Summary of Features
Contemporary conversion of "Q Class" modern agricultural barn (+3,000 sq ft)
4 generous bedrooms (scope for 5th), 4 bath/shower rooms, 3 reception rooms
Large, luxurious fitted kitchen with double aspect
Impressive "green" credentials, low running costs
Attached workshop/storage/potential stabling (934 sq ft)
Good quality, ring-fenced level pastureland
Renewable energy income plus tourism income
In all about 9.2 Acres.
The property is situated between the desirable villages of Hanley Swan and Hanley Castle, which nestles in the lea of the Malvern Hills in the county of Worcestershire. The first direct references to Hanley Castle & Hanley Swan dates back to 962, with evidence of earlier Roman occupation and later connections to King John in the early 13th Century. The property is conveniently close to the thriving market town of Upton-upon-Severn and only 5 miles from Malvern; it is ideally located for the commercial centres of Worcester, Cheltenham and Birmingham with excellent road and rail links.
Converted in 2016, this impressive development was one of the early "Q Class" consents for reuse of redundant modern agricultural buildings.
Set in about 10 acres of prime agricultural land, the property has a stunning vista to the full length of the Malvern Hills.
Approached off Gilberts End via a discrete drive, the property sits in a secluded location on the eastern edge of this smallholding, with a clear view of all the land.
A gravelled entrance drive provides ample parking and turning space, and access to the land. A paved walkway leads to the front door, where the residential enlightenment begins
A short entrance hall leads to an open plan living environment with the 3 main "living spaces" connecting; the heart being a large, good quality fitted kitchen, with dining room to one side and a vaulted living room at the far end.
The feature kitchen has a large central island and granite work surfaces, fitted appliances and a dual fuel Rangemaster Nexus range cooker. From the Belfast sink one can view all of the Malvern Hills.
Off the kitchen is a well-designed utility room with WC and wet room, and rear door access. The utility room has lots of cupboard storage, a second sink unit and washing area; Hotpoint Aquarius washing machine and AEG Protex condensing dryer, both included.
A large fitted office/study provides plenty of space for home working, and leads to the adjacent plant room and garage/store.
Superb porcelain tile flooring (wood effect) throughout the ground floor is complemented by wet underfloor heating from the air source heat pump.
The living room combines a vaulted ceiling with double-height, fully glazed west elevation; bi-fold doors and reflective double glazing make the most of the views. A large working fireplace houses an impressive Gazco, wood-effect gas fire. Oak, open tread stairs lead to an equally impressive galleried landing.
To the first floor, a landing leads to 4 generous double bedrooms and a large family bathroom with oversize walk-in shower. Bedroom 4 has scope to split easily to create a 5th bedroom.
The main, large double bedroom has a double aspect with picture frame glazed end elevation, and French doors opening to a glazed balcony, enjoying the stunning views. The en-suite bathroom, with separate WC, shower, also has a great view. A dressing area with vanity table and built in wardrobes complement this suite.
The second bedroom benefits from a well finished and smart en-suite shower room.
The outside space, location and views are what makes this property so special and these will be important aspects for potential buyers.
The gated, gravelled entrance drive provides several access points to the land and there is also a gate off Gilberts End road.
Attached to the the north end of the barn is a timber clad, enclosed store barn. This secure building is ideal for a workshop, machinery store or internal stabling. There is ample scope for a loft or second floor. A roller door and separate steel pedestrian door provide easy and secure access.
The land sits immediately in front (west) of the property and all areas are clearly visible from the accommodation. This pastureland is stock fenced with hedged boundaries and has been well managed to give a productive ley for grazing and forage use. A public footpath crossing the top half of the paddock, from Gilberts End.
Adjacent to the entrance drive is a discrete 5 pitch CL caravan site (£16/pitch/night). There is also planning consent for 2 holiday lodges, which has not yet been implemented.
Mains electricity (3 Phase). Mains water & well. Private Drainage (Marsh Ensign treatment plant). LPG tank for range cooker/fire. Hitachi air source heat pump provides heating (G/F underfloor, radiators upstairs). Photovoltaic panels generate domestic electricity under a FIT scheme.
Broadband: Standard broadband is connected. Superfast fibre is available and will be connected imminently.
Band "F" £2,627.70; 2020/21).
Malvern Hills District Council: 01684 862151.
This property is not Listed.
The energy efficiency and "green payback" is rewarding: the annual electricity cost is about £285 (1,200 kws annual use) with FIT refund of about £625 (index linked, guaranteed until 2033) and RHI refund for the heat system of £1,400 pa (until November 2024). This house generates a net income of c. £1,750 pcm, after running costs.
A public path crosses the top half of the paddock.
Primary: Hanley Swan (<1 mile). Upton-upon-Severn. Welland. Further information is available at: www.worcestershire.gov.uk and www.malvernhills.gov.uk
Secondary: Hanley Castle. Further information is available at: www.worcestershire.gov.ukand www.malvernhills.gov.uk
Independent: Malvern, Colwall, Worcester and Cheltenham have some excellent independent schools. Further information is available at: www.isc.co.uk
The thriving village of Hanley Swan <1 mile, offers a good range of village amenities with a village store, a good pub, Church and primary school. The nearby market town of Upton-upon-Severn has a good range of shops and facilities to meet most day-to-day requirements. The Spa town of Malvern, only a short drive away, offers an excellent and broader range of services, independent shops, galleries, restaurants and quality supermarkets, as well as two railway stations. More extensive retail and cultural therapy can be found in Worcester, Cheltenham and Birmingham.
The surrounding countryside offers a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities including extensive walks on The Malvern Hills. Malvern has a renowned theatre as well as a leisure & spa complex, tennis club and a golf club (Worcestershire Golf Club). The Three Counties Showground is just under 3 miles away and hosts a wide variety of year round events from national gardens shows, concerts & antique fairs to agricultural events. Culturally there is an annual jazz festival at Upton-upon-Severn, famous also for its marina, and the charming market town of Ledbury hosts an annual poetry festival.
This region is renowned for its strong equestrian industry, with several equestrian centres easily accessible Moores Farm EC (10 miles), Hartpury College (14 miles) and Kings EC (19 miles). The Three Counties Showground is very close by and hosts events throughout the year. Annual horse trials are hosted at Homme House, near Ledbury (14½ miles). Racecourses are at Worcester, Cheltenham and Hereford. In addition, there is good outriding in the area via the TROT Scheme (Toll Rides Off Road Trust).
This energy efficient house generates a net energy income of some £1,750 pa.
From Hanley Swan: At the village crossroad, head south on the B4208, Welland Road for 0.30 miles. Take the second left turning into Gilberts End. Continue 0.80 miles and the property entrance will be found on your right hand side, by a small layby.
By prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.