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Property Details

Guide Price £479,950 - SSTC | 3 Bedroom Semi-Detached | Chances Pitch, Colwall, Nr Malvern WR13 6HW

Property Summary

An Imaginatively Designed And Beautifully Presented Semi-Detached Barn Conversion Enjoying A Wonderful Setting In An Exclusive Complex With Unspoilt Views Across Adjacent Open Countryside And Offering Interesting Accommodation With Central Heating, Double Glazing, Hall, Shower Room, Living Room, Contemporary Kitchen, Utility Room, Dining Room, Study, Three Bedrooms (One With En-Suite Wet Room, Another With Mezzanine Level), Bathroom, Large Attractive Garden, Off Road Parking And Double Garage With Studio. Energy Rating "D"

Location & Description

Willow Barn enjoys a convenient location within easy striking distance of the towns of Great Malvern (four miles) and Ledbury (three miles) both of which provide a comprehensive range of amenities including shops and banks, supermarkets, an excellent choice of schools in both the state and private systems and places to eat out and dine. Transport communications are first rate. Ledbury, Malvern and the nearby village of Colwall each have mainline railway stations and there are bus services also running between these three centres. The highly regarded and very well served village of Colwall lies less than a mile away. Here there is a recently opened general stores, a Post Office, shops, a Doctors surgery, churches, several pubs, a library, two cafés and even a hotel.

The property itself is a very impressive, beautifully presented and versatile single storey former barn which was imaginatively converted into residential use approximately twelve years ago. It is part of an exclusive complex of just four high quality homes which enjoy an idyllic setting in the western foothills of Malvern Hills surrounded by open countryside. From its elevated position Willow Barn has wonderful views across the adjacent farmland to the hills in the distance. It stands in an attractively landscaped and mature level garden which has been designed to create interest but also to keep maintenance to a minimum.

The accommodation has been intelligently thought out. It retains some of its original features such as wall and roof timbers, apex ceilings, oak doors and skirtings. These original elements of the barn blend well with more contemporary features that include attractive limestone, oak and pine flooring, double glazed windows, an efficient LPG gas fired central heating system, a well equipped open plan kitchen and more recently replaced shower and bathroom suites. Other noteworthy points include a recently designed mezzanine floor in one of the bedrooms as well as a galleried landing and excellent internal lighting.

The final touch is provided by a large double garage block. This is a modern two storey building which has been informally converted into a useful studio/office and bedroom. Adjacent to the garage there is additional private parking.


Entrance Hall

Wide and solid braced timber entrance door, limestone flooring with matwell, windows to front aspect supplemented by overhead double glazed Velux in the high vaulted ceiling which introduces excellent natural lighting. Radiator and stairs leading to overhead galleried landing.

Shower Room

Double shower cubicle with panelled surround and sliding glazed doors, close coupled WC with concealed cistern. Wash basin with cupboard below, limestone flooring, radiator, extractor fan, ceiling downlighting, wall light and double glazed window to rear aspect.

Kitchen - 4.75m (15ft 7in) x 3.3m (10ft 10in)

Open plan to the dining room and utility room (both described later) and leading to the living room (also described later). Comprehensively fitted with an excellent range of floor and eye level cupboards with drawers and quality Star Galaxy granite worktops having tiled and granite surrounds with pelmet lighting above. Integrated DISHWASHER, FRIDGE, FREEZER, LPG gas and electric Rangemaster STOVE (with two ovens and grill) matching Rangemaster extractor canopy above, ceiling downlighting, limestone flooring, radiator, twin stainless steel sinks with mixer and water filter taps, "chiller" cabinet, wine rack and double glazed French style door leading to rear garden. Another feature of this room is the first floor galleried landing above.

Utility Room - 1.73m (5ft 8in) x 1.52m (5ft 0in)

Approached via an open arch from the kitchen. Fitted wall and base cupboards with worksurface, limestone flooring, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, wall mounted LPG gas fired Worcester boiler. Radiator.

Dining Room - 4.5m (14ft 9in) x 2.74m (9ft 0in)

Open plan to the kitchen with oak flooring and two full height double glazed opening windows overlooking and leading to side garden. Radiator, ceiling downlighting. Door to

Study - 2.87m (9ft 5in) x 1.83m (6ft 0in)

Ceiling downlighting, broadband and telephone point, radiator and double glazed window to rear aspect.

