Property in Avenbury

The Hop Kilns, Avenbury - 3 acre garden with vineyard

Guide Price - £1,200,000

Key features

Nestled in the heart of rolling Herefordshire countryside, and forming part of a tiny hamlet, this Grade II
Listed former Hop Kiln property now creates a wonderful and spacious family home.
Full of character and charm, it is all set in large gardens and land extending to approximately 3 acres, and includes a productive small vineyard, apple orchard, and little stream.

  • Offering excellent reception space
  • Spacious kitchen/breakfast room
  • Sitting room and separate dining room
  • Study and separate snug
  • Utility room with downstairs cloakroom
  • Master bedroom with dressing room*
  • Three further bedrooms, one en suite
  • * could be a further bedroom
  • Excellent outside space - extending to 3 acres
  • Includes vineyard and orchard

Notes and Comments:

Tucked away in northeast Herefordshire, yet only a short drive from a bustling market town, this unique house is part of a small cluster of individual properties and converted barns that lie on a small country lane, surrounded by unspoilt farmland.

Nearby services are available at Bromyard (2 miles) including a choice of independent shops and cafes, a supermarket, both primary and secondary schools, health centre and dentist, restaurants, and much more. The village of Bishops Frome (3.5 miles) is also within easy reach and includes two village pubs, a church and ‘The Hop Pocket’ shopping centre, which offers a variety of handcrafted goods and services including a restaurant, garden centre and much more. The popular market town of Ledbury (11 miles) has a main-line train station and provides access to the M50 motorway. Malvern (13 miles) offers excellent theatres, cinemas, a Waitrose, Marks and Spencers, and easy access to The Malvern Hills, which can also be viewed from the property. More extensive facilities can be found at the cathedral cities of Hereford (15 miles) and Worcester (17 miles). Mainline Stations to London and the North are located at Worcester (3 stations), Malvern and Hereford, and as previously mentioned, Ledbury.

This fascinating house, full of character and charm, has been greatly improved by the current owners over the last two years, retaining many period features. With an eye for design and respect for the history of the house, re-decoration has taken place, windows have been replaced or repaired and a new Minerva kitchen with Fisher Paykel range cooker has been added. A new central heating boiler, linked to a Mixergy smart hot water tank has been installed and the main roof has been insulated and refurbished.

Throughout the house, the accommodation is spacious and versatile with comfortable reception rooms, improved bath and shower rooms and a huge main bedroom with high vaulted ceiling. The hop kilns themselves, holding a special place in the heart of local history, provide four unique circular rooms, a cosy snug, a refurbished utility space with ground floor cloakroom and two spacious bedrooms.

The quiet and secluded gardens and grounds extend to approximately 3 acres with many specimen shrubs and trees including apple, pear, quince, medlar and greengage. Providing plenty of space for ‘The Good Life’, there is a greenhouse, a small productive vineyard (2023 vintage: 300 bottles), an orchard, and a paddock ideal for chickens, or perhaps a pony.

On arrival, a welcoming entrance hall leads to a comfortable sitting room, which has lots of character and includes a feature fireplace with newly fitted wood burner. An adjoining dining room offers space for entertaining, and includes a black limestone flagged floor, timbered ceiling, and French windows giving access to the garden. In the centre of the house, a study offers a space to work, with views over the garden, whilst a very practical, spacious and kitchen/breakfast room provides a natural place for the family to gather. A new Minerva designed kitchen offers plenty of working and cupboard space, with direct access to the rear sun terrace via a stable door. The remaining ground floor space includes the lower sections of the hop kilns which create a snug and practical utility space.

On the first floor, a light and spacious landing area with open beams and a high vaulted ceiling provides enough space for a sofa creating a comfy place to sit and relax. The main bedroom is a fantastic space with triple aspect, affording far-reaching views of the garden and surrounding countryside with steps down to a dressing room or further bedroom. There are three supporting bedrooms, two of which are in the ‘hop kilns’. Bedroom two has an en suite and there is a newly fitted separate shower room.

Outside
The property is approached from a small country lane by a dual access driveway which provides parking spaces for three cars and access to a small, attached garage (13’5 x 9’2) with a rear enclosed courtyard and useful outbuilding (14’10 x 12’2) with potential for a variety of uses.

The gardens and land lie to the rear and are a major part of this wonderful house. A sun terrace makes the most of the southerly aspect and overlooks the established gardens which provide plenty of space for even the most energetic children, or gardeners, offering considerable privacy and providing a haven for all sorts of birds and wildlife. The remaining land includes a small vineyard. “In the summer months the setting sun sends a diffusion of light through the vine leaves, it’s a wonderful spot to enjoy a glass of wine”.

Services and Considerations
Mains electricity, mains water, oil fired central heating and private drainage. Tenure freehold. Council Tax: F / EPC Rating N/A (Listed). Mobile Phone Coverage 5G. Broadband Full Fibre. It is not our company policy to test services and domestic appliances, so we cannot verify that they are in working order. These and any matters relating to Rights of Way should be checked with your Solicitor or Surveyor.

Prospective purchasers: Upon submitting an offer, we will require by law, proof of ID for all buyers. A picture ID and a separate address ID together with proof of funding.

Directions
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From the nearby town of Bromyard, take the A465 signposted to Hereford and bear left onto the B4214 to Bishops Frome and Munderfield. After approximately 1 mile turn left onto a small lane signposted to Avenbury. Continue for about ½ a mile into the small hamlet and the Hop Kilns will be found on the right-hand side.

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