Summary of Features
Attractive, detached barn conversion (3,120 sq ft)
5 bedrooms, main en-suite, family bathroom
Spacious kitchen/breakfast room, utility, WC
3 reception rooms and large entrance hall
Attractive, established gardens, patio terrace, paddock
Private parking and double garage
Mileages: Stoke Lacy 1 mile, Bromyard 5 miles, Ledbury 11 miles, Hereford 11½ miles, Malvern 12½ miles, Leominster 14 miles, Tenbury Wells 15½ miles, Worcester 18½ miles, Gloucester 30 miles, Cheltenham 33 miles, Birmingham 59 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 15 miles, M5 (Jct 7) 21 miles, (Jct 8) 26 miles
Railway: Ledbury, Hereford, Malvern
Airport: Birmingham (53 miles), Bristol (74 miles)
Hopton Acre is situated on the periphery of the pretty, rural village of Stoke Lacy, within the beautiful Herefordshire countryside close to the historic market town of Bromyard, which is easily accessible. The town is referred to as the "Town of Festivals", notable for its variety of traditional festivals held throughout the year. This property is well placed for the local towns of Ledbury, Malvern, and Leominster, with the Cathedral cities of Hereford and Worcester within easy reach. This part of Herefordshire, which lies close to the Worcestershire border, is known for its traditional farms, undulating countryside, and productive orchards.
Hopton Acre is an immaculate and extremely well-presented, detached, stone barn conversion; dating back to the 1800's. The property retains some original features, including exposed timbers and beams, vaulted ceilings and internal stonework, which complement the style of the property.
Originally converted in 1985, the barn has been recently upgraded to include new light Oak windows and internal doors, a new Oak staircase and new patio doors.
A spacious and light entrance hall with vaulted, double height ceiling is a welcoming introduction to this lovely home. Steps lead up to an informal seating area overlooking the garden, which can be accessed via double French doors, which are inset into a fully glazed aspect.
The spacious kitchen/breakfast room is the heart of this lovely home. A range of country-style fitted cupboards offer plenty of storage and are complemented by granite work-surfaces, a double Belfast-style sink, Falcon range cooker with cooker hood, and integrated dishwasher and fridge with a central island.
A large, separate utility room is located off the kitchen and provides additional storage, a sink, and space and plumbing for appliances, with plenty of room for coats, boots and dogs. A stable door leads directly out to the patio terrace and garden.
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An inglenook-style fireplace with Clearview wood-burner takes centre stage in the comfortable sitting room, which also has a double aspect and leads through to a further snug room which also has access to the first floor via an attractive spiral staircase.
A contemporary oak and glass staircase from the entrance hall leads up to the first floor and the split landing, which leads off to the five bedrooms and family bathroom.
The spacious main bedroom has a lovely en-suite shower room and very useful walk-in wardrobes. There are three further double bedrooms, a single room and a family bathroom with separate bath and shower and a good-size airing cupboard on the landing.
One of the large double bedrooms has a spiral staircase leading down to the snug room below. An en-suite could easily be incorporated if desired to create an alternative main bedroom, a super guest suite or annexe (subject to the necessary permissions).
Travertine flooring graces the dining room, kitchen, utility room with ceramic tiling in the family bathroom and the en-suite. Solid oak flooring can be found throughout the remainder of the property.
The dining-room provides a lovely space for more formal entertaining and family get-togethers, and benefits from direct access to the garden.
The property is approached via a private, shared drive, off a quiet, country lane which leads to the smart, gravelled parking area to the front of the property, and the double garage.
Attractive and established gardens lie to both the front and the rear of the property and comprise a large lawned area amounting to about ½ an acre, which is complemented by a variety of mature shrubs and trees, including apple, pear, plum and damson, and flowering plants.
There is also an attractive rockery and a spacious patio terrace, which is perfect for seasonal dining and entertaining and benefits from an electric awning, exterior lighting, and outdoor electric sockets.
Adjacent to the garden and driveway is a further, fenced paddock with mini arboretum, circa 0.6 acre; planted with a wonderful range of specimen trees, along with a greenhouse (requiring attention/replacement) which has power and water connected, log store and a useful timber garden shed and a summer house.
Both the garden and paddock offer further scope for keen gardeners, if desired.
The property is situated in a small development of 5 properties, in a secluded and tranquil, rural location surrounded by farmland.
Mains electricity. Mains water (metered). Shared (5 properties) private drainage (treatment plant). LPG central heating and range cooker. SKY is available in the snug, sitting room and all bedrooms.
Standard is connected.
Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.
Band "G" (£3,490.22 for 2022/23).
This property is curtilage Listed.
The driveway is shared (3 properties). Maintenance of the driveway is shared/cost split between the 3 properties on a friendly basis, when required.
Primary: Burley Gate, Pencombe, Bromyard, Bredenbury, Brockhampton. Further information is available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Secondary: Bromyard, Ledbury. Further information is available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Independent: Hereford, Malvern, Leominster, Worcester & Gloucester have some outstanding independent schools. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk
The thriving village of Stoke Lacy has a Church, a village hall and a pub, and Burley Gate Community Shop is only 3 miles away. The Hop Pocket Shopping Village, Bishops Frome, is 3½ miles and is a collection of independent shop, including crafts and an art gallery, food hall, gifts and country store. There is also a garden centre and café/restaurant. Bromyard offers a good range of facilities for most domestic needs, including a supermarket, baker, acclaimed butcher & farm shop, theatre, leisure centre, doctor's surgery, Post Office and community hospital. Further retail & cultural amenities are available in Ledbury, Hereford and Malvern, with more extensive facilities in Worcester, Cheltenham and Birmingham, which are all within easy travelling distance.
Many fine walks through the Brockhampton Estate (National Trust), Bromyard Downs, Bringsty Common and along the Frome Valley, with the Malvern Hills only a short distance away. The area offers a variety of outdoor pursuits and sports clubs, including Bromyard Rugby, Cricket and Archery Clubs. There are also a range of festivals and events held regularly within the locality and surrounding areas, including the renowned Ludlow Food Festival.
Stoke Lacy is famous for the wealthy Morgan family, from which HFS Morgan invested in the three-wheeler car in 1909 and led to the creation of the famous Morgan Motor Company.
From Ledbury: From Ledbury, head out of town towards Bromyard on the B4214. Stay on this road passing through Staplow and at the sharp right-hand corner turn left sign posted to Bishops Frome and Bromyard. Stay on this road until the junction with the A4103 (Worcester Road) and at the junction turn right and then immediately left, sign posted to Bromyard and Bishops Frome. Stay on this road until reaching Bishops Frome and follow the road around the sharp left-hand bend. On the next bend, (just before the Chase Inn), turn left onto the lane sign posted to Burley Gate. Stay on this lane for 1.7 miles before turning right to Stoke Lacy. Follow this lane for 0.8 miles where the entrance to Hopton Acre will be found on the right-hand side.
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