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Church Stile Farm
Church Stile Farm, Cradley, Malvern, Herefordshire, WR13 5LG
Period farmhouse in secluded, village edge smallholding with potential, set in 19 Acres. 19.00 Acres Guide price £695,000
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Key Features
  • Period, Listed +3 bedroom farmhouse (1,860 sq ft)
  • House in need of modernisation
  • Fenced permanent pasture, potential for organic status
  • Quiet and secluded location

Summary of Features


Period, listed +3 bedroom farmhouse (1,860 sq ft)
House in need of some sympathetic modernisation
Secluded, sheltered location with a long private drive
Ring fenced pasture, potential for organic status.
Great smallholding or equestrian opportunity

Acreage

19.01 Acres.

Location


Mileages: Cradley 2 miles, Malvern 4 miles, Colwall 51/2 miles, Ledbury 81/2 miles, Worcester 10 miles, Hereford 18 miles, Gloucester 271/2 miles, Cheltenham 29 miles, Birmingham 421/2 miles
Road: M5 (Jct 7) 13 miles, M50 (Jct 2) 131/2 miles
Railway: Great Malvern & Malvern Link, Colwall, Worcester & Parkway
Airport: Birmingham (47 miles), Bristol (83 miles)

Situation

This property is situated in a very private, rural location set in its own land on the outskirts of the village of Cradley, within beautiful countryside. Cradley 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 commuter links.

Church Stile Farm


The original farmhouse is believed to date from the 16th century and is Grade II Listed. The house has been extended twice during the last century, in the 1960's and again in the 1980's. The dwelling is now quite dated and whilst it appears structurally sound, it will require sympathetic investment to modernise. There is ample scope for reconfiguration/extension, subject to the necessary consents.
On the ground floor, an entrance hall opens to the kitchen and living room, with a dining room and study beyond. There is a utility room, pantry and WC by the rear door to the kitchen.
To the first floor, a landing opens to 3 bedrooms and a family bathroom. A larger 4th room opens from the main bedroom and is used as a dressing room, with an ensuite shower room adjacent. There is scope to easily reconfigure in order to create 4 separate bedrooms.
Open lawn surrounds the house and there is ample parking space.

The Outside


A wonderful setting awaits at the end of a 1/4 mile private drive that leads to the farmhouse. A spur off the main drive services a separate property to the rear. The farm is located just west of the village.
Some 19 acres of traditional pastureland border the farmstead, which has potential to be recognised as having organic status through the historic. A small brook runs through the farm with wooded verges and there are native hedgerows and trees interspersed around the farm.
There is a public footpath that crosses the western edge of the land, please refer to the sale plan for the route.

Area

Total area amounts to 19.01 Acres.

MATERIAL INFORMATION

Services

Mains electricity & water, private drainage (septic tank). Oil fired central heating.

Broadband

Fibre broadband is available, 35 mbps d/l. (EE 4G available at +85 mbps wifi)

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000. www.herefordshire.gov.uk/

Council Tax

Band "G" (est £3,875 for 2024/25).

Tenure

Freehold with vacant possession.

Listing

The house is Grade II Listed.

EPC

To be advised.

Access

The access drive is shared with another property, situated behind the farmhouse. Equal rights exist for access and maintenance responsibility. Access is for domestic, agricultural and equestrian use.

Footpath

There is a public footpath crossing part of the land on the western boundary, see the sale plan for the route.

AONB

This property is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Construction

Timber framed with some block/rendered construction under concrete tiles.

Flood Risk

None

Covenants

To pay 50% of repair and maintenance cost, and not to obstruct the access drive. Reciprocal rights for use/installation of service media and drainage.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Schools


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

Local

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 including a large Waitrose food store, 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.

Recreational

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.

Postcode

WR13 5LG.

Directions

From Malvern: Head north west on the B4219 Cowleigh Road to Storridge. On reaching the A4103 Worcester Road, turn left, proceed for 1 mile and take the second left turn, signed to Cradley/Church. Continue for 1/3rd of a mile, passing the school on your right. Take the first left turn into Vinesend Lane and immediately turn right into the private drive to this property.

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Viewings

By prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.

Agents Notes

Grant & Co and their clients give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. The Agents have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Fixtures & Fittings Unless mentioned specifically all fixtures & fittings are excluded from the sale.