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Oakwood
Oakwood, Upton Bishop, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 7UW
Fabulous, detached family home with equestrian facilities and grazing in a sought-after, private and rural location 7.24 Acres Guide price £1,450,000
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Key Features
  • Spacious, detached 4 - 5 bedroom family home (3,878 sq ft).
  • 3 - 4 reception rooms, spacious kitchen/breakfast/family room
  • Detached outbuilding with gym/home office, carports and workshop
  • Stables, yard, arena, pasture paddocks and small woodland
  • Superb quiet, rural and private position with views

Summary of Features

• Spacious and versatile, detached family home (3,878 sq ft). • 4 - 5 generous double bedrooms, 4 with en-suite • 3 - 4 reception rooms, and spacious kitchen/breakfast/family room • Large entrance hall, downstairs WC, and good-sized utility/boot room • Detached outbuilding with gym/home office • Double car port/workshop with separate, attached storage shed • Detached timber hay barn with attached wood store • Stable yard with 3-timber stable block, arena, and pasture paddocks • Privately situated with super views in a quiet, rural location

Location

Mileages: Upton Bishop 11/2 miles, Ross-on-Wye 5 miles, Newent 7 miles, Ledbury 9 miles, Hereford 15 miles, Gloucester 16 miles, Cheltenham 24 miles, Birmingham 59 miles Road Links: M50 (Jct 3) 3 miles, M5 (Jct 11A) 20 miles, (Jct 8) 21 miles Railway Stations: Ledbury Airports: Bristol (61 miles), Birmingham (65 miles)

Situation

The charming village of Upton Bishop is situated just 5 miles north-east of the bustling and picturesque market town of Ross-on-Wye, on the edge of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - renowned for its exceptional landscape, geological interest, and diversity of wildlife. This area offers a sought-after rural idyll, and the property enjoys a peaceful location, yet is well-placed for the local market towns of Ross, Ledbury, and Monmouth, with the city of Hereford also only a short drive away. There are excellent road and rail commuter links to the rest of the country with the M50 (Jct 3) being just 3 miles away.

Oakwood


Oakwood was originally a detached stone barn, likely dating to the late 1800's, and was historically used for storing Perry pears. Surrounding the barn were traditional Perry pear orchards and there is one remaining tree which provides a wonderful reminder of the property's past. This super home has been subsequently extended over the years to create a fabulous property offering extremely spacious and versatile accommodation.
A covered porch leads into a spacious entrance hall where there is a useful downstairs WC. Leading off the entrance hall is a very spacious and light family/dining room with modern wood-burner and glazed bi-fold doors leading out to the patio terrace.
The attractive, bespoke, and hand-painted kitchen by Regency Bespoke (Newent) is open to the dining/family room. There is ample storage including a large, walk-in larder, and the kitchen benefits from a Quooker hot tap, a range of integrated appliances including two NEFF, full-size electric ovens, induction hob with downdraft extractor, and a dishwasher. There is also a free-standing fridge which is included in the sale. The Corian worksurfaces and moulded Corian sink complement the hand-painted units wonderfully well.
Off the dining room, is a good-sized utility/boot room with additional storage and space for appliances, with French doors out to the garden.

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A reception room leads off the rear of the kitchen and provides a good space for a variety of uses, such as a playroom or home office. There is a further snug/TV room, a great second sitting room for older children.
A quarter staircase leads up to the main and spacious sitting room which is lovely and light due to the super, glazed front and rear elevations. The feeling of space is further enhanced by the vaulted ceiling which features exposed timber trusses. A contemporary wood-burner by Lotus takes pride of place and provides a wonderful focal point for this lovely room and is complemented by bespoke, built-in shelving/bookcases either side. There is a second and useful entrance hall leading off the sitting room.
A half-staircase leads up from the sitting room to two double bedrooms, both with modern en-suite shower rooms. The larger room also benefits from an additional attached room which offers potential for a variety of uses such as a sitting or dressing room.

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Going back to the ground floor there are two further double bedrooms, both with en-suite bath/shower rooms, and a further reception room leading off the entrance hall which are all accessed via a pair of modern, internal oak doors, enabling this part of the property to be closed off from the rest of the house.
The main bedroom is very generously proportioned and benefits from a spacious en-suite bathroom with separate bath and a wet room style shower. French doors lead out to a private seating area.
There is a further reception room, currently used as a music room, with potential for use as a fifth bedroom if desired.
This suite of rooms could easily be used to create a separate annexe for older children or dependent family members.

