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Spacious five-bed home

Allsop ........................ 38
Andrew Grant ..... 12,13,14
Andrew Morris ................ 7
Arena Lettings ............ 34
Belvoir ......................... 39 Stoneleigh, Clifford, near First-floor accommodation con-
Brightwells ......... 26,27,31 Hay-on-Wye sists of a family bathroom, a mas-
Christopher Lyons ........ 39 Agent: Sunderlands & ter bedroom with an en-suite
Cobb Property ..... 28,29 Thompsons shower room, which has a door
Connells ................... 10 Offers: £490,000 leading in to another bedroom.
Flint & Cook .............. 6 Call: 01497 822522 This could be used as a dressing
Fox Grant ..................... 40 room. The third bedroom on this
Hayes ...................... 22,23 SITUATED in a sought after loca- floor has, an ornate fireplace.
Jacksons International ..... tion, Stoneleigh is a spacious five- On the second floor, the landing
.................................. 2,3,4 bedroomed detached house, offer- has under-eaves storage and doors
James Dean ..................36 ing well appointed accommodation to two bedrooms, both with
John Amos .................. 8,9 over three floors. exposed wooden floor boards.
Jonathan Wright .......... 18 The property benefits from oil- Outside to the front, Stoneleigh
J S Bloor .................... 35 fired central heating and compris- has a cottage-style forecourt with a
es in brief an entrance hall, a sit- low metal railing and central path
Knight Frank ............ 20,21 ting room with exposed floor to the front door.
Maitland Rachel ...... 32,33 boards and stonework and a living To the side is a spacious driveway
McCartneys ................. 19 room with a bay window and fire- with parking for up to six cars,
Nicholas Craddock ...... 24 place. that leads to an L-shaped former
R M Caldicott ............. 39 The dining room has attractive garage with an up-and-over door.
Richard Butler .............. 16 flag stone flooring and a fireplace. There is a good-sized garden to
Parrys Property ............ 15 In the kitchen are handmade fitted the rear with a large lawn, mature
Savills ........................... 37 units with solid wooden worktops, borders, an attractive wildlife
Sunderlands & Thompson a Belfast sink and space for appli- pond, a garden shed and a raised
....................................... 5 ances. oak decked area backing onto open
Stooke Hill & Walshe ... 11 There is a rear hall with a built-in fields. This wonderful property
Trivett Hicks ................ 30 storage cupboard and a door to the should be viewed to appreciate
Watkins & Thomas .. 25,37 garden. what it has to offer.
Williams ........................ 17
For professional advice
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property pages, call our
Modern and well insulated house
dedicated team on 34 Elmdale, Ewyas Harold, In detail, the accommodation bathroom which is fitted with
01432 845803 Hereford consists of an entrance hall a white suite.
Agent: Andrew Morris with an understairs recess Outside, the front garden has
Offers: £140,000 ideal for siting a computer been designed for easy mainte-
Call: 01432 266775 desk, a sitting/dining room nance. A side entrance gives
with a blanked-off fire recess access to a private rear paved
THIS is an excellent modern, and a serving hatch from the courtyard with larch-lap fenc-
three-bedroomed semi- kitchen. The kitchen is fitted ing having climbing roses and
detached home, standing in a with a range of white fronted clematis. There is a useful tim-
quiet cul-de-sac on the edge of kitchen units and gives access ber garden shed and to one
the village of Ewyas Harold. to a conservatory/utility side is a semi-detached work-
The property benefits from room. shop/store. This is a super
oil-fired central heating, cavity On the first floor are two dou- property and should be viewed
Also search for property wall insulation and double ble bedrooms and a single bed- to appreciate what it has to
online at our website, glazing. room, along with the family offer.
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Rush to cash in on new fuels

