The Quiet Woman
The Quiet Woman, Ridgeway Cross, Cradley, Malvern, Herefordshire, WR13 5JJ
An extensive and beautifully refurbished country home, situated in an elevated, rural location with wonderful views 3.00 Acres Guide price £850,000
Key Features
  • Spacious and elegantly refurbished country house (4,542 sq ft)
  • 5 double bedrooms; Master en-suite & 2 family bathrooms
  • Spacious open plan kitchen/dining room, 3 reception rooms
  • Large garden, fenced paddock, garage, parking, stables

Summary of Features

Spacious and elegantly refurbished country house (4,542 sq ft)
5 double bedrooms; Master suite with dressing room and en-suite
Spacious open plan kitchen/dining/family room
3 reception rooms, utility room, boot room and separate WC
Large garden, tennis court and fenced paddock (c. 3 Acres)
Garage and parking, garden store, 2 stables and tack room


Mileages: Cradley ½ mile, Malvern 5 miles, Ledbury 8 miles, Worcester 11 miles, Hereford 16½ miles, Gloucester 27 miles, Cheltenham 29 miles, Birmingham 41 miles.
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 13 miles, M5 (Jct 7) 13 miles
Railway: Malvern, Ledbury, Worcester
Airport: Birmingham 49 miles, Bristol 70½ miles


In all about 3 Acres.


The property is situated amongst beautiful countryside and is located close to the popular and well-serviced village of Cradley, West of the Malvern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border. This area offers a sought after rural quality of life, yet is within a short drive of Malvern and the traditional market town of Ledbury, with the City of Worcester is close by. The region benefits from good road and mainline rail links to the rest of the country.


From Ledbury: Head north from the town and take the B4214 (Bromyard Road), continue on this road passing through Staplow. At the next fork in the road take the B4220 towards Bosbury, passing through the village. Stay on the B4220 for about 3½ miles to the junction with the A4103. Turn left and head up the hill for ¼ mile, at the top cross roads (Ridgeway Cross), turn right onto the Bromyard Road. The property is the first house on the left-hand side.
Take the A4103 Hereford Road. Continue through Bransford, Leigh Sinton and Storridge. Pass through Cradley on the A4103 and at the top of the hill (Ridgeway Cross) turn right onto the Bromyard road. The property is the first house on the left-hand side.

The Property

The Quiet Woman dates from the late 18th Century and was originally 2 houses, one being a public house. It was subsequently remodelled and more recently extended, with refurbishment in 2015.
A fabulous country-style kitchen sits at the heart of this beautiful home and opens into a spacious and light dining/family room with a vaulted aspect in part.
Further reception rooms include a cosy sitting room, perfect for winter evenings, and an elegant drawing room with doors opening to the south facing garden.
A large reception hall is complemented by a flag stone floor, large stone inglenook fireplaces and exposed beams.
There are 5 spacious double bedrooms; the Master suite with dressing room, en-suite and a delightful dual aspect overlooking the gardens and vista's beyond. 4 further bedrooms and 2 family bathrooms incorporating a 'Jack & Jill' bathroom.

The Outside

The property is approached via a private drive leading to a gravelled parking area to the side of the house. In addition, there is a separate access and parking by the garage, to the rear of the house.
The beautifully-maintained gardens and terraces to the front of the property have been landscaped to provide year-round colour and interest.
Level lawns and mature boundary hedges complement the planting along with a hard surfaced tennis court.
The paddock has been stock fenced, is gently sloping and extends to about 1.85 acres.
A versatile outbuilding provides a garden store/workshop, 2 stables and a tack room, but has potential for other use, subject to the necessary consents.


Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage (septic tank replaced in 2017). Mains water available to the land.


Standard connected, Superfast Broadband is available to the property.

Council Tax

Band 'H' (£3,743.14 for 2019/20).

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.


This property is not Listed.


Rated 'E'.

Joint Agents

We are acting as Joint Agents with Knight Frank in Worcester, FAO Charles Probert


Primary: Cradley, Malvern
Secondary: There is a good selection of secondary schools in the area, more information available at: and
Independent: Malvern, Worcester, Hereford, Gloucester and Cheltenham all have some excellent independent schools. Further information available at:


Cradley has a primary school, post office service, butcher, doctors' surgery (with pharmacy), village hall & Church. Malvern and Ledbury are close by and provide a more extensive range of retail, recreational and leisure facilities, including the well-known Malvern Theatre and the annual Ledbury Poetry Festival. Further retail and cultural facilities are available at Hereford, Worcester & Cheltenham.


There is an extensive network of footpaths accessible from the village. The spectacular Malvern Hills are nearby and provide a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities. 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. Eastnor Castle hosts a wide variety of public events from spring through to summer.


The region is renowned for its significant equestrian industry. The Three Counties Showground and Kings Equestrian are just 8½ miles away. Hartpury College (20 miles) is host to a variety of national and international events. Racecourses are at Worcester, Hereford and Cheltenham.


WR13 5JJ.


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

Agents Notes

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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