Norton Canon, Hereford - with land and views


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  • Bedrooms: 5
In an elevated position with extensive and far reaching views, a substantial period farmhouse, full of character, offering adaptable living accommodation ideal for a growing family. All set in large gardens and grounds extending to approximately 2.5 acres, with separate planning passed for a detached 2 bedroom annex.

Situation and Description

This attractive and well positioned farmhouse enjoys some stunning open views to the south and east over open farmland with its own large gardens and grounds sweeping away from the property to one side. Although set away from main roads, it offers easy access to local services at the nearby villages of Norton Canon, Staunton on Wye and Weobley. More extensive facilities can be found at the Cathedral City of Hereford, which also offers road and rail links to other parts of the country.

Ideal for a large or growing family, the house retains a period feel with many original features from fireplaces to floor timbers but has been much improved by the existing owners to include new plumbing and a heating system, new double-glazed windows, re-wiring, insulated and re-plastered walls to name but a few. It still however offers scope for further improvement. There is plenty of elbow room throughout, and good sized reception rooms, including a central family room which forms the main hub of the house. Many of the rooms enjoy open views over countryside and there are currently six bedrooms arranged over two floors with a master suite having both a dressing room and en suite.

Planning permission has also been granted within the grounds for annex accommodation which adds another dimension to this lovely property. The grounds extend to 2.5 acres and provide plenty of space for a variety of activities and would be ideal for keeping chickens or a small pony.

On arrival a front door leads into an entrance hall with original floorboards and doors to the sitting room, which has a dual aspect, period flooring and an open fireplace for those colder evenings. On the other side of the hall a dining room, which again has a dual aspect a central fireplace and built in cupboards.

In the centre of the house a large family/living room forms the main hub of the house and an ideal place for the family to gather. It again has a dual aspect with far reaching views on one side again a fireplace with fitted wood burner and a door out to the sun terrace. A separate kitchen enjoys views across the gardens and access to a large pantry. Also accessed on the ground floor is a good-sized boiler/boot room, a shower room and access to a two roomed cellar. (NB: There is planning permission for an 8m extension off the existing kitchen, if required P172889/PA1).

Two staircases provide access to the first floor where there is an impressive master suite which has a vaulted ceiling, impressive views, and an adjoining dressing room and large en suite shower room. There are three further double bedrooms on this floor, all with their own character, and a family bathroom. A staircase continues to the second-floor landing and access to a double bedroom, a new bathroom and cupboard space and creates a good guest or teenager suite.


The property is approached from a small lane by electric gates and its own private drive to the front with plenty of parking space. The gardens and land lie almost entirely to one side and are laid mainly to lawn, interspersed with a number of trees and borders. A large flagged sun terrace makes the most of the property s stunning outlook and adjoins the kitchen, making it ideal for barbecues and outdoor entertaining. There is a productive vegetable section with six raised beds and a small paddock for chickens or a pony. The land can also be accessed separately from the lane and a pole barn 37ft x 20ft that provides covered storage and a timber barn 20ft x 19ft 6.

There are two cellar areas:

One under the kitchen/breakfast room = 22 sq m

Further two cellar rooms under dining room and sitting room = 100 sq m both can comfortably accommodate 6ft 4

There is planning permission for a two bedroom annex within the grounds

Planning Permission No: P192276

Directions - From Hereford proceed on the A438 in a westerly direction towards Brecon continue for approximately 7 miles passing Bridge Sollers and Byford and immediately before The Portway public house turn right to Norton Canon. Continue for 1.5 miles to the brow of the hill and Upper Norton Farm will be found on the right-hand side.

Services - Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage, oil fired central heating. It is not our company policy to test services and domestic appliances, so we cannot verify that they are in working order. Any matters relating to rights of way should be checked with your solicitor or surveyor. Broadband available. Council tax band G £3184.87. EPC F. Tenure freehold.

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Brookes Bliss - Hereford

46 Bridge Street, Hereford

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