Summary of Features
Substantial recently built Country House (3,427 sq ft) finished to a high standard.
4 double bedrooms, 3 with en-suite shower rooms plus a family bathroom.
Spacious kitchen/breakfast room, separate dining room, walk-in larder, utility room.
Large sitting room with feature stone fireplace and fitted alcove shelving.
2 further reception rooms, versatile flat over carport with scope.
2-bay car port with attached workshop, ample parking, large garden, fenced paddock.
In all about 1¾ Acres.
The popular 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.
The ethos behind this well designed, new-build property was to capture the character and traditional style of the original building, a period Herefordshire farmhouse, thus replicating a property which might have evolved over time, yet with all the conveniences of modern-day living.
Modern fitted kitchen/breakfast room with central island, integrated NEFF double oven with warming drawer, NEFF induction hob, Smeg American-style fridge-freezer.
Generously-proportioned sitting room with oversized French door leading to patio terrace and entertaining area.
Master bedroom suite with walk-in dressing room incorporating fitted wardrobes, leading to a spacious en-suite bathroom and shower.
The property features solid oak beams, bespoke oak ledge and brace doors, flagstone flooring and exposed stonework to reflect traditional build.
This property benefits from both an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) and Photovoltaic Panels (PV) which combine with super insulation to provide a very low energy cost. Both systems are MCS accredited and are registered on the Renewable Heat Initiative (RHI) and Feed In tariff (FIT) schemes respectively. The RHI provides an annual grant of circa £1,200 for the scheme life (believed to be 7 years, from mid 2018) and the FIT payment agregates to 6.63p/kwh (generation+export), over a 25 year government backed lifespan (from mid 2018). It is understood that both scheme payments are received quarterly.
The property is approached via a private, shared driveway, over which there is a right of way to this house.
Ample garden offering scope for keen gardeners, super patio terrace with purpose-built BBQ and open fire, steps lead to lawned garden.
The paddock is located adjacent to the property, over the driveway and visible from the house.
Large, stone built carport with workshop, light and power connected.
Spacious flat above the carport with services, ample scope for ancillary or business use.
Located in open countryside, Marsh Farm enjoys a quiet and private rural location with the benefit of excellent access to main road links.
Additional land may be availabale to purchase by separate negotiation (different owner). Please speak to Tom Grant for more information.
Mains 3-phase electricity supported by Photo Voltaic (PV) panels. Mains water. Private drainage (treatment plant). Air source heat pump (ASHP) provides heating (underfloor and radiators) and hot water. The PV and ASHP installations are certified and have been registered for the RHI/FIT schemes. A rainwater harvesting system supplies external taps, WC's and washing machine with the option to switch to mains water. Internal heat recovery ventilation system. A comprehensive fact sheet provides more detail about the internal fixtures and standard of this house.
This new building is covered by a Build Zone 10 Year Warranty, ref UKSW-5102333.
Cabling has been installed to the property from the BT supply, ready for connection on occupation. Currently, provision will be by conventional landline supply, BT estimate 3.5 to 7.5 MB for this address. Arrangements are in place for a high speed fibre optic supply to village and this property in the near future, contracts have been signed to engage Gigaclear to supply the service. Please refer to the Fastershire website for specific detail; http://www.fastershire.com/faster-homes?lc
Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.
Band G, £2,926 (2018/19).
The property insulation significantly exceeds Building Regulation standards, by between 33 100%. Refer to the proeprty fact sheet for more information.
All the external doors and windows in the property are triple-glazed, treated soft wood with 10 year guarantee.
Access to the property is via a right of way over a private driveway belonging to the neighbouring land owner. It may be possible to purchase the access drive, please speak to Tom Grant.
A footpath crosses the paddock, we are advised this is rarely used.
Primary: Gorsley, Brampton Abbots, Weston-under-Penyard Secondary: Ross-on-Wye & Hereford. Further information is available at www.herefordshire.gov.uk Independent: Hereford, Gloucester, Monmouth, Malvern and Cheltenham all have some outstanding Independent schools. Further information is available at: www.isc.co.uk
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.
The area offers a wealth of sporting and recreational facilities, including walking, fishing and riding, as well as a range of water sporting activities. South Herefordshire Golf Club is within a mile 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.
From the east on M50: Exit junction 3 and at the top of the slip road turn left to return over motorway on the B4221. Take the first right hand turn (within ¼ mile) to pass Ross Golf Club house on your left. Continue for ¾ mile, alongside the golf course. Shortly after the end of the course, take the first left turning (an unsigned fork). Follow this winding lane for about 0.60 miles until you see a wide bell-mouthed entrance on your left, signed to "Marsh Farm". Turn into this private drive and the property will be found at the end on your right hand side.
From the west at Upton Bishop: Pass the Moody Cow pub and head east on the B4221 for ¾ mile. Just after the "Hilltop" sign take a hairpin left turn. Within 150 metres, turn right in front of a large fir tree and head downhill, keeping right at the "Tanhouse" sign (about ¼ mile). After a short distance you will see a wide bell-mouthed entrance on your right side, signed to "Marsh Farm". Turn into this private drive and the property will be found at the end on your right hand side.
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