Delightful & idyllic smallholding set in 7.1 Acres with well-presented period house complemented by a cottage & versatile outbuildings. Located between Colwall and Ledbury



Key Features

  • Charming & well-presented 4 bed Listed farmhouse (2,308 ft)
  • Seperate self-contained 2 bed barn conversion (1,065 ft)
  • Versatile traditional outbuildings: Former granary, stable block, garage/store
  • 7.1 Acres in all: pasture, woodland, ponds

7.10 Acres


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Summary of Features

Charming & well-presented Grade II Listed farmhouse (2,308 ft²)
4 double bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms
Large family kitchen/breakfast room, utility & pantry
3 reception rooms with fine architectural features
Separate self-contained 2 bed barn conversion “The Cottage”(1,065 ft²)
Detached former granary (982 ft²), two storey with great potential
Traditional stable block (754ft²) providing 3 large stables, garage/store
5.7 acres pasture, woodland and ponds
Tranquil rural setting combined with excellent communication links


In all 7.1 Acres

Location

Mileages: Colwall & Ledbury 2½ miles, Malvern 6 miles, Worcester 16 miles, Hereford 16½ miles, Gloucester 19 miles, Cheltenham 26 miles, Birmingham 44 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 6 ½ miles, M5 (Jct 8) 18 miles
Railway: Colwall, Ledbury, Malvern
Airport: Birmingham (61 miles), Bristol (67 miles)

Situation

The peaceful rural hamlet of Petty France is situated west of the Malvern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; a short distance from the village of Colwall and close to the market town of Ledbury. Petty France is in a very desirable location with its tranquil environment and great accessibility. This area offers a sought after rural lifestyle, yet is only a short drive from Ledbury and Malvern, with the cities of Hereford and Worcester easily accessible. The area benefits from excellent road and mainline rail links to the rest of the country.

Petty France Farm

An historic, charming and understated period farmhouse situated in a tranquil setting and full of character. The settlement of Petty France originates from the Norman conquest but the current dwelling is believed to date from 1497. This is substantially of 17th Century construction with later Georgian enhancement. The property is Grade II Listed and now comprises a comfortable and improved farmhouse with a range of traditional outbuildings set within ample grounds and farmland.

Farmhouse accommodation:
4 double bedrooms, master with generous en-suite, plus a good family bathroom
3 good reception rooms, with open fire and wood burning stove
Large farmhouse kitchen breakfast room with Aga (2 oven)
Utility, pantry, strong room and ground floor W.C
Sheltered patio area overlooking the private rear garden

The Cottage

A traditional outbuilding has been converted to provide a self-contained cottage which comprises;

2 bedrooms with bathroom, an open plan reception area, fitted kitchen, utility, W.C
Shared water and drainage, separate heating (LPG gas), currently tenanted (AST)
Stone built under clay tiles, attached to neighbouring barns
South facing compact courtyard garden
Parking for two vehicles

The Outside

There are a range of outbuildings in the curtilage of the house within a courtyard setting.

Comprising:
Granary Barn (982 ft²) - two storey brick built under slate roof outbuilding used as a workshop with good entertainment room above, external staircase. An old twin piggery is attached on the south side.

Period stable barn (754 ft²) – providing 3 large, sectional internal stables and a store/tack room.

Large Garage (641 ft²) - traditional single storey building, stone under slate with ample space and having a dovecote at one end.

There is a second, separate agricultural entrance to the land, shared with the neighbouring property.

Mature gardens and grounds sit privately behind the house and comprise formal lawn, vegetable garden with greenhouse, pond and a woodland area. There is a disused mobile home at the rear of the garden which may offer some opportunity for planning gain.

5.7 acres of level pastureland ideal for horses or livestock

Services

Mains electricity. Private, shared borehole water supply (UV filtered, tested March 2016). Private septic tank drainage. Oil fired central heating & Aga. Good broadband and mobile reception are available.

Water supply: A borehole on this property which pumps water to a reservoir on the neighbouring land. This then provides the private supply to Petty France Farm and 2 neighbouring properties. No mains water is available.

Heating: The Worcester Bosch boiler is 5 years old and the bunded oil tank was installed in 2016.

Local Authority

Hereford District Council: 01432 260000
Council Tax: Farmhouse is band G, cottage is band B.

Listing

The property is Grade II Listed

Planning consents

Planning and listed building consent has been granted to add a front entrance porch and replace the existing single glazed windows with double glazed units.

EPC

Not required due to Listed status

Access rights

The neighbouring property shares the second access to gain entry to their land for agricultural purposes.

General Information

Schools

Primary: Colwall, Eastnor, Ledbury & Malvern
Secondary: Malvern and Ledbury have a good selection of secondary schools. Further information available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk and www.worcestershire.gov.uk
Independent: Colwall, Malvern, Worcester, Hereford and Cheltenham all have some outstanding independent schools. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk

Local

Colwall provides a useful variety of amenities including a post office, bus and rail services, pubs, butcher, doctor’s surgery, chemist & grocer’s store. Wellington Heath has a village inn and hall. Malvern and Ledbury provide a wider selection of shops and amenities to meet most day-to-day requirements. More comprehensive retail and cultural amenities are available in Worcester and Hereford, with Gloucester and Cheltenham easily accessible.

Recreational

The spectacular Malvern Hills are close by and provide a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities. The Three Counties Showground at Malvern is host to a wide variety of year-round events; from national garden shows, concerts & antique fairs to agricultural & equestrian events. The market town of Ledbury hosts a well-known annual Poetry Festival and Eastnor Castle, only a short drive away, is open to the public and hosts a variety of events from spring through to summer.

Equestrian

The property benefits from good outriding and the Malvern Hills are within reasonable hacking distance. The region is renowned for its strong equestrian industry with The Three Counties Showground & Hartpury Equestrian College both within easy driving distance; the later is host to a series of year-round competitions.

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 has 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.

Postcode

HR8 1JG

Directions

From Ledbury take the A449 Worcester Road towards Malvern. After about ¼ mile take the first left turn signposted Coddington. Head up hill for about ½ mile and then straight over the crossroads. Continue along this road for about 1½ miles, take the second left hand turn signposted Wellington Heath, the property will be found on your left side after a short distance.

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