Old Hyde Cottage
Old Hyde Cottage, Rushall, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2PB
Superb smallholding in a magical location, a period cottage with outbuildings set in 8.25 acres.
  • Stunning location, a truely peaceful and quiet smallholding with no near neighbours.
8.25 Acres Guide price £850,000
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Key Features
  • Detached, 3-4 bed extended period cottage (2,219 sq ft)
  • Open plan Aga kitchen/dining, 2 receptions, home office
  • Established garden, stables, feed store and hay barn
  • Fenced paddocks, modern pole barn, car port, parking

Summary of Features

Detached, extended period cottage (2,219 sq ft)
3-4 Bedrooms, main en-suite plus family bathroom
Open plan Aga kitchen/dining/family room
2 reception rooms and home office
Large, enclosed and established garden
Stable block with feed store & hay barn
Stock-proof fenced paddocks with water
Modern agricultural pole barn, log store and workshop
2-bay car port and ample parking


In all about 8.25 Acres.


Mileages: Ledbury 7½ miles, Hereford 9 miles, Ross-on-Wye 10 miles, Malvern 16 miles, Gloucester & Tewkesbury 21½ miles, Worcester 24½ miles, Birmingham 60 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 4) 8½ miles (Jct2) 11 miles, M5 (Jct 8) 22 miles
Railway: Ledbury, Hereford, Malvern
Airport: Birmingham 62 miles, Bristol 65 miles


The attractive hamlet of Rushall near Much Marcle, is situated in south Herefordshire in the Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye, Hereford triangle. This quiet area is surrounded by beautiful, rolling countryside dotted with pastureland and cider apple orchards, for which the region is well known. This part of Herefordshire is still very much a rural community with a timeless appeal, but also benefiting from excellent communication links to the rest of the country.

Old Hyde Cottage

Old Hyde Cottage is an extended, period cottage, believed to date from before the 18th Century.
"Old Hyde" is an historic term used to mean "centre of the village" and there is evidence to support this being a small settlement area; long since gone, there are now no near neighbours.
This property comprises an original timber framed cottage with an attached single storey barn which has subsequently been converted to form part of the dwelling.
A covered entrance porch offers space for coats and boots and leads through to an inner lobby with downstairs WC and a useful utility area.
A hallway on the ground floor leads off to two double bedrooms and a family bathroom, with an additional room leading off one of the bedrooms and with direct access to the courtyard. This offers very flexible accommodation for a variety of uses, currently a spa room.
Steps lead down to the spacious kitchen/dining family room with Aga, and direct access to the delightful garden.

Old Hyde Cottage Ctd.

There is a separate comfortable sitting room, in the original cottage, with a fabulous, stone inglenook fireplace inset with a wood-burning stove. There is a large walk-in store cupboard and a useful home office.
A staircase from the sitting room leads to the second floor two bedrooms, the main double room with en-suite shower room and a single/dressing room.

The Outside

This property enjoys a truly rare, beautiful and peaceful location with absolutely stunning views over the surrounding rural landscape with no close neighbours.
Approached off a quiet, rural lane, a private, gated driveway leads to a gravelled courtyard parking area.
A range of outbuildings form the courtyard and include a workshop, car port, stable block (block and timber construction) with tack room/feed store and a hay barn, currently being used as additional covered parking.
The courtyard stable block has previously had consent to rebuild as an ancillary annexe, since lapsed.
The gently sloping pastureland is divided into 7, stock-proof fenced paddocks, with mains water supply available to all paddocks, some subject to connection. There is also a seasonal pond in one of the paddocks (dries in the summer).
A good, modern agricultural barn of timber and tin construction is located adjacent to the courtyard (c. approx. 18m x 15m)

The Outside Ctd.

A delightful and established garden is located to the east of the property, with a large lawn complemented by a variety of mature trees, shrubs, and flowering plants, and overlooking the surrounding countryside.
There is a small orchard of fruit trees, including both eating and cooking apples and plum trees, with raspberry and loganberry canes, currant and gooseberry bushes.
A fenced, rabbit proof vegetable bed has been planted with a variety of wildflowers.


Mains electricity and water (water sub metered from a neighbour). A water supply is laid to the fields. Private drainage (septic tank, within the property). Oil-fired central heating and Aga. Electric and water are connected to the workshop.


Fibre broadband is connected (BT, +50 Mbps d/l).

Council Tax

Band "D" (£2,071 for 2022/23).

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.


This property is Grade II Listed.


Exempt (due to Listed status).

Planning Permission & LBC

PP and LBC were granted (in 2001) to re-build the stable block to create an ancillary annexe to the main dwelling, this consent has lapsed.

Hot Tub

The hot tub is included within the sale.


Primary: Much Marcle, Ashperton & Ledbury
Secondary: Ledbury. For further information visit
Independent: Hereford, Colwall, Malvern, Gloucester, Worcester and Cheltenham have some excellent independent schools. For further information visit


The nearby village of Much Marcle has a good range of amenities including a pub, village hall, Church, and primary school. The market towns of Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye are easily accessible and provide a wider range of amenities to meet most day-to-day requirements, including a cottage hospital, Market Theatre and rail station in Ledbury. More comprehensive retail options can be found at Hereford, Worcester, and Cheltenham, all 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 is renowned for its annual Poetry Festival, and there are a variety of local and traditional events held in the region throughout the year. Hellens House is in Much Marcle village and hosts a variety of tours, concerts and events seasonally, similarly with Eastnor Castle, which is a short drive away. The Three Counties Showground at Malvern hosts a wide variety of events including the RHS Spring Garden Show and the Royal Three Counties Show.


The region is renowned for its strong equestrian ties. Kings Equestrian Centre, Hartpury College and Prestige Equestrian are within sensible driving distances and host to a series of year-round competitions, both affiliated and unaffiliated and a range of specialist clinics. Annual horse trials take place at Homme House and The Three Counties Showground at Malvern is within easy driving distance.


HR8 2PB.


From Ledbury: Head west on the A449 towards Ross-on-Wye for 4 miles, passing over the Preston Cross roundabout. At Much Marcle turn right opposite the Walwyn Arms pub, onto the How Caple road. Continue 0.30 miles towards Westons Cider Mill, take the first right turning into Watery Lane. Follow this road for about 1.25 miles to the junction opposite Graham Baker Motors, proceed straight ahead through the yard, this is a public road. Continue a further 0.30 miles and the property will be found on your left side, after the left corner - see the pointer board.




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.