May Cottage, Eight Oaks, Castlemorton, Malvern, WR13 6BU

3 Bedroom Detached
£275,000 Guide Price
£275,000 Guide Price

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  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms


  • Detached Cottage Requiring Full Renovation
  • Lovely Setting Surrounded By Countryside On Castlemorton Common
  • Kitchen, Lounge, Store/Utility Room
  • Three Bedrooms, Shower Room, Bathroom And Box Room
  • Off Road Parking, Garden And Paddock Extending To Almost One Acre


A Charming Detached Stone And Brick Cottage Enjoying A Lovely Setting In The Heart Of Castlemorton Common Offering Three Bedroomed Accommodation In Need Of Full Renovation And Refurbishment And Standing In Approximately An Acre Of Garden And Grounds With Views Across Countryside. Energy Rating G FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION AT 6 PM ON THURSDAY, 7th JULY 2022 AT THE FEATHERS HOTEL, LEDBURY Guide Price £275,000 - £300,000

Location & Description

The property enjoys a convenient location less than half of a mile from the well served village of Welland where there is a local stores, primary school, church and village hall. Welland is less than four miles from the cultural and historic spa town of Great Malvern and a similar distance from the riverside town of Upton upon Severn both of which provide a comprehensive range of amenities. The city of Worcester is about twelve miles. Transport communications are excellent. There is a mainline railway station in Great Malvern and Junction 1 of the M50 motorway near Upton is just seven miles. Educational needs are well catered for. The property is within easy reach of some of the best primary and secondary schools in the region in both the state and private sectors. May Cottage is situated in the heart of beautiful countryside on Castlemorton Common. It is surrounded by open fields and is set against the backdrop of the Malvern Hills which are only a few minutes drive away.

Originally believed to date back to the 1800s, May Cottage comprises a small two storey, detached, stone and brick cottage under a mainly pitched, tiled roof. It requires full renovation and refurbishment but also offers great scope for extension and transformation into a fine home. On the ground floor a small kitchen leads to a lounge, store/utility room, a bedroom/dining room and an en suite shower room with WC. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms and a smaller single bedroom/box room as well as a bathroom with WC. The great strength of May Cottage is its setting in a mature (sadly now neglected) garden with an adjacent parcel of pasture land that together total approximately one acre. Within the curtilage is a small (semi-derelict) former stone barn and the house also has private off road parking. Standing as it does in the heart of Castlemorton Common, the cottage enjoys views in all directions. It is a wonderful spot.

Ground Floor

Side Porch

Part glazed door to

Kitchen - 8ft 5in (2.48m) × 6ft 7in (1.86m)

A through room with large enamel sink, floor and eye level cupboards with work surfaces and tiled surround. Solid fuel Rayburn (not tested) which also provides the hot water and heating. Window and quarry tiled floor continuing into

Inner Hall

Under stairs storage area with plumbing for washing machine. Electric radiator. Stairs leading to first floor. Doors to lounge (described later) and to

Store/Utility Room - 6ft 6in (1.86m) × 5ft 10in (1.55m)

Fitted cupboards, window and quarry tiled floor.

Lounge - 11ft 9in (3.41m) × 11ft 8in (3.41m)

Electric radiator, original Victorian fireplace/range with two warming ovens. Three wall lights, double glazed window, door leading to bedroom/dining room (described later) and further braced and latched door leading to

Rear Porch

Glazed to three aspects with door leading into garden.

Bedroom/Dining Room - 9ft 11in (2.79m) × 7ft 6in (2.17m)

Wall light. Double glazed window and doorway leading to

Ensuite Shower/Wet Room - 9ft (2.79m) × 3ft 9in (0.93m)

Fully tiled. Pedestal wash basin with mirrored cabinet above. Close coupled WC. Chrome heated towel rail. Ceiling down lighting and extractor fan.

First Floor


With window

Bedroom - 12ft 3in (3.72m) × 12ft 1in (3.72m)

Electric radiator and double glazed window.

Bedroom - 12ft 1in (3.72m) × 9ft 10in (2.79m)

Original Victorian grate. Shelved cupboard. Electric radiator and double glazed window.

Bedroom/Box Room - 6ft 6in (1.86m) × 5ft 10in (1.55m)



Large panelled bath, wash basin, low level WC, chrome heated towel rail. Built in airing cupboard with lagged hot water cylinder, slatted shelving and immersion heater.


The property is approached via a five bar gate which opens onto a concrete driveway that can accommodate a number of vehicles. Alongside the gated entrance is a stone and corrugated BARN (13'4 x 11'3"). This is in a state of collapse. To one side of the main dwelling there is an external WC and LEAN-TO of corrugated construction that is also in a state of collapse. The good size, mature garden has been neglected over recent years. It consists of substantial grassed areas with mature shrubs, trees and hedging. Alongside the garden is an additional area of paddock/pasture with dual access both from the garden of May Cottage and alternatively by a seven bar steel gate off the lane serving the house. In total the ground belonging to May Cottage amounts to approximately one acre.

For Sale By Auction

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 persue 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 solicitors acting on behalf of the vendors in the sale of May Cottage are Gemma Prosniewska, Russell & Co, Church Street, Malvern. WR14 2AH. 01684 892000


At the time that this brochure and information was published on May Cottage, it remains to be established exactly what services are connected. It is believed that the property has mains electricity, water and private septic tank drainage (which is likely to require replacement). This information will be verified in due course.

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. The property will be offered for sale by way of public auction at 6pm on Thursday, 7th July 2022 at The Feathers Hotel, 25 High Street, Ledbury, HR8 1DS. It is important that potential buyers follow the guidance given later in this brochure for registering to bid at auction. Legal Enquiries A contract/legal pack will be prepared and available to buyers and their lawyers approximately three weeks prior to the auction. This will be prepared by Russell & Co Solicitors, Holland House, Church Street, Malvern, WR14 2AH. Further information on this can be provided by the selling agents.


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

Council Tax

COUNCIL TAX BAND "D" 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 G (10)


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.

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From Great Malvern proceed south along the A438 Wells Road towards Ledbury for almost two miles before forking left onto the Hanley Road (B4209) signed Three Counties Showground. Continue for just under a mile where at a crossroads (with traffic lights) turn right onto Blackmore Park Road. Follow this route for approximately a mile. At the next crossroads turn right towards Welland. Carry on straight through Welland. As you leave the village you will come straight onto Castlemorton Common. After approximately 6/10ths of a mile (at the 50 mph and Castlemorton Village signs) fork right down an unmarked road, passing across common land. After a further 4/10ths of a mile, take the first fork to the left down another unmarked road. As you drop down a short incline and bear sharply round a right hand bend, you will notice a small reed pond on your right hand side. Immediately after this turn right onto an unmade track passing Rose Gables on your left. Continue along the track up hill, where the entrance to May Cottage will be seen on the left hand side almost immediately as identified by a stone barn and five bar gate.


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