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Cheyney Court
Cheyney Court, Bishops Frome, Near Ledbury, Hereford/Worcester Border, WR6 5AS
An impressive & well-presented country house; framed by glorious garden and grounds and tucked away in a peaceful and accessible location. In all about 7 Acres
  • Wonderful Country House
7.00 Acres Guide price £1,475,000
Key Features
  • Impressive & well-presented Victorian country house (4,192 sqft)
  • 5 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms
  • Versatile outbuildings including hi spec garaging
  • In all 7 Acres: mature gardens, ornamental pool, paddocks

Summary of Features

Impressive & well-presented Victorian country house (4,192 sqft)
Spacious accommodation enhanced by high ceilings and fine architectural detail
5 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms including a luxurious master bedroom suite
Large Aga kitchen/breakfast room, utility & boot rooms
Reception hall, 2 elegant & well-proportioned reception rooms, library/study
Versatile outbuildings including extensive, quality garaging offering further potential
Beautiful mature setting and landscaped gardens including an ornamental/wildlife pool
Stables & tack room, about 4 acres of level pastureland
Tranquil country setting yet excellent communications
In all about 7 Acres

Location

Mileages: Bromyard 5 miles, Ledbury 8 miles, Malvern 10 miles, Hereford 13 miles, Worcester 16 miles, Birmingham 40 miles

Road Links: M50 (Jct 2) 12 miles, M5 (Jct 7) 17 miles
Railway Stations: Ledbury, Malvern, Worcester
Airports : Birmingham (52 miles)

Situation

Cheyney Court occupies a glorious country location, tucked away amongst tranquil countryside within the parish of Bishops Frome. Historically the property formed part of Cheyney Court Estate and today perfectly balances the best of country living, benefitting from a "hamlet edge feel" and enjoying a wonderful setting overlooking
its beautiful landscaped gardens and land. The lovely views encompass Cheyney Court Wood and rolling downland. This part of Herefordshire lies within the scenic Frome Valley, characterised by traditional farms and orchards and is renowned for its timeless and unspoilt rural appeal. To the east are the Malvern Hills and the north; The Suckley Hills and Bromyard Downs. The property enjoys great peace and quiet, yet is conveniently placed for the cities of Hereford and Worcester with easy access to the local centres of Bromyard, Ledbury and Malvern.

Cheyney Court

Cheyney Court is an impressive Victorian country house, with land and grounds extending to some 7 acres. The property, which offers excellent family accommodation, enjoys glorious views and is further complemented by versatile brick outbuildings providing extensive quality garaging, storage & stables.

Cheyney Court was built in the 1890's as the replacement for the nearby original medieval mansion destroyed by fire in 1888. The house benefits from many fine architectural features, including some salvaged from the original mansion, such as the fine wrought iron gates and stone pillars to the front driveway.

This well-presented property is a fine representation of its period; substantially constructed but not listed. The current owners have lived at the property for over 12 years and have faithfully renovated and upgraded the property with continued investment; major works have included: new bathrooms & cloakrooms, new 'period' central heating radiators & towel rails, new (2016) high efficiency Worcester central heating boiler, oak flooring to hall and library, bespoke oak staircase, high spec Marvin double glazed windows to whole of first floor, complete new hardwood bay windows to drawing room & library/study, upgrading of loft insulation (2016) to current standards, Clearview 650 wood burning stove & s.s chimney liner. Externally the brick outbuildings have been upgraded and extended.

The accommodation

The accommodation extends to 4,192ft² and benefits from generous proportions and excellent ceiling heights; it is both an extremely practical and welcoming family home as well as being perfectly suited for entertaining.

At the centre of the house is the main reception hall with oak floor and oak staircase, leading to the first floor landing. The principal reception rooms all flow from the reception hall.

These include the elegant drawing room and the library/study, both benefitting from large bay windows ensuring ample natural light and fine views. The view from the drawing room is especially noteworthy, over-looking the formal lawns and beyond to the ornamental/wildlife pool. Spectacular sunsets are seen from here.


The impressive dining room has double oak doors opening to the kitchen/breakfast room as well as a door onto the sheltered courtyard; creating a fantastically versatile entertaining space.

The spacious kitchen/breakfast room has fitted units and a 4 oven electric Aga inset into a chimney breast, creating an impressive focal point to the room.

