Ledbury, Near Ledbury

£950,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
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An Imposing Grade II Listed Detached Stone Farmhouse Occupying An Idyllic Rural Position Affording Fantastic Far Reaching Views Across Open Countryside Offering Well Proportioned Five Bedroomed Accommodation With A Wealth Of Period Features And Benefitting From An Extensive Range Of Outbuildings, Established Garden And Grounds Approaching 10 ACRES. Internal Inspection Highly Recommended.

Location

The delightful village of Putley has a church and is situated approximately 4 miles from Ledbury and 10 miles from the city of Hereford. Ledbury has an excellent range of local facilities and amenities including a comprehensive range of shops, schools, churches, hotels, restuarants, sports facilities and theatre. There is a mainline railway station with trains to Hereford, Worcester, Oxford, Reading and London Paddington and a bus services to Hereford, Worcester and beyond. The M50 motorway is available approximately 4 miles south of Ledbury.

Description

Originally built in 1577, Underhill Farm is an impressive Grade II listed detached part stone and part timbered farmhouse occupying an idyllic rural position nestled amidst the beautiful Herefordshire countryside. The property has been a much loved family home for over 30 years and has been well maintained by the current vendors. Offering considerable charm and character with a wealth of period features including original internal doors, exposed beams throughout and striking fireplaces, it truly is a fine family home.

The substantial accommodation is arranged over three floors and is approached at ground floor level with an entrance hall leading to the sitting room and drawing room. From the drawing room, twin doors open into the study which in turn leads to a shower room and large refitted breakfast kitchen, with adjoining formal dining room. The utility room is accessed from the rear hall, with French doors opening onto an attractive courtyard seating area. On the first floor a split landing leads to the master bedroom with en suite shower room, guest bedroom, box room and family bathroom with large walk in linen cupboard. On the second floor there are three further double bedrooms and additional eaves storage.

Outside, a tarmac driveway provides a generous area of parking and leads to an extensive range of outbuildings including a detached two storey half timber barn, hop kiln, open dutch barn/tractor shed, stable block and garaging. The outbuildings remain largely undeveloped and offer potential future conversion (subject to necessary consents). There are also two cellar chambers with good head height and external access.

Undoubtedly, one of the great strengths of Underhill Farm is its spectacular setting, enjoying a south west facing aspect and a delightful mature garden with gentle terraces mainly laid to lawn and established herbaceous borders. From its imposing position, Underhill Farm overlooks acres of adjoining farmland with distant panoramic views sweeping across surrounding countryside beyond. The grounds in total are approaching 10 ACRES.

With so much to offer, the agents strongly recommend an internal inspection to appreciate this wonderful home.

The accommodation with approximate dimensions is as follows;

Entrance Hall

Solid part glazed entrance door. Ceiling light, radiator. Stairs to first floor. Door to cellar (described later). Doors to

Sitting Room 4.96m (16ft) x 4.70m (15ft 2in) into recess

Flooded with natural light and enjoying a triple aspect with views across surrounding countryside. Ceiling light, picture rail, feature open fireplace with exposed brick detailing and oak beam. Built in cupboard into chimney recess.

Drawing Room 5.01m (16ft 2in) x 4.31m (13ft 11in) plus recess

Enjoying a south facing aspect with views across the garden and countryside beyond. Ceiling light, wall light, radiator. Feature stone fireplace with wooden mantle, tiled hearth and inset wood burning stove. Recess with built in cupboard and shelving above. Twin glazed doors to

Study 2.99m (9ft 8in) x 2.01m (6ft 6in)

Ceiling light, built in desk with solid oak top and matching sideboard, flagstone flooring. Open to breakfast kitchen. Door to

Shower Room

Suite comprising walk in shower enclosure with mixer tap shower and tiled surrounds, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and mirror over, low level WC. Side facing uPVC double glazed window, ceiling light, extractor fan, radiator, tiled floor.

Breakfast Kitchen 5.83m (18ft 10in) x 3.92m (12ft 8in)

The kitchen, refitted in 2016, has a classic farmhouse style and comprises a comprehensive range of cream coloured solid wood floor and wall mounted units with solid oak work surfaces over, matching upstands and inset one and a half sink with bevelled drainer. It is equipped with integrated appliances including a DISHWASHER, FRIDGE, electric COOKER and 4-ring induction HOB. A particular feature of the kitchen is an oil fired Rayburn, also fitted in 2016, with two ovens and twin hot plates. The Rayburn has two independent burners, one for central heating and one for hot water. Side facing window overlooking the garden, internal glazed windows with matching window seats, exposed ceiling and wall beams, flagstone flooring. Door to rear hall. Door to

Dining Room 4.34m (14ft) x 4.28m (13ft 10in)

Beautifully appointed with exposed ceiling and wall beams. Side facing window, ceiling light, storage cupboard, bread oven, radiator. Feature fireplace with exposed brick detailing, wooden mantel and inset wood burning stove.

Rear Hall

Two side facing windows and French doors leading to a courtyard patio seating area. Wall lights, tiled floor. Door to

Utility Room

Side facing window, strip light, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for further appliances, ceramic sink, tiled floor.

Cellar

Accessed from the entrance hall with good head height.

