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LocationMileages: Hereford 4 miles, Ledbury 11 miles, Leominster 14 miles, Malvern 16½ miles, Ross-on-Wye 15 miles, Worcester 22½ miles, Hay-on-Wye 24 miles, Ludlow 25 miles, Birmingham 54milesRoad: M50 (Jct 4) 13 miles, (Jct 2) 16 miles, M5 (Jct 7) 26½ milesRailway: Hereford, Ledbury Airport: Birmingham 60 miles, Bristol 70 miles
Summary of Features• Single-storey barn conversion (1,478 sq ft), No onward chain.• 2 - 3 bedrooms, separate bathroom and shower room• Open plan kitchen/dining room, utility/boot room, study/3rd bedroom• Generous sitting room with wood-burner and bi-fold doors• American-style stabling, open fronted barn stabling• Two further modern agricultural barns, 60m x 30m outdoor arena with floodlights• Good concrete yard offering ample space for vehicles• Quiet location with super views over the land
SituationThe thriving village of Bartestree is situated just 4 miles East of the Cathedral City of Hereford and is affiliated with the neighbouring village of Lugwardine. The area is well known for its hop fields, arable land, orchards, and livestock farming, and is still very much an agriculturally based community. Nestled within beautiful Herefordshire countryside surrounded by fields and woodland, this property is well placed to enjoy a pastoral quality of life within the local community yet has excellent access to the local market towns and regional cities.
Stalls Farm• Stalls Farm was originally a collection of old agricultural buildings situated within its own land, purchased by the current owners with PP for conversion to a residential property. This super property was transformed into a delightful, barn conversion in 2013.• An entrance hall leads into this single-storey property, which offers generous accommodation throughout.• A wonderful, open-plan kitchen/dining room, with attractive Neptune fitted kitchen, is complemented by granite work surfaces, Mandarin stone flooring, Fritz Fryer lighting, an integrated NEFF double electric oven, hob with cooker hood and dishwasher. Exposed trusses further enhance this lovely, country-style kitchen which also has French doors out to the garden.• Off the entrance hall is a shower room/WC and a good utility/boot room with Belfast sink and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer with direct access to the garden via stable door. There is also a study/home office which offers a flexible space and could be used as a small third bedroom, if desired.
Stalls Farm Continued• A light and airy, generously proportioned sitting room has a vaulted ceiling with exposed trusses and lovely oak flooring, both providing an interesting feature to this comfortable space. There is also a wood-burning stove set on a slate hearth for those cosy winter evenings and recently renewed bi-fold doors which lead out to the garden.• There are two, good-sized double bedrooms, both with French doors opening out to the garden, and a familybathroom. The spacious main bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed trusses, and useful fitted wardrobes.
The Outside• The property is approached via a long private drive which leads of the village road an opens out to a large, concrete yard where there is ample parking and turning space for cars, horse lorries/boxes and agricultural machinery.• An enclosed garden/courtyard off the property offers further potential for keen gardeners and provides a lovely outside space to sit and enjoy the surroundings, and for seasonal dining and entertaining.• The equestrian facilities comprise: 4 modern agricultural barns. The main barn (90' x 45') provides twelve, 12ft x 12ft American-style internal stalls (Monarch), a large secure tack room and storage space, there are a further six, 12ft x 15ft stables located in an open-fronted barn (90' x22') off the main yard.• The additional two barns (one of 60' x 50' and another of 60' x 30') are currently used as storage for agricultural machinery and as a store for haylage, which is taken off the property's own land. Both barns provide potential for additional internal stabling, incorporation of a horse-walker, a turn-out pen or for installation of a horse solarium, etc. if desired.
The Outside Continued• There are c. 62 acres of stock-proof fenced land in all, which includes 20 acres of post and rail fenced, gently sloping pasture paddocks providing good grazing, and there is a mains water supply to all the fenced paddocks. Each paddock is between 2 - 4 acres. • There is also a securely enclosed (post & rail) 60m x 30m floodlit outdoor arena with a Combiride surface.• The farm has its own private lane to Rhystone Lane through electric gates to allow direct access on horseback/foot onto quiet lanes. • The property and yard enjoy an accessible yet private location with superb views over the land and surrounding countryside.
ServicesMains electricity. Mains water (Metered), there is also a private well which is not currently used. Private drainage via septic tank. Oil central heating.
Solar PanelsThe property owns (not leased) a 20KW solar panel array. This generates an income of circa £4,500/pa
BroadbandStandard BT Broadband currently connected (circa 17 Mbps) Superfast (circa 31 Mbps) is available if required.
Local AuthorityHerefordshire Council: 01431 260000.
Council Tax BandBand "E" (£2,689.21 for 2023/24).
ListingThis property is not Listed.
Further InformationThis property has never flooded. A footpath runs through the south western field and out through the second access.
Primary SchoolsLugwardine, Withington, Hereford. Further information is available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Secondary SchoolsHereford. Further information is available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Independent SchoolsHereford, Leominster, Malvern, Monmouth & Worcester have some excellent independent schools. Further information is available at: www.isc.co.uk
LocalStalls Farm is situated within the much sought after village of Bartestree, which has an excellent range of amenities, including a village store, 2 pubs, hair salon, a thriving village hall and football and cricket clubs. The nearby village of Withington also has a Post Office. The Cathedral City of Hereford, which is believed to have been settled by the Saxons in the 7th Century and is home to the famous Mappa Mundi, is only 4 miles away and offers an extensive range of amenities including an array of shops, cafes, and eateries as well as good leisure and educational facilities, and a mainline railway station.
RecreationalBartestree and the surrounding area, is renowned for its wide range of wildlife habitats and riverside walks. Fishing and water sports are especially good in the region and there are some excellent golf courses close by. The Woolhope Dome, Golden Valley and Black Mountains are within easy reach. Culturally, the area is host to several festivals, most notably the Hay Festival of Literature and the Abergavenny and Ludlow Food Festivals.
EquestrianExcellent outriding around the property's land and quiet lanes which lead down to the river. Sheepcote Equestrian Centre, home of David and Serena Pincus, is nearby and offers Dressage tuition at all levels, as well as career training. Hartpury College, Prestige Equestrian and Bromyard Equestrian Centre are within sensible driving distances and host to a series of year-round competitions, both affiliated and unaffiliated and offer a range of specialist clinics. Annual horse trials take place at Homme House and The Three Counties Showground at Malvern is within easy driving distance.
DirectionsFrom Hereford: Take the A438 Eastwards out of the city towards Ledbury and pass through the village of Lugwardine. Continue up the hill and enter Bartestree and just before the traffic lights, take the right-hand turn sign posted to the village hall. After a very shot distance take the first drive on the left, following this to the bottom and then to the right. The gate for Stalls Farm will then be the first on the left.From Ledbury: Head towards Hereford on the A438 and into the village of Bartestree, pass the shop on the left-hand side and continue to the traffic lights. Just after the traffic lights turn left to the village hall and proceed as above.
Post CodeHR1 4BY
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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.