Taswold Farm, Malvern Road, Storridge, Malvern, WR13 5HR

3 Bedroom Detached
£725,000 Freehold £725,000 Guide Price
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  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms

 

  • Distinctive Detached Period House
  • Three Double Bedrooms
  • Two Reception Rooms & Conservatory
  • Swimming Pool Complex
  • Attached Two Bedroom Cottage
  • Grounds Extending To APPROX. 6 ACRES
  • Several Useful Outbuildings
  • Superb Views Toward The Malvern Hills

Description

A DISTINCTIVE DETACHED PERIOD COUNTRY HOUSE WITH THREE DOUBLE BEDROOMS AND TWO RECEPTION ROOMS TOGETHER WITH A TWO BEDROOM ATTACHED COTTAGE AND A SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX NESTLED WITHIN THE BEAUTIFUL WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTRYSIDE ENJOYING WONDERFUL VIEWS TOWARDS THE MALVERN HILLS AND ACROSS OPEN COUNTRYSIDE SITUATED WITHIN GLORIOUS GROUNDS EXTENDING TO APPROXIMATELY 6 ACRES.

Location & Description

Taswold Farm enjoys a convenient position on the edge of the village of Storridge approximately three miles from the well served cultural spa town of Great Malvern where there is a comprehensive range of amenities including shops and banks, general Post Office, Waitrose supermarket, restaurants and the renowned theatre and cinema complex. The nearby village of Cradley is less than a mile away. Here there is a modern primary school, Doctors surgery and even a local butchers shop. Crumpton Hill Farm Shop is within walking distance, which supplies local quality produce, cider, beer & wine. Transport communications are excellent. There are two mainline railway stations in Malvern and Junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester is only about seven miles distant. The immediate area is renowned for its lovely countryside, often cited as the inspiration for Sir Edward Elgar who loved this part of the two counties. The Worcestershire Way is only about a mile distant and the full eight mile range of the Malvern Hills is less than three miles.

Located on the Worcestershire/Herefordshire border, Taswold Farm is a striking detached country house which offers ample family accommodation with a wealth of period features and further scope for potential. A great strength of Taswold Farm is its sprawling grounds, which in total extend to approximately 6 acres, and include an idyllic lake and a substantial woodland. There are also several useful outbuildings including a triple garage, stables and workshop. With outstanding views towards the Malvern Hills and across open countryside it truly is a delightful spot from where there is much to explore. The spacious living accommodation on the ground floor comprises a bright and airy reception hall that opens into the drawing room complete with a feature wood burning stove and continues through into the conservatory, which enjoys a wonderful South facing aspect with views across the garden and to the Malvern Hills beyond. There is a separate dining room, which could also be used as a study or playroom, together with a breakfast room, traditional preparation kitchen and useful utility room. To the first floor a galleried landing leads to the master bedroom with dressing room and en-suite facilities, two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. All three bedrooms benefit from a South facing aspect overlooking the formal garden across to the lake and woodland beyond. Whilst some aspects of the house may welcome a contemporary touch, attention has been paid to updating the windows which are now double glazed. In addition to the main house, the property further benefits from a charming attached two bedroom cottage, which in brief includes a sitting room, breakfast kitchen, useful store room, well equipped bathroom and large landing/study area. The cottage offers a variety of uses and is well placed to be used as either an annexe for a relative or to provide an extra source of income through a holiday let or likewise. There is also further potential to incorporate the cottage back into the main house to become as Taswold Farm once would have been. Together with this exciting potential, there is also an attached swimming pool complex which too offers a further possibility for future development. The accommodation with approximate dimensions is as follows:

Entrance Porch

Located at the rear of the property, a large canopy porch gives access to the main entrance door.

Entrance Hall

Ceiling light, radiator, Karndean wood effect floor. Door to

Cloakroom

Coat hooks. Doors to

WC

Opaque glazed window, low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Ceiling light, radiator.

Store Room

Useful storage room with ample shelving and light.

Reception Hall

Bright and airy L-shaped reception hall with stairs leading to the first floor, wall lights, two radiators, feature arched window overlooking the lake, Karndean wood effect floor. Opening to

Drawing Room - 28ft 7in (8.68m) × 11ft 10in (3.41m)

Two large South facing windows overlooking an attractive patio area, feature exposed brick fireplace with attractive wooden mantle and inset woodburning stove, built in wooden bookcase. Ceiling light, TV point, radiator, Karndean wood effect floor. Glazed doors leading to

Conservatory - 12ft 6in (3.72m) × 14ft 5in (4.34m)

With a sunny South facing position, half height brick surround with double glazed windows and French doors leading onto an attractive large patio area. Fan ceiling light, radiator, Karndean wood effect floor.

