Woolhope Cockshoot, Ledbury


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  • Bedrooms: 4
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An Individual Detached Stone Cottage Occupying An Elevated Position Surrounded By Unspoilt Countryside Affording Fantastic Far Reaching Views Toward The Malvern Hills And Across Marcle Ridge Offering Four Bedroomed Accommodation With Potential For Further Improvement And Grounds Extending To Approx. THREE AND A HALF ACRES. No Chain.


Woolhope Cockshoot is a small hamlet in rural Herefordshire, surrounded by unspoilt countryside with views stretching in every direction. The nearby village of Woolhope is only 2 miles away and provides two excellent public houses as well as a village church, tennis club and village hall. Fownhope is also within striking distance and offers an extensive range of facilities that include a doctors surgery, primary school and private leisure club. Further extensive services can be found at the market town of Ledbury, which is also within easy reach, and offers both a mainline railway station and access to the M50. The cathedral city of Hereford is approximately 9 miles distant and the town of Ross on Wye 13 miles distant.


Believed to have originally been two workman's cottages, The Cottage is a striking stone built detached house occupying an enviable position amidst the beautiful Herefordshire countryside. The Cottage is offered for sale for the first time in 45 years and has been used as a dedicated Christian Youth Centre for residential trips and weekends away. The property offers well proportioned accommodation and has been arranged to take full advantage of its delightful rural location with outstanding views from every window. Benefitting from oil fired central heating and double glazing throughout, the property also retains many characterful features including exposed ceiling timbers and an attractive stone fireplace in the living room. Whilst there are some aspects of The Cottage that would welcome a contemporary touch, it offers exciting potential to become a wonderful family home.

The spacious living accommodation on the ground floor comprises an entrance hall, shower room, dining room (converted from a garage approximately 7 years ago), kitchen, living room and further sitting room. From the living room there is access to a cellar room with reasonable head height. On the first floor a landing leads to four double bedrooms, family bathroom and shower room.

One of the great strengths of The Cottage is its location. From its elevated position, the property enjoys uninterrupted views sweeping from the Malvern Hills in the east across Marcle Ridge to the south and toward the Black Mountains in the far west. For those who enjoy outdoor pursuits, it truly is a wonderful spot from where there is much to explore. Outside, the ground consists principally of woodland, providing a natural haven for an abundance of local wildlife. There is a small area of lawn at the front of the cottage and a detached stone outbuilding, which could be adapted for a variety of uses. A driveway to the side of the property provides off road parking with steps leading to a further raised terrace at the rear. The grounds in all extend to approximately THREE AND A HALF ACRES.

Offered for sale with no onward chain, an internal inspection is highly recommended to appreciate this unique opportunity.

The accommodation with approximate dimensions is as follows;

Entrance Hall

Wooden front door. Three roof lights, ceiling lights, radiator, floor mounted Worcester oil fired boiler. Door to deep storage cupboard. Doors to

Shower Room

Suite comprising walk in shower enclosure with Mira mixer tap shower and tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC. Rear facing opaque glazed window, ceiling lights, radiator.

Dining Room 5.86m (18ft 11in) x 4.85m (15ft 8in)

Versatile room previously used as a garage and converted approximately 7 years ago. Front and side facing windows with far reaching views over unspoilt countryside. Three roof lights, two strip lights, two radiators. Part glazed door to side.

Kitchen 6.12m (19ft 9in) x 2.58m (8ft 4in)

Fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted units with work surfaces over and tiled surrounds. Inset twin stainless steel sink drainer units. Breakfast bar. Space for fridge freezer. Space for electric oven. Two front facing windows with far reaching views across unspoilt countryside, two strip lights, radiator. Door to

Living Room 4.42m (14ft 3in) x 5.37m (17ft 4in) into chimney breast recess

Two front facing windows enjoying sweeping rural views, exposed ceiling beams, wall lights, fireplace with exposed stone surround and hearth (currently closed but could potentially be reopened), three radiators. Stairs to first floor. Door to cellar (described later). Open to

Sitting Room 4.80m (15ft 6in) x 4.44m (14ft 4in)

Front and side facing windows with far reaching rural views, exposed ceiling beams, wall lights, three radiators, understairs storage cupboard. Glazed door to outside.

Cellar 4.73m (15ft 3in) x 3.38m (10ft 11in)

With sufficient head height and light.

First Floor Landing

Two rear facing windows, ceiling lights, two radiators, airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Doors to

Bedroom 1 5.06m (16ft 4in) x 4.65m (15ft) max overall measurement

L-shaped room. Front and side facing windows with spectacular far reaching views. Exposed ceiling beams, ceiling light, access to loft space, two radiators.

Shower Room

Suite comprising walk in shower enclosure with electric Mira shower and panelled surrounds, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback, low level WC. Rear facing opaque glazed window, exposed ceiling beams, ceiling light.

Bedroom 2 3.23m (10ft 5in) max x 2.79m (9ft) max

Front facing window with superb far reaching rural views, ceiling light, access to loft space, stair head surface, radiator.

Bedroom 3 3.54m (11ft 5in) x 3.51m (11ft 4in)

Front facing window with far reaching rural views, ceiling light, radiator.

Bedroom 4 4.59m (14ft 10in) into deep recess x 2.63m (8ft 6in)

Front and side facing windows with far reaching rural views, ceiling light, radiator.


Suite comprising panel bath with hand held shower attachment and tiled surrounds, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC. Rear facing opaque glazed window, ceiling light, extractor fan, radiator.


To the front of The Cottage there is a low stone wall and an area of garden laid to lawn with access to a detached outbuilding, 'The Bakehouse'. The Bakehouse measures 18'04'' x 15'01'' (approx.) and offers tremendous potential to be adapted for a variety of uses including either a workshop or studio. To the side of the property there is a gravelled driveway providing parking for several vehicles. From here, steps lead up to a further raised area of garden and from this elevated position there are fantastic panoramic views stretching towards May Hill in the east and across Marcle Ridge to the south and the Black Mountains to the far west. Beyond this area of garden lies a large area of woodland extending to approx. THREE AND A HALF ACRES, which provides a wonderful natural habitat for the surrounding wildlife.


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


Proceed out of Ledbury on the A438 Hereford Road. Continue over the traffic lights at the Trumpet Crossroads and after a short distance turn left at Poolend signposted to Pixley, Putley Green and Aylton. Continue straight on signposted to Putley Common and Woolhope. Proceed for approximately 2 miles passing through Putley Common and on reaching the staggered crossroads turn right signposted to Checkley Hereford and the property can be found immediately on the right hand side.

Energy Perfomance Certificate

The EPC rating for this property is E (44).


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.

John Goodwin FRICS has made every effort to ensure that measurements and particulars are accurate however prospective purchases/tenants must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the accuracy of the information provided. No information with regard to planning use, structural integrity, tenure, availability/operation, business rates, services or appliances has been formerly verified and therefore prospective purchasers/tenants are requested to seek validation of all such matters prior to submitting a formal or informal intention to purchase/lease the property or enter into any contract.


We are advised (Subject to legal confirmation) that the property is freehold.

Individual Detached Stone House

Occupying A Superb Elevated Position

Affording Fantastic Far Reaching Views Across Unspoilt Countryside

Offering Scope With Further Potential

Three Reception Rooms

Four Double Bedrooms

Bathroom & Two Shower Rooms

Off Road Parking

Detached Stone Outbuilding

Garden & Woodland Extending To Approx THREE AND A HALF ACRES

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John Goodwin - Ledbury

3/5 New Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire

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