St. Gabriels, Worcester Road, Hanley Swan, Worcester, WR8 0EA

4 Bedroom Detached
£450,000 Guide Price
£450,000 Guide Price

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  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms


  • A Distinctive 17th Century Detached House
  • Central Location In The Heart Of Hanley Swan
  • Lovely Setting In South Facing Garden Of Approximately Half An Acre
  • Potential To Update And Extend
  • Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room And Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Utility Room, Three Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms And A Dressing Room
  • Adjacent Annexe Providing Further Accommodation
  • Double Garage And Private Parking


An Historic And Distinctive 17th Century Detached House Set In Approximately Half An Acre Of Beautifully Landscaped Garden In The Heart Of The Highly Regarded Village Of Hanley Swan Offering Interesting Accommodation With Potential To Refurbish And Extend And Currently Comprising A Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Three Bedrooms, Wetroom, En-Suite Dressing Room And Bathroom, Adjacent Annexe, Double Garage And Extensive Private Parking. Energy Rating F FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION AT 6.00 P.M. ON THURSDAY 26TH MARCH 2020 AT THE FEATHERS HOTEL LEDBURY GUIDE PRICE £450,000 TO £500,000

Location & Description

The property enjoys a private setting in the heart of the highly regarded and well served South Worcestershire village of Hanley Swan. The village boasts a range of amenities including a local stores, a very popular pub (The Swan), primary school and village hall. The village green and its adjacent duck pond are familiar landmarks. Hanley Swan is only four miles from the well served towns of Great Malvern and Upton upon Severn, each of which have a comprehensive range of facilities. Transport communications are excellent. There are mainline railway stations at both Worcester and Malvern and Junction 1 of the M50 motorway near Upton is only seven miles distant. The area is well known for its wonderful countryside notably the nearby Malvern Hills and the Severn Valley. At Upton upon Severn there is a large Marina on the River Severn itself, the banks of which serve as venue for several popular summer festivals. Educational needs are well catered for. There are several highly regarded schools in the immediate vicinity in both the private and state sectors and at primary and secondary levels including Malvern College and Malvern St James Girls School.

St Gabriel's was a former workers cottage (originally believed to date back almost 400 years to the mid 17th century, although it clearly has been extended in more recent times) with coach house and stables. The original section of the dwelling is of half-timbered construction. The accommodation offers enormous potential for further extension and refurbishment into a fine family home. It enjoys a lovely private setting in mature landscaped garden, mainly south facing and grounds of approximately half an acre. Within the curtilage a long driveway provides parking for several vehicles and leads to a double garage. Immediately adjacent to the principal residence is a small self-contained two storey annexe which provides additional accommodation. It should however be noted that this does not have formal planning consent for residential occupation. GROUND FLOOR

Reception Hall

Solid timber entrance door, quarry tiled floor, secondary double glazed window, electric storage radiator, understairs cupboard, built-in cloaks cupboard with secondary double glazed window, airing cupboard with copper cylinder, immersion heater and slatted shelving.

Sitting Room - 20ft 5in (6.2m) × 13ft 4in (4.03m)

The focal point of this room is a large inglenook fireplace, quarry tiled hearth supporting dog grate and with steel canopy above. Partially beamed walls and ceiling, two wall light points, two storage radiators, secondary double glazed window to side aspect. Large double glazed bow window overlooking main garden and further secondary double glazed windows and double glazed door leading into the garden itself. Understairs cupboard. Stairs to first floor and door to

Dining Room - 12ft (3.72m) × 12ft 3in (3.72m)

Four wall lights, double glazed window overlooking main garden. Glazed door to

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 19ft 7in (5.89m) × 11ft 2in (3.41m)

Range of floor and eye level cupboards with fitted drawers, extensive worksurfaces, tiled surrounds and pelmet lighting above. One and a half bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, four ring electric HOB, eye level OVEN and GRILL, space for fridge, integrated DISHWASHER, ceiling downlighting, two storage radiators, ceramic tiled floor, two secondary double glazed windows to side aspect, pair of double glazed doors leading into the main garden and further glazed door to

Utility Room - 12ft (3.72m) × 9ft (2.79m)

Floor and eye level cupboards with worksurfaces and integrated single drainer stainless steel sink, space and plumbing for washing machine, built in cupboard, secondary double glazed window, electric storage radiator and door leading back to hall.

