Summary of Features
Detached Grade II Listed, timber framed, extended cottage (1119 sq ft)
2 double bedrooms, bathroom and WC
Good-sized kitchen/breakfast room, utility room
Sitting room with Jøtul wood-burner, dining room
Double timber garage/carport, gardens, ample parking
Mileages: Bromyard 7 miles, Ledbury 9 miles, Malvern 10 miles, Hereford 11.5 miles, Worcester 16 miles, Monmouth 28 miles, Cheltenham 33 miles, Birmingham 46 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 14 miles, M5 (Jct 7) 16 miles Railway: Ledbury, Malvern, Hereford Airport: Birmingham (54 miles); Bristol (69 miles)
In all about ½ Acre (Garden)
The property is situated in a beautiful rural location within the parish of Much Cowarne. Historically, the village itself dates back to the late Saxon period, possibly earlier, with "Cowarne" delightfully meaning "centre for dairy farming". The composer Edward Elgar considered the landscape around the village as a source of inspiration for many of his works and visited the area regularly. Today, Much Cowarne is still very much a rural community, with a certain timeless appeal. Set within the scenic Frome Valley, the Malvern Hills lie towards the east and to the north, the Suckley Hills and Bromyard Downs. The property enjoys a high degree of peace and tranquility, yet is conveniently located between the cities of Hereford and Worcester and is also well placed for the local towns of Bromyard, Ledbury and Malvern.
This simply charismatic property originally dates back to the c. 1700s, and has been sympathetically refurbished throughout, with the addition of a Border Oak extension in 2012. Light and bright kitchen/breakfast room with bespoke, hand-painted kitchen complemented by solid wood work surfaces, Travertine flooring and vintage-style Rangemaster range cooker, and enjoying direct access to the garden via French doors inset into a contemporary glazed elevation. The comfortable sitting/dining room has a lovely inglenook fireplace with Jotul wood-burner set on a stone hearth and features an original bread oven. Large double Master bedroom with additional double bedroom on the first floor, with beautifully-finished bathroom and additional WC on the ground floor. Attractive features throughout include latch and brace doors with bespoke-made latches, exposed timbers and stable doors. There is underfloor heating throughout the ground floor.
Hillend Cottage is approached via a 5-bar gate leading to the property and a large gravelled parking area. The gardens are primarily lawned areas securely enclosed and bounded with mature trees and hedges in places, creating a feel of seclusion and privacy. There are a variety of fruit trees, including apple, pear and plum, and plenty of scope for keen gardeners. Well-situated centrally within its own plot, the property enjoys fabulous views over surrounding open countryside. A double timber garage, with one open bay and one closed bay and slate tiled roof, provides useful additional storage if required, and there is ample parking for several vehicles.
Mains electricity and mains water (not metered). Private drainage (septic tank). LPG gas central heating and gas hob. Underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. Broadband available and connected.
Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.
Band D; (£1,608.83 2016/17).
This property is Grade II Listed.
Primary: Ashperton, Burley Gate, Pencombe Secondary: Bromyard. Further information available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk Independent: Malvern, Hereford, Worcester and Monmouth all have some outstanding independent schools. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk
Newtown Cross Garage, Lower Eggleton (2 miles) has a garage and good convenience store. The neighbouring village of Bishops Frome (3 miles) has two public houses and the Hop Pocket rural craft and farm shop, which also has a garden centre and restaurant/café. The market town of Bromyard offers a good range of facilities to meet most domestic and day-to-day requirements. More extensive retail and cultural facilities are available at Ledbury, Malvern, Hereford and Worcester.
Many fine walks and cycle routes in the area and along the Frome Valley, Bromyard Downs and through the Brockhampton Estate (National Trust), with the Malvern Hills only a short distance away. The area also offers a range of outdoor pursuits and sports clubs, including Bromyard Rugby and Cricket Clubs. Bromyard is also host to a number of local festivals and there are numerous arts, crafts and farmers' markets held in neighbouring villages and towns throughout the year. Malvern has a renowned Theatre.
From Ledbury take the B4214 towards Bromyard. At the junction with the A4103 turn left towards Hereford and continue for about 2 miles and then take the right turn signposted to Much Cowarne. Proceed for about 0.8 miles (single track road) and then turn left into the entrance for Hillend Farm. Follow the driveway and after about 50 yards the property can be found on the left-hand-side.
By prior appointment via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.
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