An Elegant Detached Victorian Residence Offering Spacious And Flexible Family Accommodation With Central Heating, Double Glazing, Porch, Hall, Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Study/Bedroom Four, Garden Room, Utility Room, Separate Wc, Three Further Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Garage, Extensive Off Road Parking And A Beautifully Landscaped Private Garden. Energy Rating "F"
Location & Description
The White House enjoys a convenient position in the village of Holly Green less than a mile from the centre of the historic riverside town of Upton upon Severn where there is a comprehensive range of amenities including shops, a Post Office, bank, medical centre, a library and churches. Only a few minutes away on foot is Upton Marina which is a real draw for lovers of boating and visitors to the town. Upton is also well known for its lively entertainment scene, notably in the summer when there are regular Jazz, Folk, Blues and water festivals.
Educational requirements are well catered for. Upton primary school is nearby and the highly regarded Hanley Castle High School is only just over a mile distant. The town is well placed for access to an excellent transport network, notably Junction 1 of the M50 which is less than three miles away, linking The Midlands, South Wales, The South West and further afield. The larger towns of Malvern (eight miles), Tewkesbury (seven miles) are within easy striking distance and the cities of Worcester (eleven miles), Cheltenham and Gloucester are equally accessible.
The White House is believed to originally date back to the late 1700's when it was almost certainly a very small workers cottage. However, it was radically altered and extended during the 1880's into a classic Victorian Gentleman's Residence. Its striking and elegant rendered fašade gives it an extremely distinctive appearance. This is enhanced by its gated entrance which opens on to a wide circular gravelled driveway with central pond, surrounded by a well established colourful garden which provides a lovely setting.
Much of the original character of the house remains blending well with more contemporary features and improvements that have been added in recent years including the installation of double glazed sash windows virtually throughout, a central heating system (served by an oil fired Rayburn), modern refitted bathrooms and a bespoke kitchen.
The accommodation includes a reception hall, large lounge and garden room, separate dining room (which doubles as a sitting room), kitchen/breakfast room, study (which doubles as the fourth bedroom), a rear porch, utility room and separate WC. At first floor level a landing needs to three excellent bedrooms one of which has its own en suite bathroom. There is also a second family bathroom. Adjacent to the house there is a garage and within the grounds there are further outbuildings including garden sheds, log store and greenhouse.
With attractive shaped canopy and ornate wrought iron supports to each side. Part glazed front door leading to
Radiator, wall light point, laminate flooring and direct access to rear hall (described later). A feature of this hall is an area of exposed brickwork, timbering with lath and plaster that is believed to date back to the origins of the house.
Lounge - 6.96m (22ft 10in) x 3.96m (13ft 0in) maximum
A large room the focal point of which is an impressive Victorian fireplace with brick surround, raised plinths to each side, hearth and Oak mantle. Three radiators, four wall light points, double glazed windows to front and rear aspects, glazed doors leading into
Garden Room - 3.07m (10ft 1in) x 2.51m (8ft 3in)
Flagstone floor, radiator, wall light point, two sets of double glazed sash windows to each side and a pair of double glazed doors leading directly into front garden.
Dining Room - 3.96m (13ft 0in) x 3.51m (11ft 6in)
This doubles as a sitting room and its focal point is a fireplace with wood burner standing on a granite hearth. Radiator, two wall light points, double glazed sash window to front aspect overlooking the garden and glazed door leading to
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 3.78m (12ft 5in) x 3.15m (10ft 4in)
Fitted with a range of bespoke floor cupboards with Oak worktops, integrated drawers and tiled surrounds, built in floor to ceiling cupboard with part glazed doors, fitted wall shelving, island unit with granite worktop and cupboards below. Oil fired RAYBURN providing hot water and central heating, quarry tiled floor, two sets of ceiling mounted down lighters, double glazed window to rear aspect overlooking the courtyard, space and plumbing for dishwasher and cooker. Part glazed door to
Flagstone floor, wall light point, radiator, stairs to first floor
Bedroom 4/Study - 3.81m (12ft 6in) x 4.09m (13ft 5in) maximum
Radiator, fitted book shelving, under stairs cupboard, meter cupboard and two double glazed windows to rear and side aspects.
