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A Beautifully Presented 3 Bedroom Detached Period Cottage with original features, outbuildings, large garden and views towards the Malvern Hills.
Reception Hallway – Study – Cloakroom – Sitting Room – Lounge – Dining Area – Kitchen – Utility Room – Conservatory – Main Bedroom – Ensuite – 2 Further Bedrooms – Family Bathroom – Double Garage – Summerhouse – Greenhouse – Potting Shed – Off-Road Parking – Front & Large Rear Gardens
Believed to have been built circa 1750 this character detached cottage has numerous period features and has undergone several extensions over the years, resulting in spacious and semi open plan accommodation, suited to modern living. The property is constructed of brick and original timber frame under render, with a clay tile roof. The front of the property has a central gable and catslide roof with photovoltaic solar panels. The rear of the property has a large right sided extension with a gabled roof and solar panels, a central conservatory, and dormer window to the left side. There are leaded double glazed windows throughout.
The main orientation of the house towards the rear garden and towards the distant Malvern Hills. At the front and side there is a generous amount of off-street parking and a double garage. There is a low maintenance front garden and a large mature garden at the rear which includes a terraced patio, lawns, ornamental flower beds, play area, pond and vegetable garden, as well as well-stocked flower beds, assorted shrubs and specimen trees.
The popular Herefordshire village of Cradley lies within the popular east of the county, close to the Worcestershire border and Malvern Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The village is well positioned for access to the cathedral cities of Hereford & Worcester, and the nearby towns of Ledbury and Malvern, which provide wider amenities and rail links. Cradley has a vibrant community and village amenities include a butchers shop, doctor's surgery, excellent primary school, church and village hall. The surrounding countryside is quintessentially English with gently rolling hills, open farmland and quiet country lanes, perfect for walkers, cyclists and runners.
Transport communications are excellent with mainline railway stations at Malvern and Ledbury, both with direct links to Worcester, Birmingham, London, Hereford and South Wales. J7 of the M5 motorway and J1 of the M50 are easily accessible bringing the Midlands, south west and south Wales within commuting distance.
Redbrook is approached via a block paved parking area leading to a hardwood front door under a storm porch. The front door opens into a spacious entrance hall with dual aspect windows, engineered wood-effect flooring and space for a desk. Solid oak doors, a feature throughout, lead to the main reception space opposite, to the the study on the left and to a cloakroom on the right.
The study is carpeted and split level with a dual aspect outlook and fitted office furniture. This room could be used as a fourth single bedroom. Opposite is a spacious cloakroom with WC, vanity hand wash basin, heated towel rail, and a large wardrobe. Historically this room had a shower.
Off the hallway a door opens into a large semi open plan reception area, the original historic heart of this property. Immediately on the right are stairs to the first floor with storage cupboard below. A step leads down into the dining area with engineered wood-effect flooring, exposed timbers including a chamfered ceiling beam. On the left is the sitting room, and opposite, a glazed door and window that open into the conservatory. There is an opening on the right leading to the kitchen. The generous semi open plan layout increases the sense of space, and natural light and highlights the wonderful character of the property, making it an ideal space for families and entertaining.
The sitting room is carpeted and has an impressive inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove. Right of the fireplace is a glazed external door to the garden and side of the property, where there is a conveniently positioned wood store. Steps from the sitting room lead down to the lounge area which has glazed French doors that spill out onto the terrace and garden. These connected rooms provide a flexible space for all times of the year, from cosy winter nights in front of the fire to summer time with the French doors open onto the garden.
The kitchen is beautifully presented with fully fitted wall and base cupboards including display cabinets and under lighting. White marble effect Karndean floor tiles match the composite worktops and modern tiled splash backs set off the fresh timeless look. There is a central island incorporating further cupboards and pop up power sockets. Integrated appliances include Bosch stainless steel four ring gas hob with extractor above. There are double electric ovens and an integrated dishwasher. A stainless steel sink and half with drainer and mixer tap sits below a large window overlooking the garden.
The utility room is just off the kitchen via a glazed door has a partially vaulted ceiling. Here further fitted cupboards and worktop space provide extra storage. There are composite worktops, an additional stainless steel sink and space and plumbing for a washing machine, dryer and fridge freezer.
The large conservatory is uPVC in construction with wood effect finish externally, there is central heating and heat reflective glazing. It has an external side door and French doors at the end which open onto the patio. The conservatory provides a perfect space from which to look out over the garden and enjoy surrounding countryside.
Stairs lead to an L-shaped landing with skylight window and cupboard housing the hot water tank and immersion heater. At the far end of the landing is the main bedroom ensuite with a dual aspect providing views across the garden to the Malvern Hills. There are fitted wardrobes and integral dressing table with drawers. The ensuite includes a walk-in shower cubicle with double shower, WC, chrome heated towel rail, vanity wash basin with storage cupboard below and skylight window.
At the other end of the landing is the spacious second bedroom with fitted wardrobe and a dual aspect outlook overlooking the rear garden and with views towards the Malvern Hills. There are exposed timbers and space for a kingsize bed with bedside tables.
The third bedroom has exposed beams and a dual aspect with side windows and a skylight. There is a recessed storage area and fitted wardrobe.
The family bathroom is located opposite the top of the stairs and has timber flooring, pedestal sink, WC, chrome heated towel rail and a bath with mains feed shower and glass screen.
To the front of Redbrook there is a block paved parking area and hard landscaped low maintenance front garden behind a Malvern Stone wall. There are retaining walls with pathing slab paths leading to the front door and providing access around the far side of the property. Double five bar gates open into more block paved driveway in front of a rendered double garage with electric up and over double door. The garage has light and power, an inspection pit, windows and storage in the roof space.
From the driveway a side gate opens onto a vast terraced patio at the back of the house. This can be access from the conservatory and lounge and provides an elevated position from which the garden and views of the Malvern Hills can be enjoyed. The patio extends behind the garage on one side and has a chalet style timber summer house with double doors at the front and a side door. This houses a hot tub (available by separate negotiation). On the far side of the patio is a small ornamental pond.
Beyond the summer house is a bark covered play area with wooden adventure climbing frame with swings, slide, fort and climbing wall. Beyond the main part of the lawn a timber framed arch leads to a well organised greenhouse with neighbouring potting shed both surrounded with pathing slabs. There are raised vegetable beds opposite a trellised screen and side gate, accessible from a track leading down the side of the property. This provides a useful area to store a caravan, trailer or motorhome.
At the bottom of the garden there are further raise beds planted with soft fruit, an assortment of specimen & fruit trees and a tool shed. The garden is mostly enclosed with mature hedging and some timber fencing panels and provides privacy without obscuring the views.
Herefordshire Council Tax Band 'F'
Mains Gas, Electricity, Water & Drainage
16x Photovoltaic Solar Panels (Generation tariff 17.23 p/kWhs, Export Tariff 5.38 p/kWhs - approx £600 p.a.)
From Great Malvern proceed north along the Worcester Road taking the left hand turn into North Malvern Road. Take the first turning right into Cowleigh Road and continue until the 'T' junction with the Hereford to Worcester Road. Turn left in the direction of Hereford and follow this road for some distance passing the Red Lion on the left hand side. Take the next left onto the B4220 signposted Bosbury and Ledbury and after a short distance the property can be found on the left hand side as indicated by the Agent's 'For Sale' sign.
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