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Laburnum House
Laburnum House, Little Birch, Herefordshire, HR2 8AT
Beautifully located and impressive family home enjoying commanding country views; complemented by versatile outbuildings & paddocks.

In all 2.75 Acres

  • Country House with superb views
2.75 Acres £795,000
Key Features
  • Impressive period family home (2,227 square ft). 4-6 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms
  • Aga kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room with wood-burner, 3 reception rooms
  • Period stone barn, extensive gardens and terrace with outstanding views, 2 paddocks
  • Outline PP for a 4 bedroom detached house to be built in the garden

Summary of Features

Impressive period family home (2,227 ft²)
4-6 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms
Aga kitchen/breakfast/day room with working period Range
Sitting room with wood-burner and patio doors to outside terrace
Versatile traditional stone barn, great potential for annexe or business use
Agricultural barn (former cow shed) providing workshop with loft storage   
Extensive mature gardens and terrace area with outstanding views
2 paddocks (1.93 acres) situated across the lane
Outline PP for a 4 bedroom detached house to be built in the garden to the north of the house if required
Glorious peaceful setting      

In all 2.75 Acres

Location

Hereford 6 miles, Ross-on-Wye 8 miles, Monmouth 13½ miles, Ledbury 18 miles, Abergavenny 22 miles, Gloucester 26 miles, Newport & Bristol 48 miles, Cardiff 55 miles,
Road Links: M50 (Jct 4) 9 miles
Main Line Railway Stations : Hereford, Ledbury, Gloucester

Situation

Laburnum House occupies a glorious country location tucked away at the edge of the rural village of Little Birch; perfectly placed for the local centres of Hereford, Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. The parish borders the Wye Valley (a designated area of outstanding natural beauty) with the Golden Valley and Black Mountains situated to the West. The surrounding area is characterised by attractive undulating countryside, traditional farms, wooded hills and is renowned for its scenic and unspoilt rural appeal. This impressive family house, set in almost 3 acres is south-facing and further enhanced by superb elevated views. This area offers a sought after rural quality of life combined with good convenient road and rail links. The A49, A40 & M50 providing quick links to Gloucester, Cheltenham, Birmingham, Bristol and South wales.

Laburnum House

Laburnum House is an impressive period home (not listed) of stone construction framed by attractive mature gardens and grounds. The current owners have lived at the property for some 30 years and have sympathetically maintained and updated the property to create a fantastic family home of immense charm and character.
The accommodation extends to 2,227 ft² and benefits from good ceiling heights and ample natural light, for a property of this era and also offers excellent scope to be extended or re-configured if required.
The property offers excellent family and entertaining space with a large dining/day room which opens into the kitchen with an Aga. The dining room incorporates a fully working period range which can be used to create a lovely warm environment in the colder months of the year.
There is a sitting room with a wood-burning stove and patio doors leading into the garden and both this room and the dining room have superb views over the garden and the countryside beyond.
An entrance porch and separate hallway gives ample room for boots and coats and there is also an office with a period fireplace.
Off the kitchen is a utility room and rear hallway, a shower room and a second office/study.
On the first floor is a good sized master bedroom benefiting from stunning views and an en-suite shower room. There are two further double bedrooms, a family bathroom and both bedrooms 2 and 4 have rooms leading off them giving potentially 6 bedrooms in all.

Outbuildings

The outbuildings adjoin the house and comprise:
Stone Barn/Garage - (317 ft²) - currently consisting of a garage with useful loft above, a root cellar and garden store. This building offers great scope to be converted and incorporated as part of the main house, or, as an annexe or holiday cottage (Subject to planning permission)
Former cow shed – A timber and tin building providing a workshop with loft storage.

The Outside

The mature gardens and grounds complement the property’s setting and are mainly laid to lawns; inset with numerous specimen trees and shrubs. There are fruit trees and a soft fruit cage and also an extensive vegetable garden with raised beds.
There is a superb, private terrace on the south side of the house which is an excellent spot to take in the uninterrupted views while at the front of the house there is ample hardstanding parking area and space to create a large garage/workshop if required (subject to planning permission)
The land is situated across the lane and divided into two stock proof fenced paddocks. The paddocks extend in all to almost 2 acres.

Planning Permission

Outline Planning permission has been granted in the rear garden for a separate 4 bedroom detached house.
More detail is available via the Herefordshire Councils Planning website; Planning Reference: P161453/0

Services

Mains electricity, Private water supply, Private drainage, oil fired central heating, wood burning stoves.

Broadband

We are advised broadband is connected and up to 38 Mbps is available

Local Authority

Hereford County Council: 01432 260000

Council Tax

“F” - £2,512.78 (2018/19)

Listing

Laburnam House is not Listed.

EPC

Rated “F”

General Information

Primary

Much Birch (Ofstead –“Good”) & Little Dewchurch C of E, Steiner Academy Much Dewchurch

Secondary

Hereford & Ross on Wye. Steiner Academy at Much Dewchurch. Further information is available at www.herefordshire.gov.uk

Independent Schools

Hereford and Monmouth both have some outstanding independent schools. Further information is available at: www.isc.co.uk

Local

Little Birch has a thriving community and has a church & pub (The Castle Inn), there are primary schools at the neighbouring villages of Little Dewchurch and Much Birch. Much Birch also has a doctors’ surgery. There is a village shop at nearby Wormelow and a farm shop at Pengethley. Hereford provides an extensive range of shopping, recreational and educational facilities as well as a mainline railway station. Cheltenham, Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham providing wider opportunities.

Recreational

This area offers a wealth of sporting and recreational facilities, particularly in the Wye Valley where there are many fine walks, fishing and water sporting opportunities. The Forest of Dean, Black Mountains are also easily accessible. There are some excellent golf courses nearby including South Herefordshire Golf Club and The Rolls of Monmouth and Cricket at Wormelow.

Directions

Postcode: HR2 8AT

From Ross-on-Wye / M50 (Jct 4):

Take the A40 towards Monmouth and at the “Wilton” roundabout take the A49 towards Hereford; passing through the village of Peterstow and continue to Much Birch. On leaving the village take the right turn sign posted to Kings Thorn. Stay on this road for 0.9 miles and then take the right hand turn onto The Thorn and signposted to Little Birch.

Follow this lane for 0.4 miles and then take the right hand turn to Little Birch. After the first stone building on your right (about 125 yards from the junction) turn immediately right onto the unmade road (Parish Lane) Follow the lane down the hill and Laburnum House will be found on the left hand side.

From Hereford:

Proceed south along the A49, signposted towards Ross-on-Wye, Abergavenny (avoiding low bridge) Monmouth. Proceeding out of Hereford, take the second exit at the roundabout to continue on the A49 towards Ross-on-Wye, Abergavenny and Monmouth. After approximately 2 miles, turn left off the A49, signposted towards Kingsthorne and Little Birch. Follow the road for 0.7 miles taking the left hand turn onto The Thorn and signposted to Little birch and then follow as above.

Viewings

By prior appointment only 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 has 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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