Woodside, Shucknall Hill, Hereford, HR1 3SW

£350,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
Occupying the most beautiful elevated rural position on top of Shucknall Hill, and enjoying far reaching views a detached brick built thatched cottage with scope for extension and improvement, grounds of approx 1 acre TBV.

DIRECTIONS

Proceed out of the city heading east on the main A4103 Worcester Road. Pass through the hamlet of Whitestone and the village of Withington noting the staggered crossroads (Shucknall Hill to the left Weston Beggard to the right). Take this left hand turn to Shucknall and follow the council-maintained road up the hill turning sharp left and proceeding onto the common. The property can then be seen across the common on the right-hand side as denoted by the agents for sale boards.

SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION

Shucknall Hill is approximately 6 miles to the East of Hereford with local amenities at nearby Newtown Crossroads (petrol station shop), Withington with village hall, local shop and post office, primary school, and Bartestree and Lugwardine with village shop, village hall, hairdressers two public houses with restaurants, Lugwardine Primary school and fish and chip shop currently under construction.

Shucknall is a scattered hamlet with this property being situated right on the top of the hill hence having completely level gardens, accessed over the common on which the owners of Woodside would have ancient commoner's rights to graze animals. Access can also be obtained to both the bridle way and footpath network with lovely woodland walks through the adjacent Westhide Estate and beyond.

The property itself, which is not listed, comprises a detached thatched cottage (re-thatched approximately 8 years ago) and benefitting from a single storey extension to the rear, the property offers potential for further up-grading and extension to provide either a beautiful family home or ideal for investment, holiday/letting accommodation. The gardens and grounds previously mentioned extend to approximately 1 acre (to be confirmed) and would be of particular interest to keen gardeners or nature lovers with a wildlife pool. The gardens are sectioned into three areas, lawned wildlife area with orchard, former vegetable garden with greenhouse and further formal garden to sit and enjoy the beautiful views. For those looking to accommodate additional family members, there is also ample space to possibly consider construction of ancillary accommodation subject to any necessary planning consents.

In more detail the property comprises: -

Attractive stone porch with wooden seating area and front door to

RECEPTION HALL

with night storage heating. Doors off to

SITTING ROOM

with window to front elevation enjoying aforementioned beautiful views, gas fire, exposed timbering and enclosed stairs to

FIRST FLOOR

KITCHEN

fitted with a range of wall and base units incorporating single drainer sink unit with hot and cold, built in electric cooker, built in gas fired Rayburn (mains gas), work surface space, cupboard housing immersion, exposed wall and ceiling timbering and window to front elevation again enjoying beautiful views.

From the Reception Hall and via a dividing door access to

BATHROOM

with white suite comprising panel bath, low level W.C. wash-hand basin, window to rear elevation.

DINING ROOM

with night storage heater, window to rear elevation overlooking the gardens, patio doors to

SUNROOM

wooden frame sunroom with door to rear garden.

From the Sitting Room enclosed stairway to

First Floor

BEDROOM ONE

with double glazed window enjoying beautiful views, exposed timbering, walk through to

BEDROOM TWO

again with double glazed window to front with superb views and exposed timbering.

OUTSIDE

As previously mentioned the property is accessed over the common along a vehicular track, leading to a private gate to the property with a parking area.

The gardens form a very special feature to the property being extensively lawned and offering great potential to keen gardeners or nature lovers. The gardens adjoin deciduous woodland with an abundance of wildlife including two resident ducks on the wildlife pond! There are various outbuildings including former stables, carport and wooden garage, greenhouse and further storage shed. The former vegetable gardens are now grassed over however are fully enclosed and could easily be brought back into use.

Additionally there is a pretty apple orchard and an area of formal garden again fully enclosed situated along the front boundary of the property again enjoying views across the common and beyond.

SERVICES

We are informed by the vendor that mains gas, electricity and water are connected, private drainage.

AGENT'S NOTE

The ground floor sitting room and kitchen have lower ceilings than the rest of the property, approximately 6 foot maximum.

LOCAL AUTHORITY

Herefordshire Council 01432 260000

COUNCIL TAX BAND D

Arrange viewing 01432 507171

Hunters - Hereford

5 Bridge Street, Hereford

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