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This outstanding Detached Period Country House stands in beautiful wooded gardens including a moated island in an unspoilt hamlet amidst Herefordshire's finest rural surroundings. The accommodation includes 3 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms, bathroom and 2 shower rooms, breakfast-kitchen with Aga, utility room, 3 holiday cottages, Oast House outbuilding, large paddock about 5.41 acres,
Situation and Description
The Vauld House Farm stands in a tranquil setting in lovely rural surroundings in a small hamlet amidst some of Herefordshire's finest countryside. The idyllic location is approached only over narrow country lanes and the property has easy access to Hereford (7 miles), Leominster (7 miles) and Bromyard (8 miles). Excellent village amenities are available in nearby Marden and Bodenham.
The house dates from the early 1800s and has handsome stone elevations under a slate roof. The main house offers really spacious accommodation ideal for family occupation and has the benefit of oil-fired central heating. The interior is superbly appointed with quality fittings throughout which blend with period features including exposed ceiling and wall beams to many rooms. The land combined with the Oast House and stables would provide an excellent equestrian facility, and the adjoining 2 bedroom cottage and 2 oast house flats would provide an income from their use as holiday lettings.
with glazed front door to
Impressive Entrance Hall
Exposed ceiling and wall beams, two radiators, feature lath wall panel, room thermostat and decorative tiled floor.
Wide window bay with three double radiators, carpet, seating recess and windows with front and side aspect.
Fireplace with tall display mantel, hearth and fitted Villager woodburning stove, carpet andwide window bay with radiator and lovely outlook over feature pond.
with stone feature wall, shelving and through access to
Superbly appointed Breakfast/Kitchen
Range of quality fitments including hardwood and granite worktops comprising 1 1/4 bowl single drainer sink top with mixer tap inset in to wide worktop with extensive cupboards and integrated Bosch dishwasher and illuminated wine cooler below and refrigerator below, four eye-level wall cupboards, two pull-out larder cupboards with shelving, recess with oil-fired AGA cooker, tiled floor, storage cupboard, sunken ceiling lights and dining corner with fitted bench seating.
Inglenook-style fireplace recess with stone surround and fitted Villager woodburning stove, carpet, exposed ceiling beams, two storage cupboards with shelving and window with seating and side aspect.
with tiled floor and cupboard housing oil-fired boiler with electronic programmer control providing heating and hot water.
Single drainer sink unit inset in to full-length worktop with storage cupboards and space below, three eye-level wall cupboards, tiled floor, radiator, built-in storage cupboard and door to garden.
Tiled shower cubicle with mains fitment, vanity wash basin with mixer tap and shelving below, low-level WC, extractor, tiled floor and ladder-style radiator.
First Floor Galleried Landing
Carpet (also fitted to staircase), radiator, trap to roof storage space and window with outlook on to side garden.
Wide window bay with splendid front aspect, two radiators, carpet, built-in wardrobe with shelf and hanging rail and doors to Dressing Room with sunken ceiling lights and carpet and En-Suite Shower Room with large tiled shower cubicle with mains fitment, vanity wash basin with mixer tap and adjoining storage cupboards,drawers and mirror with lighting above, tiled floor and sunken ceiling lights.
Wide window bay with lovely outlook over front garden, three double radiators, carpet and three fitted wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving.
Sloping ceiling with exposed beams, stone feature wall with display niches, carpet, radiator and window with rear outlook.
Carpet, window with front aspect and fitted single bed base with shelving recess.
Sloping ceiling with exposed beam, double radiator, carpet and window with outlook over side garden.
Large Family Bathroom
Panelled bath with mixer tap and hand-held shower attachment, tiled shower cubicle with mains fitment, two vanity wash basins each with mixer taps and storage cupboards below, low-level WC, two bathroom cabinets with mirror doors and overhead lighting, tiled floor, sunken ceiling lights and cupboard housing hot water strorage tank.
