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- 5 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 5 Reception Rooms
- Impressive Detached Grade II Listed Country Home
- Situated In A Delightful Rural Location
- Offering Characterful Accommodation
- Five Bedrooms (Master En Suite)
- Five Reception Rooms
- Contemporary Garden Room
- Extensive Parking & Garage
- Outbuildings With Potential
- Garden & Grounds Extending To Approx TWO ACRES
- Inspection Essential
A Most Attractive And Substantial Grade II Listed Detached Country Home Situated In A Delightful Rural Location Surrounded By Farmland Offering Five Bedroomed Accommodation With Five Reception Rooms, Impressive Garden Room, Breakfast Kitchen, Three Bath/Shower Rooms, Extensive Parking, Interesting Range Of Outbuildings And Manicured Grounds Extending To Approximately Two Acres. Internal Inspection Highly Recommended. EPC E.
Location & Description
White House Farm is situated within the hamlet of Canon Frome approximately two miles from Ashperton where there is a primary school, village hall and church. The garage at Newtown Crossroads also has a general store and is approximately two miles distant. The popular Hop Pocket Shopping Village in Bishops Frome is approximately three miles distant and provides a range of local goods. The town of Ledbury is approximately seven miles distant and offers a wide range of local amenities including shops, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, community hospital, theatre and a mainline railway station with direct links to Hereford, Worcester, Birmingham New Street and London Paddington. The 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.
Dating back to the late 16th Century, White House Farm is an impressive Grade II Listed part stone, part brick and part half timbered former farmhouse. The property boasts a wealth of original features including attractive elm timber doors, flagstone, quarry tiled and parquet floors, extensive exposed timbering, feature fireplaces and leaded windows. The current owners have maintained the property beautifully throughout and in recent years have added a striking contemporary conservatory complete with underfloor heating and Bi-fold doors, which is flooded with natural light and enjoys a prime position overlooking the garden. The accommodation, which extends to approximately 4,000 sq ft, is arranged on the ground floor with an entrance hall, music room, drawing room, sitting room, study, conservatory and utility room. A rear lobby leads to the dining room and farmhouse style breakfast kitchen. The first floor is approached by two staircases, the first staircase leads to a master suite with luxury fitted shower/dressing room, two further double bedrooms and family bathroom. The second staircase leads to two double bedrooms and a shower room. The garden and grounds belonging to White House Farm are a true delight and extend to approximately TWO ACRES. There is a formal garden with a stone paved seating courtyard, vast areas of manicured lawns, borders stocked full of interesting plants and shrubs and a small copse. There is an adjoining orchard with an array of fruit trees, including Worcester Black Pear, and a well established vegetable patch. Adjacent to the property there is a barn incorporating former hop kilns currently providing an extensive range of workshops and store rooms, which could be converted into additional living accommodation or developed further for other uses (subject to the necessary permissions). There is a gravelled driveway providing parking for several vehicles and a GARAGE, The agent's strongly recommend an internal inspection to appreciate all that this substantial property has to offer. The accommodation with approximate dimensions is as follows:
Solid oak entrance door, extensive exposed timbering, wall lights, radiator, parquet floor. Oak staircase with wooden balustrade to first floor with understairs storage cupboard. Door to
Music Room - 20ft 11in (6.2m) × 14ft 3in (4.34m)
Front facing leaded window, exposed ceiling beams, recessed spotlights, radiator. Oak staircase to first floor with understairs storage cupboard. Steps down to Study. Doors to
Drawing Room - 20ft 11in (6.2m) × 16ft 7in (4.96m)
Impressive reception room enjoying a dual aspect with sweeping views across the garden. Ceiling moulding, feature stone fireplace with inset Esse wood burning stove and slate hearth, radiator.
Sitting Room - 19ft 3in (5.89m) × 11ft 9in (3.41m)
Rear facing window overlooking the garden. Wall lights, exposed ceiling beams, extensive built in wooden book shelving, radiator, parquet flooring. Open fireplace with cast iron grate and carved wooden surround, inset tiling and tiled hearth. Door to Rear Lobby.
Study - 17ft 9in (5.27m) × 14ft 4in (4.34m)
Enjoying a triple aspect overlooking the front garden. Two ceiling lights, exposed ceiling beams, single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and cupboards under, floor mounted Worcester oil fired boiler. Attractive Clearview wood burning stove.
Conservatory - 14ft 6in (4.34m) × 13ft 4in (4.03m)
Beautiful addition designed by the current owners enjoying a sunny south facing aspect overlooking the garden. Flooded with natural light through a bank of double glazed windows and overhead roof light. Recessed spotlights, large window seat, two Bi-fold doors opening onto paved seating terrace, marble floor with underfloor heating.
Utility Room - 16ft 3in (4.96m) × 11ft (3.41m)
Fitted with a range of wood fronted floor mounted units with work surface over and inset single sink drainer unit. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Front facing leaded window, exposed ceiling and wall beams, floor mounted Worcester oil fired boiler, walk in pantry with shelving and light, tiled floor. Door to
Suite comprising wash hand basin, low level WC. Exposed timbering, built in book shelf.
