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Property Details

Guide Price £395,000 - Sold | 4 Bedroom Semi-Detached | Ivy Cottage, Stocks Lane, Malvern WR13 5AZ

Property Summary

An Imaginatively Extended And Beautifully Presented Semi Detached House Enjoying A Lovely Setting In A Large Mature Garden And Offering Generous Contemporary Accommodation With Gas Fired Central Heating, Double Glazing, Porch, Hall, Cloakroom, Lounge, Study/Bedroom Four, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Three Principal Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms And Extensive Private Parking. Energy Rating "C"

Location & Description

1 Ivy Cottage enjoys a convenient position on the outskirts of Malvern and only about half a mile from the bustling centre of Malvern Link where there is an excellent choice of amenities including Morrison's, Lidl and Co-Op supermarkets, two service stations, shops of every description, banks and takeaways. The town's main retail park (which includes Marks & Spencer, Boots, Next and others) is also less than half a mile away. There is a more comprehensive choice of amenities in Great Malvern which is just over a mile away. Here there are further shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium. One of the most popular pubs in the area (The Swan at Newland) is within walking distance. The city of Worcester is only about five miles distant. Transport communications are well catered for. Junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester is only about five miles away and there is a mainline railway station at Malvern Link.
The property itself is a traditional two storey semi detached house which is believed to date back over 100 years when it was constructed as one of a pair of homes to house workers in the railway industry. In recent years the current owners have carried out an imaginative programme of extension, refurbishment and renovation. The result is a beautifully presented contemporary home which boasts a number of high quality features including a sophisticated underfloor gas fired central heating system (zoned so that every room can be individually set to its own temperature), high quality oak joinery including a fine staircase and all internal doors (many braced and latched) as well as double glazed windows, Karndean flooring, high levels of insulation (keeping heating bills at a minimum), beautifully equipped bathrooms and a fully fitted kitchen. Modern technology includes a burglar alarm system and internet and TV connections to virtually every room.
Externally, the house has a striking fašade with its mellow corbelled brickwork and a lovely setting in a large easily maintained private garden. It enjoys a particularly attractive approach through an electric gated entrance on to a wide gravel driveway that not only provides space for the parking of numerous vehicles but also potential for the erection of a double garage if required. There is also a large, more recently erected, timber workshop/garden store.

Canopy Porch

An oak framed structure with an attractive solid oak entrance door flanked each side by floor to ceiling windows.

Entrance Hall

The main feature of this entrance is the fine oak staircase leading to the first floor. Ceiling downlighting and ceramic flooring (which extends to the utility room, cloakroom and kitchen).

Lounge - 5.64m (18ft 6in) x 4.14m (13ft 7in)

The focal point of this room is its large inglenook style fireplace with raised quarry hearth supporting woodburner. Karndean flooring, double glazed window to front aspect and double glazed doors leading into rear garden. Door also to

Study/Bedroom 4 - 2.97m (9ft 9in) x 2.74m (9ft 0in)

Karndean flooring, windows to two aspects overlooking rear garden.

Utility Room - 2.74m (9ft 0in) x 2.54m (8ft 4in) max

Floor and eye level cupboards with worksurfaces, tiled surrounds and integrated single drainer stainless steel sink. Space and plumbing for both washing machine and tumble dryer. Double glazed window to front aspect and double glazed door leading to driveway.


Close coupled WC, wash basin with cupboard below and extractor fan.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 5m (16ft 5in) x 3.9m (12ft 10in)

Very well equipped with a contemporary range of floor and eye level cupboards with fitted drawers, worksurfaces, tiled surrounds and pelmet lighting above. Integrated deep porcelain sink with swan neck mixer tap and drainer. Plumbing and space for wide fitting gas Rangemaster style cooker, stainless steel extractor canopy above. Integrated wine rack, ceiling downlighting, double glazed window to side aspect and double glazed bi-folding doors leading into the rear garden. Door also to

Boiler Room - 3.05m (10ft 0in) x 1.04m (3ft 5in) max

Worcester Bosch gas fired boiler and plumbing for the sophisticated underfloor heating system. Light. Great drying room!


A striking landing with a high ceiling and downlighting, feature brick wall and Karndean flooring which continues into the bedrooms. Large airing cupboard with slatted shelving and wall mounted heater.

Bedroom 1 - 5.69m (18ft 8in) x 4.22m (13ft 10in)

Dual aspect windows (with individual downlighting) overlooking front and rear garden. Access to insulated roof space. Two overhead reading lights. Door and steps leading down to

En-Suite Bathroom - 2.95m (9ft 8in) x 2.64m (8ft 8in)

Fully tiled and having attractive Victorian style open ended "slip" bath with telephone style mixer tap. Large shower cubicle (with direct flow power shower), close coupled WC, oval porcelain wash basin on attractive timber dresser with cupboards and six drawers below and backlit mirror above. Ceiling downlighting, extractor fan, chrome ladder style heated towel rail and double glazed window to rear aspect.

Bedroom 2 - 3.96m (13ft 0in) x 2.9m (9ft 6in)

Double glazed window to rear aspect.

Bedroom 3 - 3.66m (12ft 0in) x 2.97m (9ft 9in)

Built in wardrobe. Access to insulated roof space and double glazed window to front aspect.


Half tiled and having panelled bath with direct water and heat shower over and shower screen. Close coupled WC, wash basin with cupboards below and backlit mirror above. Shaver point, ceiling downlighting, chrome heated ladder style towel rail. Extractor fan, ceramic tiled floor and double glazed window to rear aspect.


An automatically operated electrically driven five bar timber gate opens on to a wide gravel driveway that provides parking for several vehicles and potential space for a double garage. Adjacent to the gate is a further pedestrian entrance onto the driveway. The front garden is laid to lawn with mature trees and shrub borders and boundary hedging. A gated entrance leads directly into the large rear garden and to a generous stone paved and walled seating area/patio where there is also an external tap. This leads to the lawned garden itself where there are a variety of well established trees and shrubs enclosed by hedged boundaries. There is a further west facing seating area that catches the afternoon and evening sunshine, alongside which there is a small ornamental pond. Within the grounds is the original outside WC of brick construction and now used for storing fuel/logs. Adjacent to this is a more recently erected contemporary

Workshop/Garden Store - 5.49m (18ft 0in) x 3.05m (10ft 0in)

Of timber construction with two entrance doors, windows lighting and power supply. This is ideal for storing garden equipment.
We have been advised that mains gas, drainage (the rainwater is to soakaways and hence Severn Trent rates are reduced), electricity and water 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.

COUNCIL TAX BAND "C" (Review Pending)
Prospective purchasers are advised to check with Malvern Hills District Council

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

An Energy Performance Certificate is available for this property.

Strictly by appointment through the Agents Malvern office. (01684 892809).

'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'

From Great Malvern proceed along the A449 towards Malvern Link and to the outskirts of town following signs to the city of Worcester. After passing over the last roundabout on the outskirts of town continue along the Worcester road for about quarter of a mile, taking the first fork to the left (with The Swan Inn on your left.) towards Leigh Sinton. Follow this route for a few hundred yards. As the road bears to the right turn left into Stocks Lane. 1 Ivy Cottage is on the right hand side after a short distance.

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