3 bedroom detached house for sale

The Station House, Dinmore, Hereford, HR1 3JP

Under Offer £485,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Neighbouring Queenswood Arboretum
  • One of a Kind Private Position
  • Assortment of Outbuildings & Garages/Workshops
  • Perfect Maintained Grounds
  • Landscaped Gardens with a Unique Perspective
  • Lovingly Restored Throughout

Full description


A unique and characterful gem, detached 3 double bedroom Victorian former railway station, lovingly renovated and offering extensive modern garaging, workshops and stores set amongst approximately 1.5 acres, basking in idyllic location at foot of Dinmore Hill.

Entry Hall – Study – Sitting Room – Family Room – Kitchen/Diner - Utility – Downstairs WC – Master Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom - 2 Double Bedrooms – Shower Room – Weighbridge and Lamp Room Red Brick Outbuildings – Workshop – Triple Modern Garage Block - Numerous Sheds and Stores – Car Port – Enclosed Vegetable Garden with Greenhouse – Large Entertaining Deck – Driveway with Ample Parking – Extensive Grounds and Gardens to approx. 1.5 Acres

The Station House formed part of the 1850’s construction of the still in use Hereford to Shrewsbury line. This singular property basks in a stunning backdrop of twin stone tunnels burrowed under Dinmore Hill, with ebullient Victorian engineering verve.

The house has been sensitively restored over the past 6 years, rediscovering and revitalising many of its original features, from the well to supply steam trains to the brick Lamp Room filling the night’s illuminations. 
Now this family home offers not only versatile living space but the new construction of extensive garaging, with Workshops and Stores provides endless scope for almost any hobby imaginable; the restoration of furniture, cars, bikes, crafts, gym or artist studios.

Nestled at the foot of wooded Dinmore Hill with its Arboretum, the property enjoys a sense of private rural retreat with open country vistas. 

Yet it lies only a short stroll to the Railway Inn and just over 1mile to the popular village of Bodenham, boasting a host of amenities; Bodenham Lakes, shop, post office, GP surgery, Ofsted “Good” primary school, hairdressers, vibrant village hall with numerous classes, tennis courts, both golf and sailing clubs. 
While the city of Hereford and market town of Leominster both lie an all but equidistant 6 miles.      

The Property 

Entry Hall – Beyond the half-glazed Front Door utilising as its doorbell the original signal box bell, opens the bright triple aspect Entry Hall with practical tile flooring, offering ample space for the divestment of coats and muddy boots.

The Study – Retaining its original Terracotta floor, the room enjoys a large window framing views to the first of the two enchanting red brick outbuildings lying across the wide driveway, while abutting the end wall lies an outdoor WC, with usefully its own independent water supply.

Kitchen/Diner – The large country Kitchen/Diner lies off the Hallway. The Kitchen is fully-fitted in units both painted and oak-effect with ample space for household appliances including freestanding fridge/freezer, additional under-counter fridge and for a large range cooker with black splashback and Rangemaster hood above.

To the room’s end lies the original, triple panel window with stripped wood, deep reveals, beneath which sits a stainless sink with integral drainer.  While the Dining area opposite features an original, matching twin panel window framing views across the driveway to the whimsical Lamp Room.

Utility – To the side of the Station Master’s original Front Door opens the Utility with its fitted, oak-effect units, stainless steel sink with integral drainer and space for washer, dryer and dishwasher.
Neatly concealed is also the water softener for the borehole supply. Off the Utility opens the Downstairs WC, with break-front door concealing the oil-fired Worcester Heatslave boiler and borehole filtration system.

Sitting Room – The spacious Sitting Room enjoys a pleasing symmetry with ceiling roses drawing the eye to twin light pendants, while modern, Oak crafted double-glazed windows, created to match the Station’s highly decorative original design, frame the original fireplace.

