Property in Madley

The Hawthorns, Madley, Hereford - with land

Guide Price - £645,000 Sold

Key features

Occupying a tucked away location in this popular rural village, a very individual and spacious, architect designed detached bungalow, set in established and attractive gardens, with the added benefit of an adjoining field. In all approximately 2 acres.

  • Very unique architect designed property
  • Complete with 2 acres of paddock
  • Three reception rooms
  • Large kitchen/breakfast room
  • Master bedroom with en suite
  • Four further bedrooms two currently used as home offices
  • Double garage and extensive parking
  • Village location with amenities
  • Lovely haven for wildlife

Notes and Comments:

Situation and Description
The Hawthorns is well positioned within this popular rural village which has a thriving community centered around the village church. Facilities include a popular primary school, a village shop and post office, village hall, a very active tennis club, a nine-hole golf course and two local pubs. More extensive facilities are then available at the cathedral city of Hereford which lies some 6 miles away, with its historic cathedral and a range of restaurants, shops and leisure facilities, as well as a main line train station.

Built in 1974, “The Hawthorns” is a very stylish and individual architect designed, single storey property which was very much ahead of its time. The accommodation is extremely versatile, with plenty of light and space, and well thought out open plan and private living areas. Benefiting from all main services as well as double glazing, in recent years solar panels have been added which now provide approximately 3.5kw of power generating a return of £1760 this year. The feed in agreement runs until 2036, which along with some useful water harvesting and an EPC rating of ‘B’ makes ‘The Hawthorns’ more environmentally friendly than most.

On arrival an attractive hardwood door, with a locally designed stained glass panel, leads into an entrance porch and then into a very welcoming dining hall full of light and space. From here access can be gained to both the bedrooms and living rooms, as well as a separate breakfast area, or snug with sliding doors opening onto a lovely sun terrace. A separate sitting room again offers plenty of space and includes a stone fireplace with inset wood burner for those colder evenings. Natural light floods into the room from large sliding patio doors and triple Velux roof lights and there are attractive views over the gardens.

A large kitchen/breakfast room then forms the main hub of the house and has a tiled floor, large windows along one wall overlooking the gardens, plenty of workspace, a range of Bosch appliances including ceramic hob, double oven and dishwasher and space for a fridge freezer. A door then leads through to a useful supporting utility room.

From the dining hall a door provides access to a master bedroom suite with fitted wardrobes to one wall and door to a good-sized en suite bathroom, with both bath and separate shower cubicle. A hallway then provides access to four bedrooms one currently used as a home office, all supported by a family bathroom and separate cloakroom.

The Hawthorns is well positioned within the village and hidden from immediate view. Approached by its own private driveway, which initially allows access to just one other property, it leads to a useful turning circle with central lawn. The drive then continues to a double garage with automatic up and over door with power and lighting and an internal door through to the utility room. An adjoining car port then provides additional covered parking. On the wall of the house is an electric vehicle charging point.

The gardens and land are well-established and a particular feature with good sized lawned areas, interspersed with a variety of mature trees, shrubs and floral borders. A large sun terrace lies on the western side of the property with a pergola at one end and overlooks a wildlife pond which attracts all sorts of visitors from dragon flies to birds, to hedgehogs. An irrigated vegetable patch and bountiful soft fruit area provides garden produce, and the gardens are well enclosed by a variety of mature hedging which provide considerable privacy. At the rear a gateway provides access to an adjoining footpath, with another gate leading into the adjoining field which is included in the sale but could be retained by the existing owners, subject to negotiation. Largely, but not completely stock proofed on all sides, the land extends to just under 2 acres and has separate gated access from Sycamore Croft. Ideal for a variety of uses including dog exercising, equestrian use, or grazing sheep, the field is a very useful asset, in our view.

Services and Considerations—Mains electricity, water, gas, and drainage are all connected. It is not our company policy to test services and domestic appliances, so we cannot verify that they are in working order. The buyers are advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or Surveyor. Tenure: Freehold. Council Tax Band: E £2,690.06. EPC Band: Energy Rating B – 05.11.2033

Agents Note: There is currently an uplift clause in place on the field, please contact the Agent for further information. We understand the original architects were McLennan, Johnson and Blight of Hereford.

Rights of Way All prospective purchasers are advised to clarify matters relating to rights of way with their Solicitor.

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 ///engulfing.plenty.slicing
Proceed out of Hereford on the A465 towards Abergavenny and after passing Belmont Abbey take the next right hand turning to Clehonger and Madley. Continue through the village of Clehonger and into Madley itself and turn left towards the village church, into Brampton Road. Continue for approximately ¼ mile, passing the tennis club and Sycamore Croft and after a short distance the driveway to The Hawthorns will be found on the right-hand side.

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