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4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Orchard Close, B50

Sold STC £355,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Built approximately 35 years ago to a timbered period design this flexible family home offers well planned accommodation only a few minutes walk from the village centre. Particular features of this property include an extremely spacious sitting room (approximately 18'10" x 15'11" max) with large inglenook fireplace and multi fuel burner together with useful ground floor cloaks, farmhouse style kitchen, relaxing second sitting/family home and double glazed side conservatory with private view towards the ornamental pond and mature gardens. On the first floor the property could easily be altered to create independent separate living space and there is also potential for an en suite to the master bedroom which as well as a walk-in wardrobe already has a lovely wrought iron balcony providing peaceful sitting space again with views to the well maintained gardens.

There is parking to the front of the property for several vehicles and also a productive vegetable garden area with adjacent large store/workshop ideal for a variety of uses.

Throughout the property there is a beamed effect finish, quality wood flooring in places, useful separate utility room and separate shower room on the first floor as well as the good sized family bathroom.

Viewing is very highly recommended.

Bidford on Avon is an attractive riverside village, situated midway between Stratford-upon-Avon and Evesham, having the ever popular Cotswold region South of the river and Birmingham with its suburbs further North. Access to the country's motorway system can be attained via the M40 and M42 at Warwick or the M5 connection at either Worcester or Bromsgrove which will then take you towards the M6. Good railway connections can also be found at Honeybourne which has a direct link to London Paddington.

Bidford has its own "good" OFSTED recommended Church of England primary school, library, card shop, bakery, hairdressers, beauticians centrally situated post office, dentist and Lloyds bank. There is also a highly regarded Health Centre on the fringe of the village with local transport available. There are also local solicitors, an established Chartered Surveyor/Estate Agent, selection of Churches to include the historically important 800 year old Parish Church of St Laurence, Public Houses and further retail outlets to include an independent Optician. The village also has its own independent local butcher, hardware store, florist and hot food takeaways to include an Indian, Chinese and also traditional Fish & Chips.

Excellent recreational facilities can also be found on the meadows, adjacent to the River Avon and the village also has a recently refurbished "Budgens" supermarket on the corner of Victoria Road and the main B439.

There is also a Petrol Station, general garage/used car sales showroom and a busy industrial estate on the fringe of the village. There is an established tennis club together with cricket teams, football club and a popular nursery/school and toddler group. There is also a bowling club (as well as a similar club in Welford on Avon) together with garden society, established private members club (originally British Legion) and Womens Institute. The village is proud to be twinned with Ebsdorfergrund in Germany and we even have our own Christmas lights committee !!!

Situated on the banks of the River Avon adjacent to the historic river bridge is the excellent restaurant/eatery known as "The Bridge" where superb freshly cooked food can be enjoyed either at lunch times or evenings with superb views of both the river itself or meadows beyond from its elevated decking area.

A copy of the Bidford Village Directory can be obtained at any time from our centrally situated offices directly adjacent to St Laurence Church and opposite the War Memorial and Lloyds Bank.

Accommodation briefly comprises:


OUTSIDE CANOPY PORCH APPROACH: With beamed surround and pitched plain clay tiled roof.

RECEPTION HALL: With wood flooring, radiator, power point and central light point.

INNER RECEPTION HALL: With radiator, power points and central light point, useful cloaks cupboard with hanging rails and additional light point, access door through to second reception room/family or dining room, useful store room to front.

SEPARATE CLOAKS: With low level wc, wall mounted wash hand basin and tiled splashback, radiator, light point and raised frosted glass leaded light picture window.

SUPERB MAIN SITTING ROOM: 18'10" x 15'11" max. With large brick inglenook fireplace having beam above, tiled hearth and feature multi fuel burner, log storage areas to either side, two radiators, leaded light double glazed picture window to front, two light points and rear double glazed leaded light effect bay window with useful shelf, power points, TV point and additional wall light points.

SECOND RECEPTION ROOM/FAMILY ROOM/DINING ROOM: (Rear) 14'3" x 13'0" With good natural lighting and full height double glazed rear doors to gardens, central light point with ornamental ceiling rose, coving to ceiling, radiator, power point and TV point, two wall light points and superb views to rear gardens.

GOOD SIZED FARMHOUSE STYLE KITCHEN/DINER: 17'2" x 9'6" With units incorporating single drainer sink unit with vegetable preparation area and swans neck style mixer tap, roll top work surfaces, double glazed leaded light effect front picture window with shelf, base cupboards and drawers, beam effect ceiling, wall mounted cupboards, part tiled walls, solid wood flooring, radiator, additional drawer and space for upright fridge/freezer, downlight points, further pendant light, space for range cooker (subject to satisfactory negotiation the existing Rangemaster Victoriana Delux cooker/hob could be available which has a four ring gas hob, electric warming/hot plate and additional griddle, a duel fuel system with two ovens and grill), separate integrated dishwasher and further door to:

SEPARATE UTILITY ROOM: With single drainer stainless steel sink unit, vegetable preparation area and chrome mixer tap, wall mounted Worcester central heating boiler (approximately 3 years old), good natural lighting with duel aspect and leaded light double glazed picture window, double glazed side personal door to gardens, plumbing for automatic washing machine and space for tumble dryer. Fitted base cupboards and drawers, fluorescent strip light, two storage cupboards and full height unit with shelving, tiled flooring.

DELIGHTFUL CONSERVATORY: A peaceful double glazed room with tiled flooring and personal door to rear/side gardens, power points and sunny aspect.

