Underdown, Gloucester Road, Ledbury, HR8 2JE

3 Bedroom Apartment / Flat
£725,000 Freehold £725,000 Offers in the region of
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  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms

 

  • Beautifully Appointed Ground Floor Apartment
  • Forming Part Of A Grade II Listed Building
  • With A Glorious Walled Garden
  • Located In One Of Ledbury's Most Desirable Residential Areas
  • Completely Refurbished Accommodation
  • Three Double Bedrooms, Which Includes A Guest Suite
  • Freehold Allocated Parking Space
  • Single Garage
  • Internal Inspection Highly Recommended

Description

A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE A BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT WITH A GLORIOUS WALLED GARDEN FORMING PART OF A GRADE II LISTED BUILDING LOCATED IN ONE OF LEDBURY'S MOST DESIRABLE RESIDENTIAL AREAS OFFERING COMPLETELY REFURBISHED THREE DOUBLE BEDROOMED ACCOMMODATION WHICH INCLUDES A SEPARATE GUEST SUITE, FREEHOLD ALLOCATED PARKING SPACE AND SINGLE GARAGE. INTERNAL INSPECTION HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Location & Description

Underdown is within walking distance of the thriving and expanding town of Ledbury, which has a range of local facilities and amenities including shops, schools, churches, restaurants, theatre, doctors surgeries, community hospital and a mainline railway station, with direct links to Hereford, Worcester, Birmingham New Street, Oxford, Reading and London Paddington. The cities of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester are all approximately 16 miles distant with the M50 motorway available approximately 4 miles to the south of the town.

Believed to date back to the late 1700's, Underdown is a Grade II Listed former mansion house and buildings belonging to the Biddulph family, converted in the late 1980's to create five apartments and five houses. Underdown is conveniently located on the outskirts of the town of Ledbury situated within delightful communal gardens and grounds extending to approximately 2½ acres. Apartment 1 occupies the ground floor of the mansion house and has undergone an extensive programme of refurbishment by the present owners. The apartment now offers spacious accommodation of considerable charm and character, which has been appointed to an extremely high standard throughout. The comprehensive scheme of works included re-plumbing and re-wiring, and all of the windows in the apartment have been completely restored including new sash cords and the shutters are all now in working order. It is evident that during the refurbishment acute attention to detail has been paid to maintain the property's historical integrity with many original features including deep skirting boards, dado rails, wooden internal doors with detailed architraves, exposed floor boards and decorative ceiling roses, moulded cornicing and corbels. The accommodation has gas fired central heating, with some rooms benefitting from underfloor heating. The property is approached at ground floor level through an impressive entrance porch, which leads to a communal entrance hall with access to Apartment 1. The dining hall is at the heart of the apartment and leads to an impressive drawing room with a feature open fireplace and beautiful bay overlooking the communal garden. The breakfast kitchen, also accessed from the dining hall, is a great entertaining space and boasts a similar bay window affording views across the communal grounds towards the rose garden. An internal hallway leads to the master bedroom with a walk in wardrobe, adjoining dressing room and en suite bathroom. There is also a separate wet room and a second double bedroom, which has the potential to become another reception room if required. The property also has an extensive cellar, which has been fully tanked and is equipped with air conditioning. It has useful store rooms, a utility room and a large games room. In addition to the main accommodation, the apartment also has a separate guest suite, which comprises a large double bedroom with an en suite shower room. Outside is where the apartment comes into its own as it boasts a beautiful walled garden extending to approximately half an acre, which is a very rare find so close to the town centre. The garden amongst many features has a large attractive terrace with a flagstone seating area and a manicured lawn bordered by an array of colourful planting. Enjoying a pleasant aspect, it truly is a most wonderful spot. With so much on offer the agents strongly recommend an internal inspection to appreciate this rare opportunity. The accommodation with approximate dimensions is as follows:

Communal Entrance Hall

Impressive reception hall with two large sash windows, feature period fireplace, polished wooden floor. Door leading to Guest Suite. Door leading to Apartment 1.

