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- 5 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- 2 Reception Rooms
- PRE-RECORDED VIDEO TOUR AVAILABLE BY REQUEST
- A Unique And Distinctive Detached Country House
- Wonderful Rural Setting Overlooking Orchards
- Very Generous Accommodation Extending To Over 2,000 sq.ft
- Constructed In 2001 Around Timber Framed Design With Straw Bale Infill And Lime Render
- Central Heating And Double Glazed Windows
- Reception Hall, Cloakroom, Large Open Plan Living Room and Kitchen
- Utility Room, Five Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms
- Extensive Off Road Parking And Lovely Garden
- Offers Invited By A Date To Be Announced
A Unique And Distinctive Detached House Enjoying A Wonderful Rural Setting Overlooking Orchards And Unspoilt Open Countryside And Offering Extremely Generous Accommodation With Central Heating, Double Glazing, Reception Hall, A Large Open Plan Living Room And Kitchen, Utility Room, Cloakroom, Five Bedrooms (Three With En-Suite Facilities), Family Bathroom, Private Off Road Parking And Mature Garden. Energy Rating "D"
Location & Description
The property enjoys a convenient location in east Herefordshire approximately four miles from the busy market town of Ledbury and just ten miles from the city of Hereford. Ledbury has a wide choice of local facilities and amenities including a comprehensive range of shops, schools, churches, hotels, restaurants, sports facilities and a theatre. Transport communications are excellent. There is a mainline railway station in Ledbury itself with trains to Hereford, Worcester, Oxford and London Paddington and regular bus services that run to Hereford, Worcester and beyond. The M50 motorway is only about eight miles from the property.
The Strawhouse is a very distinctive detached country house that was built in 2001. As its name implies it is constructed of straw walls around a timber frame with an external lime rendered finish under a pitched shingle roof. Back in the early 2000's when construction work was being undertaken it attracted considerable interest from the media and since then it has proved to be a lovely family home. The accommodation is generous (2124 sq ft, 199 sq metres) and has a real feeling of space. It's main focal point is a very large open plan living room and kitchen measuring almost 40ft x 16ft. Also on the ground floor is a large entrance hall, cloakroom with WC, utility room and a study that currently doubles as a fifth bedroom with its own en-suite shower room. On the first floor a landing leads to four further bedrooms, two of which have en-suite facilities. There is also a large separate family bathroom. Central heating is provided by way of an LPG system and there are double glazed windows throughout. Outside a gravel driveway provides off road parking for several vehicles. The house has a lovely setting in a good size mature garden which is bordered by totally unspoilt open countryside and from which there are views across adjacent orchards. Ground Floor
Reception Hall - 15ft (4.65m) × 7ft 3in (2.17m)
Pine flooring, stairs leading to first floor and open archway to
Open Plan Living Room/Kitchen - 38ft 8in (11.78m) × 15ft 10in (4.65m)
Range of kitchen floor cupboards with timber worksurfaces, integrated four ring HOB with OVEN below, sink with swan neck tap, pine flooring, wall mounted radiator, ceiling downlighting, woodburner, four double glazed windows and double glazed door leading into garden.
Utility Room - 12ft 6in (3.72m) × 7ft (2.17m)
Worksurface with space and plumbing below for washing machine, dishwasher etc. Pressurised hot water cylinder, Worcester Bosch LPG boiler, double glazed window and door leading outside.
Cloakroom - 10ft (3.1m) × 4ft 7in (1.24m)
A Victorian themed "loo" with timber seat and surrounds, pine flooring, radiator, pedestal wash basin and double glazed window.
Bedroom 5/Study - 14ft (4.34m) × 10ft 10in (3.1m)
This was formerly a study but was more recently converted to an en-suite bedroom. Timber flooring. Radiator. Door (currently sealed) leading to garden. Double glazed window and door leading to
En-Suite Shower Room - 7ft 2in (2.17m) × 5ft 2in (1.55m)
Large shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin, chrome ladder style heated towel rail, shaver point and double glazed window. First Floor
Bedroom 1 - 14ft 6in (4.34m) × 12ft 10in (3.72m)
Radiator, double glazed window, built in wardrobe with two hanging rails, double glazed Velux window and door to
En Suite Bathroom
Panelled bath with shower over, pedestal wash basin, close coupled WC, chrome ladder style heated towel rail and double glazed window.
Bedroom 2 - 13ft 2in (4.03m) × 10ft 9in (3.1m)
Pine flooring, radiator, access to roof space, double glazed window and further double glazed Velux. Door to
En-Suite Shower Room
Tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin, close coupled WC, chrome ladder style heated towel rail, extractor fan, ceiling downlighting and double glazed window.
Bedroom 3 - 18ft 4in (5.58m) × 8ft 6in (2.48m)
excluding two large alcoves which would make ideal space for wardrobes. Radiator, double glazed window, timber flooring and Velux window.
Bedroom 4 - 16ft 2in (4.96m) × 11ft 7in (3.41m)
Radiator, alcove suitable for wardrobe, timber flooring, double glazed window and Velux.
Bathroom - 9ft (2.79m) × 9ft 6in (2.79m)
Panelled bath with shower tap, pedestal wash basin, close coupled WC, chrome ladder style heated towel rail, ceiling downlighting, Velux window and timber flooring.
Immediately in front of the property there is a gravelled driveway that provides parking for several vehicles. This is enclosed by post and rail fencing separating it from the main landscaped garden that lies on three sides of the house and which can be approached from two alternative gated entrances. The garden itself is mainly laid to lawns, enclosed by hedging and post and rail fencing. There are several mature shrubs and trees. Also included is a large trampoline (integrated into the lawn), a children's play/treehouse and a large garden SHED 8'x6' of timber construction. There is also an outside tap. From most of the garden there are lovely views over the adjacent orchard and beyond to unspoilt countryside.
We have been advised that mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Drainage is to a private bio-disc system. Central heating is provided by way of an LPG 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.
ADDITIONAL PLANNING CONSENT In 2017 planning consent was granted to construct a single storey extension and to remodel the facade of The Strawhouse. This consent has since lapsed but architects drawings for this scheme are available.
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 confirmation) that the property is freehold.
COUNCIL TAX BAND "G" 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 D (56).
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From Ledbury follow the A438 towards Hereford for approximately three miles to a traffic lit crossroads adjacent to which is The Trumpet Inn. Continue straight on towards Hereford for a further quarter of a mile before turning left (singed to Pixley, Putley Green and Aylton). Almost immediately bear left again (signed towards Pixley, Putley Green and Aylton) following this narrow lane for about quarter of a mile where the property will be seen behind a slightly concealed driveway on the right hand side.
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