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Property Details

Guide Price £525,000 - SSTC | 3 Bedroom Detached | Catley, Nr Ledbury HR8 1QW

Property Summary

A Most Charming 3 Bedroomed Detached Country Cottage Standing In A Delightful Large Mature Garden Enjoying Stunning Views Over The Adjoining Countryside Benefiting From Oil Central Heating And Double Glazing And Having A Large Detached Garage(Permission Granted For Conversion To Annexe) And Ample Off Road Parking.

Location & Description

Corngreave Cottage is a most charming individual detached property situated in a favoured rural location adjoining orchards and enjoying stunning views over the surrounding countryside towards the Malvern Hills. The immaculately presented accommodation benefits from oil fired central heating and double glazing. It briefly comprises a reception hall, cloakroom with Wc, a spacious sitting room with feature fireplace and fitted log burner, dining room, fitted breakfast kitchen and a utility room. On the first floor the landing gives access to a master bedroom with ensuite dressing room and shower room, two further bedrooms and family bathroom.

Originally the cottage was approached via a long stone driveway to the front however an additional new access has been created at the rear where there is a gated hardstanding/driveway and a large detached garage ( for which permission has been granted by Herefordshire Council for conversion to an annex if required). A particular feature of this property is the most delightful well stocked private garden, in all approaching 0.8 acres.

Catley is a small rural hamlet lying within easy reach of the popular village of Bosbury which has a range of local facilities including a primary school. The town of Ledbury is approximately 5 miles distant and offers a wide range of amenities including shops, schools, churches, restaurants, theatre, doctors surgeries, community hospital and a mainline railway station with direct links to Hereford, Worcester, Birmingham New Street, Oxford, Reading and London Paddington. The cities of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester are all approximately sixteen miles distant and the M50 motorway is available approximately four miles to the south of the town.

The accommodation comprises (with approximate dimensions):

Reception Hall

With multi-paned front door. Attractive slate flooring. Single radiator. Exposed ceiling timbers.


Fitted with a wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Wc. Slate flooring. Exposed ceiling timber. Double glazed window to front.

Sitting Room - 6.91m (22ft 8in) x 5.38m (17ft 8in) max

Having a feature brick fireplace with stone canopy and fitted Clearview wood burner. Attractive restored wood block flooring. Two double radiators. Exposed timbers. Attractive stripped and stained staircase to first floor. Double glazed windows to front, side and rear enjoying a fine outlook over the gardens.

Dining Room - 4.27m (14ft 0in) max x 3.02m (9ft 11in)

With attractive slate flooring. Built-in cupboard. Double radiator. Exposed ceiling timbers. Seven ceiling downlighters. Half glazed door from hall. Connecting door to utility room. Archway to breakfast kitchen. Double glazed double doors to front enjoying a wonderful outlook and giving access to a small paved terrace.

Breakfast Kitchen - 5.03m (16ft 6in) x 2.84m (9ft 4in)

Fitted with an extensive range of attractive oak units comprising a deep glazed Belfast sink with base unit under. Further base units. Wall mounted cupboards. Granite work tops. Cooker point with integral extractor hood over. Integral dishwasher. Double radiator. Tiled floor. Eight ceiling downlighters. Archway to utility room. Double glazed window to front and rear with fine outlook over the gardens.

Utility Room - 3.33m (10ft 11in) x 1.93m (6ft 4in)

With a range of fitted base units. Work surfaces with tiled surrounds. Plumbing for washing machine. Oil fired central heating boiler. Double radiator. Attractive slate flooring. Double glazed window and multi-paned door to rear giving access to a small terrace with a large glazed canopy porch.


Bedroom 1 - 4.29m (14ft 1in) max x 3.05m (10ft 0in)

With a fitted triple wardrobe. Access to roof space. Single radiator. Archway to dressing room. Double glazed window to front with magnificent far reaching views towards the Malvern Hills.

Dressing Room - 3.17m (10ft 5in) x 2.18m (7ft 2in) min

With full length built-in wardrobes. Four ceiling downlighters. Double radiator. Access to roof space. Connecting door to shower room. Double glazed window to front with magnificent outlook.

Ensuite Shower Room

Fitted with a white suite comprising a corner shower cubicle. Wash hand basin. Wc. Fully tiled surrounds. Shaver point. Ventilator. Ladder radiator. Built-in linen cupboard. Double glazed window to rear with fine outlook.

Bedroom 2 - 3m (9ft 10in) x 2.72m (8ft 11in)

With single radiator. Double glazed window to front with a wonderful outlook and fine far reaching views.

Bedroom 3 - 3.78m (12ft 5in) max x 2.62m (8ft 7in) max

With exposed wall timbers. Feature exposed stone chimney breast. Double radiator. Double glazed window to rear with fine outlook over gardens.

Family Bathroom

Fitted with a white suite comprising a panelled bath. Wash hand basin. Wc. Fully tiled surrounds. Shaver point. Double radiator. Three ceiling downlighters. Airing cupboard containing lagged hot water cylinder. Double glazed window to rear enjoying a very pleasant outlook.


To the front of Corngreave Cottage there is a long gated stoned driveway flanked by lawns, well stocked borders and a small stream. Pathways to either side of the property give access to a most attractive rear garden which has a terrace, further areas of lawn and flowerbeds. A pathway off the terrace leads up to the top gated driveway which provides ample off road parking. There is also a large detached garage (27'10 x 18') with double doors, personal door to side, fitted sink with cold water tap, electric light and power and windows to side and rear. This offers considerable potential for conversion to an annex. A Certificate of Lawful Use or Development has been issued by Herefordshire District Council permitting conversion of the garage to form additional ancillary space - Application No: 172364.

Beyond the garage there is a further very pleasant area of garden including a vegetable garden and area of woodland The gardens overlook orchards and enjoy fine far reaching views to the Malvern Hills. In all they extend to approximately 0.8 of an acre and are extremely well stocked with a most wonderful selection of mature plants, trees and shrubs including an abundance of spring bulbs. There is an attractive gazebo and a garden shed. There are outside security lights and cold water tap.

We have been advised that mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Drainage is to a private system. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and all interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant authorities. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.

We are advised subject to legal verification that the property is Freehold.

By appointment to be made through the Agent's Ledbury Office (Tel. 01531 634648).

Intending purchasers will be required to produce identification documentation and proof of funding in order to comply with The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017. More information can be made available upon request.


From the Ledbury office turn left at the traffic lights and proceed through the town centre. Continue over the traffic lights by Tesco and at the railway station bear right onto the B4214 Bromyard Road. Continue out of Ledbury and proceed through Staplow. At the sharp right hand bend fork left and continue on the B4214 towards Bromyard. Continue past Stanley House nursing home and take the next right signposted to Catley. Continue past Catley Cottage (on the right) and then as the road bears sharply to the right, the entrance to the property will be seen on the left hand side.

Ground Floor Plan

Not to scale

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