Lime Street, Gloucester

£695,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
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A Most Charming Detached Country House Situated In A Delightful Rural Location Affording Fantastic Panoramic Views Across Open Countryside Toward The Malvern Hills And Offering Beautifully Appointed Four Bedroomed Accommodation Arranged Over Three Floors With A Double Carport, Garage, Outbuildings And Glorious Landscaped Grounds Extending To Approx 0.6 Of An Acre. Internal Inspection Highly Recommended.

Location

Eldersfield is a delightful rural hamlet surrounded by glorious unspoilt countryside to the west of Cheltenham on the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire border. Within the hamlet of Eldersfield is a primary school, St John The Bapist Church and renowned public house 'The Butchers Arms'. The nearby village of Staunton and Corse has a doctors surgery, primary school and bakery. The desirable area has excellent communication links to both Cheltenham (approx. 14 miles) and Gloucester (approx. 10 miles) and the charming country town of Ledbury is exactly 10 miles east and offers an excellent range of local amenities and facilities including shops, restaurants and a mainline railway station. The M50/M5 motorways are also easily accessible at Ledbury, Tewkesbury and Cheltenham respectively.

Description

Originally built in 1969, Marshcroft is a fine example of a detached country house offering deceptively spacious and versatile accommodation. The property has been a loving home for the last 20 years with the current vendors embarking on an extensive scheme of renovation to include an imaginatively designed loft conversion and green oak framed family/sun room extension. Attention to detail has also been paid to other aspects of the property with newly fitted antique oak uPVC windows, cavity wall insulation, additional loft insulation and upgrading of the oil fired central heating system. The end result is a home that now offers the benefits of contemporary living whilst still retaining its own individual charm.

Arranged over three floors, the accommodation is well proportioned with the ground floor comprising a spacious entrance hall, elegant drawing room, open plan kitchen/dining/family room, which enjoys a superb south facing triple aspect across the garden, cloakroom, useful utility room and further boot room. On the first floor, a galleried landing leads to the master bedroom with large en suite bathroom, two further double bedrooms and family bathroom. All of the rooms are flooded with natural light and enjoy fantastic rural views across the adjacent cricket pitch and toward the Malvern Hills at the rear. The second floor leads to further flexible accommodation, ideal for a growing family or those working from home, with an open plan sitting room/study, guest bedroom and separate shower room.

One of the great strengths of Marshcroft is its idyllic position, located against the backdrop of the Malvern Hills and affording panoramic views across the beautiful Worcestershire countryside. For those who enjoy exploring the outdoors, the surrounding countryside is filled with walking trails and footpaths weaving throughout the village. Outside, the garden surrounding Marshcroft is a true delight. Taking full advantage of its south west facing aspect, the garden has been designed with large areas of lawn and herbaceous borders creating a vivid display of colour throughout the year. A tarmac driveway provides a generous area of parking and leads to a detached double carport, adjoining garage and store. There are also two further large sheds and a greenhouse. The grounds in total extend to approximately 0.6 of an acre.

With so much to offer, the agents strongly recommend an internal inspection to appreciate this truly wonderful family home.

The rooms with approximate dimensions are as follows;

Entrance Hall

Spacious entrance hall with part glazed front door. Ceiling lights, radiator, space for coat hooks, deep understairs recess, wood effect laminate flooring. Stairs to first floor. Doors to

Drawing Room 6.20m (20ft) x 4.65m (15ft)

Bright and airy room with large front and side facing windows. Ceiling light, wall lights, two radiators, telephone point, TV point. Feature fireplace with wooden surround, inset gas fire and stone hearth.

Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room

Beautifully appointed room serving as a hub at the heart of the house flooded with natural light and enjoying a predominantly south facing triple aspect with wonderful views across the garden.

Kitchen Area 7.07m (22ft 10in) x 4.00m (12ft 11in) inclu. dining area

The kitchen has been designed to classic country style comprising solid wood, floor mounted units with work surfaces over, inset one and a half composite sink drainer unit and tiled surrounds. There is a further tall matching larder cupboard providing additional storage with useful pull out shelves. The kitchen is equipped with an integrated FRIDGE and there is further space for a dishwasher. A particular feature of the kitchen is an attractive oil fired AGA (which also heats the hot water) with two ovens and twin hot plates. There is also space for an adjoining electric oven. Large west facing window with views towards the Malvern Hills, ceiling light, tiled floor. Open to

Dining Area

Currently used as a snug seating area with ample room for a large dining table. East facing window, recessed spotlights, radiator, TV point. Open to

Family Area 3.80m (12ft 3in) x 2.37m (7ft 8in)

Fantastic addition by the current vendors with a striking green oak frame and boasting hardwood windows enjoying a sunny south facing aspect overlooking the garden. Recessed spotlights, radiator, door to outside. Door to porch with tiled floor and further stable door to outside.

Cloakroom

Rear facing window, low level WC, wash hand basin. Ceiling light, radiator, wainscot panelled walls.

Utility Room 4.59m (14ft 10in) x 2.32m (7ft 6in)

West facing window with views towards the Malvern Hills. Fitted with a range of floor mounted units with work surface over, inset stainless steel sink drainer unit and tiled surround. Space for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, space for further fridge and freezer. Useful tall storage cupboards. Ceiling light, radiator, tiled floor. Door to

Boot Room

Space for coats and boots, floor mounted oil fired boiler (installed in 2014), half height tiled walls. Door to outside.

