Blakemere, Herefordshire


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A splendid period country house set in approximately 12 acres with generous accommodation retaining many period features and a separate cottage.


Owlswood House, also known as Rosebank, is situated in the beautiful rural settlement of Blakemere which is found amidst the stunning Herefordshire countryside.

The property has not changed hands in 28 years and offers a wonderful opportunity for a country home in this stunning location.

The property sits in approximately 12 acres of gardens, pasture, woodland and orchards with a separate single storey cottage.


The village of Blakemere is found to the west of the Catherdral city of Hereford within the Wye Valley region of Herefordshire, set amidst stunning countryside.

The nearest village is Madley which offers a primary school, village shop, Church, village hall and local village amenities with a wide range of services being found in Hereford. The nearest secondary school is in Kingstone village and Peterchurch for the renowned Fairfield High School.

Hereford itself has a wide range of shopping and leisure activities available. The Brecon Beacons National Park is also close by with excellent hill walking and the river Wye offering excellent sporting opportunities and is very popular for canoeing and fishing.


The property is entered through the front hallway where immediately to the right is the main reception room with windows to the front and rear, a fire place and a door through to a timber framed conservatory.

Through the hallway is the kitchen which also opens into a dining area. There are fitted kitchen units as well as a large dresser storage unit, a ceramic double belfast style sink and an AGA. There is also an electric cooker point. From the kitchen there is a useful utility and boot room with a sink, plumbing for a washing machine and the oil-fired boiler. In the utility there is a door into a cloakroom with w.c, a wash hand basin and the utility room has a door to outside.

On the first floor there are 3 double bedrooms and one single, with the main bedroom having an en-suite bathroom with a free standing claw and ball bath, close-coupled w.c and wash hand basin.

The main bathroom has a panel bath, close-coupled w.c, wash hand basin and shower cabinet.

Adjacent to the bathroom is an exceptionally generous airing cupboard which also contains a hot water cylinder with emersion heater.

Throughout the accommodation there is a wealth of retained character which offers scope to further improve this delightful house found in a superb position with stunning views.


The property has its own splayed and gated driveway with separate access to Rose Cottage and parking for several cars.

The property sits in approximately 12 acres with a mixture of level pasture and woodland of mixed deciduous and evergreen trees. The property sits in a ring fence as per the attached plan.

The garden to the main house has a level lawn surrounded by various trees, shrubs and small borders as well as a productive vegetable garden.

A variety of small out-buildings including a large garage with power and lighting, a former stable block, which is currently a studio, which has been plaster boarded and has power sockets and a summer house, also with power, overlooking one of the paddocks.

Rose Cottage

Rose cottage was built in approximately 1993. The property offers an entrance porch leading into a hallway. The bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and a cupboard containing the boiler. There is a large sitting room with sliding doors leading out to a conservatory which nearly runs the length of the house. The kitchen has fitted units, an electric hob/oven, sink and space for a tall fridge/freezer.

Rose Cottage has its own driveway from the country lane, with a parking and garden area to the front. Outside there is a utility room with plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer, a sink and a further shower room with shower cabinet, close-coupled w.c, wash hand basin and a window. To the rear there is a level lawn with trees, shrubs and an outlook over the orchard.

It is noted from the original planning consent that Rose Cottage cannot be sold separately from the main residence.


Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Council Tax Band

Herefordshire Council Band G which includes Rose Cottage.


We are informed that both properties are connected to mains water and electricity, septic tank drainage and oil-fired central heating. Please note the services or service installations have not been tested.


From Hay-on-Wye take the B4348 in a North-easterly direction out of Hay continuing on to the village of Hardwicke passing the right turn to Peterchurch, Ross-on-Wye and the Golden Valley. Continue on the B4352 continuing through Murbatch and Bredwardine still staying on this road through the village of Moccas. Upon reaching the first tight right hand bend in the hamlet of Blakemere turn immediately left, signposted to Preston-on-Wye. Proceed along this lane for 0.9 miles where the entrance to Owlswood House will be found on the left hand side.

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Viewing and Contact Details

All viewings must be arranged through the selling agents Sunderlands.

Contact tel: 01497 822522

Office opening hours:

Mon-Fri 9.00-5.00pm.

Out of hours contact:

Harry Aldrich-Blake 07717 410757

None of these statements contained in these particulars are to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. These particulars are not an offer or contract or part of one. Floor plans are provided for guidance as to the layout of the property only. Room sizes and measurements are approximate only. Please note we have not tested the equipment, appliances and services in the property and interested parties are advised to commission appropriate investigation before formulating their offer.

Sunderlands are a member of the Ombudsman for Estate Agents Scheme and therefore adhere to their Code of Practise. A copy of the Code of Practise is available on request.

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