Get the site right

to benefit from
alternative energy
THE gold rush is well and There are a number of are usually tied to, or in
truly on with a large num- product suppliers and partnership, with a particu-
ber of land owners and investors in the market lar technological supplier
farmers considering renew- place approaching and are only likely to con-
able energy projects such as landowners at the present sider that particular type of
single wind turbines, time, especially with larger technology.
hydro, woodchip biomass scale projects, he said. “We have an established
and solar photovoltaic Landowners should not relationship with a number
schemes as diversification jump in feet first and sign a of reputable renewable
enterprises. contract, or agree terms, energy companies and
With attractive returns on without fully considering investors, who we can rec-
investment of more than 10 the potential returns and ommend to clients, but
per cent, (and often in negotiating the price and remain independent of any
excessive of 20 per cent terms of a contract or lease. technological supplier.”
quoted) the pressure is on With ‘potentially’ attrac- Fisher German is current-
to install and commission tive returns from projects ly advising clients on a
schemes before the review or rents from investors number of renewable ener-
of the Government Feed In being offered, Mr Powell gy projects with small to
Tariffs (FITs) in 2012. warns: “It is essential that medium wind turbine and
However David Powell of any landowner or farming solar PV schemes being the
Fisher German Chartered business considering sign- most popular. renewable energy services investor, contact David Above: Wind and solar installa-
Surveyors advises that to ing up to a contract takes Identifying opportunities, offered. Powell at Fisher German tions or the growing of fuel
achieve the best returns it independent advice or risk site appraisals, conducting If you are considering a Chartered Surveyors for an crops could all prove lucrative
is important to chose the ending up with an expen- feasibility studies, competi- renewable energy project, informal discussion on for land and property owners –
right technology at the sive mistake, or a poor deal. tive tendering, planning, or alternatively have a 01905 453275 / 07918 677566 if the right decision is made
right price and site it in the “Many renewable energy finance and project man- potential site that may be or email david.powell@ and the right choice made for
right position. companies or consultants agement are all part of the suitable to be leased to an the location.
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People making plans

