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Hill View House
Hill View House, Much Marcle, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2NX
Handsome, detached country house with cottage, outbuildings, gardens and land, located in a sought-after rural area
  • Classic period house with cottage and land, rural but close to Ledbury.
8.60 Acres Guide price £1,725,000
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Key Features
  • Charming, detached period country house (3,957 sq ft)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 4 reeptions plus ancillary rooms.
  • Detached 1 bedroom cottage, further outbuildings
  • Beautiful mature gardens, hard tennis court
  • Pasture paddicks and organic orchard
  • Open barn with 3 bay car port, additional parking

Summary of Features


Charming, detached period country house (3,957 sq ft)
5 bedrooms, main with en-suite plus a family bathroom
Aga galley kitchen, 4 reception rooms, ancillary rooms, cellar
Detached 1 bedroom cottage, further outbuildings
Beautiful mature gardens, hard surface tennis court
Organic orchard, adjacent pasture paddock
Open fronted 3 bay car port, additional parking

Acreage

In all some 8.60 Acres

Location


Mileages: Ledbury 6 miles, Ross-on-Wye 8 miles, Malvern 14 miles, Hereford 12½ miles, Monmouth 18 ½ miles, Gloucester 20 miles, Tewkesbury 22 miles, Cheltenham 27 miles, Birmingham 59 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 8 miles, M5 (Jct 8) 18½ miles
Railway: Ledbury, Malvern, Hereford
Airport: Bristol 64 miles, Birmingham 65 miles

Situation

The attractive rural village of Much Marcle is situated in south Herefordshire between the traditional market towns of Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye. The area is surrounded by rolling countryside dotted with pastureland and cider apple orchards, for which the region is well known. This part of Herefordshire is still very much a rural community with a timeless appeal, but also benefiting from excellent communication links to the rest of the country.

Hill View House


This delightful property is believed to date to c.1648 and was remodelled in the 1930's to create this spacious home, full of charm and character.
A smart, galley kitchen with electric Aga offers plenty of storage and has a hatch to the adjacent dining room, with French doors opening to the south facing garden and patio.
Three main receptions rooms to the ground floor include a formal dining room and a drawing room, each with an open fire, a snug room with a wood burning stove and a reception hall, also with stove. The reception hall is thought to have been the original working kitchen, evidenced by the quarry tiled floor and meat hooks still in the ceiling.
A spacious cloakroom off the reception hall gives scope for a shower room option.
There are several ancillary rooms adjoining the main house via a spacious and light covered garden passageway. These rooms provide a large, walk-in larder, a laundry/boot room and a sunroom, which offer great potential for a variety of uses. The garden passageway also provides easy access to the front garden.

Hill View House Ctd.


A spindle staircase leads to a light, galleried landing with a double aspect and stairs to second, attic floor.
There are five bedrooms and a family bathroom with separate shower to the first floor. Three rooms are good-sized doubles, with fitted storage/wardrobes with two further single rooms.
The attic floor has a sixth bedroom with an adjacent study room and a generous rear storeroom.
The property retains many original features including high, corniced ceilings and a beautifully tiled entrance hall, believed to date from the Edwardian era.
Hill View is a great family home but also offers huge potential for spatial re-design and extension to create modern living requirements.

The Cottage


This outbuilding has been converted to create a super one or two bedroom detached dwelling (895 sq ft).
There is a fitted kitchen with space for a cooker and fridge-freezer, and a good-sized sitting room with electric stove, and a door opening to the paved terrace.
A further reception room was designed as a second bedroom, with scope to create an en-suite bathroom.
The main bedroom benefits from fitted storage and a large en-suite shower room.
This cottage is ideal for a dependent relative or to provide holiday or residential rental income.

The Outside


The property is approached off a quiet rural lane, opening to the private driveway, parking area and 3-bay open fronted garage.
Beautiful and established gardens surround the property and are planted with an array of evergreen shrubs, formal hedging, spring flowers, flowering and climbing plants; including peonies, roses and wisteria, complemented by a variety of specimen trees, such as acer, quince, magnolia, horse chestnut and cherry.
A large patio terrace abuts the house on the south elevation, providing a fabulous area for al fresco dining and entertaining, with a superb outlook over the garden.
There is a hard-surfaced, fenced tennis court plus several additional outbuildings which offer great space for storage and scope for alternative uses.
A 4-acre orchard adjoins the garden and is planted with a mature apple trees, farmed organically for cider production, currently under contract to the local cider company.
A separate 4-acre pasture paddock sits across the lane, adjacent to the property entrance drive.

Services

Electric Aga & heating, with wood stoves/fires (house), oil fired heating (cottage), mains water and electricity, private drainage to two septic tanks.

Broadband

Standard landline service connected.

Council Tax

House: Band "G" (£3,419 2022/23). TbcCottage: Band "A" (£1,365 2022/23). Tbc

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.

Listing

This property is not Listed.

EPC

House Rated "G". Cottage Rated "E".

Schools


Primary: Much Marcle, Ashperton & Ledbury
Secondary: Ledbury. For further information visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Independent: Colwall, Malvern, Worcester, Cheltenham, Hereford & Monmouth have some excellent independent schools. For further information visit www.isc.co.uk

Local

The village of Much Marcle has a good range of amenities including a pub, village hall, Church and primary school. The market towns of Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye are easily accessible and provide a wider range of amenities to meet most day-to-day requirements, including a cottage hospital, Market Theatre and rail station in Ledbury. More comprehensive retail options can be found at Hereford, Worcester and Cheltenham, all within easy travelling distance.

Recreational

The area offers a wide range of outdoor sports and activities, with the Malvern Hills and Wye Valley within easy access. Ledbury is renowned for its annual Poetry Festival, and there are a variety of local and traditional events held in the region throughout the year. Hellens House is in the village and hosts a variety of tours, concerts and seasonal events . Eastnor Castle is a short drive away and is seasonally open to the public. The Three Counties Showground, Malvern hosts a wide variety of events including the RHS Spring Garden Show and the Royal Three Counties Show.

Additional Information

The Cottage is currently tenanted to a long-term tenant on an AST agreement.

Postcode

HR8 2NX.

Directions

From Ledbury: Head west on the A449 towards Ross-on-Wye for 5 miles, passing over the Preston Cross roundabout. At Much Marcle turn right opposite the Walwyn Arms pub, onto the How Caple road. Continue 0.80 miles up the hill, passing Westons Cider Mill on your right. At the next small cross road, turn right and this property is on your right side after 150 metres.

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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.