Letton Court
53 Ac(21.45 Ha)
Guide price £2,500,000

LettonHereford, HR3 6DH

  • Recently sold
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Sold in October 2019
  • Stunning location and surrounding countryside
  • Comprehensively renovated and updated.
  • Ancillary accommodation
  • Income producing capability

A modern day country seat with income producing abilities

About this property

  • Letton Court is a handsome and well-proportioned country house that provides extensive and impressive accommodation over two floors. Principal elevations consist of mellow brickwork under pitched tiled roofs with deep set eaves and dentilated cornicing. Outstanding external features include a natural stone oriel picture window, a wealth of sash windows, an impressive stone and brick porch and two storey projecting angled section to optimise views over the grounds and parkland.

    The current owners have comprehensively renovated the house internally and improved externally creating an modern day country house with exciting accommodation that can completely indulge the private owner or create a healthy income as country retreat.

    There are four points of access to the house with the substantial porch on the main elevation providing formal access and day to day access via the courtyard and utility/boot room, the side door to the kitchen and the back doors. The contemporary kitchen and breakfast room is situated to the northerly end of the house and has a wealth of wall and floor mounted furniture by “Woodgrayne Interiors” and integrated appliances by SMEG. There is a central island with illuminated resin feature and bi-fold doors leading out to the swimming pool enclosure and terrace.

    An inner hallway with secondary staircase gives access to the games room and ground floor bedroom which could also double as a study.

    The main entrance porch has substantial double oak doors with semi-circular fanlight above and chequered tile marble flooring. A further timber and glazed door casement leads into the grand reception hall. This impressive room has exposed oak board flooring, ornate plaster ceiling, stone fireplace with marble strips and wood burning stove and stunning oak cantilevered staircase with turned balustrades. The dining room occupies a central position in the house and provides an large elegant room with curved bay window, ornate plaster ceiling and central fireplace. Adjacent to the dining room is the guest cloakroom and steps down to the useful cellars. To the southern end of the house is the sitting room and drawing room. The sitting room is lined with pitch pine wood panelling with built in cupboards and book shelves. There is an ornate wooden fireplace, ornate plaster ceiling, concealed L.E.D up-lighting and dual aspect to the south and the west. The double sized drawing room provides sumptuous accommodation with commanding views over the formal gardens and parkland beyond. There is ornate plasterwork on the walls and ceiling and timber fireplace with green marble slips. The key reception rooms including the reception hall and indeed the 5 principal bedrooms have skirting heating systems.

    At first floor level, Letton Court provides a layout that has a capacity of nine bedrooms which have been fully renovated and received new sanitary ware throughout. Four bedrooms have en suite facilities and there are a further three bathroom/shower rooms. Due to their impressive dimensions bedrooms 2,3 or 5 could be chosen as a master bedroom depending upon preference of location and style.

    The current owners have also renovated the clock tower courtyard which dates from the early 1800's. This is situated to the north of the house and accessed via a separate driveway spur. The comprehensive refurbishment provides two apartments, garaging and storage with further potential.

    Outside
    Letton Court is access via Church Lane leading to two drives for the house and the lane ending with access to the parkland. The house sits in a slightly elevated position on double terraced lawns. The present gardens were laid out in the 1800's and feature mature shrubs and significant specimen plants and trees including Wellington Sequoia. There are well stocked borders and planted walkways providing beautiful vistas over the gardens and grounds. On the westerly side of the house is an outdoor heated swimming pool with surrounding and enclosed terrace.

    At the end of Church Lane a pedestrian access leads to the rose and vegetable gardens. Beyond is an all-weather tennis court which is need of some updating and a yard for vehicle storage.

    The main body of land extends to the south of the house protecting its views and is situated in an area of special scientific interest. A large section is let on a grazing license to a local family who own the neighbouring farm. The meadows include specimen trees such as a large cedar in the foreground, mature Oak, Copper Beech, Willow and Silver Birch. At the southern boundary and adjoining the River Wye is an oxbow lake and wooded areas which provide good fishing and sporting opportunities. The lake is stocked with mature coarse fish including bream, pike, carp and tench.

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The rarity of a superb country house in a beautiful location with all the hard work done.

Christian SwaabProperty agent

Additional information

  • Letton Court is situated in the heart one of Herefordshire's ancient villages which features the beautiful Grade I listed St John the Baptist Church that dates back to Norman times. The property is located in a slightly elevated position enjoying stunning rural views across to the River Wye and its own oxbow lake. The location is convenient for key towns including the picturesque Hay-on-Wye, which is famous for the Literary festival held in May every year and the cathedral city of Hereford which is only 12 miles distant, providing comprehensive shopping, a good choice of restaurants and a mainline rail link.
  • There is a good choice of public schooling in the area including Hereford Cathedral School, Llandovery College, Monmouth School and Malvern College. Locally there is a primary school in Eardisley and the Bluecoat comprehensive school in Hereford.
  • The towns and countryside around Letton Court provide an excellent range of social and leisure activities with extensive walking including Offa's Dyke and Mortimer's Trail. Further afield are The Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park. World renowned salmon and trout fishing is found on The Wye and national hunt racing is found in in Hereford, Ludlow, Chepstow and Cheltenham.
  • History & Architecture: There has been a house on the site of Letton Court dating back to the Doomsday book. The original house was “Old” or “Over” Letton, a large timber framed house. It was formerly the seat of the Blisset family, who's head, the Reverend Henry Blisset, rebuilt the court in 1859 in a “medieval style”. A devastating fire destroyed the house in 1924. The existing house was rebuilt on the original site in a handsome Georgian style and is accessed via a bridge over an old moat and surrounded by 19th century gardens and post-medieval parkland.
  • Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way: The Estate is offered for sale subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way both public or private, all easements and wayleaves whether specifically referred to or not.
  • Services: Private water supply, mains electricity, oil fired central heating, private drainage.
  • There is a connection to a biomass district heating system by separate third private agreement.
  • Local Authority: Herefordshire Council: Tel 01432 260000
  • Directions: (HR3 6DH) From Hereford take the A438 towards Hay-On-Wye. The village of Letton is found after about 12 miles. After passing the former Swan Inn pub, after a further 400 meters take a left onto Church Lane, crossing the small bridge, the main entrance to Letton Court is found on the left hand side.
  • EPC Rating = F