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Selling Price £475,000 - SSTC | 5 Bedroom Semi-Detached | Birchwood, Storridge WR13 5EZ

Property Summary

With Planning Permission For The Conversion Of Substantial Outbuildings Into Annexe Accommodation This Unique And Highly Individual Attached Residence Sits In Wonderful Grounds Approaching Two Acres In A Rural Scene With Splendid Views. The Beautifully Presented And Maintained Living Accommodation Is Deceptively Spacious And Benefits From Gas Fired Central Heating, Double Glazing And Comprises Generous 'L' Shaped Family Space Consisting Of A Luxury Fitted Kitchen, Dining Room And Family Room. Sitting Room, Utility Room, Guest Cloakroom, Master Bedroom With En Suite, Four Further Spacious Bedrooms And Family Shower Room. There Are Various Outbuildings With Planning Permission, Detached Workshop, Garage And Off Road Parking. Two Acres Of Formal Garden Encompassing A Coppice. Energy Rating 'C'

Location & Description

Bay Tree Cottage sits in an elevated position in beautiful rolling rural countryside in the small hamlet of Birchwood. The area is criss-crossed with a number of footpaths and bridleways providing plenty of opportunities for leisure pursuits including a livery yard close by. The area is well placed for the local centres of Great Malvern which offers a wide variety of independent shops and supermarkets including Waitrose as well as leisure facilities at the Splash leisure centre, Worcestershire Golf course, Manor Park Sports Club and the Malvern Spa. The city of Worcester is also close at hand providing a more extensive range of amenities. There are mainline railway stations at Great Malvern and Worcester offering direct links to Birmingham, London, Hereford and South Wales. Junction 7 of the M5 motorway is approximately 14 miles away bringing the Midlands and South West into easy commuting distance.

Set in approximately two acres of formal gardens and coppice, Bay Tree Cottage has a number of outbuildings which currently have planning permission to be converted into annexe accommodation for a family member or dependent relative. In addition there are further outbuildings including a detached workshop and garage. The property has a right of access down a private driveway where double vehicle gates open to the private gravel driveway providing ample parking for vehicles. The house is accessed via four stone slab steps which lead up to the raised patio area accessing the property's front door. A further flight of steps lead down to the enclosed lawned fore garden where views can be enjoyed over the Severn Valley towards Worcester and beyond. The hardwood front door opens to the well presented and deceptively spacious living accommodation set over two floors and is a wonderful family orientated space benefitting from gas fired central heating and double glazing.

Dining Kitchen - 9.35m (30ft 8in) into bay window x 3.99m (13ft 1in) maximum

A generous family orientated space having a wonderful wide bay window with window seat overlooking the formal garden. The kitchen is fitted with a cream Shaker style bespoke wooden drawer and cupboard base units with ample granite work top over. The main focal point of this space is a cream four oven gas fired Aga with two hobs and hot plate set into matching Shaker style surround with inset down lighters and cupboards and drawers to either side. The central breakfast bar island with granite work top incorporates further cupboard and drawer space. A twin bowl Belfast sink with mixer tap is set into the granite drainer under a double glazed window to side. There is space and connection point for American style fridge freezer and a useful walk in pantry. Italian Travertine flooring flows throughout the kitchen area and into the dining space where there is bank of double glazed windows with wooden shutters to two aspects flooding this area with natural light and benefitting and incorporating French doors opening the front patio. This area has a half vaulted ceiling, wall mounted radiator, door opening to the entrance hall/utility (described later). The Travertine flooring continues through a wide opening to

Family Room - 3.91m (12ft 10in) x 5.77m (18ft 11in)

Being a versatile and useful room having a wooden Oak open balustraded staircase rising to the first floor. Two double glazed windows to side, two ceiling light points. Gas fired stove and archway to

Inner Hallway

Thermostat control point, ceiling light point, built in clothes cupboard with cupboards over and wooden panelled door opening through to

Sitting Room - 5.51m (18ft 1in) x 6.4m (21ft 0in) max into bay window

Filled with character and charm through the exposed ceiling timbers and wide bay window with window seat overlooking the formal garden. Recently fitted wood burning stove in recessed fireplace with wooden mantle and brick hearth. Ceiling light point, radiator, wooden laminate flooring.

Entrance Hall/Utility Room

Double glazed window to side, loft access point, inset ceiling spot lights, wooden door to front, sink unit with drainer and mixer tap set into worktop with cupboard under, space and connection point for washing machine and tumble dryer. Wall mounted gas fired combination boiler, door to

Guest Cloakroom

White low level WC, inset ceiling spot light, opaque double glazed window to front, wall mounted extractor fan.



'L' shaped with double glazed window and double glazed Velux window allowing natural light to flood into this area. Inset ceiling spot lights, radiator, engineered wooden flooring.

