Orcop, Hereford Guide Price £595,000

Sold STC
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  • Glorious Sweeping Countryside Views
  • Beautifully Maintained Enclosed Gardens
  • Immaculately Presented Throughout
  • Characterful Stone Country Cottage
  • 4 Bedrooms + Ensuite
  • Peaceful Village Setting


An Enchanting Detached Extended 4 Bedroom Period Stone Cottage, with amazing views and unexpectedly versatile detached Garden Room, set amid lovely encircling gardens nestled in quiet village only a stroll from the local.

Front Porch – Entrance Hall – Sitting Room – Dining Room – Kitchen/Breakfast Room – Utility/Scullery – Laundry – Downstairs Shower Room – Principle Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom – 2 Further Double Bedrooms – Single Bedroom – Family Bathroom – Airing Cupboard – Landing – Rear Porch/Boot Room – Detached Stone Garden Room/Home Office/Studio – Large Garage – Driveway with ample Parking – Large Shed – Greenhouse – Paved Terrace – Orchard – Pond – Front & Enclosed Rear Gardens

The original stone cottage circa 1860, was elegantly and seamlessly extended in the early 2000s to create a spacious Principle Bedroom and delightfully welcoming Sitting Room both basking in captivating, near-panoramic views across the valley to Garway Hill. This charming home is immaculately maintained throughout and benefits from upgraded UvPVC windows to both the extension and front, as well as the installation of 2 grid-fed solar panel arrays. The lovely south-west facing gardens are home to a highly malleable stone Garden Room. The Conservatory design of which with glass roof and entire half-wall glazing is fully fitted with bespoke blinds providing, if the stunning views prove too much of a distraction, a completely private Home Office/Artist’s Studio or leisure/social space.

Well located at the heart of the quiet village of Orcop Hill, the cottage is only a short stroll to the Fountain Inn; a welcoming community hub. The village also offers a Parish Hall with events and table tennis; and several churches. There are miles of local public footpaths, green lanes and bridle paths to enjoy the impressive landscape.

Wormelow is only 2 miles providing the nearest shop with a post office. Of note for its numerous amenities is picturesque Ewyas Harold 7 miles away and set in the beautiful Golden Valley providing post office/shop, Ofsted “Good” primary school, 2 butchers, dentist, GP, 2 pubs and vibrant community hall with active football and cricket teams. The Steiner Academy is 3 miles located in Much Dewchurch. The full city amenities of Hereford including the Cathedral School are only 8 miles, the market town of Ross-On-Wye with its M50 junction is 9 miles, and the excellent independent schools of affluent Monmouth are 11 miles. The famed book town of Hay-On-Wye with its international Literary Festival is 24 miles away.


The Property

Front Porch & Entrance Hall – The flagstone path leads across the front lawn encircled by beautifully planted borders to the oak Front Door opening into the Porch and Entrance Hall beyond both enjoying limestone paved flooring that continue throughout much of the downstairs.

Sitting Room – The inviting dual-aspect Sitting Room captivates with sliding patio doors framing enthralling views sweeping out over the lovely terrace and private rear gardens to the wider landscape rising up to Garway Hill. The spacious room is made cosy not only by the honey tones of the oak flooring but by exposed stone walling flanking the stone fireplace with timber lintel, wood mantel and flagstone hearth; home to the Norwegian Dovre multi-fuel stove.

Dining Room – With characterful exposed stone wall and white painted beams to the ceiling, the carpeted Dining Room enjoys twin UvPVC cream-grain windows with pleasingly in-keeping black ironmongery and deep wooden cills overlooking the front gardens bedecked with camellia and roses.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room – The Kitchen is fully fitted in oak cabinets offering an array of storage from traditional plate rack to deep pan drawers, all smartly contrasted by granite countertops. Space for a range cooker with gas hob is flanked to one side by a stainless steel fronted pull-out bottle rack while integrated are fridge/freezer and AEG dishwasher. The Belfast sink with mixer tap is set beneath a large Velux to the roof and before a window framing the rear courtyard accessed by an External Stable Door to the side, where a wide flight of stone steps leads up through a small gate to the lane. To the front beneath twin windows overlooking the gardens is space for a dining table with side alcove boasting a double cupboard beneath open display shelves.

