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Country Property, Nr Fownhope, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 4QH
Breathtaking location - amazing privacy, comfort and scenery. Not on the market for 30 years.
  • Simply stunning; very private, secluded location with absolutely no neighbours.
11.00 Acres Offers over £1,150,000
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Key Features
  • Amazingly secluded and private location
  • Immaculatley presented 3 bed country home (c.2,300 sqft)
  • Smart fitted kitchen with Aga, 3 receptions, 3 bathrooms
  • Pasture, stables & woodland. In all some 11 Acres

Summary of Features


A most amazing, secluded and private setting
Immaculately presented country home (c. 2,300 sq ft)
3 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, 3 receptions
Smart fitted kitchen with electric Aga range cooker
4.30 acres of pasture with timber stable block
Mature woodland, 11 acres in all

Location


Mileages: Fownhope, Woolhope & Mordiford <4 miles, Hereford 8 miles, Ross & Ledbury 11 miles, Malvern 19 miles, Worcester 28 miles, Cheltenham 31 miles, Birmingham 60 miles
Road Links: M50 (Jct 1) 9½ miles, M5 (Jct 8) 30 miles
Railway Stations: Hereford, Ledbury, Malvern
Airports: Birmingham (66 miles), Bristol (71 miles)

Situation

Set within a beautiful and tranquil landscape, this very private property nestles on the edge of a shallow, open valley, bordered by mature woodland and Haugh Woods. This SSSI landscape is timeless, peaceful and beautiful. Whilst amazingly secluded, Fownhope and Woolhope are nearby, and Hereford City, Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye are easily accessible. This is quintessential Herefordshire, one of the best landscapes and settings.

The Property


This property is a very comfortable period home originating from a simple, country cottage believed to date from the latter 1600's. The cottage has been extended to provide a spacious and modern three-bedroom home. There is scope and PP to further extend the property from the existing floor area.
Ground floor accommodation comprises a generous entrance and inner hall, linking three reception rooms to the country-style fitted kitchen.
Pride of place is the Aga 6:4 range cooker with a gas hob and 4 electric ovens. The Belfast sink and large central island enhance this stylish kitchen. A wood-burning stove and seating area at one end of the room make this a very liveable space. Patio doors open to a sheltered al fresco area.
To the first floor, a landing divides three double bedrooms, two sharing a family bathroom and each with built-in wardrobes. The main bedroom has an en-suite shower room and ample built-in wardrobes.

The Outside


It is the location and outside space that makes this property so special and very rare; there are no near neighbours or noise, except for nature, including deer, and genuine dark skies.
A long, private track, part shared and owned by one local landowner, leads to this very secluded property. The undulating woodland edge track leads to a gated cattlegrid and the property boundary.
A further gated entrance signifies the residential curtilage, garden and grounds of about 1.22 acres.
Gravelled parking and a double carport sit adjacent to the house.
The garden lies in front and west of the house and is mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs, trees and herbaceous beds.
A mature and thick hedge borders the garden with open pasture farmland beyond.

The Land


The property totals some 11.13 acres of pasture and ancient woodland, bordering Haugh Wood.
This area is part of a SSSI and a high valued landscape.
The land comprises 4.30 acres of paddocks and 5.60 acres of mature, native broadleaved woodland which is teaming with wildlife.
A timber, 3-stable block sits in one paddock, adjacent to the access track.
This is attractive and undulating land with the woodland block located centrally to the 3 paddocks. There are also fruit trees of apple, damson and plum.
There is a private, spring-fed water supply within the woodland which has never dried up in living memory.

Services

Mains electricity, private water supply, private drainage and oil-fired central heating.

Broadband

4G device providing c. 10 Mbps D/L.

Council Tax

Band "F" (£2,580 2022/23).

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.

Listing

This property is not Listed.

EPC

Rated E.

Drainage

Private drainage to septic tank and soakaway, which is believed to be compliant with the Building Regulations.

Water Supply

Private water supply, spring fed from within the land and UV filtered at the house.

Footpath

A public footpath runs along the Eastern boundary and has been fenced off for clarity.

Planning

Consent was granted in July 2021 for a 2-storey extension to the kitchen with a garden room, additional bedroom, dressing room and bathroom over.

Wood Stoves

There are three wood burning stoves at this property with an endless supply of wood from the land.

Access Track

Part owned/shared with one neighbouring farmer for access to his two fields.

Viewings

This is a private property with private owners. Viewings are by personal arrangement with the Agents, please speak to Tom Grant. VIEWIGS FROM 22 SEPTEMBER.

Schools


Primary: Mordiford, Fownhope, Hereford. Further information is available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Hereford: Further information is available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Independent: Hereford, Monmouth, Malvern, Worcester and Cheltenham have some excellent independent schools. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk

Local

Fownhope is the local focal point and has a medical centre, primary school, village stores, butcher, 2 pubs and Wye Leisure, which is an exclusive family run health and leisure club. Woolhope is also nearby and has 2 well known pubs, a village hall, church, tennis and cricket clubs. Mordiford village is nearby with a primary school and pub. Bartestree (7 miles) has a good range of amenities, including a village store, pub, hair salon, village hall and football/cricket clubs. The Cathedral City of Hereford provides an extensive range of shopping, recreational and leisure facilities and the market town of Ledbury provides a good range of amenities to meet most day-to-day requirements. Further cultural and retail opportunities can be found in Malvern, Worcester and Cheltenham, all within sensible travelling distance.

Recreational

Many fine walks around the surrounding villages and hamlets, which form part of the Woolhope Dome, renowned for its geological interest and diversity of wildlife. Haugh Woods are on the doorstep and provide 850 acres of ancient woodland, owned by Forestry England. This area offers a wide range of outdoor sporting opportunities and activities, with the Wye Valley, Malvern Hills and Forest of Dean within easy reach. Ledbury is well known for its annual Poetry Festival and there are a variety of traditional events held in the locality throughout the year. Alexander Park Resort (7 miles) has a gym, health spa and golf club. The Three Counties Showground at Malvern hosts a wide variety of events including Spring/Autumn garden shows and the Royal Three Counties Show.

Directions

Via Grant & Co Estate Agents.

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.