Fencote, Hatfield, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6

Guide price

Bedrooms: 7
A beautiful and unique timber framed family home, with woodland and large gardens in a quiet, rural setting.

Individual, and beautifully presented detached house (4,109 sq ft)

Mature gardens and woodland, ample parking

Summerhouse, old brick-built weigh station

Super, elevated position with beautiful views

Summary of Features * Individual, and beautifully presented detached house (4,109 sq ft)

* 5 – 7 bedrooms, 1 with en-suite plus 2 family bathrooms

* Open plan kitchen/dining room with range cooker

* 2 reception rooms, entrance hall and downstairs WC

* Spacious landing rooms on 1st and 2nd floors and a balcony

* Mature gardens and woodland

* Summerhouse, old brick-built weigh station

* Ample parking for several vehicles

* Super, elevated position with views over the rural landscape

Acreage In all about +3 Acres.

Location * Mileages: Bromyard 5 miles, Tenbury Wells 6 miles, Leominster 10 miles, Hereford, Malvern & Ledbury within 19 miles, Worcester 21 miles, Birmingham 52 miles

* Road: M50 (Jct 2) 23 miles, M5 (Jct 7) 24 miles

* Railway: Leominster, Hereford

* Airport: Birmingham (52 miles)

Situation Fencote Hall is situated in a commanding elevated position in the small, rural village of Hatfield, almost equidistant between the traditional market towns of Bromyard and Tenbury Wells. Leominster is also within easy reach. The property enjoys fine views and is in a truly beautiful, rural location. The Cathedral cities of Hereford & Worcester and the motorway network are all within easy reach.

Fencote Hall * This superb property, which is situated over three floors, is a very unique home originally designed and built in 1982, incorporating a variety of reclaimed materials, finishes and design details to create a truly individual home. All the wooden beams, and wood panelling were sourced from two Welsh barns and a Chapel, whilst some of the large, supporting ceiling beams in the sitting room are believed to have been sourced from a ship.

* The front door leads into a welcoming entrance hall with attractive, old flagstone floor and glazed aspect overlooking the garden and surrounding countryside.

* Off the entrance hall are two reception rooms, the kitchen/breakfast room, staircase to the first floor and a useful downstairs WC which has an historic and original penny lock, a great feature; literally "spend a penny".

Fencote Hall (continued) * The spacious, yet very comfortable, sitting room enjoys a triple aspect and has French doors out to a patio terrace and the garden. Old Oak floorboards and an attractive fireplace with carved Oak surround inset with a wood-burner are lovely features to this room. There is also a cosy snug with inglenook-style fireplace inset with a wood-burner set on a stone hearth.

* The open plan kitchen/breakfast room is the heart of this wonderful home. The attractive country-style kitchen is a lovely, homely space and offers plenty of storage, and is complemented by granite work-surfaces and a lovely old, re-claimed quarry tiled floor. The Smeg range cooker, cooker hood, dishwasher, and fridge are included in the sale, and there is also an integrated Hotpoint double electric oven.

* The dining area adjoins the kitchen and has lovely old pine floorboards with French doors out to the enclosed patio terrace and seating area, which overlooks the garden.

Fencote Hall (Continued) * Leading off the kitchen is a rear hallway with space for coats and boots and a door out to the parking area and garden. There is also a separate utility room with further storage and space for a washing machine and a tumble dryer, plus a very useful walk-in larder/cupboard.

* Stairs from the entrance hall lead up to the first floor where they open out to a wonderful galleried landing with a seating area opening out onto a balcony with glass balustrade to ensure that the super views can be enjoyed uninterrupted.

* To the first floor there are four, generous double bedrooms and a family bathroom with a good storage cupboard off the landing. One of the bedrooms has built-in wardrobes and one has an en-suite bathroom and all bedrooms have a double aspect to enjoy the views.

Fencote Hall (Continued) * A second staircase leads up to the second floor and a further large landing with space for a seating area. There is a very spacious main bedroom and a second bathroom, plus two additional rooms, one currently being used as a home office and one as a dressing room, but these rooms could be used as additional bedrooms if needed.

* The property has a wealth of character throughout, which brings so much charm to this fabulous home, yet has the added benefit of being built to a high specification at the time of building.

