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Property Details

Offers in excess of £475,000 | 3 Bedroom Detached | Pipers End, Longdon, Tewkesbury GL20 6AP

Property Summary

A Highly Desirable Grade II Listed Period Detached Cottage Affording Stunning Far Reaching Views To The Malvern Hills And Set Within Grounds Of Approximately 0.85 Acres. The Accommodation, Which Is In Need Of Updating, Has Potential For Further Development And Comprises Entrance Porch, Generous Sitting Room/Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Snug/Lounge, Utility Room, Shower Room, Separate Cloakroom, Master Bedroom With Dressing Area And En Suite, Further Double Bedroom, Occasional Through Bedroom. Part Double Glazing, Lpg Central Heating, Ample Off Road Parking, Outbuildings Including Open Double Bay Garage With Store, Sheds And Greenhouse.

Location & Description

Situated in the hamlet of Pipers End on a no through road halfway between Upton upon Severn and Tewkesbury, Squirrel Cottage is surrounded by open farmland and affords unspoilt views across the Severn Valley back towards the Malvern Hills. Amenities are available in Upton upon Severn and Tewkesbury which offer supermarkets, eateries, public houses, range of independent shops, church, health centre, library and good community facilities for sports including rugby, rowing and a marina. Further and more extensive amenities are available in the city of Worcester and towns Malvern and Cheltenham.

There is excellent access to the West Midlands, South West and South Wales via the M5 Junction 9 at Tewkesbury and the M50 Junction 1 just outside Upton upon Severn. There are mainline railway stations at Malvern and Worcester providing direct services to Birmingham, London, Hereford and South Wales. Educational needs are well catered for in the both the public and private sectors at primary and secondary levels.

Located on the ridge line Squirrel Cottage enjoys a commanding position with glorious far reaching and panoramic views across the Severn Valley to the Malvern Hills. This is a unique opportunity to purchase this Grade II listed detached cottage which is in need of some refurbishment and offers potential for further development and extension, subject to the relevant permissions being granted, and being offered with no onward chain. The property is set in generous grounds which surround the cottage and extend to approximately 0.85 acres of formal garden and orchard.

The property is approached via an 'in and out' gravel driveway providing ample parking for vehicles and giving access to the detached open bay brick built garage.

A wrought iron pedestrian gate opens to the red and blue brick pathway leading through the initial part of the formal gardens taking in the lovely views on offer over the surrounding countryside and giving access to the hardwood front door opening to the living accommodation, which although in need of some updating, has been well maintained by the current owner.

The original timber-framed cottage with red brick panels dates back to the 17th century with a further extensions being added in the 20th century. Throughout the property the period character and charm is on offer coupled with modern amenities such as part double glazing and LPG central heating.

The living accommodation in more detail comprises

Entrance Hall - 1.98m (6ft 6in) maximum x 1.14m (3ft 9in)

A welcoming space with glazed windows to side and door to breakfast kitchen. Radiator, coat hanging, wall light point, exposed wall timbers and wooden door opening through to

Sitting Room/Dining Room - 6.2m (20ft 4in) to inglenook x 4.55m (14ft 11in)

A generous room full of character with period features including exposed ceiling and wall timbers. Double and single glazed windows to three aspects enjoying lovely views over the formal gardens and surrounding countryside. The main focal point of this room is an inglenook fireplace with impressive cast iron wood burning stove set onto a flag stone hearth with feature bread oven to side. There is a further decorative fireplace at the far end of the room also with flag stone hearth. Wall light points, radiator, stairs rising to the first floor, door opening through to

Inner Lobby

Glazed window to side, ceiling light point, exposed back to the bread oven, double wooden doors open to

Ground Floor Shower Room

Double glazed window to side, ceiling light point, radiator. Fitted with low level WC, wash hand basin, separate shower enclosure with thermostatically controlled shower over. Wall mounted electric Dimplex heater.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 2.29m (7ft 6in) minimum x 6.02m (19ft 9in)

Divided into two main areas consisting of

Kitchen - 2.29m (7ft 6in) x 2.74m (9ft 0in)

Fitted with a range of drawer and cupboard base units with work top over and matching wall units. Stainless steel one and a half bowl sink unit with mixer tap, four ring electric hob with extractor hood over, eye level double oven, space and connection point for dishwasher and washing machine. Tiled splash backs, ceiling light point. Being open to

Breakfast Area - 2.74m (9ft 0in) x 3.23m (10ft 7in)

Double glazed windows to front and side enjoying views over the formal side garden to the farmland beyond. Ceiling light point, radiator, exposed ceiling timber and door opening to

Inner Hall

Ceiling light point, glazed door opening to utility room and lounge/snug. Wooden door opening to

Cloakroom

Fitted with a low level WC, wash hand basin, radiator, ceiling light point. Wall mounted cupboards.

