A beautiful period and characterful farmhouse with large gardens, useful barn and paddocks in a quiet rural hamlet
Historic Grade II * Listed detached house (2,956 sq ft)
4/5 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite)
Fitted Aga kitchen, 3/4 reception rooms, utility/boot room
Large garden, paddocks, barn, stables, ample parking
|Summary of Features|| * Historic Grade II * Listed detached house (2,956 sq ft)|
* 4/5 double bedrooms, 2 en-suite, family bathroom
* Fitted Aga kitchen, 3/4 reception rooms, utility/boot room
* Large enclosed garden, pond, 2 fenced pasture paddocks
* Good-sized storage barn, 2 stables with attached outbuilding
* Ample gravelled parking area suitable for several vehicles
|Acreage|| In all about 2.64 Acres.|
|Location|| * Mileages: Bodenham 1 mile, Leominster 7 miles, Hereford 9 miles, Ledbury 16 miles, Ludlow 19½ miles, Malvern 20 miles, Worcester 27½ miles, Gloucester 32 miles, Monmouth 35 miles, Birmingham 54 miles|
* Road: M50 (Jct 2) 21 miles & (Jct 4) 22½ miles, M5 (Jct 7) 28 miles
* Railway: Leominster& Hereford
* Airport: Birmingham (63 miles), Bristol (76 miles), Cardiff (78 miles)
|Situation|| The Vauld Farm is located in a secluded and quiet rural position just outside the pretty, rural village of Marden, a short distance north of the Cathedral City of Hereford. Historically known for its Hop fields and the white-faced Hereford cattle, it is still very much an agriculturally-based community today. Nested within beautiful Herefordshire countryside with views to the Black Mountains, this property is well-placed to enjoy a pastoral quality of life within the local community, yet has easy access of the local market towns and regional cities.|
|The Vauld Farm|| * This wonderful property believed to date to c. early 1500s, exudes a great deal of charm with a wealth of character and original features throughout, including exposed beams, wooden and flagstone floors, ledge & brace doors and old bread oven.|
* Country-style fitted Aga kitchen with wooden work surfaces, Belfast sink and quarry tiled floor leads through to a useful utility/boot room with space for white goods and direct access to the garden. A comfortable dining room with inglenook and wood-burner leads off the kitchen.
* There is a wonderfully cosy sitting room with inglenook and wood-burner, featuring substantial and unusual Elm beams and flagstone flooring, which leads through to an inner hallway with two further reception rooms, offering versatile living spaces; one currently used as a 5th bedroom with en-suite.
* Upstairs, there is a spacious Master bedroom with enclosed mezzanine and separate dressing room with access to a “Jack & Jill” bathroom featuring a free-standing roll-top bath and separate shower cubicle. There are 3 further double bedrooms on the first floor, one with en-suite.
|The Outside|| * The Vauld Farm is approached off a quiet rural lane, leading to a substantial gravelled area to the front of the property offering parking/space for several vehicles, including horse lorry, trailer, etc.|
* To the front of the property there is a large feature pond, complemented by mature trees, providing a wonderful haven for wildlife.
* There is a large and enclosed lawned garden to the rear of the property, which offers plenty of scope for keen gardeners; with plenty of room for veg patch, soft fruit cages, chickens, outdoor kitchen/entertaining area(s) etc.
* A block of 2 stables and attached outbuilding provide for a variety of uses/storage, with a further good-sized detached barn in one of the paddocks; ideal for storage or potential to be converted to provide American-style/covered stables (subject to any necessary permissions).
* The two enclosed paddocks and barn lie to the rear/side of the property and are directly accessible via a track leading from the gravelled parking area.
* The property enjoys lovely rural views over the surrounding countryside and farmland, and a quiet, private situation.
|Services|| Mains water and electricity. Electric Aga. Oil fired central heating (new bunded tank), modern combi boiler. Private drainage (new treatment plant installed 2007). Water available to land/paddocks.|
|Broadband|| Standard broadband is connected. Superfast available to connect.|
|Council Tax|| Band “G” (£3,185.12 2019/20).|
|Local Authority|| Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.|
|Listings|| This property is Grade II* Listed.|
|EPC|| Exempt (due to Listed status).|
|Schools|| * Primary: Marden, Sutton St. Nicholas, Lugwardine, Bodenham. Further information available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk|
* Secondary: Leominster, Hereford. Further information available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
* Independent: Hereford, Malvern, Monmouth and Worcester all have some outstanding independent schools. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk
|Local|| The village of Marden has a Church, Primary Academy school, village store and post office. There is also a local community centre which holds a variety of events and is host to several clubs and societies, including a playgroup. Bodenham also has a Doctors surgery and pharmacy. There is a regular bus service to Hereford. Further and more comprehensive amenities, including boutique shops, supermarkets, doctors’ surgeries and county hospital can be found close by in the City of Hereford and Leominster. Further retail opportunities are easily accessible in Worcester and Birmingham.|
|Recreational|| The area offers a wealth of sporting and recreational facilities, including walking, fishing and riding, as well as a range of water sporting activities. The popular Hampton Court Castle & Gardens, are a short drive away and regionally, The Malvern Hills AONB, Royal Forest of Dean and Symonds Yat provide for stunning outdoor activities. A variety of sports clubs can be found locally in Leominster and Hereford. The renowned Hay Festival, Ludlow Food Festival and Ledbury Poetry Festival are easily accessible.|
|Additional Information|| The property was Re-roofed in 2016.|
|Postcode|| HR1 3HA.|
|Directions|| From Burley Gate (A465/A417 interchange): Head north on the A417 for 4.5 miles and after Brockington Hall, turn sharp left by the Englands gate pub. Continue on this road for 1.30 miles and take the next right turn. Follow this road for ½ mile, as you descend the slope, (and just before reaching a small junction) the driveway entrance will be the right and the pond will be clearly visible.|
|Viewings|| By prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.|
|Agents Notes|| Grant & Co and their clients give notice that:|
1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. The Agents have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Fixtures & Fittings Unless mentioned specifically all fixtures & fittings are excluded from the sale.
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