Peterchurch, Hereford Guide Price £440,000

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  • Captivating Stone Chapel Conversion
  • Set in The Golden Valley Countryside
  • Extensive Garden Plot - 3/4 of an Acre
  • 3 Double Bedrooms + Ensuite
  • Grid Fed Solar Panels + Wood Pellet Boiler
  • Equidistant to Both Hereford & Hay-On-Wye
  • Large Integral Garage
  • Characterful Features inc. Exposed Stone


A Delightful Detached Victorian 3 Double Bedroom Stone Chapel Conversion, rich in character and offering further conversion potential, set amid extensive gardens in the Golden Valley village of Peterchurch.

Chapel Porch – Stone Rain Porch – Entrance Hall – Cloakroom – Sitting Room – Study/Home Office – Kitchen/Breakfast Room – Laundry Room – Airing Cupboard – Downstairs Shower Room – Principle Bedroom with Ensuite – 2 Further Double Bedrooms – Family Bathroom – Attached Garage – Boiler Room – Driveway with Ample Parking – Summerhouse – Patio – Gardens with Vegetable Plot, Greenhouse & Mini Orchard, Extending Overall to ¾ Acre

Built in 1862, this former Wesleyan chapel has been superbly redesigned to create a lovely family home retaining a host of period features and unobtrusive echoes of its ecclesiastical past. The hugely spacious Attached Garage offers beyond its current incarnation as expansive Workshop and Store, the exciting potential for conversion; subject to all relevant planning permissions. Wesley Place is unexpectedly ‘green’ with an array of grid-fed solar panels and is heated by a wood pellet boiler, benefitting from a pay back of £1352.56 per quarter until 12/12/21 under the Renewable Heating Incentive. The extensive grounds abut rising open countryside with a rarely used right of way.

Peterchurch nestled in the famed Golden Valley, is a bustling village with its own Police and Fire Stations and a thriving community hub at the Village Hall offering Monday coffee mornings and extensive book swap library. St. Peters Church provides a County Library in the clock tower and ‘The Hub’ Cafe Tuesday to Friday. The chapel enjoys an ideal location towards the edge of the village only a short stroll from its many amenities including; convenience store with post office, pub and soon-to-be-opened Italian restaurant. The Ofsted ‘Good’ rated Primary School feeds into the village’s “Outstanding” Fairfield Secondary School. Peterchurch lies an all but equidistant 10 miles from both Hereford City and the book town of Hay-On-Wye renown for its International Literary Festival.


The Property

Porch – Passing between stone pillars with metal gate leads across the front garden and up to the timber Porch with stained glass side windows that provided the original entry into the chapel and retains double wooden doors opening into the Sitting Room.

Entrance Hall – The half-glazed Front Door sympathetically featuring Gothic arch detailing echoed by the windows throughout, opens into the Entrance Hall with lovely square parquet flooring extending into the Sitting Room. Off the Hall lies the Cloakroom, fitted with high shelves and offering copious storage.

Sitting Room – The grandly spacious Sitting Room enjoys triple aspect and exudes character with its exposed stone walls, tongue and groove panelling and most particularly in its feature fireplace. The statuesque stone fireplace, home to a wood burner, retains delightful detailing from its decorative twining stone lintel to the twin stone finials flanking the hearth. The room offers more than ample space for a large Dining Table at which to gather family and friends.

Study – Sharing half of the original stained glass with the Cloakroom next door, the Study offers a malleable space ideal for a Home Office or space for quiet retreat.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room – The classic country Kitchen with riven flagstone flooring is fully fitted with Shaker units warmed by solid wood countertops and features a central island offering ample storage with cupboards and deep pan drawers flanked by pull-out bottle and spice racks. Integrated are double oven with ceramic hob and stainless steel hood above. The electric Aga with remote control is flanked by black granite countertops while to the side the ceramic sink and a half with integral drainer set beneath a window. A half-glazed External Door opens out under the shelter of the stone Rain Porch with its Gothic arch. The Breakfast Room provides ample space for seating with perhaps a lounging sofa beside a family dining table set before French Doors opening out onto a paved patio and the wider private rear gardens.

Laundry Room – Fitted with units and countertops to match the Kitchen, it offers space for both washer and dryer beside the stainless steel sink with integral drainer. The room provides ample space for copious storage while the large fitted Airing Cupboard is home to the hot water tank surrounded by fitted shelving.

Downstairs Shower Room – The fully tiled modern Shower Room features a large corner shower cubicle, WC, pedestal basin and is completed by heated towel rail.

Bedroom 1 – The Principle Bedroom is a carpeted Double featuring an array of fitted double wardrobes storage around the bed position. The room enjoys dual aspect, with a feature low Gothic arch window set within the exposed stone walls, overlooking the front garden to open farmland beyond. The Ensuite offers shower cubicle, WC, pedestal basin and is completed with chrome heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2 – A spacious carpeted Double room with exposed stone wall, enjoying a triple window with views to the village and across open fields.

Bedroom 3 – Also a lovely carpeted Double with its exposed stone wall retaining the stone arch detail denoting the chapel’s original altar position.

Family Bathroom – The spacious Family Bathroom with wood flooring features a free-standing claw foot, full bath and is completed with WC and pedestal basin.

Attached Garage & Boiler Room – Assessed directly from the Hall the expansive Garage offers a great Workshop, provides ample storage and is home to the grid-feeding solar panel manifold. The size and discreet rear position of the Garage means it holds exciting potential for conversion without compromise to the charm of the chapel’s façade. The attached Boiler Room is home to the Okofen wood pellet boiler providing sustainable heating.


Outside

The Driveway offers parking for numerous vehicles while the front garden laid to lawn has a statement fir tree begging for Christmas light illumination. The private rear gardens are expansive with initially a paved patio giving way to a small lawn bounded with flower borders before a brick ‘bridge’ opens to the wider lawn interspersed with mature trees. The small mature orchard of apples, alongside the large vegetable plot with greenhouse and compost bins ensures productive harvests. Meanwhile the Summerhouse offers a lovely retreat beside a small copse of acer, copper beech and silver birch under-planted with snake head fritillary and wild garlic.  The back boundary of the garden bordering the rise of open fields holds the right of way stile while to the far side runs the drainage channel, working in tandem with French drains on the hillside to harmlessly divert excess rainfall from the neighbours.


Practicalities

Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘F’
Wood Pellet Central Heating
Predominately Double Glazed
Mains Electricity & Drainage
Privately Supplied Well Water
Grid-Fed Solar Panels
Fibre Broadband Available


Directions

From Hereford, take the A465 towards Abergavenny, turning right just past Belmont Abbey onto the B4349 for Hay-On-Wye and drive for 4.5 miles. Turn right onto the B4348 to Peterchurch and continue for 4 miles. Proceed through the village, the property is to be found on the right marked with a GlassHouse ‘For Sale’ sign.


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Peterchurch
Hereford HR2 0RY
County: Herefordshire
Sale Type: Under Offer
Ref #: 00001096