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A Stunning 5 Double Bedroom Grade II Listed 17th Century Farmhouse, offering ideal multigenerational living and established income from Attached Holiday Lets, all within truly idyllic 2.3 acre setting with stables and small paddock.
Front Porch – Dining Room – Sitting Room – Parlour – Family Room – Kitchen – Larder – Utility – Downstairs Shower Room – 4 Double Bedrooms – 2 Bathrooms – Airing Cupboard – Further Separate Double Bedroom & Bathroom – 3rd Storey Home Office & Small 6th Double Bedroom
Attached Holiday Lets:
Dees Cottage: Accessible Ground Floor – Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Living Room – Shower Room – Double Bedroom
Cider Press: External Steps to First Floor – Sitting/Dining Room – Kitchen – Shower Room – 2 Double Bedrooms
Gardens & Grounds:
Circular Driveway – Open 2 Car Garage with Attached Laundry – Stabling Block of 3 Loose Boxes with Tack Room – Paddock – Extensive Raised Bed Vegetable Plot with Small Orchard – Oak Frame Gazebo – Garden Shed with Lean-To Log Store – Stone Paved Entertaining Terrace – Encircling Gardens – Medieval Lake with Summerhouse
This splendidly impressive property has been sensitively restored over the past 20 years to create a large and welcoming family home steeped in character and history; with its 17th century façade embracing the exposed timbers of the 15th century structure within. Yet it is well able to shelter the most demanding of modern families, offering ready scope for multigenerational living either within the attached original timber Bake House or utilising the easily accessible ground floor of the Cider House Holiday Let. The Stable Block and Paddock are sure to delight any pony-mad youngsters while a thriving Holiday Let business ensures an income stream.
The farmhouse basks in a truly idyllic location with mature gardens giving way to the expanse of a medieval fish pool with a sweeping backdrop of open farmland and the rise of Credenhill Woods. For leisure, beyond ample dog walking routes up into the Woods and local nature reserve, Wormsley Golf Club is a mere 2 miles away. The village of Credenhill itself is only 1.5 miles and offers many amenities; Ofsted “Good” primary school, large general stores, post office, excellent Chinese restaurant, community centre and sports facilities. Tillington is 3 miles offering shop and popular gastropub while the City of Hereford is 6 miles.
Front Porch – The double doors of the Porch with half wall and glazing shelters the original Front Door.
Dining Room – The characterful room features exposed timber beams, original flagstone flooring and a curved plaster wall concealing an alcove.
With a large original casement window framing lovely views over the front gardens, with cottage garden-style deep flower borders of roses and scrambling clematis, the Dining Room offers a delightfully convivial space with ample room in which to gather family and friends.
Sitting Room – A wonderfully traditional room with original window overlooking the front gardens, it benefits from exposed beams and the rich hues of original narrow-board wood flooring. The Sitting Room is made welcoming by the large fireplace, home to a multi-fuel stove set upon a flagstone hearth. The fire is surrounded by a wooden mantel and features a tall, built-in set of cupboards to the side.
Parlour – The Parlour features a multi-fuel stove set within an exposed stone fireplace and offers a malleable and more intimate space within the home, ideal for either serious study as perhaps dedicated Library, Music Room or for more leisurely pursuits.
Family Room – A deep step down from the Kitchen leads directly into the attached Bake House, retaining from its original function a large open fireplace, now home to a Severa multi-fuel stove alongside an original bread oven. The room provides an ideal space for relaxation and family time, offering a Playroom for youngsters, Rumpus Room for teenagers or private retreat for older generations. It also benefits from French doors opening out onto the stone Terrace and basks in stunning views across the rear gardens.
Kitchen – The bespoke traditional country Kitchen is simply fitted with twin dressers and solid wooden units that purposely conceal evidence of modernity. Beneath a large window framing the sumptuous views across the rear gardens and lake the Butler sink, with free-standing ceramic drainer and Perrin and Rowe mixer tap, is flanked by units concealing space for dishwasher and under-counter fridge. The single dresser provides full larder cupboard with fitted shelving and spice racks to the doors, with below soft-close drawers and double cupboards. One side of the twin dresser opens to reveal a Breakfast Cupboard with fitted shelving and sockets to support microwave/toaster while also usefully providing space for Kitchen ‘Office’ with paperwork and recharging phones/tablets hidden for view. The exposed stone fireplace is home to the oil-fired Redfyre range featuring an electric grill function within the lower oven. The Built-in Larder benefits from fitted shelving.
