Detached period cottage with stabling, land & established cattery business, in convenient village edge location


Key Features

  • Detached, period cottage (1,273 sq ft) edge of a village
  • 3 bed, 2 receptions & conservatory, private garden
  • Well established and thriving cattery business (Top Cats)
  • Paddocks, stabling, garage and carport

2.48 Acres


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Guide £525,000

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Property Description

Summary of Features

Detached, period cottage (1,273 sq ft) in a convenient village location, offering further business potential
3 bedrooms and family bathroom with separate shower
Sitting/Dining room with wood burning stove, conservatory overlooking garden
Kitchen with stable door leading to utility area and downstairs WC.
Well established and thriving cattery business (Top Cats Boarding Cattery, FAB accredited)
Private garden, paddocks, stabling, garage and carport

Location

Mileages: Worcester 5½ miles, Pershore 7½ miles, Malvern 9½ miles, Tewkesbury 12 miles, Evesham 14 miles, Kidderminster 22½ miles,
Redditch & Ledbury 23 miles, Cheltenham 25 miles, Birmingham 33½ miles
Road: M5 (Jct 7) 3½ miles
Railway: Worcester & Malvern, (Worcester Parkway coming soon)
Airport: Birmingham 38½ miles

Situation

Maple Cottage is situated in Green Street village, close to the popular rural village of Kempsey, about 5½ miles south of the city of Worcester, with the River Severn lying to the western boundary. Historically the village has a rich background dating from the Iron Age, Sir Edward Elgar lived here from 1923 to 1927. The village has a lovely pastoral atmosphere and is a very accessible part of the countryside, the city of Worcester only being a few minutes' drive away. There are good commuter links to the rest of the country.

Maple Cottage

Maple Cottage originates from the early 1900's and offers versatile country living and an excellent home business
The sitting room benefits from a Stovax wood burner (1 yr old) set in a pretty inglenook fireplace
From the dining area the conservatory offers a comfortable and bright space to enjoy the delightful garden with its ornamental ponds
2 double bedrooms and one single offering countryside views
The family bathroom benefits from a separate shower unit

The Outside

The property is in a private village edge position, a short walk from the pub and 350 acres of common land
The private gardens are laid to lawn with mature shrubs and complimented by 2 ornamental ponds and a variety of storage sheds
An impressive amount of parking to both sides of the property with easy access for larger vehicles
The business (Top Cats) is licensed for up to 30 cats with 20 units + 4 isolation units, with separate office building and fully equipped kitchen. FAB accredited & MHDC licensed cattery.
3 level paddocks with 4 timber stables, plus a 50m schooling ring (available by separate negotiation)

Services

Mains water, drainage & electricity, LPG central heating with mains water to the land

Broadband

Available and connected.

Local Authority

Malvern Hills District Council: 01684 862151.

Council Tax

Band "D"; (£1,640 2017/18).

EPC

Rated "F".

Listing

The property is not Listed.

Motorway

Please note, this property is located next to the M5 motorway.

General Information

Schools
Primary: Kempsey.
Secondary: Worcester, Pershore and Malvern (Hanley Swan). Further information available at: www.malvernhills.gov.uk and www.worcestershire.gov.uk
Independent: Worcester, Malvern and Cheltenham have some outstanding independent schools. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk

Local: The thriving village of Kempsey has a church, primary school, village store and 3 pubs. Green Street also has a good pub within walking distance. The city of Worcester is a short drive away and offers an extensive range of amenities including an abundance of shops, several supermarkets, restaurants, a theatre, cinema and mainline station. Cheltenham and Birmingham are also easily accessible by road or rail.

Recreational: The area provides a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities including tennis, cricket and football clubs in the village, and a variety of social clubs and societies are also available to suit a wide range of interests. Rowing and golf clubs in Worcester as well as a variety of museums, art galleries and the historic Worcester Cathedral. The renowned Malvern Hills, AONB, are close by and popular for walking, mountain biking and horse riding.

Equestrian: There is a riding school in the village as well as several, easily accessible riding schools in and around the area with facilities for hire, as well as hosting regular competitions. Worcester Riding School is also an accredited National PC Centre. Kempsey Common and a network of local bridleways offer good outriding.

Profitable business with further potential, current T/O circa £30k pa.

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