Beautifully situated in rolling Herefordshire countryside, a charming and unspoilt detached house, surrounded by its own gardens and land extending in all to approximately 5.5 acres.
Surround by its own land
Quite rural area
Ideal equestrian use
Stables and outbuildings
Dark sky location
Unspoilt detached cottage
Three double bedrooms
Rural, not isolated
5.5 acres of grounds
Nestling in the heart of the Golden Valley in an area of natural beauty, Upper Court is one of a cluster of individual properties and farms, that make up the small rural community of St Margarets. Although set well away from main roads, the area is not isolated, with a range of services easily accessible at the larger villages of Ewyas Harold, Peterchurch, Longtown and Michaelchurch Escley. More extensive facilities can then be found at the ever popular market towns of Hay on Wye (11 miles), Abergavenny (14) miles, and of course, the Cathedral City of Hereford (15 miles) to the north east.
Upper Court is a really rare opportunity to purchase an unspoilt country property which is surrounded and protected by its own land. Available for the first time in approximately 30 years, the house has undoubtedly been much loved and is only available now as the owners are retiring. Constructed predominately of stone, with later extensions, the house has character and charm throughout and currently includes well-proportioned three bedroom living accommodation, whilst offering great potential for further extension and improvement if required (subject of course to any necessary approval).
The gardens are well established and in the main, lie to the front and side, making the most of the southerly aspect. There is a timber stable block, which includes a tack room with its own water supply, and two good sized loose boxes, whilst a separate small barn provides useful covered storage space.
The land is divided into four separate fields that surround the house and gardens and offer any owner peace and seclusion. In total, the gardens and land extend to approximately 5.5 acres with the whole property facing slightly south-east. Upper Court is initially approached by a small country lane and then by its own private driveway which leads to a sizeable parking and turning area. A path then leads to an entrance porch and front door, which opens directly into the sitting room. Here a large stone fireplace has a fitted wood burner and there is a pleasant aspect to the front, over the gardens. The sitting room provides access to a separate formal dining room with a dual aspect and to a central living room, or study, which again enjoys a lovely outlook. A well-proportioned kitchen/breakfast room offers plenty of light and space and forms the main hub of the house. It includes a fitted Rayburn, an excellent range of fitted units, and another dual aspect with direct access to the gardens. The kitchen is then supported by a good size utility room and cloakroom.
On the first floor, there is a large landing which leads to three good sized double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
To the rear of the house, a useful attached workshop or storeroom provides additional space, with the timber stable block lying a short distance away. The large gardens are well enclosed and laid predominately to lawn, with herbaceous and shrub borders, mature cherry tree, former stone pig-cote and patio at one end.
The land is then easily accessed and laid to pasture. It is well enclosed by mixed hedging and ideal for horses or for a small head of stock.
Services and Considerations Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage, lpg central heating. It is not our company policy to test services and domestic appliances, so we cannot verify that they are in working order. Any matters relating to rights of way should be checked with your solicitor or surveyor. Council tax band F. EPC G. Tenure freehold.
Directions From Hereford proceed in a southerly direction on the A465 towards Abergavenny. After leaving the city, bear right onto the B4349 towards Clehonger, Madley, Kingstone and Hay on Wye. At Clehonger, bear left and continue on the B4349 towards Hay on Wye, Peterchurch and Kingstone. Continue through Kingstone village, passing the school on the right-hand side, and at the T junction bear right onto the B4348 again to Hay on Wye, Peterchurch and Vowchurch. Continue for approximately 2 miles, before turning left towards Vowchurch and Michaelchurch Escley. Go past the Church and over the bridge and continue for a further 1.5 miles to the brow of the hill and at the crossroads, turn left towards Michaelchurch and Longtown. Proceed along this lane for approximately 1.5 miles, taking the second left hand turning towards Newton, Bacton and Pontrilas. Proceed along this lane for a further one third of a mile before taking a left hand turning and then take the next right-hand turn into the drive for Upper Court.
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