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The Woodhouse
The Woodhouse, Staplow, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1NP
Beautifully restored and historic medieval house with stables and paddocks set in immaculate gardens and grounds extending to almost 3 acres. 3.00 Acres Guide price £850,000
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Key Features
  • Beautifully presented Grade II* Listed Medieval Farmhouse (2430 sq ft)
  • 4 charming bedrooms, 3 en-suite bath/shower rooms
  • Characterful sitting and dining room with kitchen/breakfast room, utility, W.C.
  • Gardens, patio/terrace, moat, ample parking,2 stables, tack/feed store and barn, double garage & paddocks

Summary of Features

Beautifully presented Grade II
Listed Medieval Farmhouse (2430 ft)
4 charming bedrooms, 3 en-suite bath/shower rooms
Characterful sitting and dining room with kitchen/breakfast room, utility, W.C.
Beautiful extensive gardens, patio/terrace areas, large moat, ample parking
2 stables, tack/feed store and barn, double garage & paddocks
In all 3 Acres


Mileages: Ledbury 2½ miles, Bromyard 10 miles, Malvern 10½ miles, Hereford 14½ miles, Ross-on-Wye 15 miles, Worcester 16 miles, Gloucester 20 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 8½ miles, M5 (Jct 7) 18 ½ miles, M5 (Jct 8) 19 miles
Railway: Ledbury
Airport: Birmingham, Bristol


Staplow is a small rural hamlet situated just 2 ½ miles north of the market town of Ledbury and 1½ miles from the popular village of Bosbury. The surrounding countryside in this part of Herefordshire is still very much agriculturally based, characterised by farms and the beautiful open countryside. This area offers a classic rural life style with good road and rail links to the rest of the country.

The Woodhouse

Dating from around 1444 The Woodhouse is an absolutely stunning Grade II
Listed former farmhouse which was later altered in the 17th century. The current owners have recently refurbished the property considerably and it now provides extremely characterful and comfortable family accommodation.
Built in the medieval period, it's thought the house would have been built by wealthy owners as indicated by the quality of the carpentry, notably a spere truss with two posts reaching to full height from floor to the principal rafters. The exposed timbers, vaulted ceilings, leaded windows and stone floors give the property immense character and in such superb condition is rare on the market.
The well-appointed kitchen/breakfast room with tiled floor, is fitted with Oak units plus an Aga which has recently been refurbished. A large feature bay window with seating overlooks the garden.
A supplementary gas hob and electric fan oven are also built in and the kitchen benefits from a walk-in pantry. Adjacent to the kitchen is a utility room and boot room with access to the side garden and parking area.
The dining and living room both have the structural beams exposed with heavy beamed ceilings and large period fireplaces with wood burning stoves. The triple aspect living room has the added feature of a projecting bay window. Stone flagstone flooring stretch through both rooms. From the living room, via the arched oak door, there is access onto a south-facing terrace area overlooking the moat.
The rear hall provides access to the study, cloakroom and access to the outside via the original oak front door.
On the first floor are 4 bedrooms in total, a large master bedroom (dual aspect) with a beautifully ornate timbered vaulted ceiling and large en-suite with bath and walk-in shower.
A second spacious double bedroom has splendid timber features, and again dual aspect, and gives access to; the single 4th bedroom, a family shower room and walk in wardrobe.
The 3rd double bedroom which is also dual aspect, with its own en-suite shower room and is easily accessed via its own staircase from the sitting room. There is also a small/short door, which connects to bedroom 4.

The Outside

The approach is via a shared tree-lined private driveway to a private gravelled parking area with space for several cars. Surrounded by a mature yew hedge, the property is accessed via bespoke carved oak gates leading to a courtyard inset with ornamental clipped box hedging and rose bushes.
Beside the house is a pretty terrace with views overlooking the historic moat, which forms a particular feature of The Woodhouse and is bordered by well-stocked flowerbeds. The manicured gardens, which are mainly laid to lawn, contain a number of mature trees, raised vegetable beds and the whole is securely bounded by fences and hedging.
From the property and terrace a paved pathway, via a wisteria covered pergola under-planted with roses, gives access through to the paddocks and buildings.
There are almost 2 acres of level, well fenced grazing divided into three paddocks. Around a gravelled yard there is a superb L shaped "Scotts of Thrapston" stable yard comprising of two stables, feed store and barn currently configured as two further loose boxes and hay store.
There is also a detached, timber framed double garage/workshop with storage area above adjacent to the stables which has both water and electricity connected
The property benefits from a right of access into the rear of the paddocks from Hallow Lane allowing vehicular access to the garaging, stables and land.


Mains electricity, shared private well water supply, shared private drainage system, LPG Gas central heating (underfloor on the ground and first floor).


Superfast broadband available and currently connected.

Council Tax

Band "F" (£2,647 - 2018/19).

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.


This property is Grade II
Listed. The star rating denotes its considerable historic and architectural importance.


No EPC required as the property is Grade II

General Information



Bosbury, Ashperton and Ledbury. Further information is available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk


Ledbury. For further information, please visit the above website.


Colwall, Malvern, Hereford & Worcester. Further information is available at: www.isc.co.uk


Staplow has a well-renowned pub and restaurant, The Oak Inn, which is within walking distance. The nearby village of Bosbury is about 1½ miles away and offers a church, primary school, cricket club and pub as well as a village hall which holds a variety of social events throughout the year. This property is well placed for the local centres of Ledbury and Malvern, which offers a range of amenities meeting most day-to-day requirements. Further cultural and shopping is available at Worcester, Hereford, Cheltenham and Birmingham, all easily accessible.


The spectacular Malvern Hills are close by and provide a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities. The Three Counties Showground at Malvern is host to a wide variety of year-round events, and a variety of farmer's markets and events are held in and around the locality throughout the year. The market town of Ledbury hosts a well-known annual Poetry Festival. Eastnor Castle is close by and is host to a wide range of seasonal events.


The property benefits from a private water and sewage system, shared with four other houses.


Postcode: HR8 1NP

From Ledbury:

Head out of town under the railway bridge on the B4214 Bromyard Road towards Bosbury. Follow this road for about 2 miles and upon reaching the Staplow village sign, take the next driveway on your left after about 200 yards by the name plate saying The Woodhouse Farm. Follow the drive to the bottom where the parking area will be found in front of the house (The 2nd driveway on the left)


By prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.

Agent's Notes

Grant & Co and their clients give notice that:1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. The Agents have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Fixtures & Fittings Unless mentioned specifically all fixtures & fittings are excluded from the sale.