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Austcliffe Road, Cookley, Kidderminster

PROPERTY TYPE

Semi-Detached

BEDROOMS

3

BATHROOMS

1

SIZE

1,069 sq ft

99 sq m

TENURE
Describes how you own a property. There are different types of tenure - freehold, leasehold, and commonhold.Read more about tenure in our glossary page.

Freehold

Key features

  • Canalside home
  • Popular village location
  • PP granted for single-storey side extension
  • High-quality kitchen refitted in 2022
  • Large basement ripe for conversion
  • Extensive rear garden
  • Garden balcony with stunning views
  • Expansive driveway parking for four cars
  • Detached garage
  • No onward chain

Description

A much-improved canalside property beautifully located in Cookley, just yards away from the thriving village centre.

What an enticing prospect it is to own a canalside property right in the heart of this superb village. However, the location and outstanding garden are not the only attractions here. The house itself is a turnkey- ready home with significant potential for future development for those looking to invest further.

Over the past four years, the current owners have greatly enhanced the property. They have refitted all externals doors and windows plus the downstairs internal doors, laid stylish flooring throughout the ground floor and upgraded the kitchen to a high-quality finish. Additionally, they have secured approval from the local authority to extend the kitchen sideways into the garage, creating an open-plan contemporary space. Planning application reference: 21/0352/CLP.

Furthermore, the sellers have meticulously maintained the extensive and beautifully landscaped garden. A wooden balcony offers stunning views and several tiers descend gradually to the canal waters.


Driveway
The property is accessed via an expansive gravel driveway at the front, accommodating up to four cars and leading to a detached garage on the right-hand side of the house. This garage features double wooden doors at the front, benefits from power and lighting and includes a rear window and a side door leading to a covered passageway. This passageway not only connects to the driveway and the rear garden but also provides convenient direct access from the kitchen.

Entrance Hallway
At the front of the property, there is a porch recently upgraded with new windows and a sliding door. Beyond this welcoming entrance is a hallway accessed through a newly installed frosted door. The hallway showcases wood laminate flooring, stairs ascending to the first floor and a storage cupboard with potential conversion into a downstairs cloakroom/WC.

Living Room
Towards the rear of the ground floor, you will find the living room, offering stunning rural views. This room features French doors leading to a wooden balcony and the gardens beyond. The focal point is a modern fireplace with an inset gas fire, complemented by newly laid wood laminate flooring that seamlessly continues from the hallway.

Kitchen
Located at the front of the ground floor is a spacious kitchen, tastefully refitted in 2022 to a high standard. It boasts newly laid wood laminate flooring and includes matching wall and base units, wooden work surfaces with an inset Belfast sink, a ‘Smeg’ range-style oven with an extractor above, an integrated dishwasher and space for a fridge-freezer. Additionally, a built-in cupboard houses the combination boiler and offers space and plumbing for a washing machine.

First Floor
The first-floor landing features a storage cupboard and a loft hatch providing access to the roof space, which benefits from power and lighting.

Bedrooms One, Two and Three
Bedroom one is a spacious double room equipped with fitted wardrobe space and a window overlooking the front aspect.
The second-largest bedroom, also a generous double room, offers stunning rural views to the rear, encompassing the canal and countryside beyond. This room includes a fitted wardrobe.
Similarly, bedroom three enjoys expansive views to the rear.

Family Bathroom
Completing this level is a predominantly tiled family bathroom, featuring a panelled bath with a shower above, a chrome towel radiator and fitted furniture that incorporates a sink, storage and a low-level WC with a concealed cistern.

Basement
In addition to the internal accommodation, there is a spacious basement currently accessed from outside via an external doorway located beneath the rear balcony. Although presently used for storage, this substantial space beneath the property offers significant potential for conversion, including the possibility of creating internal access, subject to obtaining the necessary permissions. The basement is divided into three sections, each benefiting from heating, power and lighting.


Gardens and Grounds
The rear garden is truly impressive, both in size and the breathtaking views it offers. Directly behind the house sits an expansive raised wooden balcony that seamlessly extends from the living room. This balcony serves as an idyllic spot for al fresco dining, allowing one to relish the afternoon sun setting behind Kinver Edge in the distance. The balcony features a second, lower level, granting access to the garden’s multiple tiers that gradually descend to the canal below.

