Kinnersley, Hereford Guide Price £600,000

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  • Open Plan Studio/Guest Bedroom
  • Stylish Modern Decor Throughout
  • 4 Bedrooms, 2 Ensuites in Main House
  • Characterful Features
  • Peaceful Herefordshire Countryside Setting
  • Balcony Terrace With Lovely Views


An Enchanting Detached 4/5 Bedroom Period Family Home, further benefitting from double oak frame Garage Block offering stunning Guest Accommodation, with fully self-contained Annexe and Airbnb Potential, all cosily set amid characterful enclave in quiet hamlet.

Open Plan Sitting/Dining Room – Study/Home Office – Kitchen – Utility – Downstairs WC – Principle Bedroom with Dressing Area and Ensuite Shower – Double Bedroom with Ensuite Shower – Double Bedroom – Single Bedroom – Family Bathroom – Detached Oak Frame Double Garage/Carport with Internal Tool Shed and Boiler Room – Upper Level Open Plan Studio Room/Bedroom 5 with Shower Room and Balcony – Attached Log Store – Additional Driveway Parking – 2 Enclosed Gardens with Paved Patios

Old Laundry Cottage beautifully succeeds in combining the best of modern open plan family living with a wealth of period features. Alongside the delight and warmth of characterful exposed beams throughout, the very fabric of the building’s original function has been retained in the flagstone-topped laundry of the Kitchen. While over the last 3 years all the Bath/Shower rooms with their underfloor heating have been fully refurbished. The Garage Block already offers superb upstairs Guest Accommodation, with bi-fold doors opening to a private seating balcony with lovely views of open countryside, Shower Room and open plan Living/Double Bedroom. The simple addition of a Kitchenette would allow for a fully self-contained Annexe and ideal Airbnb rental opportunity, even having its own separate and enclosed private garden; subject to all relevant planning permissions.

The cottage forms part of a quiet but welcoming enclave of period properties set in the hamlet of Old Castle. For leisure the surrounding countryside offers nearby local inn while for nature lovers and dog walkers the Sturts North Nature Reserve is a 20 hectare protected wildlife site. The neighbouring village of Eardisley (2 miles) boasts 2 pubs, village shop, tennis club and Ofsted “Good” primary school. An equidistant 13 miles lie the full City amenities of Hereford and the market town of Leominster. While the renown Book Town of Hay On Wye with its International Literary Festival is 9 miles.


The Property

Open Plan Sitting/Dining Room – Leading from the enclosed south-facing Front Garden lies a choice of entry doors, the solid Stable door opens directly into the Sitting Room while the glazed door with sister glazing opens into a small entry with large integrated coir mat and exposed brick wall defining the area. The oak staircase with red LED lowlights rises to the side concealing an Under-stairs cupboard providing useful storage. The open plan sweep of the living space with underfloor heating, delights in the honey-toned hues of solid oak flooring echoed in the exposed beams throughout. The recent addition of the freestanding Contura wood burner anchors the space beautifully and creates a spot bathed in natural light ideal for reading and calm retreat. Twin lighting zones further define the Dining area with its ample space for a large dining table at which to gather family and friends from the Sitting Room to the far end. The inviting Sitting Room has wall-mounted TV position and enjoys twin windows framing lovely views across the Front Garden.

Study/Home Office – An immensely malleable room, the Study offers a private retreat ideal for Home Office or a Playroom for youngsters. With a spiral staircase leading to a Double Bedroom with Ensuite Shower above, it also offers a dream suite for work, sleep and play to any teenager.

Kitchen – With giant Travertine tile flooring, exposed brick fireplace, original bread oven and Laundry, the Kitchen is fully fitted in classic white units warmed by solid wood countertops. The large central island provides ample storage units and features a Smeg gas hob with stainless steel hood above and has a breakfast bar to one end. The great array of storage provided includes triple sets of pan drawers and a pantry cupboard with internal wire racking set beneath the integrated microwave. Also integrated are double oven, wine cooler and dishwasher set beside the black composite sink and a half with integral drainer below a window with lovely views across the Front Garden. There is also space for a freestanding fridge/freezer.

