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The Old Birchend
The Old Birchend, Bosbury, Ledbury, , HR8 1HF
Impressive and spacious Georgian family home, commanding an exceptional rural vista, set in 4 Acres
  • Superb Georgian country house in a peaceful location.
3.00 Acres Guide price £950,000
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Key Features
  • Stylish and comfortable period country house (4,481 ft²)
  • 7 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms
  • Generous and light filled, country styled Aga kitchen, cellar (760 ft²)
  • Traditional barn, 2 stables, garaging, store room & 3.20 acre paddock

Summary of Features


Stylish and comfortable period country house (3,721 ft)
7 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms
Generous and light filled, country styled Aga kitchen
Large, dry cellar with internal and external access (760 ft)
Traditional barn, 2 stables, garaging and store room
3.20 acres of pasture paddock in front of the house

Acreage

In all 3.88 Acres.

Location


Mileages: Bosbury 2¼ miles, Ledbury 5½ miles, Bromyard 7½ miles, Malvern 10 miles, Hereford 13 miles, Worcester 15½ miles, Cheltenham 33 miles, Birmingham 47 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 11 miles, M5 (Jct 7) 18 miles
Railway: Ledbury, Colwall, Malvern, Hereford
Airport: Birmingham (53 miles), Bristol (78 miles)

Situation

The Old Birchend is tucked away in a peaceful rural location with outstanding elevated views across traditional apple orchards and the surrounding Herefordshire countryside; towards the wooded hills of Marcle Ridge to the south and the Black Mountains & Hay Bluff to the west. This property is ideally positioned away from main roads, yet is perfectly placed for Ledbury and the commercial centres of Hereford, Worcester and Birmingham, with excellent commuter links via road and rail to the rest of the country.

The Old Birchend


This beautifully presented, generous sized family house oozes character and style and has been sympathetically restored/modernised by the current owners.
Accessed via a well maintained private track, this property is tucked away in glorious countryside and sits in an elevated position, commanding stunning views.
The formal front door opens to a wide central hall, leading to the rear door and flagstone hallway.
The light filled kitchen benefits from a fully glazed elevation with French doors to the side garden and al fresco entertaining area. An electric Aga takes pride of place in this generous sized room.
The double aspect dining room opens from the kitchen with a warming woodburning stove to welcome guests.
Two further reception rooms and a stylish cloakroom complete the ground floor accommodation; a formal sitting room with open fire, double aspect and impressive bay window, and a cosy TV snug with woodburning stove.
A substantial cellar is accessed below the classic Georgian staircase which in turn leads to the upper floors.
First floor accommodation comprises a master bedroom suite with superb views, 4 further double rooms (one used as a study) and the family shower room. The wide landing and spacious airing cupboard (mega-flow tank) complement this floor.
On the second floor there are 2 further good sized double rooms, both with en suite WC and hand basin, the larger room with a shower unit and dressing area.

The Outside


A gravelled entrance drive provides plenty of parking and leads to the double carport with lock up store room to the side.
Lawns wrap around 3 sides of the house with a raised patio terrace to the front, making the most of the views.
To the rear is a large paved terrace leading to an upper level rear lawn.
There is a traditional period barn adjacent to the house with 2 wooden stables to the side and a summer house on the terrace. This timber framed, brick panelled barn under a tiled roof is used as ancillary entertaining space, it has internal stairs to a half mezzanine second floor.
The permanent pasture is located across the access track, in front of the house and comprises some 3.20 acres of land.

Services

Mains electricity & water, private drainage (septic tank), electric Aga & oil fired central heating.

Broadband

Standard BT broadband connected, c.20 MB download speed.

Council Tax

Band "G" (£3,244 for 2020/21).

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.

Listing

This property is Grade II Listed.

EPC

Exempt due to Listed status.

Joint Sole Agency (JSA)

We are jointly instructed with Savills, Cheltenham office.

Windows

Replacement doubled glazed wooden windows (vast majority), all sash to front elevation.

Access Track

The property enjoys a right of way over the main access track and is obliged to pay 33% towards any maintenance costs.

Rear Drive

The property has a right of way over (but does not own) the vehicular access to the rear of the house.

Schools


Primary: Bosbury (3 miles), Ashperton (4 miles) & Ledbury. Further information available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Secondary: Ledbury, Bromyard & Malvern. Further information available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Independent: Colwall, Malvern, Worcester and Hereford. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk

Local

The historic market town of Ledbury has a thriving community and offers a good range of local amenities with many independent shops, restaurants & pubs, as well as a church, two doctor's surgeries, a cottage hospital, three supermarkets and a theatre. Bromyard also offers a range of local shops to meet most day-to-day requirements. A wider range of facilities can be found in Malvern, Hereford and Worcester with more extensive cultural & retail opportunities easily accessible in Cheltenham and Birmingham.

Recreational

The surrounding area offers a wide range of outdoor sports and activities, with the Malvern Hills and the Wye Valley within easy access. Ledbury itself is renowned for its annual Poetry Festival and Malvern is home to the well-respected Theatre. The Three Counties Showground, also at Malvern, hosts a wide variety of year-round events. Nearby, Eastnor Castle is seasonally open to the public and hosts a wide range of events.

Additional Information

Stunning elevated views towards the Black Mountains.

Postcode

HR8 1HF.

Directions

From Ledbury take the B4214 towards Bosbury and after about 3½ miles bear left before Bosbury, remaining on the B4214 signposted to Hereford/Bromyard. Continue for about 1½ miles and on the right hand bend, turn left just before Birchend Lodge. Proceed down the private track for 0.2 miles and the entrance to The Old Birchend is on your right side, after Birchend Barn.

Viewings

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

Agents 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.