First Floor Landing

Galleried landing with large velux window affording views across the adjacent cricket pitch. Ceiling light, airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with slatted shelving. Doors to

Master Bedroom 4.03m (13ft) x 3.69m (11ft 11in)

Bright and airy room enjoying the morning sun with a dual aspect affording views across the garden and adjacent cricket pitch. Ceiling light, radiator, fitted wardrobes. Door to

En Suite Bathroom

Spacious bathroom with suite comprising panel bath with tiled surround, large walk in shower enclosure with power shower, vanity wash hand basin with tiled splashback and mirror over, low level WC. Side and rear facing windows with views across open countryside toward the Malvern Hills, ceiling light, exposed ceiling beam, radiator.

Bedroom Two 4.18m (13ft 6in) x 4.03m (13ft)

Large west facing window affording fantastic views across open countryside toward the Malvern Hills. Ceiling light, exposed ceiling beam, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and mirror over, radiator. Comprehensive range of fitted wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving. Further under stairs recess with hanging rail and radiator.

Family Bathroom

Suite comprising panel bath with shower over and glass shower screen, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC. Two west facing windows with views across open countryside toward the Malvern Hills, ceiling light, extractor fan, radiator, half height tiled walls.

Bedroom 3 4.31m (13ft 11in) x 4.16m (13ft 5in)

Currently used as a study but a more than adequate double bedroom. Large east facing window with views across the adjacent cricket pitch. Ceiling light, exposed ceiling beam, built in bookcases with cupboards below, radiator. It should be noted that there is potential to create an ensuite shower room as there is an existing hot and cold water connection under the floor. Stairs to

Second Floor Landing

Imaginatively converted by the current vendors to create a superb guest suite with a versatile open plan living area. The galleried landing gives access to an insulated loft space with a pull down ladder and light.

Open Plan Living Area

Enjoying spectacular sweeping views from every aspect overlooking the garden, adjacent cricket pitch and Malvern Hills. A flexible room offering a variety of uses including a home office or playroom. Ceiling light, radiator, TV point. Access to further recess (9'5'' x 6'8'') with some restricted head height.

Bedroom 4 4.31m (13ft 11in) x 4.03m (13ft)

Flooded with natural light through two large velux windows and further south facing window enjoying panoramic rural views across the adjacent cricket pitch and toward the Malvern Hills. Ceiling light, radiator.

Shower Room

Suite comprising walk in shower enclosure with electric shower and tiled surrounds, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and mirror over, low level WC. Large velux window, recessed spotlights, extractor fan, radiator.

Outside

Marshcroft is approached by a sweeping tarmac driveway leading to a generous area of parking and a detached oak framed DOUBLE CARPORT with an adjoining GARAGE and further lean to STORE (all with electricity connected). The property is covered by a Virginia creeper vine and sits proudly within its plot, surrounded by a beautifully maintained landscaped garden. The garden has been meticulously arranged to provide colour all year round and is particularly striking during the Spring and Summer months. The herbaceous borders have been thoughtfully planted and are awash with various tones of pink, yellow, blue and orange. A wild flower area sits at the most southerly point of the garden and is planted with dozens of spring bulbs including wild daffodils and fritillaria. It is surrounded by an established shrub and azalea border, which provides a stunning splash of colour. There are several mature trees planted throughout the garden with two magnolia trees and numerous fruit trees including crab apple, pear and plum. A pergola runs through the middle of the lawn supporting an ornamental vine, and leads to a further pergola with a climbing double perfumed wisteria. The remainder of the garden comprises further areas of lawn, an established vegetable plot with raised beds, an abundance of berries including raspberry, gooseberry and currants. Seating areas have been strategically positioned to follow the sun as it moves around the garden with a wonderful weeping willow providing an area of shade. There are two very useful large storage SHEDS (with electricity connected) and a GREENHOUSE. With a delightful south west facing aspect affording views toward the Malvern Hills, it truly is an idyllic spot. The garden in total extends to approximately 0.6 OF AN ACRE.

Agents Note

There is a definitive only footpath running through the garden details of which can be obtained from the selling agent.

Services

We have been advised that mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Heating is oil fired. Drainage is to a private clearwater 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 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 Agent's Ledbury office proceed out of town on the A417 Gloucester Road. Continue over the M50 at Bromsberrow passing through Redmarley D'Abitot. Continue along this road and on reaching the mini roundabout at Staunton continue straight over onto the B4213 signposted to Eldersfield and Tirley. Continue along this road and on reaching the T-Junction turn left onto the B4211 signposted to Tewkesbury and Cheltenham. Continue along this road for a short distance, taking the second turning left onto Lime Street. Continue along this road for approximately half a mile and shortly after passing The Butchers Arms, turn right down a short track towards the cricket pitch and Marshcroft can be seen directly ahead.

Council Tax

COUNCIL TAX BAND "G"

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 E (46).

Viewing

By appointment to be made through the Agent's Ledbury Office (Tel: 01531 634648).

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 purchasers/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.

Most Charming Country House

Occupying An Idyllic Position Amidst Unspolit Countryside

Affording Fantastic Panoromic Rural Views

Beautifully Appointed Accommodation Arranged Over Three Floors

Drawing Room

Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room

Four Double Bedrooms (Master En Suite)

Family Bathroom & Further Shower Room

Colourful Landscaped Garden Extending To Approx 0.6 ACRE

Double Carport, Garage & Outbuildings

Arrange viewing 01531 248055

John Goodwin - Ledbury

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