A Delightful and Peaceful Individual Edwardian Dwelling, set in the Idyllic Herefordshire Countryside. Conservatory - Sitting Room - Dining Room - Large Kitchen - Two Bedrooms - Recently Refurbished Family Bathroom - Bedroom Three / Large Studio Amidst Eaves - Large Garage with Wood Shed - Large & Light Wooden Studio / Outside Office - Atmospheric Octagonal Summerhouse - Lily Pond - Wildlife Pond - Working Pump - Grove of Silver Birch - Vegetable Beds - Mature Garden - Original Wicket Gate and Picket Fencing
Orelton, Moreton and Eye offer a thriving rural community with an excellent pub and village store cum Post Office, yet have the convenience of close proximity to the distinctive black and white market town of Leominster with its beautiful priory church. The town offers a range of independent shops, an array of antique outlets, primary and secondary schools, a cottage hospital and leisure facilities. Just ten miles away is the historic and gastronomic town of Ludlow, again with historic vernacular architecture and a thriving market, which hosts many festivals and attractions as well as a wonderful range of top class restaurants, independent retailers, supermarkets, schooling, churches, community hospital, library and leisure facilities. To the south lies the ancient cathedral city of Hereford, 15 miles away, offering an extensive range of primary and secondary, state and private schooling. There is a wide range of retail, cultural and leisure facilities in Hereford, with the Cathedral, built in 1140, housing the world famous Mappa Mundi and Chained Library, the Courtyard Theatre, race course and sports grounds to name but a few. The surrounding countryside contains a wealth of black and white villages, the Grade I listed Eye Manor and the National Trusts Berrington Hall nearby, rural flora and fauna, artisan cider makers, vineyards and breweries and hosts many annual country shows and rural fairs. The property is within reach of the interesting border town of Hay on Wye, 18 miles, famous for its bookshops and International Literary Festival which is also gateway to the dramatic scenery of the Black Mountains for walking, cycling and bird watching. There is a mainline rail station in Leominster with excellent connecting links from Hereford to London Paddington and Birmingham New Street. Access to the southern motorway network is via junction 2 of the M50 25miles away or for the northern motorways, junction 5 of the M5 at Droitwich is 28 miles away
Rose Cottage sits unobtrusively in its natural surroundings. Built around 1907, this Edwardian brick and weatherboard family home retains most of its original architectural features. It is approached via a mahogany conservatory with a Welsh slate floor and paved surround. This leads, via the hallway, to the south facing sitting room which has a new Merlin wood burner housed in the stone and wood fireplace. There are also double sliding doors back into the conservatory should the space need extending. The dining room has a built in cupboard, shelving and a high plate display shelf and all the downstairs rooms have original pitch pine brace and latch doors. To the rear of the cottage is the light and spacious triple aspected kitchen with green oil fired single oven Stanley Brandon 60 Range with simmering plate and two covers. There is also a 4 ring electric oven, washing machine and tumble dryer, integral dishwasher and larder fridge, marble effect worktops, single drainer stainless steel sink and a full range of modern cupboards and display units. The flooring is natural marmoleum. Just off the dining room is a cloakroom with WC and basin and large walk-in fully tiled shower, all housed in the original pantry/larder with its Edwardian red floor tiles. The well-proportioned main bedroom is approached from the airy stairs and landing and has a delightful arched stained glass window which faces west and a large southern facing window between two deep bespoke fitted wardrobes and cupboards. Opposite the main bedroom is the recently renovated groove and tongue boarded bathroom, with white suite including a bidet, Triton shower over the bath, and large airing cupboard. The second bedroom has a pretty, original cast-iron fireplace and basin and leads into a substantial studio/study or third bedroom with sloping eaves and large windows.
The verdant approach to Rose Cottage opens out into mature and peaceful grounds, extending to just over half an acre, with a timeless and unspoiled quality to the natural garden layout and unique wooden buildings. A single storey weatherboard and tiled garage, 28 feet x 12 feet, with a wood store to the rear is adjacent to the main vehicular gates before opening out into a pebbled sitting area beside a pretty lily pond with flagstones. Towards the rear of the cottage is a magnificently light studio or outside office, 19 feet x 9 feet, dual aspected with 7 feet bow windows and a large glass door at the front. To the side of this, on a raised platform, is a beautiful octagonal larch and pine pagoda or summerhouse with cedar shingles, ten feet in diameter, with windows on every side from where the peaceful ambience of the setting can be fully appreciated. The garden is very well established with a range of mature trees, including willow, damsons, hazel and two unusual apple trees, King of the Pippins and Bath Pink. There is a working pump, a wildlife pond, vegetable beds edged with railway sleepers, lawns and flowerbeds, a wicket gate and a western red cedar tree.
Council Tax band E: Herefordshire County Council
Mains water (metered)
Septic tank drainage
Oil fired central heating
Broadband speed 0.59 MB 03/04/2013
From the offices of Hayes Sales and Lettings, head to the Top Cross and turn left along the High Street. Proceed through town following the signs for Hereford and the A438. After approximately three miles, turn right at the Trumpet Crossroads on to the A417 following signs for Leominster. After Bodenham village, turn right at Hope under Dinmore on to the A49. At the roundabout, take the second exit on to the A44 heading to Leominster. At the end of the Leominster bypass, turn right towards Ludlow. After the National Trusts Berrington Hall, turn left towards Eye and Moreton. Proceed for 1/2 mile, past the rear entrance for Berrington Hall, and enter village of Moreton. Pass the Old School House on left then bear left at the post-box and grassy triangle signed Moreton Farm and past the weatherboard barns of Megan Baker House and then the farm, both of which are on right. At the turning circle of the farm, following the Public Footpath sign, after 100 yards, the property will be on the right hand side.
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