Delightful period cottage & smallholding in a rural, village edge location - 5.2 acres.
* Delightful well presented period cottage (1, 482ft2) * Well-proportioned reception rooms, full of character * 3 bedrooms, family bathroom * Large, idyllic garden * Useful outbuildings and two adjoining paddocks * Peaceful yet accessible rural setting
Situation The property is situated just outside the popular village of Bosbury at the bottom of a private driveway. The surrounding countryside in this part of Herefordshire is characterised by traditional farms and wooded hills and is renowned for its scenic and unspoilt rural appeal. This area offers a sought after rural quality of life combined with good road & rail links to the rest of the country.
Tudor Cottage Tudor Cottage is a charming and well presented 3 bedroomed period cottage, complimented by delightful mature gardens and 2 useful paddocks and in total extends to 5.2 acres. The cottage is believed to date from the 17th Century and has been sympathetically and imaginatively extended and improved over time to create a comfortable family home.
Ground Floor Internally Tudor Cottage offers considerable charm and character with a wealth of exposed internal timbers and original features. The ground floor accommodation includes 2 well-proportioned reception rooms and has been sympathetically designed to suit a family lifestyle. The cosy snug is situated in the oldest part of the house and benefits from original quarry tile flooring and a brand new multi-fuel stove. The later addition of the dining room allowed for the timber-frame wall between the snug and dining room to be partially opened up to create the feeling of space between the two rooms. The timbers in the dining room wall are seasoned oak and the flooring in the dining room and entrance hall is reclaimed American oak. The kitchen has an electric cooker and hob, space for a table and chairs and provides pretty views across the garden. Beyond the kitchen is a useful boot room and a door into the garden.
First Floor There are 3 bedrooms and a family bathroom situated on the first floor, all with pretty views out over the garden and surrounding land.
Outside The property is approached via a private driveway off of the road leading to a large gravelled parking area, adjacent to which is a single garage. The beautiful, established garden is an integral element of Tudor Cottage and ensures a wealth of colour and flowers throughout the seasons. The garden is mainly laid to lawn inset with extensive flora and mature shrubs and trees. There are a range of useful outbuildings in the garden, including a former wooden chalet which has previously been used as additional bedroom accommodation although now is just a garden store. At the bottom of the garden there are also two former deep litter poultry houses which are currently used for storage. Running adjacent to the garden are the two paddocks, both of which have a road/lane access and there is a field shelter in the larger paddock. There is water available to both paddocks, although this is not currently connected to the larger paddock.
Education There is an excellent selection of both private and state schools in the area. There is a primary school and an independent day nursery at Bosbury. The Elms and The Downs Prep Schools are close by at Colwall. Independent schools are within easy reach and include Malvern St James and Malvern College, Kings Worcester and Hereford Cathedral. State primary and secondary schools are also available at both Ledbury and Malvern. More information is available on and .
Local Amenities This property is well placed for the local centres of Ledbury, Malvern and Worcester, all of which offer comprehensive shopping & leisure facilities. For further retail and cultural therapy Cheltenham and Birmingham are easily accessible. The surrounding countryside offers a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities including extensive walking on The Malvern Hills and the stunning Wye Valley is a short drive away. Golf is at Malvern, Cricket at Worcester and premiership rugby at Worcester and Gloucester. The region is renowned for its significant equestrian industry. There are racecourses at Worcester, Hereford, and Cheltenham (home to National Hunt Racing). The Three Counties Show ground, King Equestrian and Tack Farm Event Centre are a short distance away. Hartpury Equestrian College (16 miles) is host to a variety of national and international events for all disciplines.
Council Tax Band Local Authority: Herefordshire County Council: Council Tax: Band "F" - (£2, 142.07 2012/2013)
Services Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
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