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Southington Lower Barn
Southington Lower Barn, Southington Lane, Stanford Bishop, Worcester, WR6 5TS
Superb, spacious barn conversion in a secluded and elevated rural position, set in 1.65 acre of grounds.
  • Superbly presented, spacious barn conversion in secluded location.
1.65 Acres Guide price £825,000
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Key Features
  • Period detached stone barn conversion (2,975 sq ft)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, 3 receptions
  • Attractive Aga fitted kitchen, separate utility/laundry
  • Detached double garage, spacious south facing garden

Summary of Features


Period detached stone barn conversion (2,975 sq ft)
5 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, 3 receptions
Attractive Aga fitted kitchen, separate utility/laundry rooms
Scope for ground floor bedroom annexe
Detached double garage, spacious south facing garden

Mileages


Mileages: Bromyard (2½ miles), Malvern (9½ miles), Ledbury & Leominster (<14 miles), Worcester & Hereford (<17 miles), Gloucester (31 miles), Cheltenham (34½ miles), Birmingham (42 miles)
Road: M5 (Jct 7) 16½ miles, M50 (Jct 2) 17 miles
Railway: Malvern, Ledbury, Worcester
Airport: Birmingham (48 miles), Bristol (74½ miles)

Acreage

In all about 1.65 Acres.

Situation

Stanford Bishop is a rural hamlet on the southern fringe of Bringsty Common and the Bromyard Downs, close to the historic market town of Bromyard. With popular provincial market towns near by and excellent access to arterial communication routes, this property provides for a classic rural lifestyle combined with great accessibility.

Southington Lower Barn


This secluded property originates from an agricultural barn, built in the mid 1800's and converted for residential use about 20 years ago. The current owners have lived here for 16 years.
The property is approached via a private stoned lane and a gated entrance; a sweeping gravel drive opens to the house and garage.
A covered walkway leads to the formal front entrance, although everyday access is via the rear door, adjacent to the parking area. This opens to an entrance lobby and boot room, and to the kitchen.
The elegant and spacious fitted kitchen welcomes visitors with a gas fired Aga, double aspect and informal breakfast dining area.
Two steps lead to the main reception rooms; a generous dining room and on to a sumptuous, triple aspect sitting room. A double fronted wood-burning stove gives heart to both rooms and supplements the under-floor heating. Patio doors lead out from both rooms to the rose garden and terrace, the sitting room benefiting from fabulous views over the garden and rolling countryside.
The kitchen also opens to the formal entrance hall. This in turn leads to a study area, downstairs WC/shower room and a generous double bedroom with built in wardrobes. This area has good scope to create a bedroom annexe.
Stairs to the first floor open to a central landing and four further bedrooms with the family bathroom.
The main bedroom has a smart en-suite shower room, dressing area and built in wardrobes. The second large bedroom has a secondary room, currently used for home studying, and built in wardrobe space.

The Outside


The property sits in an elevated position commanding fine southerly views over the adjoining undulating farmland. The gently sloping and south facing garden lies in front of the house, benefiting from maximum sunshine.
There are several sheltered terrace areas around the house and a pergola over the more formal rose garden.
The lawned garden is fenced with an electric gated entrance, ensuring a safe and secure environment.
A timber framed detached garage sits opposite the house and provides covered parking as well as storage and workshop options. This timber clad and clay tiled building has a covered log store to one side.
This barn is one of a cluster of three detached properties; a period country house and two barn conversions. The latter are accessed via a private, shared drive.

Services

Mains water, gas and electricity, private drainage to a Klargester treatment plant (shared with the neighbouring Hay Barn, costs 50% each). Windows - all modern replacement double-glazing (2015).

Broadband

Fibre broadband is connected (BT; c.17 Mbps download).

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01431 260000.

Council Tax

Band "G" (circa £3,200.00).

Listing

This property is not Listed.

EPC

Rated "C".

Access

Access is via a right of way over the private shared drive (owned by the Hay Barn), work/costs shared 50% by each property.

Footpath

A public path runs along the entrance lane and crosses part of the garden to the west side of this property.

Schools


Primary: Bromyard, Brockhampton, Bredenbury & Pencombe. Further information is available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Secondary: Bromyard. Further information is available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Independent: Malvern, Worcester, Gloucester & Hereford have some outstanding independent schools. Further information is available at: www.isc.co.uk

Local

The rural hamlet of Stanford Bishop is a short drive from the traditional market town of Bromyard, which offers an excellent range of shops to satisfy most domestic requirements, including a doctor's surgery, Churches, supermarket, acclaimed butcher, library, theatre and leisure centre, along with rugby, cricket and football clubs. More extensive shopping, leisure and cultural facilities are available at Malvern, Worcester, Hereford and Ludlow.

Recreational

The area offers many fine walks along the Frome Valley, Bromyard Downs and Bringsty Common; which has been designated a special wildlife site and is a haven for birds & butterflies, and through the Brockhampton Estate (National Trust), with the Malvern Hills only a short distance away. There are a range of outdoor pursuits and sports clubs within the locality, including Bromyard Rugby, Bowls, Cricket and Archery Clubs. A variety of festivals and events are held regularly within the locality. Ludlow, renowned for its annual food festival, and Hay-on-Wye famous for its bookshops and annual literary festival, are easily accessible.

Postcode

WR6 5TS.

Directions

From Bromyard: Head East from Bromyard on the A44 towards Worcester for about 1.2 miles, take the right hand turn onto the B4220 towards Stanford Bishop and Malvern. After 1 mile at the brow of the hill turn right on to a private track, opposite the turning to Linley Green. Continue to the end of the lane and the gated entrance to this property.

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.