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A recently renovated and captivating Detached 4 Bedrooms characterful country Cottage, boasting Double Garage/Workshop and equestrian potential with ownership of mix of both private and Common land extending to 4.35 acres.
Entrance Hall – Sitting Room – Kitchen/Dining Room – Utility – Boot Room – Downstairs WC – 3 Double Bedrooms – Small Single Bedroom – Family Bathroom – Attached Rear Shed – Detached Double Garage/Workshop with Side Lean To – Assorted Outbuildings – Driveway with Ample Parking – Gardens and Fenced Side Garden with New Combined Summerhouse and Storage Shed – Greenhouse – Raised Vegetable Beds – Private Land of Approx. 0.56 Acres and Common Land of Approx. 3.06 Acres
This delightful family home boasts characterful country charm with bespoke carpentry throughout. It has been painstakingly transformed over the last 4 years, undergoing a complete renovation with work including full rewiring, new plumbing, new doors and windows, damp-proofing and both roof and underfloor insulation. Retaining a Detached Double Garage providing an extensive Workshop with light and power and before it, ample Driveway parking. There is undeniable equestrian potential with open space to erect a stable block and land extending to 4.35 approx acres; with 0.56 approx acres of private agricultural land combined with ownership of the 3.06 approx acres of the Common. Grazing rights for a limited number of sheep and/or cows exists for 2 neighbours, as does public access over the Common.
Enjoying a quiet location towards the end of a rural lane, the cottage overlooks an open Common yet lies within walking distance of the village centre with its Norman church, post office, GP surgery, pub and both Ofsted “Good” primary and secondary schools. Only 3.5 miles away at Allensmore lies ‘Lock's' – a local hub with petrol station and general stores supplying everything from a dazzling array of fresh produce from around the world to agricultural supplies. The famed book town of Hay-On-Wye is 15 miles as is the market town of Ross-On-Wye with its M50 junction. While the full city amenities of Hereford are only 6 miles.
Entrance Hall – The Front Door opens into a bright Hall with a useful under-stairs storage void and has practical farmhouse tumbled Limestone tile flooring running harmoniously throughout much of the downstairs.
Sitting Room – The characterful Sitting Room features an original fireplace with timber beam lintel, now home to a Multi-fuel stove set atop a blavk limestone hearth. The room enjoys dual aspect with both side window and French doors opening into the front garden and framing views across the Common beyond. While echoing the fumed oak hardwood flooring, bespoke oak double doors on the wall discreetly conceal an alcove with outlet for a wall-mounted TV.
Kitchen/Dining Room – The open plan sweep of the room provides a convivial hub for family life, enjoying dual aspect with front window framing views across the garden and Common while French doors open to the Driveway and gardens beyond. It offers ample space for dining with family and friends. The fully fitted Kitchen boasts a long peninsular unit both defining and discreetly concealing from view the more functional Kitchen space, it provides storage with units and pan drawers and to the far side a Breakfast bar. Over the peninsular, drawing attention is bespoke lighting, featuring a raw-edged wood panel incorporating spot task lighting and LED tube strip. The Kitchen’s array of ivory units includes glass-fronted wall unit and open display/book shelves all warmly contrast the solid wood countertops. There is space for fridge/freezer and dishwasher while integrated are Bosch oven beneath an AEG induction hob with stainless steel hood above. The Belfast sink sits on reclaimed brick piers beside a window with views to the gardens.
Utility – The newly finished renovation of the rear extension now yields both a Boot Room and attractive Utility room with bespoke cabinetry. The Utility completed to harmonise with the Kitchen has ivory units have solid wood countertops with space for a washer and dryer either side of the Belfast sink set beneath a window with views across the rear garden to the bordering spinney. The wall running towards one of two External doors opposite the Downstairs WC, has 3 built-in shallow cupboards. Purchased via separate negotiation, a bespoke tall cupboard offers a mix of storage including deep drawers ideal for pet food supplies.
Boot Room – Beside the rear External door lies the dedicated Boot Room, fully fitted with a bespoke array of shelving including hanging rails, deep shelves for storage of myriad of family kit and a wall of shallow shelving for boots and shoes. There is also a drawer tower and beneath the window overlooking the rear garden, space for a chest freezer.
Bedroom 1 – The carpeted Master Bedroom is spacious with ample room for all manner of bedroom furniture and revels in a large window enjoying uninterrupted views across the front garden and Common beyond.
Bedroom 2 – A carpeted Double Bedroom with built-in single wardrobe and enjoying a window with rich-toned wooden cill framing views over the front garden and Common.
Bedroom 3 – A carpeted Double Bedroom providing copious amounts of storage across a wall fitted with both 2 double wardrobes and an end single wardrobe all with cupboards above. While the window with accent wooden cill overlooks the rear garden and mature trees of the spinney beyond.
Bedroom 4 – A carpeted small Single Bedroom offers an ideal nursery or as currently utilised a Study/Home Office, with window to the rear garden.
Family Bathroom – With an exotic bohemian feel the delightful Family Bathroom offers a free standing bath with mixer tap coming from a wall-mounted feature tile spout. The large, walk-in shower enclosure has both a waterfall shower head and side-wall mounted shower attachment and features a gothic arch alcove and black pebble-effect floor tiling. The Bathroom is completed with mixed decorative floor tiles, chrome heated towel rail, WC and copper basin set on an antique washstand with marble top, decorative tile backsplash and double storage cupboard below.
The Driveway with outside tap and ample parking for multiple vehicles leads back to the Detached Double Garage providing copious storage.
An open-sided Lean-To extends to offer covered storage, beside the rear garden bordered by a spinney. There are an assortment of outbuildings including an Attached Shed to the back of the house with potential for renovation.
The expansive side garden has fencing and is entered under the red pan-tiled canopy of a delightful gazebo providing sheltered seating. The wide lawns, with nestled stone-ringed Fire Pit, lead across to the stone paved patio, ideal for outdoor dining and encircled with flower borders.
Deeper into the garden lie raised brick vegetable beds, soft and top fruit, Greenhouse and while the timber-edged children’s play area can be purchased separate to negotiation. To the far boundary lies a new timber Summerhouse with integral Storage Shed.
Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘A’
Oil Fired Central Heating and Double Glazed Throughout
Mains Electricity and Water, Private Drainage
Fibre Broadband Available
From Hereford take the A465 Belmont Road. Straight across at the roundabout and in 1mile turn right onto the B4349. In 2miles slight left to remain on the B4349. At the crossroads ignore the sign left to Kingstone and turn right, marked with a Glasshouse arrow. Follow the country lane bearing slightly right, the property is to be found shortly on the left.
GlassHouse Properties, Berrows Business Centre, Hereford, HR1 2HE
Tel: 01432 483 404 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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