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Sale particulars for Upper Coed-y-Grafel were issued by the agent, Sunderlands

Upper Coed-y-Grafel

Walterstone, Hereford, Herefordshire

£850,000 Guide price


4 Bedroom House - detached


A charming Organically Farmed small-holding comprising a restored and extended stone built farmhouse of immense character, two small stone barns in a traditional fold-yard setting, pastureland and orchard extending, in all, to 22.41 acres or thereabouts.


This unique property is set in the unspoilt rolling rural landscape of the Welsh Border countryside enjoying views towards the Black Mountains and possessing a distinct atmosphere of years gone by. The important local centre and market town of Abergavenny with its railway station and dual carriageway link with the national motorway system is approximately 8 miles distant.

The Farmhouse is built of stone with a later extension of stone clad cavity wall construction, standing under a felted and slated roof. The accommodation, which has been improved in recent years, is full of character with many original features. It has the advantage of oil-fired central heating and double glazing to the oak frame windows.



From the front door there is an entrance hall with a utility room on the right with the central heating boiler, a sink, worktops and plumbing for a washing machine. From the hall is a downstairs shower room with a tiled floor, large shower and screen, a WC and basin.

The sitting room has windows to the stunning views and French windows onto a veranda looking out over the garden and views beyond. There is a Clearview stove, bookshelves and oak floor.

The kitchen is a delight being cosy from the AGA, with oak floor, windows to two aspects and a stable door. There is a fitted oak unit with a double butler sink, dishwasher and larder cupboard.

The first-floor landing gives access to four bedrooms, three of which are of double proportion. The main bedroom has a dressing room which could be en-suite instead, and the family bathroom is just next door. On the landing there is a double cupboard.


The property is approached over a stone surfaced driveway leading to the farmyard around which are located the farmhouse and two stone barns. To the immediate south of the property is a flagstone surfaced terrace with various climbing flowering and fragrant plants including jasmine, roses and clematis. The terrace is flanked by two flowerbeds containing well-established herbaceous plants, lavender, roses and shrubs. Pedestrian gates lead out to the driveway and to the foldyard. To the side of the property there is a good expanse of lawn with various roses and herbaceous plants, welcome shade being provided by an ancient yew tree. A gravelled sitting-out area formed by the junction of the two stone barns is a veritable suntrap and is home to a productive fruiting fig tree.
A nearby field gate leads out to a small paddock with young fruit trees and a picturesque pond flanked by a weeping willow, the paddock being ideal for the keeping of poultry or waterfowl. Just across the driveway from the farmhouse is a well sheltered hedge-enclosed productive kitchen garden area and a Poly-tunnel 12.19m x 3.89m approximately. Adjacent to the driveway is a Detached Outbuilding 5.33m x 3.58m of corrugated iron and timber construction. In the adjacent upper field there is a three bay open fronted building with a timber frame 12.34m x 5.49m and a further open fronted building with three bays of steel portal frame construction with metal profiled roof 13.82m x 5.76m.

Outbuildings and Foldyard

Located on two sides of the concrete surfaced foldyard is a range of stone outbuildings having corrugated iron roofs and comprising a Stone Barn affording to one end a Workshop/Store 3.96m x 2.43m probably at one time having been a farmhand/groom's quarters having an old fireplace, a later installed concrete floor and electric light. The boarded loft over is believed to have been a sleeping loft, whilst toilet facilities were available in the form of a lean-to earth closet located at the rear of the building, this now being utilised as a Garden/Fuel Store 1.93m x 1.07m The remainder of this building is a traditional Three Bay Stone Barn 9.02m x 4.42m with interesting timbers and beams, a carriageway through, lancet holes and access to the loft referred to previously. Attached is a stone built open fronted Stock Shed 4.52m x 3.15m.
Across the yard is a further two-storey stone building comprising a Cow House & Stable 7.82m x 3.78m having a corrugated iron roof, concreted floor, fluorescent lighting and one double power point. Granary Steps with a wrought iron balustrade lead up to the first floor where the former Hay Loft 7.82m x 3.81m has for some years been used as a hobby room to the farmhouse having a Jotul wood-burning stove installed, an insulated ceiling, Velux windows and two double power points, the part-glazed entrance door enjoying views towards The Black Mountains. To the rear of this building is a lean-to Implement Shed/Log Store 7.72m x 4.42m of timber framed and corrugated iron roofed construction with boarded sides, fluorescent lighting and one double power point. A notable rustic feature of the fold-yard is a large spring-fed stone trough providing convenient stock drinking water.


We are advised that the property is connected to mains electricity & water, private drainage and oil-fired central heating. Springs serve the foldyard and field troughs. Please note the services and service installations have not been tested.

Council Tax Band

Herefordshire Council Band C.

Land Occupancy

A grazier has the benefit of a grazing licence until the end of April 2022 when full vacant possession will be granted.


The Agents believe the property to be FREEHOLD.


The property is best approached from Abergavenny by taking the A465 Hereford Road, through the village of Pandy and turning left adjacent to the Pandy Inn, signposted Walterstone and Longtown. Take the next turning right, just before a green barn and signposted Walterstone 1 ½ miles. Proceed along the road and take the next turning right immediately after Allt-yr-Ynys. Proceed up the hill for 1 ¾ miles, across Walterstone Common and turn left immediately after the Village Hall. Follow this track, past two properties and take the left hand fork which leads to Upper Coed-y-Grafel.

Common Rights

The property has common rights to Walterstone Common.


The property is registered for the RPA Basic Payment Scheme. No entitlements are included in the sale.

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.



Previous sale particulars from 2016 are also available for this property.

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