Utility – The fully fitted Utility boasts shallow wall and deep base units and alongside ample storage has space for a washing machine. The Utility leads on to the Downstairs WC.

Bedroom 1 – The Principle Bedroom features a high pitched roof with exposed beams highlighted by 4 adjustable spotlights. The carpeted room has twin period-style cast iron radiators common throughout the upstairs and benefits from dual aspect with views over both the Front Garden and rear open countryside. It boasts a Dressing area with built-in Double Wardrobe providing dual hanging rails and high shelf opposite the refurbished Ensuite Shower. The Ensuite with bleached white wood-effect porcelain tile flooring topping underfloor heating features a large, zero-threshold walk-in shower with glass wall enclosure and Rainhead shower. The suite is completed with WC, wall-mounted vanity unit comprising 2 drawer storage below fitted basin and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2 – Enjoying privacy from the rest of the home Bedroom Two at the top of the spiral staircase is a carpeted Double Bedroom enjoying an exposed beam pitched roof and high window. The Ensuite with wide wood plank-effect porcelain tile flooring features a corner shower cubicle with Rainhead and is completed with WC, wall-mounted basin, chrome heated towel rail and underfloor heating.

Bedroom 3 – A carpeted and spacious Double Bedroom enjoying dual aspect and characterful exposed beams with spotlighting.

Bedroom 4 – The final bedroom in the main house is a carpeted Single with a window framing lovely views to open country. A malleable room, it offers an ideal Nursery/child’s bedroom or would also make a private Study/Home Office.

Family Bathroom – Refurbished to now offer both a freestanding full bath with standpipe tap with shower attachment and a large separate shower cubicle with Rainhead shower, the stylish modern Bathroom is completed with WC, storage unit with fitted basin, chrome radiator/towel rail, underfloor heating and feature tiling.

Garage Block – The oak frame Garage Block with lighting and power features both double wooden gate Garage and open Carport. To the rear of the Carport lies open storage with 2 fitted shelves above while to the side is the Boiler Room - home to the oil-fired boiler and hot water tank creating an ideal drying/airing room for laundry, it also offers space for a tumble dryer. Behind lies the secure Tool Shed while attached to the building’s rear is a Log Store. On the upper level accessed by an External Staircase lies the highly malleable Annexe. Beyond the opaque glazed door to one side bi-fold doors open out onto a slate paved balcony with space for al fresco dining whilst admiring lovely views across the open countryside. Opposite lies the Shower Room with corner cubicle offering both regular and Rainhead showers. The suite is completed with WC and wall-mounted basin and chrome heated towel rail. Beyond lies the open plan Studio Room with Velux windows and twin long radiators. It provides a malleable space to serve a myriad of purposes including private Guest Accommodation, Family Entertainment/Games Room, Artisan’s Studio, dedicated Home Business premises or with the addition of a Kitchenette - a fully self-contained Annexe for holiday rental even having its own enclosed and private garden.


Outside

Off the lane lies a designated block paviour Parking Slot set beside the Front Garden enclosed by its wooden fence. The south-facing garden with outside tap has a central lawn with 2 mature trees and is bookended with flower beds. The stone-paved pathway bordered by 10 box balls leads to the wider paved patio ideal for outdoor dining. Opposite the cottage lies the Garage Block beside a second enclosed private garden, featuring a stone paved patio area ideal for family barbecuing. Mainly laid to lawn it has lovely views across the bordering open fields and would make an ideal productive garden of fruit and veg.


Practicalities

Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘E’
Oil-fired Central Heating
Double Glazed Throughout
Mains Electricity & Water, Bottled Gas
Shared Private Drainage
Broadband Available


Directions

From Hereford, take the A348 west towards Brecon along King’s Acre Road. Proceed for 11 miles. Once through the village of Letton turn first right, signposted to Kinnersley. Proceed for 1.5 miles before turning left. Continue straight for about a half mile, directly ahead lies a No-Through lane into the Old Castle enclave but follow the road sharply to the right and take the first left. The property is to be found on the left towards the far end, directly opposite the Garage Block.


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Kinnersley
Hereford HR3 6NY
County: Herefordshire
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 00002778