Summary of Features
Detached, extended period cottage (1,917 sq ft)
4 double bedrooms, main with en-suite, separate bathroom
Open plan kitchen/dining room, study space, sitting room
Entrance porch, rear lobby incorporating utility and downstairs WC
Good-sized garden and patio terrace, garden store
Private, off-road parking for 4 vehicles
Stunning, uninterrupted views to the Malvern Hills
Mileages: Ross-on-Wye 6 miles, Ledbury 12 miles, Gloucester 15½ miles, Hereford 17 miles, Malvern 20 miles, Cheltenham 22 miles, Worcester 27½ miles, Birmingham 58 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 3) 2 miles, M5 (Jct 8) 20 miles
Railway: Ledbury, Gloucester, Hereford
Airport: Birmingham (64 miles), Bristol (58½ miles)
Linton is a small, rural village situated about 6 miles east of the picturesque and historic riverside market town of Ross-on-Wye. Surrounded by rolling Herefordshire countryside, this is a rural, yet not isolated, idyll offering a pastoral quality of life, yet with good access to commuter links and within easy reach of the larger towns and cities in the locality.
This delightful period stone cottage is believed to date to c. 1820 and has been recently extended to provide a spacious home. A great deal of thought has been put into the extension, with the addition of large picture windows and floor to ceiling glazing and bi-fold doors, to make the most of the stunning views which can be seen from the rear of the property.
A covered entrance porch leads into the spacious entrance hall/study space and through to the generous and light kitchen/dining room.
The kitchen provides plenty of storage, including a useful walk-in larder, and benefits from a central island/breakfast bar, inset with an induction hob with built-in extractor. There is also a Belfast-style sink, an integrated dishwasher, separate integrated full height fridge and freezer, double electric oven, and microwave. Attractive, quartz work-surfaces and Mandarin Stone limestone flagstone flooring further complement this light and airy space.
A separate utility room offers additional storage and benefits from a Belfast-style sink, an integrated washing machine and tumble dryer, with a separate WC leading off and direct access to the external parking area.
A comfortable sitting room, which is in the original cottage, features an attractive stone fireplace inset with a wood-burning stove.
An open, wooden staircase leads up to the first floor, where there are four, good-sized double bedrooms, and a main shower room. The principal bedroom has a dressing room and an en-suite with separate, free standing bath and walk-in shower.
Orchard Cottage is situated in an elevated position and enjoys breath-taking and uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside and to the Malvern Hills.
The property is approached of a quiet village lane which leads to a parking area situated next to the house, where there is private, off-road parking for up to 4 vehicles. There is also access to an exterior hot water tap, useful for washing off muddy dogs.
A gated access leads into the garden and to the front of the property and entrance hall. From the parking area, steps lead up to the back door and directly into a rear lobby.
The manageable garden is mainly lawn, complemented by some mature hedging and shrubs, and offers plenty of scope for keen gardeners to further develop the garden, if desired.• There is also an attractive patio terrace and seating area accessed directly from the kitchen/breakfast room, which is ideally placed to take in the stunning views. In addition, a raised terraced area has been created, for a hot tub or a garden studio, etc. (electricity supply in place). A useful shed/store provides storage for garden equipment.• Exterior lighting has been installed on the driveway and around the rear of the property, which can be controlled remotely.
Mains electricity. Mains water. Private drainage via a septic tank. LPG gas central heating.
Standard broadband is connected (circa 23Mbps). Fibre not yet available.
Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.
Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.
This property is not Listed.
The cladding is composite cladding and does not require any maintenance.
Primary: Gorsley, Weston-under-Penyard, Brampton Abbotts. Further information is available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Secondary: Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury. Further information is available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Independent: Gloucester, Hereford, Malvern, Colwall, Worcester & Cheltenham have some outstanding independent schools. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk
The thriving, rural village of Linton has its own pub (with another one within walking distance nearby), a Church which dates from the 13th century, and a village hall which holds a variety of weekly activities and groups. The nearby village of Gorsley has a community shop, selling a range of locally sourced produce, and incorporates a post office. The historic, riverside town of Ross-on-Wye offers a wider range of amenities to meet most day-today requirements, including a community hospital, supermarket and a variety of independent shops, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, with Labels Outlet shopping complex just over 5 miles away. More comprehensive retail and cultural facilities can be found in Gloucester and Hereford.
Many fine walks, cycle rides, water sporting and outdoor activities are available both locally in the Wye Valley and in the popular Forest of Dean, which became the country's first National Forest Park in 1938 and is England's largest oak forest. Golf courses are available at Ross-on-Wye, Upton Bishop (South Herefordshire Golf Club) and Hereford. Rugby, Rowing, Tennis & Cricket clubs are available in Ross-on-Wye.
From the M50: Come off the M50 at junction 3 and head towards Upton Bishop and Ross on Wye on the B4221. After a short distance, take the first left hand turn signposted to Linton. Follow this lane to the end and turn left at the junction, head through the village, and just after the church, take the left and turn signposted to the Village Hall. Follow this lane along the ridge for 0.6 miles and Orchard Cottage will be found on the left-hand side.
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