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LocationMileages: Ledbury 1½ miles, Malvern 8 miles, Ross-on-Wye 13½ miles, Hereford 15½ miles, Worcester 16½ miles, Cheltenham 21½ miles, Monmouth 24 miles, Birmingham 54 milesRoad: M50 (Jct 2) 5½ miles, M5 (Jct 8) 17 milesRailway: Ledbury, Malvern, HerefordAirport: Birmingham & Bristol (61 miles)
GardenIn all 0.75 Acre Garden
SituationThe property is situated in a sought after location on the outskirts of the historic village of Eastnor, whilst being less than 2 miles from the popular market town of Ledbury. Eastnor lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the south-western fringe of the Malvern Hills. This part of Herefordshire lies close to the Worcestershire/Gloucestershire borders and is renowned for its beautiful and unspoilt countryside and offers a sought after, rural quality of life combined with excellent road and rail links.
Hill View• This charming cottage, originally part of the Eastnor Castle Estate, is believed to date back to the 18th Century and has been significantly improved over the years to provide a most comfortable home.• The kitchen/breakfast room is the heart of this lovely property and is complemented by a bespoke, hand-made, solid wood kitchen with Rayburn and Rangemaster range cooker, a Belfast-style sink and parquet-style flooring, which give a homely and comfortable feel to this lovely country-style kitchen. There is a further room leading directly off the kitchen, which is currently being used as an addition to the kitchen by way of further storage, but it could also be used as a dining area or study space.• The utility room offers further storage and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer and leads directly out to the rear lobby/boot room, which subsequently has access to both the kitchen and garden. This room also has further potential for a variety of other uses if desired.• A comfortable sitting room with feature inglenook-style fireplace is inset with an ESSE Dragon wood-burner and leads through to the sun room/main entrance hall which provides a further seating area to sit and enjoy the views.• There are 3 generously proportioned double bedrooms, all with a double aspect to appreciate the superb views. The Principal bedroom also has built-in storage and French doors lead directly out to the garden. A family bathroom with free-standing, roll top bath, along with a separate shower room, are also located off the landing area.• Original exposed beams and trusses can be found in the majority of the rooms, which all have good ceiling height
The Outside• The beautifully arranged and private gardens have been thoughtfully landscaped to incorporate impressive dry stone walls and tiered lawned areas planted with a variety of mature shrubs, trees; including damson, and flowering plants such as allium, roses, delphinium and iris. There is also a vegetable and soft fruit garden, all planted within raised beds for easy maintenance and a large greenhouse, ideal for those wishing to grow some of their own produce.• A secluded patio terrace, with a timber summerhouse, in addition to two further patio terraces, provide wonderful secluded areas to sit and enjoy the garden and the superb distant views.• The garden and terrace areas are complemented and accessed by stepped and gravelled walkways, built using traditional, reclaimed materials, and a lovely natural, wild wooded area along with the rest of the gardens attract a variety of wildlife throughout the year.• The driveway and parking area are accessed via a five-bar gate, which leads to the front of the property.
ServicesMains electricity. Mains water. Private drainage (septic tank). Oil fired central heating and oil fired Rayburn. Wood-burning stove. Broadband is available and connected. Mains electricity to the greenhouse.
Council TaxCouncil Tax: Band "E"; £2,466.92 (2021/22).
BroadbandFibre broadband is connected.
ListingThis property is not Listed.
Local AuthorityHerefordshire Council: 01432 260000.
SchoolsPrimary: Eastnor, Colwall, Ledbury Secondary: Ledbury. Further information available at: www.herefordshire.gov.ukIndependent: Colwall, Malvern, Worcester, Hereford and Cheltenham all have some outstanding independent schools. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk
LocalThe village has a church, children's nursery and primary school, cricket club, artisan forge and pottery. The village also holds an annual church/village fete. Eastnor Castle is open to the public and hosts a variety of seasonal events. Ledbury is a short drive away and has a thriving community, offering a good range of local facilities with a variety of independent shops, restaurants & pubs, as well as a church, two doctors' surgeries, cottage hospital and theatre. Additional retail and cultural amenities are available at Malvern, Hereford and Worcester with Gloucester and Cheltenham easily accessible.
RecreationalLovely walks around the Deer Park Eastnor Estate and on to the Malvern Hills. The surrounding area offers a wide range of outdoor sports and activities, with the Wye Valley also being within easy access. Ledbury has popular tennis and rugby clubs, leisure centre and swimming pool and is also renowned for its annual Poetry Festival. There are a range of golf clubs and a leisure spa at nearby Malvern. The Three Counties Showground, Malvern, hosts a wide variety of year-round events; from national garden shows, concerts & antique fairs to agricultural and equestrian events.
Additional InformationThe garden, which is easily accessible due to the terraced areas, steps and pathways, is set within a hillside and, as such, offers uninterrupted views of Eastnor Castle Deer Park and the Eastnor Obelisk.
DirectionsFrom Ledbury, take the A449 Worcester Road towards Malvern. After about 1.3 miles, take the right-hand fork signposted A438 Eastnor/Tewkesbury. Continue along this road for ½ mile and the property is the second property (a white cottage) on the right-hand side. Turn into the drive to park.
ViewingsBy prior appointment 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.