Summary of Features
Period, detached country cottage (2,329 sq ft)
4 bedrooms; 1 en-suite, family bathroom
Open plan kitchen/breakfast room, utility room
Sitting room with double aspect and multi-fuel burner
Home office with cloakroom; bedroom/annexe potential
Integral double garage, ample parking
Decked terrace, courtyard garden and lawn
The whole plot extends to 0.5 acres
Mileages: 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 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 5½ miles, M5 (Jct 8) 17 miles
Railway: Ledbury, Malvern, Hereford
Airport: Birmingham & Bristol (61 miles)
The 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.
Cross Hands Cottage
This charming cottage is understood to have historically been an old 1-up, 1-down shepherd's cottage first noted in the Census of 1841, though it is believed the original part of the cottage easily pre-dates this period.
Cross Hands Cottage sits in an elevated position and enjoys super views towards the Eastnor Obelisk and The Malvern Hills.
An entrance porch leads through to the main hallway which has attractive bamboo flooring, and subsequently leads on through to the rooms on the ground floor.
The open plan kitchen/breakfast/garden room is spacious and light. The country-style kitchen has solid wooden work surfaces, a range cooker (LPG), integrated dishwasher and space for a fridge-freezer, and is complemented by attractive, Travertine flooring throughout. There is plenty of storage and the separate utility room has space for a washing machine and tumble dryer and has direct access to the double garage.
Cross Hands Cottage Ctd.
A cosy sitting room, with double aspect, benefits from a multi-fuel burner, which is perfect for those autumnal and winter days and evenings.
The home office has its own cloakroom and is a good-sized room offering a very flexible space with option to create a 5th bedroom with en-suite, a second sitting room/TV room, etc., and has potential to extend into the garage to create an annexe or additional living space, subject to the necessary permissions.
The staircase leads up to a light, galleried landing. There are 4 bedrooms in all, (master with an en-suite) and family bathroom with separate bath and shower.
The main bedroom is spacious, light and has a good-sized en-suite bathroom with free-standing roll top bath and a separate, walk-in shower. There are two window seats which also offer storage space and a built-in cupboard with under-eave storage. French doors lead out onto the decked terrace, which is private, not overlooked, and is also accessible externally via the garden.
The property is approached via a private driveway which leads to the ample and smart gravelled parking area and double garage to the front of the property.
The driveway is flanked by lawned areas and mature trees/hedges, along with a variety of fruit trees, including apple, plum and cherry.
A courtyard garden is accessible both from the house via the home office and externally to the side of the property, along with a good-sized decked area which is elevated above the courtyard. Both spaces offer plenty of scope, are great spaces for entertaining/socialising and are very private and not overlooked.
A timber outbuilding, formerly a dog kennel, is situated close to the property, and could easily be utilised as a garden shed/store, or similar.
There is a good, double garage which can also be accessed internally via the utility room and has potential, subject to the necessary permissions, to be incorporated, either whole, or in part, as an annexe or additional living space, if desired.
In total the whole plot extends to about ½ an acre.
Mains electricity. Mains water. Private drainage (septic tank). LPG fired central heating and Range Cooker. U/F heating to kitchen/breakfast room. Some electrical sockets also have USB charging points. Multi-fuel burning stove. UPVC double glazed throughout.
The fridge-freezer in the kitchen is negotiable.
Fibre broadband is connected.
Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.
Band "F"; £2,915.46 (2021/22).
This property is not Listed.
Primary: Eastnor, Colwall, Ledbury. Further information available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Secondary: Ledbury. Further information available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Independent: Colwall, Malvern, Worcester, Hereford and Cheltenham all have some outstanding independent schools. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk
The 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.
Lovely 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.
From 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 about 0.1 mile (160 metres) and the driveway to the property can be found on the right-hand side. Turn in and drive up to the house to park in front of the garage.
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