6 bedroom town house for saleDefford Road, Pershore, Worcestershire
Sold STC £575,000
- Large period town house
- Grade II Listed
- In the heart of the town
- Garage, garden
- Many period features
- Six double bedrooms
- Three reception rooms
- Kitchen and family room
- Garden room and cellar
- Versatile living options
A Listed Grade II Georgian Town house, double garage and walled garden. Six double bedrooms, drawing room, dining room, study and garden room. A kitchen, family room, large en-suite, family shower room set over three floors. Offering versatile opportunities for a large office or separate apartment. Grade II Listed EPC exempt
Seller Insight - My wife first noticed the property in 1994, recalls Richard. It was adjoining the house
that I grew up in, and where at the time my mother still lived. We bought the property in 1994 and
envisaged retiring here, so we could be close to family. Janet travelled back to England frequently to project manage the major renovation involving new plumbing, wiring, bathrooms and kitchen and in 1999 the couple left their life in Hong Kong behind and moved into the property, where they have remained for the past 17 years.
Being late Georgian, the property is full of original period features. I have always admired
the beautiful Georgian symmetry of the house since I was a child, he continues. All of the
rooms are very spacious and the huge windows and high ceilings make the house light and
airy. It is a quiet sunny house with the main reception rooms and bedrooms all facing south
over the gardens. In the 1860s the property was a boys school, Mr Bushells Academy;
Latin inscriptions from the time can still be found pencilled into the wall of an upstairs
bedroom, We came across the writing whilst stripping wallpaper many years ago and felt a
real connection to the history of the property so have left it on display.
The garden room is beautiful all year round and provides a real sanctuary throughout the
seasons. In the summer the shade from the magnolia tree provides welcome respite from
the sun, though having the French doors open means we can still feel as though we are in
the garden. In the winter when the leaves have fallen, the south facing aspect makes the
room a real suntrap, with light streaming in through the windows. There is an elegant
drawing room, a large kitchen and dining/family room area with an AGA which keeps the
house warm all year through, while the cosy wood burner in the sitting room provides the
perfect winter retreat. The walled garden has herbaceous borders and has been opened as
part of the National Gardens Scheme for many years.
Pershore is a lovely small town and so convenient; a very short walk to the shops and
restaurants in the town and its just a ten minute walk down to the Avon Meadows nature
reserve and the river frontage. Janet and Richard find there is a lot of social activity in the town with an Arts Centre for film and theatre, concerts in the Abbey just round the corner and many groups of special interest to join. Janet says you can seldom walk up into the town without meeting someone you know!
* These comments are the personal views of the current owners and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.
Accommodation - This impressive and elegant Listed Grade II Georgian Town house located in the heart of Pershore enjoys a double garage and a walled garden. This beautiful period house has six double bedrooms, an elegant drawing room, spacious dining room, study and atmospheric garden room, a good sized family kitchen with breakfast/family room, extremely generous sized en-suite, family shower room and is set over three floors. Retaining many original features, this property offers versatile lifestyle opportunities with room for a large office or separate apartment.
Ground Floor - The front door leads into an impressive hallway with original flagstone floor and high ceilings. From the hall you enter an elegant drawing room with a south facing sash window looking into the garden. The room has a period fireplace with open fire and an original period ceiling with plaster work and ceiling rose. The dining room is well proportioned with a marble fireplace and wood burner. Again the room benefits from ample light from a south facing sash window and has many period features.
The study has an original fireplace and high ceiling. The garden room has a wonderful sunny aspect with direct access into the garden through a large set of French doors allowing ample light and warmth into the room. The good sized kitchen has a utility area, pantry and a separate breakfast/family room or entertaining space. There is a downstairs cloakroom/boot room area. The cellar is dry allowing extra storage space.
First Floor - On the first floor there are four good sized double bedrooms. The master bedroom is impressive in size with original fireplace, high ceiling and a south facing sash window overlooking the garden. The en-suite is exceptionally spacious with a double shower, two sinks, W.C., bidet and stand-alone bath. The three other double rooms are all spacious, retain many period features and have sash windows. The guest shower room has a double shower, W.C., basin and under stairs storage area.
Second Floor - Currently this floor has two large rooms being used for a dark room and office. One of the rooms is extremely spacious and this floor offers multiple options for use to include becoming a self-contained flat, two further bedrooms or good sized office space.
Outside - The property is within short walking distance of the main town square, shops and restaurants. The property has a double garage with additional storage area, electricity and water supply. The garage is accessed via electric gates and an electric door. A good sized walled garden is laid mainly to lawn with mature trees and herbaceous borders. A nice patio area is found infront of the garden room. From the kitchen you have access to the rear of the property and a separate storage area.
Location - The Georgian town of Pershore has a wide range of independent shops, restaurants and cafes. There is a library, health centres, cottage hospital as well as educational provision from nursery/pre-school through to High School and Pershore College. A wide range of recreational facilities including sports clubs and the leisure centre with swimming pool can also be found. From Pershore it is quick and easy to access the M5 and main motorway networks making this location ideal for the modern day commuter. There are direct line trains to London from Evesham, Honeybourne, Cheltenham and Worcester.
Worcester is a thriving City with a beautiful cathedral, plenty of shops restaurants and leisure facilities. It has a top flight professional rugby team, county cricket team and racecourse. The River Severn runs through the city and there is excellent schooling within the public and private sectors.
Evesham is an historic riverside market town with excellent boating and marina facilities. The beautiful town has ample restaurants, shops and cafes. The Regal cinema is extremely popular and there are plenty of leisure activities available in the area including, rowing, golf, tennis, etc.
Cheltenham is a short drive away as are Malvern and Stratford-upon-Avon with further theatres.
Services - The property is connected to all mains services
Local Authority - Wychavon District Council
Viewing Arrangements - Strictly via the vendors sole agents Fine & Country
Opening Hours - Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm Saturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm Sunday 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Directions - The postcode to the property is WR10 1JF. The property is in the main town centre just off the main square.
Agents Notes - All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given and that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure.
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