The first tier boasts a lush lawn complemented by mature borders and two well-established camellias. Just below, the next section is designed for outdoor entertainment and dining, featuring paving, a pizza oven and a barbecue area. Further down, the garden unfolds into three additional lawned areas, adorned with an array of mature plants and exotic trees, including lilies, azaleas, yucca and a rare paperbark maple. The second tier of the garden houses a useful shed with power and an electricity point.

The garden’s lowest tier borders the tranquil canal, offering a serene setting for relaxation and enjoying the waterside ambiance.

This presents a unique opportunity to acquire a village property that directly borders the picturesque Worcestershire/Staffordshire canal at the rear. The property, boasting three bedrooms, offers stunning views of the canal and the surrounding countryside. Moreover, it is conveniently located just yards away from the vibrant centre of Cookley, a village teeming with amenities and community spirit.

Cookley is renowned for its strong sense of community, making it a highly sought-after place to reside. Despite its quaint size, the village boasts an impressive array of amenities. These include three pubs, a Tesco Express, village stores, a charming tearoom and a primary school. Additionally, Cookley village hall and its adjacent playing fields serve as focal points for community activities. The hall hosts numerous events throughout the year, while the playing fields feature facilities such as a BMX track, a skateboard park, a children’s play area and a community garden.

For nature enthusiasts, Cookley offers an ideal setting. Its proximity to scenic beauty spots, including the renowned Kinver Edge, appeals to those who cherish the countryside and outdoor activities. The canal, meandering through
the village, offers delightful waterside walks connecting Cookley to nearby destinations like Wolverley and Kinver.

Another notable feature of Cookley is its strategic location, providing easy access to neighbouring towns. Both Kidderminster and Stourbridge are within close reach, offering residents a diverse range of shops and amenities.

Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. Broadband is available at this property.

Council tax band C

Reservation Fee - refundable on exchange

A reservation fee, refundable on exchange, is payable prior to the issue of the Memorandum of Sale and after which the property may be marked as Sold Subject to Contract. The fee will be reimbursed upon the successful Exchange of Contracts.

The fee will be retained by Andrew Grant in the event that you the buyer withdraws from the purchase or does not Exchange within 6 months of the fee being received other than for one or more of the following reasons:

1. Any significant material issues highlighted in a survey that were not evident or drawn to the attention of you the buyer prior to the Memorandum of Sale being issued.
2. Serious and material defect in the seller’s legal title.
3. Local search revealing a matter that has a material adverse effect on the market value of the property that was previously undeclared and not in the public domain.
4. The vendor withdrawing the property from sale.

The reservation fee levels are as follows:
an agreed offer under £500,000 will be £750 inclusive of vat
an agreed offer between £500,000 and £1,000,000 will be £2,000 inclusive of vat
all agreed offers over £1,000,000 will be £3,000 inclusive of vat

The reservation fee is payable upon acceptance by the vendor of an offer from a buyer and a positive completion of an assessment of the buyer’s financial status and ability to proceed.
Should a buyer’s financial position regarding the funding of the property prove to be fundamentally different from that declared by the buyer when the Memorandum of Sale was completed, then the Vendor has the right to withdraw from the sale and the reservation fee retained. For example, where the buyer declares themselves as a cash buyer but are in fact relying on an unsecured sale of their property.

Once the reservation fee has been paid, any renegotiation of the price stated in the memorandum of sale for any reason other than those covered in points 1 to 3 above will lead to the reservation fee being retained. A further fee will be levied on any subsequent reduced offer that is accepted by the vendor. This further fee will be subject to the same conditions that prevail for all reservation fees outlined above.

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Council TaxA payment made to your local authority in order to pay for local services like schools, libraries, and refuse collection. The amount you pay depends on the value of the property.Read more about council tax in our glossary page.

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Austcliffe Road, Cookley, Kidderminster

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  • Blakedown Station2.5 miles
  • Kidderminster Station2.6 miles
  • Hagley Station3.5 miles
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