The Outside


The property is approached off a country lane via electric gates and onto a long, concreted driveway which forks and bears around to a large, gravelled parking area to the front of the property or goes straight on to the stables, paddocks, and arena.
The large garden is mainly lawn planted with specimen trees, complemented by raised beds and offers plenty of scope for further enhancement.
An area of the garden has been set aside to create a super vegetable garden with raised beds and greenhouse.
A smart, patio terrace runs the whole length of the front of the house and provides ample space for outdoor seating, BBQ area, etc., perfect for family get-togethers and entertaining.
An area of woodland adjoins and bounds the pasture paddocks and provides a very useful, self-sufficient wood supply.
Oakwood enjoys great views over its own land and beyond across the Three Counties.

Equestrian Facilities


The stable yard is situated around a good, concrete hardstanding and is securely enclosed, and accessed via a gated entrance.
There is a 3-timber stable block; stables 12' x 12', by National Timber Stables, a separate and insulated tack room, and a hay barn/feed store.
The outdoor arena, 25m x 42m, is post and rail fenced and has a sand and Flexiride surface.
The stable yard has direct access to an adjacent winter turn out paddock, which has a field shelter, and the adjoining pasture paddocks which are securely ring-fenced with post and rail fencing. The paddocks are currently split via electric tape, and one has a further field shelter.
The stable yard and paddocks all benefit from a mains water supply and are directly and ideally accessible from the house.

Material Information

Services

Mains water and electricity are connected to the main house, detached outbuilding, car port/workshop and stable yard. Mains electricity is available to the detached hay barn but is not connected. Oil-fired central heating. Electric under-floor heating to main en-suite. Private drainage (septic tank).

Broadband

Fibre to the property has just been installed.

Mobile Phone Coverage

All providers should cover the area adequately but please check your own phone while viewing.

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260 000.

Council Tax

Band "G" (Circa £3,692.74 2023/24).

Tenure

Freehold.

Construction

Stone and brick under a tiled roof.

Listing

This property is not Listed.

Planning Permissions

No planning applications are currently submitted or lapsed.

EPC

Rated "D".

Flood Risk

No.

Access

Via adopted, Council-owned lane.

Public Footpaths

None over the property or land.

Covenants

We're advised there are no restrictive covenants.

Conservation Area/AONB

No.

Schools

Primary

Gorsley, Brampton Abbots, Weston-under-Penyard. Further information is available at www.herefordshire.gov.uk

Secondary

Ross-on-Wye & Hereford. Further information is available at www.herefordshire.gov.uk

Independent

Hereford, Gloucester, Monmouth, Malvern, and Cheltenham. Further information is available at: www.isc.co.uk

Local

Upton Bishop has a thriving community with a village hall, well renowned pub (The Moody Cow) and church. Within the nearby market town of Newent and Linton village, there are a range of further amenities including a hall, post office/village store and several popular village pubs. The market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Ledbury provide a wider range of amenities to meet most day-to-day requirements, with more extensive facilities available in Hereford, Gloucester, Monmouth, and Cheltenham.

Recreational

The area offers a wealth of sporting and recreational facilities, including walking and fishing, as well as a range of water sporting activities. South Herefordshire Golf Club is within 21/2 miles of the property. The popular Goodrich Castle, Royal Forest of Dean and Symonds Yat are within easy driving distance and the Malvern Hills and The Black Mountains are easily accessible. A variety of sports clubs can be found locally at Ross-on-Wye including golf, football, cricket, hockey, and rowing clubs, plus a leisure centre. Ski and snowboard centre at Gloucester.

Equestrian

There is excellent outriding from the property to Dymock Woods, and the region is well known for its strong equestrian ties. Hartpury College, Prestige Equestrian and Kings 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 (Much Marcle), and The Three Counties Showground at Malvern is within easy driving distance.

Directions

From Ledbury: Head towards Much Marcle and turn left just before The Walwyn Arms Pub. Follow the road past the primary school and past the turning to the church (both on the right) and take the next turning on the right sign posted to Kempley. Follow the lane to the very end and at the T junction, turn right. After a short distance and at the top of the hill, take the next right sign posted to Ross. Follow the lane over the top of the hill and through the dip at the bottom and then take the next right onto the dead-end lane signed to Castle and Woodhouse Farms. Follow the lane for 0.2 miles where the entrance driveway to Oakwood will be found on the right hand side.

Postcode

HR9 7UW

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Viewings

By prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.

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.