Ganarew, Monmouth, Herefordshire, NP25 3SR


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
In a spectacular hidden valley location with stunning views across the River Wye and surrounding countryside, a unique extended and re-configured country residence.


When proceeding in a westerly direction from Ross-on-Wye towards Monmouth, on the main A40 dual carriageway, proceed through Pencoyd and Whitchurch for a further mile, ascending the hill and at the top of the hill note an arched bridge, at which point slow down immediately and take the very next left turn, signposted Ganarew. Bear left and upon entering Ganarew continue along the edge of the Wyastone estate taking the first right at the lodge house, through the gated access into the estate itself. Continue past the Deer Park, which is on the left hand side and past the business park and turn right, heading deeper into the estate itself. After approximately 100 yards, bear left and immediately sharp left again (by the post box) and signposted Kennels Cottage. Continue down onto the meadow which runs alongside the river, where the metalled road reverts to hardstanding. Continue right the way along through the original gated access and spinney with the driveway continuing exclusively to the property itself.


This property enjoys a spectacular location and is situated on the Herefordshire/Monmouthshire boundary, with extensive views of surrounding countryside across The River Wye, yet just a few minutes drive from either Monmouth or Ross-on-Wye and some 16 miles from Hereford. Nearby dual carriageway access is available to numerous additional centres including Newport, Cardiff, Bristol, and via the M50, Gloucester and Cheltenham. The property is thus in a totally hidden and quiet location, yet convenient for excellent communications.

The property itself, which was formally a shooting cottage on the Wyastone Estate now enjoys its own separate freehold, yet benefits from the beautiful environment that the estate provides, and has been extended and reconfigured to a very high standard featuring two large reception rooms, two staircases and a bespoke garden room situated to the rear of the property.

Kennels Cottage which is centrally heated, is ideal to provide a wonderful family home and comprises as follows:


Front Entrance Door to Hallway with understairs storage area


with slate floor, raised stone hearth, woodburning stove, dual aspect with original part arched window.


with bespoke part hand crafted kitchen including oak breakfast bar, composite granite work surfaces with curved units incorporating integral fridge and dishwasher. Sliding cupboards, Rangemaster Butane gas range with electric oven and grill, further curved work surfaces, eye level wall cupboards, extractor over Rangemaster with cupboards either side and LED downlighting, sink unit with Quooker combi variable heat tap, granite window sill, and glass panelled eye level wall cupboards. Attractive original brick/stone faced elevation. Traditional style high efficiency radiator, enclosed COOL ROOM/REFRIGERATED PANTRY with heat exchange unit. The breakfast area includes original built in cupboards, archway incorporating wine storage, quarry tiled floor, further fitted cupboards and direct views across the river and beyond.


and wash hand basin with high efficiency radiator.


with quarry tiled floor, work surface space, 1.5 bowl sink unit, plumbing for automatic washing machine, space for tall fridge, stable door to patio and further woodstorage. Butane gas point.


with flagstone floor, ancillary stable front entrance door. Part exposed timbers, built in cupboards. Up lighting. Steps up to


with boarded floor, raised hearth and woodburning stove, handmade oak bi-folding doors to patio to maximise the views available. Part vaulted ceiling, wall lighting, recess and oak fronted built in cupboard.

From the dining room steps up to


with atrium style roof (double glazed), double glazed french doors, feature downlighting, oak flooring.


with oak flooring, extensive built in wardrobe range with further storage to one elevation, useful built in cupboard. Double doors to garden room, downlighting, recess and en-suite shower room with curved corner wide bore shower, wash hand basin and cupboard with further mirror fronted cupboard. WC. Extractor, heated towel rail and radiator.


Ancillary stairway to


with velux window, built in cupboard, arched recess.


with part pitched ceiling, stunning river views available from all first floor bedrooms. En-suite Shower Room with built in linen cupboard. Tiled shower cubicle with Mira fitted shower. Tiling. High efficiency radiator. WC. Wash hand basin. Fitted mirror, shaver light and point. Air extractor.


with uplighting and access to roof.


with oak flooring, part curved bath, shower attachment and fitted shower. Tiling, high efficiency radiator. Airing cupboard with hot water cylinder, WC and wash hand basin.


with gable end views, part pitched ceiling.


With part pitched ceiling, recess and fitted shelving, built in wardrobe.


Substantial timber clad fully equipped Workshop/Garage with electrically operated ramp, concreted floor, three double swinging doorways and personal access. Power and florescent lighting, under roof mezzanine storage, lean to store both to the side and rear, with to the front additional parking, security lighting and open fronted woodstore. To the front and side of the property are the lawned gardens and floral border with immediately to the front a stone wall and patio with the pump and flood defence system. Further raised patio.

The hardstanding continues alongside the fenced public foothpath to further fenced pastureland and vegetable area, with to the far side delightful woodland comprising mostly native tree varieties. This beautiful woodland forms habitat for deer and other wildlife and benefits from its own cave and wildlife hide/treehouse.

To the rear is a sheltered lawned terrace, oil tank and housing for the external Worcester oil fired central heating boiler.

In total this delightful property extends to approximately 10 acres to be verified, and provides immediate access to extensive woodland and river walks, an Iron Age fort, limekilns and King Arthur's Cave.


We understand that The Woodland Trust have a right of way for extraction and access to woodland beyond the property, by prior notification and arrangement. Further details upon request.


The property also enjoys a mooring point and with public mooring points available in Monmouth it would certainly be possible to access the town by boat.


Mains water and electricity provided via the estate. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.


Herefordshire Council 01432 260000. Council tax band F. (£2,720 in 2019/20)

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