Summary of Features
Beautiful, detached period house (2,279 sq ft)
4 bedrooms, with an en-suite & family bathroom
Open plan Aga kitchen/dining room, utility, WC
Generous sitting room with wood-burner, study
Detached 2-bedroom barn conversion (1,020 sq ft)
3-bay oak-framed car port/garage
Lovely garden, large orchard & natural wildlife pond
Superb rural location with excellent accessibility
In all about 2.40 Acres.
Mileages: Pendock 21/2 miles, Staunton & Corse 5 miles & Ledbury <7 miles, Malvern & Tewkesbury <9 miles, Gloucester 14 miles, Worcester 16 miles, Cheltenham 19 miles, Hereford 20 miles, Birmingham 511/2 miles, Bristol 53 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 31/2 miles, M5 (Jct 9) 10 miles
Railway: Ledbury, Malvern, Tewkesbury (Ashchurch) & Gloucester
Airport: Bristol & Birmingham c. 57 miles
Situated in an attractive location in the quiet, rural hamlet of Berrow, the property enjoys superb views over the surrounding farmland and countryside, with the renowned Malvern Hills only a short distance away. This is a beautiful and very accessible part of the countryside complemented by good local towns, schools, and facilities, and with excellent access to the commercial centres of Worcester, Cheltenham, Birmingham and Bristol, all with good rail links to London.
Prospect House was historically three farm workers cottages dating from the mid 1700's and converted into a single, characterful home around 1988. Many of the original building materials, including quarry tiles, beams, and trusses, were re-used so the property retains many original features, combined with modern building improvements, such as insulation, double-glazed windows and central heating.
A good-sized entrance hall leads into the property and is complemented by a bespoke, fitted "boot locker" with seating, excellent for boots and wellies. Off this entrance hall is a home office and a useful utility room with WC.
The entrance hall leads to a spacious inner hall with exposed Elm floorboards, staircase to the first floor, and door leading to the back garden. This hall opens to generous sitting room and the kitchen/dining room.
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The welcoming kitchen/dining room is the heart of this lovely home and a great space for family, entertaining and socialising with friends. The country-style kitchen benefits from granite work surfaces and a double Belfast-style sink, a 2-oven Aga and a range of integrated appliances including an electric NEFF double fan oven, a dishwasher, and a halogen hob with extractor. There is space for white goods.
A rear lobby off the kitchen houses the boiler and extra cupboard storage, a very useful walk-in pantry and back door.
The very comfortable sitting room features a brick fireplace with multi-fuel burner and French doors to a patio terrace and the garden.
Stairs from the inner hall lead up to a galleried landing where there are 4 bedrooms and a family bathroom, with a bath and shower over. The main bedroom benefits from an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and Neptune vanity/double sink unit. There is also an airing cupboard and a dressing room with additional eaves storage. There are two further double rooms and single room, plus a family bathroom.
The Barn Annexe
The Barn is a detached, self-contained annexe situated to the front of the main house. This redundant traditional barn was converted into a dwelling in 2000.
An entrance hall/utility leads through to a lovely kitchen/breakfast room with plenty of cupboard space and benefitting from integrated appliances.
A charming sitting room features a vaulted ceiling and a pair of French opening to garden and parking area. This lovely room benefits from a triple aspect and a Villager wood-burning stove.
There is a good-sized, double bedroom on the ground floor with a shower room off the utility. Stairs lead to a first floor landing where there is a second double bedroom with adjacent bathroom.
This super addition to the main house is a great, versatile building and is ideal for ancillary family accommodation or income generation. This would also make an excellent independent office space.
The property is approached off a very quiet, rural lane with a gated entrance leading to an ample gravelled parking area and the 3-bay, oak-framed timber car port with cedar shingle roof. One is an enclosed garage and there is a good log store to one gable end.
Beautifully maintained and established gardens complement this property wonderfully and comprise lawned gardens, with several seating areas, and a gorgeous rose arbour/walkway draped with stunning scented roses and clematis.
Flower beds are planted with a fabulous array of flowering plants, shrubs, and specimen trees, including a wonderful variety of roses, honeysuckle, olive trees, acer, and beech hedging. A secluded "secret garden" is enclosed with mature hedging and shrubs and provides a quiet and private seating area. There is also a greenhouse, a raised herb garden and stocked soft fruit cage.
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The traditional orchard lies adjacent to the domestic grounds and is planted with a variety of mature fruit trees, including eating and cooking apples, pears, damson, perry pears and cider apples.
A large, natural wildlife pond with grass surround is separate from the main garden and orchard and sits within an enclosed, fenced area to the front of the property.
Prospect House and The Barn enjoy superb views over the gardens and grounds, the surrounding rural landscape and to the renowned Malvern Hills.
Mains electricity, water and private drainage (septic tank). Oil-fired central heating (new boiler July 2023) and Aga.
Basic landline supply, higher speeds available.
Malvern Hill District Council: 01684 862151.
House; Band "G" (£3,365 for 2023/24). Annexe; Band "A" (£1,346 for 2023/24).
This property is not Listed.
House; Rated "D", Annexe; Rated "D". Both have potential for "C" rating.
Primary: Pendock, Staunton & Corse. Further information is available at: www.worcestershire.gov.uk and www.malvernhills.co.uk
Secondary: Ledbury, Malvern, Hanley Castle. Further information available at above websites
Independent: There is an excellent range of independent schools in this area, see www.isc.co.uk
Berrow has a Church and nearby, Pendock has a village hall. The busy village of Staunton & Corse has a range of local amenities, including a primary school, doctors' surgery, country store and a pub. The thriving market town of Ledbury offers a good range of local amenities to meet most day-to-day requirements, including many independent shops, restaurants, and pubs. A broader range of shopping and leisure facilities can be found close by in, Malvern, which has a Waitrose and M&S Food Hall. More comprehensive facilities are available in Tewkesbury, Gloucester, Worcester, and Cheltenham, which are all easily accessible.
The surrounding area offers a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities, with the Malvern Hills and Wye Valley within easy access. There is a cricket club in Staunton & Corse, with a leisure centre and a small theatre in Ledbury. The Three Counties Showground at Malvern hosts a wide variety of year-round events, from national garden shows, concerts & antique fairs to agricultural and equestrian events. Malvern also has a renowned theatre and adjacent cinema. Eastnor Castle is close by and seasonally open to the public, offering a wide range of events. Further recreational activities and cultural amenities are available at Tewkesbury, Cheltenham and Gloucester. Birmingham is also within easy reach.
There are some low beams to the ground floor in this property.
From M50 (Jct 2): Head south on the A417 for 1/2 mile, take the first left turn. Follow this road to the end and turn right onto the B4208. Continue 1/2 mile and take the first left turn to Berrow, onto Whiting Hill Lane. Travel a further 1/2 mile and the property will be found on your right side, just by the junction with Netherley Lane.
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