Litmarsh, Marden, Hereford Guide Price £700,000

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  • Plot Extending To 1.15 Acres
  • 3 Double Bedrooms + 2 Bed Annexe
  • Spacious Detached Bungalow
  • Beautiful Maintained Gardens
  • Triple Garages + Large Drive
  • Desirable Area of Litmarsh, Nr Bodenham


An Imposingly Spacious Detached 5 Double Bedroom Bungalow, encompassing 2 storey 2 bedroom Annexe with rental potential, triple Garage Block, all set within such extensive grounds extending to 1.15 acres as to also afford building plot potential.

Entrance Hall – Sitting/Dining Room – Family Room/Study/Home Office – Kitchen/Diner – Utility – 3 Double Bedrooms – Family Bathroom – Hall Closet – Airing Cupboards – Store Cupboard – Separate WC – Attached Single Garage/Workshop

Attached Annexe: Entry Hall – Kitchenette/Sitting/Dining Room – Double Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom – Upstairs Double Bedroom – Separate WC – Store Room

Grounds: Triple Garage Block with rear Timber Lean-To Tool Store – 2 Timber Clad Sheds with Log Storage – 2 Greenhouses – Circular Driveway with ample Parking – Rear Courtyard – Wide Paved Entertaining Terrace – Garden with Mini Orchard and Grounds Extending to 1.15 Acres


Built by the owner in the early 1990s, this impressive Bungalow offers exciting potential to satisfy the myriad demands of family life. Later extended to create the 2 storey Annexe, the property is ideally suited to accommodate Multi-generational living providing a great balance for both connection and privacy. The Annexe alternatively also offers the potential for generating an income stream from rentals or Airbnb. While the Garage Block and numerous outbuildings afford excellent work spaces for any Artisan/Tradesperson/DIY or Car/Bike Enthusiast. The expansive sweep of the wider grounds, bounded by country lanes to 2 sides, may also offer lucrative potential for housing development; subject to all relevant planning permissions.

Enjoying a quiet rural setting amid softly rolling farmland, Litmarsh lies an equidistant 1.5 miles between Marden and Bodenham; both villages offer local shops with post office, pubs and Ofsted “Good” primary schools, with bustling Bodenham further providing GP, vibrant village hall, tennis courts, golf course and even sailing club. While the full City amenities of Hereford or market town of Leominster are both just under 8 miles.


The Property

Entrance Hall – The Front Door sheltered by its recessed position opens into the spacious Entrance Hall. The Hall benefits from copious storage options with both a double Hall Closet offering hanging rail and fitted high shelf and also a full height Cupboard with fitted shelving. The Hall is also home to one of two Airing Cupboards, the first being home to the hot water tank.

Sitting/Dining Room – The carpeted Sitting Room is a majestic room basking in sweeping views across the main gardens provided by its dual aspect. It enjoys both a bay window with central sliding patio doors and also sliding patio doors overlooking the front gardens. Both patio doors lead directly out onto the wide paved Entertaining Terrace that encircles most of the property. The Terrace is framed by a pergola extending its entire length cloaked in the colourful flowers and heady scents of climbing roses, clematis, honeysuckles and wisteria. With ample space for a large Dining table at which to gather family and friends to one end of the expansive room, the Sitting Room is warmly anchored by a wide timber and stone fireplace; home to a Clearview wood burner.

Family Room/Study/Home Office – The Family Room enjoying views over the front gardens offer a highly malleable room with glazed, double door access to the Sitting Room and door to the Kitchen. As readily providing a formal Dining Room, as a more informal space for family relaxing, ideal teenager zone for music/gaming or playroom for younger children. It also of course offers a superb Study or dedicated Home Office, easily closed off outside working hours.

Kitchen/Diner – The spacious, classic country Kitchen offers ample space for informal family dining. Fully fitted to provide ample storage, the Kitchen enjoys a wide window overlooking the Driveway circling the property’s namesake stone cider mill. Below the window sits the stainless steel sink flanked by integral drainers while to the side is the integrated under-counter fridge. Across the Kitchen lies the ceramic hob with hood above, with to the side the electric cooker.

