Yew Tree Farm, Norton Canon, Herefordshire
Guide Price - £795,000 Sold - Subject To Contract
VIEWINGS COMMENCING TUESDAY 10TH MAY - email the agent to register your interest ....
Enjoying breathtaking westerly views, a charming grade II listed house offering a seamless blend of period and modern design, together with stables and land extending to just under 3 acres.
- Quiet rural location
- With approximately 3 acres
- Range of stables
- Character and contemporary features
- Extensive westerly views
- Range of further outbuildings
- Set away from main roads
- Three double bedrooms
- Deceptively spacious property
- Double timber framed garage
Notes and Comments:
Situation and Description
Yew Tree Farm occupies an elevated position and enjoys breathtaking westerly views over the Wye Valley to Hay Bluff and the Black Mountains in the distance. Along with a number of individual properties, it forms part of the small village of Norton Canon which includes a pretty church, garage and village hall. The larger villages of Weobley (4 miles) Credenhill (6 miles) and Staunton on Wye (2.6 miles) are all within easy reach and between them offer a good range of local amenities including the ‘Harrods of Herefordshire’, Oakchurch Farm shop, doctors and dentist. More extensive facilities for shopping and leisure can be found in the Cathedral City of Hereford (11 miles), along with a main line train station.
The current owners have lavished much care and attention with the property now benefitting from a sympathetic blend of period charm and modern touches and provides spacious and comfortable living accommodation. Updated and extended (over an existing footprint), there is now a large and open plan living room, with underfloor heating, wood burner, a large balcony, which links round to the gardens and a first floor master suite over, both benefiting from stunning views over the landscape. The master bedroom suite above also enjoys a modern ensuite shower room and a separate dressing room/walk in wardrobe. Outside there is plenty of space to explore with almost 3 acres of gardens and land which is supported by a timber stable block with four loose boxes, garden stores and a detached double garage with home office potential on the first floor. The house also benefits from part double glazing and oil-fired central heating with a new modern external boiler.
On arrival, a canopy porch and oak front door leads into a welcoming and practical reception hall/boot room, with slate floor, windows on two sides and a double fronted wood burner and doors to a built-in cupboard and separate cloakroom (with plumbing for a washing machine). The sizeable kitchen/breakfast room is full of character with exposed timbers and oak flooring; furnished with a twin deep-fill sink and Stoves range cooker, it also features plenty of useful space with a central workstation (with pop-up power socket) and a range of fitted units. A stable door leads directly to the rear gardens and a sun terrace - ideal for alfresco dining.
From the kitchen/breakfast room, steps lead down to an impressive and versatile living room which enjoys spectacular views through two sets of French double doors that also lead out to a large balcony, positioned to make the most of the wonderful outlook. The living room is a very comfortable space in which to relax and has an Egyptian limestone tiled floor with underfloor heating, a freestanding wood burner, fitted bookshelves, and further French doors to outside.
An oak staircase leads up to an impressive master bedroom suite with vaulted ceiling, remote roof light with rain sensor, fitted carpet, under eaves storage space, reading lights and windows with extensive and far-reaching views. A walk-in wardrobe offers plenty of hanging and storage space and the master suite is completed by a large modern shower room with remote controlled double shower, vaulted ceiling with remote roof light with rain sensor, and all the other usual fittings. This modern design is a fusion of old and new with stylish Bakelite light switches and some old timbers.
From the kitchen/breakfast room a second staircase leads up to a half landing where it divides and leads to the remaining two double bedrooms. One is ideal for guests and has a high vaulted ceiling and has plenty of character and lies adjacent to a well-appointed family bathroom that features a freestanding bath and separate shower. The remaining double bedroom overlooks the land and has its own en suite WC.
The property is initially approached from a small country lane by its own private tarmacadamed driveway which leads up to a parking and turning area adjacent to the house. From here there is access to a timber double open-fronted garage 24’ x 17’ with power and light where an internal staircase leads to a first-floor loft with potential for a home office or studio. The drive continues to a purpose built wooden stable block on a concrete base and includes four looseboxes averaging 11’6 x 11’ 6 with a larger foaling box 19’ x 11’3 with water, power and light.
The gardens and land then form a particular feature of Yew Tree Farm and offer a real opportunity to enjoy ‘The Good Life’ with plenty of space for chickens, a small head of stock, or horses. The majority of the land is divided into two enclosures and the current owners have planted a small vineyard, along with a new orchard. A former productive vegetable section offers the opportunity for plenty of home produce and there are mature pear, plum and walnut trees. The main gardens surround the house are laid mainly to lawn with a soft fruit section and sun terraces which make the most of the exceptional views to the west. The gardens and grounds also offer an excellent degree of privacy with mature hedging to the boundaries and the added protection of a nature reserve on two sides governed by the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust.
Services and Considerations Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage and oil-fired central heating, underfloor and wood burner 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 E = £2508 p/a. EPC n/a (Listed). Tenure freehold. Superfast broadband available.
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 Hereford take the A438 signposted to Brecon and proceed out of the city along King’s Acre Road. After passing the garden centre turn right onto the A480 for Credenhill, Weobley and Stretton Sugwas. Continue through the village of Credenhill and after approximately 4 miles you will reach Norton Canon. Continue through the village passing the garage on the left and take the next left hand turn to Calver Hill. After about a third of a mile proceed down the hill and the entrance to Yew Tree Farm will be found on the left-hand side.
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