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Staunton On Wye, Herefordshire
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A detached former barn with a first floor two bedroom apartment with agricultural restriction. The property also has attached outbuildings with potential for development and is set in level gardens of about half an acre in the popular Herefordshire village of Staunton On Wye

New House Farm, Staunton On Wye, Herefordshire

A detached former barn enjoying a pleasant rural location close to the village centre. At present the property comprises a first floor two bedroom apartment with agricultural restriction, ground floor stores and adjacent single storey buildings providing loose boxes, stable, garden room and garage, with potential for the creation of further accommodation (subject to appropriate planning permission).

The barn is set in level gardens with driveway, in all about 1/2 acre.

The Barn

Constructed of stone and blockwork with timber clad upper storey, standing under a tiled roof. The existing accommodation, which has off-peak electric heating and partial double glazing installed comprises:

• External metal steps up to a raised timber deck / platform (11'2" x 10'8") with a small-pane, fully glazed entrance door in to open plan living area / kitchen / breakfast room

• Kitchen (10'8" x 9'9") consisting of area with exposed timber framing and lofty ceiling

• Living room (18'4" x 9'9") with exposed timbers and roof trusses, front and rear aspects. Fully glazed double doors to lobby giving access to a:

• Three piece shower room (6'2" av. x 5'7") with avocado coloured suite

• Bedroom one (9'5" x 8'10") with night storage heater. There is separate access and currently also a wide timber archway through to:

• Bedroom two (9'6" x 9') with night storage heater,

On the ground floor: there are currently three rooms, each having separate access via half-heck / stable style doors. These comprise a:

• Utility / cloakroom (14'10" x 8'5") with concrete floor, an exposed stone wall, pedestal wash hand basin (h & c), low flush w.c., and plumbing for an automatic washing machine. Electricity meter and trip-board.

• Store room (15'9" x 9'3" av.) with concrete floor and concrete block-work wall to the rear,

• Store room (15'3" x 9'2" av.) with concrete floor and concrete block-work wall to the rear,

Adjacent to the barn are a range of connected outhouses of considerable length, consisting currently of:

• Beast house (25'3" x 16'1") with an internal height of 15' 10" approximately to the apex. This building is of brick and blockwork construction standing under an interlocking tiled roof, having a concreted floor and divided internally by blockwork walls to provide two loose boxes and a smaller feed store. There is a small sink with a wall-mounted electric water heater, one single power point and a cold water tap. Electricity trip box.

• Storage barn (20'5" wide x 17'2") with an internal height of 15' approximately to the apex, of brick and stone construction under a tiled roof and having a concreted floor. This building is accessible via two stable-type access doors and has electric light and window openings to the rear.

• Garden room (13'1" x 12'5") of brick and block-work construction under a tiled roof and with a glazed, small-pane entrance door, solid floor having fitted carpet, exposed beams, one single power point and uPVC framed front window.

• Adjacent garage (24' x 13'10") built of stone and brick under a tiled roof, formerly a cowshed, having timber double doors and fluorescent lighting.


The property stands in virtually level gardens extending to about ½ an acre; principally grass and with two vehicular entrances off the roadside. The main entrance with a concreted apron / driveway gives access to the dwelling and adjacent buildings and there is ample room for parking.

Adjacent is a level lawn with Silver Birch trees as well as various shrubs including Hydrangea and Buddleia. Whilst the majority of the ground is located to the front of the range of buildings, there is access from under the verandah to a small rectangular area of rear garden, which is gently sloping and down to grass enclosed on two sides by hedges, a public footpath is understood to pass close to the back of the building across this area.


Mains electricity and water are connected.
Drainage is understood to a septic tank and soak-away.
Night storage heating is installed.
Telephone (subject to British Telecom transfer regulations).
None of the services nor any of the fixtures and fittings included in these sales particulars has been tested.

Agricultural Occupancy Restriction

New House Farm was granted planning permission in 1982 for conversion of the first floor of the existing farm building to form an agricultural workers' apartment, application 82/550. Special conditions attached to the granted consent included “The occupations of the dwelling shall be limited to persons employed or last employed in agriculture as defined in Section 290 (1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971, or forestry, or the dependants of such person residing with him (but including the widow or widower of such a person)". The condition applied to New House Farm which specifically restricts the occupancy of this dwelling to people whose employment is in agriculture.


This property is situated close to the village centre of Staunton-on-Wye, which has several amenities close at hand including a primary school, a church, a doctors' surgery, a public house, a village hall and the nearby Oakchurch country store.  The village enjoys a regular bus service and the important local centre of Hereford is about seven miles distant with its diverse range of amenities.