Lea Bailey, Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9


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  • Bedrooms: 3
An extremely appealing, spacious three bedroomed detached cottage of great character, ticking every box on the must have country cottage list. Wonderful far reaching views, superb gardens extending to approx 0.5 acre and peaceful rural location.

An extremely appealing, spacious three bedroomed detached cottage of great character, ticking every box on the must have country cottage list. Wonderful far reaching views, superb gardens extending to approx 0.5 acre and peaceful rural location.


Oakdale lies in the pretty hamlet of Lea Bailey nestled on the edge of extensive woodland with a multitude of woodland walks right on the doorstep. Just ten minutes from the market town of Ross on Wye which has a good range of social, sporting and shopping facilities and excellent links to South Wales and the Midlands via the M40 and M50 motorway. The cities of Gloucester, Cheltenham and Hereford are approximately 15, 20 and 18 miles respectively.

Bi-fold doors open from the splendid kitchen dining room on to a stone patio area perfect for alfresco dining and taking in the unobstructed views over the adjoining fields and rolling hills in the distance, fabulous sunsets a regular on the menu. Viewing is highly recommended to truly appreciate its picturesque location and homely feel.

The property is entered via:

Canopied Front Entrance Door:

With light. Hardwood front entrance door with inset leaded, glazed panels to:

Reception Hall:

With slate flooring. LED ceiling spotlights. Stairs to first floor with pine balustrading and cupboards beneath. Period pine panelled door into:

Living Room: 14'2" x 14' (4.32m x 4.27m).

A lovely room of enormous character which has fully exposed stone elevation to one wall with Inglenook fireplace with flagstone hearth, bread oven and fitted multi fuel burning stove with original inset oak beam over. Sealed unit double glazed window to front aspect with pretty outlook over the front garden. Beamed ceiling. Wall light points, power points, TV point, radiator.

Sitting Room: 14'1" x 11' (4.3m x 3.35m).

With extremely attractive period open fireplace with timber surround and flagstone hearth. Exposed floorboards. Radiator. Inset book shelving with LED lighting. Sealed unit double glazed windows out to front and rear giving plenty of natural light, window seat to rear aspect.

Kitchen/Dining Room: 20' x 10' (6.1m x 3.05m).

No shortage of space in this well fitted kitchen/dining room with a range of matching base and wall cupboards with bespoke hand built units and granite work surfaces over and inset Belfast sink with mono block mixer. Tiled splashback. Rustic brick recess with space for cooking range with extractor fan and lighting over. Feature oak beam. Karndean tiled effect flooring with underfloor heating. Oak skirting boards. Inset LED ceiling spotlights. Bi-fold hardwood double glazed doors leading out to garden. Double glazed window to rear aspect. Oak part glazed door leading to:

Rear Lobby:

With quarry tiled flooring. Glazed door leading out to garden. Pine panelled door to:


With low level WC. Wall mounted wash hand basin, quarry tiled flooring. Radiator. Double glazed window to side aspect overlooking garden.

From the kitchen/dining room pine door leads to:

Utility Room: 14'8" x 6'6" (4.47m x 1.98m).

Fitted with a range of bespoke, handmade pine base and wall mounted units with tiled worktop having inset Belfast sink and hardwood drainer. Windows to both side giving plenty of natural light. Glazed door leading out to courtyard.

From reception hall staircase leads to:

First floor with galleried landing. Small sitting area, perfect for relaxing and reading a book or potentially good area for desk and computer. Double glazed window to front aspect. Recessed book shelving, access to roof space. Telephone point, power points.

Bedroom 1: 15' x 14'2" (4.57m x 4.32m).

A generous sized double room with large walk in wardrobe with shelving and hanging rail. Light. Access to roof space. Double glazed window to front aspect with pretty wooded outlook. Radiator, power points. Panelled door and steps down to:

En-Suite Bathroom: Approx.: 9'10" x 7' (Approx.: 3m x 2.13m).

With period style white suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin, timber panelled bath with shower attachment. Low level WC. Karndean timber effect flooring. Shelved airing cupboard, radiator. Window to side aspect. Feature ceiling beam.

Bedroom 2: 14'6" x 10'8" (4.42m x 3.25m).

Once again, a good size double room with large double glazed window to front aspect with pretty rural outlook. Radiator, power points. Feature Victorian cast iron fireplace. Doorway leads to galleried landing area.

From the main landing:

Pine door and two steps lead down to:

Inner Landing Area:

Door to:

Bedroom 3: 12' x 9' (3.66m x 2.74m).

With radiator, feature beam ceiling. Hardwood double glazed window to rear aspect with beautiful outlook over surrounding countryside.

Shower Room:

With glazed and tiled shower cubicle with mains shower. Pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Low level WC. Pine panelled door to useful storage area. Double glazed window to side aspect. Radiator, beamed ceiling, extractor fan.


From the small country lane, splayed driveway with stone walling and double gates leading into driveway and parking area leading to garage. A pathway leads to front door. Front garden is laid to neat lawn and interspersed with roses and shrubs. Beautiful cottage gardens extend to approximately ½ acre. Beautifully stocked herbaceous borders, patio areas taking in the fabulous rural view. Feature well and ornamental pond. Screen composting area. Gateway through to area of orchard enclosed by mixer hedging and fabulous rural views. Steps and pathway lead up to further parking area which has its own separate double gated entrance in from the roadside. Stone slabbed area to rear . Large shed/garage. Holly hedge, Hazelnut tree etc. From the side courtyard area steps lead down to:

Cellar: 14' x 12' (4.27m x 3.66m).

We believe this building was historically a pub and evidence of this can be seen within the cellar. Lighting and power.

Garage: 16'5" x 10'6" (5m x 3.2m).

With double timber doors. Block construction, side window and door to rear. Power points, lighting.


From Ross on Wye take the A40 east heading for Gloucester passing through the village of Weston under Penyard and the hamlet of Ryeford. Continue along this road until reaching the village of Lea and just after entering the village take the first right signposted Mitcheldean. Continue along this road turning right signposted Drybrook. Follow this road for just over ½ mile and the property can be found on the right hand side.

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Richard Butler & Associates

15 Gloucester Road, Ross on Wye


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