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Grays Cottage
Grays Cottage, Bromesberrow, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1SE
Charming Black & White country cottage with excellent equestrian facilities/out riding in a stunning, sought after location. 5.75 Acres. 5.75 Acres Guide price £1,125,000
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Key Features
  • Very pretty, Listed 3-4 bed B Cottage (2,032 sq ft)
  • Aga kitchen/breakfast room, 3 reception rooms, utility
  • Large garden, outbuildings, detached single garage
  • Stable block, tack/feed rooms, barns, fenced paddocks

Summary of Features


Very pretty Black & White, Listed Cottage (2,032 sq ft)
3-4 bedrooms and a big family bathroom
3 reception rooms, 2 with wood-burners
Aga kitchen/breakfast room
Utility/boot room, downstairs WC
Beautiful and large garden, patio terrace
Machinery and garden stores, workshop, log stores
Detached garage with adjoining store and office
3-stable block, tack and feed room, hay barn, open-fronted barn
Post & rail fenced paddocks with separate vehicular access

Location


Mileages: Ledbury 5 miles, Malvern 91/2 miles, Tewkesbury 101/2 miles, Gloucester 14 miles, Worcester & Cheltenham <19 miles, Hereford 20 miles, Birmingham 521/2 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 3 miles, M5 (Jct 8) 131/2 miles
Railway: Ledbury, Malvern, Ashchurch (Tewkesbury)
Airport: Birmingham & Bristol 58 miles

Acreage

In all 53/4 Acres

Situation

Grays Cottage is situated in the sought after and rarely available rural location of Whiteleaved Oak, which is nestled on the southern edge of the beautiful Malvern Hills. This area is renowned for its scenic and unspoilt rural appeal and is surrounded by woodland and farmland. Whilst rurally situated, the property is not isolated and benefits from excellent road and rail links to the larger commercial centres of Gloucester, Cheltenham, Hereford, and Birmingham.

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The property is believed to originate from the 17th Century and was historically three thatched farm workers cottages. The cottage was extended in the 1990's and has been beautifully maintained by the current owners over the past 30 years.
Grays Cottage is a delightful, timber framed property with lots of character, including exposed beams and trusses and differing floor levels to the first floor in the oldest part of this lovely home, giving individual charm.
Everyday access from the driveway leads to the rear of the property; steps lead down to a sunken patio and to the spacious utility/boot room, where there is plumbing for a washing machine/tumble dryer, and through to the inner hallway.

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The spacious country-style kitchen/breakfast room is a homely and welcoming space. With plenty of storage, the kitchen is complemented by a 3-oven Aga, solid wood work surfaces and a Belfast-style sink, with space for a table and chairs. There are lovely views over the garden from the kitchen windows.
Situated in the historic part of the property is the comfortable drawing room with its inglenook-style fireplace, inset with a wood burner on a brick hearth. This room has a lovely double aspect and opens to the formal dining room, a great space for entertaining and special occasions.
There is a separate snug, with original bread oven and inglenook with a wood burner and a door to the garden, originally a front door. Steps from the snug lead down to a good-sized WC.

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Stairs from the inner hall rise to the first floor where there are 3 or 4 bedrooms and a family bathroom.
There are 2 double bedrooms and a single room with a further room used as a study, this could be an occasional bedroom, nursery or dressing room; this room has good storage. There is a large family bathroom with free-standing bath and a separate walk-in shower.

The Outside


The property is approached off a quiet, single-track rural lane onto the private, gated driveway with ample gravelled parking area and the single, block-built garage with adjoining store/home office and garden store.
Beautifully maintained gardens surround the house with lawned areas and stunning flowerbeds, planted with an array of flowers, shrubs, and trees, creating a wonderful display of colour and interest throughout the year. A patio terrace provides a lovely al fresco area from which you can enjoy the surroundings.
Steps from the parking area lead to a terraced lawn, with a pedestrian pathway leading to the stable yard. The path leads through a small orchard, planted with a variety of apple trees.

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An enclosed vegetable garden is perfect for those wishing to grow their own produce, and there is more than enough space for poultry and livestock.
A super, hand-built treehouse commands excellent views from the top of the paddock, a great place for children to enjoy the outdoors.
Additional outbuildings include a timber workshop, 3 log stores, and a secure garden machinery shed.
The property enjoys tranquillity, privacy and the surrounding area is a haven for wildlife; all that can usually be heard is birdsong. A truly stunning location.

Equestrian Facilities


There is a well-maintained and very tidy block built set of stables with three boxes: two 12' x 12' and one foaling box of 12' x 16'. There is a separate feed room and secure tack room with smart wood panelling and terracotta tiled floor. These stables have concrete floors, light and power. There is a concrete apron outside the L shaped stable block and the paddocks are directly opposite the yard.
Behind the stable yard is a hay barn, and an open-fronted equipment storage barn.
There is separate, gated access with stoned track leading from the side lane. This provides good vehicular access to the stable yard, paddocks and the adjoining arable field.
The paddocks range from level to gently sloping, are post & rail fenced and have a mains water supply.

Material Information

Services

Mains electricity & water (un-metered), private drainage (septic tank), oil-fired central heating and Aga.

Broadband

Standard broadband connected (38 Mbps d/l via BT).

Mobile Phone Signal

Reasonable service from the main suppliers.

Local Authority

Malvern Hill District Council: 01684 862413.

Council Tax

Band "F" (£3,053 2024/25).

Tenure

Freehold.

Construction

Timber framed with brick panels, rendered extension and a clay tiled roof.

Listing

This property is Grade II Listed.

Planning Permission

No current or relevant planning consents.

EPC

Rated "F". Potential for "B".

Flood Risk

There is no risk of flooding at this property.

Access

Directly from the public highway.

Rights of Way

There is a private right of way for agricultural purposes to the adjoining field, see the sale plan.

Public Footpath

None.

Covenants

Not aware of any.

General Information

Schools


Primary: Eastnor, Castlemorton, Welland and Malvern. Further information is available at: www.worcestershire.gov.uk and www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Secondary: Hanley Castle and Malvern. Further information is available at: www.worcestershire.gov.uk and www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Independent: Colwall, Malvern, Gloucester and Cheltenham. Further information is available at: www.isc.co.uk

Local

The historic, 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, two doctors' surgeries, 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 Gloucester, Cheltenham, and Birmingham, which are easily accessible.

Recreational

Many fine walks can be accessed directly and locally. The surrounding area offers a wide range of outdoor sports and activities, with the spectacular Malvern Hills, Castlemorton Common and Wye Valley within easy access. The Three Counties Showground at Malvern holds a wide variety of year-round events. Malvern is also home to a renowned Theatre. The market town of Ledbury hosts a well-known annual Poetry Festival and has a popular Theatre. Eastnor Castle is only a short drive away and is open to the public from spring through to autumn.

Equestrian

Excellent outriding directly from the property. The region is well-known for its strong ties to the Equestrian world. Hartpury College, Prestige Equestrian and Kings Equestrian Centre are within sensible driving distances and host to a series of year-round competitions, both affiliated and unaffiliated and a range of specialist clinics. Annual horse trials take place at Homme House and, The Three Counties Showground at Malvern is within easy driving distance.

Postcode

HR8 1SE

Directions

From M50 (Jct 2): Head south on the A417 Gloucester Road for 0.6 miles, take the first left and follow this road for 2 miles to the end at Camers Green. Turn sharp left, just before the junction with the B4208. Follow Back Lane for 0.5 mile to the end and turn right. Continue a further 0.5 mile and take the next left turn. The entrance drive to this property is next on your right side

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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.