Tackle your cold radiators now
Herefordshire Council weekly list LINTON: Two-storey extension,
of planning applications extending planning permission
expiry date until 31/1/2014 for Mr
BOSBURY: Boiler room and small Michael Hunter at Long Barn. Prune
covered area to west of building, one laburnum, prune one apple and
single storey extension and alter- amalancier for Mrs A Attenborough IF YOUR radiators are hot you can get from hardware could get scalded, and more To bleed a radiator, insert
ations for Mr and Mrs J Hayes at at Rawmarsh Cottage, Church View. at the bottom and cold at and DIY stores, and some air could get in. the key or screwdriver into
Norbridge Farm. LUCTON: New equestrian manege the top, this usually means with a small screwdriver. Before you open the valve, the bleed valve and turn
BROMYARD AND WINSLOW: for school and community use, there’s trapped air inside, The bleed valve is usually cover the floor underneath slowly to open it. You’ll
Proposed three-bedroomed bunga- improvements to road access for Mr which stops them from fill- at the top of the radiator to protect it because water hear a hissing sound, which
low with garage for Mr Julian Parry paul Thorne at Lucton School. ing and working properly. and the shape of the hole can spurt out and it can be is the air escaping, but this
at land south of 5 Stonehill Drive. LYONSHALL: Proposed extension to This is the last thing you will determine what you dirty. It’s also a good idea to can soon become water, so
BURGHILL: Conservatory to rear ele- existing poultry unit for Mr James need in winter, so bleed use to bleed it. hold a cloth underneath the don’t wander off and do
vation for Mr and Mrs Pugh at 10 Davies at Rhyse Farm. Three pro-
Oak Lane. posed extensions to existing poultry your radiators straight Only bleed your radiators bleed valve to catch any something else.
CANON FROME: Extensions, build houses together with ancillary feed away. when the central heating is drips. Move any furniture Once water starts coming
two-storey extension, build single- bins for Mr Richard Williams at The You bleed some radiators turned off and the radiators and rugs that could get out, close the valve, clean
storey extension, improve thermal Heath. with a radiator key, which are cold. If you don’t, you splattered. up and move on to the next.
performance of existing building MADLEY: Outbuilding to form studio
with internal insulation and new use, to teach courses either one or
extensions with footprint of previous two days, two courses per month,
building now demolished for Mr and access to artists to use studio
Mrs Ben McCarthy at Garden equipment for Mrs J Baneby at
Cottage. Swinmore House, Canon Bridge
CANON PYON: Existing building with Road.
existing granary to a dwelling and NEWTON: Single-storey lounge and
detached open bay garage for Mr cloakroom/porch extension, first-
and Mrs A Lyke at Nupton Farm. floor bedroom accommodation
CRADLEY: Retrospective application above existing barn, barn to be
for two-storey rear extension for Ms rebuilt and extended and existing
Sally Clarke at The Gables, Chapel house to have windows made wider
Lane. for Mr George Lamb at Court A Pella.
DILWYN: Proposed underground fuel NORTON: Single-storey lounge
storage tank for use in connection extension for Mr Barry Hine at Old
with kart track for Mr Chris Powell Cottage, Wacton Green.
at Lower Hurst. PEMBRIDGE: Proposed general agri-
DORSTONE: Fell one ash, crown cultural building for Mr Eric Price at
reduce one pear, pollard one weep- Moor Court Farm.
ing willow and crown reduce one ROSS ON WYE: Replacement porch
holly for the occupier at Garden and new roof to utility area for Mr
House, Chapel Lane. and Mrs G Watling at Elm Cottage,
EASTNOR: Change of use to work- Walford Road. Fell one lombardy
shop and office for the owner at and re-coppice one crack willow
White House Barn. sycamore tree over garages and
FOWNHOPE: Fell one western red parking area to clear roofs and
cedar for Mr Damon Chandler at 7 roadways for Ms Duir at 2 Chase
Manor Court. Mews.
HANTLAND: Proposed two-storey TEDSTONE: Demolition of existing
extension to form granny annexe for cottage and outbuilding and erect
Mr Nigel Maud at Little Tredow, St replacement dwelling garage and
Owens Cross. outbuildings (MH91/1667) – minor
HEREFORD: Existing windows allow- internal and external for Mr Antoni
ing for new glazing to replace Czemiawski at Tidbatch, Pound
obscure stained glass to all panes, Lane.
with the exception of the upper UPTON BISHOP: Private gyspy and
panes on the Capuchin Lane facade, traveller caravan site comprising
general external decorations and four pitches each containing one
internal for the owner at The Grapes mobile home and one toured, and
Tavern, East Street. Replacement one utility block for Mr Tom Maguire
fascia and hanging sings for Phones at Marsh Farm.
4U Ltd at 9 High Street. Re-roofing WALFORD, LETTON AND NEWTON:
of existing building for the owner at Erection of two polytunnels for Mr
The Old Deanery, Cathedral Close. Richard Sidegwick at Lane Cottage,
Change roof design DMCW100391/F Deerfold.
for proposed dwelling for Mr WELLINGTON: Change design of five
Stephen Shaw at 1 New Bungalow, windows on front elevation in
plot to rear of 99 Kings Acre Road. DCCW2008/2005/F (conversion of
HOLMER AND SHELWICK: Electricity redundant listed barn to form two
lines at Roman Road. residential units) for Mrs Ann Tobin
KINGSLAND: Detached dwelling and at Barn 2 Church Farm Barns.
formation of parking and turning WOOLHOPE: Five-bay straw barn for
areas for Mr and Mrs R N and S Mr Paul Rogers at Linkswell Farm,
Walker. Broadmoor Common. Three-bay
KINGTON: Free-range hen egg laying open garage for Mrs Amanda Gunn
building for Mr John Sankey at land at The Stone Barn. Erection of
at Downfield, Rushock. replacement poultry unit house two
LEDBURY: Fell two horse chestnuts on footprint of existing poultry unit
for Mr Monk at Netherhall Cottage. for Mr David Luther at The Leys,
LEINTWARDINE: Polytunnels for Mrs Broadmoor Common. Construction
C Goodwin at Jay Barns Farm, Jay of livestock building for welfare of
Lane. livestock for Mr Boultbee at field
LEOMINSTER: Two-storey extension 2182, Little Canwood.
for Mr Ian Thomas at Ivington Mill. YAZOR: Dining room with small
Timber garage and pedestrian gate extension, plus replacing roof mate-
to be put into wall next to gates for rials and new garage for Mr Jeremy
Mrs Gillian Dayson, 47 Etnam Street. Kenworthy at Red House.
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Style for modern living

