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Woodlands Cottage
Woodlands Cottage, Horse Lane Orchard, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1PP
Beautifully situated, secluded house in a highly sought-after LEDBURY location, superb views over the town and beyond
  • Superb, secluded position
Garden Guide price £775,000
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Key Features
  • Attractive, detached and spacious home (c.2,000 sq ft)
  • 3 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; 2 receptions, kitchen/breakfast room
  • Large private garden, patio terrace, raised pond, period summer house
  • Large parking area, outbuilding, PP for 2-storey triple garage/games room

Summary of Features

Attractive, detached and spacious home (c.2,000 sq ft)
3 double bedrooms; Master with en-suite, family bathroom
2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, downstairs WC
Large private garden, patio terrace, raised pond, period summer house
Large parking area, outbuilding and PP for two-storey triple garage/games room


Mileages: Ledbury town centre < ½ mile, Malvern 8 miles, Hereford 15 miles, Gloucester & Worcester 18 miles, Cheltenham 24½ miles, Bristol 51 miles, Birmingham 54 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 5 miles, M5 (Jct 8) 15½ miles
Railway: Ledbury (London Mainline), Malvern, Hereford
Airport: Birmingham & Bristol (60 miles)


In +0.50 Acres


The vibrant market town of Ledbury is situated east of Hereford and south west of the Malvern Hills, and has a wealth of history dating back to c. 690 AD. There are a significant number of timber framed, "Black & White" buildings in the town, including the historic Market Place and Feathers Hotel. The property is situated within an easy, 5 minute walk of the town centre and is conveniently placed for amenities and domestic requirements, with excellent commuter road, rail and bus links to the larger commercial centres of Hereford, Gloucester and Cheltenham.

The Property

This super property dates from the late 1800's/early 1900's, and extended about 25 years' ago within a superb, elevated position.
The Property is lovely and light with good-sized rooms and high ceilings, creating a feeling of airiness, and retains a variety of classic features, all of which contribute to make this a really beautiful home.
Spacious kitchen/breakfast room with central island and exposed floorboards, triple aspect and also enjoying outstanding views.
Separate dining room with feature "Gothic-style" inglenook fireplace inset with an Efel enamel wood-burning stove, leads through to the comfortable sitting room with open fireplace, complemented by a marble surround and hearth.
A spacious hallway opens to the staircase with half-landing and double height ceiling featuring attractive, stained-glass windows, and then to a generous landing area.
Three double bedrooms, two with vanity units; Master suite with large en-suite shower room plus good-sized family bathroom.

The Outside

The property is approached via a private driveway (resurfaced in 2016), leading to a large, gravelled parking area suitable for several vehicles.
Ample gardens are mainly to the rear and sides of the property, incorporating a raised terraced patio with pond, surrounded by mature planting and bordered by established woodland, to which there is access for walking.
Level lawn bordered by a variety of flowering plants and herbaceous borders.
Delightful, period summerhouse, built by the Biddulph family in the early 1900's as a tribute to Queen Victoria. Useful additional outbuilding.
Planning permission (1999) is extant to build a two storey, triple garage with games room and shower room above (plus business use).


Mains electricity, water & drainage connect to house and garage site. Mains gas Central Heating to the house.


Superfast microwave broadband connected, 40 mbps down and 7.5 mbps up (Ledbury Broadband, supplier is Loop Scorpio).

Council Tax

Band "F". (£2,824.08; 2019/20).

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.


Rated "E".

Primary Schools

Ledbury, Bosbury, Eastnor. Further information is available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk

Secondary Schools

Ledbury. Further information is available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk

Independent Schools

Colwall, Malvern, Hereford, Worcester, Cheltenham & Gloucester have some outstanding independent schools. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk


Ledbury has a thriving community and offers a good range of local amenities with many independent shops, restaurants & pubs, as well as a church, two doctors' surgeries, cottage hospital and theatre. A wider range of facilities can be found in Malvern and Hereford with further cultural & retail opportunities easily accessible in Cheltenham.


The surrounding area offers a wide range of outdoor sports and activities with the Malvern Hills and the Wye Valley within easy access. Ledbury itself is renowned for its annual Poetry Festival. The Three Counties Showground at Malvern hosts a wide variety of year-round events; from national garden shows, concerts & antique fairs to agricultural and equestrian events. Eastnor Castle is open seasonally to the public and also offers a wide range of events throughout the year.


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

Agents Notes

Grant & 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.