Weston, Pembridge Guide Price £575,000

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An Elegant and Beautifully Designed Grade II Listed Barn Situated Just Outside the Historic Herefordshire Village of Pembridge. This Immaculately Presented 17th Century Home has been Renovated to the Highest of Architectural Standards, with Close Attention Paid to Every Aesthetic Detail.

Entrance Hall - Sitting Room - Dining Room - Kitchen - Study - Utility Room - Cloakroom - Galleried Landing- Four Double Bedrooms, Two En-Suite - Family Bathroom - Courtyard - Double Garage / Gym


Sandwiched between the Tudor village of Pembridge and the old market town of Kington, Weston offers an ideal combination of tranquil rural life yet has the convenience of easy access to the delightful market town of Leominster (9 miles), offering a range of independent shops, many antique outlets, primary and secondary schools, a cottage hospital and leisure facilities.

There is a Michelin starred restaurant just 4 miles away and 22 miles away is the historic and gastronomic town of Ludlow, again with traditional vernacular architecture and a thriving market, which hosts many festivals and attractions as well as a wonderful range of top class restaurants.

To the south lies the ancient cathedral city of Hereford (15 miles), offering an extensive range of primary and secondary, state and private schooling. There is a wide range of retail, cultural and leisure facilities in Hereford, with the Cathedral, built in 1079, housing the famous Mappa Mundi and the Chained Library, the Courtyard Theatre, race course and sports grounds to name but a few. The surrounding countryside contains a wealth of black and white villages, with Pembridge as the jewel in the crown of the Black and White Trail.

Rural flora and fauna, artisan cider makers, vineyards and breweries and many annual country shows and rural fairs are just some of the many delights of the area. There is also the interesting border town of Hay on Wye (14 miles), famous for its bookshops and International Literary Festival which is also gateway to the dramatic scenery of the Black Mountains for walking, cycling and bird watching. Finally, the rail network can be accessed in Leominster, less than ten miles away and the motorway network can be accessed at Ross-on-Wye, approximately 30 miles distant or at Worcester, approximately 36 miles distant.


The Property

Converted in 2008, Ferndale is is built of oak weatherboards and Welsh slate, it retains many fine original features including spectacular cruck beams, box timbers and vaulted ceilings with its origins dating back to the early 17th century. The spacious layout is ideal for creating a superb family home set in beautiful surroundings.

The property is approached from the courtyard into an impressive entrance hall with galleried oak staircase, vaulted ceiling, full height windows and Welsh slate flooring. To the right is the spectacular sitting room, with four cruck beams in the vaulted ceiling, double French doors to the courtyard, a large wood burner and beautiful black Italian glass chandeliers.

To the left of the entrance hall is a polished oak floored, light and spacious dining room with bespoke wooden blinds and solid oak brace and latch doors which are found throughout the property.

This leads into a stunning walnut and black granite kitchen with all the integral Whirlpool appliances to be expected in such a conversion. There is a steel, double oven Lofra Professional electric range and extractor hood and a sink island with integral dishwasher.

The Italian limestone flooring extends to a fully appointed utility room then to a separate marble tiled cloakroom. On the southern side of the corridor is a large carpeted study or office.

There is underfloor, water-cooled heating throughout the ground floor and each room has its own handheld, wireless, programmable temperature regulator.

The wide central staircase with oak balustrade passes exposed feature panels of wattle and daub.

The light-filled, galleried landing overlooking the surrounding countryside leads to four beamed and beautifully appointed double bedrooms via a wide, carpeted and box beamed corridor, one of which has a marble tiled en suite shower room.

The family bathroom is equally impressive, with large bath and double shower.

At the end of the corridor is the long luxurious master suite, with vaulted ceiling, a free standing silver ceramic bath on an oak podium, dressing room and en-suite double shower room.

Outside

Ferndale is approached from a private gravelled drive through a five bar gate, crossing a carefully planned and beautifully planted circular courtyard. This is deliberately designed to be a low maintenance garden with heather and lavender borders, fragrant shrubs, climbers and perennial and high quality artificial grass.

The large south west facing courtyard has been created using flagstones and brick paving stones. To the rear of the property is high oak overlapping fencing, ensuring privacy and safety and shielding a flagstone terrace for al fresco dining area.

There is a integrated Double Garage which is currently carpeted and being used as a gym but this could be easily converted back into a large double garage. There is also room for three vehicles on the front driveway.


Practicalities

Council Tax band G: Herefordshire County Council
Mains water (Metered) / Mains electricity
Private Drainage via Biodisc
Oil fired central heating & electricity for cooking
Broadband is available at the property


Directions

From Hereford City, head onto the go Canon Pyon Road (A4110) and follow he signs awards Pembridge for approximately 14 miles. Once you reach Pembridge, head through the village on A44 for 2 miles and you will see a left sign posted to Weston. Follow the road and Ferndale is the first barn on right hand side with high wooden fence around it. Remain on that road to the end of the fence, at driveway is a GlassHouse sign going right. Proceed past The Cider House and follow drive round to the right, past a four vehicle carport. Park in space beside the carport and Ferndale is large L shaped barn through five bar gate, with heritage green wooden doors.


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Weston
Pembridge HR6 9JE
County: Herefordshire
Sale Type: Exchanged
Ref #: 00000238