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Est. Mortgage £3,772 per month
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Upton Bishop, HR9 7UJ
This stunning and elegant home offers peace and tranquillity in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside. This spacious and desirable residence with a detached annexe and carport is approximately 2,700 square feet. The gardens are beautifully designed and crafted into magnificent grounds of approximately 2.7 acres. The detached one-bedroom annexe could suit multi-generational living or those seeking a holiday let opportunity (STP). The property also has the benefit of planning permission to extend, please enquire for more information.
The sought after village of Upton Bishop has several local amenities. There is a church, The Millennium Village Hall - a community centre which is used by many different groups for all types of activities, an award winning pub, 'The Moody Cow', and the Red House Nursery School – a private nursery school for 3-5 year olds which is graded 'Good' by Ofsted.
The idyllic setting is within easy reach of amenities and road networks. The village of Gorsley, just two miles away, boasts a church, a public house and restaurant, plus the reputable Gorsley Goffs Primary School which is also rated 'Good' by Ofsted.
The popular market town of Ross-on-Wye is approximately three miles away. This offers a variety of supermarkets, shops, restaurants, leisure facilities and a highly-regarded secondary school. There are also private schooling options slightly further afield in the towns of Hereford and Monmouth.
The M50 motorway is approximately two miles away and this provides excellent commuter links to the M5 giving good access to Birmingham and Bristol. The A40, also two miles away, leads to the M4 at Newport, giving good access to Cardiff and London.
The home at a glance
One arrives on to the driveway from a very quiet country lane and this really sets the scene of the private and tranquil setting. A beautifully designed carriage driveway, which is bordered by large box balls and old English roses, showcases a Great White Cherry as a centrepiece.
This stunning country residence is presented in a neutral palette throughout and offers quality, attention to detail and elegant flair.
The reception hall has oak beams and frames which contrast beautifully with the bright white walls.
The large stylish cloakroom off the reception hall is complimented with a bespoke free-standing vanity unit with a table top basin.
The fabulous open-plan country dining kitchen has dual aspect French doors and windows with light cascading in to this lovely family/entertaining area. The space also has some very lovely features, such as exposed beams, including a beamed archway in the centre of the room. Above the gas-fired Britannia Range Cooker, handmade tiles by a Hay-on-Wye based artist, add a lovely focal point of the room. The country kitchen is well appointed with a range of units and has solid oak and slate work surfaces, with an integrated dishwasher and a double Belfast sink. In addition, there is a central island incorporating a built-in wine rack.
Just off the kitchen, there is a utility room which houses a fridge/freezer, washing machine and central heating boiler and a separate walk-in pantry.
The elegant drawing room is a wonderfully sun-lit room and has French doors leading out to the gardens. A particularly lovely focal point is the fireplace, made from carved stone which houses a gas-fired stove.
The sitting room is also streamed with light and has a striking open beamed archway, which acts as a characterful entrance to the room.
An attractive staircase, winds around a curved wall and leads up to the first floor of the property.
The master suite is a superb space with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, along with dual aspect windows and skylights ensuring plenty of light. The bedroom is fitted with bespoke wardrobes and drawers which provide a natural divide but incorporate the dressing room.
The stylish en-suite bathroom is fitted with a three-piece white suite and a separate walk-in shower.
The second large double bedroom on this level of the property is also streamed with light and boasts a lovely en-suite shower room.
The main residence is approximately 1,684 square feet and has been designed by the current owners to have two double bedrooms, both of which have en-suite facilities, plus a dressing room to the master suite.
The large sitting room is currently used as a creative studio but originally was also fitted with a kitchen, which could easily be reinstated. There is a well-proportioned double bedroom and bathroom, which is fitted with a three-piece suite. The annexe offers a multitude of options for example multi-generation living, holiday let or home office (subject to planning).
The outside space
Bramble Combe is surrounded by a stunning south-facing garden of approximately 2.7 acres (TBV), which is beautifully designed and impeccably maintained. The gardens occupy the east, south and west sides of the house, ensuring plenty of sunlight throughout the day, whilst offering entirely private grounds.
The garden's gentle southern slope reinforces the privacy. There are several seating areas from which to take in the peace and tranquillity whist enjoying the many species of wildlife that frequent this delightful setting.
The gardens have been divided into several restful "rooms" and unique spaces; two pergolas, which support a multitude of English roses, lead through the lawns while a series of manicured hedges create lovely carved pathways through the grounds.
There is a substantial natural wildlife pond, which is fed by rainwater from the house roof. The pond is home to nesting moorhens and their chicks and a nearby weeping willow gives a peaceful shady area.
There is also a charming woodland garden, a games lawn, an alfresco dining area and extensive kitchen gardens – complete with fruit cage – plus a small orchard with plum and cherry trees along with several 150-year-old Perry pear trees and a collection of David Austin Old English roses which add vibrancy, aroma and colour to this stunning garden.
Plans to extend
Planning permission has been granted for architect-designed plans to join the main house and annexe, giving a large first floor bedroom suite with dressing room, a fifth en-suite double bedroom, dining hall and glass entrance.
In November 2021, Herefordshire Council granted planning permission to extend and remodel the existing residence of Bramble Combe. An architect has drawn up plans to create a contemporary-style construction with a pitched roof and skylights to connect the main home with the annexe. This would create a very large dining hall, an additional sitting room, a fifth en-suite double bedroom plus a substantial first floor master suite, complete with a dressing room and an en-suite bathroom.
There are copies of the architect's plans in Hamilton Stiller's Broad Street office. Please contact the sales team on[use Contact Agent Button] for further details. Alternatively, please see Herefordshire Council's website and search for application number 213150.
Mains water and electricity. Oil-fired central heating. Septic tank. Telephone line and broadband.
Herefordshire Council.[use Contact Agent Button]. Council Tax: Band F
From Ross-on-Wye proceed on the A40 towards the M50 and, on reaching the M50 island, take the second turning signposted Upton Bishop. Continue along this road. Pass The Moody Cow on your right-hand side and then continue straight ahead on the main road through the village. Pass the Millennium Hall on the right-hand side then, after some 850 meters, take the sharp left-hand turning towards Kempley and Dymock. After 145 meters, turn right and continue down the hill passing the riding school on the right then, immediately after the triangular junction named Tanhouse, turn right into the short drive and straight ahead through gate into Bramble Combe.
Ross-on-Wye 4.5 miles • Hereford 15 miles • Gloucester 16 miles • Cheltenham 22 miles • Bristol 48 miles • Birmingham 58 miles
(All distances are approximate)
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