Summary of Features
Attached Grade II Listed farmhouse (1,625 sq ft)
4 Bedrooms, Master en-suite, 2 bathrooms, study
Country-style fitted kitchen/breakfast room
Sitting room with inglenook fireplace and wood-burner
Large garden, wildlife pond, cellar, parking for 3 vehicles
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 0.4 Acre.
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.
The Farm House
The property was originally one building; a large period farmhouse dating to early C.1700 which was subsequently split and re-developed into two properties in 2006. A good-sized fitted kitchen/breakfast room benefits from an integrated cooker and LPG gas hob, fridge-freezer and dishwasher. A useful utility cupboard offers additional space for washing machine and tumble-dryer. Comfortable sitting room with inglenook fireplace housing a wood-burning stove. 3 bedrooms on the first floor, master with en-suite and family bathroom. 4th bedroom with ingeniously incorporated bathroom on the second floor, along with a study/dressing room; ideal for older children or guests. The property retains original charm and character, such as exposed stone/brickwork, beams and quarry tiled floors.
The property is situated within a private and peaceful rural development and enjoys distant views over the surrounding countryside. The large, lawned garden is securely bounded by fencing and mature hedges, with a patio area close to the house, perfect for seasonal dining. A decked seating area overlooks the large and natural wildlife pond (currently fenced), which is planted with established water lilies and reeds. There is also a cellar at the property which is accessed externally. The property is approached via a private, shared driveway leading to a communal gravelled parking area, where there is parking for up to 3 vehicles.
Mains water. Mains electricity. Shared private drainage. LPG Gas central heating. Broadband is available and connected.
Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.
Band E; (£2,031.20 2017/18).
Exempt (Listed building).
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 a numerous arts, crafts and farmers' markets held in neighbouring villages and towns throughout the year. Malvern has a renowned Theatre.
Potential to add a garage/carport on the land subject to planning approval.
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 a short distance take the left hand fork which will take you to the parking area for the property, which will be in front of you.
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