Summary of Features
Immaculate & spacious detached barn conversion (1,976 sq ft)
4 double bedrooms, master with en-suite, 2 bathrooms
Country-style fitted kitchen, utility, 2 receptions & study
Attractive terraced gardens, shed and greenhouse
2-bay car port/garage and ample private parking
Mileages: Malvern 4 miles, Worcester 9 miles, Ledbury 11 miles, Hereford 19 miles,
Ross-on-Wye 24 miles, Cheltenham 28½ miles, Birmingham 50 miles
Road: M5 (Jct 7) 12½ miles, M50 (Jct 2) 15½ miles
Railway: Malvern, Worcester, Ledbury
Airport: Birmingham (50 miles), Bristol (69 miles)
Bramble Barn is situated in a delightful rural location, tucked away within tranquil countryside in the parish of Storridge on the border of Worcestershire/Herefordshire. With the Malvern Hills to the south and Suckley Hills to the North, the surrounding countryside is characterised by traditional farms, wooded hills and orchards, and is renowned for its scenic and unspoilt pastoral appeal. The property is located within a small rural community at the end of a quiet country lane, yet has good access to the local towns, cities and principal transport routes.
This delightful, well-presented property has been well-maintained by the owners and offers spacious accommodation. Converted in 2007/8, the original building dates from the mid 1800s.
Four double bedrooms, two are located on the ground floor and share a good-sized bathroom, and there is also a separate downstairs WC.
The master bedroom is a good-sized double and benefits from a dressing area with fitted wardrobes and a super en-suite with walk-in shower. The second double bedroom also has fitted storage and access to a separate shower room; all situated off a galleried landing.
The comfortable, country-style kitchen/breakfast room with its double height ceiling offers ample storage, along with a Rangemaster range cooker, integrated fridge and dishwasher, and granite work-surfaces. A useful utility room is accessed off the kitchen and has its own sink unit and space for additional white goods.
There is a separate, formal dining room which could easily be incorporated into the kitchen to create a large, kitchen/dining/family room (subject to any necessary consents).
A beautifully light and spacious sitting room, with vaulted ceiling, benefits from French doors opening to the patio terrace and garden.
The study offers a versatile space and could be used for an additional bedroom or childrens TV/play room.
The property is approached via a quiet, no through lane (1 mile) leading to this small hamlet, comprising of 8 properties. Access is directly off the tarmac road to a private entrance drive.
A 2-bay timber car port/garage sits within a smartly gravelled parking area.
The generous, maturely planted gardens, with terraced areas offer a delightful secret garden design with private seating areas, lawns and scope for keen gardeners to add to the thoughtful design.
The well-established gardens are planted with a variety of shrubs, trees and flowering plants, including wisteria, hostas, roses, bamboo and twisted willow.
There is an Alton timber-framed greenhouse, cold frame and timber garden shed.
Mains electricity and water. Oil-fired central heating. Shared private drainage to a treatment plant (maintenance charge currently £130 pa; covers electricity running cost, emptying service and maintenance).
Standard broadband connected. Gigaclear superfast available beside the property (but not currently connected).
Band F (£2,703.00 2019/20).
Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.
This property is not Listed.
Rated C on original conversion in 2008, now reduced to F due to a theoretical assessment.
Access to the property is via a 1 mile single-track tarmac lane, of which the final portion is privately owned by Batchcombe Farmhouse. This property has a formal right-of-way over the privately-owned section.
Maintenance of the privately-owned section of the lane and communal space is dealt with via a management committee to which all 8 homes make an annual contribution; currently £320 pa.
Primary: Cradley Primary School. Further information available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Secondary: John Masefield (Ledbury) catchment. Further information available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Independent: Malvern, Colwall, Worcester, Hereford and Cheltenham all have some outstanding independent schools. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk
The village of Storridge lies just north of the Malvern Hills and has a church and Inn. The neighbouring village of Cradley (c. 3 miles) has a church, doctor's surgery, post office service (offered in the village hall) and a traditional butchery & general store. There is also a convenience store/post office in nearly Leigh Sinton (3½ miles). Malvern is close by and offers a broad range of services to meet most day-to-day requirements, including quality supermarkets (Waitrose and M&S Food), independent shops, galleries & restaurants as well as a respected theatre and two railway stations. For more extensive retail and cultural therapy, Worcester, Hereford, Cheltenham and Birmingham are easily accessible.
Good walking within the immediate locality. The spectacular Malvern Hills are close by and provide a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities. The Three Counties Showground in Malvern hosts a wide variety of events, from national garden shows & antique fairs to agricultural and equestrian events. A variety of farmers markets, festivals and events take place in and around the area throughout the year. Other sporting opportunities include golf at Malvern, Cricket at Worcester and premiership rugby at Worcester and Gloucester.
From Ledbury take the B4214 passing through the village of Staplow. Continue on this road until reaching a sharp right hand bend, bear right on the B4220 to Bosbury and on to Cradley. At the T-Junction with the A4103, turn right towards Worcester, continue for about 2 miles and turn left opposite the church, signposted Birchwood. After ¼ mile, take the first left turn into a small lane (no through road). Continue on this road for 1 mile to the end of the road, this property is the first on the right hand side after the big farmhouse.
From Malvern take the B4219 Cowleigh Road signposted West Malvern and Bromyard, continue for about 2 miles until the T-Junction with the A4103. Turn left and after a very short distance, turn immediately right opposite the church signposted Birchwood, continue as above.
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