Classically built, large Victorian former vicarage in a quiet village location on the edge of the Golden Valley, close to Hereford.
Superb, stone built +7 bedroom former vicarage (4,588 sq ft)
Spacious reception rooms and entrance hall
Self-contained apartment option
Ample parking and well maintained garden
|Location|| * Mileages: Kingstone 2½ miles, Hereford 3½ miles, Ross-on-Wye 16 miles, Hay-on-Wye 17½ miles, Monmouth and Ledbury 19 miles, Abergavenny 22 miles, Malvern 25 miles, Worcester 31 miles, Birmingham 75 miles|
* Road: M50 (Jct 1) 16½ miles, M5 (Jct 8) 35 miles
* Railway: Hereford, Ledbury, Abergavenny
* Airport: Bristol (63 miles), Cardiff (67 miles), Birmingham (71 miles)
|Summary of Features|| * Superb, stone built former vicarage, not Listed (4,588 sq ft)|
* +7 Bedrooms, mostly with en suite facilities
* Spacious reception rooms and entrance hall
* Self-contained apartment, attic & cellar
* Ample parking and well maintained garden
|Situation|| The rural and ancient village of Clehonger is situated just south west of the Cathedral City of Hereford. The name derives from the old English meaning Clay Slope and the settlement is believed to date back to at least the 12th Century. Nestling within the heart of the beautiful Herefordshire countryside, the village is well placed and offers the best of both; a pastoral lifestyle combined with good access to the larger market towns and cities, and good communication links.|
|The Old Vicarage|| * This impressive stone built house sits securely under its clay tile roof and within the modest garden and grounds. This comfortable home has much charm and character and is easy to maintain.|
* A welcoming and wide entrance hall with Clearview wood burning stove leads to two generous reception rooms, both with open fireplaces and large, original sash windows, and the original wooden shutters.
* To the rear of the ground floor there is a self-contained apartment with a private entrance door, until recently this being an aspect of the guest house accommodation. There is ample scope to return to daily living space.
* A rear hall leads to the fitted kitchen with Rangemaster cooker and views to the neighbouring open farmland. A family room and separate utility room with pantry compliment the kitchen and the latter provides a rear door for everyday access.
|The Old Vicarage ctd.|| * A formal front stairs leads to the first floor from the entrance hall, a second “servants” stairway leads to the rear landing from rear hall by the kitchen.|
* To the first floor there are 7 bedrooms and ample landing space with natural light, natural light being a feature throughout this elegant house. 5 rooms have en suite facilities and 2 share the large family bathroom.
* A further, smaller staircase leads to the attic rooms which are currently used as storage (530 sq ft). These provide a great space and plenty of opportunity for a variety of alternative uses. Panelled and boarded with lighting, this could be office space or games rooms.
* Below the house there is a substantial and very useful cellar, which provides excellent storage and workshop space (579 sq ft). There is an internal stair from the rear hall and an external stairway from the drive, with old barrel roll.
|The Outside|| * The property is accessed off Church Road, there is a double parking bay by the front entrance and a gravelled drive beside the house leads to ample parking at the rear of the property.|
* A modest floral bed borders the front of the house and the pedestrian entrance porch, a pathway leads to the south side where the formal garden is laid out.
* The garden provides a well-manicured and attractive lawn with well stocked borders and a water feature.
* A small orchard borders the farmland on the western side and adjacent to this is a secluded alfresco BBQ area which is ideal for entertaining and seasonal dining.
* To the rear of the house is a large gravelled car parking area, a remnant of the guest house incarnation. Whilst some parking will be required, there is scope to create more garden or garaging from this area.
|Services|| Mains electricity, water and gas (central heating/hob). Private drainage (large treatment plant).|
|Broadband|| Fibre broadband connected, 15mbps download.|
|Council Tax|| Band “E” (£2359 2020/21).|
|Local Authority|| Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.|
|Listing|| This property is not Listed.|
|EPC|| Rated "E".|
|Schools|| * Primary: Clehonger, Kingstone, Madley. Further information is available at: herefordshire.gov.uk|
* Secondary: Peterchurch, Kingstone, Hereford. Further information is available at: herefordshire.gov.uk
* Independent: Much Dewchurch (Steiner Academy), Hereford, Monmouth, Malvern and Worcester. Further information is available at: isc.co.uk
|Local|| The pretty, rural village of Clehonger has a thriving community, with a Post Office/Village Store, a primary school a pub and a Village Hall offering an array of activities & classes, as well as a regular bus service between Hereford and Hay. There is a Doctors’ surgery nearby at Kingstone (top rated in County) . Locks Garage at Allensmore (3½ miles) offers an excellent range of local food, wines, plants and flowers, domestic and countryside supplies. The historic Cathedral City of Hereford is only a short drive away and offers more extensive shopping and cultural opportunities.|
|Recreational|| There is a broad range of sporting and recreational activities within the Golden Valley, with the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons and the Wye Valley all easily accessible, an ideal base for walking, golf, fishing, canoeing and exploring the glorious Herefordshire countryside. The National Trust owned Weir Garden is close by at Swainshill. Culturally, the area is host to many festivals, most notably the Hay Festival of Literature and Abergavenny Food Festival. Horse racing is available at Hereford and Chepstow.|
|Additional Information|| The house was built by the Wegg Prosser family in about 1840, the same family who built Belmont Abbey.|
|Postcode|| HR2 9SE|
|Directions|| From Hereford: Head south on the A49 onto the Ross road. Cross over the River Wye and at the first big roundabout (Asda), take the 2nd exit onto the A465 Belmont Road. Continue out of town for about 1.7 miles, passing the right turning to Belmont Abbey. Take the next right turning onto the B4349 signed for Clehonger. Continue for 0.9 miles and take the first right turn into Church Road. This property will be found after a ¼ mile on your left hand side, the impressive stone house. Turn immediately left onto the front parking bay.|
|Viewings|| By prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.|
|Agents Notes|| Grant & Co and their clients give notice that:|
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