Russet House, Upper Churchfields, Cradley, Malvern, WR13 5LJ

5 Bedroom Detached
£675,000 Guide Price
£675,000 Guide Price

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  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms


  • Modern Detached Family Home
  • Offering Well Proportioned Accommodation
  • Situated In A Delightful Village Location
  • Affording Far Reaching Views Across The Herefordshire Countryside & Surrounding Hills
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Breakfast Kitchen & Utility Room
  • Five Bedrooms (Master En Suite)
  • Driveway With Generous Parking
  • Detached Double Garage
  • Beautifully Maintained Grounds Extending To 0.6 Of An Acre


A Well Proportioned Detached Family Home Occupying A Delightful Position In The Favoured Village Of Cradley Affording Fantastic Far Reaching Rural Views Across The Herefordshire Countryside And Toward The Surrounding Hills Offering Versatile Five Bedroomed Accommodation With Generous Parking, Double Garage And Beautifully Maintained Grounds Extending To 0.6 Of An Acre. Internal Inspection Highly Recommended.

Location & Description

Russet House enjoys a convenient position in the heart of the old village of Cradley on the border of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The property is strategically well placed for access to a number of major centres including the city of Worcester (ten miles), Hereford (sixteen miles), Malvern (five miles) and Ledbury (seven miles). The favoured village of Cradley is well served with a number of local amenities including a doctor's surgery with a dispensing pharmacy, a butchers shop, primary school and the Red Lion public house, which is within easy reach at Stiffords Bridge. The property is close to the church and listed black and white village hall, where there is heritage room (offering office facilities) and a post office service, which visits twice a week. The popular towns of Great Malvern and Ledbury both provide further excellent facilities and amenities including mainline railway stations. The property is also well placed for transport links with the M5 motorway accessed at Worcester and the M50 to the south of Ledbury. The local area is also renowned for its educational facilities including a variety of highly regarded state and private schools (notably Malvern College and Malvern St James School as well as The Downs and Elms Preparatory Schools).

Originally built in the early 1950's, Russet House is a modern detached house offering well proportioned and versatile accommodation. The property has been well maintained by the current owners and benefits from gas fired central heating, uPVC double glazing and 16 solar panels, which contribute towards the electricity. The result is a comfortable home, easily adaptable for everyday family life. On the ground floor an entrance hall leads a cloakroom, a sitting room with feature wood burning stove, an impressive drawing room with windows to every aspect and a traditional open fire, separate dining room, breakfast kitchen with AGA, study and utility/boot room. At first floor level the landing leads to a spacious master bedroom with dressing area and en-suite bathroom, four further bedrooms, shower room and separate WC. The landing gives access to two large loft spaces, both partially boarded with pull down ladders. Russet House is approached by a gravelled driveway providing excellent parking and leads to a detached double garage. The house sits proudly within a beautifully landscaped garden extending to 0.6 OF AN ACRE. The garden has been designed to provide interest all year round and is planted with an abundance of mature shrubs. A great strength of Russet House is its delightful position, sitting in the heart of unspoilt countryside taking full advantage of its unrivalled east through south to the west aspect. The property enjoys a spectacular outlook from every window, with panoramic far reaching rural views across the Herefordshire countryside and toward the surrounding hills. It truly is a wonderful spot, within immediate reach of numerous countryside walks and a network of public footpaths passing through the village. With so much to explore, the agents strongly recommend an internal inspection. The accommodation with approximate dimensions is as follows;

Entrance Hall

Ceiling light, radiator, polished parquet flooring. Stairs to first floor. Doors to


Front facing opaque glazed window, wash hand basin, low level WC. Ceiling light, quarry tiled floor. Sliding door to a deep understairs storage cupboard.

Sitting Room - 15.91ft (4.93m) × 12.69ft (3.93m)

Cosy room with two large picture windows overlooking the garden and open countryside beyond. Ceiling light, wall lights, radiator. Feature stone fireplace with inset wood burning stove, slate hearth and oak mantle. Door to

Drawing Room - 24.64ft (7.64m) × 16.32ft (5.06m)

Impressive room flooded with natural light and enjoying a pleasant aspect from every window. Ceiling lights, coving, wall lights, two radiators. Feature open fireplace with raised stone hearth and carved wooden mantle. Sliding patio door to outside.

Dining Room - 12.85ft (3.98m) × 9.92ft (3.08m)

Large rear facing window overlooking the garden toward the surrounding hills. Ceiling light, wall lights, radiator, fitted shelving into recess, parquet flooring.

