A Most Interesting Half Timbered 17th Century Grade II* Listed Town House Situated In The Heart Of Ledbury Offering Deceptively Spacious Six Bedroomed Accommodation With An Adjoining Former Chapel, Delightful Walled Garden, Off Road Parking And A Detached Garage. Internal Inspection Essential. EPC E. No chain.
Abbey House is situated in the heart of Ledbury, a thriving and expanding town which has a range of local facilities and amenities including shops, schools, churches, restaurants, theatre, doctors surgeries, community hospital and a mainline railway station, with direct links to Hereford, Worcester, Birmingham New Street, Oxford, Reading and London Paddington. The cities of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester are all approximately 16 miles distant with the M50 motorway available approximately 4 miles to the south of the town.
Abbey House is a half-timbered Grade II* listed town house thought to have been originally built for a prosperous Elizabethan merchant and is a fine example of early 17th century architecture. The property is situated in an excellent location in the heart of Ledbury with a delightful walled garden at the rear.
Abbey House is a most interesting property, which offers unique and charming acommodation. The property has retained many lovely character features including extensive exposed timbering, superb fireplaces and interesting canted bay windows into the street, yet has the benefit of gas central heating and partial secondary glazing.
In addition to the principal accommodation there is an intriguing annexe at the rear, which incorporates a former chapel and mezzanine gallery complete with leaded stained glass windows and an impressive vaulted ceiling. The former chapel is understood to have been formerly used as a school and would lend itself to a variety of alternative uses, both residential and commercial, or could easily form a self-contained annexe subject to any necessary consents.
The accommodation is arranged at ground floor level with a large reception hall leading to the drawing room with an ornate open fireplace and sitting room with French windows opening into a conservatory. A rear lobby provides access to a study, cloakroom, large breakfast kitchen, utility room and family/games room. On the first floor, a galleried landing leads to six bedrooms and two bathrooms. There are four bedrooms located at the front of the house, which enjoy an outlook across Ledbury high street. A further rear landing leads to the chapel, mezzanine gallery and attic store.
The configuration of the main accommodation would lend itself to a variety of commercial uses including a guest house, antique centre or restaurant (subject to planning permission).
To the rear of Abbey House there is a delightful walled garden with a patio seating area, lawn and variety of planted shrub borders. There is vehicular access from Bank Crescent with parking for several vehicles and a detached garage.
Offered with no onward chain an internal inspection is deemed essential.
The property is one of the most interesting and intriguing in the town and comprises (with approximate dimensions):
Reception Hall 4.18m (13ft 6in) x 4.11m (13ft 3in)
Wooden entrance door with leaded windows each side. Impressive staircase with turned wooden balustrade to first floor. Patterned tiled floor. Central heating radiator. Picture rail. Meter cupboard. Door to inner hall. Doors to
Drawing Room 7.18m (23ft 2in) x 4.11m (13ft 3in)
plus walk-in projecting bay with secondary glazed windows. Secondary glazed windows to the front of the property. Cornicing. Picture rail. Ceiling lights. Attractive marble fireplace with inset grate and cast iron folding patterned doors. Fitted full height book shelf to one wall with cupboards under. Dado rail. Two central heating radiators.
Sitting Room 5.24m (16ft 11in) x 4.78m (15ft 5in)
Front facing window with secondary glazing. Exposed ceiling beams. Ceiling coving. Marble fireplace with gas fire. Two built in bookcases. Radiator. French windows to
Conservatory 3.51m (11ft 4in) x 1.89m (6ft 1in)
With tiled floor and glazed external door leading to the garden.
Part glazed external door leading to the garden. Built in cupboard. Doors to
Wash hand basin. W.C. Concord gas fired central heating boiler.
Study 3.80m (12ft 3in) x 3.51m (11ft 4in)
Secondary glazed window to garden. Ceiling light. Small tiled fire surround housing gas fire. Radiator. Exposed wall beams.
Breakfast Kitchen 6.71m (21ft 8in) x 4.44m (14ft 4in)
The kitchen is fitted with a range of wood fronted units comprising base cupboards and drawers with work surface over and tiled splashbacks. One and a half bowl sink unit with cupboards under. Fitted wall cupboards. Glazed wall cupboards. Gas fired aga.
