A Beautiful Grade II Listed Period Barn, Sympathetically Converted in 2016 with approximately 0.2 acres of gardens and a Detached Garden Studio, all set in an exclusive development of barns near to the villages of Kingsland and Shobdon in Herefordshire.
Entrance Hall – Open Plan Living Room/Dining Room – Kitchen – Downstairs WC – Cupboard Storage – Master Bedroom with Ensuite – 2 Further Double Bedrooms – Family Bathroom – Garden Studio/Office – Large Gardens of approx. 0.2 acres – Outstanding Views – Double Carport
The 2016 conversion of The Hay Loft has created a beautiful period barn, combining the character of original exposed timber beams and high-pitched bedroom ceilings with high quality fittings such as natural flooring, solid oak doors with ‘Anvil’ hardware.
The open-plan family living space and extensive gardens provide the perfect countryside home close to amenities.
Enjoying a rural location near to the villages of Shobdon and Kingsland and within an exclusive development of period barn conversions, The Hay Loft has large gardens and a home office with exceptional views of the Herefordshire countryside.
Shobdon offers a shop with post office, a pub, village hall and church.
There is a pre-school and primary school in Shobdon and secondary schools in Wigmore, only 5 miles to the north, and independent Lucton School just over 2 miles away.
The wider amenities of the market towns of Leominster and Kington are 6 miles and 9 miles respectively.
The location of the barn, down a country lane surrounded by farmland, offers endless walks from the front door and views of the Herefordshire countryside.
Entrance Hall – A light and airy welcome to the property, the Entrance Hall provides coat and boot storage and access to the Downstairs WC.
The character of the property is immediately apparent with exposed beams and peg joins now a feature of the hallway.
The Whitehall flagstone floor is a luxurious addition to the downstairs hallway, dining area and kitchen.
Downstairs WC – The well-proportioned WC has a pedestal sink and toilet with heated chrome towel rail.
Living Room/Dining Room – the Dining Room area in the heart of the house provides ample seating for family and friends and is as practical for day-to-day eating as it would be for a formal dinner party.
The Living Room has exposed beams and is naturally flooded with light from the wall of windows overlooking the patio and gardens beyond.
The room is warmed by the honey tones of oak hardwood flooring and the freestanding wood burner set on a thick slate hearth plate.
There is further cupboard storage under the oak-framed staircase.
Kitchen – the Kitchen Area is well-equipped and perfectly formed and provides access to the gardens and patio via an external door.
There is a wide breakfast bar, perfect for morning coffee and informal breakfasts with a small window out to the garden; it’s a warm and cosy spot to sit.
There are integrated Bosch appliances, including an oven and separate grill, washing machine and dishwasher as well as a large 5 burner gas hob with extractor fan.
There is also space for a large American-style fridge freezer.
The kitchen units have been thoughtfully designed, providing plenty of worksurface for preparation and base and wall units for storage.
Master Bedroom and 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 as well as a wall of windows overlooking the gardens, contributing to the light airy feel of the whole house.
The Ensuite Bathroom features a walk-in shower enclosure, WC and Victorian-style sink unit with heated chrome towel rail.
There is further storage above the Ensuite Bathroom accessed via a door hatch in the Master Bedroom that also houses the boiler and pressurised water tank.
Bedroom Two – arguably the most impressive of the 3 bedrooms, spanning the depth of the property, the vaulted and beamed ceilings display the historical character of the property and its previous life as a hayloft.
There are double doors out on to a Juliet balcony (not yet fitted) and a picture window to the front. There is also built-in storage in the form of a small cupboard.
Bedroom Three – a characterful Double Bedroom has not only exposed wall beams but also displays the wonderful open timber roof framing.
A window looks out over the patio and gardens and on to the Garden Studio.
Family Bathroom – the tiled Bathroom has full bath, pedestal basin, WC and walk-in shower and is completed with heated towel rail and skylight.
The bathrooms are finished to a particularly high standard.
Outside in the South-West Facing Gardens
The beautiful patio area, spanning the width of the house, is perfect for outdoor dining and lounging and is framed by raised sleeper borders planted with an array of grasses, flowering shrubs and espalier pear trees.
There is a large lawned area in front of the patio and along the path and up the steps, you will find a large garden shed and 5-bar gate which leads to the extensive rear gardens.
There is a detached garden studio that can be used as an artist’s studio, home office or gym and a large lawned area encircling another patio with pergola and seating area with raised pond.
Fruit trees are planted around the garden providing pear, cherry, fig, walnut, plum and apples in season and a greenhouse and raised vegetable bed allow for growing out of season.
At the rear of the garden is a smaller garden shed and fenced area with natural hedging and a slither of a wildlife haven on the edge of the fields.
The views from the large garden extend south towards the Welsh Border hills of the Cat’s Back and Black Hill and, to the north, the woodland, grazing fields and parkland closer to the property around Shobdon, Ledicot and Mortimer’s Cross.
To the front of the property is a double carport, gravel driveway and landscaped front lawn with a side gated access to the rear of the property.
Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘E’
Mains Gas and Electricity
Private Bore Hole and Pump House
Private Bio-Disk Drainage
Fibre Broadband Available
From Hereford take the A4110 Canon Pyon Road to Kingsland. Immediately after the village of Kingsland, and just before Luctonian’s Rugby Club, take the left turn, known as Hereford Lane to The Brook and Ledicot.
After approximately 1 ½ miles Ledicot Farm Barns can be found on the right-hand side.
Using the postcode HR6 9NX will take you to Ledicot Lane, and the property can be found next to Ledicot Farm.
Interested? Please visit – https://www.glasshouseproperties.com/properties/property/12174128-shobdon-leominster
Price: Offers in excess of £500,000