Stocks Cottage, Worcester Road, Newland, Malvern, WR13 5AY

3 Bedroom Detached
£499,500 Guide Price
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£499,500 Guide Price
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  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms

 

  • A Charming Well Presented Detached 17th Century Cottage Of Character
  • Lovely Setting In Large Beautifully Landscaped Gardens And Grounds
  • Fine Views Over Adjacent Countryside Towards The Malvern Hills
  • Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen
  • Three Bedrooms, Bathroom, Cloakroom, Gas Central Heating.
  • Large Garage, Small Pagoda, Extensive Private Parking
  • A Really Lovely Home

Description

A Very Distinctive Detached 17th Century Cottage With A Long Interesting History And Beautifully Presented Accommodation Including A Porch, Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Shower/Cloakroom, Three Bedrooms, Bathroom, Gas Central Heating, Extensive Private Parking, Garage And All Enjoying A Wonderful Setting In Large Beautifully Landscaped Grounds With Views Over Adjacent Countryside Towards The Malvern Hills. Energy Rating "E" No Chain

Location & Description

The property enjoys a convenient position on the northern outskirts of Malvern in the highly regarded village of Newland just a few minutes walk from the busy and well served neighbourhood of Malvern Link where there is a wide range of amenities including shops, Lidl and Co-op supermarkets, several shops, takeaways and two service stations. Also only a few minutes away on foot is Malvern's main retail park where there are a number of familiar high street names including Marks and Spencer, Boots, Next, a Morrisons superstore and many others. The cultural and historic Spa town of Great Malvern is less than a mile away. Here there is a more comprehensive range of amenities including shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium. Transport communications are excellent. Malvern Link railway station is only about fifteen minutes away on foot and provides links to Birmingham, The South West, South Wales and London Paddington. Junction 7 of the M5 motorway is only about six miles and the city of Worcester is a similar distance. Malvern has a deserved reputation for the quality of its schools and education in both the private and state systems and at primary and secondary levels including Dyson Perrins, The Chase, Malvern College and Malvern St James Girls School. For those who enjoy outdoor life the house stands on the edge of open countryside and is close to Malvern Link common. The eight mile range of the Malvern Hills is only just over five minutes drive away and the Severn Valley with its many riverside walks passes through the city of Worcester and nearby Upton upon Severn.

Stocks Cottage is an historic detached half-timbered cottage which is believed to date back to the mid 1600's. It was understood to have been built as a pair of small semi-detached cottages by the Madresfield Estate to provide homes for their farmworkers. During this period and for the next 300 years it had a thatched roof and remained more or less unchanged. The property has effectively only been sold on one occasion throughout this long history. This was by the Madresfield Estate in 1920. In the 1970's the building was renovated and reshaped into a single dwelling and in the late 1990's it was substantially extended. The result is a lovely home of character that retains many of its original features, blending them well with its more recent improvements. Behind its distinctive and charming half timbered black and white facade is a very contemporary comfortable home. The ground floor in particular is larger than one might expect at first glance. An enclosed porch opens into a generous hall, off which there is access to a large sitting room (with open fireplace), a fitted kitchen, shower/cloakroom and arguably the main focal point, an impressive dining room with its high vaulted ceiling and glazed doors leading out onto a lovely paved courtyard with views to the hills. This dining room was added in the 1970's and is the perfect for entertaining or parties. On the first floor a long landing leads to three bedrooms and to a bathroom with shower and WC. One of the great strengths of Stocks Cottage is its lovely setting in large gardens and grounds that are the pride and joy of the current owners. These have been imaginatively planned and laid out to provide interest, variety, colour and privacy throughout the year. In short this is a gardener's garden which makes the most of its sunny aspect and of the fine views of the Malvern Hills to the west. The house enjoys an impressive gated approach onto a wide gravel driveway capable of accommodating several cars and leading to a large detached garage, adjacent to which is a small timber Pagoda referred to by the current owners as the "tea house". To the rear of the property are open fields and countryside that together with the garden complete the perfect setting. Ground Floor

Enclosed Entrance Porch

Solid front entrance door and glazed to three sides with views over the front garden. Quarry tiled floor and glazed inner door leading to

Reception Hall - 12ft 3in (3.72m) × 11ft (3.41m)

Radiator, former fireplace (now sealed) with oak beam, stone surround and hearth. Wall light point, central heating thermostat, window to front aspect, doors leading to kitchen and inner hall (both described later). Stairs to first floor and glazed door leading to

Sitting Room - 22ft (6.82m) × 10ft 10in (3.1m)

A lovely room, the central feature of which is a large fireplace with open grate, steel canopy, oak beam, stone surround and hearth. Two radiators, three wall light points, windows to front aspect, further window to rear aspect and glazed door leading into external courtyard.

