The Cottage
The Cottage, Durlow, Tarrington, Hereford, HR1 4JQ
Delightful period cottage with large garden, in a quiet and popular rural location
  • Beautifully presented period cottage in a secluded rural location.
0.25 Acres Guide price £395,000
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Key Features
  • Attractive, 3 bed semi-detached cottage (944 sq ft)
  • Country-style fitted galley kitchen, 2 reception rooms
  • Generous garden, patio terrace and orchard (0.25 acres)
  • Detached single garage and summerhouse

Summary of Features

Attractive, semi-detached period cottage (944 sq ft)
3 bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 single), family bathroom
Country-style fitted galley kitchen with walk-in pantry
Sitting room with wood-burning stove, separate dining room
Generous enclosed garden, patio terrace and orchard
Detached single garage and summerhouse


About 0.25 Acre


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.

The Cottage

The Cottage is believed to historically have been a "2 up 2 down" farm workers' cottage. This has subsequently been extended over time, and is likely to originate from the 18th Century, if not earlier.
This property has been beautifully and sympathetically refurbished and decorated throughout to create a comfortable home with modern facilities, whilst retaining its delightful appeal and character.
The charming, country-style kitchen is complemented by solid oak work surfaces and a quarry tile floor, with ample storage and a useful, walk-in pantry. There is space for a range cooker and washing machine.
A separate dining room leads off the kitchen and has been decorated to showcase the exposed beams and lath and plaster walls, an echo of the property's historic past.
The cosy sitting room has an attractive feature fireplace inset with an enamelled Morso wood-burning stove.
The staircase leads to a galleried landing and the three bedrooms, two of which are doubles. The third single bedroom provides a flexible space as a small bedroom, a dressing room or a home office.
There is a good-sized family bathroom with an attractive freestanding roll top bath and rainfall shower over.

The Outside

The property is approached via a single track rural lane.
There is an attractive courtyard with gravelled and paved seating area immediately beside the property, with a raised border, planted with a variety of established shrubs and plants giving year-round interest.
Steps lead up to the larger, lawned garden, which features a mature Yew tree, with a wrought iron gate leading beyond to the orchard, with its lovely old apple and pear trees and timber summerhouse.
The garden has a potting shed, greenhouse, log store, and several timber sheds which provide useful storage.
The gardens are wonderfully natural and provide a haven for wildlife, with further scope for keen gardeners.
The Cottage enjoys super views over the surrounding farmland and rural landscape, with a spectacular vista east towards the Malvern Hills from the garden.


Mains water and electricity, private drainage (septic tank), oil fired central heating.


Fast fibre is being/connected at property (Airband). Up to 900 mbps d/l is available.

Council Tax

Band "C" (£1,879.80 in 2022/23).

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.


This property is not Listed.


Rated "E".

Curtains & Blinds

The hand-made, bespoke curtains and blinds are included within the sale.

Range Cooker

Please note that the Stoves range cooker is not included within the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.


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


The nearby village of Tarrington has a thriving community, amenities include a Church and community hall. There is 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 only a short drive away and has a farm shop/deli and a popular café/restaurant, the Verzon House Hotel is also nearby, offering fine dining and accommodation. Further cultural and retail opportunities can be found in Worcester and Cheltenham, both within easy travelling distance.


The area offers a wide range of outdoor sporting opportunities and activities, with the Malvern Hills and Wye Valley within easy reach. 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. 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.

Additional Information

Please note that the stairs in the property are quite steep.


HR1 4JQ.


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 the layby and take the left turning to Durlow Common. Follow the road for 0.75 miles and as the road rises up hill, pass the right turning signed for "Oakley & Field Cottages". After a short distance the property will be found on your left hand side. Park in front of the garage on your left.




By prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341. VIEWINGS will commence from MONDAY 7 FEBRUARY.

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.