Excellent Equestrian Facilities in Upton Bishop
- Equestrian with American Barn with 7 Stables
- 'Olympic' Size Arena installed by Pegasus Arenas
- Separate Kitchen, Tack, Room, Feed Store & Cloakroom
- Outbuildings including Barns & Approximately 6 Acres
- Triple Garage with Room over
- Four En-Suite Bedrooms
- Fabulous Master Suite
- Stunning Kitchen Open Plan to Garden Room
- Three Further Reception Rooms and Study
- Utility, and Cloakroom
Tan House Farmhouse is a spectacular property which has been finished to exacting standards with craftmanship, quality and attention to detail paramount throughout, The beautifully extended property with a contemporary twist cleverly works effortlessly with the more traditional building to provide an elegant eco-friendly home exuding character. Excellent equestrian facilities include 'American' Barn with seven stables, tack room, feed store and kitchen along with an 'Olympic - size' arena all set in approximately 5.8 Acres (2.3 hectares)
The sought after village of Upton Bishop has a church, Millennium Village Hall and an award winning pub, 'The Moody Cow', with two golf courses and a number of fishing lakes nearby The location offers an idyllic setting and is within easy reach of amenities and road networks. The village of Gorsley, just 1 mile away, has a church, public house and restaurant, post office and community shop and respected 'Gorsley Goffs' primary school. The M50 motorway is approximately 1 mile away and provides excellent commuter links to the M5 giving good access to Birmingham, the North, Bristol and the South. The A40, approximately 3 miles away, leads to the M4 at Newport, giving good access to Cardiff and Wales and the South. The pretty market town of Ross-on-Wye with its picturesque river walks is approximately 5 miles away and offers an array of excellent shopping facilities. There is excellent schooling from both the private and state sectors including; primary schools at Gorsley and Weston-under-Penyard, Haberdashers at Monmouth and John Kyrle at Ross-on-Wye and Hereford Cathedral School, with buses for both Gorsley primary school and John Kyrle high school stopping at the Upton Bishop cross and Hereford Cathedral school stopping at the end of Phocle Green approximately 2 miles away. More comprehensive facilities can be found in the surrounding Cathedral cities of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester and the Regency Spa town of Cheltenham.
Ross-on-Wye 5 miles
M50 motorway 1 mile
Ledbury 12 miles
Hereford 15 miles
Gloucester 16 miles
Cheltenham 22 miles
Monmouth 16 miles
All distances are approximate
A solid oak door opens into the reception hall and immediately sets the scene for this beautiful and elegant home which is presented in a neutral palette.. The reception hall has high vaulted ceiling and is filled with light from the full height windows and conservation roof lights, There is a useful storage cupboard off the hall.
This in turn flows into a wonderful and stylish Garden Room and seating area opening into the open plan kitchen diner. Here, one is met with the full impact of the impressive modern living areas. Thoughtfully created, providing spaces for entertaining with family and friends. The area is flooded with light from the wall to wall oak framed windows . The well 'thought out' design cleverly draws the outside space into the home with the nature of garden and the indoor living spaces working seamlessly together.
The kitchen has a modern farmhouse feel and is well appointed with bespoke Harvey Jones designed kitchen comprising cream shaker units with brushed steel handles, oak worktop and double Belfast sink with artisanal-style mixer tap and incorporating a large central island with further storage and oak worktop. There is a built-in Neff dishwasher and Rangemaster range electric cooker with twin ovens, induction hobs and feature extractor over. The kitchen also provides space for a matching Rangemaster American fridge freezer and water supply.
Utility Room is accessed from the kitchen and is fitted with cream shaker units with block-style oak worktop and single Belfast sink with mixer tap and has space for washing machine and tumble drier, from here courtesy door gives access to the front and parking. Off this room is the cloakroom fitted with a two-piece white suite with Savoy wash hand basin unit with mirror and lights over.
The flooring in the reception hall. garden room and kitchen/dining area is premium engineered Broadleaf Strata Country Oak.
From the inner vestibule, a striking feature is the original stone wall and sash window that remains in situ, next to the opening into the formal sitting/dining room, a fabulous room for dining and relaxing with feature rustic inglenook brick fireplace housing a wood burning stove with original period display shelving to the alcove and exposed beams to walls and ceiling.
From here opens into the snug which has a rustic feel and exposed beams and a further inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and window seat.
The drawing room has French doors onto the patio and is a spacious room which is currently fitted with library shelving. There are exposed beams and an original bake oven. From here leads into the study with original leaded light exterior windows, off which is the heat pump room with the ground source heat pumps, hot water tank, main heating controls and under floor heating controls, also with an original leaded light exterior window.
Ascending the oak staircase one is met with a beautiful landing which is filled with light from the full height windows, creating a spacious area to sit and relax overlooking the gardens in quiet contemplation.
