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- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Reception Rooms
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- A Striking 18th Century Detached Cottage Of Character
- Fine Elevated Setting On The Western Slopes Of The Malverns Only Ten Minutes Walk From British Camp
- Wonderful Views Over Herefordshire
- Beautifully Landscaped Mature Garden Extending To Almost An Acre, Adjacent To Countryside And Woodland
- Open Plan Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Utility Room, Cloakroom/WC
- Garden Room, Four Bedrooms, Shower Room, Bathroom And Storeroom
- Central Heating, Contemporary Double Carport With Office Over
- Private Off Road Parking
A Striking Eighteenth Century Detached Cottage Of Character Enjoying A Very Private, Elevated Setting On The Western Slopes Of The Malvern Hills, With Fine Views Across Countryside And Offering Well Presented Accommodation Comprising A Porch, Open Plan Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Utility Room, Cloakroom With WC, Garden Room, Four Bedrooms, Shower Room, Bathroom, Storeroom, Central Heating, Double Car Port With Office/Studio, Additional Private Parking And Attractively Landscaped Garden And Paddock Extending To Over An Acre. Energy Rating 'E'
Location & Description
The property enjoys an elevated position on the upper slopes of the Malvern Hills, almost equidistant from both Malvern and Ledbury, both of which are approximately three miles away. In Great Malvern there is a comprehensive range of amenities including shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium. These facilities are equally well matched in Ledbury and the house is well placed for fast access to a comprehensive transport network including junctions 1 and 2 of the M50 at Upton and Ledbury respectively and junction 7 of the M5 south of Worcester. There are also mainline railway stations in the very well served nearby village of Colwall (approximately two miles), Great Malvern and Ledbury. Educational needs are well catered for in both the state and private systems at primary and secondary levels, including two preparatory schools in Colwall (The Elms and The Downs), several highly regarded secondary schools and Malvern College and Malvern St James Girls' School. The property is on the doorstep of the network of paths and bridleways that criss cross the Malvern Hills and is less than half a mile from British Camp and its nearby hotel and restaurant. This is the perfect spot for those who enjoy outdoor life and for dog walkers.
Originally believed to date back to the late 1700s, Beacon Cottage has been the subject of updating and refurbishment, notably in the 1970s when it was extended and evolved into its current layout. It was once part of the Eastnor Estate, and it is likely to have been two separate cottages providing housing for estate workers. Constructed of brick and stone under a tiled roof, part of the original dwelling still remains. One particularly interesting attraction is a fossil of a Tribolite, one of the earliest examples of an extinct marine arthropod from the Cambrian period. This is lodged in stonework that forms part of the construction of the building. The accommodation is generous, particularly at ground floor level, where a large open plan kitchen/breakfast room leads to a dining room and the sitting room. Also at this level is a cloakroom with WC, a utility room and a garden room. At first floor level there are four bedrooms, a shower room and bathroom. The house has oil fired central heating and double glazed windows. One of the great strengths of Beacon Cottage is to be found outside where a large, carefully thought out landscaped garden creates a lovely setting and from which there are wonderful views across Herefordshire. From its commanding position there are regular stunning sunsets in the Western sky (see photo). Its focal point is a substantial terrace that provides a sheltered seating area from which there are views over open countryside. A driveway accommodates off road parking and leads to a more recently constructed Oak framed double car port above which there is an office/studio. An additional bonus is a large lawned paddock with fruit trees, which together with the main garden amounts to over an acre of ground. Ground Floor
Covered Entrance Porch
Light and studded Oak door leading to
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 21ft 7in (6.51m) × 10ft 5in (3.1m)
This open plan room provides a lovely entrance to the house. On two levels, it has a flagstone floor, a range of fitted Magnet farmhouse style floor cupboards with drawers and Corian work surfaces, incorporating a one and half bowl single drainer sink unit and swan neck mixer tap, two heated towel rails, fireplace with brick surround, tiled mantle and stone hearth supporting a wood burner (installed but not tested and more for ornamental use), RANGE COOOKER with two electric ovens and LPG gas hob. This is a particularly bright part of the house with three double glazed windows to front and rear aspects and three overhead Velux windows. Two wall light points. Doors leading to utility room, sitting room and dining room (all described later) as well as to
Cloakroom - 10ft 4in (3.1m) × 5ft 2in (1.55m)
Close coupled WC, wash basin, range of fitted floor and eye level cupboards with work surfaces and window.
Utility Room - 12ft (3.72m) × 6ft 2in (1.86m)
Single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, wall and eye level units and work surfaces, space and plumbing for washing machine, tumble drier, etc, heated towel rail, ceiling down lighting and double glazed window.
