3 bedroom cottage for sale

Bradley Common, Malpas

£395,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Country Cottage With 3 Bedrooms
  • Borders 12 Acres Of Common Land
  • Grazing Rights For 2 Horses & 3 Cattle (For 6 Months Of Year)
  • Delightful Gardens With Brook Running Through
  • A Very Special Location & Inspection Thoroughly Recommended
  • EPC Grade = F

Full description

There is something about this lovely country cottage that reminds me of my childhood days (not that I ever lived in anything remotely similar to this); I think it is something to do with reading novels such as Enid Blyton's 'Famous Five' or Arthur Ransome's 'Swallows and Amazons'.
You see, there is something about the place, an ambience even that is almost fantasy - it seems too good to be true, almost as though you are visiting an idyllic holiday cottage. You have to pinch yourself to realise that you are in fact somewhere between Whitchurch and Malpas and as nice as they both are, they are a world away from what we have here.
Okay, this is certainly by no means a large property and although it is very nicely proportioned, what makes this so special is the location. It borders common land (the owner thinks about 12 acres) and due to the fact that it is along an unmade road, it is literally off the beaten track! I drove through fields of buttercups, past tranquil ponds and inquisitive cattle to my destination and to cap it all, on a beautiful summers day - bliss.
My client has lived here for 30 years (not much good for my business) and quite honestly I can see why. I think that once you move here you will be loath to ever leave. It is set amidst good sized, neatly tended gardens, complete with brook running through and apparently you can hear the babbling stream whilst lying in bed - so how good is that?!!
Oh, I almost forgot to add that you also get limited grazing rights on the common land for 2 horses and 3 cattle for 6 months (mid-April through to mid-October).
Then there is the cottage itself which effectively has 3 reception rooms plus a conservatory in which to sit and stare out of the windows across the gardens and the fields beyond in total disbelief that you could be lucky enough to live here. Also downstairs is the rustic kitchen with fitted appliances and a separate cloakroom/WC. Upstairs, all three bedrooms, none of which are enormous, are however all 'doubles' and the bathroom has also been refitted.
Outside, there is a single garage with internal access from the cottage as well as additional off-road parking. Then of course there are those gardens, complete with sheltered wooded area, a log to sit on and enjoy a good novel and there are a couple of footbridges over the brook.
In summary, you may guess from reading this that I really like Brook House. If you care to visit for yourselves, you will see why.


GROUND FLOOR 

Entrance Hall 
7' 9'' x 5' 10'' (2.36m x 1.78m)
Front and side facing double glazed windows, stable door, wood effect laminate floor, radiator and timber panelled ceiling.

Cloakroom 
4' 11'' x 2' 2'' (1.50m x 0.66m)
Wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Wood effect laminate floor and Worcester wall mounted oil central heating boiler.

L-Shaped Kitchen/Breakfast Room. Comprising:- 

Kitchen Area 
8' 8'' x 8' 7'' (2.64m x 2.61m)
Belfast sink with adjacent solid timber worktops having cupboards and integral automatic dishwasher below. Matching base unit incorporating 4 ring electric ceramic hob with electric oven and grill below. Rear facing double glazed window, double radiator, wood effect laminate floor, connecting door from garage and leading to:-

Breakfast Room 
10' 9'' x 5' 6'' (3.27m x 1.68m)
Rear and side facing double glazed windows, timber clad ceiling, wood effect laminate floor, double radiator and integral upright fridge/freezer.

Snug 
9' 5'' x 8' 8'' (2.87m x 2.64m)
Small open fireplace on quarry tiled hearth, beamed ceiling, 2 wall light points and double radiator. Multi-paned glazed french doors and side panels lead to the conservatory.

Sitting Room 
18' 6'' x 11' 11'' (5.63m x 3.63m)
Exposed brick fireplace with log store and incorporating a log burning stove on a tiled hearth. Side facing single glazed window and front facing double glazed bay window with built-in bench seating. 3 Wall light points, 2 double radiators and staircase to first floor with built-in storage cupboard below. Multi-paned glazed double doors lead to the conservatory.

Conservatory 
Low brick walls, front and side facing double glazed windows overlooking the garden, double doors, quarry tiled floor, wall light point and double radiator.

FIRST FLOOR 

Landing 
Rear facing window and slim line electric panel heater.

Bedroom 1 
12' 5'' max x 9' 0'' max (3.78m max x 2.74m max)
An L-shaped room with front and side facing windows, double radiator and mirror double door sliding wardrobes.

Bedroom 2 
9' 6'' x 8' 6'' (2.89m x 2.59m)
Front facing window and radiator.

Bedroom 3 
8' 6'' x 8' 4'' (2.59m x 2.54m)
Rear facing window, radiator and loft hatch.

Bathroom 
5' 6'' x 5' 5'' (1.68m x 1.65m)
REFITTED Panelled bath with electric shower unit over, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Rear facing window, extractor fan, ceramic tiled floor, part tiled walls and upright towel rail/radiator.

OUTSIDE 
The property is approached over common land by an unadopted gravel road, passing through fields and beyond 2 large ponds to the gravel driveway with 5 bar gate, providing off-road parking for several vehicles and leading to the single garage. There are beautiful, predominantly flat gardens with rolling borders bounded by a stream with 2 timber footbridges. Gravelled seating area outside the conservatory and well stocked flower bed with flowers, bushes and shrubs. There are mature hedges and a variety of fruit trees. Timber garden shed and timber greenhouse.

Garage 
15' 9'' x 8' 7'' (4.80m x 2.61m)
Timber double doors, light, power, double glazed window and plumbing for automatic washer.

Services 
Mains water and electricity. Septic tank drainage.

Central Heating 
Oil fired boiler to radiators and also supplying domestic hot water.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
24 June 2016

Nearest station

  • Whitchurch (Salop) (3.6 mi)
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23 Green End Whitchurch Shropshire SY13 1AD

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Nearest station

  • Whitchurch (Salop) (3.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

AJ Reid Estate Agents , Whitchurch

23 Green End Whitchurch Shropshire SY13 1AD

01948 538011 Local call rate

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