Summary of Features
Attractive Grade II Listed country cottage (1,644 sq ft)
4 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms
Sitting room, fitted kitchen opening to family room, study, utility room
Charming detached 1 bed annexe (762 sq ft) with basement storage/workshop
Lovely mature gardens and separate grass paddock
Fine elevated views towards The Malvern Hills
In all 2.84 Acres
Mileages: Malvern 5 miles, Colwall & Bromyard 7 miles, Ledbury 8½ miles, Worcester 11 miles, Hereford 16 miles, Cheltenham 30 miles & Birmingham 40 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 12 miles, M5 (Jct 7) 14 miles
Railway: Malvern (Birmingham New St <60 mins ), Colwall, Ledbury, Worcester
Bank Cottage occupies an idyllic location, tucked away in a peaceful rural setting, just north of Cradley village. This part of Herefordshire lies close to the Worcestershire border, characterised by traditional farms and orchards and is renowned for its timeless and unspoilt rural appeal. To the south are the Malvern Hills over which the property enjoys commanding views, The Suckley Hills and Bromyard Downs are to the North. Bank Cottage benefits from immense peace and quiet, yet is conveniently placed for the cities of Hereford and Worcester combined with good access to the thriving local centres of Malvern and Ledbury.
Bank Cottage is a Grade II Listed, 4 bedroom home complemented by a delightful detached 1 bedroom annexe; all framed by attractive mature gardens and enhanced by a paddock and elevated views. The owners have lived here for over 40 years; testimony to the property's wonderful setting and appeal.
The oldest part of the cottage is believed to date from the 17th century, constructed of timber framed panels under a tiled roof. The property was significantly extended in the mid 1970's, taking full advantage of the topography of the elevated site to create a unique split level home. The extended accommodation provides a substantial single storey extension with predominately ground floor bedrooms.
The lower ground floor opens from the reception hall into 3 bedrooms and a large family "wet" room, recently refurbished to contemporary standards.
The ground floor kitchen forms an open plan living area with the family room; creating a spacious and practical area, perfect for modern family living. This room is enhanced by a glazed wall and patio doors opening to a sheltered garden patio and the fantastic views towards The Malvern Hills. The utility room adjoins the kitchen.
Stairs lead to the upper ground floor study and sitting room, located in the original part of the cottage with period features including timber framed walls. The sitting room enjoys excellent views over the garden towards The Malvern Hills and a substantial fireplace, inset with a wood burning stove, creates a welcoming focal point to this room. An open wooden staircase rises to the first floor.
On the first floor is the master double bedroom with timber framed walls, fitted wardrobe and drawers. Adjacent is the en suite bathroom.
Situated at the end of the garden is a super, detached single storey annexe; originally a stone outbuilding, converted approximately 15 years ago and is of rendered Cradley stone construction under a tiled roof. This ancillary, well-laid out accommodation comprises; a spacious double bedroom, large bathroom, fitted kitchen diner opening to a generous reception room.
Below the well-presented annexe is a twin roomed basement with scope for residential use.
Separate vehicular access is provided via an existing track through the paddock, beyond the annexe.
Holly's House offers great versatility and income potential, historically having been let for holiday use.
Garden & Paddock
The property is framed by lovely established gardens which include lawns, mature specimen shrubs and trees, a vegetable garden with green house and garden shed.
A grass paddock extending to 2.25 acres lies above the property and has gated vehicular access off the country lane.
The property is approached via a private driveway leading up to an ample parking area.
Mains water & electricity, oil fired central heating (separate boiler for each property), private septic tank drainage (shared for both properties). Broadband is available and connected.
Hereford County Council - 01432 260000
Band G, £2,812.20 (2017/18), combined cottage & annexe.
This property is Grade II Listed.
There is a public footpath crossing part of the northern boundary, refer to the sale plan.
Bank Cottage is Listed therefore no EPC is required. For Holly's Cottage, an EPC will be available.
Primary: Cradley & Bosbury. Bosbury also has an independent day nursery.
Secondary: Malvern & Ledbury. Further information available at: www.worcestershire.gov.uk
Independent: Malvern, Colwall, Worcester, Hereford & Cheltenham all have some outstanding independent schools. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk
Cradley is a popular country village and facilities include a primary school, butcher with shop, doctors' surgery (with pharmacy), pub & village hall. Malvern and Ledbury both offer a broad range of services, independent shops and railway stations. The commercial centres of Hereford, Worcester and the M5/Midlands are very accessible via the A4103. For more extensive retail and cultural therapy, Cheltenham and Birmingham are easily accessible.
The surrounding countryside offers a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities including extensive walks and riding on the Malvern Hills, Suckley Hills and Bromyard Downs. The Three Counties Showground at Malvern hosts a wide variety of year-round events; from national garden shows, concerts & antique fairs to agricultural & equestrian events. Malvern is also home to the renowned Malvern Theatre, whilst the market town of Ledbury hosts a well-known annual Poetry Festival.
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WR13 5JE (for Sat Nav use: WR13 5JF)
From Worcester/M5 (Jct 7): Follow the A4440 ring road then head west on the A4103 towards Hereford for 7¾ miles. Pass Storridge and through Stiffords Bridge, after passing the Red Lion pub on your left, proceed up hill for ½ a mile and take the next right turn for Suckley (just before the Cradley village turning). Follow the Suckley road for about ½ a mile, take the first left turning to Greenhill. Continue a ¼ mile and take the first sharp left turn into Coombe Lane, the property will be next on your right hand side. See the For Sale board.
From Ledbury: head north on the B4214 (Bromyard Road), as you approach Bosbury fork right (3¼ miles) onto the B4220. Continue through Bosbury and Cradley for a further 4¼ miles, on reaching the T-junction with the A4103 road, turn right and then almost immediately left towards Suckley. Continue as above.
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