- 3/4 Bedroom Cottage in Rural Setting
- Captivating Sweeping Countryside Views
- Large Landscaped Garden With Vegetable Plots
- Double Garage, Driveway & Sun Room
An absolutely lovely semi-detached 3/4 bedroom period country cottage offering double garage with workshop and enviable location, truly the best of both worlds deceptively close to the city centre whilst surrounded by open countryside.
Entrance Hall – Open Plan Sitting Room – Dining Room – Kitchen – Study/Bedroom 4 – Boot Room/Laundry – Downstairs WC – 2 Double Bedrooms – Small Double Bedroom – Family Bathroom – Airing Cupboard – Landing with Fitted Storage – Sun Room – Double Garage with Workshop – Shed – Greenhouse – Driveway with Ample Parking – Patios – Gardens and Raised Bed Vegetable Plot
An enchanting property deftly combining characterful period charm while also satisfying more modern tastes with its seamless ‘L’ shaped flow of open plan living. With inventive and thoughtful bespoke cabinetry throughout providing desks, shelving and cupboards all potential for malleable work areas and copious storage is maximised. Beyond the gorgeous gardens and highly productive raised beds of the vegetable plot, the surrounding grounds provide not only ample driveway parking but an impressive double garage with workshop, offering yet further exciting potential for annexe or holiday let conversion; subject to all relevant planning permissions.
Enjoying a real sense of rural seclusion and tranquillity with captivating views of open countryside to the distant hills of Dinedor and Aconbury, Merry Cottage is set on a quiet country lane. Yet it lies on the very edge of the bustling city, beside a dedicated cycle route providing a 10 mins ride to the very heart of the city centre. Nearby Holme Lacy Road offers various amenities including post office and both Tesco Express and Co-Op convenience stores. While closer still is Ofsted “Outstanding” Marlbrook primary school.
Entrance Hall – beyond the half-glazed front door opens the entrance hall, with oak hardwood flooring that runs harmoniously throughout much of the downstairs, including into the downstairs WC opposite.
Sitting Room – the inviting sitting room with its warm-toned oak flooring enjoys a large window with lovely views over the gardens to open countryside beyond and is made cosy by the Clearview woodburner. Framing the fireplace, to one side is a bespoke, full-height, fitted unit with open shelving while to the other is a fitted desk with drawers neatly sited in a shallow alcove.
Dining Room – the open dining room area is naturally lit with a window with views across the rear garden to the lane beyond and offers ample space for a family dining table. It forms a lovely hub connecting the relaxing space of the sitting room through to the practical work zone of the Kitchen. It also features a bespoke dresser-style unit with double cupboard below and open display shelving above.
Kitchen – fully-fitted in solid wood units subtly detailed with contrasting dark trim and countertops, the kitchen provides a startling array of storage with sliding internal drawers and even the usual plinth voids cleverly configured to conceal extra storage. An initial tall under-stair cupboard gives way to a run of units surrounding a gas-fired Esse range with open pan shelving above, with to the side an integral gas hob. The opposite run has underslung stainless-steel sink and a half set below a window overlooking a small ornamental pond, completed with tall shelved unit, ideal for tea or spices. French doors open out onto the paved patio surrounded by low stone walls retaining borders bursting with flowers, an ideal and private spot for outdoor dining.
Study/Bedroom 4 – again thoughtfully fitted with an array of bespoke storage, the Study offers a great desk for working, dedicated bookcases and ample cupboards. It also surprises in having a fitted single bed over-arched with recessed lighting and storage, offering a practical home office, private reading retreat or indeed an additional single bedroom.
Boot Room/Laundry – from the kitchen opens the light and airy boot room with large Velux and two, glazed half walls. It offers a highly inviting yet thoroughly practical space with tile flooring and external door to the gardens. It is home to the gas boiler, has an underslung stainless-steel sink and is fully-fitted with a myriad of cupboards for the storage of household necessities, with even an integral shoe rack and has space for fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom One – the carpeted double bedroom basks in gorgeous views overlooking the gardens and open country beyond. It has a bespoke ‘step-in’ double wardrobe with automatic internal lighting, shelving, rails and drawers.
Bedroom Two – also a carpeted double bedroom with lovely views over the front gardens, it has both a high corner shelving unit and a fitted, full wall unit with central cupboard surrounded by open display shelves. The bedroom naturally utilises the fitted double wardrobe and full-height unit of drawers and double cupboard set on the spacious landing with its ample room for seating nook.
Bedroom Three – a carpeted small double bedroom has a fitted wooden frame single bed that pulls out to a double. The dual aspect room has a narrow, built-in wardrobe with cupboard above and drawers below and a high wall bookcase. The dedicated study corner has a fitted desk with drawers and sliding printer shelf.
Family Bathroom – featuring a curved end bath with wall-mounted shower behind glass screen, the bathroom is completed with fitted storage incorporating basin and WC. The large airing cupboard is home to the hot water tank and provides ample batten shelf storage.
Double Garage and Workshop - the extensive garage block has not only power but heating stove and both hot and cold outside taps. With attic storage space above, it provides a spacious workshop any tradesman, artisan or hobbyist would covet. Yet it may further inspire with its exciting potential for conversion.
Off the gravel driveway with parking for numerous cars lies the garage block with beyond a large shed with attached open side storage, discreetly screened from the front gardens by a tall hedge of colourful foliage. Brick pathways lead between planted borders towards the paved patio set before the house or into the highly productive vegetable plot with standpipe and 26 small raised beds, some containing soft fruit and bounded by espaliered apple and pear trees. To the side of the cottage lies a large dining patio with rose, honeysuckle and clematis draped curved pergola with integral seating and table. While stone steps lead up to the glazed sun room, offering an ideally sheltered retreat for morning coffee, before leading on to the greenhouse.
Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘C’
Gas Fired Central Heating and Double Glazed Throughout
Mains Electricity, Water and Gas
Fibre Broadband Available
From Hereford, take the A49 south towards Ross-On-Wye. Driving 1 mile along Ross Road, at the top of the hill turn right into Grafton Lane. After another mile you will see Merry Cottage on the left with a blue cycle and pedestrian sign on bank and opposite a byway with no through vehicle access. Continue around the sharp left-hand bend and come up a slope to the driveway to park outside the wooden workshop. Follow the curved brick path to the front door.