FOR SALE BY AUCTION - A Beautifully situated period cottage offering great scope to extend and improve (STPP) with a paddock and superb views.

Key Features

  • Detached period cottage, potential to extend subject to PP (1,066 sq ft)
  • 2-3 bedrooms and family bathroom
  • Quaint kitchen, walk-in larder, 2 reception rooms, cellar
  • Gardens, outbuildings, separate orchard, timber garages

1.24 Acres




Offers over £325,000

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Property Description

Method of Sale

For Sale by public auction (unless sold prior) on Wednesday the 25th of October at 6.00pm. The venue will be The Verzons House Hotel, Hereford Road, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2PZ

Summary of Features

Detached period cottage with potential to extend, subject to Planning (1,066 sq ft)
2-3 bedrooms and family bathroom
Quaint kitchen with traditional walk-in larder, cellar
2 reception rooms, both with open fireplaces
Mature gardens, outbuildings, separate orchard and 2 timber garages


Mileages: Tarrington 2 miles, Ledbury 8 miles, Hereford 9½ miles, Ross-on-Wye 14½ miles, Malvern 15 miles, Worcester 21 miles, Cheltenham 29 miles, Birmingham 59 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 11 miles (Jct 4) 13 miles, M50 (Jct 8) 22 miles Railway: Hereford, Ledbury, Malvern Airport: Bristol (65 miles), Birmingham (66 miles), Cardiff (74 miles)


The rural hamlet of Durlow is situated in the beautiful north-east Herefordshire countryside and is conveniently located midway between Ledbury and Hereford, close to the village of Tarrington. Renowned for its beautiful, unspoilt and timeless appeal, the surrounding countryside is characterised by orchards, traditional farms and wooded hills. This area offers a sought-after rural idyll combined with excellent road and mainline rail links to the rest of the country.


In all about 1.24 acres

Woodbine Cottage

This delightful cottage has been within the same family ownership for 100 years, and offers a rare opportunity to acquire a home which has largely been untouched. It is believed that the property, which preserves an array of original features including exposed beams, originally dates back to the 1600’s with later additions. There are 2 – 3 bedrooms; “bedroom 3” adjoins bedroom 2 and due to the nature of the layout, offers a variety of uses such as a dressing room, study area, library, or similar. The kitchen with Rayburn is serviceable but will require updating; the large walk-in larder provides additional storage. The sitting room has a raised wooden floor and open fire and enjoys views over the garden and surrounding countryside, whilst the dining room features an interesting open fire and range which dates back to the 1950’s.

The Outside

The property is situated on a very quiet, single track lane in a beautiful and tranquil rural location with stunning views to the Malvern Hills. Attractive mature gardens are bounded by mixed hedges and mainly laid to lawn, complemented by a variety of shrubs and pretty flowering plants, including oxeye daisies and Crocosmia. There is a small paddock which adjoins the property with pedestrian gate/access onto the lane, and an outbuilding adjacent to the property. A larger paddock/orchard planted with long-standing cider apple trees is situated across the lane (see plan). 2 timber garages and a timber shed/store are located in the larger paddock, which also provides ample space for private parking.


Mains water. Mains electricity. Private drainage (septic tank). Range and open fire(s) provide some heating; we would recommend that chimneys are checked prior to use. Broadband is available but not connected.

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.

Council Tax

Band “D”; (£1,657.01 2016/17).


Rated G.


This property is not Listed.


Primary: Ashperton (catchment), Lugwardine, Mordiford & Withington Secondary: Lugwardine, Hereford, Ledbury. Further information available at: Independent: Hereford, Malvern, Worcester, Gloucester & Cheltenham all have some outstanding independent schools. Further information available at:


The nearby village of Tarrington has a thriving community and amenities include a Church, a pub and community hall. There is also a regular bus service between Hereford & Ledbury. Hereford provides an extensive range of shopping, recreational and leisure facilities and the market town of Ledbury provides a range of amenities to meet most day-to-day requirements. Further cultural and retail opportunities are available in Worcester and Cheltenham, which are within easy travelling distance.


The area offers a wide range of outdoor sports and activities, with the Malvern Hills and Wye Valley within easy access. There are a variety of local and traditional events held in and around the region throughout the year. The Three Counties Showground at Malvern hosts a wide variety of events including the Three Counties Show, antique fairs and garden shows. A popular health spa resort and golf club can be found just 1½ miles away, with additional golf courses at Dymock, Hereford and Worcester.


The region is renowned for its strong equestrian industry. Cross country course at Upper Sapey (18 miles); Hartpury Equestrian College is within reasonable driving distance (20 miles) and also hosts a series of year-round competitions, along with Kings Equestrian Centre (12½ miles) and The Three Counties Showground (12 miles). Annual horse trials also take place locally at Homme House (8 miles). Horse racing is at Hereford, Worcester and Cheltenham.

Additional Information

There are two (2) areas of Common Land being retained by the current vendors. Any current rights, services and accesses relating to the Common Land will be granted to the new purchaser.



Directions from Ledbury

From Ledbury, head west on the A438 towards Hereford. At the Trumpet crossroad lights continue straight on for about 1½ miles (passing Ledbury Van Hire) and then turn left at the “triangle” onto an unnamed road signposted “Durlow Common; No through road” (single track) and continue along this road for just over half a mile; the property can be found on the left hand side.

Directions from Hereford

From Hereford, head east on the A438 Ledbury Road, passing the villages of Lugwardine and Dormington. Continue along this road for a further 2 miles passing through the village of Tarrington and continue for a further 1½ turning right at the “triangle” onto an unnamed road signposted “Durlow Common; No through road” (single track) and continue along this road for just over half a mile; the property can be found on the left hand side.


By prior appointment via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.

If there is any property aspect which is of particular importance to you, please speak with us before you travel any distance to view the property.

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.

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