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Lower Townend
Lower Townend, Coddington, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1JS
Idyllic country cottage and setting in 2 acres at Coddington, near Ledbury
  • Super country cottage in idyllic rural setting.
2.07 Acres Guide price £475,000
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Key Features
  • Grade II Listed, country cottage (1,438 sq ft)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 receptions, 1 shower room
  • Large, detached barn and a shepherd’s hut
  • Generous garden & maturing woodland plantation

Summary of Features


Grade II Listed country cottage (1,438 sq ft)
2 bedrooms, 2 receptions, 1 shower room
Oodles of character, but a little tired
Large, detached barn and a shepherd's hut
Generous cottage garden and courtyard (c ½ acre)
Maturing woodland plantation (+ 1 acres)

Acreage

In all about 2 Acres.

Location


Mileages: Bosbury 1½ miles, Colwall 4½ miles, Ledbury 5 miles, Malvern 7½ miles, Worcester 14½ miles, Hereford 17 miles, Gloucester 22 miles, Cheltenham 33 miles, Birmingham 45 miles & Bristol 55½ miles.
Road: M50 (Jct2) 10½ mile &, M5 (Jct 7) 16½ miles.
Railway: Colwall, Ledbury, Malvern.
Airports: Birmingham (52 miles) & Bristol (66½ miles).

Situation

This fabulous, East Herefordshire location is set within stunning, rolling countryside. Its timeless appeal emanates from the surrounding orchards and hop fields and this secluded, tranquil position is complemented by easy access to Ledbury and good communication links.

Lower Townend


This amazing property oozes history and character and has tremendous scope for sympathetic modernisation. With origins pre-c.1500's, this Grade II Listed building is a classic, timber-framed property and appears to be in very good condition. It has a stunning, Tudor chimney stack.
A small extension and replacement garden room were added in the 1980's, along with a degree of modernisation; oil-fired central heating and partial double glazing. This work was completed with consent and prior to the cottage being listed.
A garden path leads from the parking area to the front door, opening to the main reception room - a central living area with quarry tiled floor and impressive inglenook fireplace, inset with Clearview wood-burning stove.
A small, galley kitchen sits next to the living room with an adjacent utility room having a loft "ladder" to a storeroom above. Beyond is a spacious, ground floor double bedroom with built-in wardrobes.

Lower Townend Ctd.


The shower room and WC is adjacent to the kitchen, near the bedroom.
Beyond the living room, at the West end of the cottage, is a lovely garden room with flagstone flooring. This sunny room is double-glazed to three sides and opens directly to the garden.
To the first floor there is a large room with open fireplace. This has been both a double bedroom and a sitting room (currently) and has a small, anti-chamber to one side. Ancient plaster casting in the ceiling signifies the historic origins of this property.
A drop-down loft hatch and ladder reveal an attic room, which provides scope for a hobby room, storage, or home office.

The Outside


Accessed off a quite country lane, a long, private (gated) track leads to this secluded property; this is an excellent, stoned track. Surrounded by productive orchards and hop fields, there are no close neighbours.
The generous cottage garden lies mainly to the south of the property - a well-stocked and beloved garden with floral and herbaceous beds, interspersed with walkways and lawn. A sheltered patio and garden shed sit in the South-West corner.
A gravelled parking area opens to a sheltered courtyard behind a stone wall, located below the cottage and between this and the wooden barn.
The large, detached barn sits to the side of the courtyard, on the Northern fringe of the garden curtilage. This period timber-framed building was re-roofed (slate) some 40 years ago and appears in good condition. This has weather-boarded sides with large central doors opening to the flagged cart-way and the clear span interior.

The Outside Ctd.


Behind the barn, on the edge of the woodland plantation, is a shepherd's hut, included in this sale. This converted coach provides a joyful summer retreat. With a basic kitchenette plus wood-burning stove, there is a living space and double bed to make this a useful seasonal space.
Adjacent to the track and North of the curtilage is the maturing plantation. Over an acre of native species was planted in the 1990's to create a natural woodland and wildlife sanctuary.
Mature, hedged boundaries delineate the borders of this smallholding.

Services

Mains electricity. Private water (borehole) supplied by the neighbouring farmer (rights detailed in conveyance). Private drainage (septic tank). Oil-fired central heating/hot water. Clearview wood burning stove.

Broadband

Standard landline broadband is available.

Council Tax

Band "E" (£2,563.43 2022/23).

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.

Listing

This property is Grade II Listed (on 26/3/86).

EPC

Exempt (due to Listed status).

Probate

A probate application is being prepared and submission is anticipated during October.

Access Right

The neighbouring farmer has a right of passage across the top of the plantation to access his farm land.

Burial site

There is a private grave within the woodland plantation and family access (only) is being reserved for occassional visits. Please speak to the agents if you are unclear about this aspect.

Schools


Primary: Ledbury, Eastnor, Bosbury. 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

Local

Bosbury has a Church, primary school, parish hall and village pub. Nearby, the village of Colwall provides a range of useful amenities, including a Church, a variety of schools and pre-school nursey, a butcher, village store, post office, an hotel and a doctors surgery. The nearby market town of Ledbury provides a comprehensive range of domestic, retail and leisure facilities as well as a Cottage Hospital, doctors' surgery, Market Theatre and railway station. More extensive retail and cultural opportunities are available in Hereford, Worcester and Cheltenham.

Recreational

The renowned Malvern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 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 nearby market town of Ledbury is home to a well-known annual Poetry Festival and has a range of sports clubs and a leisure centre with swimming pool and gym. Eastnor Castle is a short drive away and hosts a variety of seasonal tours, concerts, and events.

Posctode

Ignore the postcode, it is not accurate!

Directions

From Ledbury: Head north towards Bosbury on the B4214 Bromyard Road. Pass through the village of Staplow and after about 1 mile, follow the sharp right hand bend onto the B4220. Go through the village of Bosbury and take the first right turning after about a 0.8 miles (to Coddington/Colwall). Follow this road a further 0.3 miles and take the first right turning on a sharp left bend. Continue to the T-junction, turn right and after 60 metres the entrance will be the first turning on your left side.

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Viewings

By prior appointment ONLY via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.