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The Badgers
The Badgers, Mathon, Malvern, Herefordshire, WR13 5PW
Attractive period village house with large garden, garaging, stables and paddocks. 8.56 Acres Guide price £1,125,000
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Key Features
  • Spacious B, 5-bed Listed village house (3,154 sq ft)
  • Aga kitchen, 4 receptions, 3 bathrooms
  • Large garden, outdoor heated pool (not in use), woodland
  • 2 wooden stable blocks, 3 paddocks, river frontage

Summary of Features


Spacious black & white, Listed village house (3,154 sq ft)
Previously extended but now would benefit from modernisation
5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4 receptions
Aga kitchen, pantry, utility and separate storeroom
Large private garden with outdoor heated pool (currently not in use)
2 wooden stable blocks, now used for storage
3 paddocks, woodland and river frontage

Acreage

In all 81/2 Acres.

Situation

The Badgers is situated in the popular village of Mathon. This part of east Herefordshire lies close to the Worcestershire border, just west of the renowned Malvern Hills and is recognised for its scenic and unspoilt countryside. Much of Mathon lies within the Malvern Hills AONB. This area offers a sought-after and peaceful rural quality of life, without being isolated, combined with excellent access to Malvern and the market town of Ledbury. The Cathedral cities of Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester, along with Cheltenham and Birmingham are within easy reach.

The Badgers


This attractive period property sits centrally in the pretty rural hamlet of Mathon, a popular and quintessential East Herefordshire village in reach of the Malvern Hills.
Extended by the previous owner, this property has been in the same ownership for some 40 years and would now benefit from some modernisation although it retains much character and style, typical of a period timber framed home, which is Grade II Listed.
A formal front door leads to the hall/front stairs, off which access is gained to the 4 reception rooms: a dining room, music room, large sitting room with open fire and a TV/snug with wood burning stove (and rear stairs to the first floor).

The Badgers (Continued)


At the back of the house is the Aga kitchen with tiled flooring, plenty of built in storage, an adjacent pantry and a utility room (also with external door). This modest sized kitchen benefits from a gas-fired Aga, separate electric oven and lovely views over the rear patio and garden.
Behind the utility room is a ground floor shower room with WC.
From the kitchen, a back lobby leads to the rear door and a storage room. This gives access to a sunny patio, the large garden and the triple garage.

The Outside


A large and private rear lawned garden leads down to the Cradley Brook, which runs through the land. The lawn was formerly a grass tennis court and beyond is an outdoor heated swimming pool with adjacent brick-built pool shed. This pool was used until recent years but is now not in service.
To the side of the lawn are 2 vintage wooden stable blocks with felt roofs, now used for storage and located next to the paddocks.
A modern and good quality triple garage sits behind the house and parking area, brick and timber clad under a tiled roof. West of the house and garden are 2 level paddocks, with additional vehicular access from the far end. From the far paddock, a ford provides access through the brook to the 3rd paddock. In all, the paddocks provide some 7 acres of grazing.

The Outside (Continued)


The paddocks are bordered by hedging and mature trees, with woodland bordering the length of the brook.
To the East and beyond this property is the Wyche Way public footpath, with bridge over the brook. A pedestrian gate from the garden gives access to this path which provides excellent local walking.

Material Information

Services

Mains electricity, water and gas (Aga and central heating), private drainage (septic tank).

Broadband

Standard Broadband, not currently connected. Fibre available at between 70 (BT) & 400 (Gigaclear) Mbps.

Mobile Phone Signal

Good service available.

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.

Council Tax

Band "G" (£3,920.95 for 2024/25).

Tenure

Freehold.

Construction

Timber framed with infill panels, brick extensions to rear, concrete tiled roof.

Listing

This property is Grade II Listed.

Planning Permission

Not aware of any pertinent planning applications/consents.

EPC

Rated "D". Potential for "C".

Flood Risk

There is no risk of flooding.

Access

Directly off the public road.

Rights of Way

A septic tank/soakaway for the neighbouring property is located in paddock 2 and has associated rights for access and maintenance.

Public Footpath

A public footpath crosses the end of paddock 3.

Covenants

There is a restriction on any building in paddocks 1 and 2, and mineral rights are reserved.

Conservation Area/AONB

Not within a conservation area but falls within the Malvern Hills AONB.

Swimming Pool

Heated by a separate, oil-fired boiler.

General Information

Schools

Primary

Cradley, Colwall, Bosbury, Malvern. Further information is available at: www.malvernhills.gov.uk

Secondary

Malvern & Ledbury. Further information is available at: www.malvernhills.gov.uk

Independent

Colwall, Malvern, Hereford, Worcester, Gloucester & Cheltenham. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk

Local

The rural village of Mathon has an historic church of Norman origin. Good local amenities can be found close by in Cradley and Colwall. Cradley has a village store and primary school, and Colwall provides an excellent range of amenities including a post office, hotel, butcher, doctor's surgery, chemist, grocer's store, library, hairdresser, and several cafés. The Spa town of Malvern offers an excellent and broad range of services, including a good array of independent shops including a 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 offers a good range of amenities. More extensive retail and cultural therapy can be found in Worcester, Cheltenham, and Birmingham.

Recreational

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 5PW.

Directions

From Ledbury station: Head north on the B4214 for Bosbury. Stay on the road which turns into the B4220 after 3.25 miles, continue through Bosbury and on towards Cradley for 3.5 miles. Dropping downhill and shortly before ethe village, take the next right turn into an unmarked narrow lane. Continue 1/2 mile and take the first left turn to Mathon. Follow to the T junction and turn right, continue 1/4 mile and this property is the 2nd house on your LHS after the church.

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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.