Summary of Features
5 bed beautifully renovated, Brick and Stone Farmhouse (4,944 Sq Ft)
Kitchen/breakfast room; 3 reception rooms; games room & office
3 barns; workshop; triple oak framed car port
Paddocks; stabling; arena & wooded area (in all 9.5 acres)
Stoke Lacy is an attractive and popular rural village situated to the South West of Bromyard, almost an equidistant from both Ledbury and Hereford. The village derives its name the old English Stoc (meaning a dependent settlement) and Walter de Lacy, whose family was awarded the parish after the Norman Conquest. The area is still very much a rural community and is characterised by traditional hills and undulating countryside. The area offers a quality rural lifestyle yet with excellent commuter links to the local towns, cities and to the rest of the country.
Originally a farm cottage and collection of agricultural buildings, Cuckhorn Farm was completely renovated in 2003 by the current owner to create this impressive and spacious farmhouse which extends internally to about 4,944 ft2. Built of stone and reclaimed brick and with many exposed interior timbers, the property retains a great deal of character but is not listed.
The versatile accommodation offers 4 double bedrooms and a 5th single bedroom. The master bedroom is dual aspect with a staircase leading to a dressing area and en-suite shower room. The family bathroom has recently been upgraded and re-fitted to include his and hers sinks, a free standing bath and large walk in shower.
On the ground floor is a shower room and 3 characterful reception rooms, all double aspect and with wood-burning stoves (except the dining room which has a fire place and flue but no stove currently fitted) and exposed beams. There is a second staircase from the snug which provides access to the play/games room (with a vaulted ceiling) and the office.
A spacious entrance hallway with a stripped pine floor and a couple of steps lead you down to the large kitchen/breakfast room. This room is double aspect with a central island and plenty of space for a large dining table, making it a great space for entertaining. There is an oil fired Aga as well as an electric oven and gas hob and the Oak kitchen units are complemented by granite worktop surfaces throughout.
From the kitchen, glazed doors give access to a private rear patio area overlooking the garden and to a useful utility/boot room, with tiled floor, oak units and granite worktops.
The Farmhouse sits centrally within its own land and is accessed by its own private, tree lined, tarmac driveway, with electric gated entrance and bordered by post and rail fencing. The property is situated away from the road, with complete privacy and seclusion.
The driveway culminates in a sweeping parking area to the front of the house with more ample parking to the rear, which also gives access to the entertaining/office barn, stables and carport. There is great scope to convert the entertaining/office barn to further accommodation if needed. (subject to planning permission)
A drive through, under the mezzanine area of the entertaining barn, (which joins to the stables) gives access to the yard in front of the workshop. This is an excellent, modern clear span agricultural building with concrete floor and a secure metal roller door. At the rear of this building is an attached open fronted wood/machinery store.
Behind the workshop is another very good clear span agricultural building with a concrete floor. There are 4 metal roller doors and the inside is currently used as American style stabling housing 5 internal stables. At the rear of this building, running its full length and open to the rear paddock is a field shelter/open lean to. There is also an all-weather, post and rail fenced Arena (24m x 42m) with a sand and rubber surface.
The grounds in all extend to almost 9 ½ acres and comprise 4 paddocks, all post and rail fenced and one containing a wildlife pond. There is a small area of young woodland adjacent to the road and the remaining gardens are extremely well cared for, laid to lawn and interspersed with trees and shrubs and an ornamental pond. There is also a vegetable garden, a number of fruit trees and a beautiful Hartley Botanic greenhouse
For the sizes, dimensions and orientation of the outbuildings, please refer to the floor plan and sale plan.
Mains electricity & water. Private drainage (Septic Tank), oil fired central heating, wood burning stoves. LPG gas bottle for kitchen hob.
BT Broadband available and connected
Hereford County Council: 01432 260000
F - £2,345.10 (2017)
Cuckhorn Farm is not Listed.
Burley Gate, Pencombe, Bromyard
Bromyard. Further information is available at www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Hereford, Malvern and Worcester have some excellent independent schools. For more information visit: www.isc.co.uk
Stoke Lacy has a church, village hall and country inn. Bromyard offers a good range of facilities to meet most domestic requirements; including a supermarket, acclaimed butchers/farm shop, theater, leisure centre, doctors surgery and community hospital. Further retail and cultural amenities are available at Ledbury, Hereford and Malvern with more extensive facilities in Cheltenham, Worcester and Birmingham.
Many fine walks along the Frome Valley, Bromyard Downs and through the Brockhampton Estate (National Trust), with the Malvern Hills only a short distance away. The area offers a variety of outdoor pursuits and sports clubs. An array of farmers markets, town festivals, antique and flea fairs take place in and around the area throughout the year.
The region is renowned for its strong equestrian industry. Kings Equestrian Centre is only about 2 ½ miles away and is host to a series of year round competitions. Cross Country courses are at Upper Sapey and Kyre Equestrian Centre. The Three Counties Show Ground and Hartpury Equestrian College are within easy driving distance. Racecourses at Worcester and Cheltenham.
From Ledbury: Head out of town on the A438 towards Hereford and at the Trumpet Crossroads turn right onto the A417 sign posted toward Leominster. Follow this road through Stretton Grandison and at the Newtown Cross roads, head straight across staying on the A417. At the next roundabout (Burley Gate), take the 3rd exit onto the A465 sign posted to Bromyard. Follow this road, passing through Stoke Lacy and on leaving the village, the entrance to the property will found towards the bottom of the hill on the left hand side, just prior to Stoke Lane on