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Property Details

Guide Price £399,500 - SSTC | 4 Bedroom Detached | Grit Lane, Malvern WR14 1UR

Property Summary

A Striking Detached Period Cottage Enjoying A Private Setting On The Outskirts Of Malvern And Offering Spacious Well Presented Contemporary Accommodation With Double Glazing, Gas Fired Central Heating, Porch, Hall, , Open Plan Lounge/Dining Room, Kitchen, Utility Room, Sitting Room, Shower Room, Four Bedrooms, Bathroom, Double Garage And Lovely Mature Garden.
Energy Rating "D"

Location & Description

Half Acre Cottage enjoys a convenient position on the northern outskirts of Malvern just over a mile from the town centre where there is a comprehensive range of amenities including shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium. More local facilities are available in Leigh Sinton Road and Yates Hay Road and the well served centre of Malvern Link is less than a mile away. Transport communications are excellent. Junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester is about eight miles and there is a mainline railway station in Malvern Link. The area is also well served by local schools at both primary and secondary levels including Dyson Perrins Secondary which is only a short walk away. Open countryside is also only a few minutes away on foot.
The property itself is believed to date back over 100 years, probably to the late Victorian era. For much of the last century it was a market garden and nursery but in more recent times it has been twice extended, refurbished and renovated. The result is a beautifully presented home which offers generous and versatile family accommodation with a number of contemporary features that are worthy of special note. In 2007 a new bathroom was installed and in 2010 bay windows were fitted in the main living room. A new kitchen and gas fired central heating boiler were added in 2011 and in 2012 the main roof was re-slated and integrated solar panels were installed to boost the energy efficiency of the house. External fascias and soffits are all of maintenance free UPVC material and the main approach to the property and parking were improved by the laying of a new block paviour driveway.
The accommodation is both spacious and flexible. On the ground floor an entrance hall leads to a large open plan lounge/dining room, a well equipped kitchen, separate utility room, a sitting room, a bedroom which can easily double as a further reception room or study when needed and a very contemporary shower/wetroom. At first floor level a landing leads to three good sized bedrooms and to a bathroom with shower and WC.
One of the great strengths of Half Acre Cottage is its setting in a generous thoughtfully laid out but easy to maintain garden. The house enjoys a pleasant approach on to a driveway that is capable of accommodating several vehicles and leads to a double garage. There is room for parking a motor home, caravan or boat. The rear garden is particularly private and has been designed to provide seating areas which catch the sun at different times of the day. From the rear of the house there are views over countryside.
GROUND FLOOR

Canopy Porch

Light, oak feature pillars and pine door to

Entrance Hall - 2.26m (7ft 5in) x 2.31m (7ft 7in)

Glazed window to front aspect. Radiator, ceramic tiled floor, pine ceiling, built in double wardrobe and doors leading to lounge/dining room and sitting room (both described later) as well as to

Shower/Wetroom - 2.31m (7ft 7in) x 1.78m (5ft 10in)

Contemporary suite with large tiled walk-in shower cubicle, glass shower screen, close coupled WC, vanity wash basin, tiled floor, ladder style heated towel rail/radiator, ceiling downlighting, overhead cupboard and extractor fan.

Open Plan Lounge/Dining Room - 7.21m (23ft 8in) x 6.71m (22ft 0in)

L shaped so maximum measurements.
An impressive room ideal for entertaining. The focal point of this room is the fireplace with stone surround, oak mantle and raised stone hearth supporting a gas fired stove. Attractive oak flooring and high pine ceiling, two large double glazed bow windows to side and rear aspects, each with deep sills. Four radiators, pair of double glazed doors leading into main garden. Glazed door leading to

Kitchen - 4.42m (14ft 6in) x 2.36m (7ft 9in)

Contemporary suite of oak fronted floor and eye level cupboards and drawers on soft closers with granite work surfaces and pelmet lighting above. One and a half bowl sink with mixer tap and water filter, integrated Neff DISHWASHER, four ring Neff electric HOB, Franke stainless steel extractor canopy above. Integrated eye level Neff OVEN and GRILL, Neff FRIDGE, radiator, pine desk/breakfast bar, shelved recess for microwave, wine rack, books etc. Radiator, three ceiling light tracks each supporting four downlighters. Two double glazed windows to rear aspect. Door to walk-in larder/pantry. Door to sitting room (described later) and to

Utility Room - 3.43m (11ft 3in) x 2.44m (8ft 0in) plus alcove

Glazed door leading to garage. Ceramic tiled floor. Floor and eye level cupboards with work surfaces, single drainer stainless steel sink and mixer tap. Two radiators, gas fired Worcester Bosch central heating boiler, space and plumbing for washing machine, tumble dryer etc. Window to rear aspect.