Exposed timbering, built in book shelving and low wall cupboards, radiator, stone flagged and quarry tiled floor. Stable door with glazed panel to outside. Doors to
Dining Room - 18ft 4in (5.58m) × 14ft 4in (4.34m)
Located in the oldest part of the house, a charming room with two front facing leaded windows overlooking the front garden. Extensive exposed ceiling and wall beams, magnificent fireplace with stone surround and stone slabbed hearth, fitted wall cupboards, radiator, new engineered oak flooring.
Breakfast Kitchen - 18ft 4in (5.58m) × 14ft 1in (4.34m)
Fitted with an extensive range of wood fronted floor and wall mounted units including display cabinets and plate rack with work surface over. Stainless steel sink drainer unit with cupboard below. Inset oil fired AGA with four ovens and twin hot plates. Space for freestanding electric cooker, space for fridge freezer, space and plumbing for dishwasher. Rear facing windows overlooking the garden, two ceiling lights, exposed ceiling beams, radiator.
First Floor Landing
From the first staircase a landing leads to the master bedroom, two further bedrooms and family bathroom. Exposed original hardwood flooring. Access to roof space.
Master Bedroom - 22ft 10in (6.82m) × 11ft 11in (3.41m)
Rear facing window enjoying sweeping views across the garden. Ceiling light, ornate fireplace with inset grate, two fitted double wardrobes with cupboards over, radiator, polished timber floor. Steps down to
En Suite Shower/Dressing Room - 16ft 9in (4.96m) × 14ft 1in (4.34m)
Luxury refitted suite comprising large walk in shower with raindrop shower head and hand held shower attachment, vanity wash hand basin, low level WC, bidet. Velux window, side facing window, recessed spotlights, part tiled walls, column style towel rail, range of fitted cupboards with hanging rails and shelving, new engineered oak flooring.
Bedroom 2 - 16ft 3in (4.96m) × 10ft 10in (3.1m)
Front facing leaded window, recessed spotlights, extensive exposed timbering, shelving and hanging space, radiator, polished timber floor.
Bedroom 3 - 13ft 10in (4.03m) × 13ft 9in (4.03m)
Rear facing window, ceiling light, ornate fireplace with inset grate, built in shelving, radiator, exposed floorboards.
Suite comprising panel bath with over-bath shower, walk in shower enclosure, wash hand basin, low level WC. Front facing leaded window, exposed ceiling beam, chrome ladder style towel rail, polished wooden floor.
First Floor Landing
From the second staircase in the Music Room a landing leads to two double bedrooms and shower room. Exposed wooden flooring, airing cupboard with slatted shelving.
Bedroom 4 - 17ft 3in (5.27m) × 15ft (4.65m)
Enjoying a dual aspect overlooking the rear garden. Ceiling light, walk in wardrobe, access to airing cupboard, two radiators.
Bedroom 5 - 14ft 7in (4.34m) × 11ft 10in (3.41m)
Front facing window overlooking the front garden and fields beyond. Ceiling light, radiator.
Suite comprising walk in shower enclosure with large overhead shower, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC. Side facing window, radiator, exposed floorboards.
Garage - 36'2" x 11'10" max Open Barn - 56'10" x 19'11" Stone, brick and half timbered BARN incorporating former HOP KILNS. The barn has a phase three electricity supply. There has been some external redecoration and remedial works carried out including a new roof, new timber cladding and new wooden windows to the rear. The barn has the potential to be renovated to provide ancillary accommodation/home office/workshop/childrens games room. Any further redevelopment would be subject to the necessary planning permissions.
White House Farm enjoys a delightful south facing garden which extends in total to approximately TWO ACRES. To the front of the property there is a lawn lined by hedging and established plant borders. Stone steps lead up to the front porch. There is a large gravelled driveway providing parking and turning space for several vehicles. The neighbouring property has a right of access over the first part of the driveway. Immediately adjacent to the rear of the property there is an attractive stone paved seating area with a low stone wall. Steps lead to a further terrace with extensive manicured lawns and sunken pond surrounded by plant and shrub borders. Just beyond the pond there is a rose garden and feature Georgian built well. Gravelled pathways lead to a wooden trellis intertwined with Wisteria and to a small copse planted with a variety of mature trees. An archway separates the formal garden from an orchard, which has an array of apple, plum, damson and pear trees, including a Worcester Black Pear tree. The orchard is interspersed with wild flowers and has a well established vegetable garden surrounded by fencing and beech hedging.
We have been advised that mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Heating is oil fired. Drainage is to a Marsh treatment plant which was installed in June 2020. 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 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 "F" 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 E(44).
By appointment to be made through the Agent's Ledbury Office (Tel: 01531 634648) or Colwall Office (01684 540300)
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From the Agent's Ledbury Office turn left at the traffic lights and continue through the town bearing left onto the Hereford Road. At the roundabout continue straight over onto the A438 signposted to Hereford. On reaching the Trumpet Crossroads, turn right onto the A417 signposted to Leominster. Continue through Ashperton and on leaving the village turn right signposted to Canon Frome. After approximately half a mile take the second turning on the right. Keep left as the road forks and after a short distance White House Farm can be found on the right hand side.
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