Mordiford, Herefordshire


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
VIEWINGS COMMENCING 25th February - call early to book your appointment - A stunning early 18th century former rectory, prominently positioned in a lovely village setting, on the Eastern side of the Cathedral City of Hereford.

Situation and Description

This beautiful house must be one of Herefordshire s best known landmark properties, as it occupies a prominent position adjacent to Mordiford church; overlooking the River Lugg and farmland beyond. The village itself lies to the south and east of the Cathedral City of Hereford (approximately 4 miles) and has a very highly regarded primary school, the Moon public house and some post office facilities. Further amenities are available at the nearby village of Fownhope (2 miles) and of course at Hereford itself which offers an extensive range of shopping and leisure facilities, as well as road and rail links to other parts of the country and, of course, the Cathedral itself, which hosts the world renowned Three Choirs Festival.

The Old Rectory is the major portion of a Grade II Listed Queen Ann house, which in the main dates back to the early 18th century, and is a very fine example of the architecture of that period. It is a classic foursquare period house, in a highly desirable location and offers a rare opportunity to purchase a property of this stature.

Many original features have been retained, such as shuttered sash windows, original flooring, fireplaces, panelled walls to the dining room and much more. The kitchen is a beautiful bespoke and well-designed kitchen/breakfast room with the luxury of underfloor heating. As a whole, the house has a lovely feeling of light and space throughout.

On arrival, The Old Rectory s driveway sweeps up to the front of the house and to an extensive parking and turning area. Steps from here lead up to the front door and to a well-proportioned entrance porch with mosaic tiled floor and a further door leading into a very welcoming reception hall, with an original staircase rising to the first floor. There is a light and spacious drawing room and separate sitting room, which interconnect to make them very versatile for entertaining with a wonderful dual aspect to the front and rear. Large double doors from the reception hall open into a separate dining room, which is full of character, and again has lovely views. The kitchen/breakfast room has been completely refitted in recent years with a hand-made kitchen which has a light granite working surfaces with an extensive range of cupboards and drawers as well as a range of fitted appliances and a Travertine tiled floor. Access from here can be gained, not only to the sun terrace, patio and the gardens beyond, but to the basement which provides utility and storage space, as well a second kitchen and wine store with original bins. There is also a basement workshop or hobby room, ample storage and separate access onto the front driveway. In our view, the basement offers huge potential for further living accommodation, if required.

From the reception hall a lovely period staircase rises to a large, light and spacious first floor landing with simply stunning views, particularly to the front. From here access can be gained to three large double bedrooms with the master bedroom in particular having a wonderful triple bay window with views overlooking the rear garden. The rooms on this floor are supported by a large and well-appointed bathroom which includes a spacious linen cupboard. A staircase continues to the second floor where there are three further bedrooms, a study area and a second bathroom.

To the front of the house the driveway is edged by a stone wall to one side and a mature yew hedge to the other. The front gardens are laid predominately to lawn with a number of trees, a mixed herbaceous border and four rose beds. There is an attractive wrought iron fence, with a gateway, that leads past the side of the property to the rear gardens, which are an absolute delight and almost entirely enclosed on all sides by brick and stone walling which is only interrupted by a small section of timber fencing in one corner. The gardens are laid predominately to lawn and are well established and have extensive well stocked herbaceous and shrub borders, a number of trees, including a magnolia, and as mentioned before, a raised sun terrace. There is a separate kitchen garden which is partly enclosed by a large and mature yew hedge which creates a garden within a garden. This has a productive vegetable section, as well as a number of fruit trees and a useful greenhouse/potting shed. In all, the gardens offer a safe and secure environment particularly for a family. Set in the rear boundary wall there is a private doorway that provides easy access to the rear.

Services and Considerations mains gas, mains electricity, mains water and private 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 G. EPC n/a. Tenure freehold.

Directions From Hereford proceed out of the City in an easterly direction on the A438 towards Ledbury. After passing the fire station on the left in St Owens Street take the next right hand turning onto the B4224 signposted to Fownhope. Pass through the village of Hampton Bishop and continue until you reach the village of Mordiford. Pass over the bridge and take the second left hand driveway which will take you to the property.

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