4 bedroom detached house for sale

Bransford, Worcester

Sold STC £575,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Detached house
  • Garage
  • Garden
  • School

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A MOST INTERESTING AND UNIQUE DETACHED HOUSE CONVERTED FROM FORMER STABLES AND FARM BUILDINGS IN THE 1980'S, SITUATED IN A PRIVATE RURAL SETTING IN GROUNDS EXTENDING TO 4.4 ACRES WITH VIEWS OVER THE SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE TO THE MALVERN HILLS BEYOND. THE VERSATILE AND SPACIOUS ACCOMMODATION, WHICH IS IN EXCESS OF 2200 SQUARE FEET, OFFERS FLEXIBLY DESIGNED ROOMS BENEFITING FROM OIL FIRED CENTRAL HEATING, DOUBLE GLAZING, GARAGE AND COMPRISES IN BRIEF; ENTRANCE PORCH, SITTING ROOM, SNUG, GARDEN ROOM, DINING KITCHEN, MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN SUITE, TWO FURTHER GROUND FLOOR BEDROOMS, FAMILY BATHROOM AND OPEN PLAN BEDROOM/ADDITIONAL RECEPTION ROOM. ENERGY RATING "F"

Location & Description:
Whitegate is situated in the popular and much sought after village of Bransford which offers a convenient semi-rural location within Worcestershire. A comprehensive range of amenities are available in the historic town of Great Malvern or city of Worcester including independent shops, eateries, supermarkets, pubs and sporting facilities.

Transport communications are excellent with a mainline railway station in Malvern or Worcester offering direct links to London, Birmingham, Hereford and South Wales. Junction 7 of the M5 is located just outside Worcester providing a convenient corridor to the West Midlands and south west.

Educational facilities are well catered for in both the state and private sectors in Malvern, Worcester and Cheltenham.

Whitegate is a unique and highly individual residence converted from former stables and farm buildings in the 1980's and believed to date back to the early1900s. Situated in a popular rural village amidst rolling countryside with views to the Malvern Hills, Whitegate sits comfortably within its grounds which extend to 4.4 acres of beautifully landscaped formal gardens and a mature orchard offering a variety of fruit trees. The private hedge lined and stone chipped driveway leads from Station Road through the property's five bar vehicle gate leading to the block paved parking area which provides ample parking for vehicles and gives access to the attached garage. Set back behind the planted foregarden the deceptively spacious living accommodation, which is in excess of 2200 square feet and mainly laid over ground floor level, enjoys some unique characteristics.

A glazed wooden door with glazed side panels opens through to

Entrance Porch:
1.22m (4ft 0in) x 3.43m (11ft 3in)
Tiled floor, ceiling light point, glazed wooden door opens to the breakfast kitchen. A wooden door opens through to

Entrance Hall:
A narrowing and low double glazed window overlooks the blue brick side patio. Parquet wooden flooring flows through glazed wooden double doors accessing the kitchen. Two steps descend to the bedroom wing of the house (which was formally the pig sty).

Dining Kitchen:
6.83m (22ft 5in) x 4.17m (13ft 8in)
A most generous and family orientated room fitted with a range of Oak fronted drawer and cupboard base units with rolled edge work top over. There is a further range of matching wall units incorporating display cabinets and inset ceiling spotlights. A large twin bowl ceramic sink and drainer with mixer tap is set under the double glazed window to front aspect overlooking the foregarden. The kitchen has an oil fired Rayburn and there are further integrated appliances including DISHWASHER, FRIDGE, TWIN PLATE Bosch electric HOB with matching SINGLE OVEN under. Within the kitchen area the floor is quarry tiled with a half vaulted ceiling which is a strong feature of this room. This theme continues through to the dining area which is a wonderful space for formal entertaining or family living benefitting from double glazed French doors with double glazed windows to either side opening to the side patio. Ceiling light point, radiator, airing cupboard housing the hot water tank. Two steps lead up under a feature archway to a raised pine staircase rising to the first floor, while steps either side lead down to the snug or garden room.

Snug:
2.95m (9ft 8in) x 4.19m (13ft 9in) maximum
Being a cosy adaptable room having Velux sky light to side and opaque double glazed window to side. The main feature of this room is an exposed brick fireplace housing a wood burning stove set onto a brick hearth with wooden mantle. The room is open to the sitting room via a feature archway and the pine flooring flows throughout both rooms.

Sitting Room:
4.22m (13ft 10in) x 5.26m (17ft 3in)
A light and airy room enjoying a south facing double glazed window overlooking the superbly presented gardens and further double glazed window to side. Ceiling light point, radiators, glazed wooden double doors with matching side panels opening through to

Garden Room:
7.49m (24ft 7in) x 2.36m (7ft 9in)
A delightful room being west facing with triple aspect double glazed windows incorporating double glazed French doors opening to the blue brick patio where the pleasantries of this glorious setting can be fully enjoyed. An original arched window looks through to the snug and the room further benefits from a single stainless steel sink with drainer, cold water tap and cupboard under, concealed beneath work surface space. There is space and plumbing for automatic washing machine.

Occasional Bedroom 4:
7.47m (24ft 6in) maximum x 4.17m (13ft 8in)
A versatile space which is one of the most popular rooms in the house for visiting guests because of its vaulted ceiling, exposed timber beams and superb elevated views across the gardens and orchard to the Malvern Hills beyond. Open to the snug via a galleried landing and accessed via a wooden staircase the room further benefits from ceiling points, loft access point and central heating radiators.

