Property in Bromyard

The Hop Kilns, Avenbury, Bromyard - with grounds

Guide Price - £895,000 Sold - Subject To Contract

Key features

**VIEWINGS COMMENCE MONDAY 11TH JULY** With more than a hint of ‘The Darling Buds of May’, a very spacious Grade II listed converted hop kiln, full of character and charm throughout, offering huge ongoing potential, all set in established gardens and grounds which extend to approximately 3 acres.

  • Wonderful character throughout
  • Beautiful kitchen/breakfast room
  • Inc four hop kiln rooms
  • With 3 acres of land
  • Offering further potential
  • With orchard and vineyard
  • Paddock, ideal for pony
  • Fascinating history
  • Good sized study
  • Viewing highly recommended

Notes and Comments:

**VIEWINGS WILL COMMENCE ON MONDAY 11TH JULY** Avenbury is a tucked away and tiny hamlet that lies in northeast Herefordshire, close to the thriving market town of Bromyard. The Hop Kilns were once part of Court Farm and is now one of a small cluster of individual properties that lie on a small country lane surrounded by farmland. Services are available at Bromyard which lies approximately 2 miles away, with a choice of shops, primary and secondary schools, leisure centre, supermarkets and much more. The larger village of Bishops Frome is also within easy reach and includes the Hop Pocket shopping centre with a variety of goods and services. The market town of Ledbury and the Cathedral cities of Hereford and Worcester are within 11 miles, 15 miles, and 17 miles respectively, and offer more extensive services, as well as main line train stations.

The Hop Kilns themselves are a fascinating piece of history and create an unusual and unique home full of character and charm. Available for the first time in over twenty years they offer spacious accommodation throughout, and the original stone hop kilns are believed to pre date 16th century. Now Grade II listed in their own right, the conversion has been sympathetic but still allows for further enhancement, subject of course to the necessary approvals.

The accommodation is laid out over two floors and retains many original features, with exposed brick and stonework, vaulted ceilings and two beautiful circular hop kilns. There is a large farmhouse kitchen, oil fired central heating and well-established gardens and grounds which extend to approximately 3 acres and offer enough space for chickens, a pony, or plenty of garden produce if desired. At present, both an orchard and established vineyard, give a real hint of the good life.

On arrival a front door leads into a reception hall with partly vaulted ceiling, oak flooring and door into a spacious sitting room, full of character, with large brick fireplace, exposed floorboards, panelling to one wall, wall lights, direct access to the rear gardens and steps down to the study or garden room. Again, full of character, the study is set away from the main hub of the house and has glazed doors onto the rear sun terrace. An L-shaped dining room overlooks the rear gardens and the farmhouse style kitchen /breakfast room, offers plenty of space and includes an oil-fired AGA, free standing kitchen units, including a dresser with plate rack, central workstation, flagstone floor and stable door to the gardens. A small hall gives access to the ground floor of the two hop kilns which are both 14’ in diameter and create a playroom and utility space with purpose-built cupboards.

From the hall a staircase leads up to a large first floor landing with space for sofa, vaulted ceiling exposed timbers, built in cupboards and doors to an impressive main bedroom, with high vaulted ceiling, exposed timbers, windows on three sides with far reaching views, and steps down to dressing room/ bedroom four, again with a vaulted ceiling and windows on three sides.

From the main landing access can then be gained to a guest suite with double bedroom and its own en suite bathroom. At the far end of the house a half landing creates a study area and leads to the first floors of the hop kilns which again provide unique circular accommodation with a good-sized double bedroom and a separate family bathroom, with a delightful decorative wall mural and views over the gardens.

The gardens and grounds provide excellent outside space to explore and have already been highly productive for the current owners. Well established with well stocked herbaceous and shrub borders, a circular lawn adjoins the sun terrace, or patio which creates a private and natural suntrap, with climbing wisteria, honeysuckle and climbing roses at the rear of the house. There is a greenhouse and plenty of space for vegetables, as well as chickens, pets and energetic children. A well-established orchard and vineyard, we understand, provide plenty of fruit and the land then slopes away from the house to a small, wooded stream and then rises up to a separate paddock, which could be ideal for a pony, camping, or a variety of other uses.

The Hop Kilns are approached from a small country lane by a parking area which also gives access to a small, attached garage 13ft5 x 9ft2, with double doors to the front and door at the rear, and to a small courtyard with further access to the rear gardens and separate brick outbuildings, with further potential, with quarry tiled floor and doors to front and rear 14ft10 x 12ft2 and small stone outhouse.

Services and Considerations mains electricity, private drainage, oil fired central heating and water. 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 F = £3014.35. EPC n/a (Listed). Tenure freehold.

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.

From the market town of Bromyard take the A465 signposted to Hereford and just after leaving the town bear left onto the B4214 signposted to Bishops Frome and Munderfield. After approximately 1 mile turn left onto a small lane, signposted Avenbury Gated Road, and continue down the hill and The Hop Kilns forms part of a small cluster of properties on the right-hand side.

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These particulars are believed to be correct but their accuracy is not guaranteed nor do they form part of any contract.