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The Valletts
The Valletts, Ruckhall Lane, Clehonger, Hereford, HR2 9SB
Attractive, period Georgian house with outbuildings and land, situated in a stunning, rural location with superb views
  • Quiet, private and rural position with views
40.00 Acres £1,395,000
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Key Features
  • Detached, 4 bedroom Georgian house (1,940 sq ft)
  • Generous kitchen/breakfast room, utility, bathroom
  • Spacious sitting/dining/family room, 2 reception rooms
  • Barn, outbuildings, stabling, pastureland and super views

Summary of Features


Detached Georgian house situated over 3 floors (1,940 sq ft)
4 double bedrooms, all with stunning views, shower room
Generous kitchen/breakfast room, utility and downstairs bathroom
Spacious sitting/dining/family room with access to the garden
2 additional reception rooms and entrance hall
Detached, period brick barn, further outbuildings and stabling
Gardens, mature pastureland and woodland
Tranquil, rural location and beautiful views

Acreage

In all about 40 Acres.

Location


Mileages: Clehonger & Hereford 3 miles, Ross-on-Wye 15 miles, Ledbury 19 miles, Hay-on-Wye 20 miles, Malvern 24 miles, Ludlow 26 miles, Worcester 30 miles, Birmingham 57½ miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 26 miles, M5 (Jct 8) 35 miles
Railway: Hereford, Ledbury
Airport: Bristol (69 miles), Cardiff (70 miles), Birmingham (82 miles)

Situation

Ruckhall is a beautiful and sought-after area situated a few miles south-west of the Cathedral City of Hereford and the ancient and pretty village of Clehonger. Nestling within the heart of the beautiful Herefordshire countryside, the property is not isolated and is well placed to offer the best of both worlds; a pastoral lifestyle combined with good access to the larger market towns and cities, and good communication links.

The valletts


The Valletts is an elegant and honest home with a charming, rustic feel akin to an old French farmhouse; with a wonderful array of original features throughout the property, including wooden floors, sash windows, cornicing and fireplaces.
The generous kitchen/breakfast room is minimally furnished and offers potential to either re-create the current furnishing with the benefit of modern conveniences, or to install a bespoke, or similar, fitted kitchen to bring this wonderful room a little more up-to-date and in keeping with modern-day living.
The kitchen/breakfast room opens out to a spacious, lovely and light sitting/day room with its triple aspect overlooking the garden and surrounding pastureland. This delightful space features an original fireplace with wood-burner, to take the chill off those autumnal and winter days and evenings.
There are two further reception rooms to the ground floor, which offer potential for a variety of uses, such as a snug, study, TV/playroom, etc. There is a separate utility room off the kitchen and a family bathroom.

The Valletts Ctd.


The four bedrooms are situated over two floors in the traditional Georgian architectural style, all have superb views and are complemented by original fireplaces. There is a further shower room on the top floor.
This wonderful property would benefit from some updating throughout, along with some repair/renovation to improve and complement this home, in keeping with its charm and character.

The Outside


Situated in a fabulous and peaceful rural, location, The Valletts enjoys wonderful views over its own land and countryside beyond.
The property is approached off a very quiet country lane, with wrought iron gates situated to the side of the property leading through to the yard and large parking area.
A pedestrian, gravelled pathway, prettily flanked by lawn and established trees, shrubs and flowering plants leads to the front of the property, with its attractive covered porch adorned by a mature wisteria.
Gardens are also situated to the side and rear of the property providing ample space for al-fresco dining, socialising, or to just sit and enjoy the peace and solitude of this charming property.
A detached, period brick barn is situated off the yard, along with further outbuildings and lean-to stabling adjoining a modern portal frame steel barn.

The Outside Ctd.


Planning permission has been submitted for the detached barn to be converted to a 4-bedroom home; Target Determination date: 13th October 2021.
There is a further enclosed yard to the rear of the property with an open-fronted barn providing additional stabling (five 12ft x 12ft loose boxes) and a separate "Nissan"-style hut/Dutch barn.
About 29 acres of mature easy draining pastureland adjoin the property, with further land c.11.5 acres being located on the opposite side of the very quiet lane.
The land and woodland are bounded by substantial and mature hedging and have been kept as natural as possible to create an idyllic environment for residents and wildlife alike.
The property does have business potential (subject to the necessary permissions), such as a livery/equestrian concern, glamping business, etc.

Services

Mains water. Mains electricity. Private drainage (septic tank). Wood-burner. There is no central heating at the property. Mains water supply to the land.

Broadband

We understand BT broadband and Airband is available in the village and that fibre to the property (FTTP) should be available soon.

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.

Council tax

Band "E" (c. £2,508.00 for 2021/22).

Listing

This property is not Listed.

EPC

Rated "G".

Planning Ref

P212962/PA4.

Schools


Primary: Clehonger, Kingstone, Madley. Further information is available at: herefordshire.gov.uk
Secondary: Peterchurch, Kingstone, Hereford. Further information is available at: herefordshire.gov.uk
Independent: Much Dewchurch (Steiner Academy), Hereford, Monmouth, Malvern and Worcester. Further information is available at: isc.co.uk

Local

The pretty, rural village of Clehonger has a thriving community with a good range of amenities including a Post Office/village store, primary school, a 13th Century Church, pub and a village hall which hosts a playgroup and a range of classes and social events. There is a Doctor's surgery nearby at Kingstone (top rated in County). Locks Garage at Allensmore (4 miles) offers an excellent range of local food, wines, plants and flowers, domestic and countryside supplies. The Cathedral City of Hereford is only 3 miles away and offers an extensive range of amenities including an array of shops, cafes and eateries as well as good leisure and educational facilities, and a mainline railway station.

Recreational

Ruckhall and the surrounding area, is renowned for its wide range of wildlife habitats and riverside walks. Fishing and water sports are especially good in the region and there are some excellent golf courses close by. The Woolhope Dome, Golden Valley and Black Mountains are within easy reach and the National Trust - The Weir Garden is a short drive away. Culturally, the area is host to a range of festivals, most notably the Hay Festival of Literature and the Abergavenny and Ludlow Food Festivals.

Equestrian

There is excellent outriding direct from the property and several equestrian centres in and around the area, offering a range of associated activities. Hereford Riding Club organises fun rides in beautiful Herefordshire countryside and Offas Dyke trail riders enjoy the stunning, wild scenery of the Black Mountains. Kings Equestrian Centre (16 miles), Triley Fields Equestrian Centre (18½ miles), offer tuition, outriding and hold a number of events and shows throughout the year. Horse trials take place annually at Homme House (16½ miles). The renowned Hartpury College (28 miles) hosts a range of affiliated and unaffiliated events throughout the year, as well as lectures and demonstrations.

Postcode

HR2 9SB.

Directions

From Hereford: Head out of the city southwards on the A49 and after passing over the river, at the roundabout take the A465 signposted to Abergavenny. Turn off at Belmont Abbey onto Ruckhall Lane, the house is about 2 miles past the Abbey on that lane. Stay on the lane and pass a sign to Clehonger, continue past Perry Hill Farm and then pass a white house called Priors Mead on the left, The Valletts is situated about 200 yards down the lane on the right. There is an old brick barn visible from the lane and the property is set back, behind a wrought iron gate.

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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.