The master suite is fabulous light room with high vaulted ceiling and French doors to Juliet balcony. There is a fitted wardrobe with plenty of further space with the room configured such as a dressing room could be added. The luxury en-suite bathroom is complemented with three-piece white suite with deep bath and modern shower attachment. 'His and 'Her' marble basins are set into the oak vanity unit which has a marble top with large mirror and lights over. Walk-in shower with power shower.
The charming second bedroom has high ceiling with open apex oak beams and feature brick fireplace. Steps lead down into the en-suite which is fitted with two-piece white suite, with vanity basin and double walk-in shower with power shower.
From the main landing leads through to the inner spacious landing which meanders to the other wing of the property,
The third double bedroom has apex ceiling with exposed timbers and fitted wardrobes.
The luxury en-suite bathroom has a contemporary feel and is fitted with three piece white suite with deep bath with modern shower attachment, 'his' and hers' basin set into a grey high gloss vanity unit with large mirror and lights over, and walk-in shower with power shower.
The fourth double bedroom has exposed beams and built-in cupboard. The en-suite has a two piece white suite with vanity basin and double walk-in shower with power shower.
All bathrooms are fitted in either polished Marble or Travertine.
Arriving through the wrought iron gates with stone pillars sets the scene as one is met with this striking and commanding farm house with Forest of Dean stone driveway which is flanked with mature hedging and leads to the triple garage.
The driveway stone gently encompasses the property to the rear and opens onto the flagstone patio which is a great space for entertaining with family and friends whilst enjoying the peace and tranquillity this property offers. To the side of the property the original driveway remains in situ and opens into a large open fronted covered shelter which can be used as under cover parking or potting / garden shed, and steps leading up to the first of the 3 barns. The beautifully designed semi-formal gardens with manicured lawns have an array of colour and fragrance from the well-stocked mature borders.
From a separate entrance through the substantial wooden gates leads to the sweeping driveway which is flanked either side by level lawns and opens onto the stable yard.
The fabulous size American Barn is well equipped and incorporates 7 stables with water feeds. A door from here opens further into the building leading into the kitchen, tack room, feed store and cloakroom facilities.
Internet connected cameras are installed inside to enable monitoring of the animals and outside along with other security features.
There are four paddocks each with electric fencing and their own access and water. A perimeter exercise track runs round each of the 2 major fields enabling exercise onsite other than the arena. Outside the main stable gates is a stone and mortar mounting block to enable mounting/dismounting for hacking in the lanes and nearby Dymock Woods.
The 'Olympic Arena' measures nominally 60m x 30m and was constructed by 'Pegaus Arenas' with an 'all year round' premium track surface, all fully enclosed with post and rail fencing with training mirrors across one end.
Planning Conditions allow for up to 3 commercial liveries to be accepted.
Two open bay barns, one double height plus separate horsebox bay and parking.
Main stone barn currently used for storage but offering potential for conversion to annexe or holiday let, subject to the necessary consents.
A timber clad triple garage is located off the main drive to the property and benefits from power and light with fitted work bench and storage cupboards. There are three sets of double opening timber doors. Steps to the side of the garage lead up into the room over which has apex ceiling line and conservation roof light windows which could provide a useful office space for those working from home or gym / games room for example. The garage is integrated with the house alarm system.
Ground Source Heat Pump (18kW) provide heat and hot water using bore holes to maximise efficiency.
Note: There is a current RHI scheme generating approximately £4000 per annum with a further 15 months to continue until December 2021.
Under floor heating is used throughout. Each room and living space has individual thermostats for the house to be fully zoned according to personal preference.
Solar Panels (4kW) are located on the South-facing flank of the garage roof generating an income from Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) payments and Import Savings for a further 15+ years until December 2035. Benefits in the most recent 12 month period total £998 from the 3.7MW generated. Payments are index-linked. The installation has a Warranty valid until December 2027.
The house has internet-connected cameras installed outside as well as zoned alarm system. The stable and house internet apps are separate.
All reception rooms ( except Dining Room) and all bedrooms are wired for both Terrestrial and Satellite/Cable TV.
When built, eco credentials were maximised by exceeding Building Regulations Insulation requirements with an EPC rating of B86.
BT Broadband connected
From Ross-on-Wye proceed on the A40 towards the M50 and on reaching the M50 roundabout take the third turning signposted 'The Midlands/Worcester'. Continue for approximately 3 miles to Junction 3 signposted Newent B4221. Note: the end of the slip road is a slow left hand 90-degree corner. Turn immediately left again and after 50m turn right. After 100m you will pass the entrance to the Ross-on-Wye Golf Club on the left. After approximately 0.5 miles turn off this road by continuing straight on for a further 0.5 miles where the driveway to the property can be found on the left hand side (red Post office box immediately outside) and opposite a 'black and white' cottage.
Energy Performance CertificatesEPC 1
Excellent Equestrian Facilities in Upton Bishop
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Ledbury Station7.8 miles
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