Summary of Features
Detached, spacious period cottage (2,435 sq ft)
Open plan kitchen/dining room, utility
Sitting room, snug and 2 further reception rooms
4 - 5 double bedrooms, main en-suite, 2 bathrooms
Large, enclosed garden, patio terrace, timber outbuilding
Ample private parking and detached double garage
Mileages: Upton-on-Severn 4 miles, Tewkesbury 5 miles, Malvern 11 miles, Worcester 12 miles, Cheltenham 14 miles, Ledbury 15 miles, Gloucester 20 miles,
Road: M50 (Jct 1) 2 miles, M5 (Jct 8) miles 4 miles
Railway: Tewkesbury (Ashchurch for Tewkesbury), Malvern, Worcester
Airport: Birmingham 481/2 miles, Bristol 61 miles
The pretty rural village of Uckinghall is situated in west Worcestershire almost equidistant between the riverside towns of Tewkesbury and Upton-upon-Severn, and about 1/2 mile from the neighbouring village of Ripple. The village offers a peaceful, semi-rural idyll with great accessibility; rural living complemented by excellent road and rail links, with Junction 1 of the M50 only being 2 miles away.
The original cottage is believed to date to c 1,900, with a much later extension to create the spacious and very well-presented family home that it is today.
A covered porch/boot room leads into the inner hallway, and subsequently through to the spacious, ground floor accommodation.
A charming snug with exposed beams and wood-burner inset into what would have been the fireplace in the original old cottage, leads off the inner hallway and a further hall leads through to the sitting room and kitchen/dining room.
The sitting room is generously proportioned and benefits from a triple aspect, with French doors leading out to the patio terrace and garden. A feature brick-built fireplace with wood-burner set on a slate heart creates a lovely focal point for this spacious room.
An open-plan kitchen/dining room is located adjacent to the sitting room; the modern fitted kitchen offers plenty of storage, including two great larder cupboards, and benefits from an integrated AEG double electric oven and separate induction hob, a fridge, and a dishwasher.
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A utility room leads directly off the kitchen and provides further storage and space and plumbing for a washing machine and a tumble dryer, with a back kitchen door leading out to a small courtyard.
The open plan dining room leads directly off the kitchen and benefits from a double aspect and patio doors lead out to the paved terrace seating area and garden, perfect for seasonal dining and entertaining.
There are two further reception rooms located on the ground floor which offer versatile spaces for a variety of uses. One room is currently being used as a study/home office but could easily be used as a children's TV/Playroom, hobby room or a further sitting room. The second room has potential to be used as a fifth bedroom with en-suite, as there is already a bathroom in situ; and in conjunction with the current home office, a small annexe for older children or a dependent relative could easily be created.
Stairs from the inner hall lead up to a galleried landing where there are four double bedrooms and a family bathroom with bath and a shower over. The spacious main bedroom has a large, contemporary-style en-suite shower room with double-size walk-in shower.
The property is approached off a quiet village lane via a five-bar gate which leads onto a gravelled driveway, the parking area and the double garage.
A large, lawned and securely fenced (dog proof) garden surrounds the property, which is complemented by a variety of mature trees, hedges, and shrubs.
There is a patio terrace which is accessed via the garden, or internally off the sitting room and dining room, a great space for enjoying the surroundings, for family time and for socialising and entertaining.
The garden offers plenty of scope for keen gardeners to make their mark, and easily has space for veg beds, a fruit cage, and chickens, if desired.
A good timber outbuilding provides great storage for gardening equipment, bicycles, etc.
Lovely village location with excellent accessibility.
Mains electricity. Mains water. Mains drainage. LPG central heating.
Double-glazed, UPVC windows and doors throughout the majority of the property.
Standard broadband is connected (Circa 30 Mbps).
Malvern Hill District Council: 01684 862151.
Band "G" (£3,395.30 for 2023/24).
This property is not Listed.
Primary: Upton-upon-Severn, Tewkesbury, Twyning. Further information is available at: www.malvernhills.gov.uk
Secondary: Tewkesbury, Hanley Castle. Further information is available at: www.malvernhills.gov.uk
Independent: Bushley, Malvern, Worcester, Cheltenham & Gloucester. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk
The neighbouring village of Ripple has a Church, a village hall and a pub. The thriving town of Upton-upon-Severn offers a good range of amenities to meet most day-to-day requirements, including a Dr's surgery, several convenience stores, art galleries, a famous map shop, lovely old book shops, and a variety of pubs and restaurants. The attractive, and historic riverside town of Tewkesbury is a short drive away and provides a broader range of facilities to meet most day-to-day requirements, including a Dr's surgery and Community Hospital, a variety of independent shops, cafés, and restaurants, as well as a theatre and leisure centre. For more extensive retail and cultural therapy, Worcester, Cheltenham, and Birmingham are easily accessible.
Good riverside walks are easily accessible. The pretty, riverside town of Upton-upon-Severn has a Marina (the largest on the River Severn), a rugby club and hosts the annual Jazz and Blues Festivals. The spectacular Malvern Hills are within easy reach and provide a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities. Malvern has a leisure & spa complex, a tennis club and a popular golf club (Worcestershire Golf Club). The Three Counties Showground hosts a wide variety of year-round events. Worcester is easily accessible, and the popular market town of Ledbury is just over the Hills.
From Junction 1 of the M50 - Take the A38 north towards Worcester and after just 0.4 miles take the left-hand turn, sign posted to Ripple. Follow the lane through the village and past The Railway Inn pub and continue into Uckinghall. In Uckinghall there is a little green triangle at the junction to Ferry Lane, the property is immediately on the left-hand-side.
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