Madley, Herefordshire

£695,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
Fields Place forms part of a small cluster of properties, tucked away on a quiet country lane, some 7 miles to the west of the cathedral city of Hereford. Local services are available at the thriving village of Madley (1.5 miles) which include a primary school, shop, hairdressers, pubs and church, together with the nearby villages of Kingstone and Clehonger. There is a community centre at Bridge Sollars only 1.5 miles away, giving easy access over the bridge to the ever popular Oakchurch Farmshop at Staunton on Wye and the north of the county. To the east lies the cathedral city of Hereford which offers an extensive range of shopping and leisure facilities together with road and rail links to other parts of the country.

This interesting house offers a mix of contrasting styles with early origins and later additions. It enjoys a wonderful outlook to the rear over the lawn to a Ha Ha and the view over the river Wye to the countryside beyond. It benefits from a combination of central heating as well as open fireplaces in many of the rooms. Two large bay windows on both the first and ground floor, create a lovely feature. The property has been in the same ownership for almost 40 years and in our view it offers an outstanding opportunity for the discerning buyer.

Initially approached from the village lane, via an in-out driveway, the front door, under a long veranda, leads into an impressive dining hall with a wealth of character including exposed timbers, corner fireplace with a wood burning stove and access to the cellar with original wine bins. An attractive staircase leads from the hall to the first floor. The sitting room is very attractive with the large bay window and French door to the terrace allowing plenty of light. There is a Georgian style fireplace and a door through to a second hallway with double French doors to the front and a further door through to a Georgian style drawing room with glass door to walk-in storage, open fireplace with marble surround, shuttered windows and secondary staircase to the first floor. At the other end of the house, next to the entrance hall, is a large farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room which forms the main hub of the house, with plenty of worksurfaces, a quarry tiled floor, twin sinks, oil fired Aga and an antique fitted dresser. This is supported by a rear hallway with access to the terrace and which houses the oil fired central heating boiler and door to the original walk-in salt room/pantry, utility, a cloakroom and a very useful workshop with access to outside as well as Bedroom 6 above.

On the first floor there are six bedrooms, which include three large double bedrooms, many with wonderful views over open countryside and period fireplaces. The master bedroom is adjoined by a large en-suite bathroom and there is a separate family bathroom at the far end. The accommodation would be ideally suited for a growing family, in our view.

Externally, to the front of the property, there is an attractive half circular in-out driveway with a central lawn and well stocked floral and shrub borders. To the rear is an extensive paved terrace with b-b-q and a large lawn which sweeps away from the house to an original Ha Ha enjoying lovely views over the Wye Valley. There are a number of mature trees including Sycamore, Horse Chestnut, Norway Spruce and Yew. Adjacent is a sizeable orchard with mature fruit trees which has also been used as a vegetable garden. The grounds in total extend to approximately 1.22 of an acre.

Ground Floor

Dining Hall

17’ x 16’4” (5.18m x 4.97m)

with exposed beams, fireplace with arched beam and wood burning stove, panelled radiators, door to cellarage with fuel chute and wine bins

Sitting Room

13’10” x 22’3” (4.21m x 6.78m) into bay

with Georgian style fireplace and mantel, panelled radiators, arched display, cupboard under and feature bow window with French door to terrace

Second Hallway

with double French doors

Country Style Kitchen/Breakfast Room

16’5” x 20’6” (5.00m x 6.22m)

with work surface space, cupboards under, quarry tiled floor, twin stainless steel sinks, oil fired Aga, further work surface space, cupboards under and fitted dresser with shelving and drawers

Delightful Georgian Style Drawing Room

15’3” x 19’2” (4.71m x 5.84m)

with panelled radiators, glass door to walk-in storage, open fireplace with marble surround, coved ceiling, shuttered windows, shelved cupboard, further glass panelled door and back stairway to first floor

Rear Hallway

with paving slabs, Worcester Bosch oil fired boiler providing also for domestic hot water, door to terrace

and link door to

Salting Room/Pantry

8’7” x 8’3” (2.62m x 2.51m)

with original salting slabs and shelving

Further Salting Room/laundry

6’ x 7’7” (1.83m x 2.31m)

with salting slab, fitted shelving, deep china sink and plumbing for automatic washing machine

Rear Corridor

with slabbed floor

Cloakroom

with paved floor, wash hand basin and wc

Workshop

7’9” x 9’7” (2.36m x 2.92m)

with stone slabbed floor and further door to outside

Stairway to

First Floor

En Suite Bathroom

12’4” x 8’7” (3.75m x 2.61m)

with wc, bidet, pedestal wash hand basin, shaver light and point, access to loft, bath with Aqualisa fitted shower, tiled surround and screen and door to landing

Bathroom

12’2” x 8’ (3.70m x 2.4m)

with panelled bath, Aqualisa shower, WC, pedestal wash hand basin and fitted mirror

Bedroom Six

20’2” x 12’5” (6.16m x 3.78m)

part pitched ceiling and access to loft

On The First Floor

main stairway and gallery landing leading round to inner landing

Archway and steps up to

Master Bedroom

17’2” x 12’10” (5.23m x 3.89m)

with arched fireplace and mantel and deep built in wardrobe

Bedroom Two

18’ x 14’3” (5.48m x 4.34m) into bay

with bedroom fireplace, pleasant bow window, delightful open views and built in wardrobe

Bedroom Three

11’4” x 10’4” (3.45m x 3.15m) to wardrobes

with built in wardrobes, dressing table / study area

Bedroom Four

13’7” x 11’10” (4.14m x 3.60m)

with fitted shelf and part pitched ceiling

Bedroom Five

16’9” x 9’6” (5.11m x 2.90m)

with part pitched ceiling, bedroom fireplace, access to loft

Outside

Garden

To the front is a sweep-in sweep-out gravelled half circular driveway with lawn, further well stocked floral and shrub borders, aforementioned climbing plants with to the rear an extensive paved terrace and barbeque area, screened oil tank.

Also to the rear is an extensive lawn leading down to an original haha with superb open views over the Wye Valley with mature shrubs and trees providing additional screening, trees include sycamore, horse chestnut, cherry, Norway spruce and yew which provides additional privacy to this already delightful situation. In total we understand the gardens and grounds extend to approximately one acre (to be verified)

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