Litmarsh Farm is a delightful late 17th Century grade ll listed house set across a main White House and two adjoining timber frame cottages, both sleeping four.
The current owners have been trading successfully for 9 years for 2/3 of the year at around 70% occupancy, providing a good income and relaxed lifestyle in beautiful surroundings. There is plenty of potential to increase the turnover by further developing the barns in the garden, which would lend themselves to futher accommodation, office, studio or classroom subject to the necessary consents. Herefordshire is not oversupplied with accommodation and is quietly developing a strong tourism market. It has an abundance of beautiful unspoilt countryside, a growing food scene, and a strong focus on healthy activities, all without the hoards that blight some destinations. All highly desirable in the current climate.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Rain Porch - Flagstone steps rise up to the shelter of the oak framed porch with its characteristic pan tile roof.
Entry hall - Set at the foot of the wide staircase the hall retains its original flooring of flagstone that run into the sitting room.
Sitting room - exposed brick inglenook fireplace with timber lintel with wood burner, alcove fitted with bookshelves.
Dining room - exposed timber wall and under stairs cupboard and niche with open display shelves.
Office/snug - carpeted with a small brick fireplace, and window with views to the front garden
Kitchen/Diner - red quarry flooring, fitted cream shaker kitchen units, oil fired Rayburn range
Utility - fully fitted to match the kitchen with integrated dishwasher and space for washing machine.
Boot Room - with external door to rear garden and door to W.C.
Bedroom 1 -carpeted double with exposed beams and window with views over the front garden
Bedroom 2 - carpeted double, with cast iron fireplace and step in wardrobe and window with views over the front garden
Bedroom 3 - carpeted double with exposed beams, window with views over the rear garden and built in airing cupboard
Separate W.C. - with Velux and shelving
Family Bathroom - recently refurbished with a large walk in shower, full bath and range of fitted units housing W.C. and basin, heated towel rail and tiled floor.
Entry Hall - With tile flooring the hall offers under stairs cupboard and leads back to the downstairs W.C.
Open plan sitting/dining room - The carpeted open plan living space enjoys a cozy wood burner set upon a wide slate tile hearth, dual aspects with recently replaced timber frame double glazed window with window seat to the front and steps up to a French door opening into the private dining courtyard giving way to a hedged lawn to the rear.
Kitchen - The fully fitted kitchen has an oven and LPG gas hob, sink and a half and space for washing machine, dishwasher and fridge freezer.
Bedroom 1 - A carpeted double with a window overlooking the front garden and exposed beams.
Bedroom 2 - A carpeted double with window overlooking the rear gardens and a built in Corner airing cupboard.
Bathroom - Featuring a full bath, good sized corner shower cubicle, W.C., heated towel rail and fitted vanity unit with basin.
Attached open store - To the end of the cottage lies a single story, open fronted store supporting solar panels to the pan tiled roof and offering potential for extending Symonds; subject to all the relevant permissions.
Entry Hall - carpeted with under stairs storage
Open plan Sitting/dining Room - carpeted with large window to the front overlooking the front garden and a fresh door to the rear leading to the private courtyard and lawned area.
Kitchen - fully fitted with oven, LPG hob stainless steel sink and a half and space for a fridge freezer.
Bedroom 1 - carpeted double with exposed beams, window overlooking the front garden
Bedroom 2 - carpeted double, with exposed beams , window looking over the rear garden and a built in wardrobe.
THE OLD BARN
Main room - Wide timber decking with double French doors leading to the main insulated space, with 2 windows on each side, a kitchen area with a sink and a window looking through to the greenhouse and an airing cupboard
Bathroom - with shower and W.C. and hand basin
Workshop/Storeroom - with external door to the rear garden
The generous sweep of the driveway passes between wide front lawns bounded by lushly planted flower borders and past the old brick garage, and provides ample space for parking for guests of the cottages and the main house. Evergreen hedges create boundaries and individual gardens for the cottages while the main rear garden in mostly laid to lawn with expansive views of the countryside beyond. There is a shed and open garden store screened at the very back of the garden, and an small orchard to the side all set in approx 1 acre.
The property has mains water and electric and private drainage.
Heating is by oil fired boiler/central heating and storage heaters, and oil fired range
The main house is council rate band E
The current owners have improved the property considerably over the nine years, in the last three years they have replaced all the windows in the letting cottages( all necessary consents obtained and paperwork available) new oil central heating boiler still under warranty and replaced the oil tank to comply with current regulations.
Both the main White House and the cottages are in excellent decorative order.
Currently trade for around 8 months a year.
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The business currently uses multiple sites to promote the cottages, such as booking.com, Airbnb, holiday lettings, hand picked cottages, owners direct. Herefordshire is a year round destination, with an emphasis healthy activities in the countryside, and it’s wonderful food and drink producers. Whilst wonderfully rural, it has easy access to The Midlands, The Cotswolds, The Marches and Mid Wales and unlike some coastal areas, is not oversupplied with accommodation.
Peaceful rural, but not isolated hamlet in the north of the county just 8 miles from the historic city of Hereford, nestled in between two villages both of which have shops, pubs, schools, Post office.
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