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Property For Sale Or Rental Category: Farm or Country House with Land To LetProperty For Sale Or Rental Tags: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, and Ledbury

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  • Substantial Grade II Listed Gentleman’s Residence near Ledbury on the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire border with 2 bed cottage and 1 bed apartment

    • 5-8 bedrooms, games room, 2 family bathrooms (main house)
    • 4 reception rooms & kitchen/breakfast room
    • Mature gardens, paddocks, ample parking, triple carport & outbuildings

    Location

    Mileages: Ledbury 2½ miles, Malvern 7 miles, Hereford & Ross-on-Wye 15 miles, Worcester 18 miles, Cheltenham 31 miles, Birmingham 66 miles Road: M50 (Jct 2) 8 miles, M5 (Jct 8) 19 miles Railway: Ledbury, Malvern (direct services to Birmingham & London) Airport: Birmingham (63 miles), Bristol (64 miles)

    Situation

    Uplands nestles on the outskirts of the rural village of Wellington Heath in a secluded position with fine views over east Herefordshire countryside and within a short drive of the nearby market town of Ledbury. Renowned for its beautiful, timeless appeal, this area of Herefordshire is characterised by traditional & modern farming with undulating countryside and ample woodland. The region offers a sought after rural idyll combined with excellent communication links to the rest of the country.

    The Property

    Uplands (6062 sq ft) is a remarkable Grade II Listed stone-built property believed to date from c.1570. The property retains many original features, including exposed beams, stone mullioned windows, fireplaces & impressive chimney stacks; a reminder of the property’s historic status. Significant investment will be required to refurbish this house & cottage. Aga kitchen/breakfast room with scope to enlarge, subject to the necessary consents. The 1 bedroom apartment (775 sq ft), situated on the second floor, would be ideal as a guest suite or for independent children. A beautiful carved wooden Victorian staircase leads to a large and light landing, overlooking the garden.

    The Outside

    The attached 2 bedroom cottage (713 sq ft) benefits from separate access and could be suitable for extended family or rental for additional income. Attractive, mature gardens frame this imposing property and are planted with a variety of specimen shrubs & trees interspersed with attractive rose and flower beds, a large lily pond to the rear provides a tranquil haven to enjoy the wildlife and the peaceful surroundings. A productive kitchen garden offers the perfect opportunity for home grown, organic produce and there are two paddocks; ideal for ponies, chickens or other livestock. There are numerous outbuildings, including a former stable block, which offer potential for a variety of uses; plus a pool house with indoor swimming pool which is accessed directly across the courtyard. Ample parking for several vehicles and triple carport with inspection pit.

    Services: Mains water & electricity, shared private septic tank drainage. Oil-fired central heating, electric heating to second floor apartment and cottage. The cottage has an oil-fired Rayburn which supplements hot water and bathroom radiator.

    Locality

    Local Authority: Herefordshire County Council: 01432 260000
    Council Tax: Band “G” – £2,616.93 (2015/16)
    EPC: Not required as the property is Listed

    Listing: The property is Grade II Listed

    Schools

    Primary: Ledbury, Bosbury, Colwall & Eastnor;
    Secondary: Ledbury and Malvern. For further information visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk;
    Independent: Colwall, Malvern, Worcester and Hereford all have some excellent independent schools. For further information visit www.isc.co.uk

    Village and Towns

    Wellington Heath has a village hall and well known village pub. The nearby market town of Ledbury provides a comprehensive range of domestic, retail and leisure facilities as well as a Cottage Hospital, two doctors’ surgeries, Ledbury Market Theatre and railway station. Culturally, Ledbury is host to the renowned annual Poetry Festival and participates in H’Art (Herefordshire Art Week). More extensive retail and cultural opportunities are available in Hereford, Worcester and Cheltenham. Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff are all very accessible.

    Recreational

    The spectacular Malvern Hills are nearby and provide a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities. The Three Counties Showground near Malvern plays host to a wide variety of events throughout the year from national garden shows, concerts and antique fairs to agricultural and equestrian events. Eastnor Castle hosts a wide variety of seasonal public events.

    Equestrian

    The region is renowned for its strong equestrian industry. Hill Top Cross Country course is 0.25 miles away. Hartpury Equestrian College and Kings Equestrian Centre (Bromyard) are both within easy driving distance and play host to a series of year round competitions ranging from novice to International levels. Racing is at Worcester and Cheltenham.

    Directions

    Postcode: HR8 1NF: From Ledbury: Head north through Ledbury high street, passing the rail station, turning right immediately onto the B4214 Bromyard road. Proceed along this road for approximately 1 mile, take the second right turning onto Burtons Lane, signposted to Wellington Heath. Continue up this lane for approximately 0.5 miles and just beyond the brow, after a double driveway on your left, turn left into a private entrance, turning almost immediately right into Uplands, beside the period barn.

    Viewings

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

    Access

    The access road is owned but the farming neighbour has a right of way. There is another gateway that could provide an alternative new access to the property.

  • Number of Reception Rooms: 4
    Number of Bedrooms: 8
    Number of Bathrooms: 2
    Property Summary:

    Substantial Grade II Listed Gentleman's Residence near Ledbury on the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire border with 2 bed cottage and 1 bed apartment

    • 5-8 bedrooms, games room, 2 family bathrooms (main house)
    • 4 reception rooms & kitchen/breakfast room
    • Mature gardens, paddocks, ample parking, triple carport & outbuildings
    Download Floorplan:
    Download Brochure: UplandsBrochure.pdf
    Sale Price and/or Details: Around £1.1m
    Estate Agency: Grant and Co
    Estate Agent: Tom Grant
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  • Property Summary:

    Substantial Grade II Listed Gentleman's Residence near Ledbury on the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire border with 2 bed cottage and 1 bed apartment

    • 5-8 bedrooms, games room, 2 family bathrooms (main house)
    • 4 reception rooms & kitchen/breakfast room
    • Mature gardens, paddocks, ample parking, triple carport & outbuildings