Bernithan Court


Agent: Strutt & Parker

Offers: £3,250,000

Call: 01584 873711

BERNITHAN Court is set on the edge of the picturesque rural village of Llangarron, set in stunning South Herefordshire countryside.

Approached via a long drive between fields of pastureland, Bernithan Court is a handsome and spacious Grade II period property which dates back to 1692. The property has been restored sympathetically over the years and has been a wonderful family home to the current vendors since 1974.

Many original features have been retained such as flagstone floors, oak panelled walls, decorative cornices, ceiling roses and open fireplaces. The property has been well maintained but could benefit from modernising in parts.

This superb property provides excellent accommodation primarily arranged over three floors, but also having good sized cellar rooms.

The main door opens into the reception hall, off which are the two principal reception rooms, large kitchen and stairs to the first floor.

The drawing room is a superb room with high ceilings, a grand stone open fireplace and large windows taking full advantage of the beautiful views over the gardens.

The formal dining room is another light filled room and has a feature oak-panelled wall with an open fireplace and original wooden floorboards.

The dining room is of excellent proportions with plenty of space for a large table for formal occasions.

The traditional kitchen/breakfast room is of good size, has ample space for appliances and has an informal staircase which would have once been used by the housekeepers. The third reception room to the ground floor is the equally impressive sitting room which has a beautiful aspect with views towards the Black Mountains.

The ground floor is completed by the boot room and cloak room. To the first floor and second floor are nine bedrooms, three bathrooms and two separate toilets. The bedrooms are of excellent proportions. The property has a wonderful feel throughout and the accommodation flows beautifully. The cellars have been well utilised for a boiler room, store and wine cellar.

The main house has large areas of beautifully maintained walled gardens which are mainly laid to lawn interspersed with mature trees, shrubs and flower beds. To the north of the property is a tennis court, fruit and vegetable garden and pond. The grounds extend to approximately 120 acres in total which consist of arable land, pasture and woodland.

In addition to the main house there are two semi-detached properties. 1. Bernithan Cottages has a kitchen, sitting room, dining room and shower room to the ground floor and to the first floor there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom.

2. Bernithan Cottages has a kitchen with pantry, sitting room, dining room and bathroom to the ground floor and two bedrooms and an office to the first floor.

Both cottages have parking and a garden.

Outbuildings include an attractive granary block which offers excellent potential for an annexe subject to the necessary consents or as storage space and a collection of useful farm outbuildings.

Bernithan Court has strong existing income streams including; rental of the two cottages, the monthly rental of the large stone barn (currently used as a workshop), the outbuildings (currently used for storage) and the rental of the pasture land for grazing. The arable land is farmed by the neighbouring farmer. The property benefits from all sporting rights and subject to planning consents there are further income stream opportunities such as shooting, events venue and glamping.

Finally, Redmire Pool, possibly the most iconic carp fishery in the UK and synonymous for the capture of Clarissa, a then British mirror Carp record in 1951, generates an annual income of about £40,000. Further information on the income streams is available from the vendor's agent.