Utility – The Utility is home to the oil-fired boiler and hot water tank and offers an ideal Laundry with ample space for washing machine and further fridge/freezer. It is also home to the Hereford-made, cast-iron range originally used in the Kitchen, now surrounded by practical fitted storage.
Downstairs Shower Room – The useful Downstairs Shower Room features corner cubicle shower, WC, pedestal basin and large chrome heated towel rail.
Bedroom 1 – The carpeted Double Bedroom features an original fireplace with decorative cast iron grate and painted mantel. The spacious room delights in a large window overlooking the rear gardens and lake, giving an ideal view of the lake’s many avian visitors.
Bedroom 2 – Also revelling in captivating views over the rear gardens, the second Bedroom is a lovely carpeted Double, further benefitting from a built-in wardrobe with fitted shelving to one side and hanging rail to the other.
Bedroom 3 & 4 – Both carpeted Double Bedrooms with windows overlooking the front gardens and open countryside beyond.
Bathrooms – Both Bathrooms feature full baths with shower attachments, WCs and pedestal basins, one is completed with large, chrome heated towel rail. On the Landing lies the Airing Cupboard.
Bedroom 5 – The first floor of the Bake House offers a characterful fifth Double Bedroom enjoying dual aspect and benefitting from fitted double wardrobe. With the adjacent Bathroom featuring exposed timber beams, free-standing full bath, WC and pedestal basin, the floor combines to offer private Guest Accommodation. While the floor above offers 2 further rooms - a dedicated Home Office with views over the rear grounds and a smaller Sixth Double Bedroom, currently laid out as a Twin.
Attached Cider House – The Ground Floor with ease of accessibility provides a lovely open plan space with defined, carpeted Sitting Room, with ample space for dining table set beside the open Kitchen with tile flooring; fully fitted with oven with ceramic hob above, stainless steel sink with drainer and integrated under-counter fridge. There is a spacious Shower Room with Walk-in Shower enclosure, WC and pedestal basin. The Apartment is completed by carpeted Double Bedroom. The Upper Floor apartment offers an open plan Sitting/Dining space with separate fitted Kitchen, separate Shower Room and 2 Double Bedrooms.
The sweeping gravel Driveway leads to the open-fronted 2 car Garage with its integral Laundry Room servicing the Holiday Lets. The stunning Vegetable Garden with large Shed and Log Store, offers 8 raised beds filled with an array of flowers and herbs flanked by mature fruit trees. To the far end lies an oak-frame Gazebo with slate roof offering a discreet and shaded spot for respite. Bordering the Vegetable Plot is the Stable Block comprising 3 loose boxes with their original Victorian dividers, end Tack room and outside tap beside the small Paddock; with scope to enlarge.
Spanning the rear of the house lies the wide stone paved Entertaining Terrace - stunning for al fresco dining and giving way to an open lawn bounded by a stone wall cloaked in flowering plants and revelling in truly enchanting views over the lower lawns and across the spring-fed lake - part of a necklace of medieval fish pools created for the nearby Augustine priory. A true wildlife haven edged by native yellow flag irises and rushes, the lake is visited by geese, ducks and even occasionally otters whose antics may be observed from the Summerhouse, a cosy retreat with wood burner.
Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘F’
Oil-Fired Central Heating
Original Single Glazed Casement Windows
Mains Water & Electricity
Private Drainage with Bio-Digester
Fibre Broadband Available
From Hereford take the A438 towards Brecon. At the Whitecross roundabout take the second exit onto Kings Acre Road. In 1.5 miles turn right onto the A480 to Credenhill and follow the road straight beyond the village. In 2 miles turn right at the sign for Brinsop and proceed for 100m. The property is to be found on the right, ignoring the first driveway marked White House Farm, pass the house and turn immediately right into the circular driveway.
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