Much Marcle HEREFORDSHIRE

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● Charming Thatched Grade Two Listed Three Bedroom Cottage
● Extensive Gardens and Grounds
● Various Outbuildings
● Approx. 1.5 Acres In All
● Beautiful Rural Location on the Gloucestershire / Herefordshire Border

A charming detached thatched grade two listed three bedroom cottage, set in approx. 1.5 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds with various useful outbuildings, in a glorious rural location.

The cottage is believed to date back to around 1570 and the current owners have lived there for twenty-three years. We understand that the thatch was last replaced in 2017 and the cottage retains a huge amount of character, with numerous exposed beams and period features. 

The property is set in a wonderful location, surrounded by glorious open countryside. It is around three quarters of a mile from the village of Much Marcle, which has a primary school, and the nearby Westons Cider Visitor Centre is a popular local attraction with a good café / restaurant and a shop selling its own range of ciders as well as milk etc. Ledbury has been named as one of the best places in the country to live (Muddy Stilettos 2024) and has a selection of supermarkets as well as a broad range of independent shops and eateries. A wider range of shops and amenities are provided by Ross on Wye. There is a public footpath on the opposite side of the lane, which is ideal for dog walks.

Price Guide £535,000 Ref: EO7630

THE RESIDENCE

A detached cottage, understood to have been built in 1570 and grade two listed. There is oil-fired central heating. The accommodation in brief is as follows, please refer to the floor plan for approximate room sizes

The Main Entrance is to the rear, through a stable style door which opens into the Kitchen, which is fitted with a range of  built-in units with laminate worksurfaces incorporating a sink with drainer and mixer tap, range cooker with extractor hood, plumbing for a dishwasher, airing cupboard and a tiled floor. 

The cosy Sitting Room has an external door leading out to the garden, exposed wall and ceiling beams and an inglenook fireplace.

The separate Dining Room also has exposed beams, and a ceiling hatch with a wooden ladder leading up to Bedroom Two.

There is a Study / Hallway with a beamed ceiling and stairs leading up to the First Floor, and a ground floor Bathroom, fitted with a panelled bath with electric shower over, WC, wash hand basin, tiled floor and exposed beams. There is also a separate WC.

On the First Floor there are Three Bedrooms, one of which has a hatch with a wooden ladder leading back down to the Dining Room. There is scope to replace this ladder with a spiral staircase, if desired.

Price Guide £535,000Ref: EO7630

OUTSIDE, OUTBUILDINGS & LAND

The property is set adjacent to a country lane and is approached through a private gated entrance with a gravelled drive and parking area.

There is a front lawn enclosed by mature hedges that provide shelter and privacy.

Around to the rear is a secluded patio, leading on to the Main Gardens, which are extensive and are made up of lawns with a wide variety of ornamental trees, mature shrubs, a Vegetable Patch and medieval hedgerows.

Within the top part of the garden are several outbuildings including:

Workshop 14’10 x 10’9 (4.5m x 3.3m) built of timber under a felt roof with light, power and water supplies, and plumbing for a washing machine.

Loose Box 12’ x 10’ (3.6m x 3.1m) built of timber under an onduline roof

Greenhouse

Storage Container

Various Storage Sheds

Summerhouse

In the middle part of the garden there is a Productive Cider Orchard with a variety of apple trees and further fruit trees, including damsons and plums, plus soft fruits.

The lower part of the garden has been nurtured as a Wildlife Habitat, mainly wooded with two wonderful mature oak trees. It is visited by a wide array of birds and animals.

IN ALL APPROX. 1.5 ACRES
(About 0.6 Hectare)

Price Guide £535,000Ref: EO7630