Solaris, 112 Old Hills, Callow End, WR2 4TQ

3 Bedroom Detached
£695,000 Guide Price
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  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms

 

  • A Unique Detached Energy Efficient 'Eco' House
  • Wonderful Rural Setting On Protected Common Land
  • Hall, Cloakroom, Open Plan Lounge/ Dining Room
  • Kitchen/ Breakfast Room, Bathroom, Balcony
  • Extensive Private Parking And Double Garage
  • Large Mature Garden

Description

A Unique Energy Efficient Detached "Eco House" Constructed In 2015, Enjoying A Wonderful Rural Setting In The Heart Of The Protected Common Land Of Old Hills Surrounded By Grassland And Woodland And Offering Contemporary Three Bedroomed Accommodation With Entrance Hall, Cloakroom, Open Plan Lounge/Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Bathroom, Balcony, Extensive Private Parking, Double Garage And Large Mature Garden. Energy Rating B

Location & Description

The property enjoys a convenient position less than quarter of a mile from the popular and well served village of Callow End where there is a village hall, primary school, general stores, Post Office and two pubs. The wider facilities of the city of Worcester and the cultural Spa town of Great Malvern are only about four miles distant. The historic riverside town of Upton upon Severn is just seven miles. Transport communications are well catered for. There are mainline railways stations in both Malvern and Worcester. A bus service also runs to Upton upon Severn and Worcester. Junction 7 of the M5 and Junction 1 of the M50 are only about four miles and ten miles respectively. The property stands in the heart of Old Hills, protected common land that is maintained and cared for by Malvern Hills Conservators (now Malvern Hills Trust). It consists mainly of open grass and woodland and is the ideal spot for dog walkers or anyone who enjoys the English countryside at its very best. Less than two hundred metres away one of the many footpaths that criss-cross Old Hills leads to a major view point from which there is a stunning 360 outlook across the countryside of Worcestershire. The full range of the Malvern Hills and the Severn Valley are only a few minutes away by car.

Solaris was constructed in 2015 on the site of an original black and white half timbered cottage that fell into disrepair many years earlier. It is a unique home which as its name implies was created, designed and built by the current owner to harness the suns energy and to minimise its carbon footprint. This is a house that was conceived to meet the demands of climate change. The property is timber framed and heavily insulated to achieve an extremely rare U value of less than 0.1. Solar and photo-voltaic panels create enough energy to provide hot water and ground floor under-floor heating as well as supplying the National Grid and thus to earn an additional source of income. The southern façade of the house has triple glazing (including bi-fold doors throughout) which provide an additional passive solar gain. All these naturally generated energy saving systems are supplemented by an efficient wood burning boiler stove and an electric water heater. A heat recovery system which passes through a heat exchanger provides measured and filtered air that changes every hour. This guarantees an even temperature throughout the house. Other features include low energy LED lighting and a plant room which houses a pump, filters and a UV unit for filtering well water. The two storey accommodation includes an entrance hall, a cloakroom with WC, a large open plan lounge/dining room and an open plan kitchen/breakfast room. Each of these rooms have triple glazed bi-fold doors overlooking and leading into the main garden. An engineered oak staircase leads to the first floor where there are three bedrooms, a wet/bathroom and a balcony which overlooks the garden below. Outside a gated entrance opens on to a wide gravel driveway that can accommodate several vehicles and leads to the large double garage. To the rear of the house is an attractive lawned garden and paved seating areas. The garden itself enjoys complete privacy and a lovely backdrop of woodland belonging to the Madresfield Estate. GROUND FLOOR

Entrance Hall - 7ft 8in (2.17m) × 5ft 4in (1.55m)

Oak and glazed front door, tiled floor, triple glazed window, door leading to lounge/dining room (described later) and to

Cloakroom

Close coupled WC, circular wash basin on stand with mixer tap, worksurfaces to each side and cupboard below. Eye level cupboards, heated towel rail, triple glazed window, tiled floor, ceiling downlighting and extractor fan.

