Much Birch, Hereford HR2


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Location & description

Church Cottage stands immediately to the east of Much Birch Church and, together with its attached neighbour was originally built as ancillary accommodation and stabling for the gentleman’s residence known as Birch House nearby.

Construction is of stone under a double pitched slate roof, the principal aspects being to east and west. Although inhabited until fairly recently, most people would choose to update and improve the current accommodation, which has the potential to create a fairly spacious cottage. In addition to the current accommodation, there are two rooms, currently used as outbuildings, which we feel could sensibly be incorporated to form additional accommodation.

The property has a number of period features which lend appeal to the property, and the accommodation has the benefit of gas fired central heating.

Flanking the east wall of the cottage there is a very small courtyard, the delineation of which will be shown by a fence to be erected soon. Immediately adjacent to the west face of the dwelling, there is a flower bed with existing shrubs. In detail the accommodation comprises

Covered Porch

With double pitched, slate roof, lattice woodwork and bench seat to either side. Quarry tiled base. Wide, part glazed panelled wooden door to

Living Room (approx. 21’3 x 13’9)

Having two windows to north west elevation and recessed shelving to same wall. Part recessed wood burning stove on flagstone hearth. Pine door to Under Stair Storage Cupboard.

Cloaks and W.C.

With white suite comprising low level W.C. And wash hand basin. Door through to

Kitchen/Breakfast Room (of max. Dimensions approx. 14’8 x 12’5)

A pleasingly light room having windows to both front and rear elevations. Attractive, exposed ceiling timbering, fluorescent lighting and fine, quarry tiled floor. Range of Oak fronted, floor mounted cupboards and drawers with white, roll edged working surfaces over. Incorporated within same is the Electrolux four ring gas hob with Beko oven beneath. Also incorporated is a one and a half bowl sink unit with chrome mixer tap over. Door to Walk-in Larder with shelving, window directly to exterior and cold slab.

First floor Landing

With fitted carpet to match stair carpet.

Bedroom One (approx. 13’8 x 10’11)

With window to north elevation, substantial exposed wooden beam, fitted carpet and pine door to built-in corner wardrobe.

Bedroom Two (approx. 10’8 x 7’3)

With window to west elevation. Fitted carpet and small access hatch to roof void over.

Inner Landing

With window to east elevation and wall mounted, gas fired Worcester boiler being wall mounted to the west external wall. Fitted carpet and space for small desk to create possible mini study.

Bedroom Three (max. Dimensions approx. 12’3 x 9’2)

Having two windows to south west elevation looking out directly towards Much Birch Church, with mature trees beyond. Exposed ceiling beams. Fitted carpet.

Bathroom and W.C.

With white suite comprising panelled bath, wash hand basin and low level W.C. Window overlooking courtyard to east elevation. Cork tiled floor. Ceiling mounted downlighter spots. Exposed ceiling beams.


Four steps lead down from the kitchen to a flower bed to either side of the two access doors to the property, species planted therein including Cotoneaster, Fuchsia, Hydrangea, Viburnum and others. Five stone/concrete boundary steps lead up to the Store Room which lies at the southern end of the property. This is approx. 14’8 x 10’8 and could possibly be incorporated within an improved cottage.

The Final Outbuilding is currently only accessible from Stable Cottage Courtyard so a new access will need to be created into this room from Church Cottage. This is

Former Stable/Outbuilding of overall max. Dimensions approx. 16’5 x 14’10 with cobbled stone and brick floor and substantial timbered ceiling over, hay rack and window overlooking a small courtyard area to east elevation.

Positioned at first floor level above both this former stable and adjacent storeroom is a

Substantial Loft Space which offers potential for creating yet further accommodation.

Immediately outside this room is a Small Gravelled Courtyard, with climbing roses on the exterior stone wall of the cottage with access hatch to roof void over. A new fence to be erected will delineate the boundary between Church Cottage and Stable Cottage.


Mains electricity. Water is currently distributed from the mains supply to Birch House. It is planned that Church Cottage will in the future be put on an independent supply. Shared private drainage.

Outgoings: ‘C’ Council Tax Band

EPC rating: 'F' (Full EPC Rating available)

to view

Strictly and only please by prior telephone appointment through Morris Bricknell Tel:


From either Ross-on-Wye or Hereford, take the A49 to Much Birch. Carefully turn off the A49 in Much Birch towards Doctors Surgery and Community Hall as indicated by the road sign. Continue past the Doctors Surgery, bearing continuously around to the left, and eventually the western stone façade of Church Cottage will be seen in front of you. There is a green lattice work porch furthest away from you, but the middle of three doors into the kitchen, is the most commonly used entrance.

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Morris Bricknell

Gloucester Road, Ross On Wye, Herefordshire

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