A beautifully appointed period country home with green credentials, leisure facilities, ancillary accommodation and further potential.
A stunning Grade II listed 17th century farmhouse powered by Green Energy with leisure complex, holiday cottage and stone barn with further potential,l nestled in the rural countryside of Herefordshire. This stone double fronted family home has been recently refurbished to create a perfect rural retreat and offers nearly five acres of landscaped gardens, barns and paddocks. The main house and annexe offers generous accommodation arranged over two floors amounting to approximately 6119 sq ft with a further 3,300 square feet in the stone barn and holiday cottage.
The ground floor is a well proportioned with light and airy living space featuring attractive fireplaces and high ceilings. The impressive open plan kitchen& breakfast room features bespoke fitted units, underfloor heating, granite work surfaces, a large central island, (4 oven) AGA, Bosch electric oven and ceramic hob. Large glass doors open into a timber framed conservatory with flagstone flooring and underfloor heating - an ideal space for formal and informal entertaining with views across the rear lawn. Off the conservatory is access into the utility room with fitted cupboards, additional storage and space for appliances. This leads to the annex containing the indoor swimming complex, gym and games room above. The living room and study are fitted with wood burning stoves and are well lit by sash windows framed by reclaimed pine shutters.
Upstairs the bedroom accommodation is set up with a family in mind. A classic wide staircase ascends from the large flagstones of the ground floor hallway up to an attractive double aspect long landing. The main bedroom suite enjoys good natural light via three large shuttered windows that encapsulate the beautiful views. A newly installed open en suite bathroom with double rainfall shower and a separate walk in wardrobe lead out into the elm floored bedroom, fitted out with long window seat and good storage. There are three further bedrooms, one with en suite and another with a beautifully paneled, elegant four-piece Jack-and-Jill family bathroom overlooking the courtyard.
The two acres of gardens surround the property and are a lovely mix of expansive lawned areas with mature trees and country flowering borders. A sweeping driveway leads you past a spring fed pond to a large gravelled parking area in front of the ancient barn. There are two large paved patio areas for alfresco dining, one with raised beds and a mature herb bed and one with views over the countryside. A further 2.5 acres is divided into 3 well fenced paddocks with their own water supplies.
Annexe and Leisure Complex
A fabulous leisure complex is located in an adjacent former barn that is linked to the main house via the conservatory. The design showcases the barns vaulted ceilings and exposed timber frame. The facilities include a billiard room, a shower/wet room, a gym and an indoor heated swimming pool with bi-fold doors that open onto the gardens.
At one end of the large barn there is a beautiful re-furbished five star one-bedroom holiday cottage that provides a residual income all year round. This holiday let has a private patio and garden area with further parking available.
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Driving up the stone graveled driveway alongside the main house you enter a large courtyard where there is a large stone barn that is separated into a wood store, workshop, stables with a hayloft above, a large vaulted ceiling barn and the recently converted holiday cottage. Planning permission is pending for a two bedroom property above the wood store and stables.
To the rear of the large barn is a Green Energy building housing a 115kw wood pellet biomass boiler which provides heat to the main house and the holiday let. The boiler benefits from a government backed residual heat income scheme which runs until 2034. Two sets of photovoltaic solar panels are positioned on the roof of the Green Energy building and the three bay car garage respectively providing government backed feed in tariff. In addition the main house benefits from a solar thermal array to provide hot water.
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