Rudhall Mill, Ross on Wye. Herefordshire. HR9

£1,175,000

5 bedrooms 5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms 4 bathrooms
One of the most handsome period homes in the area, Rudhall Mill is an exceptional conversion of a former corn mill dating back to the 1800's, set within stunning grounds of around 5 acres including lawned gardens, a large lake and arboretum. The front of the property has a sunny south easterly aspect overlooking the glorious gardens. Internally the property offers flexible, attractive accommodation, beautifully finished with attention to detail.The house is spread over four floors with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 large reception rooms, a modern kitchen-breakfast room with Rayburn, utility room, cloakroom, study and store room. The accommodation is flexible, allowing for the lower ground floor level to serve as a guest suite / holiday annex. There is an integrated garage, a timber outbuilding and a fantastic balcony decking area accessible from the lounge which overlooks the lake and gardens.This imposing stone built house enjoys a private location, being situated in the peaceful hamlet of Rudhall, surrounded by farmland and rolling countryside. There is excellent access to nearby road networks, with the market town of Ross on Wye just over two miles away and junction 4 of the M50 motorway only one mile away giving rapid access to the wider motorway network.ROSS-ON-WYE well known as 'the gateway to the Wye Valley', is a market town overlooking the famous horseshoe bend in the River Wye. The town has a variety of most attractive period buildings with a good range of shopping, sporting and cultural amenities. There are three primary schools and a well-regarded senior school. Ross is conveniently positioned for commuting with excellent road links and being located midway between the cathedral cities of Hereford and Gloucester and within about an hour's drive of Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff and Cheltenham.

ROSS-ON-WYE well known as 'the gateway to the Wye Valley', is a market town overlooking the famous horseshoe bend in the River Wye. The town has a variety of most attractive period buildings with a good range of shopping, sporting and cultural amenities. There are three primary schools and a well-regarded senior school. Ross is conveniently positioned for commuting with excellent road links and being located midway between the cathedral cities of Hereford and Gloucester and within about an hour's drive of Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff and Cheltenham. Entrance: The property is entered through an impressive totally enclosed solid oak and glass porch with stone floor and bench seats. A part glazed door leads to the reception area with exposed ceiling and wall timbering and oak staircase to both upper and lower levels. Ground floor Kitchen-breakfast room: Part glazed door to a newly fitted modern kitchen, with exposed ceiling beams, attractive units and solid granite worktops, solid oak flooring and a fitted oil-fired Rayburn, a Miele four ring ceramic hob, Miele oven/grill and Miele dishwasher. There is also an integrated fridge, microwave, recycling bin, low level lights, a breakfast bar and useful larder with fitted shelving and drawers. Good-sized breakfast/sitting area with several windows on three sides offering a pleasant outlook to the gardens. Cloak room: A tastefully fitted cloakroom with attractive tiling to floor and walls, wc, heated towel rail, marble bowl style wash hand basin with split-face stone tiled splashback and storage beneath. Dining room: A bright and spacious room with exposed beams to the ceiling, coal effect gas fire with stone surround, window looking out to the front of the property. French doors lead to the rear of the house and glazed double doors leading into: Drawing Room: The drawing room is generous in size, with exposed beam to ceiling, windows to three sides allowing for plenty of light and pleasant outlooks over the lake and grounds. There is an open fireplace to one corner with fitted woodburning stove on a stone hearth and attractive panel surround. A pair of French doors lead out to: Balcony: A large decking area giving the perfect outlook over the lake and gardens, with pergola structure trailed in wisteria and climatis, with level access to the rear garden and wooden steps set into the bank to access the lawn and lake. First floor Master bedroom: A beautifully finished master suite, comprising a double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and drawers. Exposed beams to ceiling and a window overlooking the gardens to the front of the house. Walk-in wardrobe/airing cupboard with hanging rail and fitted shelving. A beautiful En-suite with modern tiling to floor and walls, panel bath with handheld shower, marble bowl style wash hand basin with vanity storage unit beneath, wc, fitted wall mirror with lights and radiator. Bedroom 2: Spacious double bedroom with exposed beams, fitted wardrobe and window looking out to the front of the property. Bedroom 3: Another good-sized double bedroom with exposed beams, space for wardrobes, private aspect to the rear of the house overlooking stream. Family shower room: A beautiful shower room with a double width shower cubicle featuring digital shower and wc. Modern tiling to floor and walls, slate counter top with large wash hand basin, vanity storage unit beneath and a small recessed storage cupboard. Split-face stone tiled splashback, fitted wall mirror with lights and radiator

