The Downs, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7
£399,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 2
Charming, detached stone cottage with stunning views, situated in a sought after rural location.

Period, detached 2 bed stone cottage (870 sq ft)

Fitted kitchen, sitting room, boot room, WC, store

Garden, small paddock, garden sheds/stores

Private, off road parking

Summary of Features * Period, detached stone cottage (870 sq ft)

* 2 double bedrooms, good-sized bathroom

* Fitted kitchen, boot room, WC and store

• Sitting room with double aspect

* Garden and patio areas, small paddock

* Several garden sheds/stores

* Private, off road parking

Acreage In all about 0.63 Acre

Location * Mileages: Bromyard 2 miles, Malvern 11½ miles, Worcester 13½ miles, Leominster 14, Ledbury 15 miles, Hereford 17 miles, Ludlow 22 miles, Birmingham 45 miles

* Road: M5 (Jct 6) 16½ miles and M50 (Jct 2) 20 miles

* Railway: Malvern, Worcester & Worcester Parkway, Leominster, Ledbury

* Airport: Birmingham (51 miles), Bristol (76½ miles)

Situation White Railings Cottage was historically owned by The National Trust and is privately situated off a track over the surrounding Common Land. The property enjoys superb countryside views, and is in a truly beautiful rural, but not isolated, location, situated within the sought-after area of The Downs, an area which covers 114 Ha of Common Land and is also a haven for wildlife. The market town of Bromyard is nearby, with the Cathedral cities of Worcester & Hereford and the motorway network all being easily accessible.

White Railings Cottage * White Railings Cottage is a charming, detached period cottage, offering scope for improvement. The property is perfectly habitable, but would benefit from some updating/redecoration internally.

* There is a fitted kitchen, with free-standing gas cooker (LPG), which leads through to a boot room that has direct access to the garden/patio area. The boot room is an extension to the property and offers scope, along with the kitchen, to create a super, open-plan kitchen/breakfast room with seating area to take in the fabulous views (subject to PP). The current kitchen would benefit from being updated.

* The cosy sitting room has a double aspect and a gas fire (LPG), but a wood-burner could be installed, subject to any appropriate, specialist advice/inspection.

* There is also a separate WC and a useful store room, which can be accessed internally or externally and also offers further development potential.

* Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms, both with double aspect and a good-sized bathroom with separate bath and shower.

The Outside * The property is approached off a tarmac lane, which runs across the Common, via a private farm-style track, that leads down to the property and the parking area.

* A picket gate leads into the front garden area, which has plenty of scope for keen gardeners. There is also a small pond and a variety of sheds, which provide useful storage.

* There are two patio areas, one to the front and one to the side of the property, which offer potential for improvement if desired.

* The paddock is situated to the rear of the property and can be accessed via a track down to the main gated entrance, or via a foot gate from the back garden. It is partially fenced with post and wire and also natural hedging.

* White Railings Cottage is privately and quietly situated in an elevated position, and enjoys fabulous, distant views over the surrounding countryside.

Services Mains water (metered). Mains electricity. Private drainage (septic tank). Oil-fired central heating. LPG fire and cooker.

Broadband Standard Broadband is connected.

Council Tax Band “D” (£2,012.49 for 2021/22).

Local Authority Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.

Listing This property is not Listed.

EPC Rated “G”.

Access The farm track to the property is owned by the Local Authority, but maintained by the property owner. There is a Right of Access in Perpetuity.

Schools * Primary: Bromyard, Brockhampton, Bredenbury & Pencombe. Further information is available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk

* Secondary: Bromyard, Worcester, Hereford & Leominster. Further information is available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk and www.worcestershire.gov.uk

* Independent: Malvern, Worcester, Gloucester & Hereford have some outstanding independent schools. Further information is available at: www.isc.co.uk

Local The traditional and thriving market town of Bromyard is nearby and offers an excellent range of shops to satisfy most domestic requirements, which include a doctor's surgery, vets, Churches, supermarket, acclaimed butcher, library, theatre and leisure centre along with rugby, cricket and football clubs. More extensive shopping, leisure and cultural facilities are available at Malvern, Worcester, Hereford and Ludlow.

Recreational The area offers many fine walks along the Bromyard Downs, Bringsty Common (which has been designated a special wildlife site and is a haven for birds & butterflies), the Frome Valley and through the Brockhampton Estate (National Trust) with the Malvern Hills being only a short distance away. There are a range of outdoor pursuits and sports clubs within the locality, including Bromyard Rugby, Bowls, Cricket and Archery Clubs. A variety of festivals and events are held regularly within the locality and surrounding areas, including Ludlow Food Festival the Ledbury poetry Festival and the 3 Choirs Festival.

Postcode HR7 4QW.

Directions From Bromyard: Head out of the town eastwards on the A44 towards Worcester and after about 1.5 miles, take the sharp, left hand turn off this road sign posted to Bromyard Downs. Head past the school and from this point, the entrance to the property will be found on the left after ½ a mile.

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Viewings 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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