- Detached Period Character Cottage
- Landscaped Gardens
- Detached Double Garage
A detached 3 bedroom black and white cottage with outbuildings and good sized gardens, in the popular village of Ashperton, near Ledbury.
Porch – Sitting Room – Dining Area – Kitchen – Conservatory – Study Area - Utility Room - Family Bathroom – Master bedroom with Ensuite - Two Further Bedrooms - Double Garage - Front & Rear Gardens - Large Driveway
Kingfisher Cottage is believed to date back to the 17th century, originally a traditional timber box framed cottage, the property has been extended to create a spacious family home with a generous proportion of living space to bedrooms. The accommodation is arranged over two storeys; on the ground floor there is a living room, dining area, kitchen, conservatory, utility room, bathroom and study. On the first floor there are three bedrooms, including master bedroom with en suite.. The property enjoys an elevated position set back from the road, giving excellent far reaching Westerly views towards the Black Mountains in Wales. There are mature gardens to the front and rear of the property and a large driveway to the side. Outbuildings include a double garage with first floor, two-part green house, potting shed and storage shed.
The popular village of Ashperton, mentioned in the Doomsday book, lies 5 miles north west of the historic market town of Ledbury and 11 miles east of the Cathedral city of Hereford. The village itself boasts a vibrant and active community, well used village hall, church, cricket ground and primary school rated outstanding by OFSTED. Just under 3 miles north of the village there is a petrol station with Spar mini supermarket. Wider amenities and facilities can be found in Ledbury, including main line train services direct to Birmingham New Street and London Paddington. There is easy access to the M50 motorway 9.5miles to the south. For more extensive retail and cultural opportunities you will find the Cathedral Cities of Hereford and Gloucester within an easy drive.
Entrance comes via a front door under an open oak-framed apex porch with slate roof. The front door opens into a good sized characterful sitting room with exposed ceiling and wall beams. On the right is a central fireplace with multi fuel stove on a raised brick hearth. To the right of the fireplace is an opening into the study area. On the opposite side of the room is the dining area and stairs leading to the first floor, originally a separate room this space has been opened up to maximise the sense of space and natural light. The original frame remains, providing separation and character. Opposite the front door is the kitchen.
The kitchen benefits from a large picture window overlooking the attractive rear garden and the rolling countryside beyond. There are fitted base and wall cupboards, some glass fronted, and marble effect countertops and ceramic tile splash backs. Below the window is an inset composite sink with mixer tap above. There is an 8 ring range cooker with extractor hood above and integrated dishwasher. The flooring is a tile effect linoleum.
Next to the kitchen is a good sized utility room with slate-style ceramic tile flooring and fitted cupboards. There is an external rear door and privacy glazed window. There is a countertop with a Worcester Oil-fired boiler below and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer. Beyond the utility room is a large family bathroom complete with white suite including a large bath with central taps, walk-in shower with body jets, W.C, traditional style sink and fitted airing cupboard. There is electric underfloor heating and a radiator.
On the opposite side of the kitchen is a half glazed door that opens into a large timber framed double glazed conservatory with polycarbonate roof. Benefitting from an elevated position there is a superb outlook into the front and rear gardens. External double doors open onto a paved patio that wraps around the conservatory from the front to the rear of the house.
Upstairs is an L-shaped landing with the master bedroom on the left at the back of the house, the two further bedrooms are opposite each other with a large central fitted cupboard between them. The master bedroom is a lovely bright room with a dual aspect facing south and west giving views across the rear garden, countryside beyond, and black mountains on a clear day. There is an ensuite with fitted wardrobe, bath with electric shower over, W.C, hand wash basin, towel rail and limed wood effect linoleum flooring.
The two further bedrooms feature exposed original beams and enjoy views over the front garden. The smaller of the bedrooms has a vaulted ceiling and wall lights.
A timber five bar gate leads to a large gravelled parking area which access to the side of the property and the large detached double garage. This has a remote controlled electric roller door, pedestrian door to the side and a large window. There is light and power, and stairs leading to the first floor storage area with windows at each end, this space would make a great home office or studio.
To the front of the property is a good sized lawn with wide shrub borders and corner sitting area. At the front boundary is recently installed 6ft feather edge fence. Between the lawn and the house is concrete path that extends around the house.
To the rear of the property is a delightful landscaped garden overlooking glorious countryside. A gently sloped lawn with with well stocked flower and shrub beds leads down to a very well organised sunken greenhouse area, which includes a concrete hardstanding, large aluminium framed two-part greenhouse with light and power available. The the top end of the garden nearer house is a paved terrace, perfect for outdoor entertaining and dining. There is a small storage shed, a good sized potting shed and an enclosure, formerly used for hens. Below the terrace is a vegetable patch with box hedging. Throughout the garden there are an assorted specimen trees including a stunning Copper Maple at its centre, a twisted false Acacia, Ginko and Magnolia. The boundaries are enclosed with a mature Yew hedge on one side and a newly installed 6ft feather edge fence the other side.
Herefordshire Council – Band D
Oil-Fired Central Heating Throughout
uPVC Double Glazed Windows Throughout
Mains Electric & Water
Fibre Optic Broadband
From Trumpet cross roads head north on the A417 to Ashperton. Once in the village pass the village hall on the right, set back from the road. As you approach the bottom of the hill the property can be found on the left, where a Glasshouse sale board will mark the property.