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Property Details

Selling Price £625,000 | 5 Bedroom Detached | Hook Common, Hanley Castle WR8 0AX

Property Summary

An Individual Character Grade II Listed Detached Family House In A Delightful Rural Setting Enjoying Fine Views And Offering Well Proportioned Accommodation Of Reception Hall, Sitting Room, Dining/Garden Room, Family Room, Breakfast Kitchen, Utility, Cloakroom And Wc, Five Bedrooms (En-Suite Shower Room), Bathroom, Oil Fired Central Heating, Double Glazing, Ample Off Road Parking, Garage And Outbuildings, Garden And Paddock Approaching Two Acres. No Chain

Location & Description

This is a completely unique opportunity to purchase a substantial Grade II Listed detached half timbered, black and white house believed to have been originally constructed in the 17th century with later Victorian extensions to either end of the house.
The town centre of Upton upon Severn is approximately two miles distant where there is a fine range of amenities including shops, bank, supermarket, Inns, restaurants, together with a medical centre with doctor and dental surgeries. Upton is well known for its lively entertainment including Folk, Jazz, Blues and River Festivals as well as an annual Point to Point meeting. Educational facilities are well catered for with a primary school in the town and Hanley Castle High School between Upon and Malvern.
Transport communications are excellent with the M50/M5 motorways three miles from Upton bringing The Midlands, South Wales and the South West all within a convenient commuting time. The city of Worcester and Great Malvern both have mainline railway stations with connections to Birmingham and London Paddington.
Lower Hook Farm has been the subject of extensive refurbishment by the present owners since 2007 to create a lovely family home, but there is still potential for it to be developed further if required. The accommodation has a well laid out arrangement of rooms that offers considerable charm and character with its wealth of exposed wall and ceiling beams. There are also a number of features of historic interest relating to interior doors and beams on the first floor as well as an exposed small area of 'wattle and daub' in the dining room. Outside there are outbuildings in a state of some disrepair, but these have potential for conversion into further accommodation subject to any permissions being obtained firstly from the local landowner and then subject to any building regulations or planning permissions. The property benefits from oil fired central heating and double glazing and with no ongoing chain related to this sale the agents strongly recommend an early inspection to appreciate the size and character of its interior, its delightful garden and paddock and of course its superb rural location.
The accommodation in detail comprises:

Canopy Porch

Outside light. Entrance door to

Reception Hall

Reclaimed tiled floor, radiator, telephone point, three wall lights, understairs cupboard and door to rear garden.

Sitting Room - 5.39m (17ft 8in) x 3.58m (11ft 9in)

Large inglenook fireplace 2.53m x 1.20m with brick inset, stone and slate hearth and beam over. Esse multi-fuel stove. Radiator, wood floor, two wall lights and double glazed window.

Dining/Garden Room - 4.42m (14ft 6in) x 3.31m (10ft 10in)

Radiator, three wall lights, wood floor, feature bakers oven, double glazed window and double glazed French doors opening to east facing garden.

Inner Hall

Radiator and double glazed window.

Family Room - 5.08m (16ft 8in) x 3.64m (11ft 11in) plus understairs recess

Radiator, telephone point, feature chimney breast, fitted bookshelves, understairs cupboard and double glazed window. Door to second staircase and door to west facing front entrance and canopy porch.

Breakfast Kitchen - 5.23m (17ft 2in) x 4.79m (15ft 9in)

Fitted with pine units having deep glazed Belfast sink with mixer tap and cupboard under, further matching range of base cupboards and drawers with wood work surfaces over. AGA with two hotplates and two ovens. Integrated FRIDGE, space for dishwasher, reclaimed tiled floor and double glazed window.

Utility Room - 4.49m (14ft 9in) x 4.21m (13ft 10in)

Single drainer stainless steel sink with mixer tap and cupboards under, plumbing for washing machine. Radiator, tiled floor, wall cupboards, Worcester Greenstar Heatslave combination oil fired boiler. Plumbing for washing machine. Double glazed window and stable door to front entrance.


White suite of wash hand basin, low level WC, radiator and double glazed windows.


Two radiators, three wall lights, linen cupboard with slatted shelving, access to insulated roof space.

Bedroom 1 - 3m (9ft 10in) 4.52 into recess x 4.33m (14ft 2in)

Radiator, double glazed window, telephone point and access to insulated roof space.

En-Suite Shower Room

Corner shower cubicle with power shower and tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap. Low level WC, shaver point, radiator, extractor, inset ceiling lights and window.

Bedroom 2 - 5.29m (17ft 4in) x 3.69m (12ft 1in)

Radiator, double glazed window, built in cupboard and connecting door to rear staircase and bedrooms four and five.

Bedroom 3 - 3.49m (11ft 5in) x 3.26m (10ft 8in)

Radiator, double glazed window and wood floor.

Bedroom 4 - 4.79m (15ft 9in) x 3.2m (10ft 6in)

Radiator, double glazed window, wood floor and feature fireplace.

Bedroom 5 - 3.61m (11ft 10in) x 2.24m (7ft 4in)

Radiator, double glazed window, wood floor and access to insulated roof space.

Bathroom - 3.51m (11ft 6in) x 2.95m (9ft 8in)

White suite of panelled bath with tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled surround, corner cubicle with Triton shower unit with tiled surround, low level WC. Radiator, double glazed window, shaver point and extractor. Wood floor and inset ceiling lights.


A pedestrian gate and gravel and paved pathway leads to the front west facing garden being laid to lawn with flowering cherry tree and borders with shrubs, plants and roses.

Shepherds Hut - 3.56m (11ft 8in) x 1.91m (6ft 3in)

Light and power point, corner wood burning stove on low plinth, window seat (which converts to a double bed), two windows and wood floor. A south facing garden is again laid to lawn with an adjacent small orchard of numerous fruit trees including Apple, Plum, Cherry and Greengage. Natural pond, poly-tunnel.

Barn and Woodstore - 8m (26ft 3in) x 5m (16ft 5in) approx.

To the east side of the property there is a walled kitchen garden area having some soft fruit although this is not properly cultivated. WELL, cold water tap, outside lights and external power point. To the left hand side of the driveway there are a number of outbuildings that are in need of further work comprising

Two Storey Barn - 12m (39ft 4in) x 6m (19ft 8in) approx.

Of brick and wood construction with corrugated roof, flagstone floor.

Garaging - 11m (36ft 1in) x 4m (13ft 1in) approx.

Brick construction and corrugated roof.

Lean-to Garden Store - 8m (26ft 3in) x 4m (13ft 1in) approx.

With double doors.
We have been advised that mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Drainage is to a septic tank. 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.

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

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 the agents office in Great Malvern proceed south along the A449 Wells Road towards Ledbury. After approximately a mile and a half bear left down Hanley Road towards the Three Counties Showground. At the traffic lights turn right on the B4208. At the crossroads continue straight on up the hill. Continue past the turning to Brotheridge Green. On seeing the church count four telegraph poles on the right hand side and then having just passed Upper Hook Farm and at a public footpath sign turn right down a track and this leads to Lower Hook Farm. At the bottom take the second driveway at the left hand corner parking your vehicle on the grass verge and taking just a short walk to the house.

John Goodwin