City Centre, Hereford

Guide price

Bedrooms: 6
Close to the city centre, a very handsome and largely unspoilt grade II listed period townhouse, offering spacious family accommodation throughout, all set in large and established gardens of just under half an acre.

Situation and Description

The property faces due south and lies only a short walk from the city s historic cathedral and associated private school, one of the oldest in the country. The bustling city centre offers an excellent choice of shopping facilities along with cafes and restaurants, schools, colleges, the courtyard theatre and much more. There are also delightful riverside walks only a short distance away with adjoining parks, and a mainline train station which offers access to other parts of the country.

The Friars House dates back to the 18th century and is a very attractive grade II listed period property. Now available for the first time since the 1950s it offers spacious accommodation, ideal for a growing or large family. The house retains many period features and includes attractive bays to the front, some original flooring, fireplaces and much more. There are plenty of reception rooms as well as kitchen and utility space and large and comfortable bedrooms laid out over the first and second floors. The house stands in generous gardens, of just under half an acre, with its own gated entrance drive and parking. Overall, there is huge potential to create a stunning home only a stone s throw from the city centre.

At the front of the house, a door with attractive stained-glass windows, leads into an entrance porch with pillared statues to either side.

The main entrance hall has plenty of character with oak flooring and panelling and from here access can be gained to a large sitting room/library with a walk-in bay with traditional wooden window shutters to the front overlooking the gardens and original fitted cupboards. On the opposite side of the hall a drawing room also has a walk-in bay and window shutters to the front as well as a modern stone fireplace with gas fire. A dining room with fitted corner cupboard has direct access to outside and adjoins the kitchen which overlooks the rear gardens and includes a built-in oven, hob and extractor together with a dishwasher. A large rear hall or breakfast room, allows access to the cellar and to a useful study/ office with quarry tiled floor. The ground floor accommodation is supported by a utility room and cloakroom.

On the first floor there are two large double bedrooms at the front, both with bays overlooking the gardens. They also have wash hand basins and wardrobes. Bedroom one has a shower cubicle. The first floor landing has access to the first floor balcony. At the rear of the house is a large family bathroom and another bedroom. There are three further bedrooms on the second floor, two enjoying far reaching southerly views as well as a shower room, boxroom and walk in linen cupboard.

Adjoining the kitchen is a useful single storey outbuilding and large traditional greenhouse which offers potential to be incorporated into the main accommodation, subject to planning approval. Access from here can be gained to the front gardens which are well enclosed and walled on two sides and enjoy a southerly aspect. At the rear, the house is approached from Friars Street by its own gated driveway which leads to a parking and turning area, a garage and rear gardens, which are laid mainly lawn with some shrubs and trees.

Directions /// (to rear entrance gates)

From Hereford Cathedral, proceed along King Street and St Nicholas Street to the main A49 to the traffic lights. Continue straight across into Barton Road and immediately after the church turn right into Friars Street. The rear entrance to the house will then be found on the left-hand side through black wooden gates.

Services and Considerations Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas, with gas fired heating. 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 = £2563.77. EPC n/a (Listed) Tenure freehold.

Prospective purchasers: Upon submitting an offer, we will require by law, proof of ID for all buyers. A picture ID and a separate address ID together with proof of funding.

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Brookes Bliss - Hereford

46 Bridge Street, Hereford

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