Handsome country house with large detached barn and 7.5 acres set in glorious Herefordshire countryside
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Grantsfield, with features from the 16th, 17th & 18th centuries, has been a happy home to the current owners for over 40 years. Here is a rare opportunity for the new owner to undertake a significant project to upgrade and refresh a property of old fashioned, generous proportions unconstrained by any listings. Grantsfield has significant potential for a variety of uses: equestrian, B&B or maybe craft workshops. With vision and energy, Grantsfield is undoubtably a very exciting opportunity!
Character and charm runs through the house with much original detailing; high ceilings and light filled rooms. The rooms to the rear of the house enjoy a wonderful light from the elegant sash windows. In the heart of the house, the kitchen/breakfast room has a welcoming Aga and useful built-in storage units. Sitting conveniently opposite the kitchen is the spacious dining room which could accommodate a sizable dinner party. The spacious drawing room features an open fireplace and enjoys wonderful views over the formal gardens, whilst the generous boiler and utility rooms provide decent storage. The cellar, accessed off the inner hall and adjacent to the drawing room, provides cold storage for all the produce from the kitchen garden, or as an area to lay wine down. The conservatory, which leads off of the sitting room is yet another place to enjoy the splendid views out over the formal and kitchen gardens. A useful study completes the ground floor.
On the first floor, all of the 5 bedrooms have useful built in wardrobes with the master and bedroom 3 enjoying dual aspect. There are two family bathrooms, one of which has built in storage with the second being accessed via a Jack and Jill landing for bedrooms 2 and 3. An additional W.C. can also be found off of the landing. The sizeable space on the second floor could have a multitude of uses: storage, bedroom 6, games room - whatever the heart desires.
This property has 7.5 acres of land.
The charm of Grantsfield is apparent immediately upon arrival at the property. Set off a quiet country lane, the drive falls away to a little courtyard of specimen trees and mature shrubs flanked by the main house and barns which creates a welcoming oasis of lush greenery and tempting glimpes of the wonderful landscaped grounds which surround the buildings.
The mature grounds are the creation of the current owners and the hard work put in over the last 40 or so years has paid off. Lawns and planted borders surround the main house with native broad leaf trees and stone walls adding to the charm. A well-stocked kitchen garden and formal gardens are found off the southern aspect of the house from where the grounds fall away into more open gardens of trees and grassland.
A large patio to the rear of the property is situated to enjoy the fabulous formal garden; the only sound coming from the birds and bees enjoying the abundance of garden plants.
There is a very useful paddock with separate access from the lane and offering tremendous views towards the Wye Valley. It also connects to the gardens by a gateway on the western boundary.
A substantial range of outbuildings, including a most impressive Tithe barn, sit within the 7.5 acres and could be useful for storage of machinery to tend the grounds or housing for animals. The Tithe barn has the potential to be developed into an annexe (subject to usual consents).
Kimbolton lies on the Herefordshire Plateau. Natural England describes the Plateau as having a deeply tranquil rural character and being one of the treasures of the area, as it has largely escaped the pressures of modern development. Kimbolton is a charming village with primary school, village hall, church and public house.
Nearby Leominster offers a wider range of amenities, with the cathedral city of Hereford a short drive further south. Ludlow is within easy striking distance and is renowned for its independent shops, castle ruin, slow food status, superb restaurants and vibrant festivals throughout the year.
The independent sector is well catered for with Moor Park preparatory just south of Ludlow, Hereford Cathedral school and outstanding facilities for older children are available at Malvern College, all within striking distance of Grantsfield.
The National Trust properties of Croft Castle and Berrington Hall are nearby and surrounded by beautiful countryside offering a number of fine walks and riding.
Travelling south on the A49 from Ludlow towards Leominster take the left hand turn to Kimbolton (A4112). Go past the pub (Stockton Arms) on your left then turn immediately right. Stay on this road for 0.8 miles after which the property is found on your right indicated by a name plaque.Read all
- Dining Room, drawing room, sitting room, study, conservatory
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- 5 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
- Attic and cellar
- Kitchen garden, formal gardens and adjacent paddock
- Tithe Barn (Annexe potential - subject to planning)
- About 7.5 acres
- EPC: E
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