Spring Cottage
Spring Cottage, Woonton, Hereford, , HR3 6QL
An exceptional period cottage with classic country garden and great outbuildings
  • An exemplary country cottage in a super location.
1.00 Acres Guide price £785,000
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Key Features
  • Sublime 3-bedroom country cottage, recently renovated(2,332 sq ft)
  • Fitted kitchen 3 super reception rooms
  • Fabulous separate entertainment room plus outbuildings
  • Delightful cottage garden in a peaceful, private setting

Summary of Features

Sublime 3-bedroom country cottage (2,332 sq ft)
Fitted kitchen with new range cooker & Clearview stove
Sumptuous sitting room, dining hall & garden room
Lovingly renovated to an exceptional standard
Fabulous separate entertainment room plus outbuildings
Delightful cottage garden in a peaceful, private setting


Mileages: Almley 1 mile, Eardisley <31/2 miles, Weobley 41/2 miles, Kington 5 miles, Leominster 12 miles, Hay-on-Wye & Hereford c. 15 miles, Ludlow 231/2 miles, Monmouth 34 miles, Worcester 39 miles.
Road Links: M50 (Jct 3) 29 miles, M5 (Jct 7) 41 miles, (Jct 8) 44 miles.
Railway: Leominster, Hereford, Worcester.
Airports: Birmingham (76 miles), Cardiff (82 miles) & Bristol (84 miles).


The pretty, rural hamlet of Woonton forms part of the parish of Almley and is situated within the picturesque countryside of north-west Herefordshire. Woonton was noted in the Domesday book as a small settlement in 1086. The area is renowned for being particularly unspoilt, characterised by period cottages and farms and is on the renowned "Black & White trail", which also includes the villages of Eardisley, Weobley and Kington, all within easy reach. The market town of Leominster is only 12 miles away and the Cathedral City of Hereford a short and pleasant drive away where there are good road and rail links to the rest of the country.

Spring Cottage Overview

This exquisite country cottage has recently been renovated and improved to create a superb and spacious 3-bedroom property in a magical rural setting. Located off a quiet country lane and set within an acre of grounds, this property is an exemplar of how to restore a period property, tastefully finished to an exceptional standard. Originating from the 17th century with 21st century additions and refurbishment, this home is presented with refinement and style.

Spring Cottage

A welcoming double-glazed porch opens to the reception/dining hall, leading to the kitchen and sitting room, the latter an extension some 10 years ago, now subtly blended with the original cottage.
Sandstone flag flooring leads to the impressive triple aspect sitting room with feature fireplace, inset with a Clearview stove and stunning pippy oak mantle. Modern double glazing and good insulation make this an economical house to run.
The country kitchen has bespoke fitted furniture and a feature Bertazzoni range cooker (new) plus a modern Clearview stove. The kitchen opens to the south side into a new Wye Oak garden room, oak framed with fully double-glazed elevations and an insulated roof. This fabulous room has French doors to the front garden but also draws the garden into the house.

Spring Cottage Ctd.

A rear utility room provides additional domestic space with fitted washing machine, Stainless steel Belfast sink and stainless steel work surfaces. To the side is a smart shower room with WC. Beyond is a study with pantry and rear door, all recently rebuilt.
A handmade wooden staircase leads to a spacious first floor landing area, a refreshingly light and airy, luxury space showcasing the cruck beams and with views across open farmland.
The main double bedroom sits over the sitting room and has a lovely en-suite bathroom plus walk-in dressing room. This triple aspect room benefits from a vaulted ceiling and also has fine countryside views.
Two further double rooms lead off the landing, within the original cottage, the second bedroom with built-in wardrobe space.
A family bathroom, with shower facility complements the bedroom space, each bathroom finished with quality fittings and smart radiator towel rails.

The Outside - Overview

A significant aspect of the charm from this property is the setting and its outside space. The mature and well-stocked cottage garden has something for everyone - from classic floral beds, water features, azaleas, roses, and rhododendrons to fruiting trees and mature deciduous specimens. A simple raised bed veg garden sits adjacent to the outbuildings.

The Outside

The gated entrance drive opens to a spacious gravelled parking area, a spur off leads to the garage and workshop, with roller shutter door.
The garden is in two parts, the classic garden surrounding the cottage abounds with voluminous floral beds, a front lawn and two wildlife ponds. This rises to the back garden, beyond the outbuildings, where a woodland theme takes over with herbaceous borders surrounding secret paths and a grass glade, a very private sanctuary.
The outbuildings sit comfortably beyond the cottage and provide fabulous space with scope for a variety of uses. Pride of place is the sumptuous entertainment room - detached from, but close to the house. This provides an excellent space with an 'al fresco' pergola on the sunny south side. This modern building has been fitted out to provide a high standard extra "room", great for entertaining, dining, or a brilliant work or hobby room.

The Outside Ctd.

Beside and to the front of this building is a small period two storey barn, timber clad under a tiled roof. This rustic barn houses the water pump and filtration units for the bore hole and there is a garden storeroom with loft above. Beside this barn is the garage and workshop, space for several vehicles, or one, and an enviable workshop as is currently set out. Behind the workshop is a utility room with rear door to the veg garden, a water connection is available.
A separate log store shed provides ample storage for the two wood burning stoves.

Property Information


Mains electricity & water, plus a private borehole (new pump & filters), oil fired central heating, private drainage to a septic tank. Solar panels to supplement hot water heating.


Standard BT but superfast fibre available for connection (500 Mbps available via Gigaclear).

Council Tax

Band "F" (£3,191 for 2023/24).

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.


This property is not Listed.


Rated "C", potential for "A".

General Information


Primary: Almely, Weobley, Staunton-on-Wye. Further information at:
Secondary: Weobley, Kington. Further information available at:
Steiner Academy: Much Dewchurch. Further information at:
Independent: Leominster, Hereford, Monmouth & Worcester. Further information at:


The nearby village of Almley provides a good range of local amenities and includes a Church, village hall, primary school, village store and a good pub which also has a shop and deli selling local produce. The historic village of Weobley is a short drive away and has an extensive range of facilities including a general store, post office, doctor's and dental surgeries, pubs, restaurants and three churches. The market town of Leominster also offers a good range of amenities, with the Cathedral City of Hereford providing a comprehensive range of educational, shopping and leisure facilities as well as a mainline rail service to London.


Woonton and the surrounding area provides a wealth of outdoor sports and activities and is particularly renowned for its excellent walking and riding in the local countryside. Almley has a cricket club and there are a range of sports clubs within easy reach in Shobdon and Leominster. Bowling club in Weobley and several golf clubs within easy reach. The nearby National Trust property, Berrington Hall, and the market towns of Hay-on Wye and Ludlow offer a broad range of events and festivals throughout the year.


HR3 6QL.


From Hereford: Head west on the A438 Brecon road for 3 miles, fork right by the garden centre onto the A480 towards Credenhill. Continue for 91/2 miles to the end of this road at Sarnesfield, turn left and then immediately right, again on the A480, continuing 11/2 miles in to Woonton village. Take the first left turn to Almeley and continue 1/2 mile, bearing right by the tin roof barn and heading downhill, this is the third property on your right side.




By prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341. VIEWINGS commence from Wednesday 14 June.

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.