Checkley, Hereford

£550,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
BEAUTIFUL ELEVATED SETTING IN THE RENOWN WOOLHOPE DOME AREA DETACHED AND SYMPATHETICALLY EXTENDED STAND ALONE COTTAGE 3.6 ACRES OF TERRACED GARDENS, ORCHARD AND WOODLAND A detached individual cottage tucked away in a wonderful elevated position in this beautiful rural area of east Herefordshire. The cottage looks out to the south over farmland to the wooded hills of Haugh Woods and beyond. The cottage was remodelled and extended just a few years ago and still retains much of its original character and charm. The principal rooms all enjoy the view particularly the kitchen/Dining family room being one of the main feature rooms with apex ceiling and large Velux windows and double doors provide good natural light. The cottage is heated by wood burners sourced from its own woodlands and there are solar panels also helping with water heating as well as provide electricity and an income. Adjacent to the property is a good size studio room ideal for a variety of uses such as games/hobby room or potential as an additional living space subject to any Planning Permission. The land extends to around 3.6 acres of sloping/terraced areas comprising well stocked gardens, orchard and large wooded coppice. Ideal for buyers wanting the 'good life' with lovely surrounds attracting an abundance of fauna and flora.

Situation

Checkley lies approximately 6 miles east of Hereford, strategically well placed for access to the cities of Worcester and Hereford as well as the Towns of Ledbury, Bromyard and Malvern.

This beautiful undulating area known as the Woolhope Dome, which has fascinated geologists and attracts an abundance of wildlife, plants and trees.

The nearby Villages of Mordiford and Bartestree offer basic facilities including schooling, shop, public house with the main facilities being in Hereford centre.

From the door there are many enjoyable walks around the surrounding countryside.

Accommodation

Porch

With door to -

Reception Hall

With stairs up and open to -

Sitting Room

2.65m x 4.7m (8'8 x 15'5 )

Having fireplace with wood burner and back boiler, with flagstone hearth, exposed beams, double glazed bay window to front with delightful views and Oak flooring. Opening through to

Kitchen/Dining/Family Room

4m x 6.87m (13'1 x 22'6 )

Plus 2.6m x 2.24m

A lovely room enjoying good natural light through double glazed Velux windows as well as double glazed double doors to the south, offering super views. Exposed beams, Travetine tiled flooring extending into the Kitchen Area which comprises a range of units, with granite worktop, stainless steel double bowl sink, plumbing and space for washing machine, space for fridge, space for range. Door to -

Boot Room/Wood Store

1.92m x 3m (6'4 x 9'10 )

With Travetine flooring door to outside with recess for wood store.

A door also leads from the Kitchen to -

Walk-in Pantry

2m x 2.3m (6'7 x 7'7 )

With radiator and shelving. Door through to -

Shower Room

Having shower cubicle, WC low flush suite, pedestal wash hand basin, radiator and door to -

Garden Room/Utility

6.38m x 2.95m (20'11 x 9'8 )

A good sized room having brick/quarry tile flooring, Belfast sink, plumbing and space for washing machine, fridge space, windows and Velux, door to Dining Room/Bedroom 4 and and opening through to -

Second Front Porch

With coat hooks and door to outside.

Dining Room/Bedroom 4

4.64 x 2.63 (15'3 x 8'8 )

Having double glazed bay window to front with fine views, parquet wood block flooring, fireplace with fitted wood burner with tiled hearth, understairs storage.

Stairs lead from the Hallway to -

First Floor

Landing

Having double glazed Velux windows, airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder.

Bedroom 1

4m x 3.33m (13'1 x 10'11 )

With fitted recessed wardrobes, double glazed window with Juliet balcony with fine views to the south, radiator, apex height ceiling, exposed oak floor boards and radiator.

Bedroom 2

8.3m x 3.08m (27'3 x 10'1 )

(Plus recess) with double glazed window with Juliet balcony with fine views to the south, radiator, apex height ceiling, exposed oak floor boards and radiator.

Bedroom 3

3.58m x 4.7m (11'9 x 15'5 )

Having double glazed window with views, exposed floor boards and radiator.

Bathroom

3.85m x 2.67m (12'8 x 8'9 )

With bath, separate shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, WC low flush suite, double glazed windows, old feature fireplace and radiator.

Outside

Beside the road is a good sized

Garage

4.39m x 5.48m (14'5 x 18'0 )

With roller doors, light and power. Attached, but accessed at an upper level is a useful brick Outshed with old well.

The cottage is accessed via a variety of terraced walkways interspersed with an abundance of plants, shrubs and flowers. There is an area of level lawn, again well stocked, and from here there are delightful views to the south. Steps lead up to a stone chipped area beside the cottage, which extends around to the one side where a seating area is part enclosed by brick walling with pergola over. To the other side there is a -

Studio/Sun Room

6.25m x 4.48m (20'6 x 14'8 )

Which has been renovated in the last couple of years and has double glazed windows and doors, a Jotel stove set on a raised hearth and a stainless steel drainer sink. A door opens to a further garden area, which is cultivated and there is a Greenhouse, Poly tunnel, Shed and open Potting Shed.

There is an orchard with a variety of Apple and Walnut trees, a further old Shed and access out to the upper lane. Across the land is a woodland copse of young trees, which provide a useful fuel supply and also attracts a variety of wildlife. There is a Wood Store. In all the land and gardens extend to approximately 3.67 acres.

Services

Mains electricity. PV (photovoltaic panels, which heat the water, provide electricity and also an income. In addition, the wood burners provide heating and hot water to radiators. Water via a bore hole.

Tenure

Freehold

Directions

Leave Hereford on the B4224 towards Mordiford. In the village take the left turn (signposted Dormington). After about a mile, take the right turn (signposted Checkley). After a short distance, going round a sharp left-hand bend and where the road forks, take the upper lane and then immediately right up the hill. Pass the quarry and continue climbing and after going over the brow the property will be the next property on the left hand side.

None of these statements contained in these particulars are to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. These particulars are not an offer or contract or part of one. Floor plans are provided for guidance as to the layout of the property only. Room sizes and measurements are approximate only. Please note we have not tested the equipment, appliances and services in the property and interested parties are advised to commission appropriate investigation before formulating their offer.

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