Lower Maescoed, Hereford


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A detached period stone cottage set in rural South/West Herefordshire in a delightful elevated position with stunning far reaching views out to the Black Mountains. Approached over a small common and then its own private drive, the cottage was sympathetically refurbished and significantly extended about 11 years ago to form the current high standard of accommodation. Blending much character of Oak beams and stone/brick fireplaces, now fitted with wood burners, modern economical ground source heating along with solar panels and double glazing, the property is a must to view. The gardens and grounds extend in all to about 5 acres with wide parking area, open timber garage and useful stone outbuilding.


Situated high in the foothills of the Black Mountains, just outside the Brecon Beacons National Park and from this commanding position the property enjoys delightful views.

Lower Maescoed is a scattered Hamlet with nearest amenities in the Village of Longtown, just 2.5 miles away where there is a village shop, public house, school, or the Village of Ewyas Harold (4 miles away) which has village shop, church, two public houses, schooling, butchers, etc. A wider range of amenities are available in the centres of Hereford (16 miles) and Abergavenny (13 miles).

Pitched porch with stone base.

Timber front door to -

Reception Hall

Having Oak staircase to first floor, under stairs cupboard, stone flooring.

Sitting Room

3.2 x 3.38 (10'6 x 11'1 )

With exposed brick/stone fireplace with fitted wood burner, attractive wood paneling, Travertine stone flooring with underfloor heating, double glazed window to front.


3.42 x 3.64 (11'3 x 11'11 )

With brick fireplace with fitted wood burner, exposed beams to wall, double glazed double doors to front, radiator, stone flooring, arch through to -

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

5.6 x 3.09 (18'4 x 10'2 )

With a range of modern units to both base and eye level with granite worktops, Calor gas hob, fitted dishwasher, double oven and fridge, inset 1 bowl sink, exposed beams, exposed stone walling and radiator. Door to -

Utility Area

2.66 x 3.08 (8'9 x 10'1 )

(Max. Including Cloakroom). With plumbing and space for washing machine. Door to -


WC low flush suite and window.

Living Room

9.04 x 2.97 (29'8 x 9'9 )

Extending the full width of the cottage and from where the views can be fully appreciated, having wood burner, double glazed windows, Travertine stone flooring with underfloor heating, recessed Oak book shelving. Door to -

Rear Porch

1.51 x 2.52 (4'11 x 8'3 )

With double glazed window, Oak door to outside.

From the Reception Hall Oak stairs with balustrade lead to -

First Floor


Which is split level with front double glazed window with views over paddock and gardens, exposed stone walling.

Bedroom 1

3.58 x 3.24 (11'9 x 10'8 )

With double glazed windows, radiator, fitted open wardrobe and cupboards.

Bedroom 2

3.36 x 3.27 (11'0 x 10'9 )

Double glazed window to front, radiator, open wardrobe.

Bedroom 3

3 x 3.37 (9'10 x 11'1 )

Double glazed window to front, small fireplace, radiator, exposed beams.

Bedroom 4

2.44 x 3.26 (8'0 x 10'8 )

With fitted cupboard, double glazed windows and radiator.


Comprising modern white suite, bath with shower over and screen, wash hand basin, WC low flush suite, bidet, radiator and double glazed window.


The property is approached initially over a common, then across a cattle grid with a drive leading to a wide tarmac parking area which gives access to the Garaging 5m x 5.82m of open timber construction with power, light and electric up and over door. There is a large stone Barn 5m x 12m adjacent with pitched roof, light and power. It comprises two rooms offering excellent storage with further potential. To the rear there is a Lean To Greenhouse and a Log Store.

The property is surrounded by its own grounds with the front gardens being a combination of flagstones and herbaceous borders with central mill stone. There are views from most angles across open countryside as well as the Black Mountains.

The majority of the land is post and rail fenced and divided into two paddocks with pond and small copse area as well as old field shelter. In total the gardens and grounds extend to just under 5 acres.

Just behind the barn there are three sets of solar panels and further cultivated area.


Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Ground source heating and solar panels, which provide electricity and surplus goes to the National Grid.




Proceed south on the A465 for approximately 12 miles, turning right into the Village of Ewyas Harold. Proceed through the village, over the bridge turning left (signposted Longtown) and follow the country lane for approximately 2 miles passing Dulas Court, around a sharp left hand bend and at the top of the first bank take the next right. Follow the country lane up hill, which then drops into a dip with an old chapel, then climb to the top of the bank and go around a sharp left hand corner opposite a telephone box. After a further 100 metres take the right turn across a common, where the drive to Great House Farm will lead to the property. GR: SO345309.

None of these statements contained in these particulars are to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. These particulars are not an offer or contract or part of one. Floor plans are provided for guidance as to the layout of the property only. Room sizes and measurements are approximate only. Please note we have not tested the equipment, appliances and services in the property and interested parties are advised to commission appropriate investigation before formulating their offer.

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