Mileages: Bromyard 1½ miles, Ledbury 11 miles, Malvern 13 miles, Hereford, Worcester & Leominster 14 miles, M5 (Jct 7) 17 miles, Ludlow 19 miles, Cheltenham 36½ miles & Birmingham 43 miles
Railway Stations: Hereford, Malvern, Worcester,
Airports: Birmingham 53 & Bristol (85 miles)
Avenbury Court enjoys a peaceful setting tucked away within the rural parish of Avenbury; which lies within the attractive Frome Valley and is conveniently positioned just south of the market town of Bromyard, ideally placed for the cities of Hereford and Worcester. The area is characterised by traditional farms and orchards and renowned for its scenic and unspoilt rural appeal yet benefits from good road and rail links to the rest of the country.
Historically, Avenbury Court was the principal farmhouse to a traditional farm and is believed to be over 400 years old. Today the adjacent period barns have been converted into separate private dwellings, which create a small rural hamlet. Avenbury Court enjoys the best of country living, benefitting from a "hamlet edge feel" but retaining considerable privacy as well as enjoying fine, elevated country views towards the Malvern Hills.
Avenbury Court is an impressive and substantially constructed Grade II listed house of mainly stone and rendered brick elevations under a hipped slate roof; the attractive front elevation is adorned with a panelled front door and bay windows.
The property has been sympathetically renovated and modernised to create a very comfortable and spacious family home of immense character and charm. The well-presented and practical accommodation extends to 3,364 ft² and benefits from excellent ceiling heights with lots of natural light.
The heart of the house is a spacious kitchen/breakfast room benefitting from a modern 2 oven Aga (2010) with attached electric hob and 2 oven unit. There are ample fitted kitchen units with a wooden work surface, and a very useful fitted utility room adjacent. The kitchen opens to the sitting room and a study to create a versatile space; perfect for modern style living.
A formal front door opens to the entrance hall with front stairs, and a smart cloakroom with WC.
The generously proportioned and double aspect drawing room enjoys fine rural views to either side, a fireplace fitted with an EFEL wood burning stove creates a wonderful focal point to this generous room.
The spacious accommodation on the first floor includes a large master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 4 further bedrooms (1 single) and 2 modern bathrooms.
A second stairway leads from the kitchen to the first floor and a recently refurbished guest suite, incorporating a large double bedroom and lounge.
Summary of Features
SUMMARY OF FEATURES
Attractive & impressive character family house (3,364 ft2)
5 bedrooms, 3 modern bathrooms (Grade II Listed, +400 years)
Hall & cloakroom, 2 well-proportioned reception rooms & study
Aga fitted kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, large cellar (865 ft2)
2½ acres of permanent pastureland
Some ¾ acre grounds; garden, pond, generous parking area
In all 3.43 Acres
The property enjoys a private and mature setting with front and rear garden and the paddock land to the rear of the house. In summary it comprises:
Lawned gardens framing the house, vegetable garden nearby
Gravelled parking area with gated access to paddocks
External lower ground floor access to cellar, useful storage and workshop
Duck pond sheltered by a small copse adjacent to entrance drive
Smart dog kennel plus a new summer house in rear garden
Permanent pasture paddocks of some 2.64 acres, stock fenced and naturally sheltered.
Small, productive orchard.
An additional 2 acre paddock may be available by separate negotiation
Mains electricity and water. Oil fired central heating and Aga, private septic tank drainage. Broadband is available and connected.
Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.
Band "G"; (£2,930 - 2018-19).
Not applicable due to Listed status
This property is Grade II Listed
Many of the windows including the bay windows are specifically mentioned in the Listing.
Primary: St Peter's Bromyard
Secondary: Queen Elizabeth Secondary School, Bromyard. Further information available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Independent: Colwall (prep schools), Malvern, Worcester & Hereford; all have outstanding independent schools. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk
The traditional market town of Bromyard offers a good range of shops to satisfy most day to day requirements with a doctor's surgery, supermarket, bank, theatre, library and restaurants. More extensive shopping, leisure and cultural facilities are available in Ledbury, Malvern, Hereford, Worcester, Ludlow, Cheltenham and Birmingham.
The area offers a wide range of outdoor sports and activities, with many fine walks along the Frome Valley, Bringsty Common and through the Brockhampton Estate (National Trust). The Malvern Hills are also within easy reach. The area has strong equestrian connections; nearby facilities include Kings Equestrian Centre (2 miles), cross country course at Sapey, The Three Counties Showground and Hartpury Equestrian College are also within easy driving distance.
From Worcester/M5 (Jct 7); take the A4440 /A44 towards Bromyard & Leominster. Continue into Bromyard and at the top of the town, fork left onto the A465 towards Hereford. After ¾ miles, take the first left fork towards Ledbury on the B4214. Continue for 0.9 miles and take the first left turn signed to Avenbury. Continue for ½ mile and the property will be found on your right hand side, just after a number of barn conversions.
From Ledbury; at the north of the High Street, take the B4214 north towards Bosbury & Bromyard. After 6½ miles, cross over the A4103, continuing through Bishops Frome and towards Bromyard; after about 4 miles look out for the right turning signed to Avenbury. Continue ½ mile as above.
By prior appointment via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.
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