Chapel Lane, Kenchester, Hereford


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  • Bedrooms: 5
A glorious detached former Victorian school, now brought up to date with adaptable and spacious living accommodation and mesmerising garden full of surprises and an amazing array of fruit and vegetables. With 5 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms, outbuildings, triple garage/workshop, garden room; the list of benefits is very long and we urge you to view at your earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.


Home is where the heart is and this property has for the last 40 years been at the heart of the current owners journey through life and over the years has undergone a transformation from a pretty Victorian building in to this wonderfully practical and adaptable family home. They have retained much of the character but supplemented it with well thought out additions including a stunning modern family room, incorporating the old playground and outbuildings into a Mediterranean style courtyard; developed the gardens into exciting formal, vegetable, fruit and play areas and interspersed with oak buildings, greenhouse, poly-tunnel, wild flowers and oodles of charm. Views to the rear over Creden Hill Woods and the full length of The Black Mountains and Hay Bluff to the front. Rural, yes, remote, no, as it is located in the centre of the small hamlet along a no through road which leads to the Church and Court.

Property description

As you enter the property through the Girls entrance, in to the hall way the first room on the right is the large, very light and well designed Kitchen/family room with doors leading out on to the large enclosed courtyard as well as replica gothic high arch window and 2 velux windows allowing light to pour in. The kitchen is well designed and has excellent work surface space for food preparation and a dual fuel Rangemaster Classic Deluxe 5 burner cooker in cream. The door at the end leads to the rear lobby/boot room and the Boys entrance which goes out to the side and front. A few steps up from the hallway leads to the inner hallway and on the left is the main living room with 10' high ceiling, wood burning stove and the original shaped Gothic windows on three sides; this is a large room and would have been the main classroom in its day.

Further along the hallway you have the formal dining room or as it is at the moment a very good size study and would be perfect for anyone looking to work form home. Then there are two double bedrooms and shower room which could be used as a separate annexe or with the addition of an external door could be used for holiday letting.

Stairs rise to the first floor and on the landing is a very large useful linen cupboard and to the right is the main bedroom with dual aspect windows with views east and west and off this is the en-suite bathroom and there are two lovely children's bedrooms with built in cabin beds on the left.


The driveway is located just past the property and as you swing on and up the driveway you pass the wild flower garden on the left and an incredible arrangement of raised vegetable beds on the right. Parking the car on the hard standing area in front of the triple bay oak garage/workshop and walking through to the garden which is laid out in full Technicolour in front of you. There are paths, lawns, flower beds, shrubs, trees, secret gardens, dens and an abundance of soft fruit areas all pulling together to provide a beautiful tapestry of an English Country Garden at its absolute best. Hidden away is another oak building, this time used as a covered open fronted sitting area with power and light and a loft space ideal for sleeping out in the summer.

Other outbuildings include a very practical poly-tunnel, green house, soft fruit cages and attached to the building is the old boiler room and underneath the living room is a small undercroft and very useful storage area.

As you meander around the property through the archway in the original high brick wall you enter the Girls playground which has now been turned in to a stunning courtyard ideal for al-fresco dining, playing table tennis, lounging in the sun or simply enjoying a garden party with friends and family and the old toilet block has now been transformed in to an outside kitchen area and useful store room. As was the tradition at the time the boys playground is out on the front and side of the property and this too has been redesigned to provide privacy and further seating area.

Triple bay garage and workshop

approx 31' x 20' (appro x 9.45m x 6.10m)

Acquired from Oakrights the locally based oak framed building company, this provides covered parking for two cars with excellent storage all around. The third bay was altered to provide a very large workshop and as the current owner will testify is a fantastic man cave but would make a fabulous potting shed too. Plenty of power and lighting is available.

Services & heating

Mains water, electricity, drainage

Council Tax Band G

Rainwater recovery system to large numbers of tanks and water buts used for the garden.

Hopper fed, Bio-Mass wood pellet boiler (located in the boiler shed to the rear) providing heating and the balance of the Governments Green Subsidy scheme providing an income of circa £5,000 per annum (until end 2021)

Economy 7 Electricity

CONSUMER PROTECTION FROM UNFAIR TRADING REGULATIONS 2008 (CPR) We endeavour to ensure that the details contained in our brochure are correct through making detailed enquiries of the owner but they are not guaranteed. The agents have not tested any appliance, equipment, fixture, fitting or service and have not seen the title deeds to confirm tenure. All measurements are quoted to the nearest 1/10 metre. All liability in negligence of otherwise for any loss arising from the use of these particulars is hereby excluded.

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Cobb Amos

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