A CHARMING AND PICTURESQUE SEMI DETACHED GRADE II LISTED COTTAGE ENJOYING A LOVELY RURAL SETTING IN BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED GARDENS AND OFFERING IMAGINATIVELY RENOVATED AND WELL PRESENTED TWO BEDROOMED ACCOMMODATION WITH CENTRAL HEATING, DOUBLE GLAZING, PORCH, SITTING ROOM, KITCHEN/DINING ROOM, TWO SHOWER ROOMS, CELLAR AND OFF ROAD PARKING
Location & Description:
120 Clevelode enjoys a convenient position less than three miles from the outskirts of Great Malvern, five miles from the city of Worcester and a similar distance from the riverside town of Upton upon Severn. The property is therefore very well placed for access to a wide choice of amenities. In Malvern there is a comprehensive selection of shops, banks, Waitrose, Morrison's and the Co-Operative supermarkets, the renowned theatre and cinema complex and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium.
The area has a deserved reputation for its choice of some of the best schools in both the private and state sectors including The Chase Secondary, Malvern St James and Malvern College in Malvern itself as well as The Royal Grammar and Kings Schools in Worcester. Transport connections are second to none. Junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester is only about five miles distant and Junction 1 of the M50 south of Upton upon Severn is just seven miles. There are mainline railway stations in both the city of Worcester and Malvern.
Clevelode itself is a small hamlet of just a few properties that were originally part of the historic Madresfield Estate. It is a close-knit community set in some of the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside in the region.
Number 120 Clevelode is a traditional two storey semi detached 16th Century cottage which carries a Grade II Listing. It's half timbered and brick elevations under an attractive pitched tiled roof give it a very distinctive and picturesque appearance.
It has been in the ownership of the current vendor for many years during which time she has renovated and extended the accommodation, transforming it into a well presented and very cosy home. Wherever possible she has tried to retain the essential integrity and character of the house (best illustrated by half timbering to walls and ceilings) but at the same introducing more contemporary features including oil fired central heating, double glazed windows, a new kitchen and shower room as well as Karndean flooring.
The accommodation itself includes an outside porch, a charming sitting room (with fireplace and woodburner), a fitted kitchen/dining room and a ground floor shower room that doubles as a cloakroom or utility area. There is also a cellar. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms and a contemporary shower room.
Undoubtedly however one of the great strengths of 120 Clevelode is to be found outside where it enjoys a lovely rural setting with views over adjacent countryside. A very good size garden provides the perfect finishing touch. This has been redesigned and reshaped in recent years to create an environment with colour and interest. It enjoys a particularly sunny aspect and a combination of newly laid gravel pathways and lawn as well as well stocked shrub and herbaceous borders ensure interest throughout the year. At strategic points there are seating areas that make the most of this setting.
Having door with Argon fill double glazed panel opening into
4.47m (14ft 8in) x 3.45m (11ft 4in)
Having beamed ceiling and walls, fireplace with raised quarry tiled hearth supporting woodburner. Oak flooring, radiator, double glazed window to front aspect. Door to stairs leading to first floor. Door also to
6.1m (20ft 0in) x 3.07m (10ft 1in) max
Attractively fitted with a range of floor cupboards incorporating a porcelain Belfast style sink with mixer tap, integrated DISHWASHER and four ring gas HOB (bottled gas) and electric OVEN below. Granite worktops, fitted shelving, telephone point, beamed ceiling and walls, attractive Karndean flooring, radiator, LED lighting, three windows to both front and rear aspects, several floor to ceiling storage cupboards in dining area, heated chrome towel rail and double glazed Argon filled stable style door leading to garden. Door also to
With low level WC, wash basin having cupboard below, tiled shower cubicle, fitted cupboard, Karndean flooring, radiator, two double glazed windows and plumbing for washing machine.
Having radiator and double glazed window.
4.57m (15ft 0in) x 3.35m (11ft 0in)
Having beamed walls, Victorian style grate and double glazed window to front aspect.
4.29m (14ft 1in) x 2.13m (7ft 0in)
Having beamed walls, radiator, access to roof space and two double glazed windows to front and rear aspects.
Having a recently installed contemporary suite incorporating a large tiled shower cubicle with glass screen, timber pedestal/cupboard supporting a marble sink, tiled floor and chrome ladder style heated towel rail.
The property enjoys a delightful approach through a gated entrance opening on to a recently laid gravel driveway that provides secure off road parking. An attractive trellised archway (supporting a mature honeysuckle and rose) links the driveway to a network of newly laid gravel pathways, lawn and very well stocked shrub and herbaceous borders which all combine to provide a lovely blend of colour and interest throughout the year. The borders also contain numerous bulbs that make the garden particularly colourful in the spring and early summer months.
The garden is enclosed by a mixture of recently erected close boarded fencing and hedging designed not only to give some privacy but also to be dog proof. One of the focal points is a raised and sheltered stone terrace/seating area and PERGOLA. A further gated entrance leads into a small enclosed stone paved and gravelled courtyard, off which there is a small cupboard housing the oil fired central heating boiler and a substantial WORKSHOP/KENNEL 10' x 6' of timber construction. From this courtyard a gate leads to an enclosed kitchen garden where there are soft fruits, trellising, a GREENHOUSE and a raised paved terrace. The house has an outside tap.
We have been advised that mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Central heating is via an oil fired boiler. Drainage is to a private septic tank. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant authorities. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.
We are advised (subject to legal verification) that the property is freehold.
COUNCIL TAX BAND "C"
This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.
Strictly by appointment through the Agents Malvern office. 01684 892809.
From the centre of Great Malvern proceed along Church Street into Barnards Green Road and to the major island in the centre of Barnards Green itself. Take the third exit (still along Barnards Green Road) continuing along Barnards Green Road (B4211) passing the Bluebell Inn on your right hand side into Guarlford Road. Follow the Guarlford Road out of town for approximately one mile into the village of Guarlford itself. As you leave the village fork left towards Clevelode and continue for just under a mile to a crossroads (where it meets the B4424 Upton to Worcester Road). Carry straight on across this road towards Clevelode following this narrow lane for just over quarter of a mile where you will see a property known as the Old Toll House on your left hand side. A few hundred yards after this property there is a sign for a footpath. At this point turn right up a narrow track which serves 120 Clevelode and three other cottages. Number 120 is the second entrance on the left.