Summary of Features
Detached, extended period cottage (1,512 sq ft)
4 bedrooms, one ensuite plus a family bathroom
Open plan kitchen/breakfast room, utility, downstairs WC
Sitting room with woodburning stove, further reception/dining room
Large, enclosed rear garden, timber outbuildings with scope
Small front garden and with off-road parking
The popular village of Cradley is situated amongst the beautiful and accessible Herefordshire countryside, it is a thriving and well-serviced village located to the West of the Malvern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Herefordshire/Worcestershire borders. This is a beautiful, desirable, 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, Gloucester, and Birmingham, all with good rail links to London.
Home End Cottage
Home End Cottage is a charming, detached cottage of period origins believed to date from the 18th century, which was latterly extended (c. 1980's) to create a lovely home that has been well-maintained and cared for by the present owner.
The good-sized entrance hall with attractive, exposed stonework and a useful downstairs WC leading off, leads through to the ground floor accommodation and stairs to the first floor.
The open-plan kitchen/breakfast room is a lovely, sunny room overlooking the rear garden. The modern Shaker-style fitted kitchen offers plenty of storage and benefits from an integrated double oven and gas hob with space for a dishwasher. There is also a useful walk-in pantry/storage cupboard and direct access to the garden.
The property is approached off a quiet, no through village road with a pedestrian gated access through the front garden. The compact front garden is private and bounded by mature hedging and shrubs. There is a separate vehicular access to the side of the cottage, where there is private parking and a double-gate, providing good access to the rear garden.
An attractive and established lawned garden lies to the rear of the property, where there is a patio seating area and an ornamental raised pond.
A gravelled pathway leads through the garden, which slopes to the lower section, and is flanked by maturely planted herbaceous borders complemented with an array of flowering plants and shrubs, including lavender, roses, hydrangea, peony, daisies, and lilac.
The garden is private and bounded by established hedges and trees including a lovely mature weeping willow.
Home End Cottage Ctd.
The utility area is off the kitchen and provides space and plumbing for a washing machine, a tumble dryer, and a fridge-freezer.
There are two reception rooms which comprise a comfortable sitting room with exposed beams, built-in bookcase/shelving, and a brick-built fire surround inset with a wood-burning stove, and a formal dining room, with snug area, overlooking and with direct access to the rear garden.
Stairs lead up to the first floor landing, where there are four bedrooms; three doubles plus a single room. The main bedroom has an en-suite shower room and there is a good-sized family bathroom with spa bath and shower.
Scope to create a large main ensuite bedroom from 2 existing rooms, making a triple aspect bedroom.
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There are a range of timber outbuildings situated below the lawn which comprises two older stables and a log store/workshop, all providing useful storage. There is good scope to convert or replace these buildings to provide detached garden room, studio, or office, subject to the necessary consents.
Leading past the outbuildings is a path to the additional garden area. This area has deliberately been rewilded with mown paths leading to the tranquil wooded area of mature oak, silver birch, ash and hazel; a haven for wildlife and offering further scope for keen gardeners, plus a great space for family entertainment.
Mains electricity, water and gas (central heating/hob). Private drainage (Septic tank) within the rear garden. UPVC double-glazing throughout.
Standard broadband connected, circa 25 mbps d/l.
Malvern Hills District Council: 01684 862413.
Band "E" (£2,709 for 2023/24).
This property is not Listed.
Primary: Cradley, Malvern. Further information available at: www.worcestershire.co.uk
Secondary: Malvern. Hanley Swan. Further information available at: www.worcestershire.co.uk
Independent: Malvern, Colwall, Worcester, Hereford, Gloucester and Cheltenham have some excellent independent schools. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk
Cradley has a good range of local amenities, including a primary school, a post office service, butcher, doctors' surgery (with pharmacy), village hall & Church. The Spa town of Malvern offers an excellent and broad range of services, including a good array of independent shops, galleries, restaurants, and quality supermarkets as well as a respected theatre/cinema and two railway stations. The popular market town of Ledbury is also only a short drive away and also offers a good range of amenities. More extensive retail and cultural therapy can be found in Worcester, Cheltenham and Birmingham.
There is an extensive network of footpaths accessible from the village. The spectacular Malvern Hills are nearby and provide a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities. Malvern has a Leisure & Spa complex, tennis club and a golf club (Worcestershire Golf Club). The Three Counties Showground hosts a wide variety of year-round events, from national garden shows, concerts & antique fairs to agricultural & equestrian events. Eastnor Castle hosts a wide variety of public events from spring through to summer and the riverside market town of Upton-upon-Severn hosts a range of seasonal festivals, including the well-known Jazz Festival, and has the largest Marina on the River Severn.
From Ledbury station: Take the B4124/B4220 Bromyard Road to Bosbury & Cradley. Pass through Bosbury after 41/2 miles, and on to Cradley. After a sharp, sweeping left bend in the village, take the 2nd right-hand turn into Chapel Lane. The property will be found on the left-hand side, just after the chapel and playing field. See the For Sale board.
By prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.