**OFFERED FOR SALE WITH NO ONWARD CHAIN** A fine conversion of a former parish church Grade II Listed known as St James now forming a spacious character 5 bedroom three storey family home set in large mature grounds of approx 0.75 acre amidst wonderful rolling Herefordshire countryside with stunning far reaching views in all directions. ** VIEWING HIGHLY RECOMMENDED**
St James was built as a parish church in 1873 by Edward Haycock junior replacing an older church and was converted into a family dwelling in the 1990s. The church is built in a picturesque decorated style with a steep roof to which skylight windows have been added. St James has been designated as being listed Grade II as it is a characterful example of a small circa 19th century Gothic revival village church retaining still many distinctive and beautiful features to include cut stone gothic windows, original doors and stone arches.
The location of St James is truly spectacular as it is set within some of Herefordshire's most wonderful countryside and is well placed for commuting to Bromyard (approx. 4 miles distant), Malvern (approx. 13 miles distant), Leominster (approx. 14 miles distant) and the cathedral city of Worcester (approx. 14 miles distant) and all these centres offer excellent educational, leisure and shopping facilities. The M5 (Jct 6 or 7) at Worcester and the M50 (Jct 2) at Ledbury provide swift commuting to Birmingham and The West Midlands, Bristol and The South West and London and The South East (via M42/M40).
ON THE GROUND FLOOR
A solid large oak door gives access to
With tiled steps/flooring, exposed stone wall and Gothic style cut stone wall along with beautiful ornate stone carved window surrounds.
Having tiled floor, radiator, exposed walls, and a delightful wooden polished staircase to the first floor set through a wonderful Gothic style stone carved high arch. A door and short passageway with steps down lead to
DRAWING ROOM 16 FEET 6 INCHES X 14 FEET 2 INCHES
An attractive room displaying some distinctive features. There is a moulded timber fire surround with tiled inset and hearth housing a coal effect electric fire. A wide original cut stone window gives fine views over open fields along with other similar windows to opposite sides. Also contained within is a radiator, decorative ceiling cornice, ceiling rose, and wall lights. Separated from the drawing room by part of the original alter rails is a small reception area off which are original arched solid wooden doors that open to
With part glazed double doors to path, radiator, and two original clover shaped windows with cut stone surround.
LARGE BREAKFAST KITCHEN AND SITTING ROOM
KITCHEN 17 FEET X 13 FEET 3 INCHES
The kitchen area has a range of oak fronted wall and base units, inset oil fired Rayburn, integral electric oven, space and plumbing for dishwasher, work surfaces with tiled splash backs, inset one and a half bowl sink and mixer tap, inset 4 ring LPG hob with extractor hood over, tiled floor and window to rear.
SITTING AREA 16 FEET 5 INCHES X 8 FEET 8 INCHES
With radiator, side window and original cut stone window to the South having a wide shelf. A solid arched oak door leads off to
Having tiled floor, radiator, double sink unit, wall cupboards, plumbing for washing machine and original stone window.
With WC, quarry tiled floor and shelving.
Having solid oak door to outside.
ON THE FIRST FLOOR
The fine polished wooden staircase rises from the hall to
With 2 radiators, exposed stonework, cloaks cupboard, and window affording spectacular views over open fields.
BEDROOM ONE 16 FEET 9 INCHES X 10 FEET 5 INCHES
Having a wide original all stone Gothic window with stunning far reaching views, radiator, exposed timbers and tiled shelf, bedroom units with space for double bed, side table, wardrobe and dressing table.
BEDROOM TWO 12 FEET 10 INCHES X 8 FEET 4 INCHES
With radiator, coving to ceiling, window and wide shelf.
BEDROOM THREE 14 FEET 5 INCHES X 9 FEET 11 INCHES
Having radiator, full width built in wardrobes, and an original stone window with delightful views to the east over open fields.
Comprising suite of panelled bath with mixer tap shower, vanity wash hand basin with shaving light over, WC and bidet, part tiled walls, radiator and window.
SEPARATE SHOWER ROOM
Comprising double shower cubicle, WC and corner wash hand basin. Heated towel rail/radiator, window and coving.
SECOND FLOOR LANDING
Approached via a continuation of the staircase from the first floor landing. Radiator, linen cupboard and window with breathtaking views.
BEDROOM FOUR 17 FEET 11 INCHES X 11 FEET 10 INCHES
With radiator, exposed ceiling timbers, twin windows affording beautiful views, exposed stonework to one wall, cosmetic surfaces and cupboards plus built in wardrobe.
BEDROOM FIVE 11 FEET 10 INCHES X 10 FEET 4 INCHES
Having radiator, built in wardrobe, the original top of the church window with shaped openings, exposed timbers and twin windows.
Comprising corner bath with electric shower over, WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled splash backs, radiator and window.
St James is reached from the main road down a shared approach with the neighbouring farm below turning right through its own set of wrought iron gates surmounted on wide stone walls with inset tablets marked St James. From the entrance a long driveway leads up to the front where there is a wide turning/parking area providing space for numerous motor vehicles.
There are outbuildings to include DOUBLE GARAGE WITH AN ADJOINING GAMES ROOM, USEFUL STORAGE SHEDS AND GREENHOUSES.
Located to the front is the ORIGINAL CRYPT and to the rear is CELLARAGE in which is located the oil fired boiler.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
St James is set in well laid out mature gardens and grounds of approx. 0.75 acre having wide lawned areas along with a fine array of established shrubs, plants, bushes and trees, an orchard having a variety of fruit trees, a paved sun terrace from which one can sit out and enjoy the stunning surroundings and breathtaking views, plus a natural stone edge pond with waterfall and gravelled areas.
The property has mains electricity and water. Drainage is to a private tank. Heating is via the oil fired boiler contained in the cellarage. We as agents have not measured the gardens/grounds and the acreage is given as being approximate and we would advise prospective purchasers to make their own enquiries to satisfy themselves should they wish to do so.
We as the selling agents have been advised by our clients that there were no burials at the property but prospective purchasers should carry out their own due diligence to verify this point for themselves.
Leave Worcester in a westerly direction on the A44 signposted Leominster. Continue along this road for approx 14 miles and on entering Bromyard take the B4203 signposted Stourport. After around 3 miles and just before the Tedstone Delamere turn on the right the shared approach to St James is on the left hand side as indicated by the Agents Board. Go down the shared approach and the entrance to St James will be seen on the right hand side.
Alternatively proceed out of Worcester on the B4204 to the village of Martley and then take a right hand turn at the T junction and continue along passing through the village of Clifton on Teme and at the ensuing crossroads turn left in the direction of Bromyard. Go along for approx. 3-3.5 miles and the turning/shared approach to St James will be on the right.
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Measurements: All quoted room sizes are approximate and intended for general guidance. You are advised to verify all measurements of the property carefully.
Tenure: We understand the property is offered for sale FREEHOLD.
Fixtures and Fittings: All items not specifically mentioned within these details are to be excluded from the sale.
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Property Features :
- No onward chain
- Former Grade II Listed church
- Five bedrooms
- Set over three floors
- Set in approx. 0.75 acre of grounds