Briar Hill
Briar Hill, Yarkhill, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 3TD
Beautiful, detached period country cottage in a lovely, private rural location, with super views
  • Very private with fantastic views
0.75 Acres Guide price £780,000
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Key Features
  • Charming, period extended 3 bed cottage (1,322 sq ft)
  • Open plan kitchen/dining room, 2 reception rooms
  • Large gardens, 2 good-sized timber sheds
  • Double timber car port and ample parking

Summary of Features

Charming, period extended cottage (1,322 sq ft)
3 bedrooms and a family bathroom
Wonderful, open plan kitchen/dining room
Comfortable sitting room, snug and study
Hallway, utility room, downstairs WC
Large gardens, 2 good-sized timber sheds
Double timber car port and ample parking


Mileages: Hereford 8 miles, Ledbury 9 miles, Malvern 15 miles, Ross-on-Wye 16 miles, Worcester 21.5 miles, Cheltenham 31.5 miles, Birmingham 52.5 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 14 miles, M5 (Jct 7) 24 miles
Railway: Hereford, Ledbury, Malvern
Airport: Birmingham (59 miles), Bristol (69 miles)


The property is situated at the end of a track, within the rural village of Yarkhill, historically Anglo-Saxon in origin. Set amongst the beautiful east Herefordshire countryside, the property is conveniently located almost midway between Ledbury and Hereford, close to the village of Tarrington (2 miles). 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.

Briar Hill

Briar Hill is a delightful, detached cottage, thought to date from the mid 1800's. It has previously been extended, creating the study room, and subsequently in 2017 when the open plan kitchen/dining room was added.
The bespoke, hand-painted kitchen is spacious and light and offers plenty of storage, including two useful larder cupboards and recycling drawers, and is complemented by quartz work-surfaces, a Belfast-style sink, integrated dishwasher and Mandarin Stone? flooring.
There is also a 6:4 electric oven with gas hob Aga and space for an American-style fridge-freezer. Attractive Fritz Fryer pendant lights are situated over the central island and the kitchen opens out to the dining area, which enjoys direct access to the garden.
Off the dining area is a rear hall/lobby, where there is a separate WC and a useful utility room with space and plumbing for a washing machine and a tumble dryer.
The comfortable sitting room benefits from a wood-burning stove inset into an old fireplace and leads directly through to the study, which also has a fireplace (non-working) and could be used as a separate TV room, etc.
Stairs from the snug/ main hall lead up to the first floor, where there are three bedrooms which include two double rooms, a single room, and a family bathroom with a bath and separate walk-in shower. The main bedroom has a walk-in storage cupboard and the remaining bedrooms both have fitted storage/wardrobes.

The Outside

The property is approached off a quiet, single-track lane which leads to the entrance and ample gravelled parking area and double, timber car port, situated to the front of the property, along with two good timber sheds, great for storage, and a dog kennel/run.
Briar Hill is well placed within its plot and is complemented by very generous gardens and a lovely, patio terrace within a walled garden area.
There is a pretty rose bed, planted with a variety of old, traditional roses close to the cottage, whilst the rest of the gardens are planted with a variety of established trees, including a variety of fruit trees, such as apple, pear and plum, a range of shrubs and flowering plants.
The front of the property is graced with a beautiful climbing rose, jasmine, and trumpet vine, which add a wealth of colour and fragrance during the summer months.
The gardens offer plenty of scope for keen gardeners, and there is ample space for a vegetable garden, chickens, etc., if desired.
The garden backs on to farmland and pastureland and enjoys views towards the Malvern Hills.


Mains electricity and water. Private drainage (septic tank). Oil-fired central heating. Bottled gas hob for the Aga.


Standard broadband is connected.

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.

Council Tax

Band "D" (£2,099.52 for 2022/23).


This property is not Listed.


Rated "E".


All the windows in the property have been replaced and are bespoke made.

Ceiling Height/Doorways

The cottage has general good ceiling and doorway height throughout. The door height to the main bedroom is lower than average.


The track to the property is unadopted.


A public bridleway runs along the track to the property.


There is a Wayleave in place for the electric pole in the garden.

General Information


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


Yarkhill has a Church, which is believed to date from the c.1200's, and there is a local convenience store at Lower Eggleton (4 miles). The nearby village of Tarrington has a thriving community and amenities include a Church and community hall. The Cathedral City of 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 (4 miles) has a gym, health spa and golf club. The Three Counties Showground at Malvern hosts a wide variety of events including the RHS Spring Garden Show and the Royal Three Counties Show. Eastnor Castle is a short drive away and hosts a variety of seasonal tours, concerts and events.


HR1 3TD.


From Ledbury: Head out of town towards Hereford on the A438, follow this road to the Trumpet crossroad and at the lights, turn right onto the A417 towards Leominster and Ashperton. From this crossroads follow the road for 3 miles (through Aspperton) and just before entering Stretton Grandison, take the small lane on the left sign posted to Yarkhill Church. Follow this lane for 1.8 miles and then take the track on the right, heading up the hill past Little Yarkhill Court on your right. Briar Hill will be found on the left at the end of the track.




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.