Rosary Cottage
Rosary Cottage, Ashperton, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2RY
Delightful character village cottage framed by mature gardens in a convenient location

0.33 Acres Guide price £445,000
Key Features
  • Charming & well-maintained character village cottage (1,503ft)
  • 2 main beds, bathroom, 3 receptions, study/bedroom 3
  • Fitted kitchen, breakfast room, laundry room, cloakroom
  • Attractive mature gardens, garage & workshop

Summary of Features

Charming & well-maintained character village cottage (1,503ft²)
2 principal bedrooms, bathroom
3 reception rooms, study/bedroom 3
Fitted kitchen, breakfast room, laundry room, cloakroom
Attractive mature gardens ( 1/3rd Acre enclosed garden)
Good garage & workshop, ample parking


Ledbury 5½ miles, Hereford 12 miles, Worcester 19 miles, Gloucester 22 miles, Cheltenham 34 miles, Birmingham 49 miles

Road: M50 (Jct 2) 11 miles, M5 (Jct 7) 21½ miles
Railway: Ledbury, Hereford, Worcester, Gloucester
Airport: Birmingham 56 miles, Bristol 64½ miles


Rosary Cottage is situated in the popular village of Ashperton with easy links to the main arterial routes through Herefordshire and beyond. The market town of Ledbury is a short drive away and has amenities to cover most everyday needs with the larger centres of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester all easily within reach, offering further cultural and retail opportunities.

Rosary Cottage

Rosary Cottage is an enchanting period cottage (not listed) framed by attractive mature gardens. This well-maintained property is believed to date from circa 1703 and was imaginatively extended in 1995 to create a home of immense character and charm.

The Cottage has an exceptionally pretty front façade and was historically believed to be occupied by nuns who provided shelter to passing travellers; accounting for its name.

The versatile accommodation extends to 1,503ft² and displays many architectural features including exposed beams and period fireplaces. The current owner has lived at the property for over 20 years and has sympathetically maintained and updated the property including replacement of many of the windows and inclusion of electric, thermostatically controlled radiators.

The reception hall situated in the oldest part of the cottage is currently utilised as a snug /informal sitting room and benefits from a period fireplace inset with wood burning stove and exposed timbers.

There are 2 principal reception rooms; the dual aspect dining room and the impressive sitting room; which was originally an adjoining period barn and benefits from a vaulted ceiling, feature exposed brick and stone wall, inset with a wood burning stove, and a glazed door opening to the garden.

At the heart of the cottage is the charming “country” kitchen with tiled floor and fitted with quality units incorporating a Hotpoint Ultima electric cooker; beyond is the breakfast room. There is also a laundry room conveniently connecting off the kitchen.

The study has the versatility to be utilised as a third double bedroom, which benefits from direct access off the back hall with cloakroom.

There are 2 double bedrooms on the first floor; connecting off a central landing. The well-proportioned bathroom benefits from both a large shower and roll top bath.

The outside

Attractive and private rear garden incorporating; sheltered patio, lawns, an abundance of roses and shrubs and sheltered by mature hedging and trees.   
Useful drop-off parking bay to the front and ample parking to the rear
Access to the property via a shared private driveway leading to the gated entrance
Big detached garage and workshop/store room


Mains electricity & water, private drainage, electric thermostatically controlled Rointe radiators, wood burning stoves.


Available and connected

Council Tax

Band ‘F’ £2.288 (2018/19)

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000


This property is not listed


Rated “F”.

General Information


Primary: Ashperton (2009 Ofsted “Outstanding”), Burley Gate & Ledbury. Further information is available at:

Secondary: Ledbury, Hereford and Bromyard. For further information, please visit the above website.

Independent: Hereford, Malvern, Worcester. Further information is available at:


The village of Ashperton has an old historic church, a well-regarded primary school and village hall. There is a pub, tea room & art gallery at nearby Trumpet Cross and within a short drive is an artisan food shop & restaurant (Scotch Egg Company) & The Verzon House Hotel. To the north is a petrol station with shop (Newtown crossroads). The market town of Ledbury is only a short drive away and offers more extensive facilities including supermarkets, a bank, doctors’ surgeries, community hospital, theatre and restaurants. The cities of Hereford & Worcester, and the local town of Bromyard offer a further range of retail, cultural and leisure facilities.


The local area offers a wide range of outdoor sports, walks and activities with the Frome Valley, Bromyard Downs and Malvern Hills being only a short distance away. Ledbury hosts a variety of local festivities including the annual Poetry Festival. The Three Counties Showground at Malvern hosts a wide variety of round-year shows.




From Ledbury: Head west on the A438 towards Hereford and continue to the Trumpet crossroad traffic lights. Turn right onto the A417 towards Leominster and Ashperton. Follow the road into Ashperton village and continue past the school on the left-hand side and Heywood Lane on your right, continue 220m and take the first right-hand turn into a driveway and bear left to Rosary Cottage. NB, the postcode takes you further north, beyond this property.


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

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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