Rear facing window. Exposed wall and ceiling beams. Radiator. Space for fridge freezer. Space for electric cooker. Space for dishwasher. Step up to:
Utility Room 5.99m (19ft 4in) x 2.76m (8ft 11in)
Two windows overlooking the garden. Sink unit with cupboards under. Plumbing for washing machine. Three walk-in pantries. Store cupboard with shelving. Exposed timbering. Radiator. Door to garden. Stairs to first floor rear landing. Door to
Family Room 8.31m (26ft 10in) x 4.54m (14ft 8in)
Two windows and double door leading to the garden.
First Floor Galleried Landing
Impressive galleried landing. Airing cupboard with hot water tank and slatted shelving. Doors to
Master Bedroom 5.47m (17ft 8in) plus bay x 4.75m (15ft 4in)
A superb room with vaulted beamed ceiling. Exposed wall beams. Attractive secondary glazed bay window to front overlooking Ledbury high street. Window overlooking the rear garden. Ornate fire surround. Built-in wardrobe. Wash hand basin with cupboard under. Radiator.
Bedroom 2 4.65m (15ft) x 3.51m (11ft 4in)
Secondary glazed window to the front of the property. Further canted bay window overlooking Ledbury high street. Stone and marble fire surround housing gas fire. Exposed timbering. Built-in wardrobe. Pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator.
Bedroom 3 4.23m (13ft 8in) x 2.63m (8ft 6in)
With attractive small oriel window. Built-in wardrobe. Wash hand basin with cupboard under, mirror and shelf.
Bedroom 4 2.99m (9ft 8in) x 2.87m (9ft 3in)
Rear facing sash window. Fire surround with grate. Fitted wardrobe with double doors. Wash hand basin with cupboard below. Exposed beam. Radiator.
With suite comprising panelled bath with hand grips and telephone style shower over, wash hand basin and W.C. Fitted heated towel rail. Wall tiling. Rear facing sash window.
Bedroom 5 4.65m (15ft) x 3.56m (11ft 6in)
Front facing secondary glazed window. Built-in wardrobe. Gas fire set in ornate surround. Radiator.
With suite comprising panelled bath with hand grips and shower over, shower cubicle housing Mira shower, W.C. And wash hand basin. Opaque glazed window. Towel rail. Shaver/light point. Radiator.
Bedroom 6/Study 4.65m (15ft) x 3.56m (11ft 6in)
Window overlooking the garden. Radiator. Exposed timbering. Door to rear landing.
Radiator. Exposed timbering. Stairs to gallery.
Chapel 8.83m (28ft 6in) x 4.54m (14ft 8in)
A most impressive and substantial chapel, which is understood to have in former years been used as a schoolroom. The chapel features a superb vaulted ceiling, three beautiful stained leaded windows, extensive exposed timbering and at one end is overlooked by a:
Gallery 4.54m (14ft 8in) x 2.58m (8ft 4in)
With wood panelling.
Attic Room 6.33m (20ft 5in) x 4.54m (14ft 8in)
To the rear of Abbey House is a most delightful walled garden which provides a superb secluded haven. Steps lead up from the rear of the property through a large stone patio, with a colourful and prolifically planted borders and beneath a flower strewn archway to a lawn interspersed with raised flower beds and a herb bed. The whole of the garden is a delight and has a wide variety of plants, shrubs and flowers. There is also a summer house. At the rear of the garden, with access from Bank Crescent, is a driveway with parking for several vehicles giving access to a detached garage 22' x 17'6 with twin doors and personal door.
We have been advised that mains services are connected to the property. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant local authority. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending occupiers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.
From the Ledbury Office turn left at the traffic lights, proceed through the town and the property will be found on the right-hand side.
council tax band "G"
This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.
Energy Perfomance Certificate
The EPC rating for this property is E (49).
By appointment to be made through the Agent's Ledbury Office (Tel:
Intending purchasers will be required to produce identification documentation and proof of funding in order to comply with The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017. More information can be made available upon request.
John Goodwin frics has made every effort to ensure that measurements and particulars are accurate however prospective purchasers/tenants must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the accuracy of the information provided. No information with regard to planning use, structural integrity, tenure, availability/operation, business rates, services or appliances has been formerly verified and therefore prospective purchasers/tenants are requested to seek validation of all such matters prior to submitting a formal or informal intention to purchase/lease the property or enter into any contract.
We are advised (subject to legal confirmation) that the property is freehold.