Corridor/Sunroom:
8.76m (28ft 9in) x 2.44m (8ft 0in)
Giving access to all bedrooms, which were converted from the old pig styes, the inner hallway offers a mixture of brick and ceramic tiled floor. A sloping roof to the southerly aspect houses a bank of double glazed windows offering glimpses of the formal garden. Two ceiling light points, two radiators, useful and generous storage cupboard and wooden doors opening through to

Master Bedroom:
4.32m (14ft 2in) x 3.78m (12ft 5in)
Vaulted ceiling with beautiful exposed ceiling timbers. Two double glazed Velux sky lights are positioned to the westerly aspect with double glazed door opening to the formal garden. Two ceiling light points, radiator, glazed and wooden door opening to

En Suite:
Opaque double glazed window to front, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, shower enclosure with Mira electric shower over. Wall light point, wall mounted extractor fan, vaulted ceiling, exposed ceiling timbers, radiator, tiled splash backs.

Bedroom 2:
2.67m (8ft 9in) x 5.66m (18ft 7in)
A good sized double bedroom with two double glazed windows to front aspect, two ceiling light points, radiator.

Bedroom 3:
2.67m (8ft 9in) x 2.67m (8ft 9in)
Double glazed window to front, ceiling light point, radiator.

Bathroom:
2.62m (8ft 7in) x 2.69m (8ft 10in)
Fitted with a three piece suite consisting of close coupled WC, vanity wash hand basin with cupboard under, panelled bath, separate corner shower enclosure with Mira Sport shower over. Opaque double glazed window to front, tiled splash backs, radiator, inset ceiling spot lights, loft access point, shaver point.

Outside:
Beautiful grounds surround the property and extend to approximately 4.4 acres of garden and orchard. A blue brick patio area with a canopy of mature vines extends away from the garden room and offers a lovely seating area where the pleasantries of the gardens can be enjoyed. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with an interesting mix of deep shaped herbaceous beds offering a diverse range of plants and shrubs displaying a variety of colour throughout the year. Blue brick walkways meander along the edge of the house beneath a flowering Wisteria to a further beautiful shaded seating area set under a covered Pergola. Within the garden is a fish and wildlife ponds and a mix of specimen trees including Indian Bean Tree, Acers and a Gleditsia Tree. The garden is enclosed by a wildlife friendly conifer hedged perimeter which is clipped in strategic places to allow views out across the undulating countryside to the Malvern Hills beyond. A lawned path continues from the formal garden past the well established vegetable garden with fruit cages and GREENHOUSE to a wrought iron pedestrian gate set between a hedge accessing the wild flower garden. A five bar vehicular gate and further pedestrian gate lead from the garden to the established orchard which extends to approximately 3.6 acres. Lawned paths meander through the mix of old local variety apple, pear, plum and cherry trees which were first established in the 1950's only add to this property's appeal. The current owners still make cider and apple juice from the apples gathered from this orchard. Throughout the grounds are various outbuildings including SHEDS, SUMMER HOUSE, WOOD STORE, double bay LOG STORE, POLYTUNNEL and GREENHOUSE. The grounds further benefits from outside taps to both front and rear of the property and security lighting. A full inspection of this property is required to appreciate its delightful setting and grounds.

Garage:
4.8m (15ft 9in) x 3.45m (11ft 4in)
A wooden garage with double doors to front, light and power.

SERVICES
We have been advised that mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Drainage is to a septic tank shared with the cricket club who contribute towards half of the cost of maintenance and upkeep. Central heating is provided by way of an oil fired system. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant authorities. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.

AGENTS NOTE
Whitegate owns the driveway leading to the property although Worcester Nomads Cricket Club has a right of access down part of the drive until their access gate and they share the costs of upkeep and maintenance.

TENURE
We are advised (subject to legal verification) that the property is freehold.

COUNCIL TAX BAND "F"
This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
A full Energy Performance Certificate is available for this property.

VIEWING
Strictly by appointment through the Agents Malvern office. 01684 892809.

DIRECTIONS
From the agents office in Great Malvern proceed left along the A449 Worcester Road. At the traffic light at Link Top turn left following the road round to the right into Newtown Road which then becomes Leigh Sinton Road. Proceed to the T junction at Leigh Sinton turn right, continue to the roundabout at The Bank House Hotel taking the second exit continuing towards Worcester. After a short distance turn right into Station Road following the road round to the left. Opposite The Bear and Ragged Staff pub a sign for WNCC points down the driveway. Turn right here and follow the driveway through the gate and the parking area for Whitegate will open up in front of you.


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
11 July 2016

Nearest stations

  • Malvern Link (3.2 mi)
  • Worcester Foregate Street (3.4 mi)
  • Worcester Shrub Hill (3.9 mi)
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13, Worcester Road, Malvern, WR14 4QY

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John Goodwin FRICS, Malvern

13, Worcester Road, Malvern, WR14 4QY

01684 350017 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Malvern Link (3.2 mi)
  • Worcester Foregate Street (3.4 mi)
  • Worcester Shrub Hill (3.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

John Goodwin FRICS, Malvern

13, Worcester Road, Malvern, WR14 4QY

01684 350017 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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