The Forge
The Forge, Woolhope, Woolhope, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 4QP
A beautiful detached and period family home with useful outbuildings in a lovely village setting
  • Village centre property
Garden Guide price £390,000
Key Features
  • Spacious family home with period features (2,206 sq/ft)
  • 4/5 bedrooms, generous landing, family bathroom
  • 3 reception rooms, kitchen and downstairs shower room
  • Period barn (with potential) good sized garage, enclosed garden

Summary of Features

Spacious family home with period features (2,206 ft²)
4 bedrooms, 5th bedroom/dressing room, generous landing, family bathroom
Sitting room with fire place, family room, dining room, kitchen and shower room
Period barn with potential, good sized garage, ample parking and enclosed garden


Mileages: Fownhope 2 miles, Hereford 7½ miles, Ledbury 8½ miles, Ross-On-Wye 9½ miles, Malvern 16 miles, Monmouth 19½ miles, Cheltenham 38 miles.
Road: M50 (Jct 4) 8½ miles, M5 (Jct 8) miles 29½ miles
Railway: Hereford and Ledbury
Airport: Bristol 57 miles, Birmingham 70 miles


The property is situated in the heart of Woolhope village not far from Fownhope which has a good range of amenities. These desirable rural villages are located in a beautiful and peaceful rural area with access to woodland and the Wye Valley. The entire area is renowned for its unspoilt and timeless appeal and falls within the Wye Valley AONB/Conservation Area. The Cathedral city of Hereford is a short drive away and there is good access to the principal regional conurbations.

The Forge

A good-sized, period family home retaining many characterful features including wooden and flagstone flooring, fireplaces and exposed ceiling and wall beams.

Recently upgraded to include a majority of new double glazed windows, the creation of the 4th bedroom, a new bathroom and a new kitchen.

The kitchen opens through to the dining room which in turn opens to the family room. This room has a lovely period range cooker in the fireplace and a door to access the front garden. The sitting room has a stripped wooden floor, exposed beams and an open fireplace. A spacious entrance hall and shower room/wet room complete the ground floor accommodation.

On the first floor is a good sized landing with seating space, a family bathroom, large single bedroom and 3 further double bedrooms. One of these, the master bedroom, is accessed via another double room which could be a dressing room, study or, could potentially be another bedroom.

The Outside

Ample gravelled parking area for 3/4 cars and a large single garage (5.8m x 4m).

There is a fully enclosed, modest lawned garden to the front of the house bounded by mature hedging.

A very useful, period, brick and stone barn which is currently used for storage but subject to planning permission could easily be converted into additional accommodation, (residential or holiday) or offices etc.

The barn is adjoined to the house at the first floor level providing a useful enclosed under-croft on the ground floor. There is also access from here via a staircase down into the cellar.


Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage, oil fired central heating.
Broadband: Fibre to the property, up to 300 Mbps available.
Council Tax: Band D (£1771.24 2018/2019)
Local Authority: Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.
Listing: This property is not listed.
EPC: Rated "E"

General Information


Primary: Fownhope and Mordiford Further information is available at:

Secondary: St. Marys Roman Catholic School and Hereford Bluecoats. For further information, please visit the above website.

Independent: Hereford, Monmouth and Malvern all have outstanding independent schools. Further information is available at:


Woolhope has a number of amenities which include 2 well know pubs and a parish hall. The nearby village of Fownhope offers further facilities including a post office and store, medical centre, Wye Leisure Centre and a variety of places to eat and stay. Hereford, Ross-On-Wye and Ledbury all provide further leisure and retail opportunities.


The area around Woolhope is renowned for its beautiful countryside and woodlands and easy access to the River Wye. There are many recreational opportunities including golf, fishing, shooting and stunning walks throughout the Wye valley, the Forest of Dean and the Brecon Beacons. In the village itself are tennis, bowls, cricket and a football club, with the parish hall hosting a monthly farmers market and an amateur dramatics society.


From Ledbury: Take the A438 westwards towards Hereford. After the Trumpet crossroads, take the first left signposted to Pixley and Aylton and stay on the road signed to Putley Green and Woolhope. Continue for 4 miles and pass The Butchers Arms pub on you left and keep going into the village. At the top of the hill there is The Crown Inn on your right and just after this a turning on the right to Mordiford. Take this right and The Forge is immediately on your left.

From Hereford: Head out of the city Eastwards on the A438 towards Ledbury and after a short distance take the right turn onto the B4224 (Eign Road) towards Hampton Bishop. Stay on this road for about 4½ miles until reaching Mordiford. Continue just past The Moon pub on the left and take the very next left turn towards Woolhope. Stay on this road for 2¾ miles and The Forge will be found on your right hand side just before the village T junction.

Agents Note

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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.


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