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Offers Based On £650,000 - SSTC | Development Opp | Outbuildings, Westhill, Near Ledbury HR8 1JF

Property Summary

By direction of eastnor castle estate

A fascinating opportunity to acquire a Grade II listed farmhouse REQUIRING REFURBISHMENT together with adjoining hop kilns and farm buildings WITH THE BENEFIT OF DETAILED PLANNING CONSENT FOR CONVERSION TO CREATE 5 independent units.

Location & Description

The farmhouse and buildings occupy a superb rural location only a short distance outside Ledbury with delightful views across unspoilt farmland back to the Malvern Hills and beyond.

Upper Mitchell Farmhouse and outbuildings are set in a total area of approximately 1.85 acres with farmland adjoining. The sale offers great potential either for the creation of up to 6 individual units or alternatively the opportunity to create a single residential property.

Planning consent and listed building consent were granted in respect of Upper Mitchell Farm, Westhill, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1JF on August 4th, 2009 under application number DCNO90918/F and DNEO90920/L (listed building). Copies of the approved plans and planning consent are available either on line from the Herefordshire Planning Department website ( or at the Agent's Ledbury Office.

The planning consent provides for the creation of 5 residential units.

In order to secure the planning consent a start was commenced in December 2009.

The property is freehold and offered with the benefit of full vacant possession. Eastnor Castle Estate will reserve a right of access along the existing driveway which will be required to serve their retained land.

By prior appointment only to be made through the Agent's Ledbury Office

PLEASE NOTE: The hop kilns are known to be in a dangerous state of repair and viewers must exercise due care and caution when inspecting. No access to this part of the site should be undertaken unless accompanied by a member of staff.

Mains electricity and water are understood to be available for connection. There is currently a private water supply to the buildings. Drainage will be to a private system to be installed.

The approach from Ledbury is via the Worcester Road. Proceed out of the town and take the first turn to the left. Proceed to the crossroads and carry straight over and continue for approximately 1 mile. Upper Mitchell Farmhouse and Buildings will then be found on the left-hand side.

The individual buildings comprise:

HOP KILN/OAST HOUSE (Building 5) 4,131 SQ FT (2 units)
END BARN (Building 1) 2,466 SQ FT (single unit)
REAR LEFT-HAND BARN (Building 2) 1,310 SQ FT (single unit)
REAR RIGHT-HAND BARN (Building 2) 2,118 SQ FT (single unit)

The farmhouse and buildings are situated in a good sized area of land extending in total to approximately 1.85 Acres.


1. The adjacent farm building will be demolished and removed by the vendors.

2. The vendors will covenant to the effect that the farm building on the opposite side of the road will not be used for livestock purposes.

3. Landscaping proposals form part of the planning consent and relate in part to land being retained by the vendors. The vendors will co-operate with the purchaser in respect of these areas.

4. Provision needs to be made for the construction of a bat box on land retained by the vendors who will accept responsibility for this work.

5. The private driveway which gives access to part of the site will be retained by the vendors. The developer will be responsible for the upgrading of this driveway and thereafter maintenance will be shared with the estate.

John Goodwin