Hereford, Craswall, Herefordshire

Character Property

£699,000Guide price



01497 822522
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A charming and characterful former mill with an annex and a further detached cottage which is an established and very popular holiday let. Overall the property is situated in a delightful rural location with approximately 4 acres including a paddock and the River Monnow runs alongside.


A delightful converted mill with two further cottages sitting alongside the River Monnow at the foothills of The Black Mountains. Overall the property extends to approximately 4 acres including a paddock, very pleasant gardens with a delightful rural outlook and all found in this beautiful and picturesque location.


Craswall, is found as a linear settlement, approximately 8 miles from Hay-on-Wye, at the foot of The Black Mountains. Craswall is very well known as a highly desirable destination for holiday makers and those seeking somewhere far from the madding crowd. It is a haven for wildlife and for recreation yet very accessible from the M4 motorway (Junction 24).
Hay-on-Wye is found approximately 8 miles to the north-west and is a renowned bustling market town being very popular with tourists and having an excellent range of services and facilities and known the world over for the annual Hay Literary Festival held at the end of May. Hay-on-Wye is also known as the town of books for its wealth of second hand book shops as well as other individual boutiques, shops, restaurants, cafes and range of public houses.

The Black Mountains offer excellent walking and riding while the Offas Dyke is a popular route for walkers.

Cwm Mill

Cwm Mill provides very comfortable family accommodation which is beautifully presented offering spacious and versatile accommodation with a wealth of character and modern convenience with the property having been extensively renovated by the current owners. In addition to the main house there is a large detached Annex offering excellent one bedroom accommodation with the possibility of a variety of uses. Secondly there is River Cottage, again a self-contained two bedroom cottage currently used for holiday letting, thus providing a useful additional income.

Cwm Mill, which is beautifully presented, is entered via the hallway and immediately to the right is the sitting room with a large feature stone fire place with an oak lintel and a wood-burning stove.
Off the sitting room is a study, which is of an excellent proportion. The kitchen is full of character and offers an excellent range of units with granite worktops including a central island with an end grain butchers block. There is an electric range and integral dishwasher and fridge. A low partition wall divides the dining area with a window to the side and a fireplace with a wood-burning stove. From the kitchen a corridor leads to an utility room with plumbing for a washing machine and offers excellent drying space.

On the first floor are 4 double bedrooms with a very useful attic room accessed via a fixed ladder. The main bedroom is en-suite with the added benefit of a walk-in wardrobe. Bedroom 2 is of an excellent proportion with windows to two aspects. Both bedrooms 3 & 4 are of double proportions and both having double aspect windows. The bathroom offers a Whirlpool panel bath, close coupled w.c., a shower over the bath with a shower screen.

Entrance Hall 4.62m x 2.96m (15'2" x 9'9")

Sitting Room 6.16m x 5.59m (20'3" x 18'4")

Study 5.60m x 2.41m (18'4" x 7'11")

Open Plan Kitchen/Diner 6.72m x 4.80m (22'1" x 15'9")

Corridor & Utility 4.41m x 1.79m (14'6" x 5'10")

First Floor

Bedroom 1 4.50m x 3.70m (14'9" x 12'2")

En-Suite 1.61m x 2.19m (5'3" x 7'2")

Bedroom 2 5.61m x 3.09m (18'5" x 10'2")

Bedroom 3 2.49m (max) x 4.58m (8'2" ( max) x 15'0")

Bedroom 4 3.39m x 2.49m (11'1" x 8'2")

Attic 7.19m x 3.65m (23'7" x 12'0")

Mid height 1.58m ( 5'2")

The Annex

(EPC Rating "E"). Is accessed via a door leading into the entrance porch, which is also used as the utility area with plumbing for a washing machine. There is a good sized galley kitchen with further storage and an opening which gives access into the main reception room with a wood-burner, flagstone floor and exposed beams giving a lovely warm feel to this light and airy room which also has a vaulted ceiling. A further opening gives access to the conservatory which enjoys delightful views over the gardens and the surrounding countryside. From the sitting room there is a large shower room with a shower cabinet, close coupled w.c. And a wash hand basin. The main bedroom is found off the hallway with a built-in wardrobe and views over the garden. From the hallway there is access to a large storage cupboard, which is currently in use as a study.

River Cottage

(EPC Rating "C").Is a converted stone barn and is utilized as a holiday cottage which has proven to be very popular with holidaymakers. The main reception room has a wood-burner, windows to the side giving the room a lovely ambiance of warmth and character. This room leads into the kitchen with fitted units, integral dishwasher, washing machine, electric oven and hobb. There is a window to the side and has ample space for a kitchen table. There are two double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite finished to an excellent standard and the bathroom offers a panel bath with a shower, close coupled w.c. And a wash hand basin.


The property is approached via a lane running alongside a paddock extending to approximately 2.9 acres. The driveway splits giving access to Cwm Mill and the self-contained annex and there is a separate driveway into River Cottage. The cottage gardens are delightful and sit along the banks of the River Monnow which offers a haven for wildlife in a peaceful and tranquil setting. Adjacent is a timber framed outbuilding with a front door and an open-sided shelter. Across the driveway is a further timber outbuilding with power and light with three separate partitions providing lockup storage. Currently the main part of the building is being used as a gym with a separate w.c. And a wash hand basin. Behind the buildings is a level lawn area which can be used as a play or picnic area for the holiday cottage.
It is understood that there are fishing rights on the River Monnow included within the sale.


Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Council Tax Band

Herefordshire Council.
Annex Band A
Cwm Mill Band G
River Cottage current rateable value £1300.


We are advised that the property is connected to mains electricity. Private drainage system. Private bore hole.
Oil-fired central heating systems with separate boilers to each property.
Please note the services or service installations have not been tested.


From Hay-on-Wye:
Leave the town via the B4350 towards Brecon. Just past The Swan Hotel take the next left turning signposted to Capel-y-Ffin. Continue along this road for approximately 8.4 miles (turning left sign posted for Craswall at the Capel y Fyn junction) and the driveway to the property will be found on the left as indicated by an agents pointer board.
From Hereford:
Proceed out of the city in a south westerly direction along the A465 towards Abergavenny. After the Tesco roundabout take the second turning right onto the B4349 and continue to Clehonger bearing left on the B4349 signposted to Hay-on-Wye. Proceed through Kingstone. At the T junction turn right onto the B4348. Once in Vowchurch take the left hand turn signposted to Michaelchurch Escley. Continue to Michaelchurch and at the T junction turn left and then take the first right hand turn signposted to Craswall which is after the cricket ground.
Continue along this lane down into the valley and up the other side. At the next T junction turn left and continue along this lane, for approximately 0.9 miles where the entrance to the property will be found on the left hand side, indicated by a pointer sign. Proceed down the drive and Cwm Mill will be found at the end on the right.

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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