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Checkley, Hereford Guide Price £600,000

Sold STC
  • Private, quiet rural location - along a private drive
  • Currently offering 3 double bedrooms, but easily adapted into 5 or 6 further double bedrooms
  • Approxmiately 2 acres of paddocks / orchards / land
  • Stunning elevated views
  • Annex potential without the need for further building work
  • Double Detached Garage
  • Location must be viewed to be appreciated


A spacious, versatile and adaptable three, four or five bedroom detached home. Checkley Fields is superbly located, individually designed and spacious throughout; offering elevated panoramic views across 2 acres of Orchards and Paddocks within the rural village of Checkley close to Hereford. For the discerning purchaser, the property presents an unique opportunity to adapt the layout into a 5 or 6 bedroom family house without losing character or compromising space.

Oak Framed Porch - Entrance Hall - Drawing Room - Sitting Room - Further Reception / Bedroom 2 - Shower Room - Study / Office - Utility / Boiler Room - Kitchen / Family / Dining - Room - Master Bedroom; with En-Suite Bathroom - Bedroom 3 - 2nd Shower Room - Mature Gardens - Detached Double Garage - Orchards / Paddock - Superb Elevated Panoramic Views

The Location

A superbly located, individually designed and spacious detached family home with stunning views and 2 acres of Orchard/Paddock being within the rural village of Checkley close to Hereford. Checkley Fields is an individually designed, spacious house with features that take advantage of the charming rural location and stunning views. Built 20 years ago from handmade bricks, with oak and Iroko double glazed windows and doors, under floor heating throughout and some slate and clay floors, the adaptable accommodation is ideal for all family needs. There is scope for a self contained ground floor suite or treatment/consulting rooms and the balconies to the master bedroom and kitchen/family room maximise access to the delightful elevated aspect this property affords. Offering a mature garden, orchard/paddock and large double garage, this is a tremendous lifestyle opportunity for those looking for a rural, yet accessible, location. 

The property is situated at the end of a drive on the edge of the rural village of Checkley close to the popular and well serviced village of Fownhope. Facilities include a Doctor’s Surgery, shop, Post Office, Butcher, membership only Health Leisure/Spa Centre, Pubs and Restaurants. The stunning, surrounding countryside provides the opportunity for walking, canoeing and many other rural pursuits. The Cathedral City of Hereford is just 7 miles away with a full range of shops, leisure facilities, restaurants, services and mainline railway links to London, Oxford and Birmingham. The historic market towns of Ledbury, 10.5 miles and Ross-on- Wye, 12 miles, offer further areas of interest and a good range of independent shops. The larger cities of Worcester, 25 miles and Gloucester, 24 miles, provide additional facilities and motorway access is via the M50 4 miles south of Ledbury.

The Property

Porch - A charming oak framed porch with clay tiled floor and side window.

Entrance Hall - With attractive slate floor, picture lights and door leading to a large, under stairs cupboard.

Drawing Room - A superb, light and exceptionally spacious reception room with triple aspect outlook and glazed doors out to the terrace. The large windows take full advantage of the views and the room is complemented by a timber floor and recessed ceiling lights.

Sitting Room - A reception room with a Victorian style fireplace, ornate surround, clay tiled hearth and recessed ceiling lights. Fitted alcove cupboards and shelving, by the side of the chimney breast, provide valuable storage space and the south facing picture window permits distant views across the attractive front garden and orchard.

Study/Office – Door from the Sitting Room leads to the useful study/office with window.

Further Reception Room/Bedroom - With French doors out to the front terrace and west facing window. A door leads into the lobby.

Shower Room - With tiled floor, half-tiled walls, corner shower unit, basin and low level W.C.

Rear Lobby - Clay tiled floor and hardwood door to the garden.

Utility/Boiler Room - Space for washing machine, Belfast sink, hardwood door to the garden and free standing Kidd oil fired central heating boiler.

Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room - Situated on the first floor is this stunning room with high ceilings, external timber staircase to the ground floor and French doors from the dining area onto a full width sun balcony with spectacular, southerly views. The dining/conservatory area has Iroko framed glazing, clay tiled floor and pitched roof with fitted blinds. The central, living part of the room has a feature brick chimney breast with wood lintel and inset wood burning stove. Built in hardwood shelving and cupboard space provides additional storage and a dedicated Hi-Fi area. The bespoke kitchen area has a clay tiled floor, exposed timbers, inset lighting, handmade oak fronted floor and wall units, larder cupboard, plate rack, polished granite work tops, built-in Stoves double oven, Bosch stainless steel five ring propane gas hob, extractor unit, space for a fridge/freezer and a double ceramic sink.

Master Bedroom Suite - A beautifully light and particularly spacious room
with dual aspect windows and French doors to the small, westerly facing
balcony. There is a good range of fitted wardrobes and cupboards
providing ample storage, recessed ceiling lights and wall lights.
The Spacious En-Suite bathroom - has a tiled floor, a white suite of a steel
enamelled bath with telephone style taps, WC and vanity unit with inset
basin, glass fronted cupboards, shaver point and a fully tiled, separate
shower cubicle.

Bedroom Two - Enjoys superb views to Marcle Ridge, fitted cupboards,
large desk with drawers and recessed ceiling lights.

Shower Room - With a slate floor, tiled corner shower unit, WC, vanity unit
with inset basin and large mirror.

Outside

Checkley Fields is approached from a private drive with ample parking space and a further driveway extends to the rear of the property with additional parking and access to: 

Double Garage - this large, brick built double garage has electric up and over doors, lighting, power points, windows and a side door. 

Garden - the property has a paved walkway around the house and terracing to the front, with uninterrupted views of the orchard and beyond. Year round interest is provided by established shrubs, mixed beds, herb garden, a productive vine, apple tree and an attractive Wisteria clothing the front wall of the house. Extended terracing provides a southerly entertaining area with a framework of Honeysuckle and Clematis climbing up the supporting timbers of the balconies. To the eastern side of the house is an area of lawn. 

Orchard/Paddock - Extending to approximately 2 acres, this traditional cider orchard/paddock area has a separate, gated vehicular access and stock proof fencing.

PRACTICALITIES

» Council Tax Band G
» Oil Fired - Under-Floor Heating
» Private Bore Hole Water
» Private Drainage
» Mains Electricity
» Broadband Connected
» Propane Cylinders for Kitchen Hob
» Approximately 2 Acre of Grounds/ Paddock/Orchards

DIRECTIONS

Leave Hereford City on the A438 as for Ledbury. Continue through the villages of Lugwardine and Bartestree then after a further 1.5 miles take the right turn (on the left hand bend) as for Dormington and Mordiford. Continue for a further 0.75 mile then just beyond a large pylon take the small left turn signposted Priors Frome. Follow the lane then at the T junction, turn right then bear left almost immediately for Woolhope and Checkley. Follow this road for exactly one mile; note the letter box on the left, drop down the hill for a short distance then turn left into a private driveway signposted Checkley Fields.


Checkley
Hereford HR1 4ND
County: Herefordshire
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: Checkley Fields

Checkley
Hereford HR1 4ND
County: Herefordshire
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: Checkley Fields
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