Old Storridge, Millham Lane, Worcester, Nr Alfrick

£450,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
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A Highly Individual And Interesting Detached House Enjoying A Lovely Private Setting In Garden And Grounds Extending To Almost One Third Of An Acre Surrounded By Woodland And Offering Spacious Accommodation In Need Of Updating And Refurbishment Which Includes A Porch, Hall, Lounge, Kitchen, Utility Room, Dining Room/Bedroom Four, Three Bedrooms (One With En-Suite Shower Room), Bathroom, Central Heating, Double Glazing, Extensive Private Parking And Double Garage. Energy Rating "D".

Location

The property enjoys a wonderfully secluded rural position close to the Worcestershire border with Herefordshire. It is conveniently situated approximately two miles from the villages of Alfrick and Leigh Sinton, about five miles from the well served cultural and historic town of Malvern, eight miles from the city of Worcester, ten miles from Bromyard and about twenty miles from the city of Hereford. It is in the ideal spot for anyone who enjoys walking or riding, standing as it does in some of the most unspoilt and beautiful countryside in the region. Only a few minutes away on foot is extensive woodland, Old Storridge common and Leigh Brook making it the ideal spot for families with children.

Description

Until the mid-1980s Millham Lodge was little more than a small fisherman's shack lying virtually undiscovered in woodland. In 1985 construction began on converting this unpromising building into a detached house with a limited floor area and just two bedrooms. In 1988 it was extended into the property one sees today. However, it is acknowledged that the house requires considerable investment, updating and refurbishment making it an interesting project for any buyer with ambition and imagination.

The current accommodation includes an entrance porch, hall, a large lounge, kitchen (with utility area off), dining room (which can double as a fourth bedroom) and three principle bedrooms (one of which has its own en-suite shower room) and a family bathroom. Heating is provided by way of a somewhat dated oil fired boiler and windows are mostly double glazed.

The house enjoys a pleasant approach over a driveway that is capable of accommodating several vehicles and which leads to a large double garage. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with timber decking and well established shrubs surrounded by mature woodland that gives it privacy and shelter.

GROUND FLOOR

Enclosed Porch

With double glazed entrance door and window, timber panelling to ceiling and glazed inner door leading to

Reception Hall

Understairs cupboard. Three steps lead up to the inner hall (described later).

Bedroom 1 5.40m (17ft 5in) x 3.61m (11ft 8in)

Radiator and double glazed window.

Bedroom 2 3.44m (11ft 1in) x 3.41m (11ft)

Radiator and double glazed window.

Inner Hall

Radiator and stairs leading to first floor (described later).

Bathroom 3.41m (11ft) x 2.30m (7ft 5in)

Half tiled and having panelled bath, vanity wash hand basin with light, shaver point, mirrored cabinet above and cupboards and drawers below. Close coupled WC, separate tiled shower cubicle, radiator, ceramic tiled floor and double glazed window.

Dining Room/Bedroom 4 4.21m (13ft 7in) x 3.75m (12ft 1in)

Two radiators and double glazed doors leading outside to decked seating area.

Lounge 6.82m (22ft) x 5.21m (16ft 10in)

Open fireplace with quarry tiled hearth supporting oil fired stove, two radiators and double glazed doors leading onto decked balcony. Double glazed window to front aspect.

Kitchen 4.26m (13ft 9in) x 2.32m (7ft 6in)

Floor and eye level cupboards with worksurfaces and tiled surrounds incorporating a single bowl sink with mixer tap, four ring electric HOB, electric OVEN and GRILL, extractor canopy (not tested), ceramic tiled floor and Bosch DISHWASHER (not tested), double glazed door leading outside.

Utility Area 2.79m (9ft) x 2.01m (6ft 6in)

Radiator, access to roof space, oil fired central heating boiler (not tested), plumbing and space for washing machine, floor and eye level cupboards with worksurfaces, double glazed window.

FIRST FLOOR

Landing

Central heating thermostat and double glazed window.

Master Bedroom 3 4.03m (13ft) x 3.49m (11ft 3in)

Radiator and double glazed window. Door leading to

En-suite Shower Room 3.46m (11ft 2in) x 2.71m (8ft 9in) max

Half tiled and having fully tiled double shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin, close coupled WC, built in linen cupboard with shelving, large built in airing cupboard with factory lagged cylinder, immersion heater and slatted shelving. Radiator and double glazed Velux window.

Outside

A brick pillared entrance opens onto a gravel driveway that provides parking for several vehicles and leads to the

Detached Garage 5.73m (18ft 6in) x 4.96m (16ft)

With metal up and over door, window, personal door to side, lighting and power connected.

To one side of the driveway is a large area of open gently sloping lawn enclosed by mature shrubs and woodland, the focal point of which is large ornamental pond. A paved pathway flanked by shrubs and raised planters leads via one side of the house to the rear of the property where there is a large area of timber decking that provides a seating area on two sides of the building. It should be noted that this decking is in places unsafe and will need replacing. Also to the rear of the property a separate gated entrance leads to a small area of lawn with shrubs and raised planters. At strategic points there is an oil tank, a large garden SHED 10' x 8' of timber construction and an external tap.

Services

We have been advised that mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Drainage is to a private septic tank. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant local authority. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending occupiers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.

Directions

From the agents office in Great Malvern proceed north along the A449 Worcester Road towards Malvern Link for about quarter of a mile to a set of traffic lights at Link Top. At these lights turn left and then immediately bear right following the road round (this is Newtown Road) towards Leigh Sinton. Follow this route out of town for almost two miles into the village of Leigh Sinton. At the junction with the A4103 Hereford to Worcester Road turn left towards Hereford. Continue for a few hundred yards before taking a right hand turn into Sherridge Road (signed Alfrick and Suckley). Continue for approximately a mile into Smith End Green where at the next junction turn left signed to Alfrick and Suckley. Follow this route for approximately 1.2 miles passing through Stichens Hill. Ignore a left turn signed to Sandlin. Instead take the next turn to the left signed Old Storridge No Through Road. Follow this route for a few hundred yards where Millham Lodge can be seen on the right hand side.

Council Tax

COUNCIL TAX BAND "F"

This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.

Energy Perfomance Certificate

The EPC rating for this property is D (57).

Viewing

By appointment to be made through the Agent's Malvern Office, Tel: 01684 892809

General

Intending purchasers will be required to produce identification documentation and proof of funding in order to comply with The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017. More information can be made available upon request.

John Goodwin FRICS has made every effort to ensure that measurements and particulars are accurate however prospective purchases/tenants must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the accuracy of the information provided. No information with regard to planning use, structural integrity, tenure, availability/operation, business rates, services or appliances has been formerly verified and therefore prospective purchasers/tenants are requested to seek validation of all such matters prior to submitting a formal or informal intention to purchase/lease the property or enter into any contract.

Tenure

We are advised (subject to legal confirmation) that the property is freehold.

A Very Striking Detached Country House

Lovely Private Woodland Setting

Refurbishment And Updating Needed

Large Garden And Double Garage

Hall, Lounge, Kitchen And Four Bedrooms

En-Suite Shower Room And Family Bathroom

Central Heating And Double Glazing

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John Goodwin - Malvern

13 Worcester Road, Great Malvern, Worcestershire

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