This property has been removed by the agent. It may be sold or temporarily removed from the market

View similar properties

6 bedroom detached house for sale

Avenbury Lane, Avenbury, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7

Offers in Excess of £1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed 6 bed house
  • Partly converted Cider House
  • Traditional farm buildings
  • Grassland and woodland
  • In all about 179 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Rare opportunity for renovation in an idyllic setting


The Great Venn is found within its own idyllic valley in the heart of the unspoilt Herefordshire countryside. The nearby village of Bishops Frome offers a village shop, church and pub whilst further amenities and facilities can be found at the historic market town of Bromyard. Further afield a more extensive and sophisticated range of shops and services can be found in Ledbury, Malvern, Hereford and Worcester.

The area is well served with schools both state and independent.
Primary schools are located close by at Suckley and Brockhampton whilst the 6th form college at Hereford has an outstanding reputation. Independent schools include The Elms, Malvern College and Hereford Cathedral School.

A variety of leisure amenities are located nearby including a number of golf courses, Hereford and Cheltenham Racecourses and a wealth of shooting and fishing is available locally, notably on the Rivers Wye and Teme.


Of some age, thought to be 17th century in parts, The Great Venn comprises a substantial Grade II Listed farmhouse incorporating an Oast House, together with a Cider House and an extensive courtyard of traditional buildings in a delightful setting and as a consequence, provides a rare opportunity to carry out the full restoration of an historic Herefordshire farmhouse to create an idyllic family home.

The farmhouse and cottage, whilst previously in good order, require extensive renovation. Despite this the house retains a great number of period features. Planning permission and listed building consent was previously granted to carry out renovations of the farmhouse and buildings. Details are available from the agents. It should be noted that the Cider House only has planning permission for occupation as ancillary accommodation.

The gardens and grounds provide further scope and include stone terraces albeit dilapidated, with a fine collection of roses, a tennis court, orchards and ponds.

To the east of the house is an extensive courtyard. To one side is a smaller range of farm buildings whilst to the other is a substantial barn predominantly comprising a wooden frame with tiled roof and stone walling to the gable ends.

Including the gardens and grounds the land runs to about 179 acres in all and comprises a good run of pasture, traditional cider orchards and woodland and would provide the basis for a delightful small shoot.

The property is sold subject to a right of pre-emption over parcel
4850 (hatched on the plan) in the event of any future sale.

Extensive planning permissions were granted for the renovation of the property in 2010 - 2011, brief details are available from the agents. For a comprehensive summary purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries via the Herefordshire Council website by going to the planning section and then searching using the postcode HR7 4JP or visiting the council offices.

Interested parties should discuss their potential purchase with a
solicitor prior to making an offer. This solicitor should be made fully aware that there is very little information available on the property to carry out due diligence in the usual manner associated with a property transaction.

Unaccompanied viewings are not permitted. The structural integrity of the buildings cannot be guaranteed and potentially pose a risk. Do not enter the curtilage of the buildings without supervision.

Prior to making an appointment to view, we strongly recommend that you discuss any particular points which are likely to affect your interest in the property with a member of staff who has seen the property, in order that you do not make a wasted journey.

Acreage: 179 Acres


From M5 - Exit 7 Worcester South, follow the A44 around the south of Worcester. Keep following all signs to Hereford. Take the A4103 to Hereford. Continue for about 6 miles through Fromes Hill, at the bottom of which is the Bishops Frome/Ledbury B4214 Crossroads. Turn right to Bishops Frome and proceed north on the B4214, just before 2 miles turn right (single lane) (having passed through Bishops Frome) to Paunton and follow the brown sign to "Vineyard." Continue down the hill and just before the bottom turn left onto a track. Bear right where the track splits, this is the beginning of the private drive to The Great Venn.

Post Code: HR7 4JP

More information from this agent

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
06 November 2016

Map & Street View

Disclaimer - Property reference CLR160020. The information displayed about this property comprises a property advertisement. makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. This property advertisement does not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Savills Rural Sales, Oxford. Please contact the selling agent or developer directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland.

* This is the maximum possible speed. Broadband speed may be lower at peak times and can be affected by a range of technical and environmental factors. The speed you receive where you live may be lower than that listed above. Fibre/cable services at your postcode are subject to availability. You can confirm availability on the provider's website. The information is provided and maintained by

Map data OpenStreetMap contributors.