9 bedroom detached house for sale

Cradley, Malvern, Herefordshire, WR13

Guide Price £1,395,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Very Desirable Grade II Listed Former Rectory, Around 7,269 Sq Ft, In Peaceful Village Location Set In Mature And Private Grounds. Approx. 0.8 Acres.

Ground Floor: Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Morning Room, Library, Kitchen, Study, Laundry, Store Room, Shower Room.
First Floor: Master Bedroom With En Suite And Dressing Room, Three Further Bedrooms (Two En Suite), Family Bathroom, Self-Contained Accommodation Comprising Sitting Room, Kitchen, Three Bedrooms And Bathroom.
Second Floor: Two Bedrooms, One With En Suite And Further Shower Room, Studio, Sewing Room, Playroom And Store Room.
Lower Ground Floor: Spacious And Versatile Cellarage Suitable For Storage.
Outside: Sweeping Gravelled Driveway Providing Parking For Several Vehicles, Walled Front And Side Gardens Leading To Mature Rear Garden With Two Stables.
In All Around 0.8 Acres.

The property is well placed for access to the surrounding centres of Malvern 4 miles, Ledbury 8 miles, Worcester 10 miles, Birmingham 42 miles, London 140 miles, M5 Junction 7, 9 miles, M50 Junction 2, 13 miles. All mileages are approximate.

SITUATION
The Old Rectory is southerly facing and beautifully positioned adjacent to the Parish Church of St James the Great standing centrally in Cradley, a small country village lying within rolling countryside to the west of Malvern. The property and its land lie within the official Malvern Hills area of outstanding natural beauty. Extensive footpaths and bridleways are available in the surrounding countryside providing many miles of excellent riding and walking opportunities. Local facilities include excellent primary schooling, shop, post office, parish church and village hall, with more extensive facilities for shopping, leisure and education within the nearby centres of Malvern and Worcester together with easy access to
the M5 and the main motorway network.

DESCRIPTION
The Old Rectory is an imposing 18th Century Grade II listed three storey residence as mentioned in Pevsner, which is fundamentally secluded yet slightly attached to a neighbouring exclusive residence. The house offers exceptionally
well proportioned rooms as associated with a property of this scale and period. Various etched inscriptions portraying ecclesiastical disputes are evident within the period glazing of the bay and bow windows. Probably due to the fact that the Rectory was held within the ownership of the Diocese until the 1960s, the most of the Old Rectory's period details have thankfully been retained. A classic portico complete with a broken pediment and Tuscan columns framed by a prolific wisteria gives access to an impressive Reception Hall complete with a fine polished oak floor and a straight spindled returning staircase illuminated by
an elegant glazed dome reaching up through three floors. Panelled doors with deep architraves, shuttered sash windows overlooking the garden, traditional open fireplace and polished oak boarded floors with elegant ceiling heights over
deep mounded cornicing are demonstrated within the four generous formal reception rooms. Arthur Bliss, the famous Composer once performed in the
generous Drawing Room complete with all its traditional features including early 19th century ornate glit pelmets.

In addition there is an adjoining wing which is thought to predate the main house, presently laid out as a cosy breakfast room, kitchen, utility
areas and self-contained first floor accommodation. The first and second floor formal accommodation mirrors the style and proportions of the ground, still provided with good ceiling heights and sash windows enjoying fine views over the Suckley Hills and beyond to the Clee Hills
on a clear day. Divided into two main areas, both with internal and external accesses, the cellarage extends to some 2000 sq ft, boasting arch topped window openings to the front elevation, wine and barrel storage and partial flagstone floors.

OUTSIDE
The property is approached over a gravelled drive set between natural stone walling and beautiful mainland lawns overhung by specimen trees
including robinia is, Cherry, Mulberry, Copper Beech and Lime surrounded by well stocked shrub borders, Holly hedging and ancient Yew. A natural
stone and brick 8' 18th century wall divides off the adjoining parish church, whilst a traditional heavy timber arch topped door provides a private
pedestrian access. A gravelled area continues around the house to the rear garden, an elevated lawn has Rosemary hedging with a path dropping
down to two brick stables and a tack room. The sloping rear garden has central steps leading down to a Dovecote and is given to a number of fruit
trees, Apples, Almonds, Cherry, Plum and Damson.

ACCOMMODATION
• Impressive Reception Hall with original polished oak flooring and oak staircase rising to the first floor.
• The south and west facing Library with large bay window, open fireplace with marble surround and hearth.
• Magnificent Dining Room has a large south facing window and large open fireplace encased in a marble surround.
• The Morning Room has a beautiful curved bay window with original curved shutters. The room has doors to the Dining Room and the Drawing Room.
• Drawing Room has a 14ft ceiling with chandeliers, large marble open fire and stunning full height sash windows with views across the rural landscape.
• Kitchen is fully fitted and has granite work tops, twin stainless sinks with waste disposal unit, four oven oil fired Aga, dishwasher, gas hob, fridge and freezer.
• Scullery has double ceramic sink, American style fridge freezer, second dishwasher, integrated fan and microwave ovens. The Scullery leads to an ample Larder with shelving and window.
• The back Hall has side and rear entrances, original flagstone flooring, Shower Room and Toilet, Store Cupboard, Study and back staircase to the Apartment.
• Apartment consists of three double Bedrooms, Bathroom, fully fitted Kitchen, Sitting Room and Store Cupboard.
• The extensive dry cellarage includes a wine cellar and fuel storage.

FIRST FLOOR
• Original wide staircase rises to the first floor and has a magnificent Atrium/Lantern.
• Master Bedroom has large south and west facing sash windows, two Dressing Rooms and large En-suite Bathroom with roll top bath and walk in rain Shower.
• Bedroom Two has large south facing window and En-suite Bathroom with large shower and window overlooking the Church.
• Bedroom Three has an east facing window and has a built in wardrobe. It utilises a nearby Bathroom with bath and shower.
• An original Georgian cupboard provides useful storage.
• Bedroom Four was used in times gone, by the Bishop of Hereford and has a mitred ceiling, windows to the side and rear gardens and a very large En-suite bathroom.
• Linen Cupboard
SECOND FLOOR
• Bedroom Five has a west facing window and an En-suite Bathroom with stunning views across the valley towards Birchwood where Elgar lived and composed.
• Bedroom Six has a window to the east overlooking the Church and has a door that provides access to the attics and roof. It has its
own Shower Room across the landing.
• There are four further rooms on this floor currently used as a Store room, children's Play Room, Art Studio and Sewing Room. These
four rooms would make a magnificent suite of rooms.

SERVICES
All mains services are connected. Oil-fired Aga.

LOCAL AUTHORITY
Herefordshire County Council - 01432 260000 -
www.herefordshire.gov.uk

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Nearest stations

  • Malvern Link (2.9 mi)
  • Great Malvern (3.1 mi)
  • Colwall (3.2 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Malvern Link (2.9 mi)
  • Great Malvern (3.1 mi)
  • Colwall (3.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Andrew Grant, Country Homes

59-60 Foregate Street Worcester WR1 1DX

01905 939153 Local call rate

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