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Chestnut Cottage
Chestnut Cottage, Durlow, Tarrington, Hereford, HR1 4JQ
Delightful and spacious period cottage with large garden, paddock and stunning views
  • Well presented and spacious country cottage in a fabulous rural position.
2.85 Acres Guide price £895,000
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Key Features
  • Spacious, extended 5 bed period cottage (3,067 sq ft)
  • Large, open plan kitchen/breakfast room, 3 receptions
  • Large garden, paddock with stables, double garage
  • Superb, private location with stunning rural views

Summary of Features

Spacious, extended period cottage (3,067 sq ft)
5 double bedrooms, all with en-suite shower/bathrooms
Large, open plan and modern fitted kitchen/breakfast room
Dining room, snug and sitting room with wood-burning stove
Large, established landscaped garden, paddock with stables
Gazebo, outdoor kitchen, decked area with hot tub, gym room
Detached double garage, summer house and ample parking
Superb, private location with stunning rural views


Mileages: Tarrington 2 miles, Ledbury 6½ miles, Hereford 9½ miles, Ross-on-Wye & Malvern <14 miles, Worcester 21 miles, Cheltenham 29 miles, Birmingham 61 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 11 miles (Jct 4) 13 miles, M5 (Jct 8) 22½ miles
Railway: Ledbury, Hereford, Malvern
Airport: Bristol (65 miles), Birmingham (67 miles)


The rural hamlet of Durlow is situated in beautiful east Herefordshire countryside and is conveniently located almost midway between Ledbury and Hereford, close to the village of Tarrington. Renowned for its beautiful, unspoilt and timeless appeal, the surrounding countryside is characterised by orchards, traditional farms and wooded hills. This area offers a sought-after rural idyll combined with excellent road and mainline rail links to the rest of the country.

Chestnut Cottage

Dating from the 16th Century, Chestnut Cottage was originally a farm workers cottage, evidenced by the snug and dining room; both with a wealth of original features, including flagstone flooring, exposed stone walls, beams and old bread ovens. The property has latterly been extended to create a spacious and comfortable home with modern facilities, whilst retaining its charm and character.
An enclosed entrance porch leads into the lobby, with a useful utility room and WC, and then to the old snug, which is a good, flexible space and offers potential for a variety of uses such as a study/home office, children's TV/playroom or second sitting room. A fireplace houses a vintage solid fuel range, available to reconnect if required.
The separate dining room is perfect for more formal entertaining. There is a delightful inglenook which could be commissioned for an open fire or wood burner. There are attractive exposed stone walls and old flagstone floor, showcasing the property's history.

Chestnut Cottage ctd.

A fabulous, modern fitted kitchen/breakfast room provides a wonderful, open plan space for family and informal social entertaining. This is complemented by a contemporary kitchen with large central island, granite work surfaces, two integrated NEFF electric ovens and microwave, a separate hob, a Leisure range cooker with gas hob (LPG, bottled), an oil-fired Rayburn Royal range, two wine coolers and an integrated dishwasher and fridge-freezer. There is ample storage and the room has a double aspect, generating a lovely light and spacious room with direct access to the garden via both bi-fold and French doors.
The comfortable sitting room has an attractive feature fireplace with wood-burner, which has a back-boiler that heats 9 radiators, including those in the sitting room. French doors lead out to the patio terrace and garden.
An attractive elm staircase leads to a galleried landing and the 5 double bedrooms, all with en-suite shower/bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms are in the original cottage and feature exposed stone walls.
The spacious principal bedroom has a generous en-suite with jacuzzi bath (with steam/sauna) and double shower, and a separate walk-in dressing room. A fully glazed gable (Juliet balcony pending) and double aspect ensure this too is a lovely light room.

The Outside

The property is approached via an unadopted track, which leads to a smart, gravelled drive offering ample parking. There is also a double garage with first floor storage and a detached summerhouse, with storage above, which offers potential for a variety of uses and is perfect for summer evenings to enjoy the tranquil surroundings and views over the garden.
Attractive landscaped and established gardens offer ample scope for keen gardeners. These embrace the property and are complemented by a wide variety of mature, native trees, shrubs and flowering plants, in addition to the raised veg beds, ornamental pond and wildlife/duck pond.
To the side of the property, steps lead up from the patio terrace to a pergola and outdoor kitchen; a fabulous space for entertaining with a large decked area and hot tub. There is also an external gym with attached, covered area, offering potential for a variety of other uses.

The Outside ctd.

A well fenced paddock with two timber stables and pole barn adjoins the garden and benefits from direct access to the Common and a good network of public bridleways. The paddock area could easily be extended to incorporate some of the lawned garden.
There is also a private woodland which adjoins the paddock and the property enjoys a very private and tranquil location, with stunning rural views over the surrounding countryside.


Mains water & electricity. Private drainage (septic tank). Oil fired central heating. Underfloor heating in kitchen, sitting room, all bedrooms/bathrooms and landing. Wood stove with back-boiler. Gym and Outdoor Kitchen with electricity and water supply. Garage and Summerhouse with electricity supply.


Standard landline Broadband is connected.

Council Tax

Band "D" (£2,054 2021/22).

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.


This property is not Listed.


Rated "D".


There is a Wayleave in place for Western Power to access a switch pole located in the woodland area. A modest fee is payable bi-annually to the property owner.

Right of Way

The property enjoys a Right of Way over the Common.


The access to the property off the main lane is via an unadopted track.


Primary: Ashperton (catchment), Lugwardine, Mordiford & Withington.
Secondary: Lugwardine, Ledbury, Hereford. Further information available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Independent: Hereford, Malvern, Worcester, Gloucester & Cheltenham all have some outstanding independent schools. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk


The nearby village of Tarrington has a thriving community and amenities include a Church and community hall. There is also a regular bus service between Hereford & Ledbury. Hereford provides an extensive range of shopping, recreational and leisure facilities and the market town of Ledbury provides a good range of amenities to meet most day-to-day requirements including a selection of independent shops, restaurants and café's. The Nest garden centre is a short drive away and has a farm shop/deli and a popular café/restaurant with Verzon House, also nearby, offering fine dining. Further cultural and retail opportunities are available in Worcester and Cheltenham, both within easy travelling distance.


The area offers a wide range of outdoor sports and activities, with the Malvern Hills and Wye Valley within easy access. Ledbury itself is renowned for its annual Poetry Festival, and there are a variety of local and traditional events held in the region throughout the year. Alexander Park Resort (1½ miles) has a gym, health spa and golf club. The Three Counties Showground at Malvern hosts a wide variety of events including the Three Counties Show. Eastnor Castle is a short drive away and is seasonally open to the public.


The region is renowned for its strong equestrian industry. Hartpury College is within reasonable driving distance (18 miles), and also hosts a series of year-round competitions, along with Kings Equestrian Centre and The Three Counties Showground (both 12 miles). Annual horse trials also take place locally at Homme House (8 miles).


From Ledbury - head west on the A438 towards Hereford for 3.5 miles to reach the Trumpet X roads/lights. Cross over and continue 1.5 miles until you see a large layby on your left side (just after the MOT garage), turn into layby and take the left turning to Durlow Common. Follow the road for 0.60 miles and as the road rises up the hill, take the right turning signed for "Oakley & Field Cottages". Follow to the end of his lane and park in front of the house (300 metres).


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By prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341. Viewings will commence from 7 June.

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.