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Property Details

Guide Price £595,000 - SSTC | 4 Bedroom Detached Bungalow | Tanhouse Lane, Cradley, Malvern WR13 5JY

Property Summary

A Spacious Detached Bungalow Enjoying A Wonderful Rural Setting With Fine Views Across Open Countryside To The Malvern Hills And Offering Versatile Family Accommodation Including A Porch, Hall, Lounge, Dining Room, Conservatory, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Family Bathroom, Three Bedrooms, Two Shower Rooms, Separate Studio, Central Heating, Extensive Off Road Parking, Store, Greenhouse, Garden, Paddock And Lake Extending To 2.77 Acres Or Thereabouts. Energy Rating "E"

Location & Description

Lychcroft enjoys a convenient position less than half a mile from the popular 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 particularly well placed for fast access to the major centre of Malvern (five miles), Ledbury (nine miles) and the cities of Worcester (ten miles by road and local bus) and Hereford (sixteen miles). Junction 7 of the M5 motorway just south of Worcester is approximately ten miles away and there is a mainline railway service running from the nearby villages of Colwall (five miles) and Malvern. Cradley itself lies in the heart of unspoilt countryside so this is the perfect spot for those who enjoy walking or riding. The Worcestershire Way is less than two miles away and the village stands in the foothills of the eight mile range of the Malvern Hills.
The property is a traditional single storey detached bungalow originally constructed in the 1970's that also incorporates a small self-contained studio. Its spacious accommodation does require some general updating. It is offered with partial double glazing and central heating (an LPG gas system serves the studio and an oil fired system serves the main dwelling).
The main accommodation includes a central reception hall, an impressive triple aspect lounge, separate dining room, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, family bathroom and three bedrooms, one of which has its own en-suite shower room and dressing area. The main hall links directly to the versatile studio, via an internal access from bedroom three, comprising a lounge/bedroom four, kitchen/living room and shower room.
One of the great attractions of Lychcroft is its position in approximately 2.77 acres of gently sloping garden and paddock. This includes a formal landscaped garden stocked with ornamental trees and shrubs, through which a driveway provides access and parking for several vehicles and off which there is a useful timber store. Direct access leads from the garden into a large paddock the main feature of which is an impressive lake stocked with carp, geese and ducks. Surrounded as it is by unspoilt countryside across which there are views towards the Malvern Hills in the distance the bungalow enjoys the perfect setting.

Covered Entrance Porch

Quarry tiled floor and glazed doors leading to

Reception Hall - 4.44m (14ft 7in) x 3.86m (12ft 8in)

A large centrally postioned spacious hall. Two wall light points, radiator, built in wardrobe.

Lounge - 6.4m (21ft 0in) x 5.49m (18ft 0in)

Fireplace with ornate timber surround and mantle, marble inset and hearth and gas fire (LPG). Four light points, two radiators, attractive bow window to front aspect, further window to side aspect and pair of glazed double doors leading into garden.

Dining Room - 4.27m (14ft 0in) x 4.27m (14ft 0in)

This room is open plan to the main hallway. Radiator, glazed doors leading to

Conservatory - 5.33m (17ft 6in) x 4.72m (15ft 6in)

Amdega timber conservatory with two radiators, double glazed windows to three aspects with pair of glazed doors leading into garden. Ceiling and window blinds. This room enjoys a fine view to the Malvern Hills. Glazed door to

Utility Room - 3.05m (10ft 0in) x 2.39m (7ft 10in)

Floor and eye level cupboards with work surfaces and tiled surrounds. Single drainer stainless steel sink, space and plumbing for washing machine. Space also for fridge freezer. Oil fired central heating boiler, access to roof space and glazed door leading to kitchen (described later) and also to

Rear Porch - 2.59m (8ft 6in) x 1.12m (3ft 8in)

Ceramic tiled floor and part glazed door leading outside.

Kitchen.. - 5.49m (18ft 0in) x 4.14m (13ft 7in) min

Also approached from the main hall. Bespoke solid light oak floor and eye level cupboards, work surfaces and tiled surrounds. Fixtures include a complimentary solid light oak dresser. Twin bowl single drainer stainless steel sink with mixer tap, space and plumbing for dishwasher, space also for fridge freezer. Eye level oven and grill, four ring gas hob (LPG), radiator, window to rear aspect and ceiling downlighting.

