Woolhope, Hereford Guide Price £525,000

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  • Sought-After Rural Village Location
  • Sweeping Views Across Rolling Countryside
  • Beautifully Presented Throughout
  • Stunning Open Plan Kitchen/Diner
  • 3 Double Bedrooms; Wet Room Shower
  • Detached 2 Storey Garage Ripe For Conversion


A Lovely and Well-Proportioned Detached 3 Double Bedroom Bungalow at village heart of highly desirable Woolhope, offering 2 storey period Garage/Outbuilding ripe for conversion, all orientated to bask in captivating country vistas.

Front Porch – Entrance Hall – Sitting Room – Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Room – Utility Cupboard – Boot Room – Separate WC – 3 Double Bedrooms – Wet Room – Airing Cupboard – Hall Cupboard – Detached 2 Storey Period Garage/Outbuilding with Oak Timber Frame Car Port – 2 Attached Brick Stores – Driveway with Ample Parking – Elevated Dining Terrace – Enclosed Mature Gardens with Tree House

Fairlea is a gem at the heart of the village, tucked discreetly behind a tall, sheltering stone wall, it basks in expansive views of rolling open countryside. Recent renovations have created a wonderful new open plan Kitchen/Dining Room offering a superbly convivial space flooded with natural light - a magnetic hub for family life. Refurbishments have also seen the installation of an eco-efficient Air Source Heat Pump. While in the mature gardens encircling the property lies an exciting opportunity, the 2 storey period Outbuilding with attached brick Stores behind. Currently providing Garage with Workshop downstairs, the upper level with its exposed timber roof beams offers copious storage. It is ripe for conversion offering a myriad of possibilities from Annexe, guest accommodation/Airbnb rental, teenage games/rumpus room to dedicated Home Office; 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 walking, hacking and mountain biking along the interconnecting web of public footpaths. A stroll from the property lies the bustling parish hall, home to tennis courts, children’s playground, football and cricket teams, with monthly farmer’s markets, Book Club and even amateur dramatics. The village also boasts 2 pubs; with The Crown Inn, three times winner of the UK’s Best Cider Pub’ justly renown for its Sunday Roast. Neighbouring villages, Fownhope (2miles) offers an array of amenities with shop, butcher’s, primary school, GP and leisure centre with swimming pools while Mordiford has an Ofsted “Outstanding” primary school. Woolhope itself lies a rough equidistance from the city of Hereford (7miles) and the market towns of Ledbury (8miles) and Ross-On-Wye (9miles), both with M50 connections.


The Property

Front Porch – The glazed Front Porch opens off the wide, paved, front terrace accessed with ease from the stone paved ramp. The Porch benefits from practical coir mat flooring and provides ample space for coats and boots.

Entrance Hall – The light, wide Hall is carpeted and along its length offers a full height Cupboard ideal for the storage of household necessities and Airing Cupboard with fitted batten shelving, home to the new Heat Pump tank.

Sitting Room – The inviting and carpeted Sitting Room delights in French doors with further side glazing, opening directly onto the elevated Terrace and captivating the eye with the marvellous views over the front gardens and out to the unfurling miles of open countryside beyond.

Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Room – The Dining Room basks in a dual aspect flood of natural light, with a picture window to the front framing an ever-changing view of the natural world. To the side the large window captures a lovely view along the length of the garden, bounded by the statuesque stone wall adorned with flowering shrubs. With ample space for both sofas for relaxing and large dining table at which to gather family and friends, the convivial space also provides excellent storage with fitted cabinetry to match the Kitchen. Above the lower cupboards, fold back doors usefully conceal fitted shelving with electrical sockets. Adding a delicate touch of character to the clean lines of this open modern space, herringbone parquet-style Karndean flooring runs throughout. The new Kitchen is fully fitted with painted solid wood units from local firm Kitchener, warmly contrasted by wooden countertops. It features a wide Breakfast Bar highlighted by 3 pendant fixtures flowing into the peninsular unit with storage that flanks the classic Aga; now converted to electric. Below the picture window looking out across the rear gardens with mature fig tree, lies the Villeroy and Boch double Butler sink with additional half sink and integral drainer section. The myriad of units conceals integrated dishwasher, fridge, freezer, household bins, condiment/spice rack, full height pull-out larder, tray cupboard and deep pan drawers set below the Bosch induction hob with hood above. To the side are fitted both AEG electric oven and microwave, while in the corner opens the discreet Utility Cupboard offering space for stackable washer and dryer.

Boot Room – From beneath the shelter of the open Rain Porch, the Side Door with cat flap opens into the Boot Room providing ample storage space for the divestment of coats and muddy boots. Off the Boot Room lies the Separate WC.

Bedroom 1 – The spacious Double Bedroom is carpeted and benefits from a large, built-in double wardrobe with cupboards above. The wide picture window overlooks the front gardens with raised vegetable bed and demands the eye travel out over the panorama from Marcle Ridge across miles of open rolling countryside.

Bedroom 2 – A carpeted Double Bedroom enjoying a window looking out across the mature rear gardens with utter privacy provided by the cocooning stone wall. The lovely room also benefits from a built-in double wardrobe with high cupboards.

Bedroom 3 – An equally-sized Double Bedroom, it is also carpeted and benefits from a built-in double wardrobe with cupboards above.

Wet Room – The spacious Wet Room features a large Walk-in shower with glass screen side panel, WC and pedestal basin. The suite is completed by a radiator with chrome towel rail.

Detached Garage/Outbuilding – Beside the bungalow lies the period red brick Outbuilding. With electric roller door the downstairs serves as a single Garage and Workshop with lighting and power. Open wooden stairs lead up to the upper level with its lovely complex of exposed timber roof beams. The upper level enjoys dual aspect with a double window to the front affording the space delightful views across the countryside. 2 Attached brick Stores to the rear abut the stone wall and all combine to offer exciting potential for conversion. To the side stands the oak frame Car Port providing useful storage for the kit and equipment of active family life.


Outside

A public footpath leads off across the fields just before the double gates open onto the long Driveway with its ample parking for numerous vehicles. The enclosed gardens feature an array of mature trees, shrubs and densely planted flower borders while sweeping lawns front and back are interspersed with trees including a mature fig set against the stunning stone wall. The gardens offer both privacy and stunning views, pleasing both adventurous youngsters with a Tree House and a sun trap Terrace for those who prefer more leisurely recreation.


Practicalities

Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘E’
Mitsubishi Ecodan Air Source Heat Pump
Double Glazed Throughout
Mains Water and Electricity, Private Drainage
Fibre Broadband Available


Directions

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. At the end T-junction, turn right and follow the tall stone wall on the left to its end. The property is to be found immediately on the left.


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Woolhope
Hereford HR1 4QW
County: Herefordshire
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00003019