THE COTTAGE Ground Floor Kitchen/Diner
Range of oak fronted units including 1 1/4 bowl single drainer sink unit inset in to worktop with cupboards below, adjoining worktop with cupboards and drawers below, wide worktop with cupboards, drawers and space with plumbing for washing machine below, two eye-level wall cupboards, two wine racks and two glass fronted china display cabinets, split-level cooker including four-plate Halogen hob with overhead extractor and integrated oven below, wood-effect flooring, double radiator and understairs store cupboard.
Double radiator, boarded dado, carpet, exposed ceiling beams and windows with outlook to the front and side.
Inner Lobby with radiator and storage cupboard.
Wide panelled bath with mixer tap and shower fitment, low-level WC, pedestal wash basin, ladder-style radiator and tiled floor.
First Floor Landing
Trap to roof space and carpet (also fitted to staircase).
Double radiator, carpet and two windows with front aspect.
Radiator, carpet, windows to front and side and access to the En-Suite Shower Room with shower cubicle, vanity wash basin with mixer tap, low-level WC and tiled walls with dado.
THE CIDER HOUSE - Ground Floor Flat
L-Shaped Living Room with Kitchen Area
Carpet, heating/AC unit, single drainer sink unit inset in to worktop with cupboards and drawers below, additional worktops with storage and cupboards below, three eye-level wall cupboards and part-tiled floor.
Carpet, window with front aspect and door to En-Suite Bath Room comprising panelled bath with overhead electric shower fitment and screen, pedestal wash basin, low-level WC, extractor and fitted carpet tiles.
THE MALTINGS - First Floor Flat
Entrance Lobby approached over external staircase and through stable door.
Boarded floor, exposed ceiling and wall beams and Kitchen Area with single drainer sink unit with cupboard below, adjoining worktop with integrated refrigerator, four-drawers and storage below, double eye-level wall cupboard and split-level cooker including four-plate Halogen/ceramic hob with overhead extractor and integrated oven below, electric heating/AC unit.
Front Entrance Lobby with separate approach over front Granary steps.
Built-in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving, Airing Cupboard with lagged hot water cylinder and immersion heater, carpet and access through to
Shower cubicle with electric fitment, pedestal wash basin with mixer tap, low-level WC, heated towel rail (electric) and floor covering.
The Cottage, Holiday Flats and Outbuildings
The Cottage is a 2-storey property situated across a small yard at the rear of the main house, has the benefit of propane gas central heating and comprises:
The 2 Oast House Flats adjoining the cottage each have the benefit of an LD Inverter Electric heating/Air Conditioning unit, and include
The Cider House, which is situated on the ground floor includes
The Maltings is a first floor flat with 2 external access staircase, and includes
The outbuildings include an open 2-bay carport, adjoining stables and the substantial brick-built Oast House which adjoins the cottage accommodation and has potential for further residential conversion, subject to planning consent. The Oast House has 3 interconnecting store rooms and overhead attic space (tbc).
Gardens and Grounds
There is an impressive gated entrance with a long gravel driveway sweeping across the front of the house to the open yard providing access to the garaging, stables and holiday cottages. The yard provides extensive parking. The gardens include many mature trees which provide a parkland-type setting to the main house. Adjoining the driveway there is a large lawn and the front garden has a lovely water feature including an island accessed by a foot bridge, and surrounded by a small moat. From the yard there is gated access into the large paddock which is level and down to pasture. The gardens and grounds extend in all to 5.41 acres.
Mains electricity and water are connected. Drainage is to a private disposal tank. The Main House: oil-fired central heating. The Cottage: propane gas central heating. The Cider House and The Maltings; LD electric inverter/air conditioning fitments.
Rights of Way
The property is subject to any rights of way which may exist.
From Hereford proceed north down Aylestone Hill to the major roundabout and take the 2nd exit signposted Sutton St Nicholas and Bodenham. Continue for 7 miles and before reaching Bodenham continue past Lower Venn Farm and then take the next turning left signposted Vauld and Litmarsh. Continue 0.6 of a mile and Vauld House Farm will be found on the left-hand side immediately past the first road junction. Access to the property is best gained 75 yards further along on the 2nd approach driveway.
The vendors are retaining the block of agricultural buildings and some of the land at the rear, which could be acquired by separate negotiation.