21 Whitbourne Hall
About the property
The Stables is a beautifully designed three-bedroom Grade 2* listed two storey stable conversion set in a pretty courtyard within the grounds of Whitbourne Hall.
- Victorian stable conversion
- Residents Parking
- Use of communal rooms
- gardens and grounds
Set in rolling pastoral countryside on the borders of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, The Stables is light and airy, seamlessly blending original character features with all the comforts of contemporary living including; double glazing, dry walling, insulation, a new Worcester Bosch combi-boiler and LPG gas underfloor heating throughout, making for a warm and cosy home that is both secure and easily maintained. This property is perfect for use as a full time home or as a lock-up and leave.
The house flows smoothly between the open plan living area comprising kitchen - dining room and separate living room, to two spacious bedrooms, with a large guest bathroom and a further large master bedroom with an ensuite shower room. The stable door and new full height double-glazed French doors open out onto a paved brick patio that is perfect for alfresco dining and entertaining.
Becoming a home owner at Whitbourne Hall allows you to use all the grand public rooms in the Hall, including the impressive ballroom overlooking the terrace lawn and the Italian garden, the formal dining room, the morning room, the library (now set up with a pool table) and the atrium with its impressive blue glass ceiling, not to mention the beautiful gardens and grounds affording views of a lake and the Bromyard Downs.
Within the gardens, there are two large immaculately mown lawn areas, the Italian style knot garden with topiary yew hedging centred on a fountain, an orangery with a small paved terrace area, a sheltered border garden perfect for catching the sun and a colourful rockery. A large Victorian walled kitchen garden is now worked as allotments by some residents, as are several large Victorian glasshouses.
Beyond the gardens, the grounds are a mixture of woodland and meadow areas through which one can walk or find a private spot to sit and read or picnic. A few residents keep free range chickens and another resident recently acquired three bee hives. Like the surrounding Whitbourne Estate, the gardens and grounds of Whitbourne Hall are managed on organic principles, encouraging a wide variety of birds and butterflies.
Footpaths criss-cross the countryside right from the doorstep and it is possible to walk to the National Trust property Brockhampton Manor, the Bromyard Downs and Bringsty Common. Whitbourne Village is about a mile away and has a church, a pub, a village hall, a playing field, a children’s playground, and a thriving not-for-profit village shop run by a veritable army of local volunteers. The nearest little town, Bromyard, lies about seven miles away, and offers an array of bespoke shops, restaurants and a supermarket. Malvern, Hereford and Worcester are also within easy reach, as is Birmingham International Airport.
There is ample parking close to the property, for residents and their guests. Residents have an entitlement to park two cars. Garages, situated close by, but out of sight within the grounds, become available to purchase from time to time.
The tenure is leasehold plus a share of the freehold. The original lease has 999 years from the 3rd of March 1980.
A monthly maintenance charge of £227 pcm (2021 figure) covers buildings insurance, exterior buildings' maintenance, the maintenance of all communal rooms, and common parts including cleaning, and maintenance of the gardens and grounds. It also covers the maintenance of communal Victorian drainage and sewage system. Mains water is purchased in bulk and then metered separately for each property.
There is an annual ground rent charge of £10.00 per year.
Residents may hold private functions in all or any of the communal rooms by prior arrangement, including the dining room, drawing room, morning room, library and catering kitchen. There is a large basement which residents may apply to use for additional storage, e.g. as a wine cellar or to keep additional household appliances, such as a freezer.
There are around 9 acres of communal gardens and grounds for residents to enjoy. Residents may apply for an allotment within the walled Victorian Kitchen Garden and/or for space within one of the Victorian greenhouses. There is ample space for residents' and visitor parking. Residents may own one garage. Garages become available to purchase from time to time and there is a waiting list system for allocating them.
Services: Mains water, Mains electricity, LPG gas underfloor heating, Communal Private Victorian drainage and sewage system, Broadband.
GigaClear Ultra fast fibre should become available in the near future and is already laid up to the Hall.
01905 734 734
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