Pembridge, Herefordshire - with 14 acres + cottage

£1,100,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
A period and very versatile country property situated in an unspoilt rural setting, comprising a comfortable and well-proportioned former farmhouse, a detached 1 bedroom annex, hard tennis court, swimming pool, garaging, traditional and modern barns and outbuildings, and approximately 14 acres of mature orchards and land.

Situation and Description

Lower Hardwick House is very much tucked away and is one of just six individual properties at the end of a no through road in the lovely hamlet of Lower Hardwick, surrounded by farmland. Nearby, lie the pretty villages of, Eardisland, Pembridge and Weobley all of which feature on the black and white village trail and between them offer an excellent range of local services. The larger market towns of Leominster and Kington are also within easy reach, offering further facilities including a mainline train station at Leominster, with the historic Cathedral City of Hereford being some 15 miles to the south-east.

Available to the market for the first time in nearly 30 years, this much-loved family house offers an all too rare opportunity to purchase an unspoilt country property in a beautiful rural location with far reaching views to Hay Bluff and the Black Mountains. Greatly improved by the current owners, it now offers very versatile and comfortable living accommodation throughout, with a fine mix of original features combined with a modern contemporary design, in the form of a large garden/ family room leading from the kitchen on the south-western side of the house.

There is plenty of outside space to explore and for extended families a delightful detached one-bedroom annex close to the house. For the fitness enthusiast there is a heated outdoor swimming pool and hard tennis court, garaging for 3 cars with a large attic workshop above as well as ample storage in a large period timber framed barn which together with a modern steel framed barn could both offer potential for further accommodation (subject to planning). The gently undulating land extends to approximately 14 acres and would be ideal for equestrian and other uses and includes a traditional cider orchard.

On arrival, the front door leads into a large reception hall which forms the oldest part of the property, with impressive timbering, slate floor and a massive inglenook fireplace with wood burner. From here, a pair of glazed doors gives access to a light and spacious formal drawing room with Adam style fireplace with wood burner, French doors overlooking the front courtyard, and an extensive set of bookshelves and cupboards to one wall. A door leads into a large study which creates a quiet space to work and has a dual aspect, fireplace and a useful range of fitted ash cupboards and a workstation. A well-proportioned dining room also leads off of the hall. Ideal for entertaining, it has a stone fireplace, dual aspect windows and door connecting through to the kitchen, which is well appointed with bespoke fitted cabinets, a central workstation, (all with granite worktops) an Aga, Neff built-in double oven and hob, pantry cupboard, large ceramic sink, and dual aspect lead-light windows.

A large contemporary garden/family room leads off the kitchen. This is an excellent addition, full of light and space with a lovely outlook over undulating countryside and provides a natural space for the family to gather. It has under floor heating, an atrium with remote control vent and two pairs of bifold doors opening onto a large paved terrace which enjoys the sun for much of the day.

The ground floor accommodation is well supported by a well fitted utility room housing the oil-fired boiler and water softener, and a shower room.

From the hall, stairs rise to an impressive large landing with a wealth of exposed timbering, vaulted ceiling and dual aspect which creates further study/sitting space. Two good sized double bedrooms then lie at one end of the house, one with its own en suite shower room, and the other with splendid timber framing, dual aspect leaded light windows, a good range of oak fitted wardrobes with concealed vanity basin and far reaching south-westerly views. A comfortable large guest suite lies at the other end of the house with its own bathroom and extensive range of fitted wardrobes and cupboards. There are then two further bedrooms also with charm and character supported by a family bathroom with bath and separate shower.

Outside

Lower Hardwick House is approached by its own private drive, which sweeps around to the main house to a large courtyard and turning area. Here access can be gained to a recently constructed oak framed triple garage with two open bays and workshop/studio space above.

The Stables

To the front of the house lies a detached annex known as The Stables which has been well converted to offer very comfortable one bedroomed accommodation, with living room/kitchen with wood burner and shower room. It has its own parking space to the front and garden area to the rear.

Outbuildings include a large period five bay barn with slate roof offering huge potential with a traditional lean-to glasshouse at one end. To the rear of the barn there is a heated outdoor swimming pool surrounded by terracing with fantastic views, ideal for burning of energy, with a changing room and shower off the terrace, and hard tennis court alongside the pool.

The well-established gardens complement the property and include a variety of mature shrubs and trees, lawns, a small ornamental pond, a formal cottage garden and a large sun terrace on the south-western side of the house. The land then extends to approximately 14 acres as shown on the attached plan and includes a pond, a mature orchard providing timber for the wood burners, and paddocks ideal for equestrian use with access to a very useful steel framed barn 44 x 34 6 which could also offer further planning potential again subject to approval.

Services and Considerations

Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage, oil fired central heating, air-source heating for swimming pool, PV panels. FIT payments are transferable; two sets of 4kW panels generating approximately 54p per kWh. It is not our company policy to test services and domestic appliances, so we cannot verify that they are in working order. Any matters relating to rights of way should be checked with your solicitor or surveyor. Council tax band E and D. EPC E and D. Tenure freehold.

Directions

Leave Hereford on the A4110 signposted to Canon Pyon and continue for approximately 10 miles. At Stretford bear left to Pembridge and Eardisland on the B4457 and at the next crossroads proceed straight across onto the A44 to Rhayader, Eardisland, Pembridge and Kington. Continue for approximately of a mile and just before the turning for Eardisland, turn left to Lower Hardwick. Continue on this lane before turning left again for Lower Hardwick and continue into a small cluster of properties and the property will be found on the right-hand side.

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