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LocationMileages: Stoke Lacy ½ mile, Bromyard 4 miles, Hereford 10 miles, Malvern 13½ miles, Ledbury 14½ miles, Worcester 18½ milesRoad: M50 (Jct 2) 18 miles, M5 (Jct 7) miles 21 milesRailway: Hereford, Malvern & LedburyAirport: Birmingham 56½ miles, Bristol 72 miles
Summary of Features• Detached, period family home (2,556 sq ft)• 5 bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms• 3 reception rooms, kitchen, large utility, W.C • Superb gardens, level paddock, ample parking • Double garage, summer house/studio, workshop
SituationStoke Lacy is a popular rural village within a short drive from Bromyard, Hereford and Ledbury. The area is characterised by traditional hills and undulating countryside and the area offers a quality rural lifestyle, yet benefits from good commuter links to the regional towns and cities beyond. The local Inn, The Plough and thriving Village Hall offer a great local community spirit.
Stoke House• The property was built in 1935 by the Morgan family (of Morgan car fame) purportedly for their daughter. The house is typical of the period offering good sized square rooms, large windows, high ceilings, picture rails and a beautiful oak staircase.• An entrance porch provides access to the impressive reception hall and cloakroom with a turned Oak staircase leading to the first floor; and patio doors leading into the garden.• The dining room is a dual aspect room with a fireplace and Clearview wood-burning stove with a large bay window overlooking the gardens and paddock. The sitting room benefits from patio doors opening to the gardens and enjoying views over the paddock. Notable features include a fireplace with marble surround and mantle, and a mirror above with decorative surround.• The kitchen is situated to the front of the house with a good range of fitted units and has access into a large utility room with doors to the front and side elevations and a second staircase to the first floor/ 5th bedroom and en-suite.• On the first floor, a galleried landing provides access to 4 bedrooms and a family bathroom. There are 3 well-proportioned double bedrooms and a single bedroom. Both the main and the 2nd bedroom have en-suite shower rooms and beautiful views over the gardens and paddock beyond.• Off the 3rd bedroom, a door gives access to the 5th bedroom with en-suite shower room. This room is currently used as an office/study and can also be accessed via the staircase off the utility room.
The Outside• The house is approached over its own gravelled driveway and has ample parking and turning areas. There is a double garage with an electric door; internally this has a wood-burning stove and a staircase to the loft storage. The garage is linked to the house via a covered area and outside W.C.• The extensive gardens are laid predominantly to lawn, interspersed with flower and shrub beds and contains a number of mature trees. There are numerous patio and seating areas and a summerhouse currently used as a studio. A beautiful curved beech hedge divides the garden from the paddock and orchard.• The paddock can also be accessed off the driveway; separately to the house and there is a useful hardstanding area for cars or machinery. There is a garden store and workshop (with a 15 Amp rated power supply) and a field gate provides access into the attractive paddock, bordered on one side by the River Lodon and containing a number of attractive trees.
ServicesMains electricity & water, private drainage, oil fired central heating.Broadband: Superfast Fibre Broadband available and connected.Council Tax: Band G (£3,238.90 p/a - 2020/21)Local Authority: Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.Listing: This property is not listed. EPC: Rated "E"
SGeneral InformationSchools;Primary: Burley Gate (2 miles), Pencombe, Bromyard. Further information is available at: www.worcestershire.gov.uk and www.herefordshire.gov.uk. Secondary: Bromyard, Hereford. For further information, please visit the above websites. Independent: Hereford, Malvern and Worcester have some excellent independent schools; with the Cheltenham, Gloucester and Monmouth schools also easily accessible.Further information is available at: www.isc.co.uk
LocalStoke Lacy has a Church, village hall and country inn. Burley Gate offers a Community shop and Post Office. Bromyard offers a good range of local shops to meet most domestic requirements including the renowned Legge's butchers & deli; there is also a doctor's surgery and community hospital. Nearby Bishops Frome has two pubs and the Hop Pocket rural craft/shopping centre. Further retail & cultural amenities are available at Ledbury, Hereford and Malvern, with more extensive facilities in Worcester, Cheltenham and Birmingham, all within easy travelling distance.
RecreationalMany fine walks along the Frome Valley, Bromyard Downs and through the Brockhampton Estate (National Trust), with the Malvern Hills only a short distance away. The area offers a variety of outdoor pursuits and sports clubs, including Bromyard Rugby and Cricket Clubs. An array of farmers' markets, town festivals, antique and flea fairs take place in and around the area throughout the year. Racecourses at Hereford, Worcester and Cheltenham.
EquestrianThe region is renowned for its strong equestrian industry. Kings Equestrian Centre (2 miles) is host to a series of year-round competitions; cross country courses are at Upper Sapey and Kyre Equestrian Centre. The Three Counties Showground and Hartpury Equestrian College are within easyDriving distance.
Information• The property is accessed via an un-adopted lane and the actual ownership is not known. The property has a full right of access for all things at all times as do the neighbouring properties. The lane is kept in good condition with any maintenance being agreed and paid for on a friendly basis and any costs shared between all the properties which use it.• A payment of £10 p/a is made to Welsh Water which covers any work they carry out maintaining the rivers banks.• Flood Risk - The lower part of the paddock has flash flooded in the past but this has never extended to the gardens or beyond.
DirectionsFrom Hereford: head towards Bromyard on the A465 to Burley Gate and head straight across at the roundabout towards Bromyard. Continue for 2¼ miles into Stoke Lacy and on entering the village, continue down the hill into the 30 mph speed limit. Cross over the stone bridge and continue a short distance taking the lane on the left immediately after the pair of Victorian semi-detached properties fronting onto the road. Follow the lane for about 100 yards and the entrance to Stoke House will be found on the left.From Ledbury: Head out of town towards Hereford on the A438 and at the Trumpet crossroads turn right onto the A417 signposted towards Leominster, Ashperton and Stretton Grandison. Stay on this road and at the Newtown Crossroad head straight across (staying on the A417) until reaching the Burley Gate roundabout. Turn right here heading towards Bromyard and then follow directions as above.
ViewingsBy prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341
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