A fantastic family home or a superb lifestyle property with high yielding B & B and holiday let business - the choice is yours! This period property offers such potential and with its location just off the city centre, on one of the best roads in Hereford, it really is a remarkable property. Sold with NO ONWARD CHAIN.
A fantastic family home or a superb lifestyle property with high yielding B & B and holiday let business - the choice is yours! This period property offers such potential and with its location just off the city centre, on one of the best roads in Hereford, it really is a remarkable property. Sold with NO ONWARD CHAIN.Introduction
Built in a period when symmetry was the key to building design, The Georgians built possibly the finest houses and the grander the style the more fine they became. This is a rare example of the typical Georgian style in Hereford and has lost little of its charm both inside and out and now offers a genuinely fantastic opportunity to either have a large family home suitable for multi generational living and/or a highly rated (8.8/10 on Booking.com) 4 rosette B&B with owners flat and two other holiday let flats. The current owner has styled the property in a unique, decadent & stylish manner that befits the bygone era from the property's heyday and offers a genuine escape to the would be traveller wanting a central point to explore this amazing county. The vendor is happy to share her accounts to demonstrate the value of the business which also includes its own website.
Do not think for one minute this is a one trick pony however as beyond the facade of the B&B beats the heart of a family home, which with a little re-organising, could provide space for a large family who can enjoy the option of having numerous en-suite bedrooms, generous reception rooms and separate flats for aged parents, dens for teenagers and space those relations who love to come and stay; no more bunking up needed here!
Ample parking, pretty gardens and only a stones throw from the city, railway station and beautiful countryside, there really is no reason not to arrange a viewing!Ground Floor Accommodation
Stone steps lead up to the sturdy original front door with its decorative peacock feather fanlight and into the hallway with tiled floor, cornice, decorative ceiling and staircase rising to the first floor. Immediately on the left is the first guest bedroom with en-suite shower room and was formally a snug sitting room so has a lovely fireplace. On the opposite side of the hallway is the main drawing room which has been opened up to provide a well presented guest dining room with many original features including a beautiful fireplace. Stairs lead to the lower ground floor flat and a door leads to the owners sitting room with fireplace and wood-burning stove. A few steps down from here is the modern kitchen with excellent food preparation surfaces and built-in appliances. Through the door and into a lean-to conservatory which currently doubles up as a utility area. From here doors lead directly out on to the garden.First Floor Accommodation
Ascend the staircase past the lovely window on the half landing where you can access a large single bedroom, separate bathroom and WC. Continuing up the stairs to the main landing are four double bedrooms, three of which have en-suite shower facilities.Lower Ground Floor Accommodation
The lower ground floor accommodation is accessible from within the house using the back stairs or has its own entrance from the front of the building. Using the external steps down to its own front door, this area has a double bedroom, sitting room, kitchen, shower room and storage.Annexe Accommodation
Originally converted from the coach house/garage, the annexe has its own front door but also an inter-connecting door from the aforementioned conservatory in the main house. Currently laid out as two separate flats it could easily be altered to provide a private annexe if desired. On the ground floor is the Garden Flat as it has double doors opening out on to the garden from the open plan kitchen/living room. In addition there is a double bedroom and shower room. Stairs rise from the hallway to the first floor flat with open plan kitchen/living room, shower room and separate bedroom.Outside (Front)
A sweeping gravelled driveway leads to the parking area which currently accommodates at least 8 cars and there is a small ornamental gravel & lawn sitting area to the front with mature trees and shrubs providing screening and privacy. Pedestrian access is available to both sides of the building. The wider side access is an ideal storage area and has a pergola and is gated to provide a safe sitting environment.Outside (Rear)
The rear garden has a westerly aspect that takes advantage of the evening sun, although the strategically placed summerhouse and sitting area is due south facing so is a great place to worship the sun! A gravel and flagstone path circumnavigate the central lawn and there are flower borders, shrubs and mature trees to provide some shade and privacy. There is also a very handy garden shed and outside WC.Services &Tenure
All mains services are connected.
FreeholdCouncil Tax & Business Rates
The Lower Ground Floor Flat is rates as Council Tax Band A
The remainder of the property is rated for Business rates currently £7300 although the owner gets full small business rate relief.
If you are looking to borrow money on the property, please bear in mind you will need a commercial mortgage due to the property having Business Rates. However if you are looking to return the property to a family home then it is a simple process to apply to return the property to a council tax rating so that a residential mortgage can be arranged. The vendor is happy to do this if required, once an offer has been accepted. The property was formally rated for council tax purposes.
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.
NOTE: These particulars are intended only as a guide to prospective Buyers/Tenants to enable them to decide whether to make further enquiries with a view to taking up negotiations but they are otherwise not intended to be relied upon in any way for any purpose whatsoever and accordingly neither their accuracy nor the continued availability of the property is in any way guaranteed and they are furnished on the express understanding that neither the Agents nor the Vendors are to be or become under any liability or claim in respect of their contents. Any prospective Tenant must satisfy himself by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of the particulars contained.