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- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Reception Rooms
- Characterful Detached Country House
- Amidst Beautiful Herefordshire Countryside
- Views Across Open Farmland Toward The Malvern Hills
- Four Bedrooms
- Shower Room & Bathroom
- Two Reception Rooms
- Offering Scope For Improvement
- Mature Grounds Extending To Approx 0.6 ACRES
- Detached Double Garage & Outbuilding
- NO CHAIN
A MOST CHARACTERFUL FOUR BEDROOM DETACHED GRADE II LISTED COUNTRY HOUSE SITUATED WITHIN THE BEAUTIFUL HEREFORDSHIRE COUNTRYSIDE ENJOYING VIEWS ACROSS OPEN FARMLAND TOWARD THE MALVERN HILLS OFFERING SCOPE FOR FURTHER IMPROVEMENT AND UPGRADING WITH MATURE GROUNDS EXTENDING TO JUST OVER HALF AN ACRE. NO CHAIN.
Location & Description
The popular village of Pencombe is approximately 1 mile from the property where there is a primary school, village church and pub. Further amenities are available in Bromyard which is approximately 2 miles. The property is also well positioned for access to the cities of Hereford and Worcester both of which are approximately 16 miles and the towns of Leominster (approx 13 miles) and Ledbury (approx 15 miles). The motorway network is available via the M50 to the south of Ledbury or the M5 at Worcester.
The Batch is an individual Grade II listed detached country house steeped in history with parts believed to date back to the 1580's. The house offers characterful accommodation with exposed timbers throughout, oak latched doors and a striking central stone fireplace in the living room. Whilst the property requires some updating, it has tremendous scope with the potential to become a wonderful family home. With oil fired central heating and partial double glazing the accommodation on the ground floor comprises a spacious entrance hall, living room, which enjoys a dual aspect, dining room and kitchen. A rear hall leads to the utility room off which there is a shower room. Stairs from the dining room lead to the first floor where there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom. A great strength of The Batch is its position, situated amidst the beautiful Herefordshire countryside enjoying views across open farmland toward the Malvern Hills. Originally used as a smallholding, the property occupies a generous area of garden extending to just over half an acre. There are remnants of its previous use with an original stone privy and outbuilding, which was once used as a cattle shed. A driveway provides ample space for parking and there is also a detached double garage. With no onward chain, an internal inspection is highly recommended to appreciate the potential this property has to offer. The accommodation with approximate dimensions is as follows;
Solid wood entrance door, two front facing single glazed windows, feature exposed ceiling and wall beams, central light, radiator. Oak latched doors to
Living Room - 19ft 7in (5.89m) × 17ft 5in (5.27m)
Enjoying a dual aspect with views across open countryside to the rear, feature exposed ceiling and wall beams, wall lights, two radiators, exposed stone central fireplace with inset Villager wood burning stove and flagstone hearth, TV point, telephone point.
Dining Room - 12ft 3in (3.72m) × 13ft 3in (4.03m)
Two front facing double glazed windows, feature exposed ceiling and wall beams, central light, radiator, Worcester oil fired central heating boiler inset into chimney breast recess. Stairs to first floor. Stable door to
Kitchen - 13ft 9in (4.03m) × 6ft 3in (1.86m)
Fitted with a range of wall and floor mounted cupboards with work surfaces over and tiled surround, stainless steel single sink drainer unit, space for electric cooker, space for fridge freezer. Rear facing single glazed window, door to
Also accessed from the entrance hall with a door leading to outside. Door to
Utility Room - 7ft 3in (2.17m) × 5ft 5in (1.55m)
Opaque glazed rear facing window, wall cupboard, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for further appliances, part tongue and groove panelled wall. Door to
Opaque glazed rear facing window, walk in shower enclosure with mixer tap shower and tiled surround, wash hand basin, low level WC. Central light, Dimplex fan heater.
First Floor Landing
Two front facing windows, feature exposed wall beams, radiator. Doors to
Bedroom 1 - 12ft 11in (3.72m) × 12ft 5in (3.72m)
Enjoying a dual aspect with views across open countryside toward the Malvern Hills, feature exposed wall beams, central light, radiator, vanity wash hand basin with mirror and light over.
Rear facing double glazed window with views across open countryside toward the Malvern Hills, side facing single glazed window, central light, radiator, range of fitted wardrobes with hanging rail and shelving.
Bedroom 3 - 13ft 10in (4.03m) × 9ft 5in (2.79m)
Rear facing window with views across open countryside toward the Malvern Hills, feature exposed wall beams, two ceiling lights, radiator, built in cupboard with shelving.
Bedroom 4 - 11ft 3in (3.41m) × 7ft 6in (2.17m)
Front facing double glazed window, central light, radiator.
Suite fitted with panel bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, bidet. Rear facing window with views across open countryside toward the Malvern Hills, central light, half height tiled walls, radiator, chrome ladder style towel rail, airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with slatted shelving.
The Batch is approached by wooden vehicular gates leading to a generous area of parking with a turning circle. The garden is predominately laid to lawn with a variety of inset mature trees and shrubs. There are several fruit trees including damson and plum together with various old cider apple trees. In the far left hand corner there is a vegetable patch with an adjacent outbuilding, which was previously used as a potting shed (measuring 26' x 11'10"), and an adjoining Byre. Within the grounds there is also an original stone privy, a large SHED and a SUMMER HOUSE.
Double Garage - 22ft (6.82m) × 17ft 11in (5.27m)
With wooden double doors, power and light.
We have been advised that mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Drainage is to a private system. 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.
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.
We are advised (Subject to legal confirmation) that the property is freehold.
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
The property is currently exempt from requiring an EPC.
By appointment to be made through the Agent's Ledbury Office (Tel: 01531 634648).
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Proceed out of Ledbury on the B4214 Bromyard Road and continue through the hamlet of Staplow. At the sharp right hand bend fork left towards Bromyard. Continue to the end of this road and at the A4103 turn right and immediately left towards Bishops Frome. Continue through the village and on towards Bromyard. Upon reaching the end of this road turn right onto the A465. Proceed for a short distance and bear left just by the petrol station into Panniers Lane. Continue for approximately half a mile and then turn left into Pencombe Lane. Proceed along the lane for just under two miles and the entrance to The Batch will be located on the left hand side.
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