Bishops Frome, Worcester


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  • Bedrooms: 4
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An Attractive Grade II Listed Detached Former Farmhouse Nestled Amidst The Beautiful Rolling Herefordshire Countryside Offering Well Proportioned Four Bedroomed Accommodation With Scope For Improvement And Further Potential Including An Extensive Range Of Outbuildings Including Hop Kilns, Workshop And Garaging All Set Within Grounds Approaching Half An Acre.


Rhea House is located on the outskirts of the popular village of Bishops Frome where there is a church, two public houses, a community shop and the thriving Hop Pocket shopping complex. The village is conveniently placed, being within striking distance of a number of major centres including the towns of Bromyard, Malvern, Ledbury and the cities of Hereford and Worcester. All these centres provide a wide range of commercial facilities, schools, shops and banks. There are mainline railway stations at Worcester, Hereford, Malvern and Ledbury. The M5 can be accessed at Worcester and the M50 to the south of Ledbury.


Believed to date back to the 18th Century, Rhea House is a very attractive Grade II listed detached farmhouse enjoying a rural position nestled amidst the rolling Herefordshire countryside. Rhea House has an elegant stone façade and offers well-proportioned characterful accommodation with sash windows, exposed floorboards and stone fireplaces. Whilst there are some aspects that require upgrading and improvement, the property offers enormous scope to become a very fine family home. Together with this exciting potential, there is also an extensive range of outbuildings, including twin square roofed hop kilns, which remain largely undeveloped and offer the possibility of conversion (subject to the necessary consents) into additional annexe or home office accommodation.

Arranged over three floors, the property at ground floor level comprises entrance hall, living room, dining room, breakfast kitchen, walk-in pantry, utility room and cloakroom. On the first floor there are four bedrooms, family bathroom and separate WC. Stairs lead to the second floor giving access to two large attic bedrooms, although there is some restricted head height. All of the principal rooms enjoy a pleasant outlook across the garden and open countryside beyond.

Outside, Rhea House enjoys a sunny south facing aspect with grounds extending to approximately HALF AN ACRE. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with two well-established vegetable plots and mature shrub borders. To the rear of the property there is a generous area of parking and a number of extremely useful outbuildings including two garages, greenhouse and an interesting former ropewalk workshop with established business use since 1971.

With an abundance of further potential, the agents strongly recommend an inspection to appreciate all that is on offer within this wonderful rural location.

The accommodation with approximate dimensions is as follows;

Entrance Hall

Ceiling light, exposed floorboards. Stairs to first floor. Doors to

Living Room 4.73m (15ft 3in) into chimney breast recess x 3.90m (12ft 7in)

Large south facing sash window overlooking the garden. Ceiling light, wall lights, open fire with stone surround and mantel, radiator.

Dining Room 4.70m (15ft 2in) into chimney breast recess x 3.95m (12ft 9in)

Large south facing sash window overlooking the garden. Ceiling light, wall lights, fireplace with stone surround and wooden mantel, two radiators.

Breakfast Kitchen 6.17m (19ft 11in) x 2.94m (9ft 6in)

Stairs from the entrance hall lead to the Breakfast Kitchen.

Two side facing windows, floor mounted units with work surface over and tiled surrounds, sink, space for cooker (currently connected to Calor gas bottles). Two strip lights, exposed ceiling beams, built in cupboard with shelving, floor mounted Camray oil fired boiler into recess, radiator. Door to

Pantry 3.95m (12ft 9in) x 2.73m (8ft 10in)

Side facing window, strip light, exposed ceiling beam, stone slab over brick arch supports along one side of the room, shelving, space for fridge and freezer.

Utility 6.23m (20ft 1in) x 1.42m (4ft 7in)

Two rear facing windows and velux roof light. Strip light, ceramic sink, shelving, space and plumbing for washing machine. Door to outside. Door to


Velux roof light, ceiling light, low level WC, wash hand basin, tiled floor.

First Floor Lower Landing

Ceiling light, radiator, exposed floorboards. Doors to

Bedroom 4 3.97m (12ft 10in) max x 2.92m (9ft 5in)

Side facing window with views across open countryside. Ceiling light, access to loft space, wall lights, radiator. Built in airing cupboard with slatted shelving and housing hot water cylinder.

Bedroom 3 4.00m (12ft 11in) into deep door recess x 2.94m (9ft 6in)

Side facing window, ceiling light, access to loft space, wall lights, radiator.


Rear facing window, panel bath with electric Mira shower over and tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin with mirror over, shaver socket, radiator.