Guest Suite

Well equipped guest suite accessed from the communal reception hall fitted with a range of bedroom furniture and a useful storage cupboard. Sash window with original shutters, ceiling light, coving, TV point, electric heater. Door to

En Suite Shower Room

Suite comprising walk in shower enclosure with electric Mira Sport shower, vanity wash hand basin with cupboard below and mirror over with vanity lights, low level wc. Extractor fan, Dimplex wall heater, ladder style towel rail.

Dining Hall - 17ft 8in (5.27m) × 16ft 6in (4.96m)

Beautifully appointed enjoying a south westerly aspect with views across the communal garden. French doors with original shutters and long glazed windows to each side. Ceiling rose, cornicing, wall lights, radiators, exposed floor boards. Door to

Drawing Room - 22ft 5in (6.82m) × 21ft 5in (6.51m)

Bright and airy room enjoying a south westerly aspect with a striking bay incorporating three large sash windows all with original shutters overlooking the communal garden. Ceiling rose, cornicing, dado rail, wall lights, traditional column radiators. Hand crafted built in bookcase with storage cupboards below. Feature open fireplace with cast iron grate and original ornate wooden surround and slate hearth.

Breakfast Kitchen - 16ft 4in (4.96m) × 23ft 8in (7.13m)

Having been imaginatively redesigned to create a superb breakfast kitchen which serves as a hub at the heart of the apartment. Fitted with bespoke solid floor and wall mounted units including corner cabinets, deep pan drawers, a large larder cupboard, matching dresser with glass display cabinets and two built in bookcases. The kitchen offers a comprehensive range of Miele integrated appliances including a fridge freezer and an eye level steam oven with an electric oven below and a warming drawer. There is also an induction hob with a granite splash back and cooker hood over. There are extensive granite work surfaces with cupboard underlighting over. A particular feature of the kitchen is the central island with a further granite work surface and inset double sink with waste disposal and a berevelled drainer. The island is fitted with an integrated dishwasher, bin store, further storage cupboards and a solid wood peninsular bar. Although the breakfast kitchen has been completely renovated, careful consideration has been given to maintain its integrity, which is evident in the feature moulded cornicing, dado rail, original solid oak tongue and groove wooden floor and beautiful bay overlooking the communal garden with three large shuttered sash windows.

Rear Hall

Ceiling rose, cornicing, ornate wall corbels, dado rail. Built in corner cupboard, radiator with decorative wooden cover, door intercom. Large part glazed door leading to attractive flagstone seating terrace. Door to

Bedroom 2 - 12ft 2in (3.72m) × 10ft 2in (3.1m)

Currently used as a double bedroom but could also be used as a separate reception room. Sash window with original shutters overlooking the garden. Ceiling rose, cornicing, wall lights, panelling to walls, dado rail. Underfloor heating control, two TV points.

Inner Hall

Recessed spotlights, picture lights, sash window, dado rail. Recess with coat hooks and door leading to the cellar (described later). Doors to

Wet Room

Walk in wet room with full height tiling, pressurized water jets and a hand held shower attachment. Low level wc, Jacuzzi wash hand basin with cupboard below. Window overlooking the garden, recessed spotlights, coving, extractor fan, ladder style towel rail, underfloor heating.

Master Bedroom - 14ft 6in (4.34m) × 11ft 4in (3.41m)

Beautiful, bright and airy room with two large sash glazed windows with original shutters overlooking the garden. Ceiling rose, cornicing, over bed lights, underfloor heating control, TV point. Walk in wardrobe with hanging rails and shelving. Walk in dressing room with further hanging rails and shelving and a vanity wash hand unit with mirror over and vanity lights. Door to

En Suite Bathroom

Contemporary fitted suite comprising a panel bath with hand held shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin with mirror over, large walk in shower enclosure with rain drop shower head and tiled surrounded, low level wc. Recessed spotlights, coving, feature mirrored wall, shelving units.

Cellar

Having been fully tanked by the current vendors and equipped with a bespoke hand made storage cupboard. Large original door to communal courtyard. Doors to

Utility Room - 11ft 4in (3.41m) × 6ft 8in (1.86m)

Fitted with a stainless steel sink drainer unit with storage cupboard below, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Worcester central heating boiler and Mega Flo high efficiency hot water cylinder. Door to large airing cupboard with ample shelving. Tiled floor.

