Moccas, with fishing rights

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
In a unique location, overlooking the beautiful river Wye, a simply stunning detached house set in lovely gardens and grounds, which extend to just over 2 acres with stables, outbuildings, and fishing rights.

Situation and description

Byecross lies in a delightful rural location between the small villages of Moccas and Preston-on-Wye. Between them they include two village churches, two community centres and a popular village pub. More extensive facilities can be found at the large village of Madley and at the cathedral city of Hereford (10 miles) with a mainline train station. Lying on the southern side of the beautiful river Wye the location is a fisherman s delight with its own fishing rights extending to approximately 150 yards right from the gardens. The views, particularly upstream, are stunning and everchanging with a vast array of wildlife on show from kingfishers, swans, geese, otters and more. Canoes can also be easily launched from the lower tier of the gardens.

The house itself started life as a small cottage but has since been enlarged and greatly improved to now offer stunning living space in the most spectacular location. With the river as the obvious focal point there are large balconies leading from both the master bedroom suite and the guest suite. Bifold doors lead out to sun terraces and there is plenty of light and space throughout the house. On the other side of the small lane are a small orchard and paddock along with extensive additional parking, stables and a modern steel framed workshop.

On arrival a canopy porch leads into a spacious reception hall with stone fireplace and oak staircase to the first floor. The sitting room is spacious and light and has a flagged floor exposed timbers a fireplace with fitted wood burner and glazed doors and windows overlooking the river. An inner lobby also has direct access to outside and leads to a spectacular dining room with an impressive brick fireplace with fitted wood burner and bifold doors to one wall opening on to the gardens and sun terrace with again superb views. A good-sized study then offers a quiet space to sit and work.

A large and well-appointed kitchen/breakfast room has bi-fold windows, direct access to outside, granite working surfaces, plenty of cupboard space, various appliances including a Britannia 7 ring range style cooker, a central workstation, two sinks and much more. The ground floor space is then supported by a cloakroom and utility.

The master suite is approached by its own oak half turn staircase to a small landing. The bedroom is full of light and space with a vaulted ceiling, roof lights, wardrobes at one end and a door to a luxury bathroom with all the usual fittings. Double doors lead from the bedroom onto a large balcony with glazed panels and amazing views.

From the reception hall a staircase leads up to a first-floor landing with fitted cupboards and access to a guest suite with ensuite shower room, and large balcony overlooking the river. There are then two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.


Byecross lies on a small country lane and is approached by a driveway at one end. The gardens are delightful and have been designed to make the most of the incredible location. Lain mainly to lawn they are terraced with herbaceous borders, various trees, a garden store, various sun terraces, pergola with space for hot tub, outside WC and small wooded section. The owner has also created a fishing platform and there have been regular catches of large pike, chub, perch and much more.

On the other side of the lane lies the remaining land with a gated drive and ample parking as well as an orchard and small paddock extending to just under 2 acres. A timber stable block includes two loose boxes 13 10 x 12 and 13 10x 10 7 with adjoining feedstore 27 5 x 15 . A separate steel framed workshop has recently been added with automatic roller door, power and lighting 29 x 22 .

Services and considerations

Mains electricity, mains water, LPG Gas fired central heating, double glazing and private drainage. It is not our company policy to test services and domestic appliances, so we cannot verify that they are in working order. Rights of Way All prospective purchasers are advised to clarify matters relating to rights of way with their Solicitor. The buyers are advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or Surveyor. Council Tax Band: G £3,628.31. EPC Band: Energy Rating TBC

Agents note: The property stands on the banks of the River Wye and we understand that the garden and lane can be subject to flooding in extreme conditions. However, the current owners have confirmed that the house has not been subject to flooding during their ownership. We understand that planning permission has been granted to extend the laundry room.

Prospective purchasers: Upon submitting an offer, we will require by law, proof of ID for all buyers. A picture ID and a separate address ID together with proof of funding.



From Hereford take the A438 towards Brecon and after approximately 5 miles turn left at Bridge Sollers towards Madley. Continue over the bridge and after a mile turn right for Preston on Wye. Continue right through the village passing the pub and then the church on the right. Bear left and continue for a further half a mile and Byecross will be found on the right-hand side.

Marketed by 01432 343800

Brookes Bliss - Hereford

46 Bridge Street, Hereford

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