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Property Details

Guide Price £435,000 - SSTC | 4 Bedroom Detached | The Purlieu, Upper Colwall WR14 4DJ

Property Summary

A Striking And Traditional 1930's Detached House Enjoying A Lovely Woodland Setting On The Western Slopes Of The Malvern Hills With An Unspoilt Rural Outlook Offering Generous Accommodation In Need Of Some Updating And Currently Comprising Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Study, Shower Room, Porch/Utility Area, Four Bedrooms, Bathroom, Two Wc's, Basement Room And Cellars. Central Heating. Former Stabling And Garage And Over Half An Acre Of Garden And Coppice. Energy Rating "E"

Location & Description

Kinlochard enjoys a convenient location less than two miles from the centre of the well served cultural spa town of Great Malvern 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. The highly regarded village of Colwall is only a mile distant. Here there are further facilities including a local shop and Post Office, grocers, library, Doctors surgery, church and cricket club. Transport communications are excellent. There are mainline railway stations in both Colwall and in Great Malvern as well as junctions with the M5 and M50 motorways at Worcester, Upton upon Severn and Ledbury all of which are within easy driving distance.
The property enjoys a sheltered woodland setting on the western slopes of the Malvern Hills in an area of outstanding natural beauty and surrounded by ground managed and protected by Malvern Hills Conservators. This quiet almost undiscovered spot has hardly changed over the years and is part of a small enclave of 1930's designed homes, many of which were constructed by a renowned local builder Ronald James. Indeed it is believed that Kinlochard was that last home built by Mr James in The Purlieu.
The property enjoys a lovely rural aspect across ancient woodland and the countryside of Herefordshire. The immediate area is perfect for those who enjoy outdoor life as there is direct access to the network of paths and bridleways that criss-cross the hills and to natural springs supplying the renowned Malvern waters. For anyone looking for local culture there is always Malvern Theatre and its adjacent 11th century Priory.
The property itself comprises a traditional detached 1930's house. It requires updating and improvement but offers enormous scope for extension and transformation into a fine contemporary home. A number of original features remain including a fine oak staircase and matching stripped oak flooring, skirtings and picture rails, the original and very impressive braced Oak front door and matching internal pine doors, 1930's fireplaces and even the distinctive crittal windows of the period. The accommodation is on three floors and includes a hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, study, shower room, rear porch/utility area and separate WC all on the ground floor. At first floor level a half landing leads to the main landing off which there are four bedrooms (one of which has its own external balcony) and a bathroom with separate WC. At lower ground floor level and accessed from the rear of the building is a basement room with two small cellars. Heating is provided by an oil fired system serving radiators.
It is however the wonderful setting that distinguishes Kinlochard. It stands in an informally laid out lawned garden with grassy banks, mature trees (including Oak, Ash, an old and rare Service Tree and a flowering Cherry), hundreds of bulbs which bring colour throughout the spring and early summer and a large wooded coppice which lies to the front of the property and across which the house enjoys an unspoilt aspect. Within the curtilage there is space for private parking and a number of useful timber outbuildings including a garage, open bay fuel store and even former stabling, a reminder of days gone by when ponies were kept at the house.
GROUND FLOOR

Reception Hall

Impressive braced oak entrance door, two radiators, airing cupboard with factory lagged cylinder, immersion heater and slatted shelving, stripped oak flooring and oak staircase leading to first floor.

Sitting Room - 4.7m (15ft 5in) x 3.96m (13ft 0in) max

in to bay window which enjoys a pleasant aspect over the garden and beyond to woodland. Fireplace with open grate and tiled surround, three radiators, two additional windows to side and rear aspects.

Dining Room - 3.66m (12ft 0in) x 3.66m (12ft 0in)

Original grate and tiled surround, three radiators, three windows to front aspect, serving hatch from

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 3.58m (11ft 9in) x 3.05m (10ft 0in) (min 8'4)

Single drainer one and a half bowl stainless steel sink, range of floor, eye level and upper level cupboards with work surfaces above, tiled surrounds and spaces below with WASHING MACHINE, DISHWASHER, FRIDGE etc. Radiator, quarry tiled floor, window to rear aspect, part glazed door leading to

Rear Hall

Off which doors lead to a shower room, rear porch, WC, utility area (all described later) and to

Study - 3.05m (10ft 0in) x 3.66m (12ft 0in)

Radiator and window to front aspect.

Shower Room

Tiled shower cubicle, radiator and window to rear aspect.

