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Longbarns
Longbarns, Bishops Frome, Worcester, Herefordshire, WR6 5BD
Superb, beautifully presented barn conversion with extensive grounds, pasture, and fishing lake in a highly desirable rural location 13.40 Acres Guide price £2,225,000
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Key Features
  • Fabulous, individual 6-bed barn conversion (7,561 sq ft)
  • Beautifully landscaped gardens grounds, orangery
  • +7 acres of pasture plus a 2 acre coarse fishing lake
  • 2 timber stables plus hay/store bay, garaging and parking

Summary of Features


Fabulous, large and individual barn conversion (7,561 sq ft)
6 en-suite double bedrooms, including an internal annexe
3 spacious reception rooms, conservatory & annexe
Generous Aga kitchen/breakfast room & large conservatory
Integral double garage with adjacent home office
Orangery, with garden WC (637 sq ft)
Beautifully landscaped gardens & grounds
Attractive water features and ornamental pond
Circa 7 acres of pasture plus a 2 acre coarse fishing lake
2 timber stables plus hay/store bay

Acreage

In all 13.40 Acres.

Situation

Evesbatch is a pretty rural hamlet on the Worcestershire/Herefordshire border and is noted as the smallest parish in the Frome Valley, originating around the original Manor House, Evesbatch Court, with the village Church believed to date from c. 1300's. The surrounding landscape is defined by undulating countryside, orchards and hop fields. The property enjoys a peaceful and tranquil setting yet is very accessible for the local towns with the larger cities of Worcester and Hereford only a short drive away.

Longbarns


Longbarns was historically a cluster of traditional farm buildings, part of a farmstead tied to the Evesbatch Court Estate Manor House, formerly owned by the Cadbury family. Converted into a dwelling during the 1980's, this fabulous property provides a wonderfully spacious home with very flexible accommodation.
The entrance is via a central courtyard with attractive box-hedging, cobbled pathways, and a lovely urn-style water feature, around which most of the property is situated. A pair of attractively carved wooden front doors open to the spacious reception/dining hall, with its vaulted ceiling, exposed stone walls and inglenook fireplace inset with wood-burning stove. Attractive, re-claimed maple flooring complements this fabulous space which is perfect for more formal entertaining or for special occasions.
Leading off the dining hall is the split-level drawing room, also with inglenook fireplace with a wood-burner set on a stone hearth. This very comfortable, yet spacious room enjoys a double aspect with lovely views over the courtyard, garden and beyond to the Malvern Hills.

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Adjacent is the informal sitting room, with wood-burner, which opens to the spacious conservatory, with direct access to the garden. The country-style kitchen/breakfast room is next to these rooms.
The welcoming Aga kitchen is the heart of this lovely home and is complemented by hand-painted, fitted cupboards, providing ample storage, and attractive granite work-surfaces. The kitchen benefits from a large central island, 4-oven Aga with attached electric module and integrated appliances.
A fully-glazed gable elevation affords super views over the garden, paddock and lake, with distant views of The Malvern Hills.
The very generously proportioned main bedroom suite is situated on the ground floor and is accessed off the sitting room. This super room has a vaulted ceiling, built-in wardrobes, and a separate dressing room with built-in storage. A spacious en-suite with free-standing bath and walk-in shower complement this fine room.

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The "West Wing" leads off the dining hall and hosts four large, double bedroom suites, all with recently fitted en-suite bathrooms. Also located in this Wing is a self-contained annexe with open plan kitchen/living room and double bedroom/- with bathroom on the mezzanine floor. A great space for dependent or independent family or friends.
The property has a wealth of attractive features, including exposed beams and trusses, stone walls, and wooden floorboards. Many of the rooms benefit from vaulted ceilings which add to the feeling of space and airiness throughout this super home

The Outside


Longbarns is situated in a picturesque and quiet village location, surrounded by its own gardens and grounds, which provide a secluded and private setting.
Accessed off a quiet village lane, a pair of wrought-iron gates lead to a generous parking area in front of the garages. A second, rear entrance provides access to the "West Wing", garden and land.
The beautifully presented gardens and grounds are very well established and provide a wealth of interest, from an interestingly planted, quite architectural avenue of ornamental plum trees to attractive and calming water features. An ornamental pond with foot bridge extends beyond the large patio and gravelled terrace, located South-West of the property with the lawned gardens beyond.