Chamber 1 - 15'04'' x 13'03''

Chamber 2 - 20'01'' x 15'03''

First Floor Landing

Side facing window with far reaching views across surrounding countryside. Stairs to second floor. Doors to

Master Bedroom 5.19m (16ft 9in) x 4.13m (13ft 4in)

Bright and airy room enjoying a south facing aspect with views across the garden and countryside beyond. Ceiling light, two wall lights, ornate fireplace with wooden surround. Built in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving. Door to

En Suite Shower Room

Suite comprising walk in shower enclosure with electric Mira shower and tiled surround, vanity wash hand basin with tiled splashback and mirror over, low level WC. Ceiling light, extractor fan.

Bedroom 2 5.14m (16ft 7in) x 4.85m (15ft 8in) into recess

Enjoying a dual aspect with far reaching views across surrounding countryside. Ceiling light, wall lights, exposed floorboards, ornate fireplace with stone surround. Built in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving.

Box Room 2.20m (7ft 1in) x 1.89m (6ft 1in)

Front facing window overlooking the garden and countryside beyond. Ceiling light.

Family Bathroom

Suite comprising panel bath with hand held shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin with mirror and light over, low level WC. Side facing window with far reaching views across surrounding countryside, ceiling light, half height tongue and groove wall panelling, radiator, chrome ladder style towel rail. From the bathroom there is access to a walk in linen cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with hanging rails and shelving.

Second Floor Landing

Ceiling light, exposed wall beams. Doors to

Bedroom 3 5.14m (16ft 7in) x 4.00m (12ft 11in) into chimney breast recess

Enjoying a dual aspect with fantastic far reaching views across surrounding countryside. Ceiling light, exposed ceiling and wall beams, ornate fireplace with shelving above.

Bedroom 4 3.23m (10ft 5in) x 2.92m (9ft 5in)

Front facing window with views across the garden and surrounding countryside. Ceiling light, exposed wall beams. Open to

Bedroom 5 5.14m (16ft 7in) x 2.99m (9ft 8in)

Front facing window with views across the garden and surrounding countryside. Ceiling light, exposed ceiling and wall beams. Access to eaves storage.

Outside

Underhill Farm is approached by a tarmac driveway leading to a gravelled yard providing generous parking for several vehicles. From here there is access to an extensive range of outbuildings including a detached half timber barn, stable block, hop kiln and garaging. The outbuildings remain largely undeveloped and offer the potential (subject to the necessary consents) for future conversion.

The garden lies predominantly to the front of the property and enjoys a sunny south west facing aspect with fantastic far reaching views across the surrounding countryside. The garden is well established with large level terraces of lawn and deep borders planted with a variety of shrubs and perennials to provide interest all year round. Seating areas have been strategically placed to follow the sun as it moves around the garden with a particularly attractive patio courtyard adjacent to the house.

From the gravelled yard and garden there is access into an adjoining paddock and further pasture land beyond. The grounds in total are approaching 10 ACRES.

Outbuildings

1) Two Storey Detached Half Timber Barn - divided into two sections (section 1 29'11" x 17'10" and section 2 29'03" x 18'02")

2) Open Front Garage - 16'00" x 15'06"

3) Stable Block - with power connected and two identical stables measuring 14'03 x 10'09

4) Open Dutch Barn/Tractor Shed - with corrugated sheeting

5) Attached Two Storey Barn - divided into two workshops with rooms above

6) Hop Kiln - 20'8" x 20'0"

Services

We have been advised that mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Heating is oil fired. Drainage is to a private system. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant local authority. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending occupiers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.

Directions

Proceed out of Ledbury along the A449 Ross Road. At Preston Cross roundabout turn right onto the A4172 signposted towards Pixley and Little Marcle. After approximately half a mile take the second turn of the left signposted to Aylton & Putley. Continue along this road for approximately two miles and on reaching the junction turn right signposted Putley. Continue along this road, bearing left towards Putley. On reaching the centre of the village, turn left in front of the Village Hall signposted Putley Church. Continue along this road for approximately one and half miles, passing Putley Riding School and on reaching the T-junction turn left onto Upper Hill. Continue along this road for a short distance, and Upperhill Farm can be located on the left hand side.

Council Tax

COUNCIL TAX BAND "G"

This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.

Energy Perfomance Certificate

The EPC rating for this property is to be confirmed.

Viewing

By appointment to be made through the Agent's Ledbury Office (Tel: 01531 634648).

General

Intending purchasers will be required to produce identification documentation and proof of funding in order to comply with The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017. More information can be made available upon request.

John Goodwin FRICS has made every effort to ensure that measurements and particulars are accurate however prospective purchasers/tenants must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the accuracy of the information provided. No information with regard to planning use, structural integrity, tenure, availability/operation, business rates, services or appliances has been formerly verified and therefore prospective purchasers/tenants are requested to seek validation of all such matters prior to submitting a formal or informal intention to purchase/lease the property or enter into any contract.

Agents Notes

It should be noted that the vendors of this property are related to John Goodwin and therefore a connected person under the terms of the Estate Agents Act 1979.

Tenure

We are advised (subject to legal confirmation) that the property is freehold.

Most Impressive Detached Stone Former Farmhouse

Occupying An Idyllic Rural Position

Affording Fantastic Far Reaching Views Across Open Countryside

Offering Well Presented Accommodation Over Three Floors

With A Wealth Of Period Features

Three Reception Rooms & Refitted Breakfast Kitchen

Five Bedrooms (Master En Suite)

Established Garden & Grounds Approaching 10 ACRES

Extensive Range Of Outbuildings With Further Potential

Inspection Highly Recommended

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John Goodwin - Ledbury

3/5 New Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire

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