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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire, HR7

Offers in Region of £1,699,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Superb Country House Residence, Finished And Maintained To A High Standard, Circa 4,814 Sq Ft, With Gardens, Paddocks And Equestrian Facilities, In All Approx 9.4 Acres.

Impressive Reception Hall, Breakfast Kitchen, Utility, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Snug, Playroom/Music Room, Ground Floor Shower Room, Spacious Gallery Landing, Master Bedroom Suite With Walk-In Wardrobe And En Suite Shower Room, Three Further First Floor Bedrooms, Second Floor Bedroom. Long Tarmac Driveway, Parking For Numerous Vehicles, Lawned Gardens, Wildlife Ponds, Four Paddocks, Stable Block, Manege, Triple Open Garage, Timbered Building With Potential STPP, Large Workshop/Storage Space. EPC = E.

Bromyard (2.5 miles), Hereford (12), Worcester (17), Gloucester (31), Cheltenham (37), Birmingham (50) and London (150). All mileages are approximate.

Situation: Cuckhorn Farm is situated amongst beautiful Herefordshire countryside close to the village of Stoke Lacy, which offers a church, village hall and public house, along with the Wye Valley Brewery. Further amenities can be found within the market town of Bromyard, including an excellent range of local shops, supermarket, theatre, museums and a leisure centre. The property is also superbly situated for access to the historic city of Hereford and the university city of Worcester.

Description: Cuckhorn Farm is an impressive country house residence, thoughtfully and skillfully created by the current owners. The property was constructed on the site of two former houses in 2003 and incorporates many interesting architectural features including reclaimed stone, brick and timbers, large windows, archways and a gallery landing. Many rooms offers dual aspect views over the gardens and grounds. The house, grounds and ancillary buildings have been finished and maintained to a high standard and could be lived in and enjoyed straight away. The property is approached along a long driveway and is situated centrally within its grounds, which incorporate gardens, paddocks, equestrian facilities and outbuildings, including a barn with potential for conversion to accommodation STPP.

In brief, the accommodation comprises:-

• A porticoed entrance with flagstone floor, exposed stone and brick walls and pitched roof with exposed timbers leads into a very impressive Reception Hall, having part-flagstone and part-oak boarded floor, with exposed brick and beam work and a wide staircase leading to the first floor.
• The Drawing Room has exposed beams to the ceiling and a wood burner set in a brick inglenook upon a flagstone hearth with an oak mantel over.
• The Drawing Room leads through to the Dining Room, with exposed ceiling beams and a large inglenook fireplace having a flagstone hearth and oak mantel over featuring an ornamental grate which could be opened up to use for an open fire. There is a door to outside from these rooms.
• The fabulous Breakfast Kitchen is at the heart of the home and has a terracotta tiled floor and Paul Costello solid ash kitchen with an extensive range of farmhouse style units with granite worktops over, a double granite sink, an oil-fired Aga, double electric oven, dishwasher, space for fridge-freezer and a large central island with plentiful storage under. There is exposed brick, stone and beam work, ample space for a dining table and a door leading to the stone-paved terrace outside.
• Adjacent to the kitchen is a useful Utility Room housing the boiler and having units and worktop matching the kitchen, terracotta tiled floor, space and plumbing for a washing machine, tumble dryer and chest freezer. A door from the utility room leads outside.
• The comfortable Snug features exposed stone and beam work and has a wood burner set in a brick surround on a flagstone hearth, with stairs leading up to:
• The well-proportioned Playroom/Music Room having exposed oak floorboards, exposed trusses and a door leading into the:
• Private Home Office, which is a triple-aspect room with an oak floor.
• The large ground floor Shower Room, along with the other bathrooms in the property, has recently been refurbished and has a ceramic tiled floor, part-tiled walls, a large walk-in shower cubicle and a contemporary vanity unit.
• A wide staircase leads from the reception hall to the first floor and a spacious Gallery Landing with a very large airing cupboard and exposed oak floorboards.
• The sumptuous Master Suite includes a large double bedroom with a useful storage cupboard and a Gallery Landing/Seating Area giving access to a large walk-in wardrobe fitted with extensive built-in shelves, drawers and hanging rail, along with a smart contemporary En Suite Shower Room, having a large walk-in shower cubicle, ceramic tiled floor and part-tiled walls.
• There are three further bedrooms to the first floor. Bedroom Two is a large double bedroom with views over the gardens and grounds and fitted wardrobes having mirrored doors. Bedroom Three is also a double bedroom with lovely views, a great range of fitted wardrobes and an exposed oak floor. Bedroom Four also has an oak floor and a useful, high level storage cupboard.
• From the gallery landing, stairs lead to a Second Floor Bedroom, a very spacious room featuring exposed beams and especially suitable for guests or teenagers.
• The Family Bathroom has a ceramic tiled floor, part-tiled walls, a contemporary free-standing bath with shower attachment, a large walk-in shower cubicle with rainwater showerhead and twin basins set in a modern vanity unit.

Outside, the property is approached over a long, tarmac driveway leading between attractive copper leaf maple trees. There are two substantial, tarmac parking areas providing parking for numerous vehicles. The property is set centrally within its grounds which, in brief, comprise:-

• Lovely maturing gardens with shrubs, trees, lawns, a large duck pond with central island and a further wildlife pool along with a stream along the northern boundary. There is a large stone paved sun terrace accessed from the kitchen, along with a decked area fitted with a hot tub with an oak pagoda over.
• A brick-built, three-car open garage, having a pitched roof with exposed timbers and an adjoining stable block, which includes three stables, a large box for foaling and a tack room.
• A black & white timbered, renovated barn, ideal for use for entertaining and with potential for conversion to accommodation (STPP), having a flexible, open-plan space to the ground floor with a contemporary log burner, cloakroom with WC and oak stairs leading to a first floor mezzanine space.
• A hugely impressive, modern multi-purpose building ideal for use as a workshop, garage or for storage.
• An American stable barn fitted with five Monarch stables and having electric doors and a large concrete hard standing to the front.
• Adjacent is a quality ménage with a well-drained, stone-chipped floor. There are four fenced paddocks along with an orchard with maturing apple and pear trees and a large area of maturing woodland.
• To the side of the house is situated a Hartley Botanic greenhouse and raised vegetable beds.
• There are street lamps, security lights and generous stone troughs throughout the gardens and grounds. Substantial drainage arrangements to the drive and property around the house provide water for the duck pond and overflow with waterfall to the stream.

Services: Mains water and electricity are connected, oil-fired Aga and boiler, private drainage.
Local Authority: Herefordshire County Council - 01432 260000 -

Agent's Note 1: Furnishings may be available to a purchaser by separate negotiation.

Agent's Note 2: The vendors have applied for planning permission to build a new home on land which adjoins Cuckhorn Farm. Please see for more details. Application no. P152759/F: Proposed new build part earth-sheltered dwelling. To include submerged integral garage. A decision on the application is expected on 17th June 2016.

Agent's Note 2: Prospective purchasers should be aware that the building regulations around the re-construction of the property are covered by means of an indemnity insurance.

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09 June 2016


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