Summary of features
A large detached modern steel framed barn (approx. 24m x 12m)
Full residential planning permission for conversion to a 5 bed dwelling
An area of woodland; planning for a double garage & store
Ample grounds; quiet and private location, in a rural setting
Mileages: Bromyard 6 miles, Tenbury Wells 7 miles, Leominster 9½ miles, Ludlow 13½ miles, Hereford 20 miles, Worcester 21 miles, Birmingham 50 miles
Road: M5 (Jct 7) miles 23 miles
Railway: Leominster, Worcester, Hereford
Airport: Birmingham 58 miles, Bristol 79 miles
Fencote House enjoys an idyllic rural location; tucked away down a quiet country lane and surrounded by scenic countryside. This part of North Herefordshire lies close to the Worcestershire border and the surrounding countryside is renowned for its unspoilt rural appeal. The barn not only enjoys a wonderful tranquil and peaceful setting, it is also well placed for local commercial centres and the main road and rail links.
Planning Permission: P183266/F www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Gross Internal Area: 4,843 ft2 (450m2)
The barn is thought to date from the 1980s but now has full planning permission to be converted into a residential dwelling. A structural survey has been carried out and minimal structural alterations are required to implement the current planned conversion.
Plans have been approved to convert the entire barn and part of the adjoining pole barn to provide a master bedroom suite on the first floor having its own en-suite bath and shower room, a dressing room, private balcony and galleried lounge area which will open over the ground floor lounge and sitting room.
On the ground floor will be a large open plan kitchen (with pantry), dining room, lounge area and sitting room incorporating a wood-burner. There is a large sun lounge, boot room, utility, W.C, study and 4 double bedrooms all with en-suite shower rooms.
The barn is situated within ample grounds providing a generous space for parking and gardens.
Planning has also been granted for a detached, timber framed double garage and adjoined store/workshop with an external staircase to loft storage area.
The remainder of the land comprises the old railway track (long since removed) and the railway cutting which is now populated mainly by trees.
Situated in a sheltered position and offering a great deal of privacy, the grounds are a haven for nature or, lend themselves to a number of leisure activities.
Design and plans by award winning Architects Poole Phillips, Pershore. www.poolephillips.co.uk
The barn already has its own independent mains electricity supply (which can be supplemented by solar panels, if required); mains water and gas is available in the lane for the purchaser to connect to; private drainage is already installed (septic tank); a heating system will need to be installed as part of the conversion and the use of ground source heating has been investigated.
We understand the neighbouring property (Fencote Hall) has fibre to the property and up to 300Mbps is available.
Herefordshire Council: 01432 260 000
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There are primary schools in Bredenbury and Stoke Prior, a secondary school at Bromyard and the sixth form college in Hereford. Bredenbury Court is less than 2 miles away.
Independent schools in the area include Lucton School, Malvern College, Hereford Cathedral School & Kings Worcester. More information is available on www.isc.co.uk and for state schools, www.herefordshire.gov.uk
The traditional nearby market town of Bromyard offers a good range of shops to satisfy most domestic requirements. There is a doctors surgery, church, supermarket, bank, theatre, library, restaurants, and a leisure centre along with rugby, cricket and football clubs.
More extensive shopping, leisure and cultural facilities are available at Malvern, Worcester, Ludlow and Hereford. The area offers a wide range of outdoor sports and activities, with many fine walks within the Frome Valley and Bromyard Downs.
No tree preservation orders are thought to be in place.
From Bromyard: Take the A44 towards Leominster for about 5 miles. After passing through the village of Bredenbury, take the turning on the right signposted to Hampton Charles, Bockleton and Hatfield. Stay on this lane for 1.2 miles where the entrance to Fencote House (and Fencote Hall) will be found on the right hand side, immediately before the railway bridge. Turn right onto the driveway and stay left as the driveway splits, after a short distance the barn will then be right in front of you.
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