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Digital Archive - Sale Particulars: Cropolis, Riverdale

Place name:

Golden Valley





This property formed part of the old Abbey Dore Union Workhouse before its redevelopment as a residential complex called Riverdale after the Second World War, and incorporates the old workhouse Boardroom, Master’s Quarters, Kitchen and Dining area and Scullery. The sale particulars issued by the estate agents in 2010 are as follows:



Property history of Cropolis, Riverdale, Abbeydore, Hereford HR2 0AJ
27th January 2010

Guide price £310,000 - 5 bed terraced house

Particulars issued by Hayes estate agents.




Property description

A substantial stone-built family home set within a small private cluster nestled amongst glorious Herefordshire countryside. Accommodation comprises: Open plan kitchen / dining room, utility, living room, study, shower room, boot room, cellar. To the first floor: Five bedrooms, family bathroom. Outside: Garden, single garage and parking.


Cropolis is situated in a peaceful rural location and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. This location offers an ideal combination of peaceful rural life with amenities on offer around 3 miles away in the village of Ewyas Harold where there are two public houses, shop, post office, butchers, primary school, doctors surgery and a takeaway. For more comprehensive facilities, the city of Hereford is approximately 13 miles distance, where there are supermarkets, hospital, leisure facilities, theatre, library, churches, colleges and schooling. From Hereford, there are excellent rail links to London Paddington and Birmingham New Street. Access to the motorway network is via junction 4 of the M50, approximately 18 miles distance.

Situated in The Golden Valley, with stunning views to the Black Mountains, Cropolis has a beautiful landscaped garden to the rear which enjoys uninterrupted classic views of glorious Herefordshire Countryside. A flagstone terrace has flower beds surrounding its circumference which are edged with red brick and flowerbeds contain geraniums, cotoneaster and montbretia, to name but a few. The garden is a fantastic entertaining space and seating areas, dotted here and there allow you to relax and take in the tranquillity of the setting. There is a separate entrance to the cellar from the outside. This area makes an ideal area for storage or indeed would be ideal for those with an avid interest in wine collecting! Cropolis also benefits from having a single garage.

Council Tax Band: E, Herefordshire Council.
Mains water (metered), electricity and septic tank drainage.
Oil-fired central heating.
Broadband is available at the property.

From Hereford, take the A465 to Abergavenny. After 6 miles, turn right onto the B4348 to Peterchurch / Hay on Wye. After 5 miles turn left onto the B4347 to Abbeydore / Pontrilas. After 2 miles, turn left signposted Kerrys Gate. The private driveway to the property is 100 metres off this junction on the right hand side. Turn into the driveway, following the driveway to the end, where the property will be found on the right hand side.

Cropolis is believed to date back to the mid 1800s. A stable door leads you into the entrance hall which has Chinese slate coloured ceramic tiling which runs through into the cloakroom and the large utility room, creating that wonderful sense of flow. The kitchen / dining room is a fantastic space and is undoubtedly the heart of the home. There is an array of white shaker style units which are complemented by black composite work surfacing and parquet flooring in a chequerboard design. There is a halogen hob, stainless steel double oven and space for a dishwasher and fridge / freezer. There is also a kitchen island and breakfast bar, ideal for food preparation. A glazed door leads out to the side. In the dining section of the kitchen, there is a stone-built fireplace beneath which lies an open fire. The separate large utility room has also has an array of units and space for further white goods. The downstairs cloakroom benefits from having a walk-in shower and a contemporary circular bowl sits on a glass vanity shelf. The living room adjacent has high ceilings and a feature of this room is undoubtedly the stonebuilt chimney breast, beneath which is housed a wood burning stove, ideal for those cosy nights in by the fire. This lovely room also benefits from having far reaching views to the picturesque countryside in the distance which creates a feeling of peace and relaxation. One of the windows has the original shutters and looks out onto a private courtyard area. French doors lead out to the garden. The adjoining study is ideal for those perhaps wishing to work for home and would also make an ideal play room. The boot room, which has quarry tiled flooring, also adjoins the living room and from here a door also leads out to the side of the property. Stairs rise to the first floor where a split level landing leads to five bedrooms. On the main landing, storage units run across the length of one of the walls. The master bedroom has two windows which throw in an abundance of natural light and has storage units running across the length of one of the walls. All bedrooms have high ceilings. The contemporary bathroom has large tiles to the walls in a beautiful mottled beige and the white suite is complemented by mahogany coloured flooring. A circular bowl sits on top of a fitted vanity unit and the bath is strategically placed to enjoy those wonderful country views. There is also a large walk-in shower. The fourth bedroom, being adjacent to the master, could, if desired be made into an en-suite or indeed used as a study.












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