddocks from Wye Lea House to the southern end of the beat. There is also access through the grounds of a neighbouring estate and through the picnic site at the top end of the beat. The fishery is not run on a commercial basis, but still makes an income of £6,000 - £8,000 per annum based on a regular number of anglers visiting. There is serious potential for greater commercial activity if desired.


We have been advised that mains electricity and water are connected to Wye Lea House. Central heating is provided via LPG with underfloor heating throughout. Drainage is to a shared private system. There is a water harvesting system which collects rainwater from the roof. It is used to flush all the toilets in Wye Lea House and supplies 4 of the 5 outdoor taps. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant local authority. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending occupiers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.


From the Agent's Ledbury Office proceed out of town on the A449 Ross Road. On reaching the roundabout at Preston Cross proceed straight over signposted for Ross-on-Wye and Much Marcle. Continue along this road for approximately 8 miles passing through Much Marcle. On reaching the outskirts of Ross-on-Wye, proceed straight over the roundabout continuing on the A449. At the next roundabout (Labels Shopping Outlet) proceed straight over onto the A40 signposted for South Wales and Monmouth. At the next roundabout take the third exit signposted A49 Hereford. Proceed for a short distance and take the first turning right signposted Bridstow. Follow the road for approximately one mile and Wye Lea Estate can be found on the right hand side.

Council Tax


This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.

Energy Perfomance Certificate

Energy Performance Certificates in respect of all properties will be made available.


By appointment to be made through the Agent's Ledbury Office (Tel: 01531 634648).


Intending purchasers will be required to produce identification documentation and proof of funding in order to comply with The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017. More information can be made available upon request.

John Goodwin FRICS has made every effort to ensure that measurements and particulars are accurate however prospective purchasers/tenants must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the accuracy of the information provided. No information with regard to planning use, structural integrity, tenure, availability/operation, business rates, services or appliances has been formerly verified and therefore prospective purchasers/tenants are requested to seek validation of all such matters prior to submitting a formal or informal intention to purchase/lease the property or enter into any contract.


We are advised (subject to legal confirmation) that the property is freehold.

Unique Country Estate

Affording Sweeping Views Across Wye Valley Toward Marcle Ridge

Impressive Range Of Residential Dwellings

Beautiful Grounds Extending To Approx 11 ACRES

Fishing Rights

Inspection Essential

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John Goodwin - Ledbury

3/5 New Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire

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