A VERY IMPRESSIVE AND BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE ENJOYING A LOVELY RURAL SETTING IN LARGE IMAGINATIVELY LANDSCAPED AND COLOURFUL GARDENS WITH VIEWS OVER SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE AND OFFERING VERSATILE THREE BEDROOMED ACCOMMODATION WITH PORCH, LOBBY, HALL, LIVING ROOM, KITCHEN/DINING ROOM, UTILITY ROOM, CLOAKROOM, STUDY, EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM, FAMILY BATHROOM WITH SHOWER, GAS FIRED CENTRAL HEATING, DOUBLE GLAZING, GARAGE AND OFF ROAD PARKING. ENERGY RATING "D"
Location & Description:
4 Pipe Elm Cottages enjoys a convenient position less than five minutes walk from the centre of the highly regarded and well served village of Leigh Sinton on the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border. Within the village there is a primary school, a public house and a general store. The house is also within striking distance of the larger centres of Hereford (16 miles), Worcester (6 miles) and Malvern (3 Miles), all of which offer a comprehensive choice of amenities. Transport communications are well catered for. There are mainline railway stations in each of the aforementioned towns and junction 7 of the M5 motorway south of Worcester is only about 7 miles distant.
The house enjoys a wonderful setting only a short walk from the renowned "Worcestershire Way" and in the heart of some of the most beautiful countryside in the region. It is situated off the beaten track down a short private lane surrounded by fields and orchards. It really is a delightful setting.
4 Pipe Elm Cottages is one of just four houses originally believed to have been built in the late1940's as homes for workers and employees of nearby Norbury Fruit Farm. Over the years these cottages have been improved, refurbished and extended. Number 4 is no exception to this. The result is a beautifully presented and spacious semi-detached house with warm, bright and flexible accommodation. It has the added bonus of gas fired central heating, double glazed windows and new contemporary suites in the bathroom, en suite shower room and cloakroom. All the principle rooms are generously proportioned giving a feeling of space and light and most of them make full use of the wonderful views across countryside.
On the ground floor a porch leads to a lobby and to a long and wide spacious hallway off which there is a large living room (with bay window overlooking countryside) and a delightful kitchen/dining room which is a natural focal point of the house. Also at this level is a good sized utility room, a cloakroom with w.c. and a study. On the first floor a large and bright landing (with views over the rear garden) leads to three good sized bedrooms, all of which again make the most of the fine views over countryside. One of the bedrooms has its own contemporary en suite shower room and there is a particularly striking family bathroom (recently re-equipped).
However, it is perhaps outside where one of the main strengths of the house is to be found especially for those who like gardening. The property enjoys a terrific setting in beautifully landscaped grounds which have been imaginatively designed and laid out by the present owners. It provides something for everyone including sheltered and sunny seating areas, a water feature, well stocked herbaceous and shrub borders, mature trees and at the far end a kitchen garden catering for these who like to grow their own vegetables. There is also off road parking for two vehicles and a garage.
With solid front door to
Having door to garage (described later), glazed inner door to
A lovely long and wide hall measuring 18' in length. One of its main features is a very large floor to ceiling double glazed window which overlooks the rear garden and produces excellent natural lighting to the hall. Attractive lattice screen concealing central heating radiator, second double glazed window to rear aspect. Understairs cupboard, central heating thermostat and attractive staircase to first floor.
7.92m (26ft 0in) x 3.35m (11ft 0in) minimum
This is a minimum measurement as this generous room widens to 14' into an attractive double glazed window with view to front aspect across countryside. Attractive inset wall mounted electric fire, two radiators concealed behind timber lattice screens, four wall light points and second double glazed window to front aspect with view over countryside.
4.34m (14ft 3in) x 4.17m (13ft 8in)
A lovely room this and the focal point of the house. The aforementioned measurements do not include a DINING AREA which measures approximately 6'5 x 4'10. The room has extensive eye and floor level cupboards with marble work tops and tiled surrounds and incorporating space for a wide cooking range and potentially for an American style fridge/freezer. Attractive island unit with marble work top and integrated stainless steel one and a half bowl sink with mixer tap. Radiator, timber flooring, two large double glazed windows to rear aspect and double glazed door leading into the rear garden itself. Door also to
2.69m (8ft 10in) x 2.44m (8ft 0in)
Radiator, one and half bowl single drainer, stainless steel sink and mixer tap. Floor and eye level cupboards with work surfaces and tiled surround. Plumbing and space for both washing machine and dish washer, electric fire, gas fired central heating boiler, door to STUDY (described later) and to
Half tiled and having contemporary white suite with low level w.c.