Kitchen - 10ft 9in (3.1m) × 8ft 9in (2.48m)

Floor and eye level cupboards with work surfaces and tiled surrounds incorporating a one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, space for cooker and for fridge freezer, radiator, gas fired central heating boiler, quarry tiled floor, two windows to front and side aspects and glazed door leading to.

Inner Hall - 15ft (4.65m) × 4ft (1.24m)

Quarry tiled floor, radiator, stable style door leading outside, large walk-in store cupboard (6'10' x 3'4), glazed doors leading to both hall and dining room (described later). Further built in cupboard with shelving, space and plumbing for washing machine. Door to

Shower/Cloakroom - 8ft 5in (2.48m) × 5ft 5in (1.55m)

Fully tiled walls, close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin, tiled shower cubicle, radiator, ceiling downlighting, extractor fan, fluorescent light and window.

Dining Room - 20ft 10in (6.2m) × 14ft 2in (4.34m)

A most impressive room with a high vaulted ceiling and exposed roof timbers. Two radiators, glazed doors and windows overlooking and leading onto rear terrace/courtyard with views across garden towards the hills in the distance. First Floor

Landing

Radiator, window to rear with view over countryside.

Bedroom 1 - 10ft 9in (3.1m) × 10ft 4in (3.1m)

Radiator, windows to front and rear aspects with view over countryside.

Bedroom 2 - 11ft 4in (3.41m) × 7ft 9in (2.17m)

Radiator and window to front aspect.

Bedroom 3 - 7ft 10in (2.17m) × 9ft 2in (2.79m)

Radiator and window to front aspect.

Bathroom - 10ft 7in (3.1m) × 9ft (2.79m)

Fully tiled and having panelled bath with shower over, pedestal wash basin, close coupled WC, two fitted floor cupboards, built-in airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and shelving, windows to side and rear aspects, access to roof space.

Outside

The house enjoys an impressive gated approach onto a wide gravel driveway that is capable of accommodating a large number of vehicles. The drive passes in front of the cottage and to the side of the property where there is a detached brick built

Garage - 20ft (6.2m) × 9ft 10in (2.79m)

With up and over door, window to rear, power and lighting, overhead storage space and side door. To one side of the garage is a small Pagoda 7'6 x 7'6 of hexagonal shape and timber construction. The garden and grounds are a delight and have been imaginatively designed and planned to provide interest, colour and variety throughout the year. They consist of a series of interlinking flagstone and gravel pathways flanked by level lawns, shrub borders, mature roses, attractive and carefully selected ornamental trees and climbers. At strategic points there are seating areas designed to catch the path of the sun and to enjoy the fine views of the Malvern Hills to the west. To the rear of the house and immediately adjacent to it is a sheltered brick paviour courtyard which is accessed from both the dining room and sitting room. Another particular feature is an Elizabethan style box hedged miniature knot garden that provides a further focal point. The original hand pump that once served the former well to Stocks Cottage has been retained although of course it is no longer connected to the well itself. At strategic points there is an external tap, outside lighting and a small former brick outbuilding that now comprises a POTTING SHED and FUEL STORE. The garden alone is worth a visit.

Services

We have been advised that mains gas, electricity, water and drainage 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.

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 "E" (Review Pending) 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 E (49).

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 the centre of Great Malvern proceed north along the A449 Worcester Road past Malvern Link common, the fire station and railway station into the centre of Malvern Link. Continue straight through the Link, past a Texaco filling station on your right hand side. On the town outskirts you will come to a mini island. Continue straight on towards Worcester for approximately 800 yards where you will see a road sign towards Leigh Sinton. Turn left just before this sign onto a private track following it for a short distance where the gates to Stocks Cottage will be seen on the right hand side.

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