Attractive period village-edge house with extensive gardens, surrounded by beautiful countryside and close to Ledbury


Key Features

  • Spacious detached Grade II Listed village house (3,235 sq ft)
  • 4 double bedrooms including large Master, 2 bathrooms, shower room
  • Fitted Aga kitchen/breakfast room, 3 generous reception rooms
  • Large gardens, triple bay car port and garage, parking

2.50 Acres


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Summary of Features

Spacious detached Grade II Listed village house with much charm and character (3,235 sq ft)
4 double bedrooms including large Master, 2 bathrooms, shower room
Fitted Aga kitchen/breakfast room with separate hob and extractor hood
3 generous reception rooms, 2 with wood-burning stoves, spacious cellar
Triple bay car port and garage, ample parking
Large gardens and paddock area

Location

Mileages: Ledbury 5 miles, Malvern 8 miles, Worcester 13 miles, Hereford 16 miles, Ross-on-Wye 17 miles, Cheltenham 34 miles, Birmingham 48 miles Road: M50 (Jct 2) 10 miles, M5 (Jct 7) 17 miles Railway: Ledbury, Malvern, Worcester Airport: Birmingham (54 miles), Bristol (66 miles)

Acreage

About 2.75 Acres (Garden with paddock potential).

Situation

Crown House is situated within the thriving village of Bosbury, an area once celebrated for being one of the largest hop-producing communities outside of Kent during the 19th & 20th Centuries. This part of Herefordshire lies close to the Worcestershire border and is renowned for its scenic and unspoilt countryside. The area offers a sought-after rural quality of life combined with excellent communication links to the rest of the country.

Crown House

This charismatic property retains many original features, including oak panelling, exposed beams and ceiling bosses bearing coats of arms for the first Marquis of Winchester, William Paulet, and John Skippe, Bishop of Hereford (both dating to between 1539–52). The impressive oak panelled drawing room, with wood-burner, has a wonderful ambience; perfect for informal or more formal gatherings. The light sitting room and dining hall, with wood-burning stove, offer potential for other uses such as a larger kitchen or additional bedroom. The fitted kitchen with electric Aga offers scope for refurbishment, as does the large family bathroom which could provide a new en-suite space.

The Outside

The property is approached via a private gravelled driveway flanked by mature planting, which leads to the rear of the property and an ample parking area. Lovely established gardens surround the property, with extensive lawns, mature trees and borders. The gardens offer scope for further development, perfect for keen gardeners, with potential to create a pony paddock. The orchard has a variety of fruiting apple trees, including Bramley and Russet, plum and pear trees. Triple bay brick and stone built carport and garage with workshop.

Services

Mains water, electricity and drainage. Mains gas central heating. 2 wood-burners (can be fuelled by trees from the garden) and 1 “woodburner”-style gas fire. Electric Aga. Broadband is available and connected.

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.

Council Tax

Band “G”.

EPC

EPC Exempt.

Listing

This property is Grade II Listed.

Schools

Primary: Bosbury & Ledbury Secondary: Ledbury. Further information available at: www.worcestershire.gov.uk Independent: Colwall, Malvern, Worcester, Hereford & Cheltenham all have some outstanding independent schools. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk

Local

The popular village of Bosbury has a charming 12th century Church, primary school, cricket club and village Inn, with the village hall being a central part of the community; holding a variety of social and business events throughout the year. Many of the houses in the locality are timber framed and are of particular architectural note. The village also has historic links to the Knights Templar and Arts & Crafts Movement. This property is well placed for the local centres of Ledbury, Malvern and Worcester, which offer comprehensive shopping & leisure facilities.

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 and Malvern is home to a renowned Theatre. The market town of Ledbury hosts a well-known annual Poetry Festival and both towns have an array of independent shops, boutiques and restaurants. Additional cultural and recreational activities can be found in Worcester, Cheltenham and Birmingham, which are all within easy access.

Additional Information

This historic property dates back to the mid-16th Century. The balance of the original house was re-built in the 18th Century. The property was The Crown Inn in the early part of the 19th Century.

Postcode

HR8 1PX

Directions

From Ledbury take the B4214 Bromyard Road north towards Bosbury. Pass through the village of Staplow and after about 1 mile, follow the sharp right hand bend onto the B4220. Entering the village of Bosbury, this house is the first property on the 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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