2.44m (8ft 0in) x 1.75m (5ft 9in)
Having window to rear aspect.
4.62m (15ft 2in) x 2.13m (7ft 0in) maximum
A spacious landing with two large double glazed windows overlooking the rear garden making this a particularly bright landing. Built in airing cupboard with slatted shelving. Access to roof space.
4.06m (13ft 4in) minimum x 3.3m (10ft 10in)
Radiator and a full set of floor to ceiling built in wardrobes with hanging rails and concealed mirror. Double glazed window to front aspect with fine views over countryside.
4.06m (13ft 4in) x 3.78m (12ft 5in)
A lovely bright room with two very large double glazed windows enjoying fine views across countryside. Radiator, large built in cupboards measuring 4' x 3'8". Door to
En-Suite Shower :
Fully tiled and having tiled shower cubicle, low level w.c., pedestal wash basin, ladder style heated towel rail and double glazed window.
3.3m (10ft 10in) x 2.97m (9ft 9in) minimum
With wardrobe recess, radiator and double glazed window to front aspect with view over countryside.
3.15m (10ft 4in) x 2.08m (6ft 10in) minimum
A really striking contemporary bathroom with fully tiled walls and a new suite designed to a Victorian theme with a free standing "slip" bath, large shower cubicle, low level w.c., large vanity wash hand basin with glass bowl and surround, mixer tap, fitted shelving and drawers below, ladder style heated towel rail and double glazed window.
The property enjoys a lovely approach along a private road serving four cottages, number four being the one on the end and thus adjacent to and surrounded by countryside. At the front of the house there is a brick paved driveway providing off road parking for two vehicles and leading to the GARAGE (22' x 9'6" maximum) with up and over door, light and power connected and inner door to hall. The front garden itself is designed with easy maintenance in mind and is laid to a series of paved and gravel pathways and borders, shrubs and ground cover. A gated access leads to the side of the house and into the rear garden which is the present owners' pride and joy. It has been imaginatively laid out and has been a labour of love over the years. In effect it is set out to a series of separate "themes". Immediately adjacent to the house there is a covered seating area where one can sit out under shelter looking over a most impressive ornamental pond surrounded by rockeries, shrubs and borders. This leads to an unusual "lawned mound" which is something of a focal point for the garden. This is enclosed by natural stone walls and borders and has a waterfall supplying the pond. Running alongside the pond and the aforementioned mound is an attractive pergola which supports rose, honeysuckle and wisteria and adjacent to which is a private seating/barbeque area. Next to this is a very useful GARDEN STORE/IMPLEMENT SHED (7'4" x 6'2"). The pathway continues under trellised archways supporting climbers and roses to the next section of the garden which is laid to lawn with colourful herbaceous and shrub borders. Beyond this is the "kitchen" garden providing the perfect spot for anyone who likes to grow vegetables. At strategic spots there is an outside tap and external lighting.
We have been advised that mains gas, electricity, water are connected to the property. Drainage is to a septic tank. There are TV and telephone points at strategic spots in the house. 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 "B"
This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
A full Energy Performance Certificate is available for this property from the Selling Agents.
Strictly by appointment through the Agent's Malvern office. 01684 892809.
From the Agent's office in Great Malvern proceed north along the A449 Worcester Road towards Malvern Link. After about half a mile at the first set of traffic lights at Link Top turn left (signposted Leigh Sinton). The road forks in three directions. Take the first fork to the right (still signed to Leigh Sinton) along Newtown Road following this road out of town into Leigh Sinton Road and continuing for about two miles into Leigh Sinton village. At the T junction with the main Hereford to Worcester Road (A4103) turn left towards Hereford passing through the village. About 300 yards after the village shop (on your left) and just before a speed camera on your right take an unmarked track on the right hand side. This leads down to the four cottages in Pipe Elm Close. Number 4 is the last one on the right.