The Tannery
The Tannery, Frith Lane, Wellington Heath, Ledbury, HR8 1LW
Charming, detached stone cottage with detached annexe and gardens in a beautiful rural position, close to Ledbury Garden Guide price £800,000
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Key Features
  • Very pretty, detached, 3-bed stone cottage (1,645 sq ft)
  • Open plan kitchen/breakfast room, 2 receptions
  • Detached 1-bedroom, self-contained annexe (811 sq ft)
  • Outbuildings, large terraced gardens, private parking

Summary of Features

Very pretty, detached, characterful stone cottage (1,645 sq ft)
3 bedrooms, bathroom, landing study area
Open plan kitchen/breakfast room
Spacious sitting room and orangery
Detached 1-bedroom, self-contained annexe (811 sq ft)
Good outbuilding/workshop, summerhouse
Large, terraced garden backing onto woodland
Private parking and fabulous views


Mileages: Ledbury 2 miles, Colwall 5 miles, Malvern 91/2 miles, Hereford 15 miles, Worcester 181/2 miles, Cheltenham 231/2 miles, Birmingham 55 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 6 miles, M5 (Jct 8) 17 miles
Railway: Ledbury, Colwall and Malvern
Airport: Birmingham (601/2 miles), Bristol (63miles)


The Tannery nestles on the outskirts of the rural village of Wellington Heath, in an elevated position in East Herefordshire and within a short drive of the popular market town of Ledbury. Renowned for its beautiful countryside, this area of Herefordshire is characterised by a diverse farming landscape with undulating countryside and ample woodland. This property offers a desirable rural idyll combined with excellent communication links to the rest of the country.

The Tannery

The Tannery, as its name suggests, was historically a tannery for tanning leather, and is believed to date to the 1800's, though this could be much earlier. The detached annexe, which was completely renovated by the current owner, was also a part of this industry at that time.
This wonderful home is utterly charming and retains a great deal of character and warmth, with exposed and painted stone walls, beams, timbers, and trusses. Some uneven floors on the first floor only add to the property's charm and reflect its age.
A glazed front door with windows either side lead into the delightful open-plan kitchen/breakfast room, which is complemented by an attractive, hand painted country-style kitchen with a Belfast sink, solid wood work-surfaces, a 2-oven Everhot range, and slate flooring. There is space for a washing machine and fridge/freezer.

The Tannery (Continued)

There is an inner hall with stairs leading up to the first floor, which also leads through to a super, oak-framed orangery/garden room, which is lovely and light and has direct access to the gardens and patio terrace/seating areas.
The spacious, yet comfortable sitting room has a wonderful inglenook fireplace inset with a wood-burning stove which creates a focal point for this lovely room, and is complemented by the original Oak floorboards, exposed stone wall and a charming window seat.
Stairs lead up to the landing, which still have the original floorboards. There are 3 bedrooms and a useful landing room which offers space for a study or additional seating area.
There are two, good double bedrooms, both with double-height ceilings, a single room, currently used as a dressing room and a bathroom with a freestanding bath and separate, walk-in shower.

The Annexe

• The Annexe is detached from the main house and was completely renovated by the current owner to provide fabulous additional and complementary living space to the main house, perfect for staying guests, older children or with potential for a holiday let or Airbnb, subject to the necessary permissions. Adjoining the annexe is a home office/studio, which provides a flexible, additional room. • Steps lead up to the front door, which opens out into a spacious living area with double height ceiling, attractive wooden flooring, and a wood burner. Again, there are a wealth of exposed timbers, trusses, and beams. • A small kitchenette and a shower room lead off the main living area. The kitchenette is fitted with wooden cupboards and has a Belfast-style sink and an integrated electric cooker and fridge. A stable door leads out to the garden and seating area. • Stairs lead up to a generous mezzanine/bedroom area, which overlooks the living area below.

The Outside

The property is situated in an elevated position and is accessed via a single-track lane, and private, off-road parking for 2 - 3 cars is located next to the property.
The large garden is situated to the side and rear and has been terraced in places to accommodate the hillside setting. The gardens back onto Frith Wood.
The gardens are mainly lawned and are planted with a variety of established and maturing trees, shrubs, and flowering plants. There is also a small orchard planted with old plum trees and a vegetable/herb garden.
There is a patio terrace situated to rear of the property, and a pretty, secluded seating area situated off the orangery.
In the garden there is a summerhouse with a decked terrace which overlooks the property and has amazing panoramic views over the rural landscape. A fabulous place to sit and reflect, and for seasonal dining and entertaining.

The Outside (Continued)

There is a further timber summerhouse and a good, useful outbuilding/workshop.
The Annexe has its own covered veranda to the front, along with a seating area accessed via the kitchen and/or main living area.

Material Information


Mains electricity. Mains water. Private drainage (septic tank). Mains gas central heating. PV panels on annexe.


Standard Broadband is available (Circa 21 Mbps, OFCOM Website).

Mobile Phone Signal

Signal is available via several providers, but please check your phone whilst viewing.

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.

Council Tax

Band "E" (£2,806.85 2024/25).




Stone, brick, and timber frame. Clay Tiled roofs.


This property is not Listed.

Planning Permission

There are no lapsed or current applications in place.


The Tannery rated "D", The Annexe rated "B".

Flood Risk

There is no risk of the property flooding.


Full right of access over a single-track private lane. Circa £200 per annum is paid towards its upkeep/maintenance.

Rights of Way

There are no public rights of way over the property or gardens.


We are advised there are no restrictive covenants.

Conservation Area/AONB

The property does not fall within a conservation area but is in the Malvern Hills AONB.



Ledbury, Bosbury, Colwall & Eastnor. For further information visit


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Colwall, Malvern, Worcester and Hereford all have some outstanding independent schools. For further information visit


Wellington Heath has a village hall and popular village pub. The nearby market town of Ledbury has a thriving community and offers a good range of local amenities with many independent shops, restaurants & pubs, as well as a church, a doctors' surgery, cottage hospital and theatre. A wider range of amenities can be found in Malvern, including Waitrose & M&S, with further cultural & retail opportunities easily accessible in Hereford, Worcester, and Cheltenham. Birmingham, Bristol, and Cardiff are also very accessible.


The surrounding area offers a wide range of outdoor sports and activities with the Malvern Hills, the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean easily accessible. Ledbury itself is well known for its annual Poetry Festival. The Three Counties Showground at Malvern hosts a wide variety of year-round events, from national garden shows, concerts & antique fairs to agricultural and equestrian events. Eastnor Castle is nearby and seasonally open to the public.


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From Ledbury: Take the A438 through the high street, passing the rail station, turning right immediately after, onto the B4214 Bromyard Road. Proceed along this road for approximately 1/2 mile, taking the first turning right onto Beggars Ash. Continue along the lane for about 0.2 of a mile and take the right-hand fork signposted The Frith. Continue up the lane for approximately 0.4 of a mile. The property will be found on the right-hand side.




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.