An Imaginatively Renovated And Beautifully Presented Grade II Listed Detached Barn Conversion Constructed To A High Standard Of Workmanship And Offering Interesting Two Storey Accommodation With A Blend Of Historic And Contemporary Features Including Oak Joinery, Exposed Stone Features, Mains Gas Central Heating, Double Glazing, A Large Open Plan Lounge/Dining Room, A Superbly Equipped German Designed Kitchen, Two Bedrooms, En Suite Shower Room, Separate Family Bathroom, Off Road Parking And An Attractively Landscaped Garden.
Location & Description
This contemporary barn enjoys a quiet setting close to the centre of the well served village of Cradley on the Herefordshire border with Worcestershire. The village itself has a local shop, doctor's surgery, dispensary, church and primary school. It is also conveniently placed for fast access to the major centres of Malvern (5 miles), Ledbury (9 miles) and the cities of Worcester (10 miles by road and local bus) and Hereford (16 miles). Junction 7 of the M5 motorway south of Worcester is just over 10 miles away and there is a mainline railway service running from the nearby villages of Colwall (2 miles) and Malvern. Cradley itself lies in the heart of unspoilt rolling countryside so this is the perfect spot for those who enjoy walking or riding. The Worcestershire Way is less than 2 miles away and the village stands in the foothills of the eight mile range of the Malvern Hills.
The Barn itself is believed to date back at least three centuries. Until recently it was a stone outbuilding serving a large half timbered black and white Grade II listed dwelling which doubled as the village post office until it ceased trading approximately three years ago. The main house itself (known as The Old Post Office) is also available to purchase.
The owners of The Barn have spent the last year converting it into a really impressive home. This conversion has been imaginatively undertaken to ensure it retains its essential period features blending these beautifully with a number of striking contemporary improvements including high quality oak joinery to floors and windows, the installation of a well equipped German designed kitchen, a highly efficient mains gas fired central heating system and modern sanitary ware to the shower room and bathroom.
On the ground floor the accommodation includes a very impressive open plan lounge/dining room the main features which are an attractive oak staircase to the first floor and a high vaulted ceiling, a fine kitchen with gas fired cooking range and the main bedroom with its own access to an en-suite shower room which itself doubles as the main family cloakroom when required. On the first floor there is an open plan landing bedroom and a further bathroom.
Outside the property enjoys a pleasant access across a shared newly laid block paviour driveway. To the rear and side of the building there is a landscaped garden with borders, seating areas and lawn. There is parking immediately in front of the building.
Open Plan Lounge/Dining Room - 7.92m (26ft 0in) x 4.83m (15ft 10in) maximum
A lovely room with very impressive Oak joinery including a solid Oak entrance door, staircase to first floor as well as double glazed windows and a pair of double glazed doors leading outside. Two radiators, understairs cupboard and ceiling down lighting. At one end of this room there is a high vaulted ceiling with Velux window.
Kitchen - 4.57m (15ft 0in) x 2.39m (7ft 10in)
A fine kitchen with a comprehensive range of German designed floor and eye level units having work surfaces incorporating a one and half bowl sink, five burner gas COOKING RANGE, space for fridge freezer, gas fired combination central heating boiler, slate effect tiled floor, double glazed window to front aspect, further high level double glazed window to side aspect and solid Oak door leading to rear garden. Ceiling down lighting.
Bedroom 1 - 3.48m (11ft 5in) x 3.15m (10ft 4in)
Radiator, double glazed window to rear aspect, two bedside light fittings, ceiling down lighting and door to
En-Suite Shower Room - 2.54m (8ft 4in) x 1.57m (5ft 2in)
This is a "Jack & Jill" shower room with access directly to the rest of the house as well. Corner tiled shower cubicle, close coupled WC, wash basin, radiator, double glazed window, tiled floor, extractor fan and ceiling down lighting.
An impressive 'dog leg' staircase leads to a half landing where there is a double glazed window to rear aspect.
Landing Bedroom 2 - 3.35m (11ft 0in) x 3.35m (11ft 0in)
These are maximum measurements as this room has a sloping ceiling. Two bedside light fittings, radiator and Velux window.
Panelled bath, close coupled WC, wash basin, Velux window, fitted wall lights and ladder style chrome heated towel rail.
A recently laid and very attractive block paviour driveway serving both The Old Post Office, The Barn and neighbouring properties, provides access. From here a block paviour pathway leads to the side and rear of the building and to the main garden which has been laid out to level lawns on two levels with linking stone steps and solid stone retaining walls. There is also a block paviour seating area as well maturing shrub borders enclosed by stone boundary walls and fencing. There is also external lighting. There is parking immediately in front of the building.
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 (to be assessed)
Strictly by appointment through the Agent's Malvern office (01684 892809)
From Great Malvern proceed north along the A449 Worcester Road. After a quarter of a mile take the first turning to the left signed West Malvern and Bromyard into North Malvern Road proceeding uphill for a short distance before forking right onto Cowleigh Road. Leave the town limits proceeding through Cowleigh Woods for approximately one mile before coming to a T junction with the A4103 (Hereford to Worcester road). Turn left towards Hereford proceeding for just under half a mile taking the second left turn (signed Cradley) opposite Millbank Garage. Follow this route into the village passing the school on your right. The road itself narrows and dips. At the bottom of this dip you will see The Old Post Office on your left hand side (a large black and white building). The newly laid block paviour driveway leading to The Barn is to the side of this building.