Summary of Features
4 bedroom attached barn conversion, principally situated over 3 floors (2111 sq ft)
3 double bedrooms, bedroom 4/study, 2 en-suites, family bathroom and WC
Open plan living accommodation, mezzanine
Modern fitted kitchen/dining room with integrated appliances
Garden, rear courtyard, garage/storage and parking
Mileages: Ledbury & Hereford 10 miles, Leominster & Malvern 13 miles, Worcester 22 miles, Monmouth 30 miles, Cheltenham 34 miles, Birmingham 50 miles Road: M50 (Jct 2) 16 miles, M5 (Jct 7) 20 miles Railway: Ledbury, Malvern, Hereford Airport: Birmingham (54 miles), Bristol (70 miles)
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, and 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.
The Oak Loft
The Oak Loft dates back to c. mid-1800s and was originally used for drying hops, which were, and still are, a crop synonymous with the area. Converted about 11 years ago, the property now offers comfortable accommodation. The main living accommodation is situated on the 1st floor to make the most of the views and incorporates an open plan kitchen/breakfast room and living room. The kitchen/breakfast room with breakfast bar, benefits from an integrated cooker, hob, extractor hood, and dishwasher and leads through to the generous living area, which has direct access onto the balcony; perfect for enjoying the view and seasonal dining. The 4 bedrooms are located over both the ground and upper ground floors; 2 have en-suite shower rooms, with the Master also benefiting from built-in wardrobes. A mezzanine level offers an additional and versatile living space and could be used as a study, a library/snug, TV room or dining area.
The enclosed, lawned garden is adjacent to the property and is planted with shrubs and trees. A secluded, south-facing rear courtyard is directly accessible from the property and has scope for keen gardeners. The garage/storage allocated to the property is situated within a former agricultural building, just beyond the front garden. Private parking for up to 3 vehicles; 2 spaces in the courtyard to the front of the property and 1 in front of the allocated garage/storage.
Mains electricity and mains water. Oil-fired central heating. Shared private drainage (treatment plant). Superfast broadband is available and connected.
Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.
This property is not Listed.
There is a non-formal agreement in place for the maintenance of the treatment plant which is shared between 5 properties.
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 (4 miles) has a garage and good convenience store. The neighbouring village of Bishops Frome (3½ 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 a 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) continuing past the entrance for Hillend Farm on the left hand side. Continue along the lane for about 1 miles and upon reaching a forked junction, continue straight ahead, taking the track signposted Medieval Church and after a short distance the entrance driveway will be found straight ahead of you. Continue into the driveway and park next to the fence on the right-hand-side. The property has a name plaque and the entrance will be via a short passage to the right of the property.
By prior appointment via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.