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- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Reception Rooms
- Idyllic Grade II Listed Detached Country Cottage
- Charming Two/Three Bedroomed Accommodation
- Large Breakfast Kitchen & Two Reception Rooms
- Exposed Timbers & Period Features Throughout
- Garden & Woodland Extending To Approx .... ACRES
- Generous Driveway Parking
- Views Across Open Countryside Toward Durlow & The Black Mountains
- Internal Inspection Highly Recommended
An Idyllic Half Timbered Grade II Listed Detached Country Cottage Situated In A Delightful Rural Location On The Outskirts Of The Popular Village Of Ashperton Offering Charming Two/Three Bedroomed Accommodation With A Wealth Of Period Features, Off Road Parking And Garden With Adjacent Woodland Extending To Approximately A Third Of An Acre. Internal Inspection Highly Recommended.
Location & Description
Wisteria Cottage is located on the outskirts of the popular village of Ashperton, situated approximately 5 miles from the town of Ledbury. The village of Ashperton has a primary school, church and village hall. It is further served by the favoured market town of Ledbury, which provides an excellent range of local facilities and amenities including shops, supermarkets, schools, churches, hotel, restaurants, theatre, community hospital and a mainline railway station. The cathedral cities of Hereford (12 miles), Worcester (19 miles) and Gloucester (20 miles) are also within easy reach and provide further excellent amenities. The M50 is easily accessible approximately 4 miles to the south of Ledbury.
Believed to originally date back to the 18th century, Wisteria Cottage is a quintessential Grade II listed detached country cottage situated amidst the glorious Herefordshire countryside. The property boasts a striking half timbered and painted façade with a trailing wisteria providing a beautiful splash of colour. Steeped in history, it offers charming accommodation which has been thoughtfully renovated by the current owners in recent years to include rewiring, replumbing and some replacement hardwood double glazed windows to provide an ease of everyday living. The property still retains a wealth of period features including exposed ceiling and wall beams throughout, original solid doors, part exposed floorboards and feature fireplaces in the two principle reception rooms. The accommodation is arranged on the ground floor with an entrance hall, cloakroom, farmhouse style breakfast kitchen with solid wood units and feature AGA, snug, useful utility room, dining room with exposed stone inglenook fireplace and inset wood burning stove, dual aspect sitting room with open fireplace and office/occasional third bedroom. On the first floor a galleried landing leads to an impressive master bedroom with en suite bathroom, further double bedroom and contemporary shower room. Wisteria Cottage occupies an idyllic setting with a south west facing aspect affording sweeping views across the surrounding Herefordshire countryside toward Durlow and the Black Mountains. Outside, the garden is principally laid to lawn with seating areas positioned to follow the sun as it moves around the house. An adjoining woodland provides a haven for local wildlife and is awash with spring bulbs and bluebells. The grounds in total extend to approximately a third of an acre. For those who enjoy exploring the outdoors, the house is located within easy reach of the renowned Malvern Hills and the Wye Valley. The rooms with approximate dimensions are as follows;
Solid front door opening into a spacious entrance hall. Two front facing windows, ceiling lights, exposed ceiling and wall beams, useful built in cupboard, radiator, original quarry tiled floor. Doors to
Recently refitted with a traditional high level toilet, vanity wash hand basin with reclaimed slate top and cupboard below. Front facing double glazed window, ceiling lights, cupboard housing hot water cylinder and central heating controls, further airing cupboard with slatted shelving and radiator, original quarry tiled floor.
Breakfast Kitchen - 18ft 7in (5.58m) × 15ft 2in (4.65m)
The kitchen has a classic country farmhouse style and is fitted with a comprehensive range cream coloured solid wood floor mounted units with solid wood work surfaces over and inset twin Belfast sinks. It is equipped with an integrated DISHWASHER and FRIDGE. A particular feature of the kitchen is the electric AGA with four ovens, twin hot plates and 4-ring (propane) gas hob. Three side facing double glazed windows, recessed spotlights, ceiling lights, exposed ceiling and wall beams, TV point, two radiators, flagstone floor tiles. Door to utility room. Open to
Snug - 13ft (4.03m) × 7ft (2.17m)
Two rear facing windows, recessed spotlights, exposed ceiling and wall beams, TV point, radiator, flagstone floor tiles.
