Summary of Features
Beautifully presented Grade II Listed extended period cottage (2127 ft²)
3 double bedrooms, bathroom and linen/dressing room
2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room
Ground floor double bedroom and shower room
Small paddock, attractive garden and ample parking
Detached double garage, 2 garden stores
Mileages: Tewkesbury 7½ miles, Gloucester 9 miles, Ledbury & Malvern 11 miles, Cheltenham 12½ miles, Worcester 15 miles, Birmingham 50 miles, central London 124 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 1) 7½ miles & M5 (Jct 9) 9 miles, M5 (Jct 12) 13 miles
Railway: Gloucester, Cheltenham
Airport: Bristol, Birmingham
Willowbank occupies an ideal location; secluded off a country lane within the rural parish of Eldersfield and surrounded by attractive countryside. Situated on the borders of Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, the property enjoys lovely views over traditional countryside including the adjoining wooded Berth Hill and also to the Malvern Hills to the northwest. The area is renowned for offering a sought-after rural quality of life combined with excellent communication links to the rest of the country. Cheltenham, Gloucester (A417) & Bristol are all easily accessible.
This pretty Grade II Listed cottage of mainly timber framed construction is believed to date back to the 18th Century. The property is beautifully presented both inside and out to create an enviable home of character and charm.
Black & white period cottage originating from the mid-18th Century, with further extensions in 1985 and 2003.
A modern fitted kitchen/breakfast room with access to a south-facing patio.
3 double bedrooms to the first floor, plus additional 4th room suitable as a linen room or dressing room.
A further bedroom/study room and shower room can be found on the ground floor.
The central dining hall forms the oldest part of the property with an original cast-iron working fireplace as an attractive feature.
Generous and light sitting room with duel-fuel burner, featuring timber framed walls and beams, with access to the attractive gardens via French windows.
Willowbank is situated off a quiet country lane, approached via gates leading to a gravelled parking area and double garage with two adjoining storage rooms which provide ample storage space plus the potential to develop subject to planning permission.
This pretty cottage is framed by lovely established gardens which are complemented by mature shrubs and herbaceous borders, overlooking adjoining pastureland with views to the Malvern Hills.
A grass paddock extending to 0.64 acres is accessed via a gate from the driveway.
Services: Mains electricity & water, private drainage, Gas (LPG) fired central heating.
Broadband: Available and connected.
Council Tax: Band E. (£2,064.15 2018/19)
Local Authority: Malvern Hills District Council: 01684 862151.
Listing: This property is Grade II Listed.
EPC: No EPC required as the property is Grade II Listed.
Primary: Eldersfield Lawn C of E School, Pendock & Staunton. Further information is available at: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk
Secondary: Newent (with free transport). For further information, please visit the above websites.
Independent: Gloucester, Malvern and Cheltenham. Further information is available at: www.isc.co.uk
Eldersfield village benefits from fine dining at the Michelin-starred The Butchers Arms which is within walking distance. The renowned Corse Lawn Hotel/restaurant is less than 2 ½ miles away. Nearby Staunton (2 miles) offers a doctors surgery, inn, garage, garden centre with restaurant. The nearest post-office & shop is found in Pendock. More extensive retail and cultural therapy is available in Tewkesbury, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Worcester & Birmingham.
The surrounding area provides a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities particular in the Malvern Hills and the Severn Valley, both renowned for their outstanding natural beauty. Eldersfield and Corse Lawn have cricket clubs, golf/country clubs are at Tewkesbury Park & Puckrup Hall. Premiership Rugby is at Gloucester & Worcester. The Three Counties showground at Malvern hosts a wide variety of year-round events; from national garden shows, concerts & antique fairs to agricultural and equestrian events. An active and popular theatre and cinema programme can also be found at Tewkesbury, Malvern, Ledbury and Hereford. Cheltenham also hosts a number of International renowned festivals which are worthy of noting. Ledbury also hosts an annual Poetry Festival.
The region is synonymous within the equestrian industry and Willowbank is situated in the heart of this area. Hartpury College is just 5½ miles away (host to a variety of national and international events), the Three Counties Showground (10 miles) and Cheltenham racecourse (13 miles). Corse Lawn common is on the doorstep and offers extensive off road riding with links to a good network of bridle paths. Corse Lawn also has an equestrian centre with indoor schooling.
From the Cotswolds & M5: Exit the M5 at Junction 11 and follow the A40 towards Gloucester. At the 1st roundabout, turn towards Ross-on-Wye. At the 3rd roundabout, take the A417 towards Ledbury. Pass through Maisemore and Hartpury, shortly after passing the BP Garage (on the right near Corse), fork right onto the B4211 signed Corse Lawn. Continue for about 1.7 miles (passing the 1st left turn, Staunton) and take the 2nd left turn signposted to Eldersfield (Moorend Road). Continue on Moorend Road for ¾ mile and Willowbank will be found on your right hand side.
From the West & M50: Exit the M50 at Junction 2 and follow the A417 south to Staunton. At the mini roundabout in Staunton go straight ahead towards Cheltenham (Straight Lane). At the T-junction turn left towards Cheltenham. Proceed on the B4221 for ¼ mile and take the 1st left turn towards Eldersfield (Moorend Road). Proceed along Moorend Road for ¾ mile and Willowbank is on your right hand side.