Downstairs Shower Room – The fully tiled Shower Room features an end shower cubicle, WC, fitted basin with storage unit below and is completed by chrome heated towel rail.

Laundry – Off the hallway opens a deep cupboard with space for a stackable washer and dryer.

Utility/Scullery – Fully fitted in white units contrasting with granite-effect countertops the Utility or fresh modern Scullery offers a myriad of storage, pull out corner unit, stainless steel sink with drainer, 2 ring ceramic hob and space for a fridge/freezer. Having convenient access into the gardens via the Rear Porch/Boot Room, the Utility/Scullery offers a practical space in which to prepare home grown vegetables, fruit and flowers and preserve the garden’s bounty in jams and chutneys.

Bedroom 1 – The Principle Bedroom is a spacious Double with oak flooring and provides a small built-in wardrobe. It enjoys dual-aspect with the larger window featuring a window seat and framing stunning views to Garway Hill. The Ensuite Bathroom with Karndean vinyl flooring, provides full bath with centre-mounted taps, large separate shower cubicle, WC, pedestal basin and is completed with chrome heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2 – A carpeted Double Bedroom with exposed beams to the ceiling and window overlooking the front gardens. The room benefits from a built-in wardrobe alongside a fitted chest of drawers.

Bedroom 3 – A carpeted Double Bedroom with exposed ceiling beams and enjoying a window overlooking the front garden up to Little Hill.

Bedroom 4 – The single bedroom with wood-effect flooring benefits from a built-in double wardrobe and has a small wall alcove opposite a window framing views across the gardens to the orchard and open country beyond.

Family Bathroom – The Bathroom with Karndean vinyl flooring provides pedestal basin, WC and mirrored wall niche above the full bath.

Landing – Outside the Principle Bedroom lies an open Landing, to the side is the built-in Airing Cupboard home to the hot water tank and shelving while beneath the large window overlooking the orchard is ample space for a Home Office or reading nook.

Detached Garden Room – The stone Garden Room is a delight nestled amid the lovely gardens. With lighting and power, it provides a highly malleable space for working or relaxing, with fully-fitted blinds to both ceiling and windows, practical porcelain tile floor and easily accessed either by single door facing the house or French doors opening onto stone steps leading down to the lower lawn set amid herbaceous borders billowing with flowers.


Outside

Beyond double wooden gates the tarmac splay and gravel Driveway provides a turning space with ample parking for up to 5 cars. A large Garage that provides copious storage and an ideal Workshop with power and lighting. The enclosed Rear Gardens are beautifully landscaped from the paved and gravel terrace beyond the Sitting Room; an ideal spot for al fresco dining, before stone steps lead down to the lower lawn with a natural pretty pond. The lawn is bordered by Greenhouse and discretely screened large Shed. Beyond the Garden Room lies a large spacious raised vegetable bed bordering the small orchard boasting a variety of apples, pears and plums.


Practicalities

Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘E’
Oil-fired Central Heating
Double Glazed Throughout
Grid Fed Solar Panels and Bottled Gas
Mains Electricity, Water & Private Drainage
Fibre Broadband Available


Directions 

From Hereford take the A49 South towards Ross-On-Wye, from the Asda roundabout proceed straight for 6 miles. At the top of the Callow, turn right to Monmouth on the A466. In just over 2 miles, turn right onto Lyston Lane signed for Orcop. Drive 1 mile and turn second right after the Orcop Hill sign. In 200m take the first left, a ‘Y’ junction turn. The property is to be found shortly on the right-hand side.


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Orcop
Hereford HR2 8SD
County: Herefordshire
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 00002553