An Outstanding Example of a Grade II Listed Period Barn Conversion with a Detached 3 Storey Annexe, set in the exclusive development of Weston Court Barns on the outskirts of the sought-after village of Pembridge in Herefordshire.
Main House: Entrance Hall – Open Plan Kitchen/Breakfast Room/Family Room – Separate Large Sitting Room – Dining Room – Walk-in Pantry – Utility Room – Downstairs WC – Principal Bedroom with Ensuite – 2nd Double Bedroom with Walk-in Wardrobe & Ensuite – 3rd Double Bedroom – 4th Double Bedroom/Dressing Room – Family Bathroom
Annexe: Ground Floor: Open Plan Sitting/Dining Room – Double Bedroom Area – Kitchenette – Shower Room – Decking
Second & Third Floor: Double Bedroom; Currently Study/Home Office – Separate WC – Double Bedroom Above
Grounds: Separate Double Garage – Gravelled Driveway with Private Intercom Secure Gates – Detached Boot Room & Wood Store – Patio – Enclosed Landscaped Gardens
The 2009 conversion of The Cider House and Cider Press Annexe has created an outstanding and luxurious property with over 5,000 sq. ft of living space in rural Herefordshire, epitomising the barn conversions that are so much in demand.
The property marries the character of exposed timber beams and high-pitched bedroom ceilings with high quality fittings such as downstairs underfloor heating and an open plan family living space which gives the home the perfect balance of modern living whilst being surrounded by the historic fabric of the building.
The 3 storey Annexe offers ideal multi-generational living or guest accommodation either, as currently, across the ground floor with kitchen, shower room and open plan living/bedroom, leaving the upper floors with separate entrance, to use as Study/Home Office and Games Room or easily reconfigured to include all 3 floors into an impressive self-contained detached home.
Enjoying a rural location within an elegant and exclusive development of just 4 barns, the property is situated less than 2 miles from the sought-after village of Pembridge, part of ‘The Black and White Village Trail’ with its medieval timber-framed buildings.
The village offers several shops, a post office, an art gallery, a farm shop and a number of award-winning restaurants, pubs and tea rooms. There is an Ofsted “Outstanding” primary school in Pembridge and secondary schools Lady Hawkins and Weobley both within 6 miles.
The wider amenities of the market towns of Kington and Leominster are 4½ miles and 9 miles respectively.
The gourmet destination of Ludlow and the city of Hereford are an equidistant at 17 miles. The location of the barn, down a country lane surrounded by farmland, offers endless walks from the front door and views of arable and grazing fields around.
The Cider House
Driveway & Outbuilding – Intercom secured electrically operated gates open onto a courtyard style paved driveway with access to the annexe, through discrete modern fencing to the left, the detached boot room and wood store to the right and The Cider House immediately to the front.
The boot room is the perfect place to clean off muddy boots and muddy paws after a long walk in the countryside, with hot and cold running water and a dog tunnel that directly joins to the utility room inside the house.
The property has been thoughtfully designed to suit the lifestyle of country living and create practical solutions.
Ground Floor: Open Plan Kitchen/Breakfast Room/Family Room – As you enter the property from the front door into the heart of the home, you are immediately struck by the expansive open-plan living space.
The Family Room has space for a large L-shaped sofa and TV and houses a freestanding log burner in the corner.
The high ceilings with skylights and windows to the front create the perfect lounging area within the heart of the home that is both well-connected and light and airy.
The high specification, fully-fitted Kitchen offers an expansive central island with breakfast bar to one side where wood-fronted units smartly contrast with the black granite countertops.
Amid the storage units and drawers, the island has a stainless steel sink and a half, with integrated dishwasher below and wine fridge.
Framed around the kitchen are cabinets with integrated appliances and storage, including a multi-purpose oven/microwave, champagne bottle rack and space for both a large range cooker with stainless steel splash-back and hood above and US style fridge/freezer.
Beside a tall window, with views across the country lane to open fields beyond, is the Walk-in Pantry with plenty of storage set across fitted shelving.
The Utility Room with stable door to the Family Room is fitted with a stainless steel sink with drainer and houses the washing machine and tumble dryer, as well as the oil-fired Worcester boiler and water tank.
There are extensive kitchen cabinets for additional storage or further integrated appliances or freestanding fridge/freezer as well as plenty of room to hang coats and store boots.
The hatch, which links via a dog tunnel to the detached boot room, is below the window.
Dining Room – The formal Dining Room accessed from the Kitchen offers a touch of luxurious elegance with exposed beams, recessed lighting and warm oak flooring.
The room utilises the views of the garden in two three-quarter height windows framing lovely views through the rose arbours.
There is also an External Door which opens onto the patio, ideal for outdoor dining and free flow from the kitchen and sitting room, ideal for entertaining on warm, sunny evenings.
Central Hall – The historic character of the property is immediately evident in the Central Hall with exposed timber wall beams and a warm oak staircase.
The flagstone floor with underfloor heating extends into the Downstairs WC creating stylish continuity. The spacious Downstairs WC has a wall-mounted Geberit WC and a table-top mounted basin.
