Upton Bishop, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 7UW | Property for sale | Savills
45.20 Ac(18.29 Ha)
Guide price £4,000,000(237,168,056 EGP)

Upton BishopRoss-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 7UW

  • Freehold

Key features

  • A quintessential Grade II listed 16th Century farm house.
  • A leading Herefordshire farm estate with a collection of outstanding stone barns.
  • Occupying a notably private position set in 45 acres.
  • Beautifully appointed accommodation with an array of period features.
  • An outstanding selection of large barns, outhouses together with a heated indoor pool.
  • Affords the opportunity for multi-generational living or as an income generating vessel.
  • Annexes EPCs graded C to D

An utterly beautiful collection of stone barns, in all totalling 16 bedrooms, occupying 45 acres of prime Herefordshire countryside.

About this property

  • Woodhouse Farm is a picturesque and idyllic rural retreat located in the charming village of Upton Bishop, Herefordshire. Nestled amidst rolling hills and surrounded by lush green fields, this working farm, together with a bespoke collection of stone barns, offers the very best in multi-generation living.

    The farm itself is a haven of natural beauty, featuring sprawling meadows, ancient woodland, and babbling brooks. This bucolic setting provides endless opportunities for peaceful walks, picnics, or simply immersing oneself in the sights and sounds of the countryside.

    As you approach Woodhouse Farm, you are immediately struck by its timeless beauty. The farmhouse (2,532 square feet), is an elegant and historic building, exuding character and charm. Its traditional stone walls and timeless features are of particular attraction and are a reminder of centuries past.

    Entered by way of a traditional entrance hall, the heart of the home is arguably the outstanding open-plan kitchen / sitting room. Of dual aspect, it is furnished with a beautiful range of cabinetry, bespoke fittings, a charming central bar with granite work top, AGA, and a highly attractive inglenook fireplace with an inset burning stove.

    The first floor consists of a highly stylish principal bedroom, with a vaulted ceiling and exposed oak beams, it is served by a beautifully appointed en suite. Bedroom two and three have use of a furnished family bathroom.

    The bespoke accommodation at Woodhouse Farm is as inviting as it is impressive. The farm offers a range of charming self-catering stone cottages, each lovingly restored and finished to an exacting standard. Whether you choose a cosy cottage or a spacious family retreat, you can expect tasteful interiors, comfortable furnishings, and stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

    Each barn has been cleverly designed to provide a relaxed and inclusive lifestyle. Each one has its own particular style and are all in superb decorative order. The principal barn (2,338 square feet) has a wealth of accommodation to include a number of bedrooms, en suite bathrooms, and most notably a superb sitting room and kitchen with a large balcony providing wonderful far-reaching views.

    The two guest barns, 1,608 sq ft and 1,398 sq ft respectively, beautifully complement the farm house, tastefully renovated, they enjoy a host of period features together with an array of natural charm.

    The outbuildings are a feature in their own right. A cavernous barn currently used as storage and as a bohemian-style play area, offers vast potential to be developed into an uber-modern dwelling. (subject to the necessary planning permission) NB: There are architect plans which have been commissioned and drawn. In addition there is a spacious barn, stone outhouse and an open car barn.

    Of particular note is the heated indoor swimming pool with associated facilities. Full-height glass doors open to a charming terrace which affords an enviable place to rest, relax or entertain.

    The acreage, pastureland and formal gardens are an absolute delight. The land has been lovingly attended to and now bears fruit to a wide selection of crops, fruit trees and arable land. Equating to 45 acres, the countryside views are awe-inspiring and stretch to as far as the eye can see.

    The 35 acre heritage Perry Pear orchard was planted in 2013 for commercial production consisting of 2800 trees of 10 different traditional varieties, which allows for essential cross pollination and a spread of harvesting time. The trees are already cropping and the yield will exponentially increase over the next 10 years.

    Perry pear trees can yield for centuries producing Perry for the Food and Drinks industry. Arguably,there are little more than 30 perry producers in the whole of England and the individual varieties such as Blakeney Red, Hendre Huffcap (Babycham), Gin, Thorn and alike are highly sought after by the industry to produce traditional perry made exclusively from fermented perry pear juice.

    Napoleon is said to have dubbed it the 'English champagne'.

    The gardens are principally laid to lawn, interspersed with trees, shrubs and plants they enjoy a host of herbaceous beds and pretty flower beds. In addition, there is a beautiful pond, an area of wild garden and a number of exquisite seating areas.

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Woodhouse Farm is incomparable, the position and views are truly beautiful. I'm taken aback by the size, quality and attention to detail by this truly beautiful estate.

Phil BatesProperty agent

Local information

  • Woodhouse Farm is ideally situated for exploring the wider Herefordshire countryside. The nearby village of Upton Bishop offers a charming Public House, perfect for enjoying a traditional meal or a pint of local ale. Within a modest commute, you can find historic market towns, such as Ross-on-Wye and Ledbury, with their quaint shops, picturesque streets, and cultural attractions.
  • The vibrant village has a popular public house and village hall. Ross-on-Wye and Ledbury are close at hand providing regional shopping, restaurants and hotels with more extensive shopping and facilities are found in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Worcester.
  • The location has fast access to regional and national communications including the A40, M50 and M5. The glorious countryside of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and the Welsh Borders are within easy reach and excellent walks in the Malvern Hills and Brecon Beacons are only a short distance away. Superb fishing is also found on the beautiful River Wye.
  • Ledbury has a railway station and high speed trains can be taken from Worcester, Gloucester and Cheltenham, with direct journeys to London Paddington. A selection of leading preparatory and public schools can be found close at hand in Malvern, Worcester, Cheltenham, Hereford and Monmouth.

Additional information

  • Services connected: Mains water, mains electricity, private drainage, oil fired central heating.
  • Local Authority: Herefordshire County Council.
  • Directions: Leave M50 at Junction 3. From the North turn left over motorway bridge and within a hundred meters turn right, signposted Kempley. From the South after exiting the M50 motorway turn left and then immediately right, signposted Kempley.
  • Passing Ross Golf Club on your left and continue for about 2.5 miles to Kempley. On entering Kempley and at the small junction (with a letter box and "Fishpool" sign) take the left turn signposted to Ross on Wye.
  • Continue for a short distance (passing three houses on your left). At third split level house take a right turn into a gravel drive bordered by a chestnut fence. Follow drive taking care at 90 degree bend. Woodhouse Farm will become visible in the valley below.
  • EPC Rating: C
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: E