A Traditional Detached House Requiring Modernisation Believed To Date Back To The 17th/18th Century Situated On The Outskirts Of Upton Upon Severn And Offering Three Bedroomed Accommodation With Porch, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Kitchen, Utility Room, Bathroom, Separate Wc, Gas Fired Central Heating, Double Glazing, A Very Large Garden, Excellent Off Road Parking And Double Garage. No Chain. Energy Rating 'D'
Location & Description
Shirley Cottage enjoys a convenient position less than a mile from the historic and bustling riverside town of Upton upon Severn where there is a fine range of amenities including numerous shops, a supermarket, banks, several public houses, restaurants, schools and the famous marina. Transport communications are excellent with mainline Railway Stations at both Malvern (7 miles) and Worcester (11 miles) Junction 1 of the M50 motorway is approximately 3 miles away.
The property is believed to have its origins back in the late 17th/ early 18th centuries when it was apparently a toll keepers cottage, located as it would have been in those days, at the entrance to the town and marking the spot where the toll would have been taken from traders needing access to the boats and barges on the River Severn. In more recent years, the house has been transformed into a detached family home.
The accommodation, which requires modernisation and is on two floors, includes an Entrance Porch, Dining Room, separate Sitting Room, a Kitchen, Utility Room and Bathroom all on the ground floor. Upstairs a Landing gives access to three bedrooms and a separate WC. The property has gas fired central heating and double glazing.
Perhaps the real bonus can be found outside, where the property enjoys a delightful setting in much larger than average level gardens. Here also is extensive and generous off road parking which could easily accommodate a caravan or boat. There is also a large double garage which could double as a workshop - perfect for anyone with hobbies.
The property could do with some upgrading and refurbishment but it offers enormous potential for further extension and conversion into a fine quality family home.
Pitched tiled roofed storm porch with double glazed front door leading to:-
Dining Room - 4.27m (14ft 0in) x 3.73m (12ft 3in)
Quarry tiled floor, exposed wall trusses and ceiling timbers solid fuel Rayburn set in attractive inglenook style fireplace,. Built in storage cupboard, radiator, understairs cupboard, double glazed window to front aspect, doors to kitchen. Oak staircase rising to first floor
Sitting Room - 4.39m (14ft 5in) x 4.27m (14ft 0in)
Having parquet wood block flooring, exposed ceiling timber, large brick/stone inglenook style fireplace with wood burning stove. Three wall light points, radiator and double glazed window to front aspect.
Kitchen - 5.26m (17ft 3in) x 1.98m (6ft 6in)
Single drainer stainless steel sink with mixer tap and three cupboards below, four drawer base cupboard, corner cupboard, two additional base cupboards, floor to ceiling larder cupboard with sliding racks, useful work surfaces with tiled surrounds, space for cooker with extractor fan above, five wall mounted units, radiator, two ceiling light points, access to roof space, double glazed window to rear and glazed door leading to the garden.
Utility Room - 1.98m (6ft 6in) x 1.65m (5ft 5in)
Half tiled and having single drainer, stainless steel sink with two cupboards below. Space and plumbing for washing machine, ceiling light point, double glazed window to rear aspect, radiator, inspection hatch to roof, door to:-
Opaque double glazed window to side, Part tiled, vanity wash hand basin, mixer tap and cupboard under, shower enclosure, white low level WC, radiator.
Having access to roof space and recess with fitted hanging rail
Fitted with a modern white low level WC, wash hand basin, radiator, ceiling light point.
Bedroom 1 - 4.32m (14ft 2in) x 4.37m (14ft 4in) Max (min 11')
Wooden floor boards, radiator, ceiling light point and double glazed window to front aspect with outlook across road towards fields
Bedroom 2 - 4.32m (14ft 2in) x 3.51m (11ft 6in) Max (L shaped)
Radiator, fitted wardrobe with storage above and housing the hot water cylinder, double glazed window to front aspect with view over road to fields.
Bedroom 3 - 2.13m (7ft 0in) x 2.01m (6ft 7in)
Ceiling light point, radiator and double glazed window to front aspect with outlook over road to fields
To the front of the property there is a lawned garden enclosed by fencing and shrubs. A gravelled driveway leads via a gated approach alongside the house to the rear of the property where there is a very large gravelled parking and turning area capable of accommodating several vehicles and ideal for a boat or caravan. This area leads to a large:-
Double Garage - 5.49m (18ft 0in) x 4.88m (16ft 0in)
Having an up and over door, two windows, lighting and power connected. Pedestrian access door to garden.
The large rear garden is laid to two lawns with a paved patio, shrub borders and several mature fruit trees including three apple and a pear. The boundaries are hedged and there is also a GREENHOUSE, TWO TIMBER STORES, an outside tap and to one side of the house, a large BOILER ROOM housing the gas fired central heating boiler
There is outline planning permission for a house opposite on Westwood Ho! and a further planning application on the field opposite.
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.
We are advised (subject to legal verification) that the property is freehold.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
An Energy Performance Certificate is available for the property.
COUNCIL TAX BAND D
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 Upton upon Severn office. (01684 593125).
From Upton upon Severn town centre proceed south along Old Street towards Gloucester and Welland. Continue for about ½ mile up to the top of Tunnel Hill ignoring the left turn to Gloucester. Shirley Cottage will be found on the right hand side after a short distance.