Old Rectory Gardens, Tump Lane, Much Birch, Hereford HR2


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Location & Description

The property stands close to the heart of the sought after village of Much Birch, some 6 miles south of the cathedral city of Hereford, with Ross-on-Wye and the M50 motorway some 7 miles to the southeast. The towns of Monmouth and Abergavenny are also within striking distance.

Constructed in 1998 on three levels, the property has recently been extended to the rear in a most practical and appealing manner, and now offers quite exceptional ground floor accommodation extending to some xx'. Directly off the xx' Drawing Room is the generous Dining Room, and open way from same leading through to the vast L shaped Kitchen/Breakfast Room, from which bifold doors enable direct access to the rear Sun Terrace.

For those who spend significant time in the kitchen, this room really needs to be thoroughly inspected to be fully appreciated. Not only are the proportions vast, but all the Beech worktops are of extra large 720mm depth, creating a most attractive and practical working surface. Moreover, all fitments are to a very high standard, as indeed they are throughout the house with features such as brass door furniture, coving to ceilings etc.

Four Bedrooms and two Bath/Shower Rooms comprise the first floor, whilst the second floor is a superb 28' fifth Bedroom/Library, and once again, views from this room are quite outstanding, extending all the way to the Black Mountains of Wales and Pen-y-Fan beyond.

Just a few paces away is the brick built and rendered Annexe, the ground floor containing self-contained additional accommodation, with an external stairway to a first floor storage area. Subject to relevant permissions, the first floor could be incorporated into living accommodation if required.

Village facilities within walking distance include the excellent Much Birch Primary School, Doctors Surgery, ancient Church, and Pilgrim Hotel, where as just a little further away are both the Axe & Clever and Tump public houses. Not far from the Tump in Wormelow is the excellent village store.

Of the towns mentioned above, both Hereford and Monmouth have long established public schools, whilst all of the towns also have state schools, to some of which are regular bus services close by. For those requiring good access to fast communications, the M50 motorway/A40 dual carriage way just to the west of Ross is within approx. 10 minutes' drive.

In detail the property comprises:

Totally Enclosed Porch

With brick paved base, five arm light fitting and double glazed wooden door to exterior, and additional part glazed wooden door through to

Elegant Reception Hall

With fine Oak laminate flooring, coving to ceiling and recessed downlighter spots. Door to Cloaks Cupboard and additional door to

Cloakroom & W.C.

Having white suite comprising closed coupled W.C and pedestal hand basin. Strip light and shaver point. Ceramic tiled flooring. Double glazed window to exterior.

Drawing Room (approx. 25'4 x 13'9)

A room of exceptional appeal having windows to both front and rear elevations, the front window looking out across farmland and hills to the southwest. Oak flooring continuing from Reception Hall. Appealing Oak fireplace surround with inset marble and marble hearth. Recessed in the fireplace is the lpg, log effect gas fire. Wide part glazed doors with fine bevelled glass open through to the

Dining Room (approx. 15'11 x 9'9)

Again with Oak flooring continuing from Drawing Room. This room may also be accessed directly from the Reception Hall. Open way through to

Outstanding L Shaped Kitchen/Breakfast Room (of overall max dimensions approx. 30'10 x 26'10.)

This superb room is of most generous proportions and exceptionally appealing. Exquisite Travertine flooring. Glazing to three elevations and three extra large Velux roof lights enable the penetration of a very high degree of natural light. Extensive range of floor mounted cupboards and drawers with quiet close mechanisms. Extra deep 720mm Beech worktops giving excellent additional food preparation space. Inset amidst these units is the black Rangemaster 6 ring ceramic hob with ovens beneath and extractor hood over. Extensive wall mounted cupboards, some with glazed fronts and having concealed lighting beneath, and in some cases lighting above. Inset amongst the work surface to the south facing window is the double bowl single drainer Corian sink with chrome mixer tap over. Full depth towel rail/radiator in addition to the conventional radiators. Plumbing for washing machine and space for additional kitchen appliances. Ceiling mounted downlighter spots. Bifold doors in the rear elevation enable direct access out onto the paved sun terrace adjacent (see later). Additional part glazed door to exterior west elevation. Floor mounted oil fired central heating boiler.

First Floor Galleried Landing

With fitted carpet to match stair carpet. Large double glazed side window enabling beautiful outlook towards wooded hillsides. Door to Capacious Linen Cupboard. Coving to ceiling. Downlighter spots. Additional door to Airing Cupboard with extra large, insulated copper cylinder and immersion heater.

