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The Barn
The Barn, Checkley, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 4ND
Superb, detached barn conversion with paddock, parking and gardens in a lovely quiet and peaceful rural hamlet
  • Bespoke, hand built barn with land in a fabulous, quiet, rural location.
4.00 Acres Offers over £995,000
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Key Features
  • Detached, bespoke built, timber framed barn conversion (2,734 sq ft)
  • Open-plan kitchen/dining room, sitting room
  • 4 – 6 Bedrooms and family bathroom
  • Large gardens, ample parking, land, quiet rural location

Summary of Features


Detached, bespoke built, timber framed barn conversion (2,734 sq ft)
Open-plan kitchen/dining room, sitting room
4 - 6 Bedrooms and family bathroom
Large gardens, ample parking
Detached outbuilding and level pastureland
Fabulous and quiet rural location

Acreage

In all about 4 Acres.

Location


Mileages: Hereford <7½ miles, Ledbury 10 miles, Ross-on-Wye 12 miles, Bromyard 16 miles, Malvern 17 miles Worcester 25½ miles, Cheltenham 31 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 1) 10½ miles (Jct 2) 11 miles, M5 (Jct 8) 25 miles
Railway: Hereford, Ledbury
Airport: Birmingham (70 miles), Bristol (72 miles)

The Situation

The Barn is situated in the small, rural hamlet of Checkley and falls within the Woolhope Dome, which preserves the surrounding landscape. The property is conveniently located between Hereford and Ledbury and the area is renowned for its beautiful, unspoilt, and timeless appeal. The surrounding countryside is characterised by orchards, traditional farms, and wooded hills, including Haugh Wood. This area offers a sought-after rural idyll, yet is not isolated, combined with excellent road and mainline rail links to the rest of the country.

The Barn - Brief History

The Barn was purchased by its current owner, Mr Newton, in 1989 with PP for a residential dwelling in place, to include the re-erection of the third bay of the old threshing barn. With a wealth of experience in restoration and reconstruction of ancient buildings, Mr Newton designed the structure and constructed the timber frame using English oak, sustainably sourced from Mains Wood, Putley, Nr. Ledbury. All the Oak used in the construction was worked on site, and all joints and construction details were cut using hand saws, a mallet and chisel and fixed with hand-made pegs. The structure was mainly completed in 2000. The Barn is now a lasting legacy for the village and should stand the test of time for another 500 years. A real piece of history.

The Barn


The Barn, believed to date back to the 17th Century, was historically the community Threshing Barn, where villagers from the hamlet and surrounding villages would bring their harvested grain crops for threshing.
The property is laid out over three floors and has a wealth of exposed beams throughout, as well as some of the original stone walls and flooring of the original, historic barn.
A spacious entrance hall with the original flagstones from the old Threshing Barn leads into the property and the two reception rooms on the ground floor.
There is a generous, open plan kitchen/dining room with fitted, country-style kitchen and oil-fired Rayburn, which also does the hot water and heating, and there is a separate, comfortable sitting room which has potential for the installation of a wood-burner.
A lovely oak staircase leads up to the first floor and four, generous double bedrooms, all with double aspect, and a family bathroom with a bath and electric shower over. Two of the bedrooms have plumbing in situ for en-suite facilities.

The Barn Ctd.


A continuation of the oak staircase leads up to the second floor, where there are two, generous rooms with Velux windows, offering potential for a variety of uses, such as a home office, children's playroom/games room or hobby room, or, indeed, as bedrooms. There is also the possibility to create a super, principal bedroom suite incorporating the whole top floor.

The Outside


The property is approached off the quiet village road, via a private drive which leads to an ample parking area with space for several vehicles.
There is a concrete hardstanding, which provides potential for the erection of a double garage, subject to PP.
Generous and private gardens surround the property and are mainly lawned areas interspersed and bounded by a variety of mature hedges and trees, including a variety of fruit trees, a walnut tree and there is plenty of scope for keen gardeners.
The land is level pasture and can be accessed from the garden, or via a gated entrance, also suitable for vehicles, off the village road. Historically the land has been used for grazing livestock and has potential for equestrian use, subject to the necessary consents.
The land has been farmed and tended organically for at least 33 years, and is partially bounded by mature hedging and trees.

The Outside


A detached and versatile outbuilding provides a useful store and has been latterly used as a music studio and as an animal shelter. Interestingly, the wood used in the construction was recycled and obtained from an old hospital in Tewkesbury that had closed down.
An electric supply and camera feeds are available to the driveway gates, and concrete/garage hardstanding.

Services

Mains electricity. Private water supply (bore hole) and private drainage (septic tank). Oil-fired Rayburn (hot water and heating). Electricity supply and camera feed to the concrete hardstanding and gates. Spring fed water supply to the land.

Broadband

Fibre broadband is available to the property.

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.

Council Tax

Band "tbc" (to be re-assessed).

Listing

This property is not Listed.

EPC

Rated "D".

Footpath

A public footpath crosses close to the boundary of the pastureland, and this has been fenced off for clarity.

Water

Mains water is not currently available to any of the properties in the hamlet, which all have their own private water supply.

Schools


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

Local

Bartestree (<4½ miles) has an excellent range of amenities, including a village store, a pub, hair salon, a thriving village hall and football and 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. The Nest garden centre is only a short drive away and has a farm shop/deli and a popular café/restaurant. The Verzon House Hotel is also nearby, offering fine dining and accommodation. Further cultural and retail opportunities can be found in Malvern, Worcester and Cheltenham, all within easy travelling distance.

Recreational

Many fine walks in and around the surrounding villages and hamlets which form part of the Woolhope Dome, which was formed around 250million years ago and is renowned for its geological interest and diversity of wildlife. The area offers a wide range of outdoor sporting opportunities and activities, with the Wye Valley and Malvern Hills within easy reach. 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. Alexander Park Resort (5½ miles) has a gym, health spa and golf club. The Three Counties Showground at Malvern hosts a wide variety of events including the RHS Spring Garden Show and the Royal Three Counties Show. Eastnor Castle is a short drive away and hosts a variety of seasonal tours, concerts and events.

Postcode

HR1 4ND.

Directions

From Ledbury: Take the A438 out of Ledbury to the Trumpet Crossroads (4.4 miles) and continue straight for about ½ mile, taking the left-hand turn signposted to Pixley. Continue along this road for about 5.3 miles then turn right signposted Checkley. Continue along this road for 1.4 miles and the driveway entrance to the property can be found on the right-hand-side. Turn into the drive and drive up to the house; the hard-standing parking area will be found to the right-hand-side of the property.

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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.