A SPACIOUS AND WELL MAINTAINED DETACHED MODERN HOUSE ENJOYING A LOVELY CUL-DE-SAC SETTING IN THE WELL SERVED VILLAGE OF CRADLEY ON THE HEREFORDSHIRE/WORCESTERSHIRE BORDER WITH A WONDERFUL SOUTHERLY ASPECT ACROSS ADJACENT COUNTRYSIDE TOWARDS THE MALVERN HILLS AND OFFERING VERSATILE FOUR BEDROOMED ACCOMMODATION WITH CENTRAL HEATING, DOUBLE GLAZING, PORCH, HALL, CLOAKROOM, LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM, STUDY, KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM, UTILITY ROOM, EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM, FAMILY BATHROOM, DOUBLE GARAGE, EXTENSIVE OFF ROAD PARKING AND A BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED GARDEN. EPC RATING 'C'.
Location & Description:
16 Oaklands enjoys a convenient position in the well served village of Cradley on the Herefordshire border with Worcestershire. The village itself boast excellent local amenities including a shop and Post Office, doctor's surgery and dispensary, a church, primary school and thriving British Legion Club. It is a thriving village with an excellent community spirit.
The wider facilities of the cultural and historic spa town of Great Malvern are just under five miles away. Here there is a comprehensive choice of shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium. The cities of Worcester (10 miles) and Hereford (16 miles) are also within striking distance.
Transport communications are well catered for. There are mainline railway stations at both Malvern and Worcester. Junction 7 of the M5 motorway is only about ten miles.
The boundary of 16 Oaklands adjoins unspoilt open countryside and therefore has access to some of the finest walks in the region. From this lovely setting the house enjoys a spectacular southerly aspect towards the full length of the Malvern Hills in the distance (see photo in this brochure). This really is a wonderful spot.
Originally built in the 1980's, 16 Oaklands is part of a mature village development and is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. It stands in a delightfully landscaped and colourful level garden which is designed to provide interest colour and variety throughout the year but with ease of maintenance in mind. At the same time it takes full advantage of its unrivalled aspect towards the hills. A long driveway provides off road parking for several vehicles (including the capability to accommodate a motor home, caravan or boat) and leads to a good sized double garage.
The property itself has been well maintained over the years. It has a contemporary oil fired central heating system, attractive leaded glass double glazed windows, cavity wall insulation and extra insulation in the roof spaces. The result is a house that is economical and easy to run.
On the ground floor a reception hall leads to a cloakroom with WC, a living room, separate dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast room and a utility room. At first floor level a landing leads to four bedrooms, an en-suite shower room and the main family bathroom. The principle rooms make the most of the view to the hills.
With light, Fibreplas Georgian style reinforced UPVC glazed front door with multipoint lock leading to
2.92m (9ft 7in) x 2.79m (9ft 2in)
With radiator, telephone point, understairs storage cupboard, stairs leading to first floor, smoke alarm and central heating thermostat.
Half tiled and having low level WC, radiator, wash basin and double glazed window to front aspect.
6.1m (20ft 0in) x 3.81m (12ft 6in)
Having feature fireplace with attractive chimney breast and matching brick plinth to each side with slate surfaces ideal for TV, display etc. Multi fuel burner, two radiators, attractive double glazed leaded bow window to front aspect with deep sill for display. Pair of double glazed sliding patio doors leading into the rear garden and enjoying view of the hills.
3.51m (11ft 6in) x 3.05m (10ft 0in)
Having radiator and double glazed window with fine view over countryside towards the Malvern Hills.
2.67m (8ft 9in) x 2.59m (8ft 6in)
With radiator and double glazed window to front aspect.
5.49m (18ft 0in) x 2.59m (8ft 6in) min
Having full range of fitted floor cupboards with drawers, extensive work surfaces and tiled surrounds and incorporating a one and a half bowl single drainer stainless steel sink with mixer tap, four ring electric HOB with extractor canopy above, eye level OVEN and GRILL, four glass fronted eye level display cabinets. Double glazed window overlooking rear garden with a pair of double glazed doors leading into the garden itself enjoying a south facing aspect to the hills. Door to
2.44m (8ft 0in) x 2.13m (7ft 0in)
With twin bowl stainless steel sink and mixer tap with cupboards below. Work surfaces with space and plumbing below for washing machine and dishwasher, tiled surrounds and a range of eye level cupboards. Double glazed window to front aspect.
Having large built in airing cupboard with slatted shelving, factory lagged cylinder and immersion heater. Access to fully insulated roof space.
4.42m (14ft 6in) x 3.66m (12ft 0in)
Having radiator and double glazed window with fine south facing aspect across countryside towards the Malvern Hills. Door to
En-Suite Shower Room:
Fully tiled and having pedestal wash basin, shaver socket, low level WC, radiator, tiled shower cubicle and double glazed window to side aspect.
3.81m (12ft 6in) x 3.58m (11ft 9in)
With radiator and double glazed window to rear aspect with fine views across the rear garden towards the hills.
3.43m (11ft 3in) x 2.51m (8ft 3in)
With radiator and double glazed window to front aspect.
3.12m (10ft 3in) x 2.44m (8ft 0in)
With radiator and double glazed window overlooking rear garden towards hills.
Fully tiled and having panelled bath with shower over, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, shaver socket, radiator and double glazed window to front aspect.
The garden is a lovely feature of the property. It is approached off the end of a cul-de-sac across a long tarmac driveway that provides parking and turning areas for several vehicles and leads to the
5.11m (16ft 9in) x 4.65m (15ft 3in)
With up and over door, window and personal door to rear. Oil fired central heating boiler, water, lighting and power connected. The driveway is flanked by a most attractive and well established copper beech hedge, shrubs and silver birch. The front garden itself is mainly laid to lawn with a variety of mature shrubs, conifers, ornamental trees and rose borders. The front facade of the house supports mature climbers. A pathway to the side of the house (where there is an oil storage tank) leads into the rear garden. This is a real suntrap and is beautifully laid out to provide interest and colour, yet at the same time requires only limited maintenance. It has a wonderful south facing aspect across the adjacent open countryside towards the Malvern Hills. It is the perfect spot for sitting out. It is principally laid to a mixture of level lawn, block paviour terracing and patio with raised stone edged borders and planters containing mature shrubs, ground cover and spring bulbs. There are a number of well established trees (including silver birch and apple), attractive hedging (notably pyracantha), a rockery and gravel pathways. The rear facade of the house supports mature climbers. To one side of the property there is a LEAN TO GREENHOUSE
We have been advised that mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. Central heating is provided by an oil fired system. 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.
It should be noted that the central heating boiler was replaced in 2003. Extra cavity wall and roof insulation was added in 2001. The vendors will also consider including some of the contents and furnishings which can become part of this sale, subject to negotiation.
COUNCIL TAX BAND E (Herefordshire Council)
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
A full Energy Performance Certificate is available for this property.
Strictly by appointment through the Agents Malvern office (01684 892809)
From the agents office in Malvern proceed north along the A449 Worcester Road towards Malvern Link, taking the first main turn to the left into North Malvern Road (towards West Malvern). After 300 yards take the first fork to the right into Cowleigh Road (towards Storridge). Follow this route out of town through Cowleigh Woods for about a mile to the junction of the A4103 Hereford to Worcester Road. At this Junction turn left towards Hereford continuing along the A4103 taking the third turn to the left signed to Ledbury and Bosbury. Follow this route for about quarter of a mile into the village, bearing right round a sharp bend past the British Legion club on your left. After a short distance take a left turn into Oaklands following the road round almost to the end where number 16 is located.