Near Bodenham, Hereford

£459,950

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
A very pretty detached country cottage, set in attractive gardens together with a paddock and stables which in all extends to 1.3 acres.

Kitten Gate is one of a number of individual properties which lie on a country lane that link the villages of Bodenham and Marden. Both villages have a thriving community and provide an excellent range of local services including primary schools, village churches, shops, post office, public houses and restaurant as well as a 9-hole golf course and tennis club. The area is popular for riding, with a maze of country lanes and bridle paths. More extensive facilities can be found at the market town of Leominster to the north and the cathedral city of Hereford to the south west and both provide road and rail links to other parts of the country.

Kitten Gate is a delightful cottage which is full of character and charm with plenty of half timbering, a spiral staircase and a large stone fireplace together with full double glazing, lpg central heating and much more. The outside space is private and well-enclosed and the gardens form a particular feature. There is also a stable block, garaging and paddock, which make the property suitable for equestrian use.

On arrival, a front door leads into a welcoming reception hall and then into a very impressive sitting room, with a heavily beamed ceiling, a large fireplace with fitted wood burner and feature bread oven, windows and doors overlooking and leading out to the gardens, and a wrought iron spiral staircase leading to the first floor. There is a separate dining room, which has a dual aspect, and provides access to the reception hall and to a very well-appointed kitchen/breakfast with an excellent range of fitted cupboards and drawers. Range style cooker and breakfast area at one end with a door to the garden. There is a useful conservatory, which is currently used as a study area with fitted vertical blinds which also overlooks the gardens and paddock, as well as a useful ground floor cloakroom.

On the first floor there are three good bedrooms, one benefitting from an en suite bathroom, and a separate family bathroom including a free-standing bath on claw and ball feet. Many of the windows have a lovely outlook, either over the gardens, land or surrounding countryside.

Outside from the small lane, the property is approached by its own tarmac driveway which provides ample parking and turning space and leads to a range of garaging. The main garage (19ft 5 x 9ft 5), has an adjoining utility room (19ft 4 x 7ft 9) and workshop (19ft 4 x 7ft 7), along with a secondary garage (13ft 2 x 11ft 7) which is currently used as a tack-room. Standing a short distance away is a separate stable block, on a concrete base, with three loose boxes, all measuring approximately 12ft x 12ft. There is a separate hay store and the stables lead out onto a good-sized paddock, which is enclosed by post and rail fencing and mixed heading and measures 0.75 of an acre. The main gardens lie, in the main, to the rear of the house and are laid predominately to lawn and are well enclosed offering an excellent degree of privacy. They are interspersed with a variety of trees and herbaceous borders and a large sun terrace adjoins the house.

Services and Considerations

Mains water and electricity, lpg heating and private drainage. It is not our company policy to test services and domestic appliances, so we cannot verify that they are in working order. Any matters relating to rights of way should be checked with your solicitor or surveyor. Council tax band E. EPC F. Tenure freehold.

Directions

From Hereford, proceed on the A465 towards Worcester. After leaving the city continue to the roundabout at the bottom of Aylestone Hill. Take the second exit to Sutton St Nicholas and Bodenham. Proceed through the village of Sutton St Nicholas and upon entering Bodenham, take the first left hand turning and proceed up and over the hill, continue straight on and Kitten Gate will be found on the left hand-side adjacent to a small turning to The Vern.

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