Aylton, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
Escape to the country with a profitable rental income and a fabulous country home

* Profitable, 5 cottage holiday rental business

* Super, 5 bed/4 bathroom country house (c. 3,619 sq ft)

* Bespoke kitchen, 3 receptions, garden room, home office

* Large private garden, ample parking, good access

Location * Mileages: Ledbury 4 miles, Hereford 11 miles, Malvern 13 miles, Gloucester 21 miles, Worcester 22 miles, Cheltenham 26 miles, Birmingham 55 miles, Central London 130 miles

* Road: M50 (Jct 2) 8 miles, M5 (Jct 8) 19½ miles

* Railway: Ledbury, Malvern, Gloucester & Worcester Parkway (24 miles)

* Airport: Birmingham (44 miles), Bristol (75 miles)

Summary of Features * Profitable, 5 cottage holiday rental business

* Super, 5 bed/4 bathroom period country house (c. 3,619 sq ft) with cellar

* Attractive fitted kitchen with range cooker & utility room

* 3 reception rooms/garden room/home office, fast broadband

* Large private garden, ample parking, good access

Acreage About 1.40 acres in total.

Situation Enjoy an enviable rural lifestyle; located off a quiet country lane and surrounded by attractive countryside. White House is in the desirable hamlet of Aylton; conveniently located just 4 miles from the popular market town of Ledbury and at the heart of a friendly community with a pop-up pub, annual cricket match and many local events. The surrounding countryside is characterised by orchards and traditional farms, with Marcle Ridge enhancing this scenic landscape. Classed as a conservation area, the region offers a sought-after rural lifestyle combined with excellent road/rail/air communications.

White House * White House is a fabulous listed property, a beautifully presented period home believed to date from c.17th century. Styled to tastefully combine modern living with character and charm.

* This spacious property has ample accommodation and 5 genuine bedrooms.

* The welcoming kitchen is the heart of this lovely home, overlooking the private garden. This bespoke fitted kitchen provides plenty of storage and features a range cooker with induction hob, integrated dishwasher and fridge, central island and quartz work-surfaces. The adjoining utility room provides space for further appliances, has a separate WC and rear door access.

* A separate home office comes with an excellent fibre broadband connection of up to 900 mbps available.

* The attractive, oak-framed garden room is currently used for dining and adjoins the kitchen. This lovely, light room overlooks the lawned garden, with direct access to a paved patio area, perfect for al fresco eating.

White House Ctd. * An inglenook fireplace inset with wood burning stove takes centre stage in the comfortable sitting room. A second reception room, also with a wood burning stove, offers scope for a variety of uses, currently a TV/playroom but could make a formal dining room or library.

* Stairs to a split landing leads to 4 bedrooms, 3 double rooms and a single room, plus the family bathroom. All bedrooms have walk-in wardrobes/storage. The spacious main bedroom and adjacent double room both have en-suite shower rooms and lead off a sizeable reception room.

* The 5th bedroom on the second floor is a good-sized double room with en-suite shower room, distant country views and a walk-in wardrobe.

Holiday Cottage Business * 5 cottages provide an established and healthy income with a light management touch, all converted period outbuildings which are run as a holiday letting business. With a combination of rural tranquillity and an abundance of historical and tourist attractions across the Three Counties region, this business is ideally located to benefit from the buoyant UK tourism market.

* The business has been operated by the current owners for 8 years and has excellent financial viability, with good further scope. Performance details are available on request.

* 5 characterful holiday cottages offer a range of 1 & 2 bed accommodation. All equipped for self-catering with kitchen, dining and living space within a secluded courtyard setting.

* The cottages lie within the private grounds of White House, sharing the entrance drive. Each cottage benefits from individual parking and patio areas.

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The Outside * The property is approached off a quiet country lane via a private, gated entrance, leading to a gravelled drive with ample parking.

* A private triple length garage/workshop provides good storage space.

* The large private garden lies to the rear of the house, mainly lawned and complemented by a variety of mature, specimen trees, shrubs and flowering plants.

* There is a small, productive apple orchard, the produce is currently used for juicing.

Services (Main House): Mains electricity and water. Private drainage (treatment plant). Oil fired central heating. Under floor heating to kitchen and garden room. 2 wood-burning stoves.

(Holiday Cottages): Mains electricity and water. Shared private drainage (with main house). Electric storage heating with LPG gas stoves in 4 cottages.

Broadband (all properties) BT fibre broadband is connected (70 Mb d/l, up to 900 mb available).

Local Authority Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.

Council Tax Main House: Band "G" - £3,362 for 2021/22

Business Rates The cottages are business rated (£4,491 for 2021/22) but receive 100% rate relief.

Listing This property is Grade II Listed.

EPC Main house exempt due to Listed status, cottages exempt due to status as a holiday letting business.

Fixtures & Fittings The Rangemaster (at guide price), curtain fixtures, all lights and fitted carpets are included with the sale. Cottages contents are as seen and to include all contents, linen and towels.

Schools Primary: Ashperton and Much Marcle. Further information is available at www.herefordshire.gov.uk

Secondary: Ledbury. Further information is available at www.herefordshire.gov.uk

Independent: Hereford, Colwall and Malvern have some outstanding independent schools. Further information is available at www.isc.co.uk

Local The charming market town of Ledbury provides a comprehensive range of domestic retail and leisure facilities as well as a Cottage Hospital and Railway Station. More extensive retail and cultural opportunities are available in Hereford, Worcester and Cheltenham. Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff are also within very good driving distance.

Recreational Culturally, Ledbury is host to a poetry festival and nearby Malvern has a renowned theatre and cinema. The area also offers a wealth of sporting activities with many fine walks and rides along the Marcle Ridge. The Malvern Hills, Forest of Dean and Wye Valley are renowned for their great natural beauty and accessibility. The Three Counties Showground is nearby and hosts a range of events throughout the year from agricultural, equestrian and motor shows to antique fairs.

Post Code HR8 2RQ.

Directions From the M50 (Jct 2): take the A417 to Ledbury, follow the ring road round left and at the 3rd roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the A449 towards Ross-on-Wye. Continue to the next roundabout at Preston Cross, turn right on the A4172 towards Leominster. Continue on this road for approximately 2 miles and after passing New Bridge Farm Park on the left, take the next left turn signed to Aylton & Putley. The White House will be found on your left after 0.4 miles, by the grass triangle in the road.

Viewings By prior appointment via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.

Agents Notes Notes Grant & Co and their clients give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. The Agents has not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Fixtures & Fittings Unless mentioned specifically all fixtures & fittings are excluded from the sale.

Cottages Contents Sold as seen to include all cottage contents, linen and towels.


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