The Outside * The property is approached off a rural lane with a private drive wending its way up to the property, which sits in an elevated position and enjoys views to the Malvern Hills on a clear day. A pair of metal gates at the top of the drive lead onto the gravelled parking area, where there is parking for several vehicles.

* Attractive gardens surround the property and are mainly lawned, interspersed with maturely planted flower beds, shrubs and trees, with particular features such as a wildlife pond and a stunning, seasonal iris bed.

* There is an enclosed patio terrace which is accessed off the dining area, which is perfect for al fresco dining, as well as two further patio terraces which all provide wonderful outdoor spaces to sit and enjoy the surroundings and make the most of the sun throughout the day. The hot tub is included in the sale.

The Outside (Continued) * There is a large, wooded area which has been well maintained and coppiced by the current owners, which is carpeted with bluebells in Spring, creating a stunning floral display. The trees are native sycamore and oak and provide for a self-sufficient wood-supply. There is also access to an area of amenity woodland which adjoins the property's own woodland.

* A timber summerhouse is located to the edge of the parking area and this great space lends itself to a variety of uses, such as a studio, home office, gym, games room, etc., and has annexe potential. The building has an electricity supply and drainage could easily be connected.• There is a further, brick-built outbuilding, formerly the old weigh station situated at the bottom of the drive, which could be a great, small project, or simply used as storage.

The Outside (Continued) * Neighbouring the property is a former railway station, which provides an interesting feature to the landscape and which has historically been used as a film set for a variety of programmes.

Material Information

Services Mains electricity. Mains water. Mains gas. Private drainage (septic tank, replaced in 2014).

Broadband Fibre Broadband is connected (500 Mbps).

Mobile Phone Signal Vodafone and O2 provide the best coverage, others may be patchy.

Local Authority Herefordshire Council: 01432 260 000.

Council Tax Band "E" (£2,530.08 2024/25).

Tenure Freehold.

Construction Brick and Timber frame under a roman tiled roof.

Listing This property is not Listed.

Planning Permission No lapsed or current planning permissions in place.

EPC Rated "C".

Flood Risk There is no risk of the property flooding.

Access Private driveway off council adopted lane. A neighbouring property has a right of access over part of the driveway.

Rights of Way No footpaths cross the property or land.

Covenants None that the sellers are aware of.

Conservation Area/AONB The property is not in a conservation area or an AONB.

Tree Preservation Orders None of the trees are covered by TPO's.

General Information

Schools * Primary: Bredenbury, Bromyard & Pencombe. Further information is available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk

* Secondary: Bromyard, Leominster. Further information is available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk

* Independent: Leominster, Hereford, Malvern & Worcester. Further information is available at: www.isc.co.uk

Local The traditional and thriving market town of Bromyard is nearby and offers an excellent range of shops to satisfy most domestic requirements, which include a doctor's surgery, vets, Churches, supermarket, acclaimed butcher, library, theatre, and leisure centre. The attractive and ancient market town of Tenbury Wells is also easily accessible and provides a good range of shops and facilities as well as an acclaimed restaurant, Pensons at The Netherwood Estate. More extensive shopping, leisure and cultural facilities are available at Leominster, Malvern, Worcester and Hereford. The popular and historic market town of Ludlow is also easily accessible.

Recreational The area offers many fine walks along the Bromyard Downs, Bringsty Common, which has been designated a special wildlife site and is a haven for birds & butterflies, and the Frome Valley, and through the Brockhampton Estate (National Trust), which is nearby. The Malvern Hills are also only a short distance away. There are a range of outdoor pursuits and sports clubs within the locality, including Bromyard Rugby, Bowls, Cricket, and Archery Clubs. A variety of festivals and events are held regularly within the locality and surrounding areas, including Ludlow Food Festival, the Ledbury poetry Festival, and the Three Choirs Festival.

Postcode HR6 0SQ.

Directions From Bromyard: Take the A44 towards Leominster for about 5 miles, passing through the village of Bredenbury. Take the right turn signposted to Hatfield and proceed for about 1.2 miles. The entrance to Fencote Hall will then be found on the right-hand side, immediately before the bridge.

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