Tunnel Lane, Orleton

£550,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
The Good Life appears to be back in vogue as buyers look for more internal and external space to be able to provide an antidote to the hustle and bustle of modern life. Hewell Cottage could easily be the blue print for this new lifestyle. Located in a rural position but within half a mile of the favoured village of Orleton and sat in half an acre of formal gardens, patio, orchards, vegetable plot and wild flower meadow and with accommodation to satisfy most this property has to be viewed to be appreciated.

Introduction

This cottage has been developed in the various centuries since it was built with the original Black & White cottage offering a large living room with traditional features like an inglenook fireplace and bread oven, beams and flagstone floors and the 20th century addition providing space for a study and large kitchen. Yet it is the most recent addition in the 21st century that sets it apart from many of its contemporaries. The traditionally built Welsh-Oak living space with full height windows, vaulted ceiling with, as you would expect, lots and lots of oak! Upstairs there are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large landing and views from every window.

Property description - Ground floor

The front door is reached from the extensive driveway. Mount the flagstone steps and open the Oak front door into the entrance hall with cloakroom on the right and study directly in front of you and this opens up into a utility/boot room housing the Worcester oil fired boiler and offers an excellent space to kick off the muddy boots, wipe down the dogs and children! From the main hallway you turn left into the living room which is located in the oldest part of the house and has flagstone flooring, large inglenook fireplace with Clearview stove and original bread oven, the windows are to the front aspect and the staircase rises to the first floor. This room can accommodate both lounge and dining room furniture and there is an under-stairs cupboard. The bespoke kitchen has a wealth of painted floor and wall units with integral fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher a dual fuel large range cooker with extractor hood over and tiled flooring. From this room through the doors at the end and you enter the magnificent Welsh Oak extension, which is the heart of the home and truly spectacular. With under floor heating and views in every direction from the full height argon gas filled double glazed windows, amazing valuted beamed ceiling and doors opening out on to the garden.

Property description - First floor

Take the stairs to the first floor landing with a cosy reading corner, for quiet reflection, there are two double bedrooms, the first has a range of built in wardrobes and has windows to front aspect , the master bedroom is to rear with far reaching views over the garden and surrounding open countryside beyond. The master bedroom has a newly created en-suite shower room with walk-in Matki shower with WC and wash basin inset into vanity unit, wall mounted chrome heated towel rail, and underfloor heating. The family bathroom has a panelled bath WC and pedestal wash hand basin. The third bedroom is currently used as a further study, but would easily take a queen size double bed.

Garden

The garden offers a variety of opportunities for the Monty Don's or Tom & Barbara's amongst you, having a formal lawn garden and patio, large vegetable patch, orchard providing both cooking and eating apples, wild flower meadow, pond, chicken run and various, shrubs, flower beds & borders. The rest of the garden is full of colour and the wildlife which create a perfect backdrop for a totally harmonious experience.

Norwegian Hobbit House

An interesting addition to the garden, this circular wooden building certainly resembles something from The Shire and provides a relaxing space to entertain with the central fire-pit/BBQ a fantastic feature along with the built in perimeter seating.

Garage and Parking

The driveway is large enough for at least six cars and there is a double garage up and over door and power and light. Located behind the garage is a large timber framed workshop/garden shed ideal for storage or hobbies.

Services

Oil fired central heating, septic tank drainage, mains water and electricity

LPG bottles serves the hob on the range

Council tax band E

Freehold

Location

The property is located just outside the popular village of Orleton, within a short distance from the Mortimer Forest. Orleton has a well stocked village shop, doctors surgery, a community owned Public House, The Boot, which serves excellent food and beverages. There is a well renowned local village school as well as further Private Schools located at Lucton and Moor Park, both three miles away. The towns of Leominster & Ludlow are located only a short drive away and both offer a wealth of amenities and facilities including leisure and sporting opportunities, supermarkets, public transport links including railway stations and delightful medieval markets, antique shops and cafés.

Directions

From Ludlow head for Ludford bridge and out on the B4361 to Overton take the second right hand turning for Richards Castle and Orleton. After driving through Richards Castle the next village you come to is Orleton, then take the left hand turn opposite the Public House the Bakers Arms and proceed on this road until you get to a crossroads, go straight over and after approximately half a mile, the property is located on the right hand side.

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