Breakfast Kitchen - 17.43ft (5.4m) × 9.88ft (3.06m)

The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of floor and wall mounted units with work surfaces over and tiled surrounds. Inset stainless steel sink drainer unit. A particular feature of the kitchen is the gas fired AGA with two ovens and twin hot plates and an extractor fan over. There is a further 4 ring gas HOB and integrated DISHWASHER. A traditional walk in pantry provides additional storage space with ample shelving and space for a fridge and separate freezer. Door to

Utility Room - 15.87ft (4.92m) × 8.12ft (2.52m)

Two rear facing windows overlooking the garden toward the surrounding hills. Fitted with a matching range of floor and wall mounted units with work surfaces over and tiled surrounds. Inset one and a half stainless steel sink drainer unit. Integrated electric Hygena OVEN, space and plumbing for washing machine. Strip light, radiator, space for coats and boots. Part glazed door to outside. Door to

Study - 15.89ft (4.93m) × 9.3ft (2.88m)

Ideal room for those working from home or as a family/homework room. Front and side facing windows with far reaching views across open countryside. Two strip lights, radiator, telephone point. Cupboard housing gas fired Glowworm boiler.

First Floor Landing

Large front facing picture window with far reaching views across open countryside. Ceiling light, radiator. Access to large insulated loft space with partial boarding, pull down ladder and light. Doors to

Bedroom 5 - 9.94ft (3.08m) × 8.89ft (2.76m)

Rear facing window overlooking the garden toward the surrounding hills. Ceiling light, radiator.

Bedroom 4 - 9.92ft (3.08m) × 9.12ft (2.83m)

Rear and side facing windows overlooking the garden toward the surrounding hills. Ceiling lights, vanity wash hand basin with cupboards below and mirror over, radiator.

Shower Room

Suite comprising walk in shower enclosure with mixer shower and panelled surround, pedestal wash hand basin with splashback over. Front and side facing opaque glazed windows, ceiling light, radiator, chrome ladder style towel rail.

Separate WC

Front facing opaque glazed window, ceiling light, low level WC.

Bedroom 3 - 11.96ft (3.71m) × 9.95ft (3.08m)

Rear facing window overlooking the garden toward the surrounding hills. Ceiling light, fitted shelving into recess, radiator.

Bedroom 2 - 12.64ft (3.92m) × 11.94ft (3.7m)

Large front and side facing windows enjoying far reaching views across open countryside. Ceiling light, radiator, built in wardrobes with hanging rails and cupboards above.

Further Landing

With useful built in cupboard and airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with slatted shelving. Access to second large loft space with pull down ladder, partial boarding and light. Door to

Master Bedroom - 15.94ft (4.94m) × 9.98ft (3.09m)

Enjoying a dual aspect with fantastic views toward the surrounding hills. Ceiling light, radiator, TV point. Open to

Dressing Area - 6.05ft (1.88m) × 5.94ft (1.84m)

Two front facing windows with far reaching rural views, fitted with two double built in wardrobes with hanging rail and shelving.

En Suite Bathroom - 8.28ft (2.57m) × 6.78ft (2.1m)

Suite comprising corner bath, large walk in shower enclosure with electric Mira shower and panelled surround, vanity wash hand basin with cupboards below and mirror over, low level WC. Rear facing window with views toward the surrounding hills, ceiling light, half height tiled walls, radiator.


Russet House is approached by a gravelled driveway providing a generous area of parking and leads to a DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE (20.20ft x 17.94ft) with up and over doors, power and light. To the rear of the garage there is access to a further storage area (6.39ft x 9.78ft) with wooden doors opening onto a large paved hard standing where there is a SUMMER HOUSE (12.50ft x 6.75 with electricity connected). The house sits almost within the centre of the garden and the front façade supports a mature purple wall wisteria and an evergreen white clematis climbing a pergola by the front door. The front garden enjoys sweeping views across the Herefordshire countryside and is mainly laid to lawn with a substantial hydrangea bed, mature shrubs and a spectacular Judas tree and Beech tree. The rear garden has a wonderful south east facing aspect with views toward the surrounding hills. It is beautifully laid out principally with areas of lawn. There is a large apple tree in the border and a further one with a gravelled seating area around it providing shade in the summer. The borders surrounding the lawn are filled with many mature and specimen shrubs and roses giving colour all year round. The current owners have invested heavily in an established vegetable garden, which provides a plethora of mixed fruits (including numerous berries) and other vegetables. There is a very useful GREENHOUSE (12.5ft x 7.75ft) and garden SHED (9ft x 6ft). With grounds extending to 0.6 OF AN ACRE, it really is a most charming spot.


We have been advised that mains gas, electricity and waters are connected to the property. Drainage is to a 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.

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.


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

Council Tax

COUNCIL TAX BAND "G" (which is currently under review) 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 this property is D (60).


By appointment to be made through the Agent's Ledbury Office (Tel: 01531 634648) or Colwall Office (01684 540300)

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.


From the agents Ledbury Office, proceed out of Ledbury on the B4214 Bromyard Road. Continue through Bosbury and proceed into Cradley. Continue past the butchers shop and take the third turning right into Fincher's Corner signposted to Mathon and Colwall. Follow the road going over the bridge and at the T-junction turn left signposted for Cradley. Continue along the road heading towards the Church and on reaching the war memorial turn right onto an unmarked track and Russet House is the first property on the left hand side.


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