3 bedroom detached house for saleOrleton, Stanford Bridge, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR6
Sold STC £450,000
Porch/Boot Room, Kitchen/Breakfast, Pantry, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Study/Bedroom 4, 3 Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Garage, Pretty Garden, Gravelled Parking. Approx. 1,442 Sq Ft. EPC = G.
Situation: Chapel Cottage is situated within the hamlet of Orleton, which is near to Stanford Bridge within the popular and highly sought after picturesque Teme Valley area. Stanford Bridge benefits from a public house, butcher's and coffee shop. Within a few miles, you can get to the village of Great Witley, which benefits from an excellent doctor's surgery, Church of England primary school, village shop and post office, as well as a petrol station with stores. Traditional High Street shopping can be found in Tenbury Wells, which provides all that can be expected from an historic market town. The Cities of Worcester and Birmingham are conveniently close, offering more extensive social, retail and leisure amenities. Worcestershire has excellent schools within both the private and state sectors including the very nearby Abberley Preparatory School; the property also falls into the catchment for the OFSTED rated "Outstanding" Chantry High School at Martley. Worcester boasts world and county class cricket and horse racing on the banks of the River Severn, along with premiership rugby at Six Ways Stadium.
There is good access to the M5, M42 and M40 motorways and regular and direct trains run from Worcester to Birmingham and Central London.
Description: Chapel Cottage is an utterly charming timber-framed property which is not listed, and was rebuilt and extended within the last fifty years using reclaimed historic materials. It benefits from many characterful features including a wealth of exposed beams and timbers complimented by lots of natural light around the property. It sits beautifully nestled within its own private and mature gardens, which will provide any purchaser with peaceful countryside tranquillity, yet retaining the ease of access to central Worcester within about 30 minutes.
Chapel Cottage is entered from a quiet country lane and down its own private and secluded driveway, to a gravelled parking area. The property is then entered through a solid oak door into a porch, which opens into the slate-tiled floored Kitchen/Breakfast Room. The kitchen/breakfast room has an oil-fired Aga, supported by an electric hob and oven, and arched brick-built kitchen units. Within the kitchen, there is a very useful utility area which has plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher; additionally the kitchen has a walk in Larder/Pantry all complimented by a breakfast area.
To the middle of the house is the Dining Room which has a slate floor and is open-plan to the timber staircase. There is an oak door leading into the splendid Sitting Room and a heavy set oak door providing a more formal entrance to the house. The sitting room has a Clearview wood burning stove set within a stone built inglenook fireplace with large bressemer beam. It has a solid oak floor and dual-aspects over the front and the rear gardens and onto the fields beyond.
A staircase rises to the first floor, which benefits from Three Spacious Bedrooms (2 of which are double bedrooms); they are serviced by a Family Bathroom which has underfloor heating. At the top of the staircase is a Study, which was originally a fourth bedroom, and could easily be reinstated.
Outside, the property has wonderful well-stocked private and established Gardens. To the rear there is a predominantly lawn area surrounded by mature shrubs, trees and plants to the borders and fence lines. There is a splendid raised garden to the front with delightful flowerbeds and a central lawn.
As well as having ample gravelled parking, the property does benefit from a Detached Garage unit with power, water and lighting. Adjoining it is a workshop area to one side and plant-cupboards to the other side.
Services: Mains electricity and water, private drainage with septic tank, broadband and telephone available.
Local Authority: Malvern Hills District Council - 01684 862151 - www.malvernhills.gov.uk
Tax banding - E (Payable 2016/17 is £1,877.79)
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