A beautiful family home, perfect for those wanting to keep animals, and brimming with charming features, such as the cider press that sits in the living room!
No matter who you are, you’ll find much to love about Panksbridge Cottage in eastern Herefordshire.
If you’re a gardener you’ll adore the landscaped grounds that provide plenty of colour and beauty throughout the year.
Horse lovers, meanwhile, will appreciate the stable block and paddocks that offer the space needed to care for their animals. The two acres of grounds are also well set up for those wishing to keep other creatures, too, such as chickens and livestock.
Those who enjoy seeing wildlife thriving on their property will benefit from the large pond sitting in one of the paddocks, and the mature trees scattered across the fields. And if you’re after the quiet life in a historic house that’s retained its original charms, then the cottage itself is believed to date back to the 17th century and not only has plenty of exposed timbers and brickwork, but also – remarkably – an old cider press that creates an eye-catching centrepiece for the living room.
Even without this unusual feature, this room would be wonderful, with its stone walls, beamed ceiling and inglenook-style fireplace with wood burner. But the press, with its giant stone wheel, really does provide the icing on the cake.
Elsewhere on the ground floor, the dining room also has a wood burner in an inglenook fireplace, while the kitchen has a Stanley stove, which is oil-fired and provides central heating and hot water. There’s a built-in fridge and microwave/oven combo, plus a walk-in pantry from the neighbouring utility room.
Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, all of which have built-in wardrobes. Three of the rooms feature attractive high ceilings, while the master also has an en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath. The workshop/car port that’s joined to the house could be converted into another bedroom if needs be, or even an annexe.
Outside, the gardens include a large patio, a raised seating area and ornamental shrubs; the five paddocks have stock-proof fencing; and there’s also a dog kennel and run, plus a chicken enclosure.
If you’re looking for a family home that’s as quirky as it is historically charming, and is well set up for keeping animals of all shapes and sizes, then take a look at Panksbridge Cottage.
Panksbridge Cottage A family home with original features and plenty of land for horses, livestock and gardening
Bedrooms Four – all with built-in wardrobes and one with en-suite bathroom
Land Approximately two acres of landscaped gardens, paddocks, outbuildings and ponds
Location The area of Much Cowarne, 11 miles north-east of Hereford
Price On sale for £665,000
Interested? The agents are Flint & Cook, High Street, Bromyard HR7 4AE. Tel: 01885 488166. www.flintandcook.co.uk
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