Living Room. - 5.84m (19ft 2in) x 5.13m (16ft 10in)

Approached from the kitchen this fine room is a strong feature of the house. Its focal point is an impressive inglenook style brick fireplace with oak beam and hearth supporting a multi-fuel stove. The room has a striking high vaulted ceiling with original exposed oak timbers and three large floor to ceiling double glazed windows to two aspects ensuring views over the garden to open countryside beyond. Glazed doors lead to the raised patio and garden. Two radiators and four wall lights.

Bedroom 1 - 4.8m (15ft 9in) x 3.91m (12ft 10in)

Approached from the opposite end of the entrance hall this is another impressive room, the focal point of which is its high vaulted ceiling with original exposed wall and ceiling timbers. Shuttered double glazed full height windows/doors leading into front and rear garden. Radiator and high bulkhead cupboard. Door to

En Suite Wet Room

Re-designed and shaped this fully tiled room has a fitted power shower, underfloor heating, extractor fan, wash basin with heated mirror and lighting above. Coloured "mood" lighting to ceiling.

Bedroom 2.. - 3.73m (12ft 3in) x 2.51m (8ft 3in)

An excellent children's bedroom, the main feature of which is a staircase to a mezzanine level above. Radiator, double glazed window to rear aspect. Exposed timbering to vaulted ceiling and pine staircase to

En-Suite Mezzanine - 2.51m (8ft 3in) x 1.83m (6ft 0in)

Capable of accommodating a bed with a "porthole" window, pine floor and exposed timbering to walls and ceiling.

Galleried Landing

This passes over both the entrance hall and kitchen below with wooden balustrading. Built in cupboard and two wall lights.

Bedroom 3, - 4.47m (14ft 8in) x 3.53m (11ft 7in)

The second largest of the bedrooms the main feature of which is a vaulted ceiling with exposed timbering. Pine flooring, full range of deep eaves cupboards, radiator, double glazed and Velux windows.


Contemporary suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash basin, close coupled WC, ceiling downlighting, radiator, extractor fan, pine flooring and tiled walls.


The property enjoys a lovely gated approach that opens on to a brick paviour drive and turning area capable of accommodating several vehicles. This leads directly to the


Double Garage/Studio - 5.87m (19ft 3in) x 5.64m (18ft 6in) max

This contemporary two storey building is of brick construction under a tiled roof. It is designed as a double garage with a first floor studio but is currently sub divided into a small storeroom with an open plan office/studio on the ground floor. This area has a range of fitted kitchen units and stairs leading to the first floor where there is a

Bedroom/Office - 5.28m (17ft 4in) x 5.38m (17ft 8in)

With laminate flooring and ceiling downlighting. The building has electricity and mains water (including an external tap).
From the driveway a set of steps open on to a flagstone pathway that leads to the front door of the property. The pathway is flanked to each side by level open lawns and by a raised paved patio which together with a separate area of timber decking provide seating areas from which one can admire the wonderful views across open countryside. The front garden provides access to the side of the property where there is a sheltered area and gated access into the very good size rear garden. This if effectively a courtyard laid to a series of gravelled areas linked by flagstone pathways and separated by raised brick planters, flower borders and ground cover plants. It includes a wooden glazed SUMMER HOUSE, a Cherry tree and various climbers supported by the brick boundary walls. At strategic points there is external lighting.
We have been advised that mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Drainage is to a private septic tank that serves all four properties in the complex. Heating and the Rangemaster cooker are serviced by an LPG system. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and all 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.

By appointment to be made through the Agent's Malvern Office Tel: 01684 892809 or Colwall Office 01684 540300.

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).

From the agent's office in Malvern proceed south along the A449 Wells Road towards Ledbury. Continue for over three miles through Malvern Wells and past the British Camp passing the Malvern Hills Hotel on your right. Follow this route for some distance downhill. You will come to a long piece of straight road. As this bears to the left just before the Wellington Inn take the first right turn signed Colwall. The entrance to the complex is on the left hand side almost immediately. Follow this private road past all the other homes in the complex. Willow Barn is at the very end at the bottom of the road on the left hand side.

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