Wetroom - 8ft 2in (2.48m) × 5ft 5in (1.55m)

With fitted shower (and seat), strategically placed handgrips, close coupled WC, wash basin with electric heater, heated towel rail, fitted shelving and secondary double glazed windows to side and front elevations. FIRST FLOOR Door to

Half Landing

Leading up to

Bedroom - 12ft (3.72m) × 9ft (2.79m)

Electric panelled radiator, secondary double glazed window, fitted wardrobe and hanging rail.

Main Landing - 8ft 6in (2.48m) × 8ft (2.48m)

Electric storage radiator, beamed walls and ceiling, double glazed window overlooking main garden.

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

Three fitted wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving, access to roof space, secondary double glazed window to rear aspect and door to

En-suite Dressing Room - 11ft 3in (3.41m) × 8ft 1in (2.48m)

Electric storage radiator, secondary double glazed windows to side and rear aspects, access to roof space. Door to

En-suite Bathroom - 10ft 6in (3.1m) × 6ft (1.86m)

Close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin, panelled bath, heated towel rail, built in airing cupboard with factory lagged cylinder and immersion heater. Two further undereaves cupboards and Velux window.

Bedroom - 12ft 2in (3.72m) × 13ft 10in (4.03m)

This room has sloping ceilings so maximum measurements only. Timbering to walls and ceiling, electric radiator and two double glazed windows.


Standing adjacent to the main dwelling this two storey semi-detached annexe offers additional occasional accommodation. The annexe is thought not to have formal planning consent or building regulations. It currently comprises GROUND FLOOR


Electric storage radiator, understairs cupboard and window.

Bedroom - 13ft (4.03m) × 6ft 6in (1.86m)

Electric storage radiator, secondary double glazed window and wall light.

Shower Room

Tiled shower cubicle, close coupled WC, wash basin with electric water heater. Heated towel rail. FIRST FLOOR

Lounge/Office - 13ft 10in (4.03m) × 13ft 2in (4.03m)

Electric storage radiator, secondary double glazed window and separate Velux window.


A gated entrance opens on to a long tarmac driveway capable of accommodating several vehicles and leading to the