Stairs from the ground floor reception hall lead to the first floor where the accommodation briefly comprises:


SHAPED AND PART GALLERIED LANDING: With feature beam effect surrounds, reverse stairs and recessed leaded light effect double glazed window with shelf, two additional double glazed units and access to the roof space, further landing area with radiator, power points and ceiling light points, large linen cupboard with light point and slatted shelving.

MASTER BEDROOM ONE: (Rear/side) 12'2" x 11'10" Being duel aspect and having leaded light effect double glazed side picture window, radiator and coving to ceiling, central light point with ornate ceiling rose, fitted dado rail, power points and wrought iron rear balcony with decorative surround and views to gardens.

There is also an existing walk-in wardrobe (6"0" x 5'3") which could be altered to create an en suite shower and has a light point together with access from the master bedroom.

BEDROOM TWO: (Rear) 15'8" x 9'2" With views to garden, radiator and power points, central light point and leaded light effect double glazed picture window.

BEDROOM THREE (Front) 10'8" x 9'4" With radiator, leaded light effect double glazed picture window and central light point, power points and fitted wardrobe with concertina doors and hanging rail.

BEDROOM FOUR: (Front) 9'4" x 8'0" With central light point, radiator, power points and leaded light effect double glazed picture window.

SEPARATE SHOWER ROOM: With cubicle, tray and Mira shower, low level wc, wall mounted wash hand basin and panelled walls, downlight and pull switch, radiator and recessed frosted glass raised double glazed picture window with tiled shelf.

FULLY TILED FAMILY BATHROOM: With panelled bath having brass effect Edwardian style shower attachment, tiled vanity surround, low level wc and pedestal wash hand basin, separate shower cubicle with "Methven" shower, tray and sliding door, downlights, double glazed leaded light effect frosted glass picture window, vertical heated towel rail and ceiling extractor.

AGENTS NOTE: There are a number of opportunities on the first floor to create either independent separate living space or guest accommodation whereby bedroom three could be incorporated to use the separate shower room as an en suite and bedroom two becomes a living area. It is considered easy to effectively separate bedrooms two and three from bedrooms one and four with the provision of a door between the landing and accommodation itself. Converting the existing walk-in wardrobe off the master bedroom into an en suite would then provide effectively three bathrooms at first floor level. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the possibilities.


GARDENS: To the front of the property there is a large loose pebble/stone driveway which provides parking for several vehicles and or indeed if required there is space also for a boat or caravan adjacent to the front boundary. There are also brick walls together with established borders which have a dwarf brick surround and front canopy porch which has outside lighting and rustic tile approach.

Adjacent to a first feature arch is access through a wrought iron gate to a relatively private raised garden area with its own timber edged vegetable bed, paved path surrounds, detached greenhouse with solid base and larger separate workshop/timber shed ideal for home use.

Adjacent to this there is an additional shaded seating area with views to the feature pond and there is also outside lighting to the conservatory itself. Beyond the pond there are two further garden sheds providing useful storage and also established evergreens, Laurels and Ivy. Beyond this is a lovely open pergola/arbour providing a delightful sitting area and from here there is direct access to the superbly established main cottage gardens which have various shrubs, Magnolia, central circular stone feature and well stocked surrounds. There is also a stepping stone path together with seating area adjacent to the rear balcony and a further paved patio area and trellis/lattice timber pergola feature with established Roses.

The property also benefits from outside cold water taps and there is an additional smaller garden shed ideal for storing garden equipment.

The property has a barbecue area immediately adjacent to the conservatory and to the base of the conservatory itself there are exposed stone walls. The front of the garden faces South-East with the rear garden facing North-West and we are advised that in total the plot itself comprises approximately one quarter of an acre.(This information to be confirmed)

The ornamental pond facing the conservatory benefits from a superb waterfall feature with rockery effect surrounding and established plants.


TENURE: We are advised that the property is freehold.

SERVICES: We understand that all mains services are connected. Drains and services have not been tested.

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS: All items specifically mentioned in these Sales Particulars are included in the purchase price. Other items may be available, subject to satisfactory separate negotiation.

VIEWING: Strictly by prior telephone appointment made via the Agents on (01789) 778166.

MORTGAGE REQUIREMENT: Should you require a free initial consultation with an Independent Financial Adviser to discuss your mortgage needs, then we would be happy to arrange this upon your behalf, at either your home or the Independent Financial Adviser's office by day or by night, at a time that suits you best.

FREE INITIAL VALUATION: Obviously, buying and selling a property is one of the most important transactions that we ever make and Peter Dickenson, who is a Chartered Surveyor and member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors as well as a fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents would be delighted at your convenience to provide you with a free open market valuation of your property giving advice not only on market conditions, but also the best method of selling and general marketing strategy.

MONEY LAUNDERING: We have in place procedures and controls, which are designed to forestall and prevent Money Laundering. If we suspect that a customer or client is committing a Money Laundering Offence as defined by the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, we will, in accordance with our legal responsibilities, disclose this information to the National Criminal Intelligence Service.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: A full copy of the EPC can either be viewed on line or at the Agents Office. For this particular property the EPC is rated as Band (to be confirmed)

DIRECTIONS: From the Agents High Street office proceed to the traffic lights at the junction with the historic river bridge. Turn right at these lights to a small traffic island and then carry straight on across this island where you will take the first road on your left which is Courtway. Travel along Courtway taking the second turn on your left which is Orchard Close and follow Orchard Close round to the right hand side. "Sunnyheights" will be clearly seen by the agents for sale board.

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17 March 2016

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