The Old Forge, Dilwyn, Herefordshire - with potential annex
Guide Price - £595,000 Sold - Subject To Contract
In the centre of this pretty and popular village, a black and white listed cottage full of character and charm, together with a former gallery and separate purpose built studio, making the whole property highly versatile and full of potential for a number of uses.
- Charming detached cottage
- With excellent outbuilding
- Lovely character throughout
- Set within a village location
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Three reception rooms
- Utility room, laundry room & g/f WC
- Outbuilding with annex potential
- No onward chain
Notes and Comments:
Situation and Description
The pretty village of Dilwyn lies in north-west Herefordshire and offers a rural village lifestyle with a thriving community along with a village-run pub, a primary school and a pretty church. The larger village of Weobley is within easy reach and offers a good range of facilities including a doctor’s surgery and a secondary school and the Market town of Leominster is just a short drive away with a a choice of shops and a mainline train station.
The property itself is a grade II listed cottage which is full of character with plenty of exposed timbers and lots of nooks and crannies. It offers huge potential for a variety of uses and includes a modern purpose-built art studio, which is double glazed and full of light and space and has both air source and solar power for heating and hot water. A separate detached barn offers additional space and has been used as a gallery and tearoom. The gardens are then well stocked and create an additional feature of this very interesting property.
On arrival a door leads into a welcoming reception hall and leads to a sitting room and separate dining room with windows overlooking the village green, a fireplace with fitted wood burner, and door to a small study. At the rear of the cottage, a good-sized kitchen/ breakfast room overlooks the courtyard and gardens and is well appointed with a range of fitted cupboards and includes a Rangemaster cooker. The ground floor is then supported by a useful utility room and separate cloakroom.
On the first floor there are three individual bedrooms all with their own character, plenty of storage space and a family bathroom which includes both a bath and separate shower.
The property is approached from the village road by its own private driveway which provides parking and turning space and leads to covered parking that links the gallery to the studio. The gallery fronts onto the road and has doors to both the front and rear as well as a sink, serving counter and electric heating and measures 25’8 x 12’7. A short distance away the studio is a light and bright space with a vaulted ceiling, hallway, toilet and storeroom. Both these buildings offer huge potential for a variety of uses and could provide office space, additional accommodation, teaching space and much more subject to any necessary approval. A laundry room with space and plumbing for washing machine and a separate WC then lie to one side of the house.
The gardens now require some work but have obviously been very productive and much cared for over the years. A sun terrace leads to lawned areas which pass an ornamental pond and continue to a vegetable and soft fruit section, as well as a small orchard with a variety of fruit trees. The gardens are well stocked throughout and also include a greenhouse, garden store and former pig’s cot.
Services and considerations
Mains water, mains electricity, oil fired central heating, solar panels and air source heating, mains drainage. It is not our company policy to test services and domestic appliances, so we cannot verify that they are in working order. The buyers are advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or Surveyor. All prospective purchasers are advised to clarify matters relating to rights of way with their Solicitor. Council Tax Band: F £3,225.54. EPC Band: Energy Rating E 48/102. Tenure: Freehold.
Prospective purchasers: Upon submitting an offer, we will require by law, proof of ID for all buyers. A picture ID and a separate address ID together with proof of funding.
From Leominster enter the village of Dilwyn from the A4112 and proceed down the hill and around the bend. Continue into the village centre and the Old Forge will be found on the left-hand side next to the village pub.
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