Shucknall, Herefordshire

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
A very individual and spacious detached house, forming part of the small village of Shucknall, and offering easy access to Hereford and the eastern side of the county.

Situation and Description

Holly House is one of a number of individual cottages and houses that lie on Shucknall Hill, some 5 miles to the east of the cathedral city of Hereford. Local services are available at Withington, which has a primary school, village shop and community centre, and there is a garage and store within 2 miles at Newtown Cross. More extensive facilities are available at Hereford which include a mainline train station. There is easy road access to Worcester and Gloucester and then the motorway network.

The house itself is one of a small cluster of properties that are approached from a private lane and mostly hidden from the road by trees. The property is full of character and offers well-proportioned family accommodation laid out over two floors. The house retains a number of original features but also benefits from mains gas fired central heating, double glazing and attractive gardens which include a sauna, garden stores and a wooden fort or folly, which has been utilised as a studio in recent years.

On arrival a pathway leads from the parking area around to a front porch with seating on either side. A front door leads into an entrance hall with flagged floor and understairs storage cupboard. The sitting room is an excellent size and has a dual aspect with exposed timbers and a wooden floor, as well as a brick fireplace and fitted wood burner with cupboards to one side.

A separate large dining, or family room again has plenty of character with a quarry tiled floor, exposed timbering, a fireplace with coal effect gas fire and windows overlooking the gardens.

The adjoining kitchen also has a quarry tiled floor and an excellent range of fitted units providing plenty of cupboard and drawer space with wooden working surfaces above, a Rangemaster 110 cooker, space for a washing machine and direct access to outside. The kitchen links through to a light and comfortable breakfast room. Finally, a small office, or study creates a quiet space away from the main hub of the house.

From the entrance hall a staircase rises to the first floor where the main bedroom enjoys a dual aspect and offers plenty of space with a vaulted ceiling and walk in wardrobe. There are four further bedrooms all with their own distinct character and all the bedrooms are supported by either a family bathroom, with free standing bath, or a separate shower room.


The property is approached by a right of way over a shared driveway to its own parking and turning area with space for several cars, with stone and brick walling to either side. The gardens are an additional feature of Holly House with terraced lawns, floral borders, a number of shrubs and a wood store. There are various pathways leading around the property with a large sun terrace at the front of the house with pear and fig tree making the most of the sunny aspect. In parts the gardens are enclosed by yew hedging and iron railings and steps lead up to a small wooden folly, or tower, with castellated top and door to front (5ft7 x 5ft7) and has doubled as a small studio. At the rear of the house there is a sauna 7ft2 x 7ft2 and useful garden stores as well as an internal storeroom for the house which is accessed from outside and measures 8ft4 x 7ft9.

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From Hereford proceed on the A465 and then the A4103 signposted towards Worcester and continue on this road passing through Whitestone and Withington. After a further mile and a half proceed past the turning on the left to Shucknall Hill and take the next track on the left after a further 100 yards, which then leads up to the property.

Prospective purchasers: Upon submitting an offer, we will require by law, proof of ID for all buyers. A picture ID and a separate address ID together with proof of funding.

Services and Considerations mains gas and electricity, private drainage, private water.

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 band D = £2087.96 pa. EPC D. Tenure freehold.

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Brookes Bliss - Hereford

46 Bridge Street, Hereford

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