An Elegant And Imposing Grade Ii Listed Four Storey Town House Until Recently Upton's Main Post Office Offering Beautifully Presented Residential Accommodation With Potential On The Ground Floor For Alternative Commercial Use And Currently Comprising A Large Retail Area/Shop, Offices And Storage, Cellarage, Sitting Room, Lounge, Kitchen, Study, Four Bedrooms, Two Cloakrooms, Bathroom, Gas Central Heating, Private Parking And A Sheltered Garden
Location & Description
16 Old Street enjoys a convenient position less than five minutes walk from the centre of the historic and bustling riverside town of Upton upon Severn where there is a fine range of amenities including shops and banks, numerous public houses, places to eat out, churches, a Post Office, a Doctors surgery and health centre, the famous marina and schooling for all ages. Tewkesbury (five miles), Malvern (seven miles) and the city of Worcester (ten miles) are all within immediate striking distance and there are mainline railway stations at Malvern and Worcester.
The property itself is an elegant and imposing Grade II listed town house which not only has a long history but is regarded as one of the most significant in Upton. As its name implies the building was, until very recently, the main Post Office serving the town. Indeed the ground floor still shows evidence of this as it not only provided a Post Office counter but also acted as a sorting office and a retail outlet. This floor offers enormous potential either to continue in the retail sector or maybe even in alternate usage as perhaps a restaurant or fully converted professional offices.
The top two floors have seen considerable investment in recent years and now provide beautifully presented and generous family accommodation which includes an elegant landing, three reception rooms and a well equipped contemporary kitchen on the first floor as well as a landing, four double bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor. In addition to this there are two further separate cloakrooms/WC's and at basement level three large cellars. The house has gas fired central heating and partial double glazing.
Unusually for the centre of Upton, 16 Old Street has the bonus of a really delightful private walled garden with lawns, flower and shrub borders and seating areas. From this garden a gate leads to a private parking space. From the upper floors there are views over the rooftops of Upton towards the Malvern Hills in the west.
Shop/Retail Area - 8.38m (27ft 6in) x 3.66m (12ft 0in) min (max 15')
Full range of display counters and fittings, window to front aspect. Doors to inner lobby/sorting office and stairs leading to first floor (all described later). Glazed door also to
Post Office Counter - 4.57m (15ft 0in) x 5.13m (16ft 10in)
Behind high security glass screen and with shuttered window enjoying aspect over rear garden. Door to
Office - 3.15m (10ft 4in) max (9'6 min) x 3.48m (11ft 5in)
Quarry tiled floor, doors leading outside to garden and also to storeroom (described later). Further door to
Close coupled suite, wash basin and quarry tiled floor.
Storeroom - 4.37m (14ft 4in) x 2.49m (8ft 2in)
A former kitchen in years gone by. Quarry tiled floor, two large built in full length cupboards, sash window to rear aspect and door to
Former Sorting Office/Store - 4.39m (14ft 5in) x 4.32m (14ft 2in)
Quarry tiled floor, built in cupboard, window to front aspect, door to lobby which leads back to the main retail area and off which there is a built in cupboard. Door also to
These are more easily accessed externally from the rear courtyard. There are three cellars in total measuring 19'2 x 13', 18'4 x 11'7 and 10' x 6'3 respectively.
A really elegant landing with an attractive original sash window to front aspect, understairs cupboard (housing plumbing for washing machine) radiator, two wall light points and stairs leading to first floor.
Sitting Room - 4.34m (14ft 3in) x 4.78m (15ft 8in)
Two radiators, period style fireplace, sash window to front aspect and open approach to
Kitchen - 4.57m (15ft 0in) x 2.54m (8ft 4in)
Contemporary and well equipped kitchen with extensive range of floor and eye level cupboards all on soft closers having work surfaces and tiled surrounds and incorporating a five ring Bosch gas HOB with matching stainless steel extractor canopy above, DISHWASHER, OVEN and MICROWAVE, integral wine rack, double glazed window to rear aspect, two ceiling mounted tracks each supporting four downlighters and cupboard housing the Worcester Bosch gas fired combination boiler.
Lounge - 5.97m (19ft 7in) x 4.44m (14ft 7in)
A large formal room, the focal point of which is a stone fireplace with surround and mantle, fitted gas fire, two radiators and double glazed window to rear aspect.
Study/Bedroom 5 - 4.27m (14ft 0in) x 3.66m (12ft 0in)
Radiator, sash window to front aspect.
Close coupled suite, timber stand supporting porcelain wash bowl with mixer tap, radiator and window to rear aspect.
Access to roof space.
Bedroom 1 - 6.02m (19ft 9in) x 4.83m (15ft 10in)
Another large room with period style fireplace, tiled surround, mantle and hearth, fitted wardrobe/cupboard, radiator and double glazed window to rear aspect enjoying distant view of Malvern Hills.
Bedroom 2 - 4.39m (14ft 5in) x 3.73m (12ft 3in)
Radiator, sash window to front aspect.
Bedroom 3 - 3.35m (11ft 0in) x 2.51m (8ft 3in)
Radiator and sash window to front aspect.
Bedroom 4 - 4.42m (14ft 6in) x 4.42m (14ft 6in)
Large vanity wash basin comprising raised porcelain sink on tiled stand with cupboards below and two downlighters above. Radiator, stainless steel ceiling mounted track supporting four downlighters. Sash window to front aspect.
Bathroom - 4.47m (14ft 8in) x 2.57m (8ft 5in)
A spacious and contemporary bathroom, half tiled with panelled bath, close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin, radiator, large tiled shower cubicle, two ceiling mounted stainless steel tracks each supporting four downlighters.
Off Old Street a gated side access leads into a covered passageway not only serving the next door property (number 14) but also leading directly into the main garden for number 16. This delightful garden is beautifully sheltered providing a mixture of soft landscaping and seating areas. Immediately adjacent to the property is a brick courtyard with wide steps leading down to the cellar and beyond to a trellised archway supporting Honeysuckle and Pyracantha where a short flight of steps opens on to a raised and sheltered paved patio/seating area enclosed by brick walls supporting a variety of mature climbers. The remaining garden is also walled and is laid to lawn with a paved terrace, well established shrubs and borders, small ornamental trees, roses and climbers. A gateway leads to a private block paviour PARKING SPACE.
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.
Strictly by appointment through the Agents Upton office. 01684 593125.