Open Plan Lounge/Dining Room - 19ft 10in (5.89m) × 16ft 6in (4.96m)

Woodburner on raised stone hearth, fitted bookshelving with matching drawer units, ceiling downlighting, vent from heat recovery system, smoke alarm, telephone point, tiled floor and open tread glass and steel staircase leading to first floor. Three sets of triple glazed bi-fold doors open onto the rear patio. The lounge/dining room is open plan to the

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 19ft 6in (5.89m) × 9ft 5in (2.79m)

Floor and eye level cupboards fitted with worksurfaces incorporating a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink, fitted drawers, carousels and wine rack. Integrated WASHING MACHINE, four ring induction HOB with steel and glass extractor canopy above, eye level OVEN, space for microwave, FRIDGE FREEZER, ceiling downlighting, ceramic tiled floor and triple glazed window to side aspect. FIRST FLOOR

Landing

Approached from the ground floor via an oak and steel staircase the first floor has engineered oak flooring throughout. Floor to ceiling triple glazed bi-fold doors overlooking rear garden. Double glazed Velux window, ceiling mounted pendant light.

Bedroom 1 - 12ft 10in (3.72m) × 12ft 8in (3.72m)

Fitted wardrobes with mirrored doors and three built in four drawer units, hanging rails and shelving. Bedside reading light, bi-fold triple glazed doors leading onto EXTERNAL BALCONY.

Bedroom 2 - 9ft 9in (2.79m) × 9ft 7in (2.79m)

Bedside reading light and bi-fold triple glazed doors onto BALCONY.

Bedroom 3 - 9ft 7in (2.79m) × 6ft 5in (1.86m)

With triple glazed window.

Balcony

This runs the full width of the house and can be accessed from bedrooms one and two. It has overhead downlighting and even a zip-wire passing across the main garden that can provide great entertainment for youngsters and adults alike.

Plant Room - 12ft (3.72m) × 5ft 4in (1.55m)

Housing the heat recovery unit, water systems and heatstore cylinder (which stores water heated by solar panels positioned on the roof and distributed around the house). Also in this room are further controls for the heating systems in the property which include the boiler stove and a supplementary immersion heater.

Bathroom/Wetroom - 12ft 9in (3.72m) × 6ft 4in (1.86m)

Free standing oval bath with shower tap. Separate SHOWER CUBICLE, heated towel rail, close coupled WC, wash basin on oak stand with cupboards below, mixer tap and cupboard above, ceiling downlighting and triple glazed window.

Outside

An electric gated entrance opens on to a wide gravel driveway that can accommodate several vehicles and which leads to a

Double Garage - 19ft 8in (5.89m) × 18ft 2in (5.58m)

With automatic up and over door and double glazed window. Chest FREEZER and two cabinets in the garage will remain as part of this sale. Here also are controls for twenty photovoltaic panels on the garage roof and the computerised control for the digester plant. A loft hatch with pull down ladder accesses a boarded loft space with window. A gated access leads into the large rear garden which is mainly laid to lawn with a paved seating area/terrace. The garden is surrounded by trees, hedging and woodland.

Services

We have been advised that private water is supplied by a well on site which is treated and passed through a UV filter. This filter is usually changed once a year. Drainage is to a private digester plant located within the curtilage of the property. Panels located on the roof of the house feed a 750 litre heatstore tank that provides most of the hot water and ground floor underfloor heating. The photovoltaic panels on the garage can generate up to 5.5Kw of power which has a feed-in tariff to the national grid.. 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 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.

Tenure

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

Council Tax

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 EPC rating for this property is B (86).

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 Great Malvern proceed along the A449 Worcester Road through Malvern Link. As you leave the built up area there is a roundabout on the outskirts of town. Continue straight over this island towards Worcester. After 100 yards fork right towards Madresfield. Continue to the next junction again turning right towards Madresfield. After half a mile turn left towards Callow End and Old Hills into Jennet Tree Lane. Follow this route for 2.50 miles past Stanbrook Abbey. At the next junction turn right passing through Callow End village. After you leave the village itself continue for approximately half a mile (passing left turns to both Pixham and St Cloud). A few hundred yards after the turn to St Cloud take the next turn right into Malvern Hills Conservators carpark (look for a green footpath sign). Proceed to the far end of the carpark where you will see a gate. This is usually locked. A member of staff will greet you at this point.

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