With black cast-iron grate and white painted mantel, the removal of the protective capping cowl on the chimney is all that is required to fully reinstate a working open fire. To the other side of the room is a matching, Oak crafted double-glazed window beside the original door that opened from the platform.

Family Room – With an open doorway, the highly malleable Family Room has recently been incorporated into the house with the conversion of the original Ladies Waiting Room. A stylish and modern-feeling room it is filled with light from Oak crafted double-glazed windows to three sides, supplementing the flood of light from tall French doors opening directly onto the wide Entertaining Deck with timber pergola and out into the private landscaped gardens.

The room is made cosy by a Multifuel stove set into the arched recess of the fireplace, with 4 fitted, high open display shelves to one side. It is also discreetly warmed by a modern black upright wall radiator, a warmth echoed in the honey-toned engineered hardwood flooring. 

Bedroom One – The carpeted Master Double Bedroom enjoys a new Oak crafted double-glazed window basking in delightful views across the gardens to the wider rural landscape of wooded hillside and off towards distant Bodenham lakes.The spacious room retains an original fireplace with black hearth and modern, oak mantelpiece. 

The Ensuite Bathroom is rather charmingly partitioned by the Station’s original ticket booth window and features full bath with wall-mounted shower behind folding glass screen, WC, bidet and pedestal basin.

Bedroom Two – The second Bedroom is a carpeted Double with an original window with lovely views overlooking the gardens, hipped roof with decorative central finial of the Lamp Room and open countryside beyond. 

Bedroom Three – The last of the bedrooms is a carpeted, small Double with an original window benefitting from secondary double-glazing with views over the original platform area, rail, twin stone tunnels and wooded hillside rising above.

Shower Room – Off the landing with its useful, built-in, double cupboard providing great additional storage and loft hatch access to the roof, lies the modern, monochrome Shower Room. 

Featuring a large shower cubicle, WC and pedestal basin, the smart white-tiled room contrasting neatly with its black tile flooring.

Outside

Beyond the long private gated Driveway with its ample parking lies the two delightful brick buildings of the station’s Weighbridge and Lamp Rooms, offering a myriad of intriguing craft and hobby opportunities.

The Weighbridge - Originally used as the station Weighbridge, with original brick flooring, dual windows, encircled by a climbing rose and corner fireplace. This would make an ideal Artist/Potter’s Studio or separate office space for home workers. 

While bordering the garden the Lamp Room, also with power, offers a grand traditional Potting Shed or seriously luxuriant Wendy house. 

The lower forecourt with outside lighting and discreetly out of sight of the house, offers a compelling array of workspace and storage, delighting everyone from car enthusiast, restorer, hobbyist to the most ardent DIY-er. 
Abutting the Weighbridge is the large, timber-clad Workshop, while adjacent lies a storage shed and open car port adjoining the new Garage Block. The Garage comprises twin, double door and internally open garages, with to the far end yet another full size garage, currently used as a Gym.

All the workshops and garaging are fitted with 13 amp sockets and strip lights. In addition, the workshop and end garage are fitted with 16 and 32 amp supplies.

The wider gardens feature swathes of lawn with planted beds, a bordering culvert with mixed stand of mature trees and a large, enclosed Vegetable Garden with soft fruit, a greenhouse home to a grapevine, cherry, apple and pear trees.

Practicalities

Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘C’
Oil-Fired Central Heating and Partially Double Glazed
Mains Electricity, Private Water and Drainage
Broadband Available

Directions

From Hereford take the A49 North towards Leominster. Beginning to ascend Dinmore Hill turn first right, selecting the turning lane signed to Dinmore/Bodenham.  Follow the road and cross over the stone railway bridge, turning immediately right at the far side around the red post box onto the property’s driveway. 


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Added on Rightmove:
24 September 2018

Nearest station

  • Leominster (4.9 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Leominster (4.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Glasshouse Estates and Properties LLP, Hereford

Berrow Business Centre Bath Street Hereford HR1 2HE

01432 486003 Local call rate

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