A farmhouse dating back to the 16th century is up for sale in Herefordshire.
Hope Farm in Edvin Loach, Bromyard, has a Grade II* star listing .
It was formerly part of the Saltmarsh Castle/Barnaby Estate. The castle was pulled down in the 1950s.
When the farmhouse was listed in 1952, it was with the citation “16th century with north end rebuilt in painted brickwork in the 18th century. On east front is a good two storey gabled porch with oak posts and shaped brackets supporting the projecting upper storey, the sides have turned balusters, moulded bressummer to upper storey. 17th century interior staircase.”
It has been in the same farming family for generations and though in need of some modernisation, it is rich in original features.
The dramatic porch is the focal point of the front elevation.
However, in more recent times the back of the house has been the main point of entry.
The property offers almost 4,300 sq ft of space.
Accommodation includes a farmhouse breakfast kitchen with scullery and cold room off. There is also a utility and storage.
Reception rooms include a drawing room, dining room and sitting room.
There are two staircases to the first floor .
Upstairs are six bedrooms, all of them rich in character, and a family bathroom.
Outside the farm is reached via a long driveway which leads to a yard at the back providing turning and parking for a number of vehicles.
A detached period barn that is timber framed and built from Herefordshire stone would be ideal for conversion, subject to planning permission.
There is another stone outbuilding which was formerly a pig cot.
At the front of the house there are formal gardens which are mainly laid to lawn with a paddock beyond. To the side there is a grassed paddock. In total the land covers around two and a half acres.
A further 8.7 acres are available by separate negotiation.
Hope Farm is situated in a secluded spot on the Worcestershire/Herefordshire borders.
Bridleways and footpaths crisscross the area providing plenty of opportunity for outdoor pursuits.
The picturesque towns of Bromyard and Tenbury Wells have an array of shops and restaurants.
There are excellent schools in the area including Abberley Hall Prep School and St Richards School.
AGENT: Andrew Grant
TEL: 01905 734735
GUIDE PRICE: £550,000