Underdown, Gloucester Road, Ledbury, HR8 2JE

2 Bedroom Apartment / Flat

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  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 1 Reception Rooms


  • Two Bedroom Impressive Grade II Listed Second Floor Apartment
  • Delightful Communal Mature Gardens & Grounds Extending To Approx. 2.5 Acres
  • Conveniently Situated On The Outskirts Of Ledbury Town
  • Fine Features Including Oak Flooring, Open Fireplaces & Cornicing.
  • Allocated Parking And Visitor Parking


A Most Impressive Two Bedroom Grade II Listed Second Floor Apartment Offering Spacious Accommodation Of Immense Character Set In Delightful Mature Communal Grounds Extending To Approximately Two And A Half Acres And Enjoying Superb Views. EPC E NO ONWARD CHAIN

Location & Description

Ledbury is a thriving and expanding town 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.

Underdown is the former mansion house and buildings of the Biddulph family, believed to have been converted in the late 1980's to create five apartments and five houses. Apartment 4 occupies the second floor within this most imposing Grade II listed period property, conveniently situated on the outskirts of Ledbury town and set in delightful communal gardens and grounds extending to approximately 2.5 acres. The accommodation benefits from gas fired central heating and there are many fine features including oak flooring, open fireplaces and decorative cornicing. At ground floor level there is an impressive entrance porch which leads through to an inner hallway with stairs to the second floor. The apartment comprises a private reception hall, large sitting room, master bedroom, guest bedroom, inner hallway with fitted cupboards and illuminated bookcasing, luxury fitted bathroom, a spacious kitchen/breakfast/family room enjoying wonderful garden views and a separate utility room. It should be noted that approximately half of the attic space of the mansion house belongs to Apartment 4, this can be accessed via a loft hatch and drop down ladder in the guest bedroom. This space offers considerable potential for conversion (subject to the necessary planning consent). The joists have been replaced to accommodate living space and all the services have been carried up to the loft. At present the whole area has flooring and there is electric light and power. In addition planning permission and listed building consent have been granted for two roof windows. The accommodation comprises (with approximate dimensions):

Impressive Entrance Porch

Entrance Hallway

With feature period fireplace. Polished wooden floor. Two large sash windows to front, door off leading to inner hallway with the staircase which gives access to the first and second floor.



Private Reception Hall

With sliding glazed doors. Feature butlers bell. Original English oak flooring. Coving. Inset bookcasing.

Livng Room - 20ft 1in (6.2m) × 17ft 5in (5.27m)

With period open fireplace (a gas point is fitted so this can be converted to a living flame if required). Decorative cornicing with underlighting, dado rail, ornate moulded ceiling rose, French oak flooring. Two radiators. TV aerial point, two telephone points (one of which is broadband), Bang & Olufsen speaker in the ceiling for integrated sound system. Ceiling downlighters and central pendant light. Unusual curved wall with three sash widows with original shuttering and enjoying a superb outlook over the gardens and countryside beyond. A doorway off the living room gives access to a boiler room housing the gas central heating boiler and hot water tank with a sash window to the side.

Master Bedroom - 19ft 3in (5.89m) × 11ft 3in (3.41m)

With feature period open fireplace, cast iron radiator, double radiator. Shuttered sash window to front enjoying superb views. TV and telephone points. Two concealed doors giving access to a large walk in wardrobe 17' x 4' with automatic lighting and power points.

Guest Bedroom - 12ft 8in (3.72m) × 12ft 2in (3.72m)

With feature fireplace, cornicing, ornate moulded ceiling rose, two over bed lights, six ceiling downlighters. Double radiator. Sash window to side with lovely views. Concealed door giving access to a built in wardrobe with automatic lighting and power points. Access to roof space.

Inner Hall

With feature archway and English oak flooring. Concealed radiator with decorative screen. Fitted cupboards and illuminated bookcasing. Feature panelling with inset low voltage lighting with mirrors over.

Luxury Bathroom

With white slipper bath with ornate nickel mixer taps and shower attachment. Twin wash hand basins inset in marble mosaic covered cupboards with storage space beneath. Large tiled shower cubicle with thermostatically controlled shower. Wall mounted WC. Cast iron radiator. Five inset ceiling downlighters. Built-in cupboards. Tiled floor with underfloor heating. Sash window to rear with fine outlook.

Breakfast Kitchen/Dining Room - 21ft (6.51m) × 15ft (4.65m)

Curved feature wall with three shuttered sash windows with wonderful outlook across the communal garden and Herefordshire countyside beyond. Fitted with a range of hand crafted units to include wall mounted cupboards, base units and drawer packs with concealled lighting and oiled oak work surfaces over. One and a half bowl ceramic sink unit with brushed nickel mixer tap with water filter .Original fireplace surround housing an Elan range-style cooker with integral extractor fan. Double radiator and cast iron radiator. Nine inset ceiling downlighters and two pendant lights.

Utility Room - 7ft 10in (2.17m) × 4ft 11in (1.24m)

With stainless steel sink with pull-out spray tap. Plumbing for washing machine. Fitted shelving. Single radiator. sash window to side.


Underdown is approached off the Gloucester Road by a long sweeping driveway flanked by deep lawns which are planted with an abundance of spring bulbs and a variety of mature trees and shrubs. The communal gardens and grounds which extend to approximately 2.5 acres are a true delight, with seating areas to enjoy the wonderful parkland setting. There is allocated parking with additional visitor parking available.


We have been advised that mains electricity, gas 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 imply 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 formally 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 ground rent of £50 per annum payable and a monthly service charge of £85.00 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 E (50).


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.

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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 immediately after the tennis club and just before the roundabout.


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