Superbly located equestrian smallholding enjoying a peaceful rural location with stunning views


Key Features

  • Comfortable, modern detached house (1920 sq ft) with fabulous views
  • 4 bedrooms, open plan kitchen/breakfast/sitting room, snug
  • 5 large timber stables with tack/feed room, fenced paddocks
  • Garden with seating area, garage/storage, parking

2.90 Acres


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Summary of Features

Comfortable, modern detached house (1920 sq ft) with fabulous rural views
4 bedrooms; Master with en-suite plus family bathroom
Spacious open-plan kitchen/breakfast/sitting room, snug
5 Timber stable block with tack/feed room, fenced paddocks
Garden with seating area, garage/storage, parking

Location

Mileages: Ledbury & Ross-on-Wye 8 miles, Hereford 9½ miles, Malvern 18 miles, Gloucester 21 miles Cheltenham 27 miles, Worcester 28 miles, Birmingham 73 miles Road: M50 (Jct 4) 6 miles, M5 (Jct 8) 28 miles Railway: Ledbury, Hereford
Airport: Bristol (65 miles), Birmingham (70 miles)

Acreage

In all 2.9 Acres

Situation

Occupying a peaceful rural location, the property is situated on a quiet country lane (single track) surrounded by beautiful Herefordshire countryside. This parish and the neighbouring villages form part of the "Woolhope Dome" which preserves and enhances the high value landscape of this area. Renowned for its beautiful, unspoilt and timeless appeal, the surrounding countryside is characterised by undulating pastureland and wooded hills. This area offers a rural quality of life combined with good communication links to the rest of the country.

Whittington

The property was built early 1960’s with later extension added 2005, and provides good-sized family accommodation. Large country-style fitted kitchen/breakfast room with open access to sitting room, which has French doors leading out to a secluded gravelled seating area. 3 double bedrooms and 1 single room, Master en-suite with double aspect and useful walk-in wardrobe. A rear lobby, currently used as an office, and a separate snug offer additional versatile living space. Rooms to the rear of the property all enjoy fabulous distant views over the surrounding farmland and countryside beyond.

The Outside

This property is situated in a truly peaceful location, is not overlooked and has no road noise. The garden offers an opportunity for keen gardeners to be creative, and there is space for vegetable beds to “grow your own”, if desired. There are 3 manageable pasture paddocks to the rear of the property and a block of 5 large timber stables, including 1 foaling box, tack/feed room, within close proximity to the house. An attached garage with direct access to the main house offers scope to extend to create further living space or bedroom if required. Private parking for several vehicles is to the front of the property.

Services

Mains electricity and mains water. Private drainage (septic tank). Oil-fired central heating and ESSE Range. Broadband is available and connected.

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.

Council Tax Band

Band “D”; (£1629.67 2016/17).

EPC

Rated G.

Listing

This property is not Listed.

Schools

Primary: Much Marcle, Kings Caple; Secondary: Ross-on-Wye, Hereford. Further information available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk; Independent: This region has some excellent independent schools and the specialist Steiner Academy is close by at Much Dewchurch. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk

Local

The neighbouring village of Fownhope (3½ miles) provides a variety of local facilities including a good primary school, post office/store, medical centre, Wye Leisure Centre and good dining pubs. Much Marcle (also 3½ miles) has a good range of amenities including a village store & post office, garage, pubs, village hall, Church and primary school. The Cathedral City of Hereford and market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Ledbury provide an extensive range of shopping, recreational and leisure facilities. Monmouth is also easily accessible.

Recreational

The area offers a wealth of sporting and recreational facilities, including walking, fishing and riding, as well as a range of water sporting activities. There is a leisure club in Fownhope offering 3 swimming pools, solaria and fitness suite. The popular Goodrich Castle, Royal Forest of Dean and Symonds Yat are a short drive away. A variety of sports clubs can be found within the locality.

Equestrian

The region has a vibrant equestrian industry; particularly racing and dressage with a number of first class trainers and studs located nearby. There is good road access to Cheltenham Racecourse (home to National Hunt Racing), Worcester & Chepstow. There are numerous agricultural and equestrian centres all within sensible driving distances including The Three Counties Showground and Hartpury Equestrian College.

Postcode

HR1 4RN.

Directions

From Ledbury head out on the A449 Ross Road. Upon reaching Preston Cross roundabout (about 3 miles), continue straight over signposted Ross-on-Wye/Much Marcle. Continue along this road and upon reaching the village of Much Marcle take a right turn off the A449 opposite The Walwyn Arms pub, passing the village store on your left, signposted How Caple and Woolhope. Continue along this lane for about 2 miles and then take a right hand turn signposted Sollers Hope. Follow this lane (single track) and after just under 1 mile, the property can be found on your right-hand-side.

Viewings

By prior appointment 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.

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