The Smithy & The Forge, Gilberts End, Hanley Swan, Worcester, WR8 0AS

3 Bedroom Semi-Detached
£825,000 Offers in Excess of
£825,000 Offers in Excess of

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  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms


  • Unique Pair Of Properties
  • Sought After Village Of Hanley Swan
  • Generous Grounds Extend To 0.46 Acres
  • The Smithy, A Period Wooden Framed, Three Bedroom Cottage
  • The Forge, A Detached Two Bedroom Period Property Which Has been Run As A Successful Holiday Let
  • Off Road Parking And A Detached Open Oak Framed Car Port
  • No Chain


An Excellent Opportunity To Purchase A Very Unique Pair Of Properties In The Highly Sought After Village Of Hanley Swan. The Generous Grounds Extend To 0.46 Acres In Which Stand The Smithy, A Period Wooden Framed, Three Bedroom Cottage As Well As The Forge, A Detached Two Bedroom Period Property Which Has been Run As A Successful Holiday Let. The Properties Benefit From Air Source Pump Heating And Solar Voltaic Cells And Double Glazing. There Is Ample Off Road Parking And A Detached Open Oak Framed Car Port. Energy Ratings: The Smithy 'D', The Forge 'F'. No Chain.

Location & Description

The Smithy and The Forge enjoy a convenient position in the highly regarded community of Gilberts End, less than half a mile from the premier villages of Hanley Castle and Hanley Swan, the latter of which is well served by a local primary school and village hall, a general stores, butchers shop and a popular county pub. The larger centres of Malvern and Upton upon Severn are each less than four miles away. These provide a comprehensive choice of amenities. The city of Worcester is about ten miles. The area is also well served by schools at primary and secondary levels in both the state and private systems including the nearby Hanley Castle Secondary as well as The Chase, Malvern College and Malvern St James Girls School in Malvern. Transport communications are excellent. Junction 1 of the M50 motorway near Upton upon Severn is only about seven miles and there are mainline railway stations at both Malvern and Worcester.

The Smith and Forge are two independent properties under a single title. They sit within generous grounds of approximately 0.46 acre(s) and have been lovingly maintained by the current owner. The properties retain a wealth of period character and charm combined with the amenities of modern day living including air source heat pumps for heating as well as solar voltaic cells on the roofs of the house and garage. The property is approached via a five bar vehicle wooden gate opening to the gravel driveway and leading to private parking for both properties. The parking for The Forge is located to the side of the house, while The Smithy has a detached Oak framed, two bay garage and ample parking to front. Both properties have private gardens and are ideal for those looking to run a successful holiday let or simply to be used as an annexe or auxilliary accommodation for family members.

The Smithy

The Smithy is a period, timber framed and brick, semi-detached property set under a tiled roof. The property has been extended over the years and has the benefit of air source heating as well as solar Voltaic cells and solar tubes to provide hot water. From the driveway a gravel path leads through the lawned foregarden with planted beds which display colour and vibrance throughout the year. A wooden front door opens to the living accommodation, which is in excess of 1600 square feet and offers period character and charm in a fine setting. An entrance porch ideal for boot and coat storage opens to the delightful SITTING ROOM room with a feature Inglenook fireplace, set into which is a wood burning stove on a tiled hearth with wooden mantle over and recessed shelving to side. Period characteristics are visible including exposed timbers to both walls and ceiling. A double glazed window overlooks the foregarden. A side porch to the right hand side gives access to the UTILITY ROOM with ample cupboard and storage space. A further door opens to the guest CLOAKROOM and also an OFFICE/STUDY. The BREAKFAST KITCHEN is fitted with a range of cream fronted Shaker style drawer and cupboard base units with ample work surface space, display cabinets and wall units. There is a range of integrated appliances including bottled LPG gas HOB, and eye level DOUBLE OVEN as well as space and connection point for kitchen white goods. There is a walk in larder and double doors open through to the GARDEN ROOM which has double glazed windows to three sides overlooking the wonderful formal gardens, with double glazed double doors opening to the patio. Completing the Ground Floor is the DINING ROOM, positioned to the far left of the property and being a flexible and versatile space ideal for entertaining. To the first floor a loft access point with pull down ladder to the boarded loft. The double aspect MASTER BEDROOM has a half vaulted ceiling with windows to front and rear and a built-in wardrobe. There are two further, generous bedrooms, one of which benefits from an en suite SHOWER ROOM, wardrobe and double glazed window with fine country views. The main bathroom has a modern three piece suite. The garden for The Smithy is predominantly at the rear of the property and extending across the back of the house is a paved and gravel patio area, ideal for sitting out. To the right hand side of the patio is a lovely Lilly pond, flanked by planted beds. Sleeper steps lead up to the main lawn, which is enclosed by a hedged and fenced perimeter. There are two large wooden SHEDS and a GREENHOUSE. A circular seating area is positioned beneath pitched roof PERGOLA with gravel path leading to the bottom area of the garden, which is laid to lawn and in previous years was a productive vegetable garden, complete with Asparagus plot, poly tunnel, composting area and further SHED. There are various outside light points and water taps.

The Forge

The Forge is a detached, period property arranged over two floors and set under a tiled roof. The parking for the property is to the right hand side and there is space for at least two vehicles. A pedestrian gate set under a Ivy archway leads through to the front garden, which is enclosed by a lovely Beech hedge and is mainly laid to lawn with shrub beds. A wooden front door is set under a pitched roof with light opens to the living accommodation, which benefits from air source pump central heating The property has been run as a successful holiday let over the years but could serve as a useful annexe ideal for additional family accommodation. The front door opens to the open plan LIVING ROOM, the main focal point of which is a brick built fireplace with wood burning stove set onto a tiled hearth. Dual aspect windows and a pedestrian door gives access to the garden. A tiled floor flows throughout this area into the fitted KITCHEN with integrated appliances including a four ring LPG gas HOB with dual OVEN under, DISHWASHER and under counter white goods. On this floor there is also a good sized BEDROOM with vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers, fitted wardrobes. Ground floor BATHROOM fitted with a three piece suite including a panelled bath with thermostatic control shower over. On the first floor the MASTER BEDROOM is accessed via a cast iron spiral staircase and has Velux skylights (with blinds) and also a vaulted ceiling with exposed wood trusses. A door leads to the EN SUITE bathroom.


Both properties are served by Air Source Heat Pump central heating. The Smithy has bottled LPG for the hob. The Forge has a sunken LPG tank also supplying the hob. Mains, water, drainage and Solar Voltaic panels. 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

The Smithy Band 'E' The Forge Band 'B'

Energy Performance Certificate

The EPC rating for The Smithy is 'D' (62) and The Forge 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.

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From Great Malvern proceed south along the A449 Wells Road towards Ledbury. After about two miles fork left into Hanley Road (signed The Three Counties Showground and Upton). Follow this route for about a mile passing through a set of traffic lights, continuing on into the village of Hanley Swan. In the village centre, opposite the pond, turn right at a crossroads towards Gloucester and Welland. After approximately 500 yards and almost opposite the primary school, take the second left turn signed Gilberts End.


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