Summary of Features
Immaculately presented country property and a spacious family home
Fitted Aga kitchen with oak framed breakfast room, pantry and utility room
Impressive open plan living room, family/TV room and dining room
5 spacious double bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms
Superb home office (superfast broadband), gym and double garage
Extensive, mature gardens with recreational sports field, pasture paddock
Mileages: Ledbury 2½ miles, Malvern 8 miles, Hereford 15 miles, Worcester 17 miles, Cheltenham 28 miles, Birmingham 50 miles, London 120 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 8 miles, M5 (Jct 7) 20½ miles
Railway: Colwall, Ledbury and Malvern
Airport: Bristol (61 miles), Birmingham (63½ miles), London Heathrow (110 miles)
Uplands Cottage nestles on the outskirts of the rural village of Wellington Heath, in an elevated position with excellent views over east Herefordshire countryside and within a short drive of the local market town of Ledbury. Renowned for its beautiful, unspoilt and timeless appeal, this area of Herefordshire is characterised by a productive farming landscape with undulating countryside and ample woodland. This area offers that desirable rural idyll combined with excellent communication links to the rest of the country.
In all about 4 Acres.
Beautifully presented Edwardian country house with grand proportions; framed by a stunning garden and grounds.
The original construction dates from 1870 with a significant remodelling and extension in 1905 by Charles Robert Ashbee, a prominent member of the English Arts and Crafts movement. The property has more recently been further extended and refurbished.
Recent guardians meticulously renovated the house with classic styling, combining all the convenience of 21st century living with well-proportioned accommodation and excellent entertaining space - this is a truly wonderful family home.
Many original features have been retained throughout the house, including original fireplaces and wooden floors, helping to maintain the property's historical character.
The spacious Aga kitchen & breakfast room (with adjacent dining room) forms the hub of this home - granite work surfaces with integrated Neff appliances, tiled floor and stunning views. There is a separate utility room and walk in pantry.
There is an impressive formal living room with two open fire places, featuring stained glass windows to the central entrance hall and beautiful oak carved doors with pewter fish handles, designed by CR Ashbee.
The south facing living room has a substantial veranda draped with a mature, double flowering wisteria.
The landscape designed gardens which extend to 1 acre are well maintained and encompass 2 terraced lawns, orchard, an ornamental and a wildlife pond, Gabriel Ash cedar glasshouse and patio terrace with alfresco entertaining space.
A stunning home office and gym adjoin the garage to create a really impressive living space close to the house. This offers an impressive business and sporting facility but also has scope for ancillary accommodation.
An oak framed double carport within the gravelled driveway provides ample parking. The secluded garden and outbuildings complement the house and provide an idyllic living environment.
3 acres of stock proof paddock benefits from a separate road gate and incorporates a level sporting "pitch" adjacent to the garden, great for recreation, play or social entertaining.
This superb, elevated position offers marvellous views over the market town of Ledbury, May Hill, Frith woodland, the rail viaduct and the countryside beyond.
Ideally located for easy access to main road and rail commuter links for the rest of the country.
Mains electricity & water. Private septic tank drainage. Oil fired central heating and Aga. Two wood burning stoves.
Superfast broadband is connected (Gigaclear); 300 mbps download.
Local Authority: Herefordshire County Council: 01432 260000.
Band "G" - £3,207 (2020/21).
Listing: This property is not Listed.
Primary: Ledbury, Bosbury, Colwall & Eastnor. For further information visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Secondary: Ledbury and Malvern. For further information visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Independent: Colwall, Malvern, Worcester and Hereford all have some outstanding independent schools. For further information visit www.isc.co.uk
Wellington Heath has a village hall and popular village pub. The nearby market town of Ledbury provides a comprehensive range of domestic, retail and leisure facilities as well as a Cottage Hospital, doctors' surgeries, Ledbury Market Theatre and railway station. Culturally, Ledbury is host to the renowned annual Poetry Festival. More extensive retail and cultural opportunities are available in Hereford, Worcester and Cheltenham. Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff are also very accessible.
The spectacular Malvern Hills are nearby and provide a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities. The Three Counties Showground near Malvern plays host to a wide variety of events throughout the year and Eastnor Castle hosts a good variety of seasonal public events.
Superb, modern home office with superfast broadband connected.
From Ledbury: Take the A438 through the high street, passing the rail station, turning right immediately after, onto the B4214 Bromyard road. Proceed along this road for approximately 1 mile, turning right onto Burtons Lane, signposted to Wellington Heath. Continue up the lane for approximately ½ mile. The property will be found on your right hand side at the top of the hill, after Burtons Farm.
By prior appointment via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.