Snipes Nest, Hope House Lane, Stanford Bishop, Bromyard, WR6 5TY

3 Bedroom Detached
£750,000 Guide Price
£750,000 Guide Price

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  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms


  • Detached Cottage
  • Idyllic Location
  • Master Bedroom With En-Suite
  • Two Further Bedrooms And Family Bathroom
  • Grounds Approaching 5.2 Acres With Outbuildings


A Rare Opportunity To Purchase A Superbly Presented Three Bedroom Cottage Occupying An Idyllic Location,In Grounds Approaching 5.2 Acres With Outbuildings. Energy Rating "C"

Location & Description

The property is located in Stanford Bishop which is a rural hamlet situated approximately two miles from the popular market town of Bromyard which offers a wide range of amenities including independent shops, Co-op supermarket, pubs, bakery, butchers as well as a number of community facilities. Educational facilities are well catered for at both primary and secondary levels within the town itself. Private schooling is available in the nearby cities of Hereford, Worcester and also in the Victorian spa town of Great Malvern. Transport connections are excellent with a mainline railway station in Hereford, Malvern or Worcester offering direct links to Birmingham, London Hereford and South Wales. Junction 7 of the M5 motorway is positioned just outside Worcester and the M50 just south of Ledbury brings The Midlands, South West and South Wales into an easy commute.

Snipes Nest is a beautifully presented and fantastically positioned detached cottage set within generous grounds approaching 5.2 acres made up of formal garden, paddocks and outbuildings. The house was originally built in the early 1800's but has been extended by both current and previous owners with a complete refurbishment and modernisation of the property taking place in 2010. This included a new roof. replacements windows, rewiring and plumbing and the installation of central heating and a damp course plus internal insulation to the oldest part of the house and the extension. The house is approached via a private driveway leading from Hope House Lane between two enclosed paddocks which are owned by the property. The driveway forks with the left hand turn leading to further parking and where there is an open bay garage and outbuildings. The right fork proceeds through a five bar vehicular gate that opens to a gravel drive way directly to the front of the property and allowing ample parking for vehicles. The foregarden is enclosed with shrub and plant beds and a wonderful pond, a peaceful and tranquil setting. The accommodation is accessed through an oak front door which is set under a storm porch with tiled roof, quarry tiled floor and hanging lantern light. The well presented accommodation offers flexible and spacious rooms and benefits from oil fired central heating and double glazing. In addition the owner installed solar voltaic cells which provided an approximate annual income for 2021 of £1,600. The accommodation in more details comprises:

Reception Hall - 14ft 10in (4.34m) × 7ft 11in (2.17m)

A welcoming and open space benefitting from a wooden balustrade staircase to first floor with understairs storage cupboard. Double glazed window to front, radiator. Oak engineered wood flooring with Oak skirting that continues through into the inner hallway via a feature archway (described later)and door to kitchen. Wall mounted thermostat control point. Inset ceiling downlights and door to

Sitting Room - 24ft (7.44m) × 10ft 7in (3.1m)

Enjoying two double glazed bay windows with seats from where the beautiful formal garden and countryside beyond can be enjoyed. Further double glazed window to front. Fitted bookcase with storage cupboards below. Exposed ceiling timber. Wall light points, radiators. A Clearview woodburning stove set into a feature wooden fire surround and hearth and back.

Dining Kitchen - 15ft 4in (4.65m) × 16ft 1in (4.96m)

Double glazed windows to front and side. A generous room fitted with a range of drawer and cupboard base units with roll edged worktop over and matching wall units with downlighters. There is a range of integrated appliances including a four ring AEG Electric HOB with extractor over and eye level DOUBLE OVEN, DISHWASHER and FRIDGE FREEZER. Set into the worktop is a one and a half bowl sink with mixer tap and drainer. Two double glazed windows to front and side. Inset ceiling downlighters, radiator. Tiled floor. Larder cupboard. Door to

Utility Room - 8ft 2in (2.48m) × 12ft 1in (3.72m)

Fitted with a range of matching base cupboard units with matching wall units and worktop. Stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer set under a double glazed window overlooking the rear garden. Radiator, inset ceiling spotlights. Space and connection point for washing machine. Oil fired boiler. Door to garage (described later).

Inner Hallway - 8ft 8in (2.48m) × 7ft (2.17m)

Continued engineered oak flooring and skirting from entrance hall. Inset ceiling spotlights, radiator, double wooden multi glazed doors opens to the study/lounge (described later) and door to


Close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap and tiled splashbacks with mirror over. Radiator. Downlighting and ceiling extractor point.

