Marstow, Ross-On-Wye - with land

£895,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A rare opportunity to purchase a former 16th century mill, exquisitely situated overlooking its mill pond, together with detached garaging, stables, fishing rights, formal gardens and approximately 8 acres of land, ideal for equestrian use.

Situation and Description

Tuck Mill offers the best of both worlds, being privately situated on a small country lane, whilst only a few minutes drive from the A40 which provides access to south Wales and the Midlands. Local services are available at the nearby market towns of Monmouth (6 miles) and Ross on Wye (8.5 miles) as well as the cathedral city of Hereford to the north east (30 minutes drive). The larger cities of Bristol and Cardiff are also under an hour away. More immediate facilities can be found at Whitchurch (1 mile) which offers a primary school, village hall, church, garage, two public houses and a local shop.

The house itself is constructed of mellow brick and sandstone and offers beautifully appointed accommodation throughout which retains plenty of character. There is plenty of space throughout and the existing owners have created a stunning kitchen/breakfast room, which now forms the main hub of the house, and opens on to the sun terrace. Many of the rooms overlook the mill pond, which is a haven for wildlife and an idyllic spot to while away the time. There are pathways around the gardens and the land is divided into a number of enclosures, and ideal for equestrian or other use, with purpose-built stables and feed store, extensive parking and garaging. The Garren Brook, which feeds into the mill pond, forms part of the boundary and its fishing rights come with Tuck Mill.

On arrival, a front door opens into a very attractive and spacious reception hall with hand-made elm staircase rising to the first and second floors. The hall has an attractive period fireplace, with fitted wood burner, and provides access to the dining room and drawing room, which adjoin each other, and create a wonderful space for entertaining. There are attractive slate tiled floors, a large open fireplace with fitted wood burner in the sitting room, exposed timbering and views over the mill pond and gardens. At the other end of the house, lies a stunning kitchen/breakfast room, which has been designed by the existing owners, with granite working surfaces, and an extensive range of well-planned DeVOL cupboards and drawers, a central work station with marble top, as well as large pantry cupboards and built-in fridge and freezer, dishwasher, space for Range style cooker and much more. Again, there are lovely views over the mill pond, gardens and land and a stable door leads out to a large terrace which makes the most of the property s water side location. The kitchen is supported by a utility room, which houses the oil-fired central heating boiler, space and plumbing for the washing machine, Belfast sink and fitted cupboards. There is also a cloakroom/toilet and a stable door to outside.

From the reception hall an open tread staircase leads up to a large first floor landing/library room with fitted bookshelves to three walls, a dual aspect and access to the master bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, oak flooring, triple aspect with lovely views, fitted wardrobes and cupboards to one wall, exposed timbering, free standing deep fill cast iron bath and door to large en suite shower room. There are two double guest rooms both with en suite facilities and their own character and charm as well some lovely aspects from their windows. A staircase continues to an impressive second floor office or fourth bedroom, which offers plenty of space with vaulted ceiling, roof lights, built-in storage cupboards and door out to a balcony with spiral stairs leading down to the terrace.

Outside, the property is approached from a small lane by its own gated entrance which leads onto a brick driveway which provides extensive parking. This in turn leads to a detached double garage and workshop (24ft 8 x17ft 7) with double doors to front, side door, light and power, and large loft area above. A boarded walkway from the drive leads around to the rear of the house and to the large sun terrace, which is perfect for al fresco dining on summer evenings. The terrace enjoys the backdrop of the mill race and pond and the current owners have regular sightings of kingfishers, ducks, otters, fish and much more.

Pathways lead to the formal gardens, which are laid to lawn with box hedged borders, interspersed with a variety of shrubs, plants and trees. An hexagonal summer house, with central bbq, offers a peaceful place to relax and a separate vegetable garden includes two greenhouses, an outhouse for garden storage, a soft fruit cage, raised beds and water and power supply.

The land can be accessed from the main drive but also by a separate gated entrance off the road, with bridges providing vehicular access over the Garron Brook. The land extends in total to approximately 8 acres and is divided into a number of enclosures, which in the main have post and rail fencing. These are supported by an excellent timber stable block with two lose boxes (15ft x 13ft) with open fronted feed store at one end with light, water and power. Outbuildings have light and power.

Further features include solar panels of the roof of the garage, which provide an estimated income of between £1,200 and £1,400 per annum.

Directions

From Hereford, proceed in a southerly direction on the A49 towards Ross on Wye. After approximately 8 miles, turn right onto the A4137 signposted to Symonds Yat and Monmouth. After a further 4.5 miles, proceed down along hill and at the bottom turn immediately right after crossing a walled bridge. Continue along this small lane and Tuck Mill be found on the right-hand side after approximately one third of a mile.

Services and Considerations

Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage, oil fired central heating. It is not our company policy to test services and domestic appliances, so we cannot verify that they are in working order. Any matters relating to rights of way should be checked with your solicitor or surveyor. Council tax band G. EPC D. Tenure freehold. High speed broadband

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