A remarkable Grade ll Listed Georgian House with cottages, pool house, superb gardens and grounds of about 56 acres.
The Old Rectory is an elegant Grade II Listed Georgian property which dates back to 1765. The property has been restored sympathetically over the years and has been a wonderful family home to the current vendors for the last 20 years. Many original features have been retained such as decorative cornices, ceiling roses and open fireplaces.
The superb accommodation is spread over three floors with the kitchen/ breakfast room being at the heart of the property on the ground floor. The kitchen is well equipped including a central island and gas fired Aga. It also benefits from views of the beautiful grounds to the front and rear. There are five reception rooms on the ground floor, all of which are of excellent proportions with original fireplaces. The impressive music room is beautifully presented with full length sash windows allowing an abundance of light to fill the room, and French doors open out to a patio area and front lawns. The dining room is conveniently placed just off the kitchen which leads to the spacious hall way, study, drawing room and sitting room. The wonderful, architecturally designed entrance hall has plenty of storage along with a cloakroom.
The large master bedroom with generously proportioned ensuite bathroom and dressing room is located on the first floor, there are three further excellent sized bedrooms, all benefitting from en suites. There are a further four bedrooms and three bathrooms located on the second floor.
The cellars have useful room for excellent additional storage space.
This property has 56 acres of land.
The agricultural land at The Old Rectory lies to the eastern elevation of the main house and comprises approximately 30.5 acres (12.35 ha) of grade 3 arable land. The land is currently included in a wider farming operation which is contract farmed.
There are two areas of woodland one located on the eastern boundary and also a smaller spinney to the northern boundary. The land can be accessed from the main farm entrance or has its own entrance taken from from the public highway. The Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) entitlements are not included within the sale.
The Pool House To the west The Old Rectory is The Pool House. This provides a self-contained three bedroom apartment to the first floor. The ground floor features a large dining room which the current owners use for entertaining and shoot lunch/suppers; it has a useful adjacent kitchenette. Also to the ground floor are changing rooms and showers. The hall way leads to the large indoor swimming pool.
Lot 2/The Cottages There are five additional cottages set back from the main house, all are currently let out on assured shorthold tenancies. They comprise one pair of semi-detached and a terrace of three cottages. In addition a further building has been partially converted for an additional separate dwelling. The cottages benefit from a separate driveway and a range of traditional and agricultural buildings opposite them. A healthy income is derived from the cottages with yet further potential for more. They offer a good return of investment. More details are available from the Agents.
Pudleston is a peaceful village of just a handful of dwellings and a church nestling in the beautiful North Herefordshire countryside.
The nearby market town of Leominster has a full range of facilities and amenities, including schools, independent shops, and a cottage hospital. Ludlow is easily commutable where you will find all of the day-to- day amenities required with good shopping options in its characterful town centre. Ludlow is well renowned for its great food and drink, with several excellent restaurants and pubs in the town.
A little further afield is the cathedral city of Hereford which is within easy reach and has a bustling high street and shopping centre. The Herefordshire countryside surrounding The Old Rectory is fantastic and offers many recreational opportunities including excellent walking, cycling and riding.
Directions: From Leominster head South on the A49 towards Dinmore at the first roundabout take the first exit on to the A44, continue for 5.9 miles until you see a sign post on the left hand side for Pudleston, turn left down here and continue for 3.6 miles, go past the church on your left hand side and turn right at the junction and The Old Rectory if the first drive on your right.Read all
- 5 Reception rooms and kitchen/breakfast room
- 9 Bedrooms, 5 ensuite
- 2 Family bathrooms
- Boot room, utility, cloakroom WC, cellars
- Three double garages
- Indoor swimming pool and Pool House with 3-bedroom apartment
- 5 Cottages
- Lake, formal walled garden, landscaped gardens, paddocks, woodland
- About 56.2 Acres with additional land available by separate negotiation.
- For sale as a whole or in two lots: Lot 1 being house, pool house and about 55 acres, Lot 2 being The Cottages and their immediate grounds.