Lounge/Study - 10ft 6in (3.1m) × 21ft 3in (6.51m)

A versatile and flexible space positioned at the rear of the property and enjoying a bank of double glazed windows incorporating double glazed, double doors overlooking and opening to the formal garden. Double glazed window to side, twin Neville Johnson desk with workstation and shelving with cupboards under. Engineered oak flooring and skirting. Two radiators, ceiling light point. First Floor

Landing - 17ft 1in (5.27m) × 8ft 3in (2.48m)

A light and generous space with access point to part boarded loft space. Two beautiful 'porthole' windows overlook the grounds positioned to the front of the house. Wall light points, radiator. Door to

Bedroom 1 - 15ft 3in (4.65m) × 16ft 2in (4.96m)

Positioned to the front of the property and enjoying dual aspect windows to front and side. Wall light points. Radiators, range of built in wardrobes incorporating hanging and shelf space. Door to


With electric underfloor heating this en-suite offers a modern white suite of low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap and mirrored cabinet over with lighting. Panelled bath with mixer tap and shower head fitment. Wall mounted chrome heated towel rail. Tiled floor and splashbacks. Ceiling spotlights, double doored airing cupboard with shelving housing the Stanton Premier Plus pressurised hot water cylinder. Double glazed window to side.

Bedroom 2 - 11ft 9in (3.41m) × 10ft 8in (3.1m)

Double glazed window, half vaulted ceiling, wall light points, radiator. Built in double wardrobe with hanging and shelf space.

Bedroom 3 - 11ft 10in (3.41m) × 11ft 9in (3.41m)

Double glazed window with fine view. Radiator, wall light points, fitted double wardrobe with hanging and shelf space.

Family Bathroom

White low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap and panelled bath with mixer tap and shower head fitment. Corner shower enclosure with thermostatically controlled shower over. Inset ceiling spotlights with one being an extractor, double glazed window, tiled splashbacks and floor. Underfloor heating. Chrome heated towel rail.

Garage - 18ft 8in (5.58m) × 9ft 11in (2.79m)

Positioned to the left of the property and accessed from the utility room. A wonderful space which, subject to the relevant permissions being sought) could easily be adapted or rebuilt to provide extra accommodation to the main residence. Currently comprising double wooden doors to front, wooden door with windows to either side giving pedestrian access to the rear garden. Light and power. Extensive storage cupboards. Double glazed skylight.


The gardens wraps around the property on all sides and are mainly laid to lawn with a beautiful paved patio area and benefits from spring fed water ideal for watering the garden. A variety of other seating areas are strategically located and from where the pleasantries of the fine setting can be enjoyed. Directly to the rear of the property is a hot tub which is available by separate negotiation. Throughout the formal gardens are shrub and planted beds offering a variety of mature plants providing colour and interest throughout the year. All this is interspersed with mature specimen trees. There are two wildlife ponds one inside the formal garden and one just outside. There are further raised vegetable beds and a gateway giving access to the second driveway where there is further parking for vehicles and a wooden open

The Old Stables - 12ft 11in (3.72m) × 29ft 9in (8.99m)

An excellent area for a workshop or could be converted back to stables.

Double Carport - 21ft 9in (6.51m) × 20ft 7in (6.2m)

An oak framed double carport set under a tiled roof with light and power. Sensored outside light points. The garage has a Photovoltaic system that provided an annual income during 2021 of around £1,600.


To either side of the driveway there are two paddocks. The larger field is 2.9 acres and the smaller one is 1.3 acres and has a water supply. Both are enclosed and have vehicular access gates.


We have been advised that mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Central heating is provided by an oil fired system. The septic tank meets the current regulations and has been checked by a specialist and a report is available on request. The property is currently on a BT Infinity broadband contract but Gigaclear fibre cable passes the top of the drive but is not connected. 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.

Agents Notes

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 purchasers/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

COUNCIL TAX BAND "G" (Herefordshire Council) This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.

Energy Performance Certificate

The EPC rating for this property is C (76).


By appointment to be made through the Agent's Malvern Office, Tel: 01684 892809

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  1. The particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers or leasees and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract.
  2. All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them.
  3. No person in the employment of John Goodwin has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.

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From the A44 (Worcester - Bromyard Road) turn onto the B4220 signed Malvern and Cradley. Proceed for 2 miles and turn left then immediately right into Hope House Lane. The private driveway for Snipes Nest can be found on the left hand side after 0.3 miles. OR From the A4103 (Worcester-Hereford road) turn onto the B4220 sign Bromyard. Continue for 3.9 miles and turn right then immediately right again into Hope House Lane. The private driveway for Snipes Nest can be found on the left hand side after 0.3 miles.


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