LOCATION - Fencote Hall is set in an idyllic rural location, down a long private driveway and surrounded by scenic countryside. Set in North Herefordshire, close to the Worcester borders, the property lies within the Parish of Hatfield and has easy access to the market towns of Bromyard, Tenbury Wells and Leominster which offer a good range of everyday amenities, with Leominster benefiting from a Railway Station. The South Shropshire town of Ludlow is also easily accessible with the Cities of Hereford, Worcester and Birmingham providing a wider range of educational, shopping and leisure facilities.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION - Fencote Hall, constructed in 1982, offers a unique and individual family home, offering flexible accommodation set over three floors, blending a wealth of character and charm throughout, with the balance and the comfort of a modern home. Most of the period stone, impressive beams and trusses within the house were sourced from two traditional barns and a Welsh Chapel. Other notable features include wood panelling, oak doors and floors and quality fireplaces, in addition to the luxury kitchen, quality bathroom and galleried landing.
- Approached from the driveway, the solid wood front door opens to an impressive reception hallway with a wealth of exposed timber framing with herring bone brick detail and flagstone flooring, with a most impressive oak staircase leading up from here through the centre of the house to the first and second floor accommodation. The principle ground floor reception rooms all lead off the central hallway. The drawing room benefits from a triple aspect and is a most impressive sized room with wide oak floorboards, and forming a central feature to the room is an elegant Victorian style carved fireplace with inset wood burner and a wealth of exposed timber features. There is a separate charming family sitting room which also features a lovely fireplace with inset wood burning stove. The formal dining room is divided from the kitchen by timber framing and offers ample space for a family dining table, and in turn leads through to the fully equipped kitchen with handmade cherry wood units with granite worktops over. There is a range style cooker with electric oven, gas hob and extractor hood over, and a separate electric double oven and further planned space for a dishwasher and fridge. Leading off the kitchen is a rear hallway with walk-in pantry and separate utility room.
- The first-floor accommodation includes 4 double bedrooms with a guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom and separate family bathroom, together with an impressive galleried landing incorporating pleasant informal seating area and full-height glazed wall with doors opening out onto a balcony which takes advantage of the lovely rural views. Leading up to the second floor is a further galleried landing with vaulted ceiling, 2 further bedrooms and a large home office/study. There is the impressive master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and a large gable end window overlooking the gardens and the mixed woodland. There is also a bathroom on the second floor, with the 6th bedroom also having potential for a lovely dressing room.
- Outside, the property is approached via a long private driveway with lawned areas and the old weigh house which leads up to a gated more formal driveway which continues to the house and provides ample off-road parking. Close to the house beside the parking area is also a timber summer house/workshop and adjoining kennel/dog run. The attractive gardens frame the house and are principally laid to lawn with inset specimen trees and shrubs. There is an attractive pond with rockery and weeping willow and a number of pleasant outside terraced seating areas to the front of the property providing lovely outside dining areas. The lawned areas then lead on to the attractive mixed woodland which is a haven for wildlife and features a profusion of wild bluebells with various secret pathways weaving through.
FENCOTE STATION - Historically, the Great Western Railway ran through the grounds of Fencote Hall. The track today is obsolete with the former station house and signal box now a private residence with the railway track being made into a feature and no longer in commercial use.
SERVICES - Mains Electricity, Gas & Water. Private Drainage.
Gas-fired central heating. Telephone (Subject to B.T. Regulations)
FTTP - Fibre To The Premises
OUTGOINGS - Council Tax Band: E -
LOCAL AUTHORITY - Herefordshire Council. Telephone 01432 260000
VIEWING - Strictly by prior appointment through the Agents, Jackson Property. Telephone 01568 610600.
DIRECTIONS - From Bromyard take the A44 west towards Leominster for approximately 5 miles, passing through the village of Bredenbury. Take the right turn signposted Hampton Charles, Bockleton and Hatfield and proceed for 1.2 miles. The entrance to Fencote Hall is on the right, immediately before the bridge.
Jackson Property (Leominster) - for themselves and the vendors of the property, whose agents they are, give notice that these particulars, although believed to be correct, do not constitute any part of an offer of contract, that all statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility and are not to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact and that they do not make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property. Any intending purchaser must satisfy himself by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in these particulars.
The agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixture, fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for their purpose, neither has the agent checked the legal documents to verify the freehold/leasehold status of the property. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their solicitor or surveyor.
Based on a sale price of £850,000 the total amount of stamp duty payable will be:
Last updated: The calculators have been updated following the introduction of a stamp duty holiday until 31st March 2021.
* This value is based on the standard rate and not applicable to first-time buyers or buy-to-let / second home buyers.