The Old Post Office, Coombe Green, Birtsmorton, Malvern, WR13 6AN

3 Bedroom Detached
£360,000 Freehold £360,000 Guide Price
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£360,000 Freehold £360,000 Guide Price
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  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms

 

  • An Interesting 18th Century Detached House
  • Lovely Views Across Adjacent Common Land
  • Set In Over A Third Of An Acre Of Garden
  • Fully Refurbished And Well Presented
  • Conservatory, Sitting Room And Dining Room
  • Kitchen, Three Bedrooms, Bathroom And Shower Room
  • Electric Heating And Double Glazing
  • Garage And Off Road Parking

Description

A Traditional Detached Country Cottage Originally Dating Back To The 18th Century But More Recently The Subject Of Refurbishment And Updating, Offering Flexible Three Bedroomed Accommodation With Porch/Conservatory, Sitting Room, Kitchen, Dining Room, Shower Room, Bathroom, Heating, Double Glazing, Extensive Private Parking With Garage And All Enjoying A Lovely Setting In Over A Third Of An Acre Of Garden With Views Across Adjacent Common Land. Energy Rating 'F'

Location & Description

The property enjoys an excellent position with frontage onto the A4208 overlooking Coombe Green Common on the outskirts of the highly regarded village of Birtsmorton, just under three miles from the popular village of Welland where there is a local shop and stores, a primary school and church. Educational facilities are second to none. The property falls within the catchment area of the popular Hanley Castle High School and there is a further primary school in the nearby village of Castlemorton, just over a mile away. The larger towns of Malvern (six miles), Upton upon Severn (six miles) and Tewkesbury (nine miles) are all easy to reach. Malvern has a comprehensive choice of facilities including shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium. Upton also boasts a choice of amenities and is well known for its summer music and water festivals and for its famous riverside marina. The larger cities of Worcester, Gloucester and the town of Cheltenham are easily reached via the M50 motorway (three miles south of Upton). Situated in some of the most beautiful countryside of South Worcestershire, Coombe Green and Birtsmorton are well known for their common land, which dominates the neighbourhood and is literally on the opposite side of the road from the Old Post Office, so this is the perfect spot to see sheep grazing (see photo), and for dog walkers or for those who take a keen interest in the equestrian world. It is also handily placed for access to the Malvern Hills and to the Severn Valley both of which are only a short drive away.

As its name implies, the property served the local community as a post office until the second half of the 20th century. Since then it has been in use as either a private house or until very recently, as a holiday home generating a very healthy income. Of general interest to potential buyers is the fact that the house is also offered with commoners rights. Although it is believed to date back as far as the 18th century, the property has been the subject of alteration, extension and refurbishment over the years. It now offers interesting and flexible two storey accommodation, which is well presented and has the added benefit of low tariff electric heating and double glazed windows. The accommodation includes a glazed entrance porch/conservatory, sitting room, kitchen, dining room, a ground floor bedroom, (which can double as a study), a shower room and (on the first floor) two additional bedrooms and a bathroom. Undoubtedly one of the strengths of the Old Post Office is its setting in a large level lawned sunny garden that extends to over a third of an acre and from which there are views of the adjacent common land and beyond to the Malvern Hills in the far distance. Within the grounds there is off road parking for several vehicles and a garage. GROUND FLOOR

Glazed Porch/Conservatory - 11ft 4in (3.41m) × 6ft 1in (1.86m)

Glazed to three sides and with two separate doors leading directly into garden. Solid inner door leading to

Sitting Room - 18ft (5.58m) × 11ft 2in (3.41m)

Brick feature wall with raised brick fireplace supporting open dog grate with steel canopy over and wide flagstone, brick edged hearth. Low tariff electric storage heater, two wall light points, telephone point, double glazed window to side aspect, doors to dining room (described later) and to

Bedroom 1/Study - 11ft (3.41m) × 8ft 9in (2.48m)

Low tariff electric storage heater, two wall light points and double glazed window to side aspect.

Dining Room - 13ft (4.03m) × 7ft 5in (2.17m)

Low tariff electric storage heater, two double glazed windows to side aspect, door to inner hall (described later) and open archway to

Kitchen - 9ft 9in (2.79m) × 8ft 9in (2.48m)

Range of contemporary floor and eye level cupboards with extensive work surfaces, single drainer stainless steel sink with mixer tap, integrated DOUBLE OVEN/GRILL with four ring electric HOB and EXTRACTOR canopy above. Space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Two double glazed windows to side aspect, door to rear lobby (described later). NOTE: The kitchen and dining room are effectively open plan and when combined as a single room have measurements of 23'10" x 9'9")

Rear Lobby

Part glazed UPVC door leading into rear garden. Door also to

Shower Room

Contemporary suite including large shower cubicle, vanity wash basin, close coupled WC, extractor fan, low tariff electric storage heater and double glazed window.

Inner Hall - 12ft 7in (3.72m) × 6ft 10in (1.86m)

Approached from the dining room. Low tariff electric storage heater, double glazed windows to side and front aspects, open tread staircase leading to FIRST FLOOR

Landing

Bedroom 2 - 13ft 5in (4.03m) × 11ft 1in (3.41m)

Low tariff electric storage heater, double glazed window to side aspect.

Bedroom 3 - 13ft 2in (4.03m) × 11ft 1in (3.41m)

Electric radiator, inspection hatch to roof space, double glazed window to side aspect and built in cupboard.

Bathroom - 13ft 2in (4.03m) × 7ft (2.17m)

Panelled bath with shower tap and tiled surround, pedestal wash basin, floor level storage cupboard, close coupled WC, wall mounted heater and two double glazed windows to rear and side aspects.

Outside

A gated access leads onto a wide gravelled driveway capable of accommodating at least four vehicles and leading to a pre-fabricated detached GARAGE (20' X 9'3") with up and over door, light, power points and two rear windows. From the driveway another gated entrance leads into the main rear garden which can also be approached from the opposite side of the property via a second gated entrance which opens onto a lawned area enclosed by shrubs and hedging, that passes by the porch/conservatory and links to a large stone paved terrace that runs the full width of the house along its rear elevation. This in turn leads onto a paved pathway flanked either side by a raised gravel patio andlarge level lawns with shrub and rose borders. The garden has a number of well established trees including an attractive Weeping Birch, Conifer, Buddleia, Cherry and Apple. Boundaries are mainly hedged or fenced and at strategic points there are two small storage SHEDS and a GREENHOUSE. There is also external lighting, an outside tap and even the former well and pump

Services

We have been advised that mains water, electricity and drainage are connected to the property. There is no gas available. 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.

Agents Notes

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. The house is also offered with commoners rights.

Council Tax

Currently assessed as a business

Energy Performance Certificate

The EPC rating for this property is F (23).

Viewing

By appointment to be made through the Agent's Malvern Office, Tel: 01684 892809

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 John Goodwin's Malvern office proceed south along the A438 Wells Road towards Ledbury for approximately three miles into Little Malvern. Fork left onto the A4104 towards Welland and Upton upon Severn. Follow this route down hill into the village of Welland itself. At a crossroads turn right onto the B4208 towards Castlemorton. Continue along this route leaving the village of Welland passing over Castlemorton Common and continuing for just over two miles passing the village signs for both Birtsmorton and Coombe Green. A short distance later you will come to common land where you see a sign to the left for Birts Street. Ignore this sign, continuing straight on for a further 200 yards passing a corrugated metal building and bungalow on your left. The Old Post Office is the next white rendered building on the left (immediately after the bungalow)

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