Homes for party people

THE economic downturn cult – 24 per cent of people appetite. Think about comfort, tex-
has led to an increase in in our survey said they Dress your table gener- tures and creating a sense
the trend for people to went out less because of the ously – don’t over focus on of being made completely
entertain in, rather than availability and cost of a large central display as it at home.
socialise out, according to babysitters. can be distracting and an Keep the bulk of your
new research by house- “Of course, entertaining at obstacle to the easy flow colour light. Balance is the
builder Taylor Wimpey, home is a good way of sav- across and around the table key in bedroom design. For
which is building its luxury ing money at a time when between your guests. your base colour think
Shobdon Oaks develop- we’re all tightening our Have fun with your crock- more in terms of creams
ment in Shobdon. belts, but it’s also a great ery, cutlery and condi- and ivory than white – the
Sixty-one percent of peo- way of socialising with ments – look out for the latter can be harsh and
ple said they were going friends.” unusual; you can create a cold in a room designed to
out less than they used to, So how can you embrace sense of character with be warm and cosseting.
with 69 per cent saying that the growing trend for almost anything intended Build up your bed with
having less disposable entertaining at home – for the table these days. layers of different fabrics,
income had affected their whether it’s a big birthday Check out design compa- silk cushions, velvet head-
social life. 18 per cent also bash, intimate dinner party nies such as Andrew boards and ‘fur’ throws
said that they preferred to or girls’ night in? Martin for inspiration. contrasting against crisp
stay in and entertain Taylor Wimpey has Take your cue from high white sheets and duvet cov-
friends at home. teamed up with interior end restaurants and avoid ers
The popularity of pro- design expert Debbie Evans hard chairs – your seating Goose/duck down duvets
grammes such as Come who is creative director of should be comfortable and and Egyptian cotton sheets
Dine With Me and House Show Business Interiors inviting. are much more accessible
Guest has also been influ- and has been designing Lighting should be two in terms of both price and
ential in the shift towards inspirational show homes fold – a strong central ceil- availability these days -
making our homes the hub for Taylor Wimpey for the ing light such as a contem- your guests will really
of our social lives. last 10 years. porary chandelier will notice and appreciate the
And the design of modern Here she offers some tops enhance the sense of occa- effort.
houses is reflecting this tips on making your home sion as your guests arrive, Provide a side table or
change too, with many fea- party-ready. but you want to be able to nightstand and reading
turing open-plan kitchens, soften down to defused or lamp beside your guest’s
separate dining rooms,  Dining rooms side lighting as the evening bed.
downstairs cloakrooms and This is your primary room moves on. Try to create space in
en-suite bedrooms. for creating a sense of occa- Lamps and candlelight your spare room for your
Anne Wallace, regional sion, so be bold and give it can provide a warm glow guest – a clear dressing
sales and marketing direc- a bit of theatre. and provide the right ambi- table, free drawers and an
tor, comments: “For many, Wallpaper gives you the ence. area in a wardrobe in
entertaining at home is a chance to create a great which to hang their
big part of their social statement without overly Guest bedrooms clothes.
lives. filling space. Look for rich Boutique hotels still lead  Shobdon Oaks is a collec-
“People tend to live fur- opulent papers, strong the way for the design of tion of four and five bed-
ther away from family and colour and contemporary aspirational bedrooms – room homes with prices
friends than they used to, twists. Think in terms of cast your mind back to starting from just £299,995.
so having weekend guests bold colours – the your last special weekend For further information
is more common. Victorians famously away or pick up a boutique call 0845 672 3917 or visit
“Living away from family favoured deep dark reds in hotel guide such as Mr and
also means that finding their dining rooms to cre- Mrs Smith for some inspi- omes/Midlands/ShobdonO
childcare can be more diffi- ate a sense of passion and ration. aks/. PROPERTY TIMES ~ 37 THE HEREFORD TIMES, Thursday, January 27, 2011 89

At heart of pretty village

Where life
is better
in black
and white
Beam Ends, 2 High the footpath leading to the
Street, Weobley, site of Weobley’s former
Herefordshire Norman keep at the very
Agent: Nicholas heart of this beautiful vil-
Craddock lage.
Offers: £235,000 The entrance lobby leads
Call: 01432 359171 into the sitting room, which
has a stone fireplace hous-
THIS is a traditional black ing a gas fired stove.
and white three-bedroomed The dining room has a
property situated in the window seat, an under-
centre of the pretty village stairs storage cupboard/
of Weobley. pantry and steps down to room with a short run of wash handbasin.
The property offers well the kitchen, which has work surfaces and plumb- Access to the property is
proportioned rooms that cream coloured door and ing for a washing machine. via a short lane with a wide
are choc-full of charm and drawer fronts and a cup- The cellar has lighting and double gateway opening out
period detail. board housing the fitted shelving/racks and a to provide off road parking
The rear of the property Worcester Bosch oil-fired work bench with a vice. immediately to the front of
holds a real surprise for the central heating boiler. The first-floor accommo- the garage.
viewer with an attractive There is also a garden dation comprises a family There is also a garden
garden backing onto open room/conservatory of bathroom and three bed- store and a brick built out-
fields. wooden construction, rooms, one having an en- house with a high flush WC
Six towering oak trees line which doubles as a utility suite WC with pedestal and lighting.
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Two-bedroomed house

