Longacre, 3 Beech Close, Cradley, WR13 5LB

4 Bedroom Detached
£499,000 Freehold £499,000 Guide Price
£499,000 Freehold £499,000 Guide Price

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  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms


  • Superbly Presented Detached Family House
  • Wonderful Setting With Fabulous Views Over Countryside To The Malvern Hills
  • Impressive Garden And Grounds Extending To Over An Acre
  • Range Of Outbuildings Capable Of Housing Vehicles Or Adapting To A Workshop
  • Double Garage And Extensive Private Parking
  • Hall, Cloakroom, Study And Dining Room
  • Open Plan Lounge/Garden Room And Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Utility Room, Four Bedrooms And Two Bathrooms
  • Gas Central Heating And Double Glazing


An Impressive Detached Family House Enjoying A Wonderful Setting In Over An Acre Of Beautifully Landscaped Garden And Grounds With A Fabulous View Of The Malvern Hills, And Offering Spacious Four Bedroomed Accommodation With Porch, Hall, Cloakroom, Study, Lounge, Garden Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Two Bathrooms, Double Garage, Extensive Private Parking And A Range Of Outbuildings. Energy Rating 'B'.

Location & Description

Longacre enjoys a convenient location on the border of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, less than ten miles from the city of Worcester, approximately sixteen miles from Hereford and just five miles from the cultural, historic and well served town of Malvern. Within the village itself there is a thriving community with a highly regarded doctor's surgery, primary school and church. Cradley is also surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in the area and for those who enjoy walking or riding, there is no better spot with immediate access to the Malvern Hills, the Severn and Wye valleys and the Worcestershire Way. There is also fast access to the motorway network via junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester, which is only about ten miles away. Beech Close is a small exclusive cul de sac lying on the outskirts of Cradley, which has the ideal combination of being a short walk from the centre of the village and immediate proximity to open, unspoilt countryside. Longacre takes full advantage of this terrific position. As its name implies, it stands in over an acre of beautifully landscaped and manicured gardens, which border open fields and from which there is an unrivalled view of the full eight mile range of the Malvern Hills, taking in its two most significant landmarks, North Hill and the British Camp. The south facing gardens are the pride and joy of the current owners. They have been imaginatively designed and laid out with a range of impressive borders and lawns that blend beautifully with a wooded area and vegetable section, where there are some particularly fine Oak trees. Combined with a range of outbuildings (which currently accommodate vehicles and a caravan), this elegant setting blends the "good life" with country living. It is the perfect spot from which to sit and enjoy the English countryside at its best.

The house itself has been maintained, refurbished and improved over the years and now offers well presented family accommodation with double glazing and gas fired central heating, supplemented by solar panels that make a significant contribution to the national grid. With the added bonus of cavity wall and roof insulation, this is a house which keeps energy bills to a minimum. On the ground floor an entrance hall leads to a cloakroom, a small study, a very large open plan lounge and garden room (which leads straight into the garden), a separate dining room, well equipped kitchen/breakfast room and utility room. On the first floor are four bedrooms, one of which has its own en suite bathroom. There is also a separate family bathroom. Both of these together with the cloakroom were refurbished four years ago. The house also has a wide gravel driveway capable of accommodating numerous vehicles as well as a double garage. GROUND FLOOR

Canopy Porch

Light and part glazed door leading to

Reception Hall

Radiator, smoke alarm, stairs leading to first floor (with storage below)


Close coupled WC, radiator, pedestal wash basin and double glazed window

Study - 8ft 7in (2.48m) × 8ft 3in (2.48m)

Radiator and double glazed window

Open Plan Lounge/Garden Room - 28ft 7in (8.68m) × 12ft 1in (3.72m)

This large open plan room has a fireplace with stone surround and hearth supporting a wood burner and matching plinth to one side. Two radiators, attractive double glazed bay window to front aspect, two wall light points, glazed double doors leading to dining room. An open archway separates the main lounge from the garden room, which is part of a more recent extension to the house. Measuring 11'2" x 7'10", this area has a radiator and a set of double glazed sliding doors leading into the garden itself and from which there are fine views of the Malvern Hills.

