Kynaston, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8

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Bedrooms: 3
Charming, detached country cottage with gardens, stabling and paddocks in a quiet rural hamlet

• Attractive, detached 3 bed country cottage (1,070 sq ft)

• Kitchen/dining room, sitting room with wood-burner

• Detached studio, stable block, timber sheds, log store

• Enclosed garden, pasture paddocks, ample parking


Summary of Features * Attractive, detached country cottage (1,070 sq ft)

* 3 bedrooms, main with en-suite, family bathroom

* Kitchen/dining room, sitting room with wood-burner

* Entrance hall, utility cupboard and good loft storage

* Super, detached, timber home office with wood-burner

* Enclosed garden, two timber sheds and log store

* Timber stable block with tack room and barn

* Fenced pasture paddocks with natural water supply

* Ample parking for several vehicles

Location * Mileages: Ledbury 7½ miles, Hereford 9 miles, Ross-on-Wye 10 miles, Malvern 16 miles, Gloucester & Tewkesbury 21½ miles, Worcester 24½ miles, Birmingham 60 miles

* Road: M50 (Jct 4) 8½ miles (Jct2) 11 miles, M5 (Jct 8) 22 miles

* Railway: Ledbury, Hereford, Malvern

* Airport: Birmingham 62 miles, Bristol 65 miles

Acreage In all about 2.5 Acres.

Situation The pretty, rural hamlet of Kynaston, near Much Marcle (3 miles), is situated in south Herefordshire and is well placed for the local towns of Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye, and Malvern with the Cathedral cities of Hereford, Gloucester, and Worcester within easy reach. This quiet area is surrounded by beautiful, rolling countryside dotted with pastureland and productive cider apple orchards, for which the region is well known. This part of Herefordshire is still very much a rural community with a timeless appeal, but also benefits from excellent road and rail links to the rest of the country.

Bridge Cottage * Bridge Cottage is a delightful, detached cottage, with the earliest part of the building believed to date back to the 1600's. Historically, this lovely home would likely have been a one up, one down worker's cottage. Life would have centred around the main living area at the time with its fireplace, now the sitting room, with a simple ladder up to the single room on the first floor. Evolving over time the cottage is now a comfortable and characterful home.

* An entrance hall with quarry-tiled floor leads through to the comfortable sitting room, where an inglenook fireplace with wood-burner takes centre stage. This lovely room features the original bread oven, stone walls and a double aspect with views over the garden to the front and rear, as well as exposed beams, which can be found throughout the property.

* Also, off the entrance hall is the country-style kitchen with its bespoke, solid pine cupboards and work surfaces. There is also a Belfast-style sink and space for a cooker, fridge and dishwasher and views over the garden.

Bridge Cottage Ctd. * A rear entrance hall leads off the kitchen to a useful utility cupboard, with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, and the back door which leads out to the patio terrace and garden.

* There is a separate dining room off the kitchen which is divided by way of a clever partition to create two, individual spaces, and offers potential to create an open plan kitchen/dining room, if desired (subject to the necessary permissions).

* Stairs from the dining room lead up to the first-floor landing, where there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. A pull-down ladder provides access to good attic storage (with lighting).

* The main, double bedroom has built-in wardrobes/storage and an en-suite. There is a second double bedroom and a large single room.

Bridge Cottage * Bridge Cottage is approached off the quiet village road, from which the property is set very well back, with a further vehicular access off an adjoining lane via a five-bar gate, which leads to an ample gravelled parking area and the rear of the property.

* A gravelled track from the parking area leads round to the stables where there is additional parking, with space for a horse box or small lorry, etc.

* Flanked by lawned gardens, which have a lovely, natural quality and are complemented by a variety of established shrubs, trees and flowering plants, a pretty footpath leads to the front of this quintessential country cottage.

* The generous rear garden is mainly lawn, interspersed with mature trees and shrubs, and offers further scope for keen gardeners. A patio terrace with an attractive, vine-covered pergola is situated just outside the back door off the rear hall and kitchen and provides a great space for socialising and dining.

The Outside Ctd * There is a super, detached timber studio which provides a great, flexible space for a variety of uses and is currently used a home office and sitting room. Alternatively, it could be a work room/studio, additional guest bedroom suite, and has good annexe potential (subject to any necessary permissions). The studio is fully insulated and benefits from a wood-burner.

* A gravelled track leads round to the timber stable block, which has 3 stables, all with rubber matting, a tack room and barn, which offers great storage. A separate, fenced-off enclosure has a duck pond and space for poultry, which could easily be reincorporated if desired.

* The pasture paddocks are securely fenced with post, rail and mature hedges, and amount to about 2.5 acres in all. A stream runs through the paddocks and provides a natural water supply; access between the paddocks is via a bridge.

Services Mains electricity (cottage and studio). Mains Water. Private drainage (treatment plant, fitted in 2021). Oil-fired central heating. Wood-burners (cottage and studio). The American-style fridge-freezer in the studio is included in the sale. Natural water supply (stream) to the paddocks.

Broadband Fibre broadband is connected.

Council Tax Band “D” (£2,071.03 2022/23).

Local Authority Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.

Listing This property is Grade II Listed.

EPC Exempt (due to Listed status).

Schools * Primary: Much Marcle, Ashperton & Ledbury

* Secondary: Ledbury. For further information visit

* Independent: Hereford, Colwall, Malvern, Gloucester, Worcester and Cheltenham have some excellent independent schools. For further information visit

Local The nearby village of Much Marcle has a good range of amenities including a pub, village hall, Church, and primary school. The market towns of Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye are easily accessible and provide a wider range of amenities to meet most day-to-day requirements, including a cottage hospital, Market Theatre and rail station in Ledbury, along with a variety of independent shops, cafes and pubs providing good food. More comprehensive retail options can be found at Hereford, Worcester, and Cheltenham, all within easy travelling distance.

Recreational A network of footpaths provides for excellent walking, with dogs or without. In addition, the area offers a wide range of outdoor sports and activities, with the Malvern Hills and Wye Valley within easy access. Ledbury is renowned for its annual Poetry Festival, and there are a variety of local and traditional events held in the region throughout the year. Hellens House is in Much Marcle village and hosts a variety of seasonal tours, concerts, and events, similarly with Eastnor Castle which is a short drive away. The Three Counties Showground at Malvern hosts a wide variety of events including the RHS Spring Garden Show and the Royal Three Counties Show.

Equestrian Excellent outriding is available from the property, through the village and on to Marcle Ridge. The region is renowned for its strong equestrian ties. Kings Equestrian Centre, Hartpury College and Prestige Equestrian are within sensible driving distances and host to a series of year-round competitions, both affiliated and unaffiliated and a range of specialist clinics. Annual horse trials take place at Homme House and The Three Counties Showground at Malvern is within easy driving distance.

Additional Information Please note that the stairs are quite steep. Due to the nature and age of the property, some of the flooring to the first floor is uneven, which adds to the character of this lovely cottage. Good ceiling height in the rooms throughout the property.

Postcode HR8 2PD.

Directions From Ledbury: Head out of town on the Ross road (A449) and continue into Much Marcle. At the junction in Much Marcle (opposite the Walwyn Arms) turn right, sign posted to How Caple and Woolhope. Follow this road for 0.3 miles before turning right again at the small junction. Follow this lane for 0.7 miles and bear right at the small junction, continue on to the next small junction and follow the lane to the right into Kynaston. Once in Kynaston, take the first left hand turn onto a small lane and Bridge Cottage will be found immediately on the right-hand side.

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Viewings By prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.

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