Second floor Bedroom 4: An exceptionally spacious room with raised ceiling and impressive exposed oak beams. Large walk in wardrobe, window to one side looking up the valley as well as a velux window giving more light. A fantastic hideaway for teenagers. Bedroom 5: The fifth bedroom is very similar in size and layout to the fourth bedroom, with the same beautiful exposed oak beams to the ceiling, a window overlooking the lake and grounds and a velux roof light. Family bathroom: Another very stylish bathroom with panel bath and handheld shower, pedestal wash hand basin with side shelf, wc and heated towel rail. Split face tiling to part of the walls, fitted wall mirror with lights and patterned mosaic floor tiles give the bathroom a very fashionable feel. Velux roof light. Lower Ground Floor Marble tiled floor with low level door to storage area under stairs. Further door to: Garage: Tiled floor, Garador remote control door to front, fluorescent lighting and shelving. The remaining lower ground floor rooms easily combines to provide a beautifully presented one bedroom annex or holiday let, the current owners use Airbnb. Shower room: An attractive shower room with corner shower, wc and river boulder wash hand basin on slate counter top and vanity drawers under. Under floor heating to marble floor. Kitchenette/Laundry: Exposed beams to ceiling, stylish area with granite worktop to a range of kitchen units and drawers, large shelved storage cupboard, oak counter top, leading to laundry area with Belfast sink and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer and space for deep freeze/fridge appliances. Quarry tiled floor. Pleasant outlook to the front. Study: Window overlooking the front drive, exposed beams to ceiling and door to large lockable storage cupboard with fitted storage cupboards and shelves with marble floor. Further door to: Family room: A spacious room, beautifully finished with exposed stone walls and exposed ceiling beams , a mixture of solid oak and marble tiled flooring, a woodburning stove to one corner with attractive tiling behind, breakfast bar divide and two windows overlooking gardens and glazed French doors leading outside.

Gardens The gardens of Rudhall Mill really set the property apart, designed to a grand parkland style with a huge array of shrubs and mature specimen trees dotted throughout, including Dogwood, Willow, Flowering Cherry, Maple, Redwood, Handkerchief Tree, Walnut, Ginkgo Bilboa, Elm, Aspen and more including Quince, Apple, Pear, Plum and others. There is a large lake to the centre of the plot, with a central island currently housing the resident chickens. A canoe launch, as well as a floating deck offer great opportunities to enjoy the lake during the warmer weather. A raft allows easy access to the island for egg collection. There are wooden seats at various points around the lake, together with a firepit and BBQ area. Lying to the south western side of the Mill and driveway is the main lawn area with a central water feature using part of an old cider mill. To the north eastern border of the property is the Former Mill Race, now a gently babbling brook, and to the south western is the Rudhall Brook with sections of woodland and hedging screening the property off and allowing for a real sense of privacy. The current owners have installed a 450m running trail which circles the plot enabling complete access to the grounds. Tucked away to one corner is a recently constructed timber outbuilding, currently serving as a garden store, but with potential for a home office or hobbies room. To the south west of the house is the spacious balcony area and pergola draped in wisteria, which can be accessed from the garden or the drawing room. Leading round to the rear of the house is a private garden overlooking a section of the Former Mill Race and another vast array of beautiful plants, shrubs and trees are to be found here. Through a path from the entrance driveway, beyond a stone 'Ha-ha' wall is a large lawn perfect for outdoor games, bordered with trees and woodland and a vegetable plot with a Wooden Alton Greenhouse (approx. 12' x 8'). A second smaller parking area can be accessed via a separate wide wooden gate leading onto the singletrack country lane adjacent to the main gated driveway. Directions: From end of M50 (Junction 4) - at the roundabout take the exit signposted Upton Bishop (B4221) - between the Beefeater restaurant and the M50. Proceed for about quarter of a mile, turn right at the small cross roads. Proceed down this country road for approximately half a mile, over the motorway bridge, down the hill and past the gates to Rudhall Manor, take the next right and Rudhall Mill is first on the right


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Key Features

  • Exceptional conversion with flexible accommodation
  • Kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom
  • 3 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
  • Wonderful parkland style gardens around 5 acres
  • Impressive lake with central island
  • Garage and timber outbuilding

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