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Kynaston, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8

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Andrew Grant Shropshire & Herefordshire, Hereford

Key features

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  • Grade II Listed hall
  • Over 5,900 sq. ft. of 19th century brick hop kilns
  • Large American barn with 18 stables
  • Outdoor riding school with Martin Collins surface
  • Additional farm buildings
  • Large pond
  • Orchards and pasture land
  • 79 acres
  • Gardens with stunning views

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Historic Grade II Listed hall of considerable character

A home for the history-lover, parts of this property date back to the early 1600’s with a moat still buried close by.

With period features including wainscoting, exposed beams and large open fires it addresses today’s must-haves with a large open kitchen enjoying the spectacular views, a stunning walled garden, and literally acres of space to relax.

With annex potential, and hop kilns, farmland and barns offering extensive scope for business, conversion or equestrian use this is a fantastic opportunity to blend the old with a vision of the new.

Ledbury to London Paddington from 2 hours 57 minutes.

Birmingham International Airport about 66 miles.

Hall Court enjoys a quiet position in south Herefordshire with views to the Malvern Hills. The rural yet accessible location is within easy reach of the M50 and offers a rare opportunity to purchase the substantial historic house in a sought after area.

Located just outside the small hamlet and Kynaston west of the attractive town of Ledbury. Ledbury benefits from a good range of amenities and further afield Cheltenham and Worcester provide a much greater range of leisure, retail and cultural facilities.

Primary schools at Ashperton and Much Marcle are rated outstanding by Ofsted, secondary schooling is available at Ledbury and at Hereford, the Sixth Form Collage was voted winner of 2016 TES Sixth Form Collage of the year. In addition there are a number of independent schools in easy reach including Malvern, Hereford Cathedral School, Cheltenham Ladies and Cheltenham College and the highly regarded Elms Prep School.

The house was built by John Coke in the early 1600’s replacing an earlier dwelling, the moat is buried in the field opposite the house.

Hall Court, which is a Grade II* Listed, extends to over 8,000 square feet and offers eight bedrooms with additional attic and cellar. The house is of attractive half-timbered construction under a tiled roof and inside the house is divided between larger formal rooms and small family living rooms. Of note is the large kitchen overlooking the garden complemented by a pantry and dairy. The house boasts a wealth of historic architectural and decorative features including wainscoted rooms, exposed beams and large fireplaces giving the house considerable character.

Upstairs five of the bedrooms are located in the front façade and benefits from views over the garden to the Malvern Hills. The southern extension of the house serves as a one bedroom annexe.

The stunning walled garden has been extensively modelled by the vendor and comprises; yew hedges, mature herbaceous borders, lawns and vegetable beds divided by a rose walk.

Located to the rear of the house are the extensive range of 19th century Grade II listed brick hop kilns and associated buildings which extend to just over 5,900 square feet on the ground floor. Some of the buildings are three storeys in height and offer a wealth of opportunity for a variety of uses.

The equestrian unit comprises; an American barn with 18 modular stables together with tack room and wash areas. In addition there is a substantial outdoor school with Martin Collins surface. There is a further range of buildings located within the farm yard.

The Land
Surrounding the house the land comprises; mixture of permanent pasture and orchards planted with traditional apple varieties. There is a large pond bordered by mature willow trees.

Located to the east of the house, divided by a minor road, is a productive block of Grade I arable land divided into three fields. One field is laid to grass on which the large purpose built laying unit is located. Built in 2008 and fitted for modern egg production, the building has occupancy for 16,000 hens as well as packing rooms.

Water – house is mains and farm is borehole supply. Electricity – mains. Private drainage. BT connected. Oil fired central heating.

Local Authority: Malvern District Council Tel. . Council Tax: Band H.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to and with benefit of all rights, including rights of way, whether public or private, light and support drainage, water and electricity suppliers and any other rights and obligations, easements and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains and water, gas and any other pipes, whether referred to in the Conditions Of Sale or not.

Environmental Schemes, Subsidies and Grants: The farm is entered into an Entry Level plus Higher Level Stewardship Scheme.

Basic Payment Scheme
BPS has been claimed and for the avoidance of doubt the Claimant will retain this year’s payment. The Entitlement will be transferred to the Purchaser on completion. Purchasers should note that they will be obliged to abide by the rules of this scheme and indemnity the Claimant for any breaches. There will be a payment to the Vendors agent of £200 plus VAT for the purposes of transferring the Entitlement.

Land Grade & Soils
According to the Agricultural Land Classification the majority of the land is Grade 1. According to the Soil Map of England and Wales the soil is classified as Bromyard in the main.

Sporting, Timber and Mineral Rights
In so far as they are owned sporting, timber and mineral rights are included in the sale of the property.

Field number 6531 is sold subject to a Contract Farming Agreement with vacant possession available post-harvest 2019.

The annexe is sold subject to an Assured Shorthold Tenancy.

The Equestrian unit is sold subject to Commercial Lease.

Restrictive Covenant
Should Lot 2 be sold separately from Lot 1 then it will be sold with a restrictive covenant imposed preventing; any other use other than agricultural, the erection of buildings and any farming of pigs or poultry.

Hall Court is Grade II* Listed. List entry no. 1349114. The Hop Kiln complex is Grade II Listed. List entry no. 1303020.

Fixtures and Fittings
Items mentioned in these sale particulars are included in the freehold sale. All other fixtures, fittings and furnishing are expressly excluded from the sale, although some may be available by separate negotiation.

It should be noted that the laying unit equipment and the mobile home in Lot 1 are specifically extended from the sale. The property is for sale as a whole or in 2 lots.

Health and Safety
Given the potential hazards of a working farm, we would ask you be as vigilant as possible when visiting the farm for your own personal safety, in particular around the farm buildings.


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Kynaston, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8

NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode

  • Ledbury Station4.6 miles
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