Sitting Room. - 3.73m (12ft 3in) x 3.43m (11ft 3in)

Recess for former fireplace now with marble hearth supporting woodburner. Attractive fitted bespoke oak corner unit providing plinth for TV etc and with cupboards below. Pine ceiling, ceramic tiled floor, radiator, louvre door, large understairs storage cupboard (with light). Double glazed window to front aspect, doors leading to hall and to

Lobby

Stairs to first floor, ceramic tiled floor, double glazed window to front aspect. Door to

Bedroom 4/Study - 3.73m (12ft 3in) x 3.56m (11ft 8in)

Oak flooring, radiator, double glazed window to front aspect. Two free standing double wardrobes.
FIRST FLOOR

Landing

Radiator.

Bedroom 1 - 3.71m (12ft 2in) x 3.51m (11ft 6in)

Victorian style grate with quarry hearth. Radiator, pine flooring, access to roof space. Double glazed window to front aspect.

Bedroom 2 - 3.73m (12ft 3in) x 3.4m (11ft 2in) max

Radiator, built in double wardrobe with hanging rail, double glazed window to front aspect.

Bedroom 3 - 4.39m (14ft 5in) x 2.39m (7ft 10in) max

Currently in use as an office. Radiator, laminate flooring, double glazed window to side aspect.

Bathroom - 2.39m (7ft 10in) x 2.21m (7ft 3in)

Panelled "shower bath" with tiled surround, shower over and shaped shower screen. Close coupled WC, Pedestal wash basin with backlit mirror above. Ceramic tiled floor, ladder style heated towel rail, recessed niche with three display shelves. Double glazed window, pine ceiling and door to walk-in linen cupboard having pressurised cylinder and window.

Outside

From the main highway the initial part of the driveway is shared with the neighbouring property (The Gables). This leads to Half Acre Cottage itself which enjoys a pleasant approach over a block paviour driveway capable of accommodating several vehicles and even a motor home or boat. This is turn leads to a

Double Garage - 5.49m (18ft 0in) x 5.31m (17ft 5in)

Automatic electrically operated up and over door, power and lighting, shelving, window and part glazed door leading to rear garden.
The front garden has been carefully thought out to provide interest but also to keep maintenance to a minimum. It consists of gravel borders and a stone pathway to the front door, interspersed with well stocked shrub borders and hedged boundaries that introduce a good level of privacy. The main fašade of the house supports a mature vine. A gated stone pathway flanked by shrubs leads via the side of the house into the lovely rear garden. Here there is a recently constructed raised flagstone patio/seating area with steps leading down to a large lawn encircled by mature shrubs, well established and stocked borders, fruit trees, fenced and hedged boundaries. There is also a GREENHOUSE and a more recently constructed stone sun terrace with matching seating providing a natural spot to enjoy the sunshine all day long. A gated entrance leads into a separate vegetable garden where there is a garden STORE of timber construction, apple tree and hedged boundaries all bordered by a small coppice of trees. At strategic points there is external lighting and an outside tap.
SERVICES
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.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
A full Energy Performance Certificate is available for this property.

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

COUNCIL TAX BAND E
This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.

VIEWING
Strictly by appointment through the Agent's Malvern office. (01684 892809).

DIRECTIONS
From the agent's office in Great Malvern proceed north along the A449 Worcester Road towards Link Top. At the traffic lights turn left (signed Leigh Sinton) into Newtown Road. Continue into Leigh Sinton Road past Dyson Perrin's school and out of the main built up area on the town boundary. As you leave the built up area take a sharp turn to the right into Grit Lane. Follow this lane for a short distance. The turn to Half Acre Cottage is on the right across a driveway initially shared with The Gables.

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