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Property Details

Guide Price £350,000 - SSTC | 5 Bedroom Detached | , Leigh WR6 5LE

Property Summary

Extended Detached 19th Century House
Private Village Setting In Large Garden
Central Heating And Many Original Features
Hall Shower Room Dining Room Lounge
Kitchen/Breakfast Room Utility Room
Five Bedrooms Bathroom
Extensive Off Road Parking Double Garage
Needs Some Investment Energy Rating " "

Location & Description

Oakapple Cottage enjoys a convenient position almost equidistant from both Worcester and Malvern each of which are approximately five miles away and provide a comprehensive range of amenities. Transport communications are excellent. Junction 7 of the M5 motorway is only about six miles and there are mainline railway stations at both Worcester and Malvern. The village stands in some of the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside in the area and is ideal for walkers. The Worcestershire Way and the Malvern Hills are less than ten minutes away by car. There is a general store in the nearby villages of Alfrick and Leigh Sinton where there is also a local primary school. Bank House Hotel Spa and Golf Club is only about fifteen minutes away on foot. There are further primary schools in the immediate area and secondary education is well catered for in both the private and state systems, particularly in Malvern and Worcester.

The property itself is a substantial and attractive detached two storey house which is believed to date back over 200 years to the beginning of the 19th century when it is understood to have been a pair of black and white semi-detached cottages. It has been in the same family for over 100 years and was sympathetically extended in 1995.

It retains some of the features of its early history including beamed walls and ceilings in some of the rooms and is offered with oil fired central heating. However, some updating and refurbishment is now required and it should be noted that there is evidence that part of the cottage may have moved slightly in the past and some remedial work will be required to stabilise a small section of the building.

The generous accommodation now includes an entrance porch, reception hall, shower room, dining room, living room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, five bedrooms and a bathroom.

Oakapple Cottage enjoys a pleasant approach across a shared driveway through a gated entrance that leads to a brick paviour driveway and two courtyards providing extensive private parking. There is also a double garage (with an adjacent dog kennel) and small brick outbuilding. The garden is a particularly pleasant feature. It is larger than average and to the south and west side of the property has been attractively landscaped where it has matured to provide a colourful setting.

GROUND FLOOR

Front Entrance Porch

Part glazed entrance door, double glazed windows to two aspects, terracotta tiled flooring, solid inner door leading to

Reception Hall

Radiator, stairs to first floor, understairs cupboard and terracotta style ceramic tiled flooring which continues into the dining room, living room, shower room, utility room and kitchen (all described later).

Shower Room

Tiled shower cubicle, extractor fan, radiator, wash basin with glass shelf, mirror and fluorescent shaving light above, close coupled WC and window.

Dining Room - 7.1m (23ft 4in) x 3.43m (11ft 3in)

Two radiators, three double glazed windows to front and rear aspects, four wall light points and archway leading to

Lobby

Fitted book shelving at each end, double glazed window to front aspect and further archway leading to

Sitting Room. - 7.13m (23ft 5in) x 3.37m (11ft 1in)

This room is also approached from the main entrance hall. Two radiators, fireplace with tiled surround, mantle and slate hearth. Five wall light points, three double glazed windows to front and rear aspects.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 4.39m (14ft 5in) x 3.56m (11ft 8in)

Floor and eye level cupboards, extensive work surfaces and tiled surrounds incorporating one and a half bowl single drainer stainless steel sink, oil fired Aga, four ring electric HOB with OVEN below, integrated FRIDGE/FREEZER, two double glazed windows to two aspects.

Utility Room - 3.65m (12ft 0in) x 2.25m (7ft 5in)

Radiator, floor and eye level cupboards with work surfaces and tiled surrounds and incorporating stainless steel sink with single drainer. Oil fired central heating boiler, extractor fan, double glazed window, control panel for alarm system, stable style door leading to

Rear Porch

Quarry tiled floor and part glazed door leading to rear courtyard

FIRST FLOOR

Landing

Radiator, double glazed window, access to roof space, airing cupboard with factory lagged cylinder and immersion heater.

