Kenchester, Hereford


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  • Bedrooms: 5
Well situated and within easy reach of the cathedral city of Hereford, a charming and deceptively spacious period house, offering very versatile living accommodation with potential for a variety of uses.

Situation and Description

The Residence is one of a cluster of individual properties that are somewhat tucked away on a no-through road at Kenchester. The thriving village of Credenhill is within walking distance, which offers a range of facilities including a primary school, village hall and a range of shops including a village store. The cathedral city of Hereford is only 3 miles away and offers more extensive facilities as well as road and rail links to other parts of the country.

The Residence itself, is a fascinating period property which offers extremely versatile living accommodation which could be suitable for two families. It was once owned by Lady Southampton, and during her ownership we understand the original cottage was extended to include a late Georgian wing and a school room for girls. Many period features still remain including high corniced ceilings, fireplaces, and original timber flooring. More modern benefits include oil fired central heating and double glazing to the majority of windows many of which have attractive views to both the front and rear.

On arrival a front door leads into an enclosed entrance porch with flagged floor and door to the main reception hall again this has a flagstone floor and a door to a lovely Georgian drawing room with 11ft ceiling, dual aspect with windows overlooking the gardens and period fireplace with fitted multi-fuel fire. There is a separate spacious dining room which again has a period fireplace, stripped floorboards, picture rail, built in cupboards and direct access to the gardens as well as a walk-in butler s pantry with stone sink and shelving. A comfortable kitchen/breakfast room lies in the original part of the cottage and is fitted with a range of working surfaces, window to front, built-in double oven, hob, a former fireplace housing the central heating boiler and an adjoining utility room with a range of cupboards and a door to separate wc.

There is a useful study with a door through to the former school room which offers lots of additional space and has huge potential for a variety of uses. It has a vaulted ceiling, attractive arched windows, a large living area plus study/ small bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and a spiral staircase leading to a first floor mezzanine bedroom.

From the main reception hall, a half turn staircase leads up to a small landing at the front of the house which in turn provides access to three of the bedrooms, all with westerly views over farmland. The staircase then splits to the two main bedrooms, which lie in the Georgian half of the house, with bedroom one having a dual aspect a high ceiling and lovely views towards Credenhill Wood and bedroom two with attractive views over farmland as well as fitted bookcases, a fireplace and an adjoining linen cupboard, which could potentially be converted to an en suite shower room. At present the bedrooms are serviced by a family bathroom, a small shower room and an en suite wc in bedroom five.

From the main reception hall, there is access to an excellent two room cellar (with separate external access) which provides considerable storage and workshop or utility space.

Outside, the property is approached from the village lane by driveways at either end of the garden, each leading to a garage, and provide plenty of parking and access to a garden store and garden workshop. The gardens form a particular feature of The Residence and are well enclosed and very private and laid predominately to lawn with a large variety of trees and shrubs, including yew, magnolia, apple, damson, pear and much more. There are well stocked herbaceous borders and a pathway leads around the property which provide some lovely views over adjoining farmland to Credenhill Wood in the distance, and views to Hay Bluff in the west and the Malvern Hills to the east.

Services and Considerations Oil fired central heating, mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage .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 band F. EPC tbc. Tenure freehold.


From Hereford, proceed out of the city on the A438 in a westerly direction towards Brecon. After leaving the city, and having passed through the small village of Stretton Sugwas , take a right hand turning opposite Weir Farm signposted to Kenchester and Bishopstone. Continue up the hill and take the second turning on the right hand side. The Residence will be found immediately after the chapel on the right.

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