Dining Room - 11ft 3in (3.41m) × 9ft 7in (2.79m)

Radiator and double glazed window with fine view of the Malvern Hills.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 16ft 10in (4.96m) × 10ft 8in (3.1m)

Range of floor and eye level cupboards with extensive work surfaces and tiled surrounds, integrated single bowl sink unit with mixer tap, space for electric cooker (not included) with stainless steel extractor canopy above. Radiator, double glazed window with fine view of Malvern Hills. Door to rear porch (described later), further door to

Utility Room - 7ft 8in (2.17m) × 6ft 8in (1.86m)

Floor and eye level cupboards with stainless steel single drainer sink and work surfaces, space and plumbing for dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier (not included) etc., radiator and double glazed window.

Rear Porch - 13ft (4.03m) × 4ft (1.24m)

This enclosed area links the garage to the kitchen. A set of double glazed sliding doors leads into the rear garden. FIRST FLOOR


Smoke alarm, access to insulated roof space, airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and slatted shelving.

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

Radiator and double glazed window with fine view of the Malvern Hills. Door to

En Suite Bathroom - 6ft 10in (1.86m) × 5ft 7in (1.55m)

Contemporary suite in white comprising panelled bath with tiled surround, shower over and glass shower screen. Wash basin with light and shaving socket above, close coupled WC, chrome heated towel rail and double glazed window.

Bedroom 2 - 12ft (3.72m) × 9ft 3in (2.79m)

Radiator, range of fitted wardrobes with mirrored doors, hanging rail and shelving. Double glazed window with fine view of the Malvern Hills.

Bedroom 3 - 10ft 11in (3.1m) × 8ft 6in (2.48m)

Radiator and double glazed window to front aspect.

Bedroom 4 - 9ft 3in (2.79m) × 8ft 2in (2.48m)

Radiator and double glazed window to rear aspect with view of hills.

Shower Room - 7ft 10in (2.17m) × 5ft 6in (1.55m)

Contemporary suite in white comprising large double shower cubicle with tiled surround, drop head and body showerheads, pedestal wash basin with shaver socket, close coupled WC, chrome heated towel rail and double glazed window.


A wide gravel driveway provides parking for numerous vehicles and leads to the

Double Garage - 17ft 1in (5.27m) × 15ft 2in (4.65m)

Up and over door, lighting and power, overhead storage, gas fired central heating boiler, double glazed window and door leading to rear porch. To one side of the house is a covered, open ended STORE (15ft 2in x 6ft 5in) with gravel base. This is ideal for garden equipment or drying clothes. Behind this is a GREENHOUSE and GARDEN SHED (10' x 8' of timber construction with window, power and lighting). A separate gated access from the driveway provides the main entrance into the rear garden. This is wide enough to accommodate a mobile home or caravan. As described earlier, this fine south facing garden extends to over an acre. It has been beautifully designed and landscaped. Paved seating areas provide the perfect spots for sitting out and enjoying the view over adjacent open countryside to the Malvern Hills. The formal garden is laid to lawn with large sweeping fully stocked herbaceous and shrub borders enclosed by mature hedging and fencing. This formal area is separated by a gated picket fence beyond which is an informal section where there are a range of outbuildings and a large very productive vegetable section. Within this area are some particularly impressive Oak trees and the southern boundary is bordered by Cradley Brook. The outbuildings include a large timber BARN (7m x 4m with a height of 3.5m) designed to accommodate a mobile home or caravan. Alongside this is a GARAGE/WORKSHOP of timber construction (6m x 3m with double doors). There are two further smaller garden SHEDS also of timber construction. This section of the grounds lends itself well to accommodating livestock or growing produce on a large scale.


We have been advised that mains services are connected to the property. 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. Agent's Note: The solar panels on the roof produce an income for the owners for energy returned to the National Grid. For the period between January and October 2018, this produced a return of £850.

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 purchasers/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 "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 this property is B (82)


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.


From Great Malvern proceed north along the A449 Worcester Road towards Malvern Link. After a quarter of a mile fork left into North Malvern Road. After a few hundred yards take the first fork right into Cowleigh Road. Continue along this route through Cowleigh Woods for approximately a mile to the junction with the A4103 Hereford to Worcester Road. Turn left towards Hereford following the A4103 taking the third turn to the left (just before the point where the road divides into three lanes) signed to Ledbury and Bosbury. Continue through the village of Cradley for approximately quarter of a mile bearing sharp right around a bend past the British Legion club on your left. After a short distance turn left into Oaklands. Take the first right turn into Beech Close. Longacre faces you at the end of the cul de sac.


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