Guide Price £1.2 Million Sold
An elegant house in a mature setting with a separate cottage and a vineyard
- Drawing room
- Dining room Kitchen
- Two bedroomed wing with sitting room, dining room and kitchen
- Six bedrooms
- Two bathrooms
- Garden cottage with two bedrooms and garaging
- Outbuildings and stables
- Swimming pool Mature garden
In all about 5.8 acres
Beeches is exceptionally well located. The village of Upton Bishop is a pretty south Herefordshire village with an excellent pub, a nursery school, a primary school at Gorsley and a far greater choice of schools in the region, be it towards Malvern, Ross, Monmouth or Cheltenham. Its proximity to Junction 1 of the
M50 also makes it quick and easy to be in the Midlands or south towards Bristol via the M5.
The area is rolling countryside, rich in its agricultural diversity and the local market town of Ross, which stands prominently overlooking the River Wye, provides all the day to day needs.
Beeches, at one time known as The Baches, has been in the same family ownership for over 50 years. The formal front drive, one of two entrances, sweeps up to the front and side of the house, which looks proud and elegant overlooking its mature garden. There is a large welcoming hall with the main staircase, cloakroom, and store room with its door down to the excellent wine cellar. The drawing room, a wonderful room for entertaining has a wood burning stove at the far end and a walk in drinks/glass cupboard. The library/ study has fitted book shelves (behind which is a fireplace). The elegant dining room also has a wood burning store and French doors out on to the loggia, which the fully fitted kitchen also enjoys. The utility room, accessed behind the main staircase includes the back stairs. The back corridor, off which is a store room and a door back into the drawing room, leads into the east wing, which is a self- contained annexe (using the back stairs to its two bedrooms) with a dining room with a magnificent range (at one time the original kitchen), a sitting room with a wood burning stove, a utility room and good kitchen and door to the back garden.
The large landing and corridors link the five bedrooms along the south elevation of the house, which are also interconnecting. At the back of the house is a further bedroom along with two bathrooms a cloakroom and airing cupboard. A door leads through to the two bedrooms and a bathroom in the east wing.
The back drive with its beech and lime avenue is the second and alternative business entrance to the other parts of Beeches being the land, vineyard, cottage, stable and outbuildings.
The Cottage, stables and outbuildings
Behind the house is the Garden Cottage also known as the Orchard Flat. Principally on the first floor with its two bedrooms, a bathroom, a sitting room with a wood burning stove and kitchen. It also currently utilises a store room and office (also the boiler room) on the ground floor where there are also two garages. Along the back drive there are potting and garden machinery sheds and store rooms. Along the garden wall are further store rooms and wood sheds as well as the old dovecote and a sauna and changing room.
At the top of the back drive is the stable courtyard, a group of buildings which include five loose boxes, a tack room and feed room and open sided hay barns.
The Vineyard and paddock
The vineyard was planted in 1991. There are some 16 rows
of various grape varieties such as Rondo, Regent, Madelaine Angevine and Seyval be they red, white or rose varieties. The vineyard produces on average about 1000 bottles per annum processed through Three Choirs Vineyard.
The paddock amounting to about 2 acres runs beside the vineyard with gates from the stable courtyard or the back drive.
The formal gardens lie on the south side of the house with sloping lawns and are dominated by mature trees be they cedar, chestnut, wellingtonia, larch and pine. Below the swimming pool are more secret gardens along the garden wall.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.
Fixtures and Fittings
The fitted carpets are included. Certain light fittings and curtains may be available separately.
Leaving the Moody Cow pub on the right hand side in the village of Upton Bishop, take the left hand fork off the main road towards Kempley and Dymock. The main gates to the house are on the left hand side after about 100 yards.
Strictly by appointment with the joint agents Bengough Property 01568 720159 and Knight Frank 01905 723438.