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- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Reception Rooms
- Half Timbered Detached Property
- Occupying A Secluded Hillside Position
- Far Reaching Views Across Surrounding Countryside
- Four Bedrooms
- Two Bathrooms
- Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Range Of Outbuildings
- Grounds Approaching 13 ACRES
A Delightful Half Timbered Detached Property Occupying A Secluded Hillside Position On The Outskirts Of The Popular Village Of Suckley Affording Fine Far Reaching Views Across The Surrounding Countryside And Offering Characterful Four Bedroomed Accommodation With An Outdoor Swimming Pool, Range Of Outbuildings And Extensive Grounds Approaching 13 Acres. EPC F.
Location & Description
Red Castle enjoys a lovely position along the Worcestershire/Herefordshire border in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, less than a mile from the villages of Suckley and Longley Green. The village of Suckley has a church and an excellent primary school as well as Holloways Garden Centre and café. There are fantastic walking routes accessible from the property, including the Suckley Hills. Longley Green, which is approximately 1.5 miles distant, has a local Post Office, stores and The Nelson Inn. Red Castle is also well placed for access to the more major centres of Great Malvern (six miles), Ledbury (twelve miles), Worcester (twelve miles) and Hereford (eighteen miles). Junction 7 of the M5 motorway near Worcester is about twelve miles and there are mainline railway stations in Ledbury, Malvern and Worcester.
Believe to date back in parts to the 1700's, Red Castle is a detached half timbered cottage occupying a secluded hillside position enjoying superb far reaching views across the surrounding countryside. The property was completely refurbished in the early 1990's, to include a sympathetic extension, and offers characterful accommodation with extensive exposed timbers, wooden latch doors, exposed floorboards and inglenook fireplaces. The accommodation is arranged on the ground floor with an entrance porch, spacious reception hall, open plan kitchen/dining/family room with an adjoining utility room and useful pantry, snug living room with a wood burning stove, family bathroom and a double bedroom. The first floor is approached by two staircases, the first staircase leads to an impressive master bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and south facing bay window overlooking the grounds, separate study and a contemporary bathroom. The second staircase leads to two further double bedrooms, one of which has access to a storage/attic space above. There is external access to a cellar providing additional storage. The grounds belonging to Red Castle are delightful and extend in total to approximately 13 ACRES. A formal garden wraps around the property on three sides and enjoys a sunny south facing aspect with access to a heated SWIMMING POOL and an adjoining POOL HOUSE. There are fenced PADDOCKS and further areas of pasture land, ideal for those wishing to have a smallholding. There are a range of OUTBUILDINGS and driveway parking for several vehicles. The accommodation with approximate dimensions is as follows:
Glazed entrance door, side facing window, tiled floor. Solid wood door to
Three rear facing windows, ceiling light points, exposed wall beams, two radiators, fitted bookcase, telephone point, exposed floorboards. Stairs to first floor with useful under stairs storage. Doors to
Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room - 26ft 8in (8.06m) × 14ft 7in (4.34m)
Forming part of an imaginative extension constructed in 1994 enjoying a sunny south facing aspect.
Fitted with a range of painted solid wood wall and floor mounted units with granite work surface over, inset one and a half stainless steel sink unit and matching granite upstands. Oil fired AGA with two ovens and twin hot plates. Separate electric COOKER/MICROWAVE with 4 ring HOB (bottled gas). Space and plumbing for washing machine. Space for fridge. Front and side facing windows, recessed spotlights, exposed floorboards continuing into
Rear and side facing windows overlooking the garden. Recessed spotlights, feature inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and slate hearth, radiator, TV point. Twin patio doors leading to outside decked seating area.
Velux roof light, ceiling light, stainless steel sink drainer unit with cupboard and drawers below and work surface over, space for freezer, tiled floor. Part glazed door to outside.
Velux roof light, ceiling light, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for additional appliance, tiled floor.
Suite comprising panel bath with shower over and tiled surrounds, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC. Front facing window, ceiling light, extractor fan, radiator, exposed floorboards. Cupboard housing oil fired boiler with shelving.
Snug - 13ft 11in (4.03m) × 12ft 10in (3.72m)
Front facing window enjoying a fine aspect with sweeping views across the surrounding open countryside. Rear facing window overlooking the garden. Ceiling lights, extensive exposed timbers, feature inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and slate hearth, radiator, TV point, exposed floorboards. Door to
Ceiling light, radiator, exposed Elm floorboards. Door to outside. Stairs to first floor. Door to
Bedroom 4 - 14ft 3in (4.34m) × 7ft 9in (2.17m)
Enjoying a triple aspect with fantastic far reaching rural views. Ceiling lights, extensive exposed timbers, radiator.
First Floor Landing
Accessed via staircase from the Reception Hall. Velux roof light, ceiling light. Doors to
Master Bedroom - 16ft 11in (4.96m) × 14ft (4.34m)
Flooded with natural light and enjoying a sunny south facing aspect overlooking the garden. Impressive vaulted ceiling with two Velux roof lights, attractive bay window, ceiling lights, radiator, TV point. Airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.
Study/Dressing Room - 9ft 5in (2.79m) × 5ft 9in (1.55m)
Front facing window, Velux roof light, ceiling light, radiator, exposed floorboards.
Suite comprising panel bath with shower over and tiled surrounds, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC. Front facing window, ceiling light, extractor fan, radiator, exposed floorboards.
First Floor Landing
Accessed via staircase from the Inner Hall. Doors to
Bedroom 2 - 13ft 11in (4.03m) × 12ft 9in (3.72m)
Enjoying a dual aspect with fine far reaching views. Ceiling light, exposed wall beams, radiator, telephone point, exposed Elm floorboards.
Bedroom 3 - 14ft 5in (4.34m) × 11ft 4in (3.41m)
Enjoying a dual aspect with far reaching views across the surrounding open countryside. Ceiling light, exposed wall beams, radiator. Door with stairs leading to useful storage space.
Red Castle is approached by a no through road leading to a gravelled driveway providing parking for several vehicles with a turning area. A set of stone steps lead to the front door and to the formal garden, which wraps around the property on three sides. The garden enjoys a sunny south facing aspect and comprises large areas laid to lawn with a flagstone patio and decked seating area, mature trees, established hedged borders and a wooden pergola with climbing roses. There are raised beds, which are ideal for growing vegetables, several fruit trees including apple, damson and plum and a GREENHOUSE.
Within the grounds there is a heated SWIMMING POOL (28'08" x 14'08") with an attractive bloc paved seating area. Adjoining the swimming pool there is a POOL HOUSE (17'2" x 10'10") providing changing facilities with a shower room and separate WC. From the pool house there is access to a WORKSHOP (31'6" x 9'5") with power connected, which could be adapted further to create a home office/gym/games room.
From the garden there is access into adjoining fenced PADDOCKS and PASTURE LAND, including a Chestnut coppice. There are further fenced paddocks with access to a range of OUTBUILDINGS. It should be noted that some of the outbuildings are in need of repair or replacement. The site in total extends to approximately 13 ACRES.
We have been advised that mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Heating is oil fired. Drainage is to a private system. Superfast broadband is available, but has not yet been connected. There are solar panels located in the garden. 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 imply that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending occupiers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.
1) We have been advised that there is a public bridleway which runs alongside the property 2) We have been advised that there is a public footpath running through one of the paddocks
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 formally 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 "D" (Malvern Hills District Council) This information may have been obtained from the local council website only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.
Energy Performance Certificate
The EPC rating for this property is F (37).
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