Dining Room - 11ft 10in (3.41m) × 11ft 10in (3.41m)

Dual aspect room with large double glazed windows overlooking the garden and across the lake, pendant ceiling light, radiator, fireplace with attractive wooden surround and stone hearth.

Breakfast Kitchen - 11ft 10in (3.41m) × 13ft 9in (4.03m)

Side facing deep sill bay window overlooking the garden and across the lake, feaure inglenook fireplace with exposed brick surround and wooden beam, inset electric Rangemaster COOKER with two ovens, grill, five ring HOB and warming plate. Floor mounted cupboards with worksurface over and tiled splashback. Pendant ceiling light, downlighters, exposed beams, radiator. Steps down to

Preparation Kitchen - 13ft 9in (4.03m) × 6ft 11in (1.86m)

Double glazed window, fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted units with worksurface over and tiled surrounds, one and a half stainless steel sink drainer unit. Ceiling light, exposed beams. Steps up to

Utility Room - 14ft 1in (4.34m) × 4ft 11in (1.24m)

Double glazed window, ceramic sink, space for washing machine, space for dishwasher, space for fridge freezer. Strip light, radiator, tiled floor.

Galleried Landing

With a wealth of exposed beams, window overlooking the garden, two wall lights, radiator. Doors to

Family Bathroom

Opaque glazed window, suite comprising panel bath with mixer tap shower attachment, walk in shower enclosure with Mira thermostatic shower and fully tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin with mirror and lighting over, low level WC. Exposed beams, airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with slatted shelving, ceiling light, ladder style towel rail, part tiled walls.

Master Bedroom - 16ft 5in (4.96m) × 11ft 10in (3.41m)

Dual aspect room with views across the lake and adjacent countryside, pendant ceiling light, range of built in wardrobes with cupboards above, radiator. Archway through to

Dressing Room - 15ft 1in (4.65m) × 9ft 10in (2.79m)

Side facing window with views across the lake and woodland beyond, ceiling light, further extensive range of built in wardrobes with deep drawers and hanging rails and shelving, radiator. Step up to

En Suite

Suite comprising walk in shower enclosure with Mira thermostatic shower and tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin with mirror over and light, low level WC. Ceiling light, two ladder style towel rails.

Bedroom 2 - 17ft 5in (5.27m) × 11ft 10in (3.41m)

Two South facing windows with deep sills overlooking the garden and adjacent countryside, pendant ceiling light, radiator, range of built in wardrobes with matching dressing table and drawers.

Bedroom 3 - 10ft 2in (3.1m) × 11ft 10in (3.41m)

South facing window with views across the garden and adjacent countryside, pendant ceiling light, radiator, comprehensive range of built in wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving.

Swimming Pool Complex - 43ft 8in (13.33m) × 23ft 7in (7.13m)

This addition was built by the previous owners and offers scope for further potential and improvement. It is approached from the large attractive patio area adjacent to the conservatory and has its own entrance. The complex makes the most of its setting with windows to every aspect allowing it to be flooded by natural light and comprises a playroom/bar (15'9" x 17'5"), two changing rooms both with sunken shower trays (each measuring 7'10" x 6'3"), separate cloakroom with low level WC and kitchen facilities, shower/wet room with feature walk in sauna, and a plant room which houses the pool controls and a floor mounted oil fired Worcester boiler serving the swimming pool complex and Taswold Cottage. The swimming pool itself measures 35 ft 9 inch x 15 ft 9 inch and includes a rolled PVC pool cover, separate steps to the deep end and is surrounded by a non-slip floor.

Taswold Cottage

Approached via its own entrance with a long sweeping gravelled driveway flanked by a large area of lawn to one side with inset mature walnut trees and two useful sheds. A pathway weaves through a colourful cottage style garden with a variety of raised beds and areas laid to lawn. Steps lead down to an attractive patio seating area from where there are views across adjacent countryside.

Entrance Porch

With glazed windows, telephone point and door leading to

Sitting Room - 11ft 10in (3.41m) × 11ft 10in (3.41m)

Dual aspect room with deep window sills, feature fireplace with decorative wooden surround and slate hearth, exposed beams, radiator, TV point.

Breakfast Kitchen - 13ft 5in (4.03m) × 11ft 10in (3.41m)

Front facing window overlooking the garden, range of floor mounted units with work surfaces over, drawer pack, inset one and a half bowl composite sink drainer unit, space for washing machine, space for dishwasher, integrated electric Bosch HOB with tiled splashback, surface mounted Lamona electric OVEN. Ceiling lights, exposed beams, two radiators, TV point. Doors to

Pantry

With a small window, light, space for fridge, space for tumble dryer, ample shelving.

