A Beautifully Refurbished And Very Well Presented Semi Detached Period Cottage Offering Very Versatile Extended Accommodation With A Number Of Quality Features, Double Glazing, Heating, Porch, Reception Hall, Lounge/Dining Room, A Very Well Equipped Contemporary Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Two Principal Bedrooms With A Third "En-Suite" Bedroom, Bathroom With Shower And Wc, Extensive Off Road Parking, Modern Double Garage, Storeroom And A Good Size Garden Enjoying Views Over Countryside And Adjacent Woodland. Energy Rating "F"
Location & Description
Stonebank Cottage enjoys a convenient position in the village of Storridge on the Worcestershire/Herefordshire border approximately three miles from the well served cultural spa town of Great Malvern where there is a comprehensive range of amenities including shops and banks, general Post Office, Waitrose supermarket, restaurants and the renowned theatre and cinema complex. The nearby village of Cradley is less than a mile away. Here there is a modern primary school, Doctors surgery and even a local butchers shop. St James's church is within walking distance.
Transport communications are excellent. There are two mainline railway stations in Malvern and Junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester is only about seven miles.
The immediate area is renowned for its lovely countryside, often cited as the inspiration for Sir Edward Elgar who loved this part of the two counties. The Worcestershire Way is only about a mile distant and the full eight mile range of the Malvern Hills is less than three miles.
Stonebank Cottage itself is a traditional semi-detached Victorian house which has been the subject of extension and major refurbishment in recent years. It now offers beautifully presented and versatile two storey accommodation with double glazed windows and electric heating (radiators and storage heaters). In recent months original external soffits and facia boards have been removed and substituted by UPVC replacements, keeping maintenance to a minimum. The present owners have spared little expense giving the house a really contemporary appearance and incorporating a number of features that can only be fully appreciated by a formal visit to the house. The result is a warm and efficient home that requires no further investment and only low maintenance.
The accommodation includes a small porch and entrance hall that leads to a good size lounge/dining room, the main features of which are its fireplace and beamed ceiling. Also off the hall is a large and well equipped kitchen/breakfast room which is comprehensively fitted with an excellent range of units, white goods and even a newly installed multi-fuel burner. It is a striking room. On the first floor a split stairwell and landing leads to a master bedroom a bathroom and two further interlinked bedrooms.
Stonebank Cottage enjoys an attractive approach through a gated entrance on to a recently laid block paviour driveway that provides private off road parking for a number of vehicles and leads to the impressive double garage, alongside which there is a very useful storeroom. The garden itself has been designed with low maintenance in mind it also provides private seating and barbeque areas and makes the most of the pleasant view across adjacent countryside and woodland.
Fully enclosed with attractive UPVC double glazed entrance door, laminate wood effect flooring and glazed inner door leading to
Reception Hall - 3.2m (10ft 6in) x 2.69m (8ft 10in)
With telephone point, stairs leading to first floor with two storage cupboards below, wall mounted electric panelled radiator. Glazed door leading to kitchen/breakfast (described later) and further set of glazed double doors to
Lounge/Dining Room - 6.93m (22ft 9in) x 3.3m (10ft 10in)
A lovely spacious room which is a mixture of the original cottage and the "contemporary". Its focal point is an attractive fireplace with timber surround and mantle, black marble hearth and electric coal effect fire. Beamed ceiling, two double glazed leaded light windows to front aspect. Five wall light points, TV aerial point and night storage heater concealed behind an attractive timber and lattice screen.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 7.32m (24ft 0in) x 3.12m (10ft 3in)
Undoubtedly the main feature of the house with a comprehensive range of contemporary floor and eye level units incorporating a single drainer sink, extensive work surfaces and breakfast bar with tiled surrounds, glass fronted wall cabinet and integral wine racks, integrated DISHWASHER, FRIDGE, electric DOUBLE OVEN, four ring electric HOB and extractor canopy. TV point, ceiling downlighting and polished black ceramic tiled flooring. At the far end of the kitchen is snug/sitting area, the focal point of which is an impressive, recently fitted multi-fuel stove. This area has laminate wood effect flooring, plumbing and space for a washing machine, double glazed windows to rear and side aspects and double glazed door leading outside.
Having night storage heater concealed behind attractive timber surround and lattice screen. The stairwell splits in two directions leading to two separate landings.
Having access to roof space.
Bedroom 1 - 5.44m (17ft 10in) x 3.23m (10ft 7in)
A lovely room on two levels with two double glazed windows to side and rear aspects enjoying pleasant view across garden to woodland beyond. Night storage heater concealed behind attractive timber surround and lattice screen. Two wall light points, TV point.
Fully tiled and having panelled Jacuzzi corner bath, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, double shower cubicle, storage heater, large airing cupboard with hanging rail and shelving, two additional floor to ceiling storage cupboards and obscure double glazed window to side aspect.
Also with access to roof space.
Bedroom 2 - 3.96m (13ft 0in) max x 3.43m (11ft 3in)
Having wall mounted electric radiator, double glazed window to front aspect, ceiling mounted stainless steel track supporting four downlighters.
Bedroom 3 - 3.3m (10ft 10in) x 2.84m (9ft 4in)
It should be noted that this bedroom is en-suite to bedroom two. Access to roof space, night storage heater, TV point and double glazed window to front aspect.
The property is approached through an attractive five bar timber gated entrance that opens into a large recently laid block paved parking area capable of accommodating several vehicles. This driveway is enclosed by walled and fenced boundaries, trellising and a mature cedar tree giving it a sheltered "courtyard" environment. Steps from this parking area lead to the porch and kitchen. Here also there is external lighting and an outside tap. At the far end of the driveway is a contemporary
Double Garage - 6.1m (20ft 0in) x 5.49m (18ft 0in)
With two up and over doors, power and lighting connected, two windows and an adjacent STOREROOM. The garage has attractive timber cladding and to the rear is a sheltered sitting area of timber decking with lighting and sun awning mounted on the rear of the garage itself. A further set of steps lead under an ivy clad trellised archway to a sheltered and paved seating area with lighting, a raised pond and a view over the rear garden. This is the ideal area for barbeques. A final set of steps leads into the main garden itself which is laid to lawn and enclosed by stock proof post and rail wired fencing. Within the garden there are two flowering cherry trees (which produce a lovely blossom in the spring). There is hardstanding for a garden shed and sun terrace.
We have been advised that mains 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.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
A full Energy Performance Certificate is available for this property.
We are advised (subject to legal verification) that the property is freehold.
COUNCIL TAX BAND "D" (Herefordshire Council)
This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.
Strictly by appointment through the Agents Malvern office. 01684 892809.
From Great Malvern proceed north along the A449 Worcester Road towards Malvern Link. After about quarter of a mile take the first fork to the left into North Malvern Road (towards West Malvern) continuing uphill for a few hundred yards before taking the first fork to the right into Cowleigh Road. Follow this route out of town and through Cowleigh Woods for approximately a mile. At the T junction with the main A4103 Hereford to Worcester Road turn left towards Hereford. After approximately one hundred yards you will pass St James's Church on your left hand side. Continue along this route for a further two hundred yards where Stonebank Cottage can be seen on the right.