Separate WC

Rear facing window, ceiling light, low level WC.

Upper First Floor Landing

Large south facing sash window overlooking the garden. Ceiling light, radiator, exposed floorboards. Doors to

Master Bedroom 4.75m (15ft 4in) into chimney breast recess x 4.00m (12ft 11in)

Bright and airy room enjoying a pleasant outlook across the garden and open countryside beyond. Ceiling light, wall lights, radiator.

Bedroom 2 4.75m (15ft 4in) into chimney breast recess x 3.92m (12ft 8in)

Large south facing sash window overlooking the garden. Ceiling light, radiator.

Second Floor Landing

Rear facing window with views across open countryside. Ceiling light, exposed ceiling beam, exposed floorboards. Doors to

Attic Bedroom 1 4.75m (15ft 4in) max x 4.37m (14ft 1in) max

With some restricted head height. Velux roof light with far reaching views across open countryside. Ceiling light, wall lights, exposed ceiling beams, radiator.

Attic Bedroom 2 4.75m (15ft 4in) max x 4.37m (14ft 1in) max

With some restricted head height. Velux roof light, ceiling light, exposed ceiling beams, radiator.


Rhea House is approached by a vehicular gate leading to a generous area for parking of several vehicles. There is a large vegetable plot and a composting area lined by fruit trees (damson and greengage). From here there is access to an extensive range of outbuildings including twin hop kilns and stone building, a workshop, an interesting purpose built ropewalk building and garaging. The outbuildings remain largely undeveloped and offer the potential (subject to the necessary consents) for conversion into additional annexe accommodation or a home office.

The remainder of the garden lies to the front of the property and enjoys a sunny south facing aspect with wonderful views across the surrounding countryside. The garden is well-established and mainly laid to lawn with hedged borders and mature trees. A deep shrub border provides a natural divide for a second vegetable plot, which is planted with raspberry canes, current bushes and strawberries.

The grounds in total are approaching HALF AN ACRE.


Large Open Front Garage - 13'01'' x 23'07''

Small Open Front Garage - 13'03'' x 10'06''

Ropewalk Building - 128'09'' x 7'10''

Workshop - 12'0'' x 9'10''

Coal Store - 11'11'' x 9'10''

Cellar - 14'01'' x 10'06''

Hop Kiln Store 1 - 23'07'' x 15'05''

Hop Kiln Store 2 - 11'10'' x 11'10''

Hop Kiln Store 3 - 11'10'' x 11'10''


We have been advised that mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Heating is oil fired. Drainage is to a private system. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant local authority. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending occupiers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.


From the Agent's Ledbury Office turn left at the traffic lights and proceed along the High Street and Homend. Bear right at the railway station onto the B4214 Bromyard Road and continue out of Ledbury. Proceed through the village of Staplow and at the sharp right hand bend fork left continuing along the B4214 signposted to Bromyard and Bishops Frome. Continue to the end of this road and then proceed straight over the staggered crossroads signposted to Bishops Frome. Continue through the village and after passing The Chase Inn turn right onto Summerpool. Continue along this road for approximately 1 mile and on reaching the junction bear left signposted for Paunton and Avenbury. Continue for a further mile and Rhea House can be found on the left hand side.

Council Tax


This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.

Energy Perfomance Certificate

The property is Grade II listed and exempt from requiring an EPC.


By appointment to be made through the Agent's Ledbury Office (Tel: 01531 634648).


Intending purchasers will be required to produce identification documentation and proof of funding in order to comply with The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017. More information can be made available upon request.

John Goodwin FRICS has made every effort to ensure that measurements and particulars are accurate however prospective purchasers/tenants must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the accuracy of the information provided. No information with regard to planning use, structural integrity, tenure, availability/operation, business rates, services or appliances has been formerly verified and therefore prospective purchasers/tenants are requested to seek validation of all such matters prior to submitting a formal or informal intention to purchase/lease the property or enter into any contract.


We are advised (subject to legal confirmation) that the property is freehold.

Attractive Stone Built Grade II Listed Detached Former Farmhouse

Situated Amidst Rolling Herefordshire Countryside

Offering Well-Proportioned Accommodation

With Scope For Further Improvement And Upgrading

Four Bedrooms With Two Further Attic Rooms

Two Reception Rooms

Large Kitchen, Pantry And Utility Room

Interesting Range Of Outbuildings Including Hop Kilns

Well-Established South Facing Garden

Grounds In Total Approaching Half An Acre

Arrange viewing 01531 248055

John Goodwin - Ledbury

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