Store Room - 11ft 7in (3.41m) × 5ft 7in (1.55m)

Useful store room currently used as a wine store with power and light and a tiled floor.

Games Room - 36ft 1in (11.16m) × 15ft 4in (4.65m)

Versatile room suitabe for a number of uses including a family room or a study with two sky lights, wall lights, feature exposed ceiling beams, air conditioning vents, TV point, telephone point, underfloor heating. Doors to

Cloakroom

Ceiling light, wash hand basin with tiled splashback, low level wc. Recess with shelving, cupboard housing air conditioning unit and controls.

Second Store Room - 11ft 7in (3.41m) × 10ft 8in (3.1m)

Useful store room currently used as a work room with strip lights, feature exposed ceiling beams, alcoves providing additional storage areas.

Outside

Underdown is approached via a long sweeping driveway flanked on either side by the delightful mature communal grounds, which are predominately laid to lawn with a feature rose garden and some particularly fine specimen trees. In all the grounds extend to approximately 2½ acres. The driveway leads to the main building, where Apartment 1 has a freehold allocated PARKING SPACE, and continues round to the visitors carpark. Apartment 1 also has the benefit of a brick built single en bloc GARAGE. Together with the enjoyment of the communal grounds, Apartment 1 boasts its own walled garden, which extends to approximately HALF AN ACRE and has been thoughtfully planted to provide an array of colour throughout the year. The garden comprises a central manicured lawn with a feature pond and water fountain. A large gravelled pathway with blue brick edging borders the lawn flanked on either side with well stocked perennials. The pathway leads to a POTTING SHED with adjoining WORKSHOP. The potting shed is a true gardeners haven and has been sympathetically designed with reclaimed leaded windows, brick tiled floor, ceramic sink with water tap and ample shelving. It also has power and light and an insulated roof. Within the garden there is also a GREENHOUSE and an attractive Arbor. Immediately adjacent to the apartment there is also a flagstone seating terrace with a set of central stone steps leading down to the lawn. An attractive 'Italian' style terrace provides a further seating area with a decorative tiled floor and climbing clematis. Throughout the garden there are strategically placed outside water taps. A gate from the garden also gives access onto the communal grounds.

Services

We have been advised that mains gas, electricity and water are connected to the property. Drainage into a shared septic tank. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant local authority. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending occupiers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.We have been advised that mains services are connected to the property. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant local authority. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending occupiers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.

Agents Notes

Intending purchasers will be required to produce identification documentation and proof of funding in order to comply with The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017. More information can be made available upon request. John Goodwin FRICS has made every effort to ensure that measurements and particulars are accurate however prospective purchases/tenants must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the accuracy of the information provided. No information with regard to planning use, structural integrity, tenure, availability/operation, business rates, services or appliances has been formerly verified and therefore prospective purchasers/tenants are requested to seek validation of all such matters prior to submitting a formal or informal intention to purchase/lease the property or enter into any contract.

Tenure

We are advised (subject to legal verification) that the property is Leasehold. The property is held on a 999 year lease from approximately 1993. The freehold is jointly owned by the 10 residents of Underdown. A service charge of £80 is payable per month to Underdown Management Company, which covers maintenance of the common parts and gardening services. Buildings insurance is payable separately and is currently £530 per annum. The 5 residents of the main house also separately contribute £20 per month into a sinking fund for Underdown House.

Council Tax

COUNCIL TAX BAND "E" This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.

Energy Performance Certificate

This property is currently exempt from requiring an EPC.

Viewing

By appointment to be made through the Agent's Ledbury Office (Tel: 01531 634648).

MISREPRESENTATION ACT, 1967 - JOHN GOODWIN - Conditions under which Particulars are issued:
John Goodwin for himself and for the Vendors or lessors of this property whose agent he gives notice that:

  1. The particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers or leasees and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract.
  2. All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them.
  3. No person in the employment of John Goodwin has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.

Directions

From the Agents Ledbury office turn right at the traffic lights and proceed along The Southend. The entrance to Underdown will be located on the left hand side after Ledbury Tennis Club and before the roundabout. Viewers are advised to park in the visitors carpark.

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