Sitting Room - 21ft 3in (6.51m) × 17ft 6in (5.27m)
The focal point of this room is an inglenook style fireplace with raised stone hearth supporting a wood burner. Three radiators, six wall light points, ceiling down lighting, attractive timber framed arched window in stone surround (it is this surround that has the Tribolite fossil), two internal windows and sliding patio doors to
Garden Room - 30ft 7in (9.3m) × 5ft 7in (1.55m)
The main feature of this room is a bank of double glazed windows and doors overlooking and leading to the main external terrace and garden with views beyond to countryside. Heated towel rail, semi-vaulted and beamed ceiling. Open tread timber and wrought iron staircase leading to first floor (described later). Door also to
Boiler/Store Room - 11ft 3in (3.41m) × 5ft 8in (1.55m)
Oil fired central heating boiler and door leading outside.
Dining Room - 17ft 10in (5.27m) × 12ft 4in (3.72m)
With glazed doors leading from both the kitchen and garden room and further glazed doors and windows leading to and overlooking the main terrace and garden. This lovely room is glazed to three sides with views over countryside. Tiled floor and radiator.
Access to roof space. Central heating thermostat.
Bedroom - 16ft 10in (4.96m) × 8ft (2.48m)
A lovely bright room with three double glazed windows and door leading outside onto a sheltered patio/seating area. Wall light point and two radiators.
Fully tiled and having tiled shower cubicle, close coupled WC, radiator, pedestal wash basin, double glazed window, ceiling down lighting and extractor fan.
Bedroom - 9ft 8in (2.79m) × 8ft 3in (2.48m)
Radiator and double glazed window with view over countryside.
Bedroom - 10ft (3.1m) × 6ft (1.86m)
Radiator and double glazed window.
Bedroom - 11ft 2in (3.41m) × 10ft 6in (3.1m)
The main feature of this room is an original, fully restored timber framed wall, believed to date back to the 1700s. Radiator, two double glazed windows with view over countryside. Further "porthole" window to front aspect.
Bathroom - 8ft 4in (2.48m) × 6ft (1.86m)
Fully tiled and having panelled bath with shower over, pedestal wash basin, close coupled WC, heated towel rail, double glazed window, ceiling down lighting, access to roof space, airing cupboard with slatted shelving, hot water tank and immersion heater.
A stone pillared and gated entrance leads onto a gravel driveway and turning area that provides parking for several vehicles. It also leads to a contemporary, detached, Oak framed
Car Port - 19ft 1in (5.89m) × 17ft (5.27m)
Steps lead onto a raised brick terrace that runs along the full length of the house. At one end a timber stairwell leads up to a side entrance above the car port into a first floor OFFICE/STUDIO (19' X 11' maximum with sloping ceiling) with four double glazed Velux windows, leaded ''porthole'' window at one end. This office has access to WiFi/broadband. A further set of steps lead up to the highest point of the grounds belonging to Beacon Cottage. This consists of a large area of sloping lawned orchard. It provides the ideal spot for sitting out and enjoying the view and is sheltered by neighbouring trees. The main formal area of garden lies to the west of the house. Its focal point is a large brick terrace and seating area together with raised timber decking at the centre of which is an attractive, ornamental water feature and pond. From this spot one can enjoy the westerly outlook across Herefordshire and some stunning sunsets. The terrace is surrounded by well stocked raised herbaceous and shrub borders, mature ornamental trees and climbers. A wide stepped pathway leads from the terrace round the side of the house up to the sheltered flagstone patio adjacent to the main bedroom. The remainder of the garden is mainly laid to sloping lawns, interspersed with stone pathways, mature shrubs and trees including five Silver Birch that run along the frontage with the main road. There is also a small ''SUMMERHOUSE'' (8'2'' X 5'9'') set in one corner of the garden. At strategic points there is external security lighting.
We have been advised that mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Central heating is provided by way of an oil fired system (there is no mains gas). In 2021 a brand new sewerage treatment plant was installed within the grounds by the current owners. The original well still exists and although it is not connected to the house, it can provide water for the garden in dry spells. 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.
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 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 E (47).
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From the agent's office in Great Malvern proceed south along the A449 Wells Road towards Ledbury. Continue along this route for approximately three miles, passing the British Camp Hotel/Restaurant on your right and a large Malvern Hills Conservators' car park on your left. Carry straight on for approximately quarter of a mile where the driveway leading to Beacon Cottage can be found on the left hand side. It should be noted that this driveway is concealed and easily missed so look out for the agent's sale board which can be seen only a few feet after it.
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