Master Bedroom - 4.95m (16ft 3in) minimum x 3.35m (11ft 0in) minimum

This is a generous double bedroom with a beautiful vaulted ceiling with exposed roof trusses. The eye is drawn towards the gabled double glazed picture window framing the superb views across the Severn Valley to the city of Worcester and beyond. Two ceiling light points, two radiators, oak panelled door opening to

En Suite

Fitted with a modern two piece suite comprising close coupled WC, vanity wash basin with mixer tap, walk in shower enclosure with Aqualisa multi-head auto-controlled shower. Walls and floor finished in complementary ceramics. Wall mounted chrome heated towel rail/radiator. Remote controlled double glazed Velux window. Ceiling light point, ceiling mounted extractor.

Bedroom 2 - 3.91m (12ft 10in) x 4.7m (15ft 5in) into bay

Enjoying a wonderful double glazed bay window overlooking the formal gardens. Double glazed window to side, inset ceiling spot lights, loft access point, radiator.

Bedroom 3 - 2.84m (9ft 4in) x 4.52m (14ft 10in)

Double glazed window to front, radiator, ceiling light point.

Bedroom 4 - 2.82m (9ft 3in) x 4.47m (14ft 8in)

Being a delightful dual aspect room with double glazed windows one of which affords views towards the Malvern Hills across the formal gardens. Ceiling light point, central heating radiator.

Bedroom 5 - 2.18m (7ft 2in) x 2.95m (9ft 8in)

Double glazed window to side, ceiling light point, exposed ceiling timbers, radiator, continued engineered wood flooring.

Family Shower Room

Fitted with a modern two piece suite consisting of a close coupled WC, wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer, separate shower enclosure with shower over and steam cabin. Tiled splash backs and flooring in complementary ceramics. Inset ceiling spot lights, extractor, wall mounted chrome heated towel rail.


From the parking area the formal garden extend away from the outbuildings and are mainly laid to lawn enclosed by a fenced and hedged perimeter making a wonderfully safe environment for children or pets. Situated behind the outbuildings a gravel and paved south facing patio area allows this fantastic setting to be enjoyed. Within the gardens there are various outside light points including security sensor lighting and power points.

Detached Workshop - 7.49m (24ft 7in) x 3.61m (11ft 10in)

Double vehicle doors and pedestrian door to side, light and power connected. Providing a useful and versatile space.

Spanning the formal gardens to three sides is a coppice of maturing trees enclosed by a hedged and fenced perimeter with five bar gated vehicle access from the formal gardens.


There are various attached timber framed outbuildings that currently have planning permission for conversion into annexe accommodation for a family member or dependent relative. Some of this work has already been carried out including the installation of a boiler and heating system, power and water are connected as well as some insulation having been added. The outbuildings currently consists of

Games Room - 7.09m (23ft 3in) x 4.52m (14ft 10in)

Wooden floor and walls of Oak construction, ceiling light points, two radiators, double doors opening to the patio area making this ideal space for entertaining. Door opens to a large cupboard currently housing the gas fired combination boiler (which needs to be commissioned). A further door opens to the CLOAKROOM fitted with a low level WC, pedestal wash basin, ceiling light point and radiator. An opening leads to the

Kitchenette - 5.31m (17ft 5in) x 1.73m (5ft 8in)

Window to rear, space and connection point for dishwasher, twin bowl sink with drainer and cupboard under. A further door leads to

Rear Lobby - 1.78m (5ft 10in) x 4.19m (13ft 9in)

External door, wall light points, window to rear, power, limited head room. An opening leads to

Stable 2 - 3.43m (11ft 3in) x 3.51m (11ft 6in)

Stable door to front, ceiling light point, power

Stable 1 - 3.45m (11ft 4in) x 3.56m (11ft 8in)

Stable door, light, power, wall mounted electric panel heater

Tack Room - 3.63m (11ft 11in) x 2.39m (7ft 10in)

Light and power

Office - 1.8m (5ft 11in) x 4.7m (15ft 5in)

Accessed via an external door, window to rear, light and power. Door to

Shower Room

Window to side aspect, three piece suite comprising low level WC, corner wall mounted wash basin, shower enclosure with electric shower over, opaque double glazed window to rear, wall mounted electric heater, wall light point.

Attached Garage - 4.52m (14ft 10in) x 3.81m (12ft 6in)

Double wooden vehicle doors to front, pedestrian door to side, light and power.

We have been advised that electricity, gas and water are believed to be connected to the property. Drainage is to a private system. Central heating is provided by way of a gas fired system serving radiators. 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 "E" (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 Agent's Malvern office. 01684 892809.

From Great Malvern proceed north along the A449 Worcester Road and after a short distance bear left into North Malvern Road. Take the first fork to the right into Cowleigh Road B4219 (towards Bromyard). Follow this route out of town and through Cowleigh woods for approximately one mile to the main junction with the A4103 Hereford to Worcester Road. Turn left towards Hereford and then take the first right turn signed Birchwood and continue for approximately one mile before turning right into a private lane as indicated by the agent's For Sale board where the parking for the property can be seen after a short distance on the right hand side.

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