Sitting Room – An expansive room with exposed beams is naturally flooded with light from a wall of full-height windows, and central French doors leading out onto the brick patio and gardens beyond.
The room is warmed by the honey tones of oak hardwood flooring and the freestanding wood burner set on a slate hearth plate.
First Floor: Principle Bedroom & Ensuite – The spacious Double Bedroom, in common with all the bedrooms, is carpeted and displays an impressive vaulted ceiling and exposed beams with high, pitched ceilings contributing to the light airy feel of the whole house.
The Principle Bedroom enjoys twin windows overlooking the front of the property and open countryside beyond.
The luxurious Ensuite Bathroom features not only a jacuzzi bath with retractable shower attachment but a glass screened, walk-in shower enclosure with rain shower and lower, regular shower attachment.
The bathroom further provides twin table-top basins, and both Geberit WC and bidet.
The room is completed with full-height heated towel rail and warmed beneath the tile flooring by electric underfloor heating. Currently accessed directly from the Master, the fourth Bedroom has been made into a dedicated Dressing Room.
It is fully fitted with an array of storage with multiple open hanging rails, oak drawers, pull-out shoe racks and cubby hole display cases for shoes and handbags.
Bedroom 2 & Ensuite – A spacious Double Bedroom again with beautiful original beams is flooded with light from a wall of windows framing views over the gardens.
This bedroom is perfectly proportioned with a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite shower room.
The wardrobe is fully fitted with open hanging rails, shoe racks and set of glass-fronted drawers for display.
The Ensuite with exposed beams features a walk-in shower enclosure, wall-mounted WC, table-top basin and is completed with heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3 – A characterful Double Bedroom has not only exposed wall beams but also displays the wonderful open timber roof framing with exceptional head clearance that epitomise sympathetically converted barns.
Twin windows look out over the gardens to the stone and timber-clad Annexe.
Bedroom 4 – Currently incorporated into the Master Suite as a dedicated Dressing Room this fourth Double Bedroom, with exposed beams and tall window, could be reinstated by simply replacing the door to the landing (Please note that a door from the landing has been added to the floor plan as an example of where it was originally).
Family Bathroom – The tiled Bathroom has full bath with waterfall tap, table-top basin, both WC and bidet and is completed with heated towel rail and skylight.
Detached 3 Storey Annexe
Annexe – Occupying the original Cider House with apple press concealed beneath the flooring, the stone and timber-clad annexe has been converted to provide charming accommodation across three floors.
The ground floor offers an ideal self-contained apartment with oak flooring with underfloor heating, and an open plan Sitting/Dining Room and Bedroom Area with separate Kitchen, and Shower Room.
The Sitting Room basks in an expanse of windows and, with French doors leading out onto a composite raised deck with metal pergola, is ideal for outdoor dining.
Initially there is a large Double Bedroom, from which opens a Kitchenette home to an oil-fired Worcester boiler, it is fitted with units, stainless steel sink with drainer and space for microwave and under-counter fridge.
The Shower Room has large shower cubicle, WC and basin with integral storage beneath.
Accessed via an external staircase, the second floor offers a spacious carpeted room, currently used as a Study/Home Office with fitted wall of bookcases and storage cupboards, with also a separate WC with hand basin.
Stairs lead up again to the final characterful room with exposed beams providing a carpeted Double Bedroom or games room ideal for music, gaming or hobbies.
The installation of an internal staircase to connect the ground and first floor would enable a reconfiguration of the entire Annexe into an even more luxurious 2/3 Double Bedroom self-contained home, ideal for multi-generational living or guest accommodation.
Beyond the intercom-secure, electric double gates sweeps the brick paved driveway with ample parking and within a private courtyard style entrance.
A mixture of hedging, stone walls and fencing create privacy and garden boundaries. Beside the house is the outbuilding, currently used as a boot room and wood store which has the space for the storage of bikes, and other equipment.
There is also hot and cold running water, ideal for hosing off the mud from boots and dogs after coming home from country walks.
The landscaped gardens offer specimen trees with discreet screening of bamboo in galvanised planters and pathways leading to the dining patio and raised deck of the Annexe.
There are metal archways for climbing roses that delineate the wide garden path that leads to the patio and sun terrace of the main house.
Beyond the gates, following the private drive around the property, is the detached garaging block, of which the central Double Garage with twin double timber doors provides a single, internal space with power and lighting, easy parking for 2 cars and is surrounded with fitted shelving.
Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘F’ – Annexe ‘A’
Oil-fired Central Heating
Double Glazed Throughout
Mains Electricity, Water
Private Bio-Disk Drainage
Fibre Broadband Available
From Hereford take the A438 Brecon Road and at the Whitecross roundabout take the third exit onto Three Elms Road, continuing straight for 10 miles along the A4110 through Canon Pyon.
Turn slight left onto B4457 to Pembridge. Continue through the village of Pembridge on the A44 and in 2 miles turn left to Weston.
Take the first right turn into Weston Court Barns.
The property is to be found on the immediate right, marked with a GlassHouse ‘For Sale’ board.