Utility Room - 12ft 5in (3.72m) × 7ft 10in (2.17m)
Fitted with a range of floor mounted units with work surfaces over and inset stainless steel sink drainer unit. Space and plumbing for washing machine, further space for additional appliances. Side facing window, recessed spotlights, access to loft space, exposed wall beams, radiator, flagstone floor tiles. Door to outside
Deep recess with front facing window, space for coat hooks and radiator. Stairs to first floor. Open to
Dining Room - 15ft 9in (4.65m) × 11ft 5in (3.41m)
Front facing sash window, recessed spotlights, exposed ceiling and wall beams, radiator. Feature inglenook fireplace with exposed stone surround, inset wood burning stove, wooden mantle and stone hearth. Door to useful understairs storage cupboard. Door to Office/Bedroom 3 (described later). Door to
Living Room - 15ft 7in (4.65m) × 11ft 5in (3.41m)
Front facing sash window, side facing double glazed window, exposed ceiling and wall beams, TV point, two radiators. Feature open fireplace with wooden mantle and slate hearth.
Office/Bedroom 3 - 17ft 3in (5.27m) × 7ft 3in (2.17m)
Currently used as an office but could also be used as an occasional third bedroom. Side facing double window, recessed spotlights, access to loft space, exposed ceiling and wall beams, built in storage cupboard with hanging rail and shelving, telephone point, fan assisted radiator (connected to central heating system), exposed floorboards. French doors leading to outside.
First Floor Landing
Bright and airy galleried landing enjoying a dual aspect with views across the garden and toward Durlow. Recessed spotlights, exposed ceiling and wall beams, built in cupboard with hanging rail and shelving, radiator. Doors to
Master Bedrom - 18ft 5in (5.58m) × 16ft 3in (4.96m)
Impressive room enjoying a dual aspect with open views toward Durlow at the front and across the adjoining woodland at the rear. Recessed spotlights, access to loft space, exposed ceiling and wall beams, TV point, two radiators. Door to
En Suite Bathroom
Contemporary suite comprising panelled bath with tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback, low level WC. Front facing double glazed window enjoying open views toward Durlow, recessed spotlights, extractor fan, exposed ceiling and wall beams, radiator (with dual heating controls), exposed floorboards.
Bedroom 2 - 15ft 8in (4.65m) × 13ft 3in (4.03m)
Beautifully appointed room enjoying a dual aspect with open views toward Durlow, across Hay Bluff and the Black Mountains beyond. Recessed spotlights, access to loft space, exposed ceiling and wall beams, TV point, radiator.
Contemporary suite comprising large walk in shower enclosure with fixed raindrop pressurised shower head and hand held shower attachment, stone wash hand basin with reclaimed slate top and cupboard below, low level WC. Side facing window, recessed spotlights, extractor fan, exposed wall beams, radiator (with dual heating controls), part panelled walls, exposed floorboards.
Wisteria Cottage is approached by a wooden vehicle gate leading to a newly laid driveway providing an area of parking, with the possible provision to create an electricity supply to charge a vehicle. of To the front of the property there is an area of lawn and access to a CELLAR (14'5" x 12'3") through wooden double doors. The cellar has reasonable head height with electricity connected. A set of steps lead to the front door and to an attractive patio area with an ornamental pond and stone rockery, behind which there is a useful GREENHOUSE. A pathway leads round to the side of the house and to a further area of lawn, BOILER ROOM and log store. At strategic points there are outside security lights, external sockets and an outside water tap. The rear garden is principally laid to lawn with coverings of spring bulbs bordered by mature shrubs and trees. A further set of steps lead to an adjoining area of woodland, planted with a variety of deciduous trees including ash, cherry and poplar, which provides a haven for local wildlife. The woodland is awash with bluebells and daffodils during the Spring and is truly a sight to behold. The grounds in total extend to approximately A THIRD OF AN ACRE.
We have been advised that mains electricity and water are connected. Heating is oil fired. Drainage is to a shared drainage system. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant local authority. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending occupiers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.
Intending purchasers will be required to produce identification documentation and proof of funding in order to comply with The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017. More information can be made available upon request. John Goodwin FRICS has made every effort to ensure that measurements and particulars are accurate however prospective purchases/tenants must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the accuracy of the information provided. No information with regard to planning use, structural integrity, tenure, availability/operation, business rates, services or appliances has been formerly verified and therefore prospective purchasers/tenants are requested to seek validation of all such matters prior to submitting a formal or informal intention to purchase/lease the property or enter into any contract.
We are advised (Subject to legal confirmation) that the property is freehold.
COUNCIL TAX BAND "F" This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.
Energy Performance Certificate
The property is currently exempt from requiring an EPC.
By appointment to be made through the Agent's Ledbury Office (Tel: 01531 634648).
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From the Agent's Ledbury office proceed out of Ledbury on the A438 Hereford Road. On reaching the Trumpet Crossroads continue straight over and after approximately one and a half miles turn right signposted to Ashperton (3 miles). Continue along this road for half a mile round a sharp left hand bend and turn right signposted to Ashperton (1 mile). Continue along this road, passing a postbox on the right, and after a short distance Wisteria Cottage can be found on the right hand side.
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