- 5 Bedroom Detached Period Home
- Private Driveway, Garage & Garden
- Full of Character & Period Features
- Sought After Village Location
- Not Listed
- Barn Annex Conversion Potential
An engaging and lovely detached 4/5 Bedroom period country family home, its stone barn bursting with potential, ample parking, all nestled at the village heart of sought-after Woolhope.
Porch – Sitting Room – Family Room – Dining Room – Kitchen – Rear Lobby – Downstairs Shower Room – Open Landing – 4 Double Bedrooms – Walk Through Double Bedroom – Family Bathroom – Airing Cupboard – Barn – Garage – Under-croft – Cellar – Rear Grounds with Ample Parking – Front Garden
The Forge, in parts dating back to the 17th century yet not listed retains plenty of period character with exposed beams, original wood and flagstone flooring. While the individual charm of the property has an unexpectedly modern open-plan flow and has been recently refurbished with new kitchen, bathroom and the restoration of bedroom 2. The grounds to the rear offer ample parking for numerous cars and a spacious single garage with workshop potential. While the two-storey stone and brick barn bursts with opportunities for development as perhaps an annexe, holiday let or artisan studio; subject to all relevant planning permissions.
The tranquil village of Woolhope basks in its elevated position within the Wye Valley AONB surrounded by a picturesque landscape of common and the 850 protected acres of ancient haugh woods making it ideal for hacking and a walker’s paradise with an interconnecting web of public footpaths. A stroll from the property lies the bustling parish hall home to tennis courts, children’s playground, football and 2 cricket teams, with monthly farmer’s markets and even amateur dramatics. The village also boasts 2 pubs; The Crown justly renowned for its sunday roast is the reigning ‘UK’s best cider pub’. While neighbouring villages, Fownhope (2 miles) offers an array of amenities with shop, butcher’s, primary school, GP and leisure centre with swimming pools and Mordiford an Ofsted “outstanding” primary school. Woolhope itself lies a rough equidistance from the city of Hereford (7 miles) and the market towns both with M50 connections of Ledbury (8 miles) and Ross-On-Wye (9 miles).
Porch – across the enclosed, south-facing front lawn and framed by a wisteria arch lies the small porch with side windows and half-glazed front door.
Family Room – the informal retreat of the carpeted family room is filled with character in its exposed beams and the old range set within the red brick fireplace with original timber lintel. Enjoying a window with views over the front garden to mature trees beyond, the space offers a highly malleable room; great playroom for youngsters, relaxing or study.
Dining Room – benefitting from good open flow to the family room and being fully open to the kitchen, the dining room forms a practical family hub. It retains an open fireplace with fitted cupboard above, new engineered hardwood flooring and window to the front garden.
Sitting Room – the spacious sitting room basks in twin windows with views across the garden and retains appealing character in not only exposed wall and ceiling beams but the rich hues of its original wood flooring. The feature fireplace with timber hearth and mantel could be readily reopened for open fires or made home to a woodburner.
Kitchen – the newly refurbished kitchen features travertine flooring with fully-fitted white shaker units warmed by solid wood countertops. It has a Belfast sink set below the tiled, deep cill of the window, with integrated dishwasher to the side. There is space for electric range cooker with black hood above and along the run of storage including a set of drawers, space for both a dryer and concealed by a unit door a washing machine. To the opposite end stands a full height pantry cupboard beside the integrated fridge/freezer.
Rear Lobby – with original flagstone flooring the wide lobby is a practical space for a country home before the external door leads out under a rain portico to the under-croft. There is a useful under-stair cupboard while the hallway leading to the downstairs wet room provides ample space for the storage of coats and boots.
Downstairs Shower Room – climbing up a step the downstairs shower room offers a wet room-style open shower and is completed with WC, chrome heated towel rail and pedestal basin.
Open Landing – the wide landing with original wood flooring has ample space for a reading nook with seating below the window overlooking the rear driveway.
Bedroom One – the carpeted and spacious master bedroom has modern recessed lighting but it is the flood of natural light from the window framing lovely views over the front garden to vistas of open countryside beyond that claims attention.
Bedroom Five – the carpeted walk-through double bedroom before the master retains one of the only single glazed windows in the property overlooking the lane and period properties beyond. It offers a malleable space, ideal as a nursery for new arrivals or as a dedicated dressing room with ample space for copious storage alongside seating for a private sitting room or as currently utilised a study.
Bedroom Two – also accessed by steps up from the landing the carpeted second double bedroom has been completely renovated to provide a lovely, light and spacious bedroom with a large timber frame window overlooking part of the property’s roofline with its characterful red pan tiles.
Bedroom Three – a carpeted double bedroom enjoying lovely country views to the front of the house.
Bedroom Four – providing a small double bedroom but again benefitting from lovely vistas across the front garden and beyond.
Family Bathroom – the newly refurbished bathroom with black tile-effect vinyl flooring offers large corner bath with wall-mounted shower, WC, pedestal basin with useful deep cill and practical opaque window above. The walk-in airing cupboard is home to the hot water tank and has fitted batten shelving to either side for copious storage and airing rail too.
The enclosed front garden is laid to lawn with a metal side gate allowing access from the lane. To the rear, with outside tap and enclosed stone steps leading down to the cellar offering useful storage, the under-croft beneath bedroom two connects to the barn provides a highly useful covered area for the discreet storage of various family kit. The double storey stone and brick barn with french side doors offers, beyond copious storage, inspiring potential for conversion while opposite lies side door access to the split-level garage with lighting and new concrete flooring. The rear grounds provide ample parking for numerous cars across a large gravel forecourt bounded by a low stone wall.
Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘D’
Oil-Fired Central Heating and Predominantly Double Glazed
Mains Electricity, Water and Drainage
Fibre Broadband Available
From Hereford off the A438 Ledbury Road turn right into Eign Road and follow the B4224 to Mordiford. Cross the old stone bridge and take the second left turn beside the Moon pub to Woolhope. Follow the road up the hill and across Broadmoor Common into the village. The property is to be found on the right side just before the ‘T’ junction, marked with a Glasshouse ‘For Sale’ board.