2 bed cottage for sale in Haywood Lane, Ashperton, Ledbury HR8
- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathroom
- 2 reception rooms
- Very unusual detached cottage
- Situated above A disused canal
- Extensive gardens around the canal and tunnel entrance
- Two bedrooms
- Two reception rooms
- Modern boiler and septic tank
- Double glazing, off road parking
- Quiet rural position
- No onward chain
- EPC E
Description Tunnel Cottage is a most interesting detached property believed to date back to the mid 1800's and constructed by Steven Ballard, the world famous engineer, who not only constructed this portion of the Hereford to Gloucester canal which adjoins the property but also built the original railway tunnel through the Malvern Hills.
The property offers charming well presented accommodation which benefits from oil fired heating and comprises at ground floor level a sitting room with fitted wood burner, a separate dining room, fitted kitchen, utility room and cloakroom. At first floor level a landing gives access to two double bedrooms and a bathroom. There is a off road parking area and the property has a large mature garden which straddles the canal over and around the entrance to the disused tunnel.
Tunnel Cottage is situated down a country lane surrounded by farmland and lies within easy reach of the village of Ashperton where there is a primary school, church and village hall. The popular town of Ledbury is approximately 5 miles away and provides a wide range of local facilities and amenities including shops, schools and a mainline railway station.
UPVC front door, opens to:
Sitting Room (3.76m x 3.37m (12'4" x 11'0"))
Dual aspect uPVC windows overlooking the gardens, stairs lead to first floor with a wooden spindle banister, Cast Iron wood burner with wooden mantle piece, tiled floor, satellite point, radiator, under stairs storage cupboard housing fuse box.
Dining Room (3.33m x 3.01m (10'11" x 9'10"))
Front facing uPVC window, fireplace with Cast iron grate and decorative mantle over, tiled floor, radiator, double doors open to:
Kitchen (3.62m x 3.65m (11'10" x 11'11"))
Front facing uPVC window, range of fitted eye and base level units, worktop with inset one and a half sink and drainer unit, electric oven, electric hob with extractor hood over, tiled splash back, space for dishwasher and other appliances, tiled floor, radaitor, door to:
UPVC back doors, tiled floor, radiator, door to:
Front facing obscure uPVC window, low level WC, wash basin.
Utility Room (1.78m x 1.41m (5'10" x 4'7"))
Side facing obscure uPVC window, floor mounted oil fired Worcester central heating boiler, tiled floor, space and plumbing for washing machine.
First Floor Landing
Two rear facing uPVC windows overlooking gardens, two storage cupboards, radiator.
Bedroom One (3.34m x 2.79m (10'11" x 9'1"))
Dual aspect uPVC windows, radiator, built in storage cupboard, feature fireplace.
Bedroom Two (3.66m x 3.62m (12'0" x 11'10"))
Rear and side facing uPVC windows, built in wardrobe, radiator, loft access.
Bathroom (1.78m x 2.97m max (5'10" x 9'8" max))
Rear facing obscure uPVC window, corner shower cubicle, radiator, low level WC, wash basin with storage, tiled walls, extractor fan.
The large mature garden which straddles the old canal is a most interesting feature of the property. Around the cottage there is a level area of lawn to one side and a patio seating area to the side of the kitchen with a useful store. The ground extend to both sides of the disused canal in a U shape and are enclosed by fencing. There are many mature trees and the gardens steeply slope down to the canal. A small wooden foot bridge crosses over a steam and there is a small waterfall in wet weather on the far side bank. To the side of the property is a parking area for two cars. The water in the canal and the banks are not considered useable benfits, rather a natural feature and haven for wildlife.
From Worcester and Malvern follow the A4103 in the westerly direction towards Hereford. Passing over Fromes Hill and continue for another 3 miles were you will come to a crossroads at Much Cowan, turn left in the direction of Ledbury, pass through the village of Stretton Grandison and into Ashpurton. Take the left hand turn into Heywood Lane and Tunnell Cottage will be found on the left, indicated by our agent's 'For Sale' board. For more details please call the Malvern office on . View more View less