Utility – Lying off the Entrance Hall beside the opaque-glazed Rear Door the Utility Room also has an External Door (currently sealed) opening out under the shelter of the covered rear porch and providing an ideal area for the divestment of muddy boots and coats. The Utility itself benefits from fitted central units flanked by space for both washer and dryer, with stainless steel sink and twin drainers above. There is also ample space for additional freestanding fridges and freezers. Off the Utility opens a small Store Room ideal for household necessities before leading to the Downstairs WC.

Bedroom 1 – The first of the Bedrooms is a spacious, carpeted Double benefitting from a built-in double Wardrobe and window overlooking the expansive gardens.

Bedroom 2 – Sharing all the features of the first bedroom, Bedroom Two further benefits from having a Separate WC, with fitted basin vanity unit and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 3 – The last of the Bedrooms, currently set up as a Twin, also provides built-in double Wardrobe and has a window overlooking the rear courtyard.

Family Bathroom – The Bathroom with black tile flooring features full bath with wall-mounted shower attachment, WC and fitted basin vanity unit. It is completed with both chrome heated towel rail and radiator.

Attached Single Garage – With fire door access from the Entrance Hall the integral Single Garage offers, beyond copious storage, an ideal Workshop/Hobby Room or the potential to fully convert the space into an additional room for work or study.


Annexe

Entry Hall – With its own private entry to the rear of the property the Front Door of the Annexe opens into a bright, carpeted Entry Hall with open storage space beneath the wooden staircase.

Kitchenette/Sitting/Dining Room – The Kitchenette defined by a half wall is fully fitted with units, has a stainless steel sink with drainer and conceals an integrated under-counter fridge. The rest of the room is carpeted, with an electric radiator and provides good storage in a full-height double Cupboard with fitted shelving. Alongside ample space for both Dining and Sitting the room enjoys a flood of natural light from the sliding patio doors opening onto the Terrace and gardens beyond.

Bedroom 1 – The spacious, carpeted Downstairs Double Bedroom benefits from a built-in double Wardrobe and enjoys a high bay window overlooking the gardens.  The tile floor Ensuite Bathroom provides full bath with wall-mounted shower attachment, WC and fitted basin vanity unit. While a step up leads into a separate Walk-in shower enclosure.

Bedroom 2 – Upstairs the second Bedroom is also a Double with characterful pitched roof and Velux window. Off the Bedroom opens a Separate WC with fitted basin vanity unit. Adjacent is a Walk-in Wardrobe or Store Room, offering possible Ensuite potential. While across the landing opens the voluminous roof space.


Outside

With a turning circle surrounding the traditional stone cider mill, believed to be the family mill of the founder of Symonds Cider, the long gravel Driveway also leads back to the Rear Courtyard and the Triple Garage Block. Two of the garages form an ideal Workshop with lighting and power and conveniently open back into the rear timber Lean-To Tool Store. The Rear Courtyard is bordered to one side by the discreetly concealed Oil Tank, alongside 2 timber-clad Sheds filled with logs for the wood burner and 2 Greenhouses. The sweep of the gardens encircles the property, with a house-spanning pergola of flowering climbers framing the wide Terrace; ideal for al fresco dining. The gardens predominantly laid to lawn, with a stone-edged island bed of mixed planting, are interspersed with mature specimen trees including to one corner a Mini Orchard with pear, plums and apples.


Practicalities

Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘F’
Oil-Fired Central Heating
Double Glazed Throughout
Mains Electricity & Water
Private Drainage
Fibre Broadband Available


Directions

From Hereford, follow the A49 north towards Leominster. 2 miles on from the City’s edge, turn right to Morton-On-Lugg and proceed straight, crossing the railway line. At the end junction bear left and in 2 miles bear left again into Walker’s Green. Continue straight for another 2 miles. Ignoring the right hand turn signed to Litmarsh, proceed straight, turning immediately first right into the driveway to the property.


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Litmarsh, Marden
Hereford HR1 3EZ
County: Herefordshire
Sale Type: Exchanged
Ref #: 0000748