Property in Bodenham Road
45, Bodenham Road, Hereford
Guide Price - £1,100,000 Sold - Subject To Contract
In a highly desirable location, and within walking distance of the city centre, a very handsome and substantial townhouse, beautifully presented throughout and providing practical and versatile living accommodation, all set in an extensive level plot of almost 0.75 of an acre.
- Stunning detached townhouse
- Seven bedrooms overall
- Plus family annex
- Spacious reception rooms
- Ample parking
- 0.75 acre level gardens
- Walking distance of facilities
- Planning for garden studio
Notes and Comments:
Built in the 1880s, and set in a large south facing plot, this well positioned house offers easy access to an extensive range of facilities and services. Most of these are within easy walking distance and include a mainline train station, city hospital, excellent colleges and schools, including Hereford Cathedral School, and the highly regarded sixth form college. The city centre also has a choice of shops and restaurants, with the beautiful River Wye and nearby countryside offering a range of outdoor pursuits.
The house itself offers a very rare opportunity to purchase one of Hereford’s grander townhouses, in a sought after and established location. Standing in sizeable gardens, and with accommodation laid out over four floors, no expense has been spared in restoring and improving this lovely house. Much of the original character has been preserved whilst contemporary touches enhance the already extensive and practical accommodation. Some other improvements include underfloor heating to lower ground and ground floors; solar thermal heating and conservation double glazing to all front windows. Ideal for a growing family, there are seven bedrooms, a self-contained family annex, gym, stunning garden room, and beautifully designed gardens, to mention just a few of the many features.
Initially approached through automatic wrought iron gates, there is extensive parking to the front with steps leading to the front door. A large and welcoming reception hall provides access to a drawing room and separate dining room, both ideal for entertaining, with large walk-in bay windows, period fireplaces and high ceilings. To the rear of the house, a separate study creates a quieter space with fitted bookshelves and cupboards. The kitchen and garden room creates the main hub of the house and blends in with gardens through large, glazed sliding doors. The kitchen is well appointed throughout and includes a range of appliances with granite working surfaces a tiled floor, central workstation and traditional walk-in pantry. The garden room or breakfast room has been added by the current owners and is a light and contemporary space which offers direct access to the outside. There is a useful utility room and cloakroom, which supports the ground floor space.
From the main hall, an original pine staircase rises to the first floor where there are four excellent bedrooms, including a master suite with en suite shower room and walk in wardrobe. The remaining bedrooms on this floor are supported by a luxury family bathroom, additional WC and a small office. The staircase then continues to the second floor where there are a three further double bedrooms, ideal for teenagers, and another well-appointed bathroom.
The basement has also been converted and adds another dimension to this very impressive house. Accessed from the main hall, and also from outside, there is a useful gym, playroom, plant room, and a very comfortable self-contained family annex which provides an extra component to this property and comprises a bed sitting room with a separate kitchen and shower room.
The house is situated towards the front of its plot and has extensive parking and turning space with the drive continuing to the rear and accessed by double wooden gates to one side. The gardens lie to the rear and are the property’s best kept secret. They extend to approximately three-quarters of an acre and have been well planned to create very different spaces. Landscaped immediately at the rear of the house, a large sun terrace leads from the garden room and overlooks a formal garden which is framed by gravel pathways with lawns and central raised pond. A covered pergola and further sun terrace lie to one side with a useful garden store and there are well stocked herbaceous borders enclosed by brick walling on three sides. A gateway leads to a large level lawn/orchard area with mature fruit trees, greenhouse and further herbaceous borders and then on to a cluster of trees and a wild garden with rope swing and wooden fort.
NB: Planning has been approved for a garden studio (P163437/FH)
From the Hereford city centre take the A465 signposted towards Worcester. Continue along commercial Road passing the railway station on the left-hand side and at the bottom of Aylestone Hill turn right into Southbank Road, before bearing right again into Bodenham Road. No. 45 will then be found on the left-hand side.
Services and Considerations
Mains electricity, mains water, mains drainage and mains gas fired central heating. It is not our company policy to test services and domestic appliances, so we cannot verify that they are in working order. Any matters relating to rights of way should be checked with your solicitor or surveyor. Council tax band G 3391.40 EPC tbc. Tenure freehold.
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