- No Onward Chain
- Beautiful Private Garden
- Large Carport & Substantial Parking
- Well Proportioned Rooms
- Quiet Setting Away from the Road
- 5 Mins Drive Into Hereford
A characterful and deceptively spacious 3/4 Double bedroom semi detached barn conversion with great interconnected family living across 3 floors, basking in peaceful rural setting near end of quarter mile no-through lane.
Entrance Hall – Sitting Room – Dining Room – Conservatory – Kitchen – Utility – Downstairs WC – First Floor – 3 Double Bedrooms – Family Bathroom – Airing Cupboard – Second Floor – Double Bedroom – Open Landing/Study – Attic Room – Store – Carport – Paviour Patio – Gardens
A delightful family home has been created from the conversion of a 19th century barn, retaining many character features, exposed stone walls and timber beams, artfully married to modern additions such as triple glazing throughout and a stunning timber Conservatory with underfloor heating. The second floor useable attic room also adds to the malleable and interconnected flow of living space and offers an ideal area for work, play or a teenager’s dream retreat.
Mears Croft benefits from a superb rural location set near the far end of a quiet no-through lane stretching quarter of a mile off the country road leading in less than a mile to Holme Lacy village with its Agricultural College offering diverse short courses and hotel with spa and gym. To the front the barn basks in captivating views across open fields of asparagus to the rising ridge of Haugh Woods; an ancient English woodland and haven for walkers and mountain bikers covering 850 acres. Mordiford 3miles away has an Ofsted “Outstanding” primary school while Fownhope 4miles distant offers a host of amenities including; shop, post office, health centre, pubs and butcher. The full city amenities of Hereford lie only 5miles away.
Entrance Hall – Stepping across the stone flagstone entry recessed below the shelter of a rain canopy, the half-glazed timber Front Door opens into the Entrance Hall with hardwood maple flooring running throughout much of the downstairs.
Sitting Room – Featuring exposed stone to two walls topped with timber beams echoed in the wainscoting, the Sitting Room exudes character and warmth. A triple pane window frames lovely views across the front garden with its structural and productive pear espaliers, to open fields and wooded hillsides beyond. Benefitting from dual aspect a single window sits to one side of the chimney breast home to the Morso woodburner.
Dining Room – Beyond glazed, double doors lies the Dining Room, also benefitting from the honey tones of hardwood maple flooring and exposed stone, above which is fitted a full run of open display shelving. To the side a door leads directly into the Kitchen while a tri-fold door opens into the large Conservatory, the practicality of routes typifies the property’s good flow of interconnectivity.
Conservatory – The dramatic statement of the large timber Conservatory with underfloor heating beneath travertine tiles, floods the house with natural light while double French doors open out onto the house-spanning, brick paviour path widening into a Dining Patio to one side, all enclosed in the lovely rear garden. With fitted bookcase to one corner the Conservatory offers a private retreat – the perfect spot to enjoy coffee and the morning papers amid your own oasis of plants. The high cupboard door conceals access to useful roof storage extending over the timber Carport and Store.
Kitchen – The Kitchen is fully fitted in cream units and warmed by solid wood countertops extending into a peninsula with breakfast bar to the far side. It offers an array of storage including; narrow slide-out bottle rack and full-height Larder cupboard with twin sets of both deep and shallow pull-out storage drawers, open shelves above and wire spice rack to the door. Integrated are dishwasher, fridge/freezer, Bosch electric oven with ceramic hob and stainless steel hood above. The stainless steel sink and a half with integral drainer sits beneath a window overlooking the Conservatory.
Utility – Sharing the Kitchen’s tile flooring, the Utility has a Belfast sink and under the solid wood countertop space for both washing machine and dryer. It is home to the oil-fired boiler, benefits from a fully-glazed door opening into the Conservatory and a door leading into the Downstairs WC.
Bedroom One – The first Double Bedroom enjoys hardwood maple flooring and ceiling beam. It benefits from a large window framing glorious views across the front garden to open country beyond and has 4 open display shelves built-in to the corner alcove.
Bedroom Two – The carpeted Double features both an exposed brick column and timber ceiling beam and enjoys a large window overlooking the rear garden with glimpses of Dinedor Hill beyond.
Bedroom Three – The smallest of the Double Bedrooms is carpeted and features a timber-framed quartet of windows overlooking the front garden, open fields to distant hills.
Family Bathroom – With tile floor and recessed lighting the Bathroom features full bath, centre-mounted mixer tap with shower attachment set beneath large wall mirror. It also enjoys a separate shower cubicle and is completed by WC and pedestal basin.
Airing Cupboard – Home to the hot water tank, the Airing Cupboard also provides batten shelf storage.
Second Floor – Off the large square of the first floor landing rises the wood and glass staircase leading up to the converted second floor. To the left opens the Attic room home to the water tanks, providing easily accessible storage and offering the possibility of conversion into an Ensuite; subject to all relevant permissions.
Open Landing/Study – With exposed timber frame beams and twin Velux windows with integral blinds, the initial, carpeted open room offers a highly malleable space ideal for work, music, hobbies or a dedicated Study.
Bedroom Four – Beyond opens a carpeted fourth Double Bedroom with twin Velux framing sweeping views over open country, while to one side are twin built-in cupboards with deep internal storage and hanging rails. The entire second floor offers a dream space for any teenager, home worker or ideal Guest Accommodation.
To the side of the front garden with lawn bordered by productive espalier pears and young specimen trees, lies the gravel Drive before the timber frame Carport, providing ample parking for 2 cars. To the rear of the Carport double doors open into the practical Store, while beneath the catslide of the rear roof is sheltered the oil tank, discreetly concealed by planting. The enclosed rear garden features, along with twin water butts and an outdoor tap, a raised bed of raspberries with maturing rowan, liquidambar and silver birch trees set around a central lawn with mixed planted borders. While the brick paviour patio beside the Conservatory provides a private spot of Outdoor Dining.
Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘D’
Oil Fired Central Heating and Triple Glazed Throughout
Mains Electricity, Water and Private Drainage
Fibre Broadband Available
From Hereford take the A49 South towards Ross-On-Wye. At the St. Martins’ intersection turn left into Holme Lacy Rd and proceed straight for 4miles, travelling out along the B4399 towards Holme Lacy. Before the village turn right, marked by a Glasshouse Property arrow sign, onto the private lane. The property is to be found towards the far end.