Larger than average home

in sought-after part of city
54 Chandos Street, bay window and a deco-
Whitecross, Hereford rative fire surround.
Agent: Connells The dining room also
Offers: £159,950 has laminated flooring
Call: 01432 267511 and an arch through to
the kitchen, which is fit-
THIS larger than average ted with a range of
two-bedroomed property, matching units and offers
is situated in a sought integrated appliances.
after residential location. There is also a useful cel-
The property features of lar with a front aspect
an entrance hall with window and panelled
laminated flooring, a fea- radiator.
ture archway and doors The first floor landing
to the lounge having a gives access to the two

bedrooms and a bath- a path leading to the and tumble drier. A

room with a bath and front door. To the imme- slabbed patio leads to the
separate shower cubicle. diate rear is a washroom main garden which is
To the front of the house with plumbing and space laid to lawn and is
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Auction report

Sale of the centuries

IN SPITE of difficult weather tary campaign chest at £650, a back from proofing made £700.
conditions 351 purchasers circa-1900 oak wind-out dining Silver and jewellery were
managed to secure lots at the table at £475 and a quite much in demand, a quantity of
last antique auction of 2010 at unusual circa-1900 revolving silver cutlery dating from 1902
the Pontrilas auction rooms of bookcase with drop-side glass made £650, a Georgian silver
Nigel Ward and Co. panelled doored display cabi- salver weighing 1150 gms.
The sale was topped by an net top at £440. made £510, a beautiful
uncommonly large gilded In the miscellanea section, an Victorian moonstone cameo,
framed convex mirror which 18th century terracotta bust of diamond and cornflower blue
realised £4,600. a lady potentially by Augustin sapphire brooch/pendant
Several French items were Pajou, made £2,200 and a spec- carved to portray the Man in
forward and a Louis XVI tacular green glass scent bot- the Moon unsurprisingly
design sofa with Aubusson tle of large dimensions with made £700 and an 18ct gold
type original tapestry uphol- six vignettes of Parisian solitaire diamond ring also at
stery and superbly carved scenes made £850. £700.
gilded frame sold for £3,700, a Some very early historic col- The usual varied selection of
carved and gilded framed lectables were sold including a outside effects included two
three-fold screen made £600, a Roman marbled glass unguen- vehicles: a 2000 Renault
Rosewood framed vitrine tarium dating from the Kangoo diesel made £560,
painted with Vernis Martin 1st/2nd centuries AD at £760, a whilst a 1998 Volvo V40 estate
type scenes realised £550, 2nd/3rd century AD conical car with 12 months’ MOT
while a pair of similarly deco- Roman glass oil lamp at £750, made £500.
rated pier cabinets made £400, an Etruscan terracotta votive A children’s playhouse with a
reflecting the fact that one was head from the 2nd century BC loft and verandah will surely
water damaged. for £700, a 7th century BC clay have lit up some youngster’s
An oriental ebonised writing tablet with six lines of script eyes at Christmas; it realised
desk with intricate carved dec- £500 and an exceptionally £560.
oration made £2,400, while an large bronze age circa-900BC
uncommon oriental porcelain fibula (brooch) also made £500.
pagoda table lamp sold for A fine old leather cased Above: A French gilded framed,
£500. Other notable furniture Charles Boswell 12-bore box- Louis XVI design tapestry sofa
prices were: a mahogany mili- lock ejector shotgun freshly sold for £3,700.

DIY quick fix

Q: My bathroom has vinyl
flooring and I'd like to tile it.
However, the floor is somewhat
uneven. What can I do about it?
A: Depending on what the sub-floor
is, a self-levelling compound –
available from DIY stores – should
do the trick.
However, if it’s only slightly
uneven and you don't mind this, you
could tile over it as it is, using small
mosaic floor tiles because these will
undulate with the floor.

Roof checks
IF you have a flat roof and you
can access it safely, check regu-
larly that it's draining properly
and the guttering's not blocked
with leaves and other debris.
Flat roofs are particularly prone
to leaks, so keep an eye on it,
especially after a lot of rain and
melted snow like we've had
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