Bedroom 1 - 4.4m (14ft 5in) x 3.77m (12ft 4in) maximum

Radiator, range of built in wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving, double glazed windows to two aspects.

Bathroom - 2.63m (8ft 8in) x 2.05m (6ft 9in) maximum

Half tiled with panelled bath, close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin with mirror and fluorescent shaving light above, radiator, mirrored cabinet, fitted glass shelf, floor cupboard, large tiled shower cubicle, extractor fan and double glazed window

Inner Landing

Window to rear aspect

Bedroom 2 - 3.5m (11ft 6in) x 3.51m (11ft 6in)

Radiator, double glazed window to front aspect

Bedroom 3 - 3.44m (11ft 3in) x 2.58m (8ft 6in)

Radiator and double glazed window to front aspect

Bedroom 4 - 3.5m (11ft 6in) x 2.58m (8ft 6in)

Radiator and double glazed window to front aspect

Bedroom 5 - 3.43m (11ft 3in) x 3.4m (11ft 2in)

Radiator and double glazed window to front aspect

Outside

The property enjoys a pleasant approach across a shared driveway (also serving the neighbouring Old School House). This leads to a gated access opening into a large brick paviour courtyard that provides parking for several vehicles. The courtyard itself is enclosed by hedged and fenced boundaries with attractive shrub borders and within this area there is external lighting and an outside tap. In one corner of the courtyard there is a small brick OUTBUILDING divided into two sections and ideal for the storage of fuel or garden equipment. It measures approximately 10 ft x 6 ft. The driveway continues via the side of the house into a rear courtyard where there is further parking for vehicles and a large

Double Garage - 6.52m (21ft 5in) x 6.42m (21ft 1in)

Two up and over doors and two windows. Adjacent to the garage there is a small lean-to building, used in the past for the kennelling of dogs. Oil tank.

The main garden lies to the west of the house and is mainly laid to lawn with attractively landscaped well established shrub, herbaceous and Rose borders, spring bulbs, attractive trees and trellised features supporting climbers including Honeysuckle and Wisteria. The whole garden is enclosed by fencing and hedging giving it privacy. A block paviour pathway leads around from this garden to the south side of the house where there is a small enclosed area consisting of a well stocked raised shrub border at one end of which is a water feature and pond. This is enclosed to the road by mature hedging and trees. The pathway continues to the east side of the house where it links to the rear courtyard. Beyond this point there is a very long area of ground that runs for approximately 50 yards and enjoys frontage onto the road. This is also enclosed by mature hedging and fencing but has been somewhat neglected in recent years. It would, however, require little effort to landscape it either to compliment the existing garden or perhaps even to grow vegetables and soft fruits. It has a GREENHOUSE.

SERVICES
We have been advised that mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. At strategic points there are TV and telephone points as well as external lighting. Central heating is provided by an oil fired system. 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.

TENURE
We are advised (subject to legal verification) that the property is freehold.

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

VIEWING
Strictly by appointment through the Agent's Malvern office (01684 892809).

DIRECTIONS
From the Agents office in Malvern proceed north along the A449 towards Malvern Link. At the first set of lights at Link Top, turn left (signed Leigh Sinton). Continue into Newtown Road which then merges into Leigh Sinton Road continuing for about a mile and a half into Leigh Sinton. At the junction with the A4103 Worcester to Hereford Road, and turn right towards Worcester. Continue for about 1 mile before turning left at a mini island opposite the Bank House (signed Leigh). Proceed for a further 100 yards before forking left. Follow this route for about a quarter of a mile (past the right hand turn to Leigh Hurst) and look for a green panelled fence on your right. Just after this fence there is a driveway serving Oakapple Cottage and The Old School House. Follow this driveway for a short distant. The entrance to Oakapple Cottage is on the right.



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