Rear Porch/Utility Area - 1.98m (6ft 6in) x 0.91m (3ft 0in) min

half tiled with sink, window, part glazed door leading outside and door also to

Separate WC

Half tiled with close coupled WC, radiator and window.
FIRST FLOOR

Half Landing

Radiator and window to rear aspect.

Main Landing

Access to roof space.

Bedroom 1 - 3.96m (13ft 0in) x 4.27m (14ft 0in) min excluding

Attractive bay window (with built in storage seat below) to front aspect with fine view over wooded coppice. Original grate with tiled surround and hearth. Three radiators, three further windows to side and rear aspects.

Bathroom.

Half tiled and having panelled bath with soap dish, pedestal wash basin with mirror and glass shelf above, radiator, towel rail, two wall mounted cupboards and window to front aspect.

Bedroom 2 - 3.66m (12ft 0in) x 3.28m (10ft 9in)

Radiator, original fireplace with tiled surround. Built in cupboard with shelving. Three windows to front aspect with view over wooded coppice.

Bedroom 3 - 4.19m (13ft 9in) x 3.61m (11ft 10in)

Two radiators, vanity wash basin with cupboard below, mirror and light above. Shelf above bed, fitted wardrobes and cupboard, separate single wardrobe with dressing table, window to rear aspect with view over countryside, further window and glazed door also to front aspect and leading onto

BALCONY - 3.61m (11ft 10in) x 0.91m (3ft 0in)

Quarry tiled floor, railings and view over wooded coppice.

Bedroom 4 - 2.54m (8ft 4in) x 2.08m (6ft 10in)

Recessed bookshelving, separate shelves, open cupboard, radiator and window to rear aspect with view over countryside.

Separate WC..

Half tiled, close coupled WC, radiator and window to rear aspect.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR

Basement Room - 3.66m (12ft 0in) x 3.05m (10ft 0in)

Externally accessed from the rear garden this room has a window, the oil fired central heating boiler, FREEZER, power and lighting connected, fitted shelving, meter cupboards and internal arch leading to

Cellar 1. - 4.88m (16ft 0in) x 1.98m (6ft 6in) max

Arch leading to

Outside

Also at the rear of the building and externally accessed is a useful POTTING SHED 10' x 5'3.
Kinlochard stands in over half an acre of informally landscaped garden and a coppice. This creates an almost unique setting. The main garden is enclosed by fencing and consists of steep grassy banks and a series of level lawned areas linked by stone and tarmacced pathways and interspersed with a variety of shrub borders as well as several impressive trees including Oak, Ash, an old rare Service Tree and colourful Flowering Cherry. Many of the borders and lawns come to life in the spring and early summer with a carpet of daffodils, snowdrops, cyclamen, wood anemones and crocuses. The main fašade of the house supports mature climbers. Gated pathways lead beyond to a series of old outbuildings consisting of a GARAGE 16' x 8' of timber construction at the rear of which is a separate STORE 8' x 4'. There is also an open double bay FUEL/LOG STORE 16'6 x 10 of timber construction and a former small STABLE/LOOSE BOX 9' x 9' of timber construction and a small TIMBER SHELTER. There is additional parking for vehicles and separated by the track providing vehicular access to the property is the woodland coppice amounting to approximately half an acre and belonging to Kinlochard. It is a lovely setting with numerous mature trees including oak and ash as well as banks of spring bulbs. This coppice is fully fenced and combined with the main garden provides a wonderful playground for children. From the rear garden there is a lovely outlook across open fields towards the Malvern Hills in the background.
SPECIAL NOTE
It should be noted that the section of The Purlieu serving Kinlochard is part of the James Estate, called Colwall Coppice. It provides vehicular access to all homes in the section. The part passing between Kinlochard and its adjacent coppice acts as a public footpath.

SERVICES
We have been advised that mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Drainage is to a private septic tank located in the coppice belonging to Kinlochard. 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.

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

COUNCIL TAX BAND "F" (Herefordshire Council)
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 Great Malvern proceed south along the A449 Wells Road towards Ledbury for a short distance before taking the first fork to the right into Wyche Road (B4218). Follow his route uphill for just under a mile passing through the Wyche Cutting into Herefordshire. Immediately after The Cutting turn right into West Malvern Road. Continue for approximately 300 yards before turning down an unmade and un-adopted road (The Purlieu). Carry on down this track for approximately 300 yards where you will notice two garages with green doors on your right. Just beyond this point the road forks. Continue to bear left (effectively straight on) downhill. The road then begins to rise. You will pass a house known as Woodbury on the right and almost immediately a white house on your left as you pass between two oak trees. Continue past both houses and at the next fork in the road turn left (at this point you will notice a small timber shed on your left). This track leads to Kinlochard which faces you.

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