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Summary of Features
AcreageIn all about 4 Acres.
The SituationThe 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 HistoryThe 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 Ctd.
ServicesMains 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.
BroadbandFibre broadband is available to the property.
Local AuthorityHerefordshire Council: 01432 260000.
Council TaxBand "tbc" (to be re-assessed).
ListingThis property is not Listed.
FootpathA public footpath crosses close to the boundary of the pastureland, and this has been fenced off for clarity.
WaterMains water is not currently available to any of the properties in the hamlet, which all have their own private water supply.
LocalBartestree (<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.
RecreationalMany 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.
DirectionsFrom 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.
ViewingsBy prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341
Agents NotesGrant & 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.