Summary of Features
Charming and spacious extended period cottage (2,319 sq ft)
5 double bedrooms, main with en-suite, family bathroom
Open-plan country-style kitchen with snug area and conservatory
Sitting room with wood-burner, study and downstairs shower room
Large gardens, patio terrace, oak-framed pavilion, summerhouse
Land/paddock, additional outbuildings, ample parking
Views to the Malvern Hills from the land
In all about 3.6 Acres.
Mileages: Ledbury 3 miles, Malvern & Bromyard 10 miles, Hereford & Ross-on-Wye 15 miles, Worcester 16 miles, Gloucester 20 miles, Cheltenham 25 miles, Birmingham 56 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 8½ miles, M5 (Jct 7) 18 ½ miles, M5 (Jct 8) 19 miles
Railway: Ledbury, Malvern
Airport: Birmingham (53 miles) & Bristol (65 miles)
Staplow is a small rural hamlet situated just 2½ miles north of the market town of Ledbury and 1½ miles from the popular village of Bosbury. The surrounding countryside in this part of Herefordshire is still very much agriculturally based, characterised by farms and the beautiful open countryside. This area offers a classic rural lifestyle with good road and rail links to the rest of the country.
Parsons Cottage is a charming, period cottage with its origins dating to c. 1,750, which has subsequently been extended over time to create a spacious, 5-bedroom home.
An entrance hall leads through to the open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room, which is complemented by a snug area with a wood-burner, and a large conservatory leading directly out to the garden.
The bespoke, hand-painted Parlour Farms kitchen offers plenty of storage and is complemented by granite work-surfaces, a Belfast-style sink, integrated NEFF oven, a dishwasher and a Bosch induction hob, which is inset in the central island, a later addition to the kitchen, with solid wood work-surface. An oil-fired, Sandyford range provides additional cooking facilities and also provides the heating and hot water for the property.
The comfortable sitting room, with its lovely exposed beams, is located in the original part of the property, and benefits from a Clear View wood-burner which is set into a brick fireplace and fitted bookcases/shelving.
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There is also a separate study/home office, which provides a flexible space for a variety of uses, if desired, a downstairs shower room and separate utility.
Upstairs there are 5 double bedrooms and a family bathroom, which has a bath with an electric shower over. The spacious main bedroom has a super en-suite with a free-standing roll-top bath and separate walk-in shower, and a walk-in wardrobe. There is also a good, useful storage cupboard on the landing.
The property is accessed via a gated entrance which leads to an ample parking area to the front of the property. There is also an additional access off the main drive to further parking/hard-standing and access to the land, which lies to the rear of the property.
An attractive and well-maintained enclosed rear garden with lawned garden and a large patio terrace, complemented by a variety of flowering summer plants and shrubs, and exterior lighting lies close to, and is directly accessible from the house.
There is a super, oak-framed, garden pavilion bordering the patio terrace, fitted with a bar and brick-built pizza oven, perfect for socialising, parties, and family gatherings, or potential for other uses. A timber summerhouse/studio provides an additional and flexible outside space.
A gate from the main garden leads through to a tranquil and secluded wooded area, which is planted with a variety of established trees and shrubs. An electric hook-up for a caravan is located in this area of garden which is ideal for staying guests.
There is also a useful timber shed and a separate lean-to/store with electric and water supply. A static caravan provides a great space for a studio, games room, etc., but is in need of a refurb.
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The land, which is private and secluded is a haven for local wildlife. A variety of native trees, such as oak, hawthorn and horse chestnut are complemented by seasonal wildflowers and the land is bounded by mature hedges.
The land has historically been grazed by sheep, and there is potential for equestrian use subject to the necessary permissions.
Mains electricity. Mains water (rated not metered). Private drainage via a septic tank. Oil-fired central heating and hot water via Sandyford Range. Mains electric supply to garden and wooded area. Mains water and electricity to lean-to/store.
Standard broadband is connected. (Good speed). Fibre is available to connect to if required.
Band "G" (Circa £3,474.14 2022/23).
Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.
This property is not Listed.
Planning Permission has been granted for a double garage.
Primary: Bosbury, Ashperton and Ledbury. Further information is available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Secondary: Ledbury. Further information is available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Independent: Colwall, Malvern, Hereford, Worcester, Cheltenham & Gloucester all have some outstanding independent schools. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk
Staplow has a well-renowned pub and restaurant, The Oak Inn, which is within walking distance. The nearby village of Bosbury is about 1½ miles away and offers a church, primary school, cricket club and pub as well as a village hall which holds a variety of social events throughout the year. This property is well placed for the local centres of Ledbury and Malvern, which offer a range of amenities to meet most day-to-day requirements. Further cultural and retail opportunities are available at Hereford, Worcester, Cheltenham and Birmingham, which are all easily accessible.
The spectacular Malvern Hills are close by and provide a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities. The Three Counties Showground at Malvern is host to a wide variety of year-round events, including the RHS Spring Garden Show and Three Counties Show, and a variety of farmer's markets and events are held in and around the locality throughout the year. The market town of Ledbury hosts a well-known annual Poetry Festival. Eastnor Castle is a short drive away and hosts a variety of seasonal tours, concerts, and events.
From Ledbury: From Ledbury Train Station take the B4124 Bromyard Road and stay on this road for about 2 miles until reaching Staplow. Upon entering the village, continue for a short distance and the entrance to the property will be found on the right hand side, just before the Oak Inn, which is situated on the left hand side.
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