Positioned on the western periphery of the well served village of Peterstow, some three miles west of Ross and the M50, The Forrester comprises a sympathetic and appealing conversion of a group of former farm buildings.

Construction is of mellow stone and brickwork, the northern section of the L-shaped building being single storey under a double pitched and hipped, clay tiled roof, whilst the southern two storey section is of brick construction under a double pitched and hipped slate roof.

Internally, there is extensive evidence of exposed high roof timbering, areas of exposed brick and stone work and some outstanding oak flooring.

Textures, tones and materials throughout have been chosen very carefully to complement the nature and character of the property.

There is a magnificent 21ft drawing room with extensive glazing and direct access into the gardens, a wonderful 21ft kitchen/dining area, 18ft music room and sung and two en suite bedrooms to the ground floor.

The first floor offers three bedrooms, one en suite, and a family bathroom and WC.

The property is bordered by farmland to the east, and there are some superb cameo views from first floor windows across open countryside towards Ross-on-Wye and beyond.

Lying to the west of the main block of accommodation is a huge gravelled courtyard/circulation area, whilst to the south is an open-fronted double carport with outbuildings attached.

To the north of the courtyard is a versatile multi-functional building, currently comprising a double garage and workshop, but with possibilities for alternative use if required.

A pedestrian gate to the north east of the courtyard opens onto a wide area of paving adjacent to the drawing room.

This gives way to areas of lawn, a central chipped slate path leading to a lovely private enclave with chipped slate base, and surrounded by three weeping silver birches, providing wonderful shade on sunny days.

There is also a gravelled barbecue area and a generous level lawn beyond, fringed by shrubs and trees.

High hedging to the east creates a wonderful degree of seclusion in this garden.

For those who like to walk to the pub, the well run Red Lion is within easy reach, whilst just a little further away in the village centre is a shop/post office/off licence, village green, St Peter's Church and Village Hall, and another excellent pub, the Yew Tree.

The location also has the merit of a regular Ross/Hereford/Gloucester bus service, accessible both in the village and at Everstone.

For those wanting good access to fast communications, the M50 motorway is accessible within 10 minutes drive, whilst Hereford, Monmouth, Abergavenny and Ledbury (for trains to London) are all within striking distance.

Buyers' brief

Address: The Forrester, Peterstow
Guide: £669,000
Agent: Morris Bricknell
Call: 01989 768320