Summary of Features
Detached Georgian farmhouse (2,578 sq ft), grade II Listed
4 very spacious double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Generous, open plan Aga kitchen/breakfast room
3 reception rooms, scullery/laundry, WC and cellar (571 sq ft)
Adjacent domestic and traditional outbuildings (+2,500 sq ft)
Large range of traditional and modern farm buildings (+11,000 sq ft)
Elevated position with superb views over the surrounding countryside
Mileages: Ledbury <2 miles, Malvern 7 miles, Ross-on-Wye 14 miles, Hereford 151/2 miles, Worcester 16 miles, Cheltenham 221/2 miles, Birmingham 45 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 6 miles, M5 (Jct 7) 16 miles
Railway: Ledbury, Malvern, Hereford
Airport: Birmingham (61 miles) & Bristol (62 miles)
In all 1.38 Acres (Garden & Farmyard)
The property is situated in a desirable location on the outskirts of the historic village of Eastnor, just outside of the popular market town of Ledbury. Eastnor lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the south-western fringe of the Malvern Hills. This part of Herefordshire lies close to the Worcestershire/
Gloucestershire borders and is renowned for its beautiful and unspoilt countryside and offers a sought after, rural quality of life combined with excellent road and rail links.
Whitehouse Farm is a traditional Georgian farmhouse offering very generous accommodation throughout. Having been tenanted for a number of years, the property offers excellent scope to create a wonderful family home but would benefit from a little TLC.
With a wealth of original features such as sash windows, original fireplaces, staircase, doors, and flooring, the property benefits from a significant range of immediately adjacent outbuildings.
There are two spacious reception rooms leading off the main entrance hall in the typical Georgian style. Both rooms have fireplaces fitted with woodburning stoves. A beautiful staircase leads from the entrance hall to the first floor.
A spacious, open plan kitchen/breakfast room has an Aga in pride of place inset within an original inglenook fireplace. The kitchen is fitted with a range of modern cupboards with space for white goods. There are also the historic, built-in larder cupboards located either side of the Aga which offer additional storage and there is ample space for a dining table.
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A further reception room leads directly off the kitchen and provides a flexible space as a formal dining room, family room or children's TV room.
The scullery/laundry room is accessed off the rear hall and retains the original quarry tiled floor and a Belfast-style sink. There is ample storage and space for additional appliances and direct access to a rear courtyard with domestic outbuildings. There is a useful WC within the scullery.
To the first-floor, a half-landing opens to two very spacious double bedrooms and a large "Jack & Jill" bathroom. A second half-landing leads to two further large double bedrooms and a family bathroom with separate shower.
The property is approached via a small lane off the A438 road from Eastnor to Ledbury. A shared bell mouth entrance leads to a gated private drive through to a "farm" courtyard, between the farmhouse and the range of outbuildings. A path leads to the everyday entrance door, with the front door opening to the formal garden.
There is an enclosed and modest rear garden with herbaceous borders, by the rear door, and an enclosed, paved scullery courtyard to the north elevation.
Within the scullery courtyard, there are a range of domestic outbuildings which would have historically been the wash house and bakery. Some wonderful remnants of the history remain in the form of the old copper (used for laundry), salting slab (for preserving meat), a bread oven and an old range. There is also an old pigsty.
Lawned and enclosed gardens lie to the front of the property where there are lovely views over adjacent pastureland and the surrounding rural landscape.
Beside the farmhouse there are a substantial range of outbuildings, several of period origin but mostly more modern. These buildings provide excellent storage and scope for a wide variety of uses, subject to any necessary planning consents.
The buildings have latterly been used for agricultural and estate storage and the oldest buildings do require some investment. These buildings provide in excess of 11,000 sq ft of storage space within lots of penitential.
The total site area is 1.38 Acres, including house and garden.
Mains electricity and water, oil-fired central heating. Shared private drainage to a new treatment plant (Installed November 2022, retained on Estate land).
There is an electric vehicle charging point at the property.
Fibre broadband is available for connection, circa 30-35 Mbps d/l.
Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.
Band "D" (£2,192 for 2023/24).
This property is Grade II Listed.
Primary: Eastnor, Colwall, Ledbury
Secondary: Ledbury. Further information available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Independent: Colwall, Malvern, Worcester, Hereford and Cheltenham all have some outstanding independent schools. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk
Eastnor village has a church, children's nursery and primary school, cricket club, artisan forge and a pottery. There is also a café located in the Estate's woodyard where there is direct access to fabulous walks over the parkland and onto the Malvern Hills. Eastnor Castle is open to the public and hosts a variety of seasonal events. Ledbury is only a short drive away and has a thriving community, offering a good range of local facilities with a variety of independent shops, restaurants & pubs, as well as a church, two doctors' surgeries, cottage hospital and theatre. Additional retail and cultural amenities are available at Malvern, Hereford and Worcester with Gloucester and Cheltenham easily accessible.
Excellent walks through the Deer Park at Eastnor Estate and on to the Malvern Hills. The surrounding area offers a wide range of outdoor sports and activities, with the Wye Valley also being within easy access. Ledbury has popular tennis and rugby clubs, a leisure centre and swimming pool and is renowned for its annual Poetry Festival. There are a range of golf clubs nearby and a leisure spa in Malvern. The Three Counties Showground at Malvern hosts a wide variety of year-round events, from national garden shows, concerts & antique fairs to agricultural and equestrian events.
This property is owned by the Eastnor Castle Estate and has not been on the market for many decades.
From Ledbury: From the traffic lights, head east on the A449 Worcester Road towards Malvern. After 1 mile take the right-hand fork signed A438 Eastnor/Tewkesbury. Continue for 0.3 miles and take the first left turn onto an unmarked lane, then immediately left into a gated entrance drive to this property.
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