Double Garage

Of prefabricated concrete construction with double up and over door, additional storage area as well as a separate door leading into the main garden. St Gabriel's enjoys a private setting in a large south facing, mature landscaped level garden that extends to approximately half an acre. It is mainly laid to lawn with a flagstone and paved patio and seating areas, well established an fully stocked shrub and rose borders, ornamental and fruit trees, all combining to provide interest throughout the year. The grounds are fully enclosed by mature hedging which adds to the privacy. Within the curtilage there is a substantial vegetable garden where there is also a GREENHOUSE. Other features include an ornamental pond, well stocked rockeries and ornamental hand pump and stone trough. At strategic points there is an outside tap and external lighting. For Sale By Auction Information for prospective bidders at auction Bidders registrations Potential buyers are required to register their details before bidding. At registration you will need to provide your full name and address and the solicitor/legal representative who will be acting on your behalf. You will also need to prove your method of payment of the deposit and that you have necessary proof of identify to comply with money laundering regulations. You are advised to register prior to the date of the auction at one of the offices and you will need to bring your proof of identify with you to the sale where you will be allocated a personal bidding number which will enable you to bid. A bidders registration form is available upon request. Please bring this along to one of our offices at least 48 hours prior to the auction or ensure that you attend the auction registration desk at the auction venue at least 30 minutes before the advertised start of the sale. There is no charge for registration. The auctioneer reserves the right to refuse a bid where registration has not taken place and to offer the lot to the under bidder. PROOF OF IDENTITY In compliance with Money Laundering Regulations bidders are required to provide photographic identification and evidence of residency. Buyers must provide the following: 1 .Photographic identify document such as a current passport or UK driving license AND 2. An original utility bill, building society or bank statement, council tax bill or any other form of identity document (excluding credit card statements and mobile phone bills) that has been issued within the last 3 months and provides evidence of residency at the correspondences address stated on the registration form. If the bidder is acting on behalf of another party they will be required to provide the documents above for themselves and for the named buyers for whom they act, as well as providing a letter of authority from the buyers authorising them to bid on their behalf. If the bidder is acting on behalf of a company, the above documents will still be required together with written authority from the company and a copy of the certification of incorporation. It is advisable to ensure that this process is satisfactorily completed and approved well before the sale. DEPOSITS A deposit payment, which is payable on the fall of the hammer, is calculated at 10% of the purchase price (or £3000 whichever is greater). Buyers should arrange to bring either a bankers draft/counter cheque, building society draft or debit card to the sale room to cover their maximum bid. Personal and company cheques will not be accepted unless agreed by prior arrangement even if you are well known to us and have bought from us previously. If you wish to pay by personal or company cheque you should contact us at least 3 working days prior to the auction. A £20 fee will be charged (payable in cash only) upon acceptance of any personal or company cheque to cover the bank chargers for special clearance. Buyers may pay deposits by either Maestro or Visa debit cards (not credit cards). Transactions must be in person and cannot be accepted over the telephone. Buyers should note that cash will not be accepted for deposit payments. Important all buyers are advised to inspect all available legal documentation prior to bidding and you will be deemed to fully understand your liabilities if successful. Liabilities could include stamp duty, land registry fees and VAT which may become payable upon completion in line with any property transaction whether it is be auction or private treaty. If you are in any doubt you should seek advice from your own professional advisors. AUCTION GUIDE PRICE An indication of the seller's current minimum acceptable price at auction. The guide price or range of guide prices is given to assist consumers in deciding whether or not to pursue a purchase. It is usual, but not always the case, that a provisional reserve range is agreed between the seller and the auctioneer at the start of marketing. As the reserve is not fixed at this stage and can be adjusted by the seller at any time up to the day of the auction in light of interest shown during the marketing period, a guide price is issued. The guide price can be shown in the form of a minimum and maximum price range within which an acceptable sale price (reserve) would fall, or as a single price figure within 10% of which the minimum acceptable price (reserve) would fall. A guide price is different to a reserve (see below). Both the guide price and reserve price can be subject to change up to and including the day of the auction. RESERVE PRICE This is seller's minimum acceptable price at auction and the figure below which the auctioneer cannot sell. A reserve price is not disclosed and remains confidential between the seller and the auctioneer. Both the guide price and the reserve price can be subject to change up to and including the day of the auction. SOLICITORS/LEGAL PACK The solicitor acting on behalf of the vendors in the sale of St Gabriels is David Parry of Whatley Recordon, 12 Worcester Road, Malvern WR14 2QW 01684 892939. He will be providing a full legal pack prior to the auction which can be sent to prospective buyers upon request


We have been advised that mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. Heating provided by way of low tariff electric storage radiators. 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.


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

Council Tax

COUNCIL TAX BAND "G" 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 F (31).


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 the agents office in Malvern proceed south along the A449 Wells Road towards Ledbury for just under two miles before forking left onto the Hanley Road B4209 signed The Hanley's and Upton. Follow this route downhill for approximately half a mile past the Three Counties Showground and passing through a set of traffic lights. Continue into Hanley Swan where at a crossroads by the village shop and duck pond turn left. Follow this road for approximately 200 yards where the gated entrance to St Gabriel's will be seen on the right hand side.


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