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Summary of Features
AcreageIn all about 3.21 acres.
SituationThe Ridges is situated in a secluded rural location within the parish of Little Cowarne. This part of Herefordshire lies within the scenic Frome Valley, renowned for its timeless and unspoilt pastoral appeal. The property enjoys a high degree of peace and tranquillity, whilst being conveniently placed for the nearby market towns of Bromyard and Ledbury and the Cathedral cities of Hereford and Worcester.
ServicesMains water and electricity. Private drainage (septic tank). Heating via air source heat pump. Both solar thermal for hot water, with option of immersion heater and solar PV panels. Double-glazed throughout. Mains water supply to the land.
DrainageThe septic tank was renewed in 2007 and benefits from a compliant drainage field (soak away). The tank will be emptied prior to completion.
Renewable EnergyThe property benefits from economical and efficient energy production; an air source heat pump, solar thermal & solar photo voltaic panels which are subject to government support payments (except solar thermal).
FixturesThe Lacanche range cooker, American fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine are included in the sale.
BroadbandStandard broadband connected. We are advised that fibre supply will be available in the area shortly (for connection by the purchaser).
Council TaxBand "E" (£2,298.24 2019/20).
Local AuthorityHerefordshire Council: 01432 260000.
ListingThis property is not Listed.
SmallholdingThe property is a registered smallholding, CPH 17/023/0030.
AccessPlease note, the lanes to the property are single-track.
Right of WayThe final section of the entrance drive is via a shared right of way over the neighbouring property, with a modest maintenance contribution. This drive was recently resurfaced and is in excellent condition.
LocalBurley Gate (3 miles) has a community shop/post office, and the neighbouring village of Bishops Frome has two public houses plus the Hop Pocket rural craft & farm shop. The market town of Bromyard offers a good range of facilities to meet most domestic requirements. More extensive retail and cultural facilities are available at Ledbury, Malvern, Hereford and Worcester.
RecreationalMany fine walks and cycle routes are available in the Frome Valley, Bromyard Downs and through the Brockhampton Estate (National Trust), with the Malvern Hills only a short distance away. The area offers a range of outdoor pursuits and sports clubs. Bromyard hosts a variety of local festivals and there are numerous arts, crafts and farmers' markets held in and around the area throughout the year. The Three Counties Showground at Malvern holds a wide variety of year-round events.
EquestrianThe region is renowned for its strong equestrian industry. Kings Equestrian Centre (5 miles) is host to a series of year-round competitions. The Three Counties Showground and Hartpury College are within sensible driving distances.
DirectionsFrom Burley Gate/A417: head east on the A465 towards Bromyard for 2 miles. At the brow of the hill just before Stoke Lacy, turn left at the small crossroads, signed to Little Cowarne. Continue 1.1 miles and take first right hand turn, travel down the small lane for 0.3 miles and take first left turn, up a narrow tarmac lane (by cottage on your left). Proceed 150 metres and the property entrance will be directly ahead of you, do not fork right.
ViewingsBy prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.
Agents NotesGrant & Co and their clients give notice that:1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. The Agents have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Fixtures & Fittings Unless mentioned specifically all fixtures & fittings are excluded from the sale.