Abbey Dore, Hereford Guide Price £415,000

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  • Near to Ewyas Harold Village
  • 4 Double Bedrooms
  • Full Annex Potential
  • Not Listed
  • Converted Attached Cider Mill
  • Large Drive & Garage/Storage


A Characterful Detached 4 Double Bedroom Extended Period Cottage, offering exciting potential for an easily converted self-contained Annexe, set in the gently rolling countryside of the desirable, picturesque Golden Valley.

Sitting Room – Dining Room – Snug – Study – Kitchen/Breakfast Room – Utility – Downstairs Shower Room – Downstairs Double Bedroom – 2 Double Bedrooms – Small Double Bedroom – Family Bathroom – Attached Store – Brick Log Store – Dining Terrace – Gardens – Driveway with Ample Parking

The original and charmingly characterful 300 year old heart of Yew Cottage has been extended to encompass the attached Cider Mill, giving rise not only to an expansive increase in malleable family space but to the exciting potential to happily accommodate multigenerational living in a self-contained Annexe or even useful income as a Holiday Let; subject to all relevant planning permissions.

The cottage is located only a short stroll from the famed 12th Century Cistercian Abbey that gives its name to the quiet village of Abbeydore. It sits conveniently all but halfway between the full city amenities of Hereford (11 miles) and the market town of Abergavenny gaining renown for its lively Food Festival (14 miles). The neighbouring village of Ewyas Harold is less than a mile away boasting a plethora of amenities including; shop with post office, Ofsted “Good” primary school, butcher’s, dentist, GP, 2 pubs and a vibrant community hall offering classes from badminton to Zumba with sport facilities supporting active football and cricket teams. Nestled in the lee of the Black Mountains, the beautiful Golden Valley is an area of increasingly popular escape, especially for walkers on ancient Offa Dyke’s, hikers in the Brecon Beacon National Park and is also noted for its trout and grayling fishing on the river Dore. Or for those enjoying more sedentary pursuits, the book town of Hay-On-Wye with its international Literary Festival is 16 miles away.


The Property

Sitting Room – Converted from the attached old cider mill, the spacious carpeted Sitting Room features dual aspect windows with views across both the front Driveway and rear gardens to the softly undulating open country beyond. The room features a marble hearth with wooden mantelpiece home to an electric fire. Beyond the Sitting Room opens a lobby area with window views to the gardens and wooded hillside rising beyond. Below the window sits a breakfast bar countertop with a larder cupboard opposite and both currently incorporate the area into the cottage’s Kitchen/Diner beyond an open archway, easily closed up with a doorway to create the fully self-contained Annexe.

Study – Offering a highly malleable space the Study enjoys a window framing lovely views across the rear garden and beyond. It makes an ideal and discreet Home Office but would of course also be usefully incorporated into any Annexe conversion.

Downstairs Shower Room – The modern, white with blue wave motif tiled room provides a corner shower cubicle, WC and is completed with a fitted basin with double cupboard vanity unit below. In the small Hallway opposite the Shower Room lies an External Door leading out into a small courtyard with low wall and the pathway wrapping around the cottage and allowing direct access to the raised dining terrace of the rear gardens.

Bedroom 4 – The carpeted Downstairs Double Bedroom enjoys a window framing views across the garden to the lovely rolling open country beyond.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room – The Kitchen offers ample storage with fully fitted units having wood doors and laminate countertops. A stainless steel sink and a half with integral drainer sits below a window overlooking the rear gardens while there is space for both a range cooker with hood above and a washing machine. Storage for household necessities is provided by an under-stairs cupboard. To the far end of the Kitchen is space for a dining table before the open archway leading to the useful shallow, but full-height larder cupboard and breakfast bar counter of the Breakfast Room area.

Utility – Beyond the Stable door of the Kitchen lies the Utility extension, home to the Worcester Heatslave oil-fired boiler and providing space for both a fridge/freezer and tumble dryer. The External Door leads out onto the paved terrace – ideal for private outdoor dining.

Snug – The original carpeted Sitting Room of the cottage retains the full character of its depth of history with timber ceiling beams. Made invitingly cosy by the drama of its focal feature – a large period fireplace with decorative coloured marble panels contrasting with black mantelpiece and cast iron fire surround, that is now home to a warming wood burner. The original Front door opens under the shelter of the Rain Porch with supporting beams while the window with deep wooden cill frames views across the front garden’s lawn, edged with flower borders planted with classic cottage garden favourites.

Dining Room – The carpeted Dining Room also enjoys a window overlooking the front gardens and retains a useful small pass-through serving hatch to the Kitchen.

Bedroom 1 – The carpeted Double Bedroom with characterful ceiling beams enjoys a window with deep wooden cill framing views over the front garden and countryside beyond. It offers copious storage with built-in, twin double wardrobes whose black ironwork fixings pleasingly echo the latch door handles throughout the cottage.

Bedroom 2 – A carpeted Double Bedroom also enjoys a window with views over the front garden. The room features not only ceiling but one wall of wall timber beam detailing, as well as a black cast iron decorative fireplace providing chimney breast recesses to either side ideal for typical bedroom furniture; wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Bedroom 3 – A Small Double Bedroom with characterful twin beam ceiling to the catslide roof, the room benefits from a window overlooking the paved terrace and rear gardens. Currently used as a Home Office, it features a useful built-in single wardrobe.

Family Bathroom – The Bathroom with wood-effect vinyl flooring features full bath with wall-mounted shower behind folding screen and WC. The table-top basin sits on a double cupboard storage unit with tall storage cupboards to the side, the room is completed with chrome heated towel rail.

Attached Store – To the far end of the Study lies the Attached Store with double garage doors to the front and a single External Door opening into the rear gardens. It currently provides copious storage but could also be incorporated into any Annexe floorplan.


Outside

The expansive Driveway provides ample parking and features to the Front Garden’s retaining wall an Outdoor Tap with sunken basin below, ideal for hosing off muddy dogs or walkers’ boots. A couple of steps lead up onto the original flagstone pathway of the front garden, with lawn dissected by central path and bounded by evergreen hedge providing all-but-encircling privacy. The enclosed rear gardens feature a raised paved terrace ideal for al fresco dining with lovely views of the surrounding Golden Valley. Near the cottage sits a stone-effect brick Log Store while to the rear is neatly concealed the oil tank. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn interspersed with island beds of flowers and mixed shrubs.


Practicalities

Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘D’
Oil-Fired Central Heating & Double Glazed Throughout
Mains Electricity, PrivateWater & Drainage
Broadband Available


Directions

From Hereford take the A465 towards Abergavenny. Proceed for 6 miles and at Wormbridge turn right to Abbeydore. Proceed for 2 miles and turn left at T junction. Follow the road passing over the Dore bridge and bear left at the village’s Y junction. Follow the B4347 main road ensuring to keep the village hall on the left. The property is to be found shortly on the right, marked with a GlassHouse ‘For Sale’ sign, turn right at the old sign for the Neville Arms (now permanently closed).


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Abbey Dore
Hereford HR2 0AA
County: Herefordshire
Sale Type: Exchanged
Ref #: 0000686