Store Room - 12ft 10in (3.72m) × 5ft 11in (1.55m)

With a bank of windows to two sides, ceiling light, door to outside.

First Floor Landing

Pendant ceiling light, attractive internal stained glass window. Door to

Bathroom

Opaque glazed window, suite comprising walk in shower enclosure with Triton electric shower, panel bath, vanity wash hand basin with cupboard below, low level WC. Ceiling light, cupboard housing hot water cylinder with slatted shelving, half height tiled walls, radiator.

Study - 11ft 10in (3.41m) × 8ft 6in (2.48m)

Open landing space which could be used as a study with front facing window overlooking the garden and across open countryside. Pendant ceiling light, radiator. Doors to

Bedroom 1 - 13ft 9in (4.03m) × 11ft 10in (3.41m)

Front facing windows with views across open countryside, pendant ceiling light, acess to loft space, range of fitted wardrobes with hanging rail and shelving, radiator.

Bedroom 2 - 11ft 10in (3.41m) × 13ft 1in (4.03m)

Dual aspect room with fine views across open countryside, pendant ceiling light, range of fitted wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving, decorative cast iron fireplace, radiator.

Outbuildings

Boiler Room - housing oil tank and floor mounted Worcester boiler serving Taswold Farm Log Store Stables (21' x 21') - with double wooden doors and concrete flooring Pump Shed Workshop (15'9" x 10'10") - with power and light Triple Garage (27'7" x 20'0") - with power and light

Outside

Taswold Farm is approached through a pillared entrance with wooden vehicular gates leading to a sweeping gravelled driveway flanked on both side by large manicured lawns inset with mature trees and hedging. An attractive patio provides an ideal seating area from where views across the garden and towards the adjacent woodland can be enjoyed. A particular feature of the grounds is an idyllic lake with several weeping willows and a duck house. Across the lake is a wooden bridge, which leads to various paths that criss-cross through the adjoining woodland with its diverse range of evergreen and deciduous trees. A large hardstanding area at the rear of the property leads to several outbuildings and to a courtyard with a vegetable patch. The grounds in total extend to APPROXIMATELY 6 ACRES.

Agent's Note

1)There is a long standing tenant occupying Taswold Cottage and further details are available from the Agent's. 2) There is a public footpath running along the driveway and through the grounds.

Services

We have been advised that mains electricity and water are connected. There is a private drainage system. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and all interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant authorities. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.

Agents Notes

1)There is a long standing tenant occupying Taswold Cottage and further details are available from the Agent's. 2) There is a public footpath running along the driveway and through the grounds.

Intending purchasers will be required to produce identification documentation and proof of funding in order to comply with The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017. More information can be made available upon request. John Goodwin FRICS has made every effort to ensure that measurements and particulars are accurate however prospective purchases/tenants must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the accuracy of the information provided. No information with regard to planning use, structural integrity, tenure, availability/operation, business rates, services or appliances has been formerly verified and therefore prospective purchasers/tenants are requested to seek validation of all such matters prior to submitting a formal or informal intention to purchase/lease the property or enter into any contract.

Tenure

We are advised (Subject to legal confirmation) that the property is Freehold.

Council Tax

COUNCIL TAX BAND "E" This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.

Energy Performance Certificate

The EPC rating for Taswold Farm is E (46) The EPC rating for Taswold Cottage is E (50)

Viewing

By appointment to be made through the Agent's Ledbury Office (Tel: 01531 634648).

MISREPRESENTATION ACT, 1967 - JOHN GOODWIN - Conditions under which Particulars are issued:
John Goodwin for himself and for the Vendors or lessors of this property whose agent he gives notice that:

  1. The particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers or leasees and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract.
  2. All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them.
  3. No person in the employment of John Goodwin has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.

Directions

From the Agent's Ledbury Office proceed out of Ledbury along the Worcester Road on the A449 and continue through into Malvern. Upon reaching Malvern, continue north along the A449 Worcester Road towards Malvern Link. After about quarter of a mile take the first fork to the left into North Malvern Road (towards West Malvern) continuing uphill for a few hundred yards before taking the first fork to the right into Cowleigh Road. Follow this route out of town and through Cowleigh Woods for approximately a mile and after passing Crumpton Hill Farm Shop the entrance to Taswold Farm can be found on the right hand side just before the left hand bend.

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