Holme Lacy, Herefordshire - with land

£695,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Occupying an elevated position with far reaching views, an immaculately presented and maintained period cottage, which has been sensitively extended and improved to offer spacious and comfortable living accommodation set in just under 2 acres of gardens and grounds.

Situation and Description

This very attractive property is privately situated amidst the rolling countryside of south east Herefordshire, with far reaching views to the Black Mountains, Malvern Hills and May Hill. The cathedral city of Hereford lies a short 10 minute drive away and provides an extensive range of facilities, with more local services at the villages of Little Dewchurch, Holme Lacy, Kingsthorne and Fownhope. The beautiful Wye Valley is also within easy reach, with some extensive walks, and to the south the M50 provides easy access to other parts of the country.

The Cott dates from around 1800 and was once part of the Holme Lacy Estate. Now very much its own property, it has been greatly extended and improved in recent years. Care has been taken to retain much of its original character and features include a bespoke Wych elm staircase and galleried landing, period and modern flag stone floors, a wealth of oak and elm joinery throughout together with stone fireplaces having fitted wood burners. An air-source heat pump provides energy efficient full central heating and pressurised hot water. The house also benefits from a beautifully appointed bespoke hand made farmhouse kitchen, full double glazing, ethernet data network and just under 2000 sq ft of living space. The property is privately situated and set within its own gardens and grounds, which includes an original orchard. In addition, there is a purpose built triple garage which provides excellent workshop and garage space along with other outbuildings.

Approached by its own private, gated driveway, a solid oak front door leads into a welcoming entrance hall with flagged floor, exposed timbering and stone work and staircase to the first floor. The spacious drawing room lies to the rear of the house taking maximum advantage of the outlook over the gardens and grounds to countryside beyond and outstanding far reaching views to the Black Mountains. Two sets of bi-fold doors offer plenty of light and lead out to a large sun terrace. A large stone fireplace, with fitted wood burner, creates a focal point in the room. The dining room is full of character with an original fireplace and bread oven, wood burning stove and an oak door to outside. The separate study provides a quiet space to work. The inner hall opens onto a large farmhouse kitchen which is beautifully appointed throughout with granite working surfaces and an extensive range of hand-made cupboards and drawers, built-in fridge and freezer, dish washer, Falcon range cooker with 5 ring induction hob, matching pantry cupboard, triple aspect and door to outside. The entrance hall also leads to a boot room with direct access to the gardens and a cloakroom.

From the entrance hall a Wych elm staircase rises to the first floor galleried landing. The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and its own luxury en-suite bathroom and enjoys far reaching views to the Malvern Hills and May Hill. There is then a very comfortable guest suite which has a triple aspect with far reaching views to the Black Mountains in the distance and a well-appointed en-suite shower room. The third double bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and plenty of character and again enjoys far reaching views and is served by a separate shower room.

Finally, there is also planning permission for a garden room (DCC012150/F), if further living space is required.

Outside

The driveway provides extensive parking and leads to a very useful triple garage (30ft x 20ft overall) with three sets of double opening doors. One section is used as a workshop and has a window and door to the side and benefits from ample power points and lighting. A 20 panel solar PV installation on the roof produces income from the Feed in Tariff. Gravel pathways provide access around the cottage and widen to the side and rear to a larger sun terrace that makes the most of the property s position and views.

The gardens and grounds extend to just under two acres and are laid predominately to lawn and slope away from the house opening up the rural views. The gardens and grounds are interspersed with a large mixture of specimen trees whilst the orchard contains productive fruit trees such as pear, apple, mulberry, damson, plum, greengage and quince. There is a large open-fronted building, a former stone and brick pig-cot that provides further garden storage and a well preserved WWII Anderson air raid shelter.

Directions

From Hereford, proceed in a southerly direction on the A49 towards Ross on Wye. At the crossroads, adjacent to the Broadleys public house, turn left into Holme Lacy Road and at the mini roundabout turn right towards Little Dewchurch and Hoarwithy. Continue out of the city, passing under the railway bridge and proceed for a further 3 miles. At a staggered crossroads bear left towards Holme Lacy and continue for just over a mile and The Cott will be found on the left-hand side.

Services and Considerations

Mains electricity and water, private drainage, air-source heat pump (RHI payable) and solar PV system (FIT payable). It is not our company policy to test services and domestic appliances, so we cannot verify that they are in working order. Any matters relating to rights of way should be checked with your solicitor or surveyor. Council tax D. Freehold. Fibre Broadband available. EPC E. (54).

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