This sympathetically restored six-bedroom property boasts a unique conservatory with ground floor seating area for panoramic views.
If you’re looking for a rural hideaway, look no further than Belgate House. Set in just over nine acres of hilly Herefordshire countryside, this six-bedroom country home offers panoramic views and privacy from prying eyes.
The huge property is up for sale with an estimated price of £2.75 million. That’s a lot for this part of the world – for example, the 14-bedroom North Manor Park is valued at £2 million – but Belgate’s agents, Strutt & Parker, call the house “one of the best in Herefordshire”, citing its “spectacular views”. and the fact that it is “a beautifully finished country house”.
We certainly cannot contradict them in these views: both inside and out, this place has clearly been built from the start to make the most of it.
Inside, Belgate House has been renovated and expanded to create a contemporary family home with high quality finishes and interiors. Think bespoke joinery, marble fireplaces and bold wallpaper…and there’s no point in ignoring the fact that it might be too bold for some. I must say that there is a fair amount of lilac.
That said, at least you won’t have to worry about changing it: the property isn’t listed, so there are plenty of opportunities to make it your own – and even develop it further if you get the green light for any required approvals.
Belgate House has a spacious living room and library, as well as a dining room, living room and cozy open plan area that open out from the main hall.
There is also a fully equipped kitchen with mahogany furniture, granite countertops and an Aga electric oven with three ovens. Hidden behind the kitchen is a pantry, a utility room with a freestanding island, two walk-in closets and an office, and a wine cellar downstairs.
The property has been modeled to make the most of the picturesque surroundings. One of its standout features is the unique two-story conservatory, which features a cast-iron mezzanine floor that forms a walkway leading to a seating area with breathtaking views of the countryside.
Meanwhile, several rooms on the ground floor, including the living room, library, kitchen and greenhouse, have double doors that open outward.
Belgate House has six bedrooms upstairs, one of which has been converted into a spacious walk-in closet filled with custom-made joinery.
In addition to the main house, there is an indoor swimming pool – surely one of the most requested features in a property? And for those with green fingers, there are landscaped gardens, a potting shed, and a greenhouse and fruit cage attached to a small orchard.
Belgate House has various outbuildings, including large oak-framed barns that are ripe for construction. The grounds also feature south-facing terraces, two enclosed courtyards and stables, as well as woods and paddocks.
The main house and outbuildings are at the end of a long private road. The village of Shobdon is two miles from the hotel and Leominster Rail Station is about 10 miles away.
Belgate House is located in a particularly picturesque part of the country, sandwiched between the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales.
Belgate House is listed for sale through Strutt & Parker for an estimated £2.75 million – see more photos or contact an agent for more information.
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