A SUBSTANTIAL AND MOST IMPRESSIVE DETACHED VICTORIAN FORMER FARM HOUSE WITH GARDEN AND LAND EXTENDING TO APPROXIMATELY 8 ACRES IN A COMMANDING SEMI RURAL LOCATION
Location & Description:
A most attractive period Victorian farm house commanding a superb location between Ledbury and Colwall set in a garden with adjoining paddock extending in total to approximately 8 acres.
Barton Farm is an impressive and substantial brick elevation with stone quoins and drip stones to many of the windows and an oriel window to the dining room. It is understood that the property was constructed in the 1850's and it now comprises substantial flexible accommodation with partial double glazing and oil fired central heating arranged on 3 floors, plus an excellent 5 roomed cellar. The accommodation comprises, on the ground floor, entrance porch, reception hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, rear hallway, garden room, study, laundry/utility room, cloakroom with Wc, large butlers pantry, rear porch and boiler room/workshop. On the first floor are 3 large bedrooms one with ensuite bathroom and a family bathroom and separate Wc. The second floor can be used as a flat and has 3 bedrooms one of which is currently used as a box room/ storeroom, a breakfast kitchen and bathroom.
A courtyard allows parking for several vehicles and there is double garage with access to upper floor storage.
Barton Farm is situated between Colwall and Ledbury and occupies an elevated position with far reaching views across the countryside. An attractive garden extends to the front and side of Barton Farm and there is a disused tennis court and adjoining paddock with independent access extending to nearly 8 acres. There are superb westerly views from the front of the house towards Frith Wood, and from the south towards Eastnor.
The country town of Ledbury is approximately 2 miles and Malvern 4 miles , each has an excellent range of local facilities. The village of Colwall, approximately 2 miles, again has a good range of local facilities including shops, schools, hotel, doctors surgery and a mainline railway station. The cities of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester are all approximately within 16 miles. Chances Pitch is within quarter of a mile of the Malvern Hills, ideal for walkers and lovers of nature, and close to Eastnor with it's beautiful Deer Park and Castle.
The property comprises with approximate dimensions
Entrance door with double glazed panels and windows with views to Frith Wood. Tiled floor. Twin doors with glazed panels and glazed arched panel over to
Stairs with wooden balustrade to first floor. Ornate coving to ceiling. Radiator.
7.62m (25ft 0in) plus bay x 4.27m (14ft 0in) max
Lovely deep bay to the front of the property with views towards Frith Wood. Ornate ceiling coving. Two windows with southerly views towards Eastnor. Two radiators Carved stone fire surround with open fire. Wall light points. Dimmer switch.
4.67m (15ft 4in) plus bay x 4.27m (14ft 0in)
Lovely deep bay with shutters looking towards Frith Wood and superb oriel window. Ornate coving to ceiling. Radiator. Carved stone fire place with inset marble and marble hearth. Wall light points. Dimmer switch. Door to
4.62m (15ft 2in) x 4.27m (14ft 0in)
The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of pine fronted cupboards and drawers with work surfaces over and tiled splashbacks. Twin sink unit with cupboards under. range of wall cupboards. Oil fired AGA, set into tiled recess with wooden surround. Fitted electric hob and oven with extractor hood over. Radiator. Fitted dishwasher.
Rear Hall :
Radiator. Superb wide oak exterior door leading to a rear porch. Doors to
Large Butlers Pantry:
4.17m (13ft 8in) x 2.01m (6ft 7in)
With tiled floor. Fitted shelving. Cold slab with wine storage vaults below.
4.04m (13ft 3in) x 3.05m (10ft 0in)
With double glazed windows. Tiled floor and French door to the garden.
2.64m (8ft 8in) x 2.01m (6ft 7in)
4.34m (14ft 3in) x 2.62m (8ft 7in)
With tiled floor. Sink unit and plumbing for washing machine. Two built in cupboards, one with double doors and cupboard over. Controls for central heating.
Wc. Wash hand basin set in granite surround with cupboards under. Large mirror. Hatch to roof space and inset spotlights to ceiling.
4.78m (15ft 8in) x 4.27m (14ft 0in)
With door and steps down from the rear hall. The beautifully vaulted brick cellar with 5 separate rooms
15'8 x 14' max with window and twin wooden doors to
15'9 x 14' with double glazed French door
8'1 x 5'10 wine store
17'5 x 14' with skylight and archway to
14' x 14'
With stairs to second floor. Window with views to Frith Wood. Radiator.
4.83m (15ft 10in) x 4.39m (14ft 5in)
Window with far reaching views. Radiator. Wall light points. Door to
En Suite Bathroom:
4.88m (16ft 0in) x 3.4m (11ft 2in)
With central bath on raised plinth. Wash hand basin. Wc. Towel rail. Radiator. Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Door to the landing.
5.36m (17ft 7in) x 4.37m (14ft 4in)
With windows with far reaching views.
4.37m (14ft 4in) x 4.34m (14ft 3in)
Radiator. 2 windows with views.
4.34m (14ft 3in) x 3.05m (10ft 0in)
Panelled bath. Wash hand basin. Wc. Shower cubicle housing Aqualisia electric shower. Towel rail. Radiator. Deep linen cupboard.
With wash hand basin.
Hatch to roof space. Walk in cupboard. Please note the second floor can be used as a flat, or annexe
4.34m (14ft 3in) x 4.27m (14ft 0in)
Radiator. Window with rural views.
5.36m (17ft 7in) x 4.39m (14ft 5in)
Hatch to roof space. Window with rural views. Radiator.
4.85m (15ft 11in) x 4.37m (14ft 4in)
Views across the countryside. Radiator. Currently used as boxroom/storage
4.37m (14ft 4in) x 2.97m (9ft 9in)
Range of built in cupboards with inset stainless steel sink unit. Radiator.
Airing cupboard with hot water tank.
Wc. Wash hand basin. Panelled bath. Ladder radiator.
A gated driveway provides parking for vehicles and gives access to GARAGE 20'7 x 20' with hatch to roof space. The garage is semi detached to a neighbouring garage. BOILER ROOM 11' x 5' housing Camray oil fired central heating boiler, light and power
FUEL STORE and outside tap.
To the side of the house are areas of lawn bordered by raised shubberies. Pathways lead to the front of the property where there is a raised terrace bordered by a rosebed, a glorious place to sit and look across the countryside towards Frith Wood. Beyond the terrace is a former tennis court and beyond this a PADDOCK with gated access which extends to over 7 acres. The whole of the property extends to APPROXIMATELY 8 ACRES.
We have been advised that mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Drainage is to a private system. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and all interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant authorities. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.
We are advised subject to legal verification that the property is freehold.
By appointment to be made through the Agent's Ledbury Office (Tel. 01531 634648).
COUNCIL TAX BAND F for the house A for the flat
(This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation).
From Ledbury take the Malvern road A449 and immediately after the Wellington pub on the right hand side turn left into the entrance to Barton Farm, just before the left hand turning to Colwall.