Longtown, Herefordshire

£750,000 Offers Over
  • Ref: 12294001
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 1
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Property Features

  • Located on the fringe of the popular village of Longtown
  • Former agricultural stone barn converted circa 2017
  • Beautifully converted with much character and many features
  • Sitting room with exposed timbers and wood burning Stove
  • 3 bedrooms and 3 bath / shower rooms
  • Just under half an acre of lawned garden with spectacular views
  • Substantial detached double garage with pitched roof
  • Circa 3 acres of land available by separate negotiation
  • Peaceful and tranquil location
  • Abergavenny 11 miles and Hereford 16 miles

Property Summary

Set amidst beautiful rolling countryside and yet within a few minutes’ of the popular village of Longtown which straddles the English/Welsh border. An imaginatively converted traditional former agricultural stone barn with much character and interesting period features, creating a beautiful home. The barn and garden enjoy superb views and are located in a tranquil, private location.

Full Details

Situated on the fringe of the historic village of Longtown which straddles the Herefordshire/ Monmouthshire border, a popular community under the lee of the Black Mountains and Offa’s Dyke. The village, which is centred on its Norman Castle enjoys the benefit of a school, a comprehensively stocked village shop/post office and a well respected public house. Conveniently located for access to Abergavenny and Hereford with the A465 within 15 minutes’ drive linking to motorway networks and main line train stations.

Rarely do such delightful properties in this sought after location come onto the open market for sale, Ferns Barn offers the opportunity to enjoy a rural location overlooking the valley of the Olchon Brook with panoramic views across the valley to Hatterall Hill and down the upper Monnow Valley to the Skirrid mountain in the distance. Facing approximately South/South West the barn enjoys a bright and sunny location with a level garden of just under half an acre and the option of purchasing (by separate negotiation) the fields adjoining the garden, which amount to circa 3 acres.

Ground Floor
The accommodation has been completed to a high standard providing excellent modern facilities yet retaining much of its inherent character featuring exposed timbers and roof trusses, original stonework and flagged floors.

A front door leads to the entrance hall giving access to a well fitted utility room and onwards to ground floor bathroom/wet room, stairs to bedroom 3. A comfortable sitting room with wood burning stove, French doors opening onto a flagged terrace with the lawned gardens beyond. Stairs lead to bedroom 2 and steps down to: a modern kitchen fitted with a range of cupboards and worksurfaces over, a useful pantry and door to terrace and gardens. The principal bedroom, with an en-suite shower room is located on the ground floor, a feature of this bedroom is the picture window flooding the room with light.

First Floor
Located on the first floor are two bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room and the other accessed via a separate staircase.

Located off a country lane, via double timber gates which open onto an extensive gravelled driveway with ample parking. A detached, pitched roof double garage provides ideal storage space and could, subject to any necessary planning consents, be converted to provide an office/studio on the first floor. The gardens adjoin an elevated stone flagged terrace, are predominately laid to lawn and offer the opportunity for further planting/landscaping. The views from the garden are quite spectacular making this a perfect peaceful location to enjoy leisure time.

Nestling in the foothills of the Black Mountains, the sought after village of Longtown is steeped in history and has a number of interesting and historic buildings including a ruined castle. The village is bordered by beautiful countryside with access to Offas Dyke and Monnow Valley long distance paths. Longtown has a primary school which falls within the catchment area of the well regarded Fairfield Secondary School in Peterchurch, the village also offers a village hall, an award winning village store/post office which provides local products, fresh fruits and vegetables and a country pub which is also within walking distance and serves pub lunches and evening meals. The larger village of Ewyas Harold is just 5 miles where a wider range of amenities include: post office, doctors, dentist, public houses, butchers shop, fish and chip shop, veterinary surgery, places of worship and primary school.

Circa 10 miles north east of Abergavenny and 14 miles south west of Hereford on the eastern edge of the Black Mountains, part of the Brecon Beacons / Bannau Brycheiniog National Park.


Energy Performance Certificate
EPC Rating - C

To view the full EPC please visit -
https:// find-energy-certificate.service.gov.uk/energy-certificate/0259-3837-7784-9623-1011

Mains water and electricity. Air source heat pump for central heating. Private sewerage treatment plant.

Standard and superfast broadband available subject to providers terms and conditions. Please make your own enquiries via:
https:// www. openreach.com/fibre-broadband

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Local Authority
Herefordshire Council

Council Tax
Band E.
Please note that the Council Tax banding was correct as at the date property was listed. All buyers should make their own enquiries.

Ferns Barn forms part of title HE13841. Fine & Country are not aware of any onerous covenants relating to the barn or the curtilage of the property.

Land by Separate Negotiation
There are two fields adjoining the boundary of the garden which are available either individually or together by separate negotiation. One field measures approximately 1.7 acres (shown as Lot 1 on the illustrative map) the other 1.2 acres shown as Lot 2. These fields currently form part of a grazing agreement which expires in May 2024.
Please note that there is a footpath across the fields.
Lot 1 is available by separate negotiation for £35,000 and Lot 2 is available by separate negotiation for £25,000.
Further information available from the agent.

Agent's Notes
Not all of the land shown in the aerial photographs is owned by Ferns Barn.

Fixtures and Fittings
Unless specifically described in these particulars, all fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale though may be available by separate negotiation.

Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008
All measurements are approximate and quoted in imperial with metric equivalents and are for general guidance only. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure to accuracy, these sales particulars must not be relied upon. Please note Fine & Country have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and, therefore, no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. Contact the numbers listed on the brochure.