Worcester, Suckley

£435,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
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A Charming Semi-Detached 18th Century House Enjoying A Lovely Rural Setting In A Large Mature Garden With Views Over Countryside And Offering Contemporary Accommodation Including Porch, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Cloakroom, Kitchen/ Breakfast Room, Conservatory/Utility Room, Three Bedrooms, Bathroom, Central Heating, Double Glazing And Extensive Private Parking. Energy Rating "E"

Location

The property enjoys a lovely position on the Worcestershire/Herefordshire border less than a mile from the villages of Longley Green and Suckley. Longley Green which is just under a mile distant has a local Post Office, stores and The Nelson Inn. The village of Suckley is even closer at hand and has a church and primary school as well as Holloways Garden Centre and café. The Plough is also well placed for access to the more major centres of Great Malvern (six 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 Malvern and Worcester.

Description

The Plough is a traditional two storey semi detached house with a long history that is believed to date back to the 1700's. In more recent years it has been the subject of improvement and extension which has had the effect of creating a very contemporary and easy to maintain rural home.

The house has a really lovely setting in over a third of an acre of mature and thoughtfully laid out and landscaped gardens which to the rear back on to open countryside and to the front enjoy an aspect over adjacent hop fields towards the Malvern Hills. Also within the curtilage is a wide gravel driveway capable of accommodating at least four vehicles.

The accommodation itself has a number of features notably its original 18th century timbers, mainly in the sitting room and some of the bedrooms, oil fired central heating, double glazed windows, an attractive inglenook fireplace and even the original hand pump that provided water from a well that stills exists. Potential buyers might also like to know that some years ago planning consent was granted for a two storey extension that would have created a new utility room and first floor en-suite bathroom. However, this consent has since lapsed.

In short The Plough is the classic English cottage. It retains its sense of history and character blending this well with the demands of contemporary life, all in a delightful rural setting.

GROUND FLOOR

Canopy Porch

Part double glazed front door.

Sitting Room 7.75m (25ft) x 3.33m (10ft 9in) max overall

The focal point of this room is an inglenook style fireplace with stone surround, integrated light and flagstone hearth supporting a woodburner. Another feature of the sitting room are the exposed timbers to walls and ceiling. Two radiators, TV point, five wall light points, stairs leading to first floor and two double glazed windows to front aspect. Access to inner lobby (described later) and door to

Dining Room 3.72m (12ft) x 3.28m (10ft 7in)

Radiator, former fireplace (now sealed) with Victorian style grate and surround. Terracotta style ceramic tiled floor, double glazed window to front aspect and double glazed bay window to side aspect.

Inner Lobby

Doors to kitchen (described later) and to

Cloakroom 1.86m (6ft) x 1.75m (5ft 8in)

Close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin, newly installed laminate timber flooring, part timbering to one wall, access to roof space, window to rear aspect.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 4.83m (15ft 7in) x 3.33m (10ft 9in)

Range of floor and eye level cupboards with worksurfaces and tiled surrounds. Integrated electric RANGEMASTER cooker with five HOBS, twin fan assisted OVENS and GRILL as well as extractor canopy above. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. One and a half bowl stainless steel single drainer sink. Radiator. Double glazed window to rear aspect, further double glazed window looking into adjacent conservatory, feature herringbone brick and part timbered wall. Door to PANTRY CUPBOARD with plumbing for washing machine and double glazed window. Slate floor continuing through to

Open Plan Utility Room and Conservatory 4.03m (13ft) 0 x 3.23m (10ft 5in) max overall separated by central archway. Range of built in floor to ceiling cupboards with shelving and housing the oil fired central heating boiler. Part double glazed door leading into garden. Archway to conservatory which is double glazed to two aspects overlooking the rear garden and which has a double glazed door leading to the garden itself. Laminate wood effect flooring.

FIRST FLOOR

Landing

Built in airing cupboard with factory lagged cylinder, immersion heater and slatted shelving.

Bedroom 1 4.90m (15ft 10in) x 3.33m (10ft 9in)

Radiator, two bedside light points, TV point, two double glazed windows with aspect over the main garden.

Bedroom 2 3.92m (12ft 8in) x 3.51m (11ft 4in)

Radiator, vanity wash basin with cupboards below. Double glazed window to front aspect with view over adjacent hop fields towards the Malvern Hills.

Bathroom 2.66m (8ft 7in) 10'10 max x 1.63m (5ft 3in)

Panelled bath with tiled surround and shower over, close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin and double glazed window to front aspect with view over adjacent hop fields.

Bedroom 3 3.77m (12ft 2in) x 3.23m (10ft 5in)

Radiator, double glazed window to front aspect with view over hop fields and further double glazed window to side aspect overlooking garden. Access to roof space.

Outside

Although the current entrance to The Plough is from its carpark and driveway through the garden, the original approach was directly from the road over a stone cobbled and brick pathway to the entrance porch. This still exists and also passes in front of the house to link up to the main entrance which is via the side of the property. The front garden is laid to a raised lawn bordered by well stocked and established shrub borders and to the road by a rose hedge. The façade of the house itself supports several mature climbers. Also in the front garden are a number of mature trees and trellis work supporting Clematis, Hydrangea and roses. Alongside the porch is the original hand pump that provided water from the well.

The main entrance is from a gravel driveway which provides parking for at least four vehicles and is enclosed by raised borders and hedging. From here an arched hedged entrance leads through a lawned garden which is enclosed by well established copper beech and evergreen hedging and fencing. Here also are a number of mature trees, shrub borders and a flagstone path that leads to the main entrance to the property where a set of stone steps leads down to a large flagstone seating area and terrace. The side elevation of the house supports further climbers. From the terrace additional steps lead up to a large informal garden which is laid to grass with a variety of ornamental and fruit trees, shrubs and conifers. Within the curtilage are three garden SHEDS of timber and metal construction. At strategic points there is outdoor lighting and an external power point. From the rear garden there are views across the adjoining countryside. A pathway leads via the rear of the house to a sheltered courtyard where there is a log store and an external tap.

Services

We have been advised that mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Central heating is provided by an oil fired boiler. Drainage is to a private septic tank. It is not certain whether this tank is fully compliant with new legislation governing private drainage which came into force in 2020. The successful buyer may want to carry out his/her own research into this matter. 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.

Directions

From Malvern follow the B4503 to Leigh Sinton. At the junction with the A4103 turn left toward Hereford. After 200 yards turn right signed Alfrick/Suckley. Continue into Smith End Green. At the next T junction with Suckley Road turn left. Continue into the village of Longley Green. Proceed through the village and past The Nelson Inn (on your left). Continue for just over half a mile to a staggered crossroads. Carry straight on following the signs towards Bromyard. After a short distance you will pass two restored Hop Kilns on your right. After a further 2/10th of a mile you will come to a group of cottages including Plough Cottage. The Plough is attached to Plough Cottage. Continue for a further 100 yards past both properties taking the next gravel driveway on the right. This belongs to The Plough.

Council Tax

COUNCIL TAX BAND "E"

This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.

Energy Perfomance Certificate

The EPC rating for this property is E (53).

Viewing

By appointment to be made through the Agent's Malvern Office, Tel: 01684 892809

General

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.

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John Goodwin - Malvern

13 Worcester Road, Great Malvern, Worcestershire

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