4 bedroom detached house for saleThe Hamlet, Stoke Edith, Hereford, HR1
Sold STC £465,000
An Enchanting Four Bedroom Cottage Full Of Character And Charm, Idyllically Situated Within The Rural Hamlet Of Stoke Edith.
Kitchen / Dining Room, Utility, Cloakroom, Sitting Room, Four Bedrooms, Family Bathroom. Detached Workshop & Store Room, Garage, Landscape Gardens, Defined Vegetable Patch, Parking For A Number Of Vehicles. EPC = E, 1313 Sq. Ft.
Communications: (Road) The property is well placed for access to the surrounding centres of Tarrington 1.4, Hereford 7.1, Ledbury 10, Worcester 22.1 (all mileages are approximate). (Rail) Railway stations are available at Hereford and Ledbury.
Situation: The Old Schoolhouse is a timber-framed building (not listed) which forms part of the small hamlet of Stoke Edith, which is clustered around the 14th century church St Mary. The property is idyllically situated enjoying delightful views over open countryside with the Welsh mountains visible in the distance. Local services are available within the nearby village of Tarrington, where there is a public house and village hall. More extensive facilities are available in the popular market town of Ledbury which offers easy access to the M50 motorway and also within at the cathedral city of Hereford which also provides excellent facilities and amenities including a mainline railway station.
Description: The Old Schoolhouse is an enchanting period cottage steeped in history with many original features and believed to date back to the 1700's. The current owners have made significant improvements over the last few years, to include; landscaping of the gardens, fitted a bespoke Russell Alexander kitchen and utility room, double glazed hardwood windows throughout and they have re-built the external garden wall. The accommodation is spacious with a delightful kitchen / dining room, utility room, cloakroom and sitting room on the ground floor and four generous bedrooms and a family bathroom to the first floor. Outside, there is a fantastic former Victorian wash house, which is currently utilised as a store room and work shop. The gardens are a true delight being wonderfully landscaped, housing a fine selection of flowers, mature plants, shrubs, trees and fruit trees.
The property is approached via a timber gateway where a pressed pathway leads to a feature porch, the property is entered via a fine front entrance door, where in brief there is a superb range of accommodation comprising:-
A delightful Kitchen / Dining Room is full of character with original timbers, wooden flooring, a feature wood burning Quebb stove and bread oven with beam over, bespoke Russell Alexander kitchen with matching wall and base hardwood units with granite worktops over, four ring Neff halogen hob, integrated Neff oven, space for a dishwasher, double Belfast sink with mixer tap over, electric plinth heater, dual aspect hardwood windows to the front and side aspect, space for dining room table and space for an island (available by separate negotiation). A door leads to the sitting room and utility room, cupboard under the stairs and stairs rise to first floor accommodation.
Doors lead to the Utility Room which has bespoke wooden units with pull out drawers and lighting, built-in fridge freeze, cloakroom with boot rack, further cupboard with storage space above, Amtico flooring, radiator, wooden worksurface with Belfast sink and Franke tap over, space for a washing machine, windows face the rear aspect and doors lead to the garden and cloakroom.
The downstairs Cloakroom has a low flush W.C., window to rear, chrome heated towel radiator, extractor fan, wash hand basin in vanity unit.
The characterful Sitting room forms part of the original building with a feature Villager wood burning stove sitting on a stone hearth with beam above, two radiators, original timbers, dual aspect windows to the rear and side aspect and doors leading out to the garden.
From the kitchen stairs rise to the first floor accommodation where there is a half landing leading to all bedrooms and bathroom, there is a Velux window drawing in plenty of natural light and there is a wealth of character.
The dual aspect Master Bedroom enjoys far reaching views over delightful open countryside and has a radiator and original timbers.
Bedroom Two has a window facing the rear aspect, original timbers and a radiator.
Bedroom Three is full of character with original timbers and currently utilised as a study, there is a window to the rear aspect and radiator.
Bedroom Four has built-in wardrobes, dormer style window to the front aspect with glorious far reaching views.
The Bathroom is split level having a suite comprising; corner bath with shower over and a shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, heated towel radiator, Velux window and further window to the front aspect, low flush W.C. and storage cupboard.
Outside is a former Victorian wash house which now forms a store room and workshop. The Store Room has a fireplace, round feature window to the rear aspect, Belfast sink with hardwood units and bespoke shelving around, electric and water is available. Adjacent is a fantastic Workshop/Office which is fully insulated with power and light, there is a stainless steel sink, units, feature window into store, two windows to the rear aspect facing delightful open countryside.
Outside: To the front of the property there is parking for numerous vehicles with access to the garage via double wooden doors. The Garage has power, light, water and houses the gas boiler. Adjacent to the house is a beautiful raised border, located against the verge having a selection of herbaceous perennials. In addition, and almost directly opposite the property is additional parking and a detached vegetable garden incorporating the septic tank and having numerous raised beds housing established fruits including; gooseberries, blackcurrant and redcurrant. Towards the bottom is a utility area, further raised beds and glorious far reaching views can be fully appreciated over beautiful Herefordshire countryside towards the Welsh Hills in the distance.
The front garden has brick steps leading to a seating area with Wisteria growing over. Additional steps lead to a lawn area housing various mature trees to include; rhododendron, oak and silver birch. There are also several fruit trees to include; apple, pear, damson and greengage. A pathway leads through a coppice area which eventually leads to a utility area for chopping and storing wood.
The delightful back garden is split level, having a feature oak pergola being handmade having red and white established grapes and wisteria growing over, there is a terraced area being the perfect spot for relaxation and alfresco dining. Steps lead up to a cottage garden having a feature pond, various decorative areas of gravel and slate, a decorative artificial stream is surrounded by various shrubs and plants, a raised central lawn and numerous mature trees to include Acer and Magnolia lovely plum and cherry fruit trees. Furthermore, located immediately off the sitting room is a log store and patio area where steps lead up to a private terrace which overlooks woodland and creates another wonderful space for relaxation.
General Information: Services: Mains gas, water, electricity, private drainage and fibre optic broadband.
Local Authority: Herefordshire Council, tax band E.
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