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A stunning small holding in the most idyllic of locations. The property comprises a 4 bedroom detached and extended period cottage, paddocks and gardens, outbuildings and stunning views. In all approximately 2.5 acres. Situated within the highly sought after Bringsty Common, which lies 3 miles east of the Historic market town of Bromyard, close to the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border.
Boot Room - Kitchen/Breakfast Room - Sitting Room - Dining Room - Study - Reception Room - Utility Room - Downstairs Bathroom - Four Bedrooms - WC - Shower Room - Koi Carp Pond - Landscaped Gardens - Private Driveway - Paddocks - Outbuildings - Approximately 2.5 Acres In All
Built in the 1800s, Holly Cottage is a delightful stone built cottage which has been extended and reconfigured to create a versatile and spacious country home, suited to modern living. The accommodation is arranged over two storeys with the living accommodation on the ground floor and the bedrooms on the first floor. There is a downstairs bathroom, an upstairs shower room, and a further reception room on the ground floor, creating the opportunity for a downstairs bedroom or an internal annexe. There is an abundance of period and modern features, including an inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and stonework, one piece timber window sills and timber framed double glazed windows.
Situated within the highly sought after Bringsty Common, which lies 3 miles east of the Historic market town of Bromyard, close to the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border. Bringsty Common comprises approximately 220 acres of open access common land over rolling terrain of open and wooded areas. It is a haven for wildlife, and given its elevation, it provides wonderful far reaching views to the Malvern Hills.
The property is approached via a track off a quiet lane running through the common. Double five bar gates open into a large gravelled parking area with space for several vehicles. An Indian sandstone path leads to the boot room, and continues along the side of the house to the original front door.
A substantial timber stable door opens into the boot room, featuring ceramic tiled flooring, exposed stone walls, an expanse of timber framed windows, and a roof light. Opposite the stable door there is an internal window for the bathroom, on the left a part glazed door to the study, and on the right a part glazed door to the kitchen breakfast room. This is a very useful room which enjoys lots of natural light and an outlook across the gardens to the paddocks.
The kitchen breakfast room comprises two rooms which have been opened up to form an open plan kitchen and breakfast area. It has traditional farmhouse styling with exposed beams, handmade freestanding kitchen cabinets and worktops, timber shelving and space for a dresser. The breakfast area is a perfect spot to sit and gaze across the gardens and paddocks, watching the array of wildlife that visit the grounds. There is an an inset stainless steel sink, checkerboard tiled splash backs, fitted shelving, space for a dishwasher, and space for a large range cooker or Aga. There is ceramic tiled flooring throughout and recessed downlights.
The sitting room is a well proportioned room, accessed via the kitchen, or from the dining room. It is carpeted and has a large stone inglenook fireplace and hearth, with inset multi-fuel stove, and oak beam lintel above. There are exposed ceiling beams, exposed stone work, and a window overlooking the terrace and koi carp pond. There are wall lights and an under-stairs storage cupboard.
The dining room is accessed from the sitting room, or the original front door. It features stairs to the first floor and has exposed ceiling beams and exposed stone work, similar to the sitting room. This is a bright room thanks to its double aspect, with a window overlooking the terrace and pond, and a window to the back. It is carpeted and has wall lights. There is potential to knock through into the breakfast area, subject to any necessary consents.
The study is accessed via the boot room or the back reception room. It has a double aspect overlooking the driveway, linoleum flooring, a pendant light and painted exposed stone walls at the back. Next door is the back reception room.
The back reception room is a flexible space, currently used as storage and an office space, but it could be used as a bedroom, playroom or as part of an annexe. It has linoleum flooring, recessed downlights, a dual aspect, and plank and ledge doors to the study and utility room.
The utility room is accessed via the kitchen or back reception room, it has ceramic tiled flooring which continues from the kitchen. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is an oil-fired boiler, and space for shelving and a chest freezer.
The bathroom has ceramic tiled flooring and tiled walls. There is a traditional style pedestal basin and WC and panelled bath with hand shower. There are mosaic style tiles above the sink and immediately above the bath. There is a heated towel rail, recessed downlights and obscured glazed window into the boot room.
Carpeted stairs rise to the first floor where there are two well proportioned bedrooms with high ceilings either side of the stairs. The bedroom on the left is carpeted, has a double aspect, corner cupboard, exposed beams, and a pendant light. Next door, there is a further carpeted bedroom which has mirror fronted fitted wardrobes with shelving and hanging space, exposed beams, pendant light and a hatch to a loft space.
A carpeted corridor with skylight and exposed wattle wall, leads to a further carpeted bedroom with exposed beams and low level window. Next door is a shower room with mains feed shower, and tile shower area. Opposite is a useful storage cupboard. Next door there is a separate WC with exposed stone wall, skylight and exposed beams. At the end of the corridor is the main bedroom.
The main bedroom has engineered oak flooring, vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and stone wall, and triple aspect with a skylight on the left and a pendant light.
The property comes to life outside. The gardens and paddocks surround the property to one side like an amphitheatre, meaning the majority of the land is visible from within the house.
To the front of the property there is an impressive koi carp pond with stone retaining walls and Indian sandstone terrace. To the side, there are stone paths and stone retaining walls with mature flower and shrub beds atop. Three sets of stone steps lead up to an elevated lawn where there is a further fenced off duck pond in the adjoining paddock.
Next to the koi carp pond there is an open fronted wood shed with corrugated metal roof and timber walls. Beyond a paved slab path leads to a 96m2 concrete hardstanding , where at the end there is a pole barn with corrugated metal roof with timber panelled walls and an adjoining poly tunnel. Within the paddock next door there is a further pole barn with five bar metal gate to the front, corrugated metal roof and timber clad walls.
The land is split into three sloped paddocks dotted with mature fruit trees and enclosed with stock fencing. There are fantastic panoramic views towards the Malvern Hills from the top of the fields.
Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘F’
Oil-Fired Central Heating Throughout
Mains Water & Electricity
Private Drainage - septic tank
Gigaclear Broadband Available
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