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The gardens have been very well laid out and are interspersed with a variety of established specimen trees, rose gardens, vegetable garden and decked walkways, with several seating areas located throughout. There is a new discovery around each corner of this enticing outdoor space.
An attractive Orangery is located by the entrance courtyard and lends itself to a variety of uses and has been re-roofed in the recent past.
From the rear drive there is access to a detached double car port with ample external parking. This entrance gives vehicular access to the garden and the paddock land. A gateway by this entrance also links to the front entrance and stables.

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The pastureland lies south of the garden and runs down to the fishing lake, which was built some 50 years' ago. The lake is well stocked with carp and other coarse species, with the site being managed in hand for Evesbatch Old Lake, via https://evesbatch.net . There is a separate access track to the edge of the property which leads to the lake, so there is no adverse impact to the main house from 3rd party use.
There is a further access to this property via a stoned track over which there is a right of access. This easement provides another access point to the property from the village road.

Material Information

Services

Mains electricity and water, private drainage to a septic tank (believed to be compliant). Oil fired central heating (2 boilers), underfloor heating throughout.

Broadband

Fibre broadband connected via Gigaclear, +500 mbps d/l.

Mobile Phone Signal

Good connection to O2/EE/Vodafone.

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.

Council Tax

Band "H" (£4,626 for 2024/25).

Tenure

Freehold.

Construction

Brick and stone under a clay tile.

Listing

This property is not Listed.

Planning Permission

No relevant live or lapsed consents applicable to this property.

EPC

Rated "E", potential for "D".

Flood Risk

There is no obvious flooding risk to this property.

Access

Available from the public highway in 2 places, plus a right of access for the land.

Rights of Way

No public rights of way or access. A neighbouring farmer has a right of access over the side track.

Covenants

Not aware of any conditions.

Conservation Area

Not applicable.

General Information

Schools


Primary: Burley Gate, Bromyard and Bosbury. Further information is available at: www.worcestershire.gov.uk and www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Secondary: Queen Elizabeth High School, Bromyard, John Masefield, Ledbury. For further information, please visit the above websites.
Independent: Hereford, Malvern, Colwall & Worcester. Further information is available at: www.isc.co.uk

Local

The nearby village of Bishops Frome has two public houses and the The Hop Pocket Shopping Village is just 3 miles away, providing a collection of independent shops including crafts, food hall, gifts, and country store. There is also a garden centre and café with a restaurant. The market town of Bromyard offers a good range of facilities for most domestic needs, including a supermarket, baker, acclaimed butcher & farm shop, doctor's surgery, Post Office, and community hospital. Ledbury and Malvern are only a short drive away and also offer a wide range of local amenities with many independent shops, restaurants, and pubs. Malvern also hosts a well-known theatre, cinema and 2 rail stations. Further retail & cultural amenities are available in Hereford and Worcester, with more extensive facilities in Cheltenham and Birmingham, which are all within easy travelling distance

Recreational

Many fine walks and cycle routes in the area and along the Frome Valley, Bromyard Downs and through the Brockhampton Estate (National Trust), with the Malvern Hills only a short distance away. The area also offers a range of outdoor pursuits and sports clubs, and there are numerous local festivals, arts, crafts, and farmers' markets held in and around the neighbouring villages and towns. The Three Counties Showground hosts a wide variety of year-round events from national gardens shows, concerts & antique fairs to agricultural & equestrian events. An active theatre programme can also be found in Ledbury and Malvern.

Equestrian

This region is renowned for its strong equestrian ties, including excellent and extensive outriding at Brockhampton and Bringsty Commons. 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 and tuition. The Three Counties Showground at Malvern is also within easy driving distance.

Postcode

WR6 5BD.

Directions

From Ledbury: Head north on the B4214 Bromyard Rd. After 3.2 miles fork left before Bosbury, staying on B4214. Continue to T junction with A4103 (Hereford/Worcester Rd). Turn right and pass over Fromes Hill for 1.3 miles, take the first left turning to Evesbatch. Continue 0.9 miles and take the first left into Green Lane. Travel up the hill, passing the church on your right, this property is next on your left side, shortly after the church.

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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.