A quintessential country residence set in 8.58 acres of outstanding Herefordshire countryside.
This strikingly handsome country house is thought to date from the mid 1600's and is a prime example of Jacobean craft. Having been remodelled in the 1930's it now serves as an exemplary family home, full of charm and character in equal measure.
Hill View is being offered to the market for the first time in forty years, as such would benefit from a program of modernisation. Equally, there is superb extension opportunity, principally to the rear - subject to obtaining necessary planning permission.
The accommodation has a pragmatic layout, with light and spacious rooms throughout. The ground floor has three traditional reception rooms, both the formal dining room and drawing room have open fires, whilst the snug room is fitted with an attractive wood burning stove.
There are a number of ancillary rooms adjoining the main residence accessed via a charming garden passageway. A large, walk-in larder, sunroom and a useful laundry room are but a few. In addition, there is a sizeable cloakroom which has scope to be used as a shower room.
The first floor has the benefit of a dual aspect galleried landing with further stairs rising to the second floor.
There are five bedrooms of which the principal bedroom has use of an en suite bathroom. Both bedroom two and three are of a very good size, whilst the family bathroom is equipped with a typical range of sanitaryware.
The second floor consists of a further attic bedroom together with a study room and a highly useful storeroom.
The gravitas of the house is palpable, complimented by an array of features to include exposed beams, corniced ceilings and quarry tiling.
The formal gardens and acreage are a superb extension of the property with many themed areas. Principally laid to mature lawn, it is interspersed with established herbaceous beds, evergreen shrubs, specimen trees and climbing plants.
A paved terrace aligning the south elevation lends itself perfectly to large social gatherings, al fresco dining and affords wonderful views over the garden.
In addition, a hard-surfaced, fenced tennis court with additional outbuildings sit to the side of the property providing excellent storage room.
A four acre orchard, planted with mature apple trees adjoins the formal garden. There is the added benefit of a further four acre paddock adjacent to the principal entrance.
The tarmacadam drive affords parking for numerous vehicles in addition to a three bay open fronted garage and useful store room.
The cottage has been tastefully converted to create an independent dwelling. Ideal as guest accommodation or to serve as a residential income opportunity. Comprising in brief: fitted kitchen, sitting room, two bedrooms, utility and a shower room.
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If I was to imagine the perfect country home in a setting to match - Hill View would be it. In my opinion, a magical family residence.Phil BatesProperty agent