Nutshell Cottage

Little Hereford


Agent: Andrew Grant

Offers: £395,000

Call: 01905 734735

IT'S got history, it's got character, oodles of space, a secure workshop, stunning gardens and what's more it's available now. In fact, what's not to like about a property like Nutshell Cottage at Little Hereford.

Dating back to 1791, this is a property which combines ancient and modern, a perfect blend of original features and the trappings of a comfortable and practical modern home. Beyond the heavy panelled front door, visitors will find themselves in a house for all seasons. The charming sitting room has dual aspect windows with French doors, sweeping gardens outside, and a feature inglenook fireplace complete with cosy Clearview stove.

The dining room is perfect for formal occasions, while the exceptional living kitchen is the stuff of dreams. With its solid oak floor, cream suite and roll-edge work-surfaces, the room opens out to a breakfast area, with utility room beyond.

On the first floor, the landing gives access to Nutshell Cottage's four bedrooms. The master bedroom has an en suite with corner shower and loo, while bedroom two rejoices in exposed ceiling beams. The main bathroom has a corner bath and loo, with a shower over the bath.

The house is approached over a broad opening, and a five-bar gate set between imposing brick pillars. The impressive gardens are a huge feature of the property, its lawns, an enchanting cottage border with an abundance of shrubs, trees, plants and bulbs, and the promise of much colour throughout spring and summer. Meanwhile, a central stone driveway leads the way to find pots of room for parking. There is a detached garage with electric up-and-over doors and excellent office space over, not to mention a secure workshop with log store to one side, greenhouse, and just in case you were wondering, an outstanding summerhouse to boot. This is double-glazed and lined, a perfect retreat for entertaining or simply relaxing.

The garden would not be complete without its ornamental pond with further plants, shrubs and trees, and for good measure, an outdoor garden storage area.

There's much to recommend this property with its blend of old and new. In fact, in a nutshell, this would be a very desirable place to hang your hat.