Rear Porch - 1.93m (6ft 4in) x 2.26m (7ft 5in)
Brick floor, window to two aspects, door leading into rear walled courtyard and a door leading to the second courtyard with fuel store. Further door to
Utility Room - 3.28m (10ft 9in) maximum x 2.67m (8ft 9in)
Retro double drainer sink unit with cupboards below, quarry tiled floor, fitted shelving, plumbing for washing machine and window. Door to
Timber panelling to dado level, low level WC and quarry tiled floor.
Radiator and double glazed window to rear aspect.
Bathroom - 3.81m (12ft 6in) x 1.73m (5ft 8in)
Recently refitted to a contemporary style and having fully tiled walls. Small panelled corner "tub" bath, close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin, large corner SHOWER CUBICLE, Victorian style heated towel rail/radiator, built in airing cupboard with slatted shelving, further built in eye level cupboard, ceiling mounted track supporting four down lighters, wall light point and double glazed window to rear aspect.
Bedroom 1 - 6.32m (20ft 9in) x 3.96m (13ft 0in)
An impressive room with two double glazed sash windows to front aspect and further double glazed window to rear aspect. Three wall light points, two radiators and door leading to
En Suite Bathroom - 3.84m (12ft 7in) x 1.78m (5ft 10in)
Another contemporary feature this refitted bathroom includes a large tiled corner shower cubicle, panelled bath, pedestal wash basin, close coupled WC, Victorian style heated towel rail/radiator, timber flooring, inspection hatch to roof space and double glazed window to rear aspect.
Bedroom 2 - 3.96m (13ft 0in) x 3.53m (11ft 7in)
Radiator, wash basin on raised timber cabinet with cupboard and drawers below, mixer tap and light above. Double glazed window to front aspect overlooking garden.
Bedroom 3 - 3.78m (12ft 5in) x 3.51m (11ft 6in)
Radiator, pedestal wash basin, built in wardrobe and double glazed window onto walled garden.
The property enjoys an elegant gated approach onto a wide gravelled circular driveway the focal point of which is a central island consisting of shrubs, flagstone paving, an ornamental pond and a Victorian style gas lamp (now with electric light). The fine facade of The White House supports a particularly attractive Wisteria. The driveway itself is enclosed by very well stocked and colourful shrub borders and raised flower beds,mature hedging and fenced boundaries. A trellised archway supporting a Clematis leads into a lovely formal sheltered lawned garden with a large flagstone patio/seating area, all enclosed by well stocked shrub and herbaceous borders and trees. In one corner of this garden are a number of small outbuildings including a GREENHOUSE (16' 5" x 7'4"), a garden SHED (8' x 6') of timber construction and a POTTING SHED (6' x 8') of timber construction with glazed facade. Also in this area are raised planters for vegetables and herbs. There are some fine trees in the grounds including a particularly fine Fern Leafed Beech and a Gingko. Adjacent to the house is a GARAGE (18' x 10') alongside which a gated pathway leads into a walled flagstone courtyard that provides a sheltered seating area. It also supports some attractive mature climbers (notably Rose) and shrub borders. A gated pathway leads to another garden SHED and beyond to a further enclosed yard off which there is a FUEL STORES and a second gated pathway leading back to the front garden. At strategic points there is external lighting, an outside tap and even an original well served by a working pump.
We have been advised that mains 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.
COUNCIL TAX BAND 'F'
This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.
Strictly by appointment through the agent's Upton office 01684 593125.
From Upton town centre proceed over the river Severn following signs towards Pershore. This will take you past the Marina (on your right). A few hundred yards after the Marina, turn right towards Ryall (Ryall Road). The property will be seen on the right hand side after a short distance as indicated by the agent's sale board.