Broxwood, Leominster


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A rare opportunity to purchase a unique and architecturally interesting country house, set in just under 2 acres, in a glorious rural setting in north west Herefordshire.

Beautifully situated, and on its own on a quiet country lane, Church House lies on the edge of the small and pretty rural village of Broxwood in north west Herefordshire. Local services are available a short drive away at the larger villages of Weobley, Kington and Pembridge with more extensive facilities available at the market towns of Leominster and Hay on Wye, as well as the cathedral city of Hereford, some 15 miles to the south east.

Built in the mid-1800s, this interesting property comprises an attractive stone house, with mullion windows throughout, and adjoining former Roman Catholic church, which between them create a unique Grade II Listed house which is full of architectural and period features. The accommodation is very versatile and adaptable and offers huge potential for a variety of uses. The converted church creates a unique space with a high vaulted ceiling, impressive Gothic arches, minstrel s gallery and adjoining side chapel. It creates a hugely impressive drawing room but could equally be used as a studio, music room, cinema room, and so much more, or even may have potential to create different accommodation, subject to any necessary approval.

Approached from a small country lane, a private driveway leads to a large parking and large turning area. The front door leads into a welcoming and attractive reception hall with original Victorian tiled floor, mullion windows, and decorative archway. The sitting room has an ornamental stone fireplace and a lovely large bay window overlooking the front gardens. A good-sized breakfast/dining room with Victorian quarry tiled floor, as well as a stone fireplace, within which is an all-important oil-fired Aga. Glorious extensive views from the window. There is a useful walk-in pantry and access through to a well-appointed kitchen, again with a quarry tiled floor, five-ring hob and oven, and door to the gardens. There is a second sitting room, with large glazed doors leading out to the rear gardens, a fireplace with open fire and archway through to a small study/lobby area. A door leads through to what was originally the church, which now creates a magnificent drawing room, with a high vaulted ceiling, extensive architectural features, a beautiful stained-glass window at one end and steps up to a minstrel s gallery at the other. Double doors from here provide access out to a covered porch and to the front gardens and drive. A door also leads into the chantry, previously used as a fifth bedroom (with hand basin), this room has versatile uses as ie: reception room, study, storeroom and many other options, again with a high vaulted ceiling and leaded glass windows. The ground floor is supported by a cloakroom and a useful cellar 17ft 3 x 11ft 3 overall.

From the reception hall, a staircase rises to the first-floor half landing with wc and then to the main landing which provides access to four bedrooms, one of which includes a shower and hand basin, all with their own individual charm and all enjoying a lovely outlook over the gardens to farmland beyond. These rooms are supported by a large and very well-appointed bathroom, with an unspoilt vista to the distant hills.

From the driveway access can be gained to a timber car port, which provides covered parking for two cars, with a separate stone outbuilding, which creates a utility area with plumbing and electricity connected. The gardens and grounds are an excellent size and are laid predominately to lawn and enclosed on all sized by mixed hedging. They are interspersed with a variety of mature trees, herbaceous and rose borders with a raised terrace with a central patio enclosed by yew hedging which makes the most of the property s outlook. Finally, there is a small copse and a number of useful garden stores.

Services and Considerations mains electricity, mains water, private drainage, oil fired central heating. Central heating throughout. It is not our company policy to test services and domestic appliances, so we cannot verify that they are in working order. Any matters relating to rights of way should be checked with your solicitor or surveyor. Council tax band G. EPC n/a. Tenure freehold.

Agents Note: To the far side of the former church, behind beech hedging, is the original small churchyard. There are four war graves from the First and Second World Wars and a number of private graves. These are rarely visited but we understand that two are tended occasionally by family members. There is no public access.


From Hereford, proceed in a westerly direction on the A465 for approximately 1.5 miles. After passing Wyevale Garden Centre turn right onto the A480 towards Credenhill. Continue on this road for approximately 10 miles to the staggered cross roads at Sarnesfield and proceed straight over towards Lyonshall. After a further 0.5 of a mile turn right, just before some cottages to Mere Common and Broxwood. Follow this road for approximately 1.5 miles and on entering the village of Broxwood, turn sharp left. Continue for a further one third of a mile and the entrance to Church House will be found on the right-hand side.

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