The Old Bakehouse, Gloucester Road, Ledbury, HR8 2JE

3 Bedroom Detached
£420,000 Guide Price
£420,000 Guide Price

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  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms


  • Charming & Individual Grade II Listed Cottage
  • Offering Well Appointed Accommodation
  • With A Wealth Of Period Features
  • Nestled Within An Exclusive Development On The Outskirts Of Ledbury
  • Three Bedrooms (Two En Suite)
  • Two Reception Rooms & Breakfast Kitchen
  • Driveway Parking For Two Vehicles
  • No Onward Chain
  • Internal Inspection Highly Recommended


A Most Charming And Individual Grade II Listed Cottage Nestled Within An Exclusive Development On The Outskirts Of Ledbury Offering Well Appointed Three Bedroomed Accommodation With Two En Suite Bathrooms, Two Elegant Reception Rooms, Breakfast Kitchen, Driveway Parking And Exclusive Use Of A Beautifully Maintained Area Of Garden. Internal Inspection Highly Recommended. No Chain.

Location & Description

Underdown is within short 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.

Originally converted in the late 1980's, The Old Bakehouse forms part of Underdown, a Grade II listed former mansion house and buildings dating back to the late 1700's originally belonging to the Biddulph family. It comprises five apartments and five houses situated within beautifully maintained communal gardens and grounds extending to approximately 2½ acres. The Old Bakehouse is a delightful red brick cottage, which adjoins the former mansion house, and offers characterful accommodation with a wealth of period features including exposed beams, deep skirting boards and some original windows. The property has been well maintained by the current owners and would suit a variety of needs including those who may require a 'lock up and leave' or wish to downsize. With the benefit of gas fired central heating and partial double glazing, the cottage offers a beautiful blend of modern living whilst still retaining its considerable charm. The accommodation is arranged at ground floor level with an L-shaped entrance hall leading to the breakfast kitchen and dining room with a striking inglenook fireplace and traditional bread oven. At the far end of the entrance hall there is a ground floor double bedroom with a large en suite bathroom. On the first floor a landing leads to an elegant drawing room, which is flooded with natural light and boasts an impressive vaulted ceiling. Doors also lead to the master bedroom with a second en suite bathroom, third bedroom/study and separate WC. It should be noted that there is access from the master bedroom to a large attic space, which offers potential for future conversion (subject to necessary consents) with a dormer window and radiator plumbing. One of the great strengths of The Old Bakehouse is its location, conveniently situated on the outskirts of Ledbury with access to a variety of footpaths making it an ideal spot for those who enjoy exploring the outdoors. Outside, the property benefits from driveway parking for two vehicles and enjoys exclusive use of a beautifully maintained area of garden, which is held under license by the current owners. The garden enjoys a good degree of privacy and is mainly laid to lawn with an attractive seating area. Offered with no onward chain, the agent's highly recommend an internal inspection to appreciate this truly wonderful home. The accommodation with approximate dimension is as follows;

Entrance Porch

Part glazed porch and front door leading to

Entrance Hall

Ceiling lights, wall lights, space for coat hooks, two radiators. Deep built in cupboard housing Worcester combination boiler with slatted shelving and radiator. Useful utility cupboard with space and plumbing for washing machine and further appliance. Stairs to first floor with understairs storage cupboard. Doors to

Dining Room - 17ft 9in (5.27m) × 16ft (4.96m)

Impressive room with an abundance of original character features. Front facing window with wooden shutters, side facing window, under window storage, exposed ceiling beams, wall lights, two radiators, striking inglenook fireplace with exposed brick detailing and inset gas wood effect stove, bread oven.

Breakfast Kitchen - 11ft 6in (3.41m) × 9ft 5in (2.79m)

Fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and floor mounted units with work surfaces over and tiled surrounds. Inset one and a half stainless steel sink drainer unit. The kitchen is equipped with several appliances including a John Lewis electric COOKER and a Bosch four ring gas HOB with Zanussi COOKER HOOD over. There is space for a fridge freezer and dishwasher. Front facing window overlooking the communal garden, ceiling light, radiator.

Bedroom 1 - 15ft 7in (4.65m) × 8ft 5in (2.48m)

Rear facing double glazed window, two velux roof lights, ceiling light, radiator. Door to

En Suite Bathroom

Suite comprising panel bath with Mira shower over, pedestal wash hand basin with mirror and light over, low level WC. Rear facing window, ceiling light, shaver socket, radiator.

First Floor Landing

Velux roof light, ceiling light, radiator. Doors to

Drawing Room

Elegant L-shaped room with striking part vaulted ceiling, exposed ceiling beams and velux roof lights. Front facing window overlooking the communal grounds with distant rural views beyond. Rear facing double glazed window. Ceiling lights, wall lights, two radiators, recess with shelving, telephone point.

Bedroom 2 - 12ft 4in (3.72m) × 11ft 5in (3.41m)

Front facing window overlooking the communal grounds with distant rural views beyond. Ceiling light, radiator, telephone point. Access to large attic space offering the potential for conversion (subject to necessary permissions) with a dormer window and radiator plumbing. Door to

En Suite Bathroom

Suite comprising panel bath with tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and mirror over, low level WC. Ceiling light, extractor fan, shaver socket, radiator.

Bedroom 3 - 9ft 4in (2.79m) × 7ft 6in (2.17m)

Rear facing double glazed window, ceiling light, built in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving, radiator.

Separate WC

Ceiling light, extractor fan, wash hand basin with mirror over, low level WC.


Underdown is approached via a long sweeping driveway flanked on either side by 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 Old Bakehouse, which has driveway parking for two vehicles. There is also a separate visitors carpark. Together with the enjoyment of the communal grounds, The Old Bakehouse also has exclusive use of an area of garden immediately adjacent to the property, which is held under license by the current owners. The garden is mainly laid to lawn interspersed with mature trees and deep shrub borders. There is an attractive gravelled seating area with a mixed hedged boundary providing a good degree of privacy.

Agents Note

It should be noted that the neighbouring property has a pedestrian right of way across the driveway belonging to The Old Bakehouse.


We have been advised that mains electricity, gas and water are connected to the property. Drainage is to a shared 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.

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 purchasers/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 verification) that the property is Leasehold on a 999 year lease dating from 1986. The freehold is owned by Underdown Management Company Ltd and each of the 10 leaseholders own a share of that company. There is a monthly service charge of £80.00 per month, which does not include buildings insurance.

Council Tax

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

Energy Performance Certificate

The EPC rating for this property is to be confirmed.


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.


From the Agent's 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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