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Uphampton, Shobdon, Leominster, Herefordshire

Key features

  • Open plan kitchen/breakfast/sitting room, dining room
  • Drawing room, sitting room, study, boot room, cellar Principal bedroom with ensuite bathroom
  • Further 4 bedrooms (all ensuite), family bathroom
  • Coach House with full planning permission for conversion Barn, summerhouse with bedroom and shower
  • Triple garage with cinema above, tennis court
  • Organic walled kitchen garden, paddock, stables
  • EPC D, about 3.6 acres in all

Property description

Uphampton House is a handsome property, sitting centrally within its plot and surrounded by wonderful mature gardens and grounds in a beautiful rural hamlet setting amongst the rolling Herefordshire countryside.

The house, and original farm, was built in 1861 as the principal model farm for the Lord Bateman estate. The property is an elegant Victorian country house, built to house the farm steward as part of Lord Batemans model farm concept; an innovative Victorian project using all the latest technology including its own railway system.

The grand architectural style is augmented by fine stone detailing. The property has been sympathetically renovated and restorated, resulting in a fabulous country home. A wealth of features can be found throughout the property including high ceilings, large sash & bay windows, decorative mouldings and attractive fireplaces.

The ground floor boasts generous reception space full of original character and marked by high ceilings and tall windows flooding the rooms with lots of natural light. Formal rooms such as dining room, sitting room and drawing rooms are complimented by the comfortable snug and the sought-after open plan kitchen/breakfast/sitting room; so often lacking in the traditional country house market, it is certainly catered for here - it is the heart of the home and really is a superb space that ties into modern life. It is a day room that everyone congregates in.

The elegant staircase rises from a generous hall
which runs front to back. The first floor landing,
off which the bedrooms and bathrooms are arranged, is flooded with light by a roof lantern.
There are five double bedrooms and four bathrooms. They offer great flexibility and all could be considered a principle bedroom. There is also a separate WC off the half landing.

Please note that some of the images have been supplied by the vendor and were taken in Spring 2021.

Local Authority: Herefordshire Council
Services: Private water supply and private drainage. Mains gas and electricity. Gas fired cerntal heating. Superfast broadband available. Council Tax: Band G
Fixtures and Fittings: Only items known as fixtures and fittings will be included in the sale. Certain items such as garden ornaments, carpets and curtains may be available by separate negotiation.
Wayleaves, rights of way and easements. The property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements and rights of way, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

Situated in rolling Herefordshire countryside,
Uphampton House has rural privacy and peace yet is easily accessible from surrounding market towns and national communications.

Nearby Shobdon is a charming village with a village shop to cover everyday needs. A little further a field, historic Ludlow continues to enjoy immense popularity with its independent shops, cafes, delis, pubs and restaurants.

The cathedral cities of Worcester and Hereford
provide further amenities. Hereford recently
benefitting from a £90 million shopping centre including a Waitrose, multiplex cinema and a number of well-known retail brands, whilst The Courtyard is the cultural centre for the arts and theatre.

Communications in the area are good with trains from Hereford and Leominster to Manchester, Newport, Birmingham and Manchester, and London accessible in about 3 hours. The M5 and M50 motorways are within striking distance and Birmingham International is the closest airport.

The surrounding countryside is beautiful and offers some wonderful walks, in particular the Mortimer Trail and National Trust properties such as Berrington Court and Croft Castle.

Quiet country roads, verdant landscapes and
picturesque villages and hamlets provide a superb backdrop for cycling or simply exploring.

There are a range of educational establishments
within the area with several local primary schools within the vicinity as well as a good state secondary school at Wigmore. The independent sector is well catered for with Lucton School a short distance away, as well as Moor Park preparatory and Hereford Cathedral slightly further afield.

The gardens at Uphampton House are delightful and enjoy a landscaped yet low maintenance design. The grounds comprise of immaculate lawns and well-stocked borders set amongst beautiful mature trees, a paddock and stables. The current vendors have created a beautiful walled kitchen garden with greenhouse, pond, a variety of fruit trees along with the essential potting shed. A south-westerley barbeque and entertaining spot is the perfect area for evening drinks.

There are various areas to enjoy inside-out living such as the covered south facing terrace off the kitchen/breakfast room and an immaculate west aspect lawn with summer house.

A well cared for tennis court lies adjacent to the Coach House. Beyond the tennis court is an area planted with wild flowers and 50 sapling trees. Here there is a barn and useful machinery store and little potting shed.

The house is approached over a delightful sweeping drive, which splits to the front aspect and continues to the rear of the house and onto a generous parking area with turning circle and triple garage.

There are further outbuildings to the rear of the house.

The property offers a wonderful opportunity for keeping animals, with a secure and level paddock and stables.

Outbuildings
Triple Garage
An incredibly useful triple garage has electric up and over doors and electric car charging points. There is ample room for 3 large cars and a seprate utility area to the ground floor. The first floor has been coverted to provide a superb home cinema and separate home office.

The Summer House
To one end there is a bedroom and shower room, offering additional accommodation to the main house or indeed for generating an income. The remainder of the summer house has a spacious open sided space with a built-in pizza oven and cooking area, ideal for fabulous al-fresco summer entertaining. This space looks out over an immaculate level lawn, ideal croquet, and would be the perfect spot for an outdoor swimming pool (subject to consent)

The Coach House
The coach house building was converted by previous owners and formerly used as a swimming pool which could be reinstated. The space currently has a carpeted sprung timber floor over the redundant swimming pool. This building also houses the stables, a utility space and adjoining workshop/machinery store.

Full residential planning permission has been granted to convert the Coach House into a separate 3 bedroom property. This means further conversion could result in an annexe, holiday let or be sold off separetely. Further permission may be required depending on use.

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Uphampton, Shobdon, Leominster, Herefordshire

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