Property for sale
Birt Street, Birtsmorton, Worcestershire £289,995
The original carriages were built in the 1880s and started life as Third Class carriages of Midland Railway which changed to London Midland just before the carriages were sold. They were decommissioned from the Teweksbury Line in 1926 and were carefully transported to the current position that they occupy today.
The current owners purchased the property from a gentleman and his family that had lived there since 1926, he had lived there for all of his life and used a motor bike for transport.
They rented the property until the 1970 s and subsequently bought it thereafter, This type of property proved to be popular throughout the 1920 s onwards and many were built during this time, Tracks End is the last surviving example of this unique style of property in this area.
Occupying a perfect location on the fringe of the popular village of Castlemorton in the lee of the Malvern Hills, a 2/3 bedroom unique Grade II Listed converted railway carriage standing in private gardens. The accommodation has been totally restored by the present owners to provide modern living but retaining all of the original charm of this property.
This interesting character property offers spacious accommodation which has been extended at various dates and has been an enjoyable project. This has been a sympathetic restoration so far. The property which is a former railway carriage has been occupied as a residential home for many years.
This is a desirable location with Castlemorton Common and lovely walking country on the doorstep as well as Welland, Malvern & Ledbury all offering an excellent range of shopping and recreational facilities. The Malvern Hills create a lovely backdrop and are naturally perfect for those of an energetic disposition!
The property is approached off the main Gloucester road onto Birt Street which is a quiet country lane giving access to the popular pub and primary school further up the lane.
The Agents thoroughly recommend an inspection to see just what has been created here by the present owners.
RECEPTION HALLWAY 17' 10 x 6' 2 (5.44m x 1.88m) MAX MEASUREMENTS - having window to the front, 2 radiators, carpet, ceiling light, door to storage cupboard and power points. Hatch to roof space, smoke detector, shelving. Door to:
BEDROOM 2 12' 0 x 7' 6 (3.66m x 2.29m) a lovely light bedroom on the front of the original train carriage having windows to the front elevation, radiator, carpet and power points, ceiling light, doors to the original carriage.
BATHROOM 8' 3 x 7' 6 (2.51m x 2.29m) having a large double shower cubicle with shower attachment over, low flush w.c. pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap over. Wall mounted ladder style radiator, wall mounted mirror and shaver socket/light. Ceiling downlighters, built in shelving.
SITTING ROOM 21' 10 x 17' 2 (6.65m x 5.23m) max measurements - having a double glazed window to the front and side together with double glazed french doors leading to the rear garden. Velux roof light providing natural light. a lovely exposed brick fireplace with wood burning stove inset into hearth with oak mantle over. 2 radiators, carpet, ceiling light points, original carriage doors lead to bedroom 1.
BEDROOM 1 16' 2 x 7' 8 (4.93m x 2.34m) Part of the original carriage having windows to the rear elevation, extensive shelving and wardrobe space, carpet, ceiling light, radiator and power points.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 12' 5 x 9' 7 (3.78m x 2.92m) having a window to the side and incorporating a one and a half bowl sink with mixer tap over inset into working surface with a range of cream shaker style cupboards and drawers below. Built in double oven with ceramic hob with extractor hood over inset into matching eye level cabinets. Oak flooring, decorative wall tiles, ceiling downlighters, built in dishwasher and radiator.
A lovely feature is the adams style mantle with original cast iron ovens inset.
STUDY 8' 4 x 3' 8 (2.54m x 1.12m) having a window to the front, wall mounted shelving, radiator, carpet, power points and ceiling light.
SUN ROOM/BEDROOM 3 11' 0 x 7' 8 (3.35m x 2.34m) A lovely light sunny room on the rear of the house, again having the original carriage doors leading to the rear garden, radiator, carpet, ceiling light and power points.
UTILITY 8' 3 x 7' 4 (2.51m x 2.24m) having a solid wooden half and half stable door leading to the outside, a round stainless steel sink with mixer tap over inset into working surface with a shaker style cupboard below together with exposed brickwork and cast iron bread oven. Matching eye level cabinet and larder cupboard. Quarry tiled floor, floor mounted central heating boiler. Window to the rear.
OUTSIDE The property is approached over a gravelled driveway via a 5 bar gate and into the parking area. The front garden is mainly laid to gravel for parking with a decorative decked area and pretty borders to two sides. There is ample space to the left of the property for storage. The front garden is enclosed with mature hedging.
There is a gate to the side of the property giving access to the rear garden having a section housing the oil tank and various sheds.
The rear garden is laid to lawn with a large decked area for seating and is enclosed with mature hedging to all sides. There are lovely views across open countryside to the rear.
Services: Oil fired central heating.
Fixtures and fittings: Any fitted floor coverings will be included in the sale price.
Tenure: The property is Freehold.
Neighbourhood average sold house prices
Based on 7 transactions covering the past 5 years. Prices are not adjusted for inflation. Data is supplied by the Land Registry.
Nicholas Craddock - Hereford