An Elegant Family-Owned Country Hotel and Wedding Venue in Rural Herefordshire with Potential for Alternative Uses Such As A Residential Care Home Subject to Relevant Planning Permission
Entrance Lobby - Reception - Two Function Rooms - Restaurant - Dining Room - Bar - Eight Bedrooms - Kitchen - Staff Accommodation - Cellarage - Parking for 50 Cars - Grounds Extending to 3.820 Acres.
The Hotel is situated in the Herefordshire countryside with fabulous views across the undulating rural landscape to the Malvern Hills beyond. Yet it is only 2 ½ miles from the outskirts of the historic and attractive market town of Ledbury, 11 miles from Great Malvern with theatres and stunning walks and just the same distance again from the centre of the cathedral city of Hereford. The location is ideal for many events and major locations within the three counties: Hereford Racecourse, Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham Festivals, The Three Counties Showground and events and shoots at Eastnor Castle, to name but a few. The motorway network is just 8 miles distant, accessed via Junction 2 of the M50. The rail network can be accessed in Ledbury and Hereford, both offering excellent links to Birmingham New Street and London Paddington. Bristol and Birmingham International airports are approximately one and a half hours drive away.
The Hotel stands in its own grounds of 3.820 Acres and is approached from the road via the driveway leading to the main gravelled parking area to the front of the hotel. Secondary parking and a helicopter landing area are also available within the grounds. There are paved and decked areas to the front of the property, with flower-beds planted with box, lavender and annuals. The recently-constructed terrace, to the side, makes excellent use of the outdoor space and offers wonderful views across the gently undulating lawn, pastures, adjacent countryside beyond and the Malvern Hills. Two outbuildings, former stables, have scope for conversion to owners accommodation, subject to the relevant permission.
Council Tax Band: A, Herefordshire Council
Mains water, electricity and private drainage.
Oil-fired central heating
Broadband speed 1.89 mb 08/04/2013
From the offices of Hayes, head to the Top Cross and turn left. Proceed through Ledbury, following signs for the A438 towards Hereford. Approximately two and a half miles along the A438, The Hotel is on the right hand side.
The Hotel is a striking Georgian country house, which has been sympathetically refurbished and brought up-to-date with the addition of quality fixtures and fittings which are included in the sale. Although currently operating as a highly regarded hotel and wedding venue endorsed by many accolades there is scope, with relevant permission, to change to an alternative commercial use such as that of a residential care home. It is worth noting that that there are no ongoing contracts or liability. We also understand that the property was used as a private residence up until sixty years ago. The elegant main hall has the reception area and desk off with the original, inlaid staircase leading up to the first and second floors. The main rooms on the ground floor retain many original features, such as the hardwood flooring, fire-places, exposed brick walls, beams and timbers. The largest restaurant is The Brasserie which is a superbly light and spacious room with high ceilings, decorative plasterwork, sash windows and a handsome Victorian fireplace. With seating for up to eighty guests, the large windows afford fabulous views of the surrounding countryside and across to the Malvern Hills. French doors open onto the Terrace, seating thirty, which is the ideal al fresco setting for a function or private dining. In contrast, the Breakfast Room restaurant offers a more intimate dining experience for up to twenty with additional seating for six if the covered courtyard is used as well. The Mulberry Bar has a separate external entrance and is a very attractive room with many period features including an open fireplace. To the front is a comfortable sitting area and the stylish, glass bar complements the room perfectly. The fully-equipped catering kitchen has an adjacent wash-up area, ancillary stores, office, still room and beer cellar on the ground floor, plus extensive cellarage, including wine-store, general storage and boiler, in the basement. The laundry room is situated on the first floor. There are eight stylishly designed letting rooms, all with contemporary en-suite facilities, Vi-Spring beds, quality linen, tea and coffee making facilities, refrigerators, flat-screen televisions and complimentary toiletries. There are two suites, one used as the honeymoon suite, which have been recently updated and now have an opulent feel, with free-standing baths within the bedrooms. There are a further five double rooms, four currently graded as superior, and a single room. The staff accommodation is situated on the first and second floors of the north wing and consists of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and additional storage. There is potential to create further letting rooms in this wing of the house and the current vendors have had plans drawn up for prospective purchasers to view.
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