A Modern Detached Family House Enjoying A Lovely Cul-De-Sac Setting With Fine Views Across Playing Fields To The Malvern Hills And Offering Generous Four Bedroomed Accommodation With Gas Fired Central Heating, Double Glazing, Porch, Cloakroom, Hall, Lounge, Kitchen/Dining Room, Utility Room, Bathroom, Mature Colourful Garden, Garage And Private Off Road Parking. Energy Rating " D "
Location & Description
The Old Orchard enjoys a convenient position less than two minutes on foot from local shops including a small supermarket and less than half a mile from the bustling centre of Barnards Green where there is a full range of amenities including shops and banks, a Co-operative supermarket and takeaways. The cultural and historic spa town of Great Malvern is just under a mile distant. Here there is a comprehensive choice of shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium. The property is ideally placed for access to excellent transport facilities including Great Malvern railway station (just over half a mile away), Junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester (approximately eight miles) and Junction 1 of the M50 at Upton upon Severn (approximately ten miles).
33 Dukes Way has a pleasant setting in a small well established cul-de-sac with views of the Malvern Hills across the adjacent playing fields (see photo) belonging to The Chase Secondary School, the catchment area within which this property falls. It is also close to open common land in Poolbrook Road.
Originally built in the 1970's the property is a traditional two storey detached family house which over the years has been altered, extended and improved to offer much large accommodation that at first meets the eye. The house will benefit from further updating and improvement although it should be stressed that it is already a perfectly comfortable and well presented home which has gas fired central heating and double glazing...
On the ground floor an external porch leads to a short lobby and cloakroom, a reception hall, a sitting room which doubles as a further bedroom, a lounge (with bay window enjoying a view to the hills), a large open plan kitchen/dining room and a utility/laundry room. At first floor level a landing leads to the three main bedrooms and to a bathroom. From many of the rooms there are views across the garden to the hills in the distance.
Dukes Way is a quiet cul-de-sac that runs along the outer perimeter of the Chase School playing fields. The Old Orchard is at the end of this cul-de-sac and stands in a very good size mature garden which is designed to keep maintenance to a minimum. Within the curtilage there is off road parking for at least three vehicles and a detached garage. With its south and west facing aspect and strategically placed seating areas both the house and garden make the most of the view to the Malvern Hills.
Light and glazed door leading to
Door to hall and to
Close coupled WC, radiator, wash basin, wall mirror and window.
Radiator, understairs cupboard, smoke alarm and stairs to first floor.
Bedroom 4/Sitting Room - 3.61m (11ft 10in) x 2.92m (9ft 7in)
Radiator, fitted shelving, large picture window to rear aspect. Built in double wardrobe.
Lounge - 4.84m (15ft 11in) x 4.8m (15ft 9in) max
into large double glazed bay window which enjoys a view across the Chase playing fields towards the Malvern Hills in the west. Two radiators, fireplace with reconstituted stone surround and fitted electric fire. TV point and glazed door to
Kitchen/Dining Room - 5.86m (19ft 3in) x 3.43m (11ft 3in)
Also accessed directly from the hall. Divided into two sections this open plan room has a range of pine fronted floor and eye level cupboards with fitted drawers, extensive work surfaces and tiled surrounds. Double drainer stainless steel sink with mixer tap, four ring electric HOB, eye level OVEN and GRILL, larder with fitted shelving, double glazed window to side aspect, radiator, further double glazed window with west facing aspect towards the Malvern Hills. Pair of double glazed French doors leading into garden and further glazed door leading to
Utility/Laundry Room - 3.52m (11ft 7in) x 3.2m (10ft 6in)
Floor and eye level cupboards with work surfaces, single drainer stainless steel sink, space and plumbing for washing machine, gas fired central heating boiler, radiator, fitted shelving, double glazed window to side aspect and double glazed door leading to rear garden.
Double glazed window, access to roof space, built in airing cupboard with factory lagged cylinder and slatted shelving.
Bedroom 1 - 3.89m (12ft 9in) x 2.99m (9ft 10in)
Range of fitted furniture including two single wardrobes with cupboards above and space below to accommodate bed, alongside which there are two reading lights. Radiator, further built in double wardrobe and large double glazed window with view to hills.
Bedroom 2 - 2.78m (9ft 1in) x 3.35m (11ft 0in)
Fitted shelving, radiator, built in double wardrobe, two double glazed south and west facing windows enjoying dual aspect towards the Malvern Hills.
Bedroom 3 - 2.54m (8ft 4in) x 2.34m (7ft 8in)
Radiator and double glazed window to rear aspect.
Panelled bath with tiled surround, shower over and shower screen. Close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin, shaver point, mirrored cabinet, radiator, towel rail, extractor fan and wall mounted heater.
The Old Orchard is situated at the end of a cul-de-sac. There are two separate driveways, the first of which leads to the front door and provides a single parking space and access to the entrance porch. A gated entrance opens on to a second driveway that sweeps around the outer perimeter of the garden to the opposite side of the main residence where it provides additional parking for at least two vehicles and a direct approach to the detached brick built
Garage - 4.88m (16ft 0in) x 2.44m (8ft 0in)
With up and over door and personal side door. Alongside the garage there is a useful POTTING SHED 2.88 x 1.88 and behind it a GREENHOUSE.
It should be noted that the driveway also provides access to the rear of a nearby property which has its main access from Poolbrook Road. It is a condition of this arrangement that the driveway is kept free of vehicles to allow each house owner to pass. The garden lies to three sides of The Old Orchard although the majority is immediately in front of the main house with a lovely south and west facing aspect towards the hills. It has been carefully thought out and planned to keep maintenance to a minimum but also to create interest and colour throughout the year. It consists of a series of gravel and paved areas with numerous well established herbaceous shrub borders, trellising supporting mature climbers, a large apple tree, a small area set aside for vegetables and hedged boundaries. At strategic points there is external lighting and an outside tap.
As mentioned in the previous paragraph the main driveway serving The Old Orchard also provides access to a nearby property which has its main access from Poolbrook Road.
We have been advised that mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant authorities. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.
We are advised (subject to legal verification) that the property is freehold.
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
A full Energy Performance Certificate is available for this property.
Strictly by appointment through the Agents Malvern office. (01684 892809).
From the centre of Great Malvern proceed down Church Street following this route downhill into Barnards Green Road. After a short distance you will come to a major island in the centre of Barnards Green. Take the third exit to the left, continuing though the commercial centre. Take the second turn to the right into Poolbrook Road, following this route for approximately quarter of a mile where you will notice some shops off a slip road on your right hand side. At the end of this slip road turn right (by the small supermarket) into Dukes Way. Continue to the end of the road where you will meet a T junction, beyond which are the Chase School playing fields. Turn left and The Old Orchard is on the left at the very end of the cul-de-sac opposite to a Scout Hut.