A character cottage dating back to 1600's and extended to give well proportioned, light and airy living, in a quiet, rural location with lovely, countryside views and 2.5 acres of garden, orchard and ancient woodland.
The sale of Bay Tree Cottage offers a rare opportunity to live in an idyllic, elevated AONB with 180 degree views across fields, woodland and Herefordshire/ Worcestershire hills. The property is accessed directly from Bearswood Common and offers extended, timber framed accommodation comprising:- reception hall/sitting room, lounge with inglenook fireplace with wood burner, garden room with bifold doors, dining kitchen with Aga and built in appliances, open to living room, utility, cloakroom, four bedrooms, bedroom one with walk in wardrobe, ensuite and balcony, family bathroom.
The garden has been landscaped to give three large areas of level lawns, overlooking the orchard and taking advantage of the views, plus a drive and a wide parking area adjoining the garage & store.
Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the location and views offered by Bay Tree Cottage.
Solid oak front door, opens to:
RECEPTION HALL/SITTING ROOM 4.22m x 3.44m (13'10" x 11'3" )
Front double glazed windows with long distance views, stairs to first floor. Oak latched doors to:
LOUNGE/GARDEN ROOM 6.55m x 3.97m (21'5" x 13'0")
With inglenook fireplace with log burner and tiled hearth, beamed ceiling. Garden room with double glazed oak framed windows and vaulted ceiling, views to front and side, Acoya bi-fold doors to two sides, sky light windows.
KITCHEN/DINING/LIVING ROOM 7.29m x 5.46m (23'11" x 17'11" )
With rear aspect double glazed window. Fitted kitchen units under oak work surface, including ceramic sink unit, four ring induction hob, integral electric oven, oil fired Aga, dishwasher and fridge. Walk in larder cupboard. Stripped wood floor. Wide double glazed door to terrace. Front and side aspect double glazed windows within sitting area with views.
UTILITY 3.11m x 2.19m (10'2" x 7'2")
Solid door to gardens, rear aspect double glazed window, work surface with sink unit and high level storage units over. Plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, built in freezer. Hanging for coats, bench and shoe rack, tiled floor. Door to:
Rear aspect double glazed window, low flush WC.
SPLIT LEVEL LANDING
With built in storage cupboard. Doors to:
BEDROOM TWO 4.16m x 3.29m (13'7" x 10'9")
Front aspect double glazed window with views, built in shelving.
BEDROOM FOUR 3.68m x 2.90m (12'0" x 9'6")
Rear aspect double glazed window with window seat, beamed ceiling, eaves storage cupboard.
With velux window and built in shelving. Doors to:
BEDROOM THREE 4.07m x 2.82m (13'4" x 9'3")
Side aspect double glazed window, rear aspect velux window, raised plinth with space for double mattress, door to built in wardrobe and storage cupboard.
BEDROOM ONE 4.08m x 3.39m (13'4" x 11'1")
Initial area with doors to en-suite and walk-in wardrobe.
Bedroom with two built in double wardrobes, eaves cupboard, velux window, side aspect double glazed window with velux over. Rear aspect double glazed window and French doors to balcony with space for table and chairs and outstanding views across the surrounding countryside.
EN-SUITE 2.43m x 1.64m (7'11" x 5'4")
Velux skylight, bath with tiled surround and electric shower, pedestal wash basin, close coupled WC, heated towel rail, extractor fan, wood effect floor.
Rear aspect double glazed window, bath with mixer tap, large shower enclosure with glass screen, electric shower and extractor fan, wash basin with back lit mirror, electric heated towel rail, door to airing cupboard with insulated hot water cylinder. Door to WC with rear aspect window, close couple wc, electric radiator heated by AGA.
Side aspect window, close coupled WC, radiator (heated by Aga).
Paved terrace surrounds house, path to drive where there is ample parking and a 8.2m x 3m timber framed garage and stable/store with light and power connected. Paths lead to the three very large level, lawned gardens which are ideal for children's play space or entertaining. At the rear of the house is a BRICK BUILT OUTBUILDING adjacent to house, with water treatment system, space for appliances, shelving, front aspect window.
Behind the cottage is a five bar gate to the ancient woodland, plus a path running along the thorn hedged boundary. The orchard below the property has a range of fruit trees including Herefordshire apples, pears, plums, mulberry and cobnuts. The left hand boundary is hornbeam and holly hedge.
From the Worcester direction continue along the A4103 in a westerly direction towards Herefordshire, passing through the villages of Bransford and Leigh Sinton. Continue to the top of the hill into Storridge noting the B4219 on your left to Great Malvern and as you descend the hill, you will note on your right hand side a garage, take the next right signposted Suckley 3 miles and follow this lane for approximately 1 mile. There is a right hand fork signposted Bearswood, take this road continue straight on the track until it ends at Bay Tree Cottage, where there is a turning area and the gateway into the property. Pull into the drive and park by the garage.
TENURE: We understand the property to be Freehold but this point should be confirmed by your solicitor.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS: Only those items referred to in these particulars are included in the sale price. Other items, such as carpets and curtains, may be available by separate arrangement
SERVICES: Mains electricity is connected. Oil is connected to the property for the Aga. Water is via a private borehole which has an ultraviolet purifying system and filter. Drainage is via septic tank.
Please note that we have not tested any services or appliances and their inclusion in these particulars should not be taken as a warranty.
OUTGOINGS: Local Council: Herefordshire County Council (01432 260000); at the time of marketing the Council Tax Band is: F
ENERGY PERFORMANCE RATINGS: Current: E45 Potential: C71
ASKING PRICE - £850,000