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Ivy Cottage
Ivy Cottage, Stoke Bliss, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, WR15 8QJ
Super country cottage with fabulous views - stables, 2.75 Acres with large garden. 2 Sq ft Offers over £695,000
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Key Features
  • * Period 4 bedroom renovated cottage (1,460 sq ft)
  • * Garages, large garden, fabulous patio outbuildings
  • * Stables, store barn and yard space
  • * 3 well fenced paddocks, about 1.5 acres grazing

Summary of Features


Period 4 bedroom renovated country cottage (1,460 sq ft)
Garages, large garden, fabulous patio & outbuildings
Quiet rural location, stunning country views
Stables, store barn and yard space
3 well fenced paddocks, about 1.5 acres grazing

Acreage

In all about 2.75 Acres.

Location


Mileages: Tenbury Wells 7 miles, Bromyard 71/2 miles, Leominster 14 miles, Ludlow & Worcester 17 miles, Kidderminster 18 miles, Malvern, 191/2 miles, Hereford 22 miles, Birmingham 35 miles.
Road: M5 (Jct 7) 24 miles, M50 (Jct 2) 25 miles
Railway: Leominster, Ludlow, Worcester
Airport: Birmingham (46 miles), Bristol (84 miles)

Situation

Ivy Cottage is situated in the rural village of Stoke Bliss, a settlement believed to date to 11th Century and located equidistant between the market towns of Tenbury Wells and Bromyard. Located in beautiful Worcestershire countryside this property is well placed for the local towns of Leominster and Ludlow, with the Cathedral cities of Worcester and Hereford, and Birmingham within easy reach.

Ivy Cottage

A classic country cottage that has latterly been improved and extended to create a spacious and comfortable home with excellent outdoor space. The cottage is believed to originate from the mid-18th century with subsequent extensions. Substantial walls, beams and old fireplaces echo the historic origins of this appealing cottage.

Ivy Cottage Ctd 1.


The large front door opens to a welcoming hall, with stairs to the first floor and a reception room on either side. The hall opens to the generous kitchen, a naturally light room with stunning views across the paddocks and beyond.
The well fitted kitchen is based around a vintage Rayburn Nouvelle range which cooks, provides hot water and central heating. The oak surfaced kitchen was renewed 4 years ago and benefits from ample storage and a separate Stoves electric cooker. • Steps lead down to the modern garden room (2019), which links to the snug TV room and opens to the large west facing patio and garden. This naturally light room provides excellent living space and links the garden with the house.

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There is a rear hall to the other side of the kitchen, used for everyday access and which leads to the stables opposite. There is a further study/play/office room off the hall, a shower room & WC, and a small walk in in pantry/utility room.
The first floor landing leads to four bedrooms and a spacious family bathroom. There are two good double bedrooms, a twin bunk room and a nursery/box room, which could be used as a home office.

The Outside

The outdoor living space, paddocks and buildings are what makes this property special. Accessed off a small and very quiet country lane, the drive has a large garage (with rooms above) and parking for several vehicles. A second, gated entrance leads to the gravelled front yard, stables, and land.

The Outside Ctd 1.


The garden and grounds wrap around three sides and to the west of the cottage.
The three paddocks are in full view of the cottage with the stables immediately adjacent. The views west are over open countryside to hills in the distance and are uninterrupted by other properties.
There are two oversize wooden stables with concrete yard in front, forage store barn to the side.
Two additional wooden garages/workshop adjacent to the forage barn
Separate tractor and storage barn.

The Outside Ctd 2.


There are three well managed, stock fenced paddocks in front of the cottage and stables, which border the large garden and pond area.
There are several wooded parcels, including a small copse and a productive orchard, comprising mature apple, pear and plum trees.
The mature garden is particularly attractive in spring and a fenced vegetable garden provides ample opportunity for home production.

Property Information

Services

Mains electricity and water, private drainage (septic tank) and oil-fired central heating. Modern double glazing throughout. Two wood burning stoves.

Broadband

Airband broadband is connected, c. 40 Mbps d/l.

Local Authority

Malvern Hills District Council, contact via: www.malvernhills.gov.uk/contact-us

Council Tax

Band "F" (£2,921 for 2023/24).

Tenure

Freehold.

Listing

This property is not Listed.

EPC

Rated "tbc".

Access

The second access to the yard is via a long-established right of way; a short, stoned track off the country lane (see the sale plan).

General Information

Schools


Primary: Lindridge, Tenbury, Bredenbury. Further information is available at: www.malvernhills.gov.uk
Secondary: Tenbury and Bromyard. Further information is available at: www.malvernhills.gov.uk
Independent: Leominster, Worcester, Hereford & Malvern. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk

Local

Stoke Bliss has a thriving village hall and a Church, and a Michelin starred restaurant at Pensons, Netherwood Estate (2 miles). Tenbury Wells is within easy reach and provides an excellent range of local amenities, including a variety of independent and traditional shops, pubs, and restaurants. The historic Round Market is open 3 days/week and sells a variety of local produce. There is also a doctor's surgery, a dentist, and a mainstream supermarket, a post office and leisure centre. Bromyard also offers a good range of facilities for most domestic needs, including an acclaimed butcher & farm shop, a theatre and community hospital. Further retail & cultural amenities are available in Leominster, Ludlow and Malvern, with more extensive facilities in Worcester, Hereford, and Birmingham.

Recreational

Many fine walks through the Brockhampton Estate (National Trust), Bromyard Downs, Kyre Park, Bringsty Common and along the Frome Valley. The renowned Malvern Hills are also within striking distance. The area offers a variety of outdoor pursuits and sports clubs, including Tenbury Wells Cricket Club and Bromyard Rugby, Cricket, and Archery Clubs. There are also a range of festivals and events held regularly within the locality and surrounding areas throughout the year, including the renowned Ludlow Food Festival.

Equestrian

The region is well-known for its links to the Equestrian world and there is an extensive network of bridlepaths in the locality. Kings Equestrian Centre (<10 miles) a centre run with British Dressage and Unaffiliated Dressage shows, Pony Club and Riding Club events as well as clinics and arena hire. Sapey Cross Country at Wolferlow (<21/2 miles). Hartpury College and Prestige Equestrian are within sensible driving distances and host to a series of year-round competitions, both affiliated and unaffiliated and offer a range of specialist clinics. The Three Counties Showground at Malvern is within sensible driving distance.

Postcode

WR15 8QJ.

Directions

From Bromyard: Head north on the B4214 towards Tenbury Wells for 5.70 miles, at Bank Street turn right towards Stoke Bliss. Continue 0.80 miles and take the second left turn, signed to the church. Continue on this road for about 1.10 miles, passing the church on your left and a large farm on your right, by the sharp left bend. The property will be found in 0.30 miles on your left side, the last of a small hamlet of cottages.

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Viewings

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.