Double Bedroom 1 - 4.27m (14ft 0in) x 3.66m (12ft 0in) min

Excluding built in double wardrobe.
Radiator, double glazed window to rear aspect. Door to

En-Suite Dressing Room - 2.21m (7ft 3in) x 1.96m (6ft 5in)

L shaped so maximum measurements only.
Door to

En-Suite Shower Room

Large tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin with mirrored cabinet above. Close coupled WC, towel rail and wall mounted electric heater.

Family Bathroom.

Generously proportioned with white suite comprising wash hand basin, toilet, bidet, spa bath and shower cubicle with horizontal and overhead adjustable spray. Large towel, airing cupboard containing hot water cylinder with immersion heater and shower pump. Recessed downlighting.

Double Bedroom 2 - 4.11m (13ft 6in) x 3.15m (10ft 4in) max

Including small dressing fixture with shelving above and built in double wardrobe to side. Radiator and double glazed window to front aspect.
At the far end of the hall a doorway provides a direct link into the remaining accommodation comprising bedroom three and the studio.

Double Bedroom 3 - 3.91m (12ft 10in) x 3.66m (12ft 0in)

Offering two sets of built in double wardrobes with hanging rail and shelving above. Radiator, double glazed window to front aspect and door linking this room to the hall of the main dwelling.


This can be approached from bedroom three and also via a separate external entrance enabling this wing of the accommodation to be self-contained. It provides flexibility of use and is currently configured as follows

Shower Room

Large tiled shower cubicle, vanity wash basin with mirrored cabinet above. Close coupled WC, chrome ladder style heated towel rail and wall mounted heater.

Inner Hall

Radiator and double glazed window to front aspect. Door to kitchen/living room

Kitchen/Living Room.. - 4.44m (14ft 7in) x 3.51m (11ft 6in) max

Range of contemporary floor and eye level cupboards with work surfaces, tiled surrounds and pelmet lighting above. Integrated four ring gas hob (LPG). Electric oven and extractor canopy. Single drainer sink unit with mixer tap. Radiator, laminate flooring, gas fired central heating boiler (LPG serving studio only). Small wood burner. Glazed door to

Utility Room.. - 2.44m (8ft 0in) x 1.45m (4ft 9in)

This room doubles as an entrance lobby providing independent external access into the annexe. Part glazed front door, ceramic tiled floor, access to roof space.

Bedroom 4/Lounge - 3.76m (12ft 4in) x 3.43m (11ft 3in)

Radiator, access to roof space and two double glazed windows to side and rear aspects.


A stone pillared and gated entrance opens on to a long tarmac driveway that sweeps up to the front of Lychcroft and provides private parking for several vehicles. The driveway itself is flanked by open lawns to each side, raised stone edged shrub and rose borders and rockeries. The front and rear fašades of the bungalow support a particularly attractive and mature Pyracantha. At the foot of the driveway near the entrance there is a very useful

Storage Shed - 4.88m (16ft 0in) x 2.44m (8ft 0in)

Of timber construction.
Of steel construction

Paved pathways to the front and side of the bungalow lead around the conservatory where there is a large paved seating area and patio from which there are fine views across countryside towards the Malvern Hills. The lawn continues to the rear of the property where there are further large well stocked shrub and herbaceous borders, paved pathways and mature trees. The formal garden is enclosed by a mixture of well established hedging as well as post and rail fencing. Behind the property is the oil tank serving the main dwelling and a separate LPG tank serving the studio. From the main garden a gated access leads into the remaining land consisting of a large open paddock at the centre of which is a most impressive lake.
We have been advised that mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Drainage is to a septic tank. 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.

A full Energy Performance Certificate is available for this property.

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 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 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 a mile where you will notice the road climbs steeply and breaks into three lanes. Continue to the top of the hill and after it levels off and returns to two lanes carry on for about 800 yards before turning left down an unmarked road which is Tanhouse Lane. The entrance to Lychcroft is the first on the left.

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