Lounge/Snug - 3.35m (11ft 0in) x 3.81m (12ft 6in)

Glazed window and double glazed wooden doors opening to the rear patio providing fabulous far reaching views. Radiator, exposed wood timbers.

Utility - 2.82m (9ft 3in) x 1.85m (6ft 1in)

Double glazed windows to side, double glazed wooden door to rear. Additional range of drawer and cupboard base units with rolled edge work top over. One and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, work surface space and cupboard under. Wall mounted Vailiant LPG central heating boiler. Space and connection point for washing machine and further kitchen white goods. Four ring LPG hob.

First Floor

Landing

Loft access point, ceiling light point, built in useful storage cupboard, door to bedroom three and door opening through to

Bedroom 2 - 3.35m (11ft 0in) maximum into wardrobe x 4.29m (14ft 1in) maximum into dormer window

Restricted headroom. Double glazed dormer window with fabulous views over the formal garden and beyond. Exposed ceiling and wall timbers. Ceiling light point, radiator, range of fitted wardrobes with timber framed panelled doors, hanging and shelf space.

Bedroom 3 - 3.35m (11ft 0in) maximum into wardrobe x 4.32m (14ft 2in) maximum into dormer window

Restricted headroom. Double glazed dormer window with views, ceiling light point, radiator, exposed ceiling and wall timbers. Built in useful wardrobes and storage cupboards, being a through room with door giving access to

Master Suite

Divided into three main areas the first of which is

Dressing Room - 2.79m (9ft 2in) maximum into wardrobes x 3.45m (11ft 4in)

Double glazed dormer window with views over the garden. Loft access point, ceiling light point, range of fitted wardrobes incorporating hanging and shelf space and hot water cylinder. Dressing table with matching drawer sets. Wall mounted electric panel heater. Door to Master Bedroom and door to

En Suite

Double glazed window, fitted with a three piece suite consisting of a low level WC, panelled bath, wash hand basin with cupboards under and pelmet heater. Tiled splash backs, radiator, ceiling light point.

Master Bedroom - 3.2m (10ft 6in) x 4.9m (16ft 1in) maximum into dormer

A delightful dual aspect room enjoying fantastic and far reaching views to the Malvern Hills. Radiator, wall light points, electric wall heater.

Outside

The grounds surround the property to all sides and extend to approximately 0.85 acres of formal garden and orchard. From all aspects of the gardens wonderful views are on offer over the undulating farmland to the Malvern Hills. To three sides of the cottage is a paved patio area providing a number of seating opportunities to enjoy this fantastic setting. There are extensive lawns with a number of shaped beds planted with a variety of shrubs and plants displaying colour and interest throughout the year. The whole garden is enclosed by a fenced and hedged perimeter, has a lovely pond and a range of specimen and fruit trees. The garden benefits from various outside light points, four wooden shed, greenhouse and outside tap.

Open Double Bay Garage - 4.65m (15ft 3in) x 2.54m (8ft 4in)

Of brick construction under a tiled roof offering secure storage area and further open store to rear. Ceiling light point.

SERVICES
We have been advised that mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Drainage is to a private septic tank. LPG central heating and domestic hot water. 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.

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

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

MONEY LAUNDERING ACT
Intending purchasers will be required to produce identification documentation and proof of funding in order to comply with The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017. More information can be made available upon request

VIEWING
Strictly by appointment through the Agent's Upton office. 01684 593125

DIRECTIONS
From the John Goodwin office in Upton upon Severn head south on the A4104. Turn left onto the B4211 signed Gloucester. Proceed out and through the village of Longdon passing under the M50 motorway, then take the first left turn signed Bushley and Pipers End. Continue up the road following the road right into a "No Through Road" and after a short distance the property can be found on the right hand side.

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