A COUNTRY cottage in Herefordshire that was left unfinished after its owners died is up for sale - but there is a catch.

The detached and partly constructed Haugh Woods Cottage is set in large gardens, of half an acre, and grounds, in the highly sought-after area on the edge of Haugh Woods.

Haugh Wood is an area of outstanding natural beauty and lies between the popular villages of Mordiford, Woolhope and Fownhope.

It is a site of special scientific interest and covers some 850 acres and has been popular with walkers and nature lovers for many years, said estate agents Brookes Bliss.


The local villages provide a good range of services with primary schools at Mordiford and Fownhope, a tennis club at Woolhope, and a private leisure club and gym at Fownhope.

The cathedral city of Hereford is within easy reach by car and offers an array of shops and services including a main line train station.

It is an unfinished project with potential but is under informal tender, this means anyone making an offer must declare their affordability and buying position.


But the house sale has conditions - only local people who live, or have a connection to the surrounding area, can occupy the cottage.

The main shell of the cottage, including walls, floors and roof have been constructed and the project was very much a labour of love for the previous owner, said a spokesperson from Brookes Bliss.

"Sadly, they didn't survive to see the cottage completed but it allows someone else to put their own stamp on it," said the spokesperson.

"In our view, it offers huge potential to create a very individual country property in an outstanding location."

The property can be found here.