- Situated in Pleasant Rural Location on Fringe of Well Serviced North Herrefordshire Village of Bodenham
- Charming Original Period Cottage Having Been Extended to offer Flexible 3/4 Bedrroomed Accommodation
- Set in Extensive Gardens and Grounds Extending to Approx. 1.5 Acres
- Including the Most Attractive Landscaped Formal Gardens Together With Separate Paddock
- Excellent Timber-Framed Detached Outbuilding Providing Garaging, Former Stabling and Workshop Storage Space
Property SummaryCharming detached country residence, original period cottage with original features, enclosed porch, reception hallway, downstairs cloakroom, large inner hallway, living room, conservatory to the rear, kitchen, dining room, ground floor study/4th bedroom, 3 bedrooms to first floor and family bathroom, double glazed, centrally heated. Set in wonderful landscaped gardens and grounds with paddock, splayed driveway, garaging, utility/workshop.
The property is set in a lovely rural location on Chapel Lane, on the fringe of the pleasant and well serviced Herefordshire village of Bodenham. The village has an excellent range of amenities including the England's Gate Public House, primary school, garage and general stores, Church, village hall, doctor's surgery and thriving local community. The village is surrounded by lovely rural countryside with the market town of Leominster close to hand, as is the larger Cathedral City of Hereford, both offering an excellent range of amenities.
This delightful detached country residence, originally a former cottage linked to Hampton Court Estate and believed to date back to the late 17th/early 18th Century retains a number of original features but has benefited from being extended to offer more generous accommodation. The current owners have lived in the property for approximately 20 years and have made a number of improvements over this time, and in particular, have dedicated a lot of love and care over the truly delightful landscaped gardens.
The property itself, is approached from the driveway via an enclosed porch which in turn leads to a reception hallway, with the benefit of a downstairs cloakroom/w.c off. A further glazed door then leads through to the spacious inner reception hallway which reveals attractive stone walling, with door leading through to the kitchen/dining room. The kitchen itself offers a range of modern matching units with rolled edge work surfaces to the base units with inset one and a half bowl ceramic sink. There are a number of appliances incorporated within the kitchen to include an electric oven with separate microwave incorporated above, 4 ring gas hob, dishwasher and fridge, with a double-glazed window to the front elevation and a further double-glazed window looking through to the conservatory. Forming a charming feature to the kitchen is the original stone inglenook fireplace with heavy wooden lintel above and inset multi-fuel stove set on a raised tiled hearth, with attractive exposed ceiling timber also forming a feature. Off the kitchen, past an oak pillar, the room opens to the dining room, with further double-glazed window to the front and a further inglenook style fireplace with attractive raised hearth with inset coal effect gas fire with handmade oak surround and mantel. Within the room is a matching oak framed dresser which will be included in the sale. Further doors from the inner hallway lead to a lovely living room with double-glazed window overlooking the countryside and gardens to the side with further double-glazed double doors opening to the patio. The living room also features a multi-fuel stove. From the kitchen, a latched door leads to a further room which is currently utilised as a study but could easily provide a 4th ground floor bedroom if required. The conservatory addition to the rear forms a lovely feature to the property and is a generous size with doors both from the study and the inner hallway. The conservatory itself is fully double-glazed, set on a raised plinth and overlooks the patio and attractive landscaped gardens.
From the inner hallway, a staircase leads up to the spacious first floor landing with double-glazed windows overlooking the gardens and exposed original timber features. There are doors leading off to all three bedrooms, all of a good size and able to accommodate double beds, with two of the bedrooms benefiting from built-in wardrobes and a further good size family bathroom.
Outside, the property is set in a truly idyllic rural location on the fringes of the well serviced village of Bodenham. Approached via its own tarmacadam splayed driveway with double opening gates, this continues onto a large formal gravelled drive providing ample parking and turning with central floral and ornamental tree feature. The gardens and grounds extend to approximately 1.5 acres and comprise the most delightful landscaped formal gardens around the property which have been lovingly created by the current owners providing a number of individual areas with a variety of individual mature floral plants, roses, shrubs and ornamental trees. It also incorporates a lovely sheltered wooded area with a number of silver birches providing a sheltered seating area and also a number of fruit trees and a wild garden. To the side of the garden there is also a well-maintained fruit and vegetable garden with greenhouse and range of composting bins. There is an excellent TIMBER-FRAMED OUTBUILDING measuring approx. 13'10" x 18'3 (4.22m x 5.56m) providing not only garaging, accessed via an up and over door from the driveway, but also a workshop area/former stable with stable door opening onto the paddock to the side and also further space for woodstore and additional storage.
The property also benefits from a paddock with gated access from the driveway and principle laid to grazing land, with a number of mature trees to the one end including fruit trees and small woodland coppice area to the far end. There is also an additional garage attached to the side of the house. The GARAGE measures 17'9" x 9'11" (5.41m x 3.02m) and is used by the current owners as a Utility/Workshop with a stainless steel single drainer sink with mixer tap hot and cold with cupboards below and planned space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is fluorescent ceiling lighting, power points, up and over door, double-glazed window to the side elevation and housed in here is the modern Worcester gas fired boiler.
Mains Electricity, Water & Gas. Private Drainage.
Gas central heating. Telephone (Subject to B.T Regulations).
OUTGOINGS - Council Tax Band F
LOCAL AUTHORITY - Herefordshire Council
Strictly by prior appointment through the Agents.
From Leominster proceed south on the A49, then turn left onto the A417 Gloucester/Bodenham road. Proceed along this road for just over 2 miles, turn right opposite Bodenham Parish Hall into the village and continue along this road for just under half a mile, turn left into Chapel Lane and the property will be found on your right after a third of a mile.
Living room: 4.85m x 4.14m (15'11'' x 13'7'')
Conservatory: 6.83m max x 3.48m narrowing to 2.29m (22'5'' max x 11'5'' narrowing to 7'6'')
Kitchen: 4.29m x 4.12m (14'1'' x 13'6'')
Dining room: 4.42m x 3.94m (14'6'' x 12'11'')
Bedroom 4/Study: 4.12 m x 2.44m (13'6'' x 8'0'')
Master bedroom: 4.17m x 3.48m (13'8'' x 11'5'')
Bedroom 2: 4.45m x 4.39m (14'7'' x 14'5'')
Bedroom 3: 4.29m x 3.13m (14'1'' x 10'3'')
Bathroom: 2.44m x 2.34m (8'0'' x 7'8'')