Beyond the kitchen is the boot room with secondary electric cooker, boiler room with hot water tank and linen cupboards, utility room, separate w.c., walk in pantry and wine store.

The former "farm office" is situated close to kitchen and is largely unaltered, but has scope to create a children's play room, conservatory or home office. It is located next to the original "farm office" entrance door so benefits from independent access.

Flowing off the elegant first floor landing are 5 double bedrooms, two of which have en-suite bathrooms. The family bathroom has both a bath and separate shower. The 3 principal bedrooms have dual aspect windows, the master bedroom and it's en-suite enjoying fantastic long range views towards Bromyard Downs.

The Outside

The property may be approached either via the wrought iron gates & gravelled driveway to the front door or via the tarmac driveway, which leads to a large parking area to the rear of the house.

The property is complemented by a range of outbuildings, mainly of brick construction and providing: 2 stables, tack room, good garaging for 4 cars with electric doors, linking to a substantial workshop with inspection pit. This was designed to create further garaging and machinery storage with the capacity to accommodate taller vehicles; it benefits from a full height electric roller door. This building has great versatility including potential to create an annexe (subject to the necessary consents).

Other ancillary outbuildings include: brick log & garden stores, green house & a mobile wooden field shelter currently utilised for feed & equipment storage.

The Gardens

The beautiful landscaped gardens and grounds are an integral element of Cheyney Court and are principally laid to lawn inset with a profusion of specimen shrubs and trees as well as the pool, surrounded by extensive wild flower areas. The whole is a wildlife haven, which was one of the principal aims of the present owners.

A period brick wall encloses part of the front garden, which is laid to lawn with a central gravelled driveway edged by mature lavender. This is the original main entrance with fine stone pillars and attractive wrought irons gates; which create a fantastic vista.

Adjoining the West elevation of the house is a paved terrace with steps down to the main lawn.

The lawns lead down to the pool and wild flower area with mown pathways. Beside the pool is a mobile "Shepherds hut" which acts as a superb summerhouse and alfresco entertainment area. It has mains electricity connected via a caravan-style 'hook-up'.

Other notable features within the garden include a former grass tennis court, sheltered paved courtyard with feature raised pond, kitchen herb garden with pond, raised vegetable beds, orchard area and copse of specimen white barked birches.

The Land

The land comprises of about 4 acres of level pastureland; divided into 2 paddocks. The main field extends to over 3 acres and is sheltered by a mature hedge and is ideal for livestock/horses. It is also conveniently close to the outbuildings. There is separate access to the paddocks.

Services

Mains electricity & water, drainage to septic tank, oil fired central heating. Clearview wood burner stove, Electric Aga.

Local Authority

Malvern Hills District Council

Council Tax

G; £2,864.58 (2017/8)

EPC

E

Listing

Not listed

Broadband

Ultra fast fibre optic cable has been laid to the village, with a connection point outside the property entrance. Connections available from April.

General Information

Schools

Primary: Bosbury & Suckley C of E schools (both <5 miles and with "Outstanding" Ofsted Reports).

Secondary: Bromyard, Ledbury & Malvern offer good secondary state education.
For more information see www.herefordshire.gov.uk / www.worcestershire.gov.uk

Independent: There is a significant range of well-respected independent schools in the area, particularly in Malvern. For more information see www.isc.co.uk

Local

Bishops Frome has a church, village hall with "community shop", visiting P.O and a garage. There are two Public Houses in the centre of the Village and a third in Halmonds Frome. The Hop Pocket Shopping Centre is nearby. The market town of Bromyard offers a good range of facilities to meet most domestic requirements. More extensive retail and cultural facilities are available at Ledbury, Malvern, Hereford and Worcester. Birmingham and Cheltenham are within easy driving distance.

Recreational

The surrounding scenic countryside provides a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities; the Suckley Hills, Malvern Hills and Bromyard Downs are all close by.

Postcode

WR6 5AS

Directions

From Worcester/M5 (Jct 7) take the A4103 towards Hereford and after about 16 miles, having descended Fromes Hill, turn right at the crossroads at the bottom, onto the B4214 towards Bishops Frome and Bromyard. Pass the Hop Pocket Shopping Centre on your right and continue for a short distance and take the next right turn signposted to Halmonds Frome. Continue along this country lane and after passing a "grassed" triangle on your right the two entrances to Cheyney Court will be found on the left.

Viewings

By prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341

Agents Notes

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services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by
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