A VERY ATTRACTIVE DETACHED BUNGALOW ENJOYING A PRIVATE SETTING IN BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED MATURE GARDENS WITH WONDERFUL VIEWS ACROSS ADJACENT COUNTRYSIDE AND OFFERING WELL PRESENTED THREE BEDROOMED ACCOMMODATION WITH GAS FIRED CENTRAL HEATING, DOUBLE GLAZING, PORCH, HALL, LOUNGE/DINING ROOM, STUDY/BEDROOM 4, FITTED KITCHEN, UTILITY ROOM, SHOWER ROOM, DOUBLE GARAGE AND OFF ROAD PARKING. ENERGY RATING "E"
Location & Description:
Oak Bank enjoys a quiet position off Chapel Lane in the well served and very popular village of Cradley, a thriving community on the borders of Herefordshire and Worcestershire with an excellent range of amenities including a modern primary school, post office and general stores, a recently renovated village hall and a sixteenth Century church. Cradley is also within 5 miles of the cultural historic spa town of Great Malvern where there is a more comprehensive range of amenities including shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium. The larger cities of Worcester (10 miles) and Hereford (15 miles) are also within striking distance. Junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester is about 10 miles. There are mainline railway stations in both the aforementioned cities and at Great Malvern and Malvern Link.
Built in the early 1970's Oak Bank is a very attractive, detached bungalow which has been the subject of improvement over the years. It has gas fired central heating and double glazed windows. The accommodation includes a porch, hall, a very large open plan lounge/dining room (with fine views over the front garden and over open countryside), a study that can double as a fourth bedroom, a well equipped kitchen, a utility room, three bedrooms (with wardrobes) and a shower room with W.C.
One of the great strengths of Oak Bank is its lovely private setting. A recently laid and attractive brick paviour driveway provides off road parking and leads to a double garage. The garden is a delight. It is very private and imaginatively landscaped to provide interest, colour and variety throughout the year. From most parts of both the bungalow and in particular the garden there are lovely views across surrounding countryside and fields towards the hills in the distance, including the Malverns. It is a great spot and the property makes the most of it!
The accommodation in detail comprises:
Enclosed Entrance Porch:
With double glazed front door and two double glazed windows. Glazed inner door leading to
Having radiator, recessed display niche with glass shelving, AIRING CUPBOARD with factory lagged cylinder, immersion heater and slatted shelving. Access to roof space.
Open Plan Lounge/Dining room:
7.24m (23ft 9in) x 6.05m (19ft 10in)
'L' shaped so maximum measurements only. This is a lovely bright room with several double glazed windows enjoying three separate aspects and affording views across both the front and rear gardens and open countryside and to the Malvern Hills. A focal point is the fireplace having stone surround, plinth, timber mantle and stone hearth. Three radiators, glass fronted display cabinet, three wall light points, double glazed doors leading outside onto a terrace at the front of the property, glazed doors also leading to the
3.48m (11ft 5in) x 3.15m (10ft 4in)
With double glazed bay window enjoying view over rear garden towards countryside and the hills in the distance. Three attractive arched display niches with glass shelving. Radiator.
3.43m (11ft 3in) x 3.12m (10ft 3in)
Very well equipped with a range of floor cupboards (and drawers) and wall mounted units. Extensive work surfaces with tiled surround, one and a half bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap, integrated DISHWASHER, Bosch OVEN and GRILL, four ring electric HOB, EXTRACTOR CANOPY and FRIDGE. Space for integrated microwave, radiator, ceramic tiled floor, fitted down lighting, double glazed window over looking rear garden towards hills beyond. Glazed door to
3.53m (11ft 7in) x 1.52m (5ft 0in)
Double glazed to three aspects with view over rear garden and double glazed door leading into garden itself. Radiator, fitted floor cupboards with work surfaces, plumbing and space for washing machine and tumble drier. Ceramic tiled floor.
3.68m (12ft 1in) x 3.35m (11ft 0in)
Having a full range of fitted bedroom furniture including two double and two single wardrobes with hanging rails, chest of six drawers with work top and a range of overhead cupboards. Radiator, double glazed window to front aspect.
3.81m (12ft 6in) x 3.05m (10ft 0in)
Again with two fitted double wardrobes, fitted dressing table and two storage cupboards. Four overhead cupboards, radiator and double glazed window to rear aspect with view over countryside to hills beyond.
3.58m (11ft 9in) x 2.13m (7ft 0in)
Fitted wardrobe with storage cupboard, radiator and double glazed window to front aspect.
Fully tiled and having large tiled shower cubicle, low level W.C. and wash basin with work top and cupboard. Ladder style heated towel rail, down lighting, double glazed window and extractor fan.
The property enjoys a delightful approach across an attractive contemporary brick paviour driveway flanked each side by low stone walling and stone entrance pillars. This driveway provides parking for at least three vehicles and leads to the DOUBLE GARAGE (17'6" x 17') with twin timber doors, double glazed window, lighting and power and cold water tap. At the rear of the garage there is access to a WORKSHOP (8'7" x 8'2") having work bench, power and lighting and double glazed windows. Door leading into rear garden.
The front garden is imaginatively thought out with a flagstone path leading to the front door flanked by a level lawn (at the centre of which is an attractive pond) and colourful well stocked shrub and herbaceous borders. At the far end of the front garden is a raised flag stone and paved seating area/terrace which not only looks over the front garden but also adjacent countryside. The front façade of the bungalow supports particularly striking climbers including Roses and Pyracantha. The whole front garden is enclosed by mature hedging, some fine trees (notably Silver Birch and Holly) and fencing. There is access to each side of the property into the rear garden. Immediately adjacent to the rear of the property is a covered area off which there is an integral W.C. with low level suite, cold water tap and heater and to a BOILER ROOM with the main gas fired central heating boiler.
The rear garden is again a delight consisting of a network of paved and stone pathways and patios with seating areas, lawns and large colourful, well stocked herbaceous and shrub borders some with attractive stone edging. These combine well with trellising and archways supporting climbers such as Honeysuckle and Rose. There are also Apple trees and a raised timber decked terrace that enjoys views across countryside towards the hills in the distance. The whole garden is enclosed by mature hedging and there is also a particularly striking Oak tree. Within the grounds there is a GREENHOUSE and garden SHED of timber construction (measuring 6' x 6').
We have been advised that mains drainage, electricity, water and gas are connected to the property. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and all 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. At strategic points throughout the house there are telephone and TV points.
We are advised subject to legal verification that the property is freehold.
By appointment to be made through the Agent's Malvern Office (Tel. 01684 892809).
COUNCIL TAX BAND "E" (Herefordshire Council)
(This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation).
From John Goodwin's Malvern office proceed north along the A449 Worcester Road towards Malvern Link. After approximately a quarter of a mile take the first left turn into North Malvern Road. After 300 yards take the first fork to the right into Cowleigh Road following this route out of town towards Storridge and Hereford. Continue along this road through Cowleigh woods for approximately a mile where at the junction with the A4103 Hereford to Worcester road turn left towards Hereford. Follow this road for just over a mile taking the third left turn onto the B4220 towards Bosbury and Ledbury. Follow this road into the village for a short distance, taking the first left turn into Chapel Lane. Oak Bank is on the left after about three hundred yards (after the right turn to Huntingdon).