The Pleck, with Annex and Cheese Shop
Guide Price - £750,000
A unique opportunity to purchase a spacious and versatile village house with its own annex, together with a thriving and profitable cheese making business, café.
- House, annex and cheese shop
- Offering versatile accommodation
- Offering excellent income potential
- For sale due to retirement
- Off the A44
- Character features
Notes and Comments:
Situation and description
The small village of Monkland lies in Northwest Herefordshire and offers a number of local facilities including a village hall, church, village pub, delightful common, and of course a very successful cheese making business and café. The property is well situated within the village and close enough to the A44 to attract passing trade. The market town of Leominster lies close by and offers an extensive range of facilities as well as a main line train station. Ludlow is also within easy reach, as is the cathedral city of Hereford.
Due to retirement, this excellent property offers an outstanding opportunity for someone to continue and expand this already highly profitable business. Established some 25 years ago, the owners have built up an enviable reputation, whilst creating several award-winning cheeses, most notably ‘Little Hereford’. Now enjoying a full order book, the cheese making element operates from a charming, detached barn which is complimented by a café and shop.
The property as a whole is extremely versatile and could also easily be adapted for other uses, or be purely residential accommodation if preferred. At present the main house is very spacious with three double bedrooms and three reception rooms and an additional two-bedroom annex at one end. It sits in good sized gardens with a stable and additional outbuilding.
On arrival a front porch and door leads into a large dining room with stone inglenook fireplace, staircase to first floor and door to sitting room, with wooden flooring, fireplace with wood burner, exposed timbering and open access into a large kitchen/ breakfast room that forms the main hub of the house. A two oven Aga and separate hob are included together with a range of fitted kitchen units, twin bowl sink and windows overlooking the gardens and a large sun terrace. A separate study/office creates a quiet space to work, and a rear hall, utility and cloakroom make up the ground floor. On the first floor a large landing leads to a master bedroom with en suite bathroom and there are two further double bedrooms and a family shower room.
A separate attached self-contained annex provides excellent additional accommodation and can inter-connect with the house making it ideal for extended family or for creating an income. It is open plan on the ground floor with two first floor bedrooms, a shower room and has its own garden space.
Situated a short distance away, the cheese dairy has been created from a period two storey barn and offers over 2000 sq ft of space. Established by the current owners, they have created their own awarded winning Little Hereford Cheese and have approved preparation and temperature-controlled storage areas as well as an adjoining café and food shop selling a variety of food related items as well as locally sourced produce.
Despite the recent pandemic we understand the gross turnover for 2020-21 was in the region of £180,000 and accounts can be made available on request.
The house and barn stand in good sized gardens, which are laid to lawn with shrub and floral borders and a large enclosed sun terrace at the rear of the house. A number of useful outbuildings then provide additional storage including a modern timber stable on a concrete base.
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From Leominster take the A44 signposted to Rhayader and continue for just under two miles to the village of Monkland. Turn right just before The Monkland Arms, towards the village hall, and ‘The Pleck and Monkland Cheese Dairy’ will be found on the right-hand side.
The current drive and car park for the café and dairy are currently part of a rental agreement with a neighboring landowner which could continue although we understand this arrangement could be continued subject to agreement.
Services and considerations
Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage. Oil fired 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 Banding -Main House = D £2100.26 – Annex A = £1400.17.
EPCs - D and D.
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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.