Summary of Features
Character Grade II Listed barn conversion (2,047 ft²)
4 bedrooms, 3 shower/bathrooms, 3 receptions
Open plan kitchen/breakfast room, spacious sitting room
Study/bedroom 5, hallway, utility room
Attractive sheltered gardens, ample parking
In all about 0.4 Acre
Mileages: Hereford 6 miles, Ledbury 9½ miles, Ross-on-Wye 13 miles, Malvern 17½ miles, Monmouth & Worcester 23 miles, Gloucester 25 miles, Cheltenham 32 miles, Birmingham & Bristol 56 miles, Cardiff 60 miles.
Road Links : M50 (Jct 2) 15 miles & M5 (Jct 7) 26 miles
Railway stations : Hereford, Ledbury, Malvern, Gloucester
The Stables is situated in an ideal location; tucked away off a country lane in Upper Dormington, which lies within the rural parish of Dormington & Mordiford. The surrounding area is renowned for its beautiful, unspoilt and timeless appeal and falls into the Wye Valley AONB/ Conservation Area. The Cathedral city of Hereford and thriving market towns of Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye are all within a short drive. Good arterial road links (A438, M50/M5 & A40) provide convenient access to the commercial centres of Worcester, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff.
This spacious Grade II Listed barn was converted in the early 2000's as one of three independent period barns, originally part of Priors Court Estate. The Stables benefits from an elevated position on the edge of Checkley Woods with some fine views west over The Lugg Valley.
A very well presented, character home providing 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3 reception rooms including a generous fitted kitchen/breakfast room. The building has been sympathetically converted to preserve it's character and many architectural features.
Split level accommodation provides a spacious sitting room on the ground floor with vaulted ceiling and an impressive fireplace with woodburning stove set in an attractive exposed stone wall, creating a wonderful focal point to this room. There is a guest en-suite bedroom and a second reception room (used as an study) and these south facing rooms all enjoy lots of natural light, enhanced by glazed doors opening to the private rear courtyard garden.
A generous family bathroom, with large storage/airing cupboard, is also located on the ground floor together with the utility/coat room.
The impressive kitchen/dining room with vaulted ceiling is located on the first floor to take full advantage of the elevated views. This open plan room provides a wonderful, flexible living area perfect for modern family living and entertaining. The fully equipped kitchen includes ample fitted units, an integrated electric oven and a Belfast sink.
There are 3 bedrooms to the first floor including the master bedroom with en-suite shower room, a spacious under floor storage area and patio doors to the rear garden.
Two generous garden areas and ample private parking form grounds of approximately 0.40 acres.
There is a sheltered and private, walled rear courtyard garden with paved terrace, providing a welcome sun trap.
The front lawned garden accommodates the formal entrance and has well-stocked flower beds, a small walled vegetable area (historically the "sheep pound"), garden shed and greenhouse. A mature beech hedge forms the boundary with the neighbouring barn conversion.
Mains electricity & water, private drainage to a communal treatment plant, oil fired central heating, wood burning stove.
Available and connected
Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000
Band F (£2,481 2017/18).
Listing / EPC
This property is Grade II Listed
EPC: No EPC required as the property is Listed.
Private Access: The neighbouring Coach House shares part of the entrance drive.
Neighbour: Part of The Stables is attached to the neighbour's outbuilding, no residential use.
Primary: Mordiford (<2 miles), Lugwardine and Fownhope
Secondary: Lugwardine (St Marys RC High School) & Hereford (Bluecoat School). Further information is available at www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Independent schools: Hereford, Malvern, Monmouth and Worcester all have some outstanding independent schools. Further information is available at: www.isc.co.uk
The nearby villages benefit from buoyant communities and offer a variety of amenities: Bartestree has a village shop and Mordiford and Lugwardine have primary schools. Woolhope has 2 inns, cricket & tennis club, village hall and farm shop. Fownhope (4 miles) has a school, post office/stores, medical centre, Leisure Centre, 2 inns including the renowned Green Man Inn. Hereford and the market towns of Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye provide an extensive range of shopping, recreational and leisure facilities. Monmouth is also easily accessible via the A40 dual carriageway.
Checkley Woods are almost on the doorstep, beyond is Haugh Woods (850 acres of ancient woodland and a designated SSSI) and Broadmoor Common Nature Reserve (an important flower-rich ancient grassland). These are a haven for wildlife and a wide variety of flora and fauna. The entire area provides a wealth of fine walks with a network of footpaths along the Wye and Lugg Valleys. Fishing and water sports are renowned in the region and there are some excellent golf courses including The Rolls of Monmouth.
From Hereford: Head East on the A438 towards Ledbury for 5 miles to Dormington, take the first right turning to Dormington/Mordiford. Travel ½ mile out of Dormington and take the first left turning. Continue for a ¼ mile, this property is the 3rd entrance on your right hand side.
From Ledbury: Head West on the A438 towards Hereford for 8¾ miles to Dormington, take the left turning to Dormington/Mordiford. Follow the directions as for above.
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