Bedroom One (of overall max dimensions approx. 20'0 x 13'9)

A superbly proportioned room with wide double glazed window enabling both closer countryside views and far reaching views towards the Black Mountains. Additional double glazed window to side elevation. Door to En-Suite Shower Room and W.C. Recently refitted and having extra large glazed shower cubicle with thermostatic shower having Bristan drench shower head. Vanity unit comprising matching wash hand basin with drawers beneath. Close coupled low level W.C. Deep chrome vertical radiator/towel rail and fine ceramic tiling to floor. High level double glazed window.

Bedroom Two (approx. 11'9 x 6'9)

With double glazed window enabling outstanding outlook across rolling farmland and countryside.

Bedroom Three (approx. 13'4 x 11'9)

With double glazed window overlooking rear garden towards Annexe.

Bedroom Four (approx. 9'8 x7'3)

Again having double glazed window to rear elevation.

Family Bath/Shower Room and W.C.

Completely finished in white and with panelled bath having glazed side screen and chrome shower attachment over. Close coupled low level W.C. Extra large vanity unit comprising wide ceramic basin with two wide, quiet close drawers beneath. Vertical chrome radiator/towel rail and extensive wall tiling. Window to rear. Ceramic tiled flooring.

Second Floor Galleried Landing

Like the main landing particularly light with large Velux roof light admitting excellent natural light. Fitted carpet. Door to Eaves Storage Cupboard. Space for bookshelves.

Bedroom Five/Library (of overall max. Dimensions approx. 28'0 x 16'3)

although not all of the room is of these dimensions. Fine Oak flooring. Double glazed windows to three elevations, in addition to the double glazed Velux roof light. Exquisite, far reaching views towards Hay Bluff, the Welsh Mountains and the hills behind Wormelow. Juliette balcony to west elevation. Door to En-suite Shower Room and W.C. Having white suite comprising corner tiled and glazed shower cubicle with thermostatic chrome shower, vanity unit comprising hand basin and ample cupboards beneath and alongside with granite top over. Close coupled low level W.C. And bidet. Two radiator/towel rails and double glazed Velux roof light complete with blind, admitting natural light. Ceramic tiled flooring. Ceiling mounted downlighter spots.

Door to

Storage/Boiler Room housing the Worcester gas fired central heating boiler together with programmer and time switch. Storage space adjacent.


Combined six bar vehicular and pedestrian wooden gates open onto a Widening Tarmacadam Drive providing parking space for several vehicles.

Positioned immediately behind this parking area is the Former Double Garage/Now Annexe which is of overall max external dimensions approx. 17'5 x 16'. The whole of the ground floor of this building comprises a living space complete with mini kitchen to rear. This has wooden fronted, floor mounted cupboards and drawers with roll edged working surfaces over. Incorporated amidst these units is the single bowl single drainer sink with chrome mixer tap over. Range of complementary wall mounted cupboards and Electrolux four ring ceramic hob with extractor hood over. Tiling behind working surfaces. Laminate wood effect flooring and double glazed windows, complete with blinds to east and south elevations. Attractive bevelled glass to the part glazed hard wood door to exterior, with its covered porch. Door to Shower Room and W.C. With corner tiled and glazed shower cubicle having chrome thermostatic shower. Pedestal hand basin and close coupled low level W.C. Ceramic tiled flooring. Radiator and towel rail.

Approached via an external wooden staircase positioned to the rear of the block is the First Floor Storage Room. This has two double glazed Velux roof lights to the eastern roof slope and a part glazed door to the north, all admitting natural light. Approx. 50' x 11' N.B. Particular care should be taken when ascending these steps, more particularly when these steps are wet. The white fronts to the steps can be particularly slippery.

To the front of the property is a small area of lawn fringed by Beech and mixed hedging with a fine Wisteria trailing over part of the front of the property beneath the plaque which reads “Old Rectory Gardens 1998” A concrete paved path runs alongside the west side of the property to give access to the Paved Sun Terrace which lies adjacent the rear bifold doors from the Breakfast Room.

Extending beyond here is the Gently Sloping Rear Lawn with a colourful Acer to the north eastern corner and a mixed Beech hedge to the eastern boundary. A Cupressus hedge extends along the northern boundary.


Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected.

Outgoings: ‘F' Council Tax Band

EPC rating: 'D' (Full EPC Rating available)

To View

Strictly and only please by prior telephone appointment through Morris Bricknell Tel:


If approaching from Ross or the M50, leave the western outskirts at Wilton roundabout (bp service station) taking the A49 towards Hereford. After entering the village of Much Birch drive past the Axe & Clever pub on your left, and immediately before pedestrian traffic lights

in the centre of Much Birch, take the left turning into Tump Lane. Number 5 Rectory Gardens will be found after approx. 100yrds on the right hand side.

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Arrange viewing 01989 218003

Morris Bricknell

Gloucester Road, Ross On Wye, Herefordshire

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