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- 4 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathrooms
- 3 Reception Rooms
- An Interesting And Historic 17th Century Detached Cottage
- Grade II Listed And Full Renovation Required
- Rural Setting With Views Over Countryside
- House, Garden And Grounds Of Almost An Acre
- Porch, Hall, Sitting Room, Snug And Dining Room
- Kitchen / Breakfast Room, Four Bedrooms, Bathroom And Shower Room
- Central Heating And Parking
An Interesting And Historic 17th Century Half Timbered Grade II Listed Detached House In Need Of Updating, With Porch, Hall, Sitting Room, Snug, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Four Bedrooms, Bathroom, Shower Room, Oil Central Heating, Off Road Parking And All Enjoying A Quiet Rural Setting In Garden and Grounds Extending to almost an Acre.
Location & Description
Court Cottage enjoys a convenient position just under three miles west of the busy and historic riverside town of Upton upon Severn where there is a comprehensive range of amenities, including shops, a supermarket, Post Office with banking facilities, medical centre, library and church, as well as a large marina which, along with Upton's summer jazz, folk and blues music festivals, regularly draws visitors to the town. The larger centres of Malvern, (6 miles), Worcester (12 miles) and Tewkesbury (7 miles) provide further amenities. Transport communications are excellent, with access to Junction 1 of the M50 motorway approximately 3 miles distant and mainline railway stations located at both Worcester and Malvern. The property enjoys a quiet rural setting which is very much a feature of the area, with access to numerous unspoilt walks and is only a short drive from the most significant land marks of the region including the Malvern Hills and Severn Valley.
Court Cottage, which carries a Grade II Listing, has a long history that is believed to date back to the 17th Century. It retains a number of period features including its thatched roof, timber framed construction and painted brick infill. Internally there are braced and latched doors as well as beamed walls and ceilings. It has clearly been extended in more recent years but it is recognised that some updating and refurbishment is still required. The accommodation is generous and offered with oil fired central heating (via a Rayburn in the kitchen) serving radiators. It should be noted that the first floor is served by two staircases. The first of these at the south end of the cottage leads from the main kitchen to bedroom four which is separated from the remainder of the accommodation. The second staircase, which is in the original section of the building, serves the remaining three bedrooms. One of the great strengths of Court Cottage is its setting in almost an acre of informally landscaped garden and grounds. These provide a lovely setting with level lawns, well stocked borders, established shrubs and mature trees. There is even a former tennis court (now sadly neglected) and plenty of room for the parking of vehicles, or possibly even the construction of a garage block (subject to planning consent).
Timber framing and solid oak front door to
Quarry tile floor and radiator. Doors to dining room (described later) and to
Sitting Room - 18ft 1in (5.58m) × 11ft 9in (3.41m)
Fireplace with brick surround and hearth, oak mantle and copper canopy, three leaded windows to front aspect, radiator, three wall lights and archway leading to
Snug - 10ft (3.1m) × 7ft 2in (2.17m)
Window to rear aspect and radiator.
Dining Room - 14ft 3in (4.34m) × 12ft 10in (3.72m)
Three leaded glazed windows to front aspect, door to
Two radiators and two windows to rear aspect. Stairs to first floor (leading to bedrooms one two and three)
Bathroom - 7ft 3in (2.17m) × 7ft (2.17m)
Half tiled with matching tiled floor. Short panelled bath, wash basin with work top to side and cupboards below, close coupled WC, heated towel rail, ceiling down lighting, tiled shower cubicle with extractor fan above, radiator, wall mounted heater, inspection hatch to roof space and window to rear aspect.
Tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin, close coupled WC, heated towel rail, tiled floor, wall mounted heater, ceiling downlighters, extractor fan, window to rear aspect.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 18ft (5.58m) × 15ft 6in (4.65m)
Range of oak fronted floor and eye level cupboards with work surfaces and tiled surround, one and a half bowl single drainer sink and mixer tap, oil fired Rayburn (providing hot water and central heating) spaces for washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, fridge and freezer (which can all be included in the sale by negotiation) eye level oven and grill, radiator, ceramic tiled floor, ceiling down lighting, four leaded glazed windows, stairs leading to bedroom one (described later), glazed door to
Quarry tiled floor, built in storage cupboard, window to front aspect and oak stable style door leading into the garden.
The first floor is divided into two sections and served by two separate staircases. The first (original) staircase leads from the rear hall to Half Landing From this half landing, two short flights of stairs lead to
Bedroom One - 18ft (5.58m) × 13ft (4.03m)
It should be noted that these maximum measurements are restricted by sloping ceilings. Two radiators and two leaded glazed windows to front aspect.
Bedroom Two - 12ft 7in (3.72m) × 9ft 2in (2.79m)
Leaded window to side aspect, radiator.
Bedroom Three - 10ft (3.1m) × 9ft (2.79m)
An "L" shaped room so these are maximum measurements only. Restricted head room. Leaded glazed window to front aspect, radiator. The second (newer) staircase leads from the kitchen to
With leaded window and built in cupboard, door to
Bedroom Four - 18ft 2in (5.58m) × 11ft 10in (3.41m)
With restricted headroom, vanity wash hand basin, cupboard housing the pressurised hot water cylinder, leaded window to front aspect.
The driveway serving Court Cottage is flanked by a row of mature beech trees. It should be noted that this driveway is also a public footpath that eventually leads to fields lying to the rear of the cottage. The informally landscaped garden is mainly laid to level lawns, well stocked shrub borders and spring bulbs which combine to provide interest, colour and variety throughout the summer months. The main garden is enclosed by fencing. From the parking area (capable of accommodating several vehicles) a gated access leads onto a gravel, brick and flagstone pathway that provides access through the garden and around the cottage itself. Immediately to the south of the house is a small grass paddock where there is a wire and timber chicken pen and a large timber store measuring approximately 10 ft x 10 ft. To the rear of the house is a small area of lawned garden and the oil tank. The remainder of the grounds include a full size former tennis court (now sadly neglected).
We have been advised that mains electricity and water are believed to be connected to the property. Central heating is provided by an oil fired system. There is no gas available. At the time of this brochure going to print the agents are trying to establish whether the drainage is to a mains system or to a private septic tank. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant local authority. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending occupiers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.
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.
We are advised (Subject to legal confirmation) that the property is freehold.
COUNCIL TAX BAND "F" This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.
Energy Performance Certificate
The property is Grade II Listed.
By appointment to be made through the Agent's Upton upon Severn Office, Tel: 01684 593125
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From Upton upon Severn, proceed south along Old Street, following the A4104 out of town, past the rugby ground and medical centre on your right hand side, to the top of Tunnel Hill. Ignore the left hand turn to Longdon and instead continue along the A4104 towards Welland. After approximately 2 miles, turn left (signed Welland Stone and Castlemorton). This is Lockeridge Lane. Follow this road for approximately 3/10 of a mile, passing farm buildings on both your left and right hand side. Immediately after these buildings turn right (indicated by a footpath sign) onto the driveway serving Court Cottage.
Upton upon Severn
Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire