Stonehall Common, Worcester, Nr Kempsey


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  • Bedrooms: 3
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A Very Well Situated Detached Rural Property Located Less Than 10 Minutes Drive From Junction 7 Of The M5, And 6 Minutes Away From The New Worcestershire Parkway Railway Station. The House Is Thought To Have Been Built In The Early 1900's. It Enjoys A Wonderful Setting With Views Over Common Land And Offers Generous Accommodation In Need Of Updating. Currently Comprising A Hall, Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Three Bedrooms, Bathroom, A Substantial Shed/Workshop And Seven And A Half Acres Of Garden, Paddock And Hay Meadow. Energy Rating 'E'

This property has not been on the market for over 60 years. The Elms Smallholding should not be confused with another property on Stonehall Common called The Elms which was sold in 2007.

For Sale By Public Auction At Stanbrook Abbey, Callow End, Near Worcester At 6pm On Thursday, 7th November 2019.

Guide Price £350,000 - £450,000


The property enjoys a very convenient location less than three miles from the well served village of Kempsey, approximately five miles from the city of Worcester, seven miles from the riverside town of Upton upon Severn and less than ten miles from the cultural and historic spa town of Great Malvern. It is therefore handily placed for those who enjoy outdoor life, walking the dog or country pursuits. There are a number of noteworthy landmarks close at hand including the Malvern Hills, the Severn Valley (including a busy marina at Upton upon Severn) and the Three Counties Showground. The renowned theatre and cinema complex at Great Malvern together with the many facilities in the city of Worcester offer a wide variety of cultural ameneties. As well as the proximity of the M5 Junction 7, reached from the East and so avoiding busy roads, there is also the exciting new development of the Worcestershire Parkway railway station scheduled to open in late 2019. This will provide an improved direct service to London as well as allowing direct access to the Cross Country train network, removing the need to change at Birmingham or Cheltenham


Despite the name of the property, The Elms is not actually a smallholding and it is not worked agriculturally except for hay. The house comprises a traditional two storey brick built detached dwelling, which was extended in the 1970's and then again in the early 1990's. The result is a spacious home which, although in need of updating and refurbishment, offers enormous scope for further extension and transformation into an idyllic family home. Standing as it does in the heart of Stonehall Common, it enjoys a wonderful rural setting, surrounded by unspoilt countryside. It also has commoners' rights. The Elms is offered with seven and a half acres of garden and orchard together with a fenced paddock and hay meadows. From two of the fields there are a fine views of the Malvern Hills towards the south west (see photograph). Within the curtilage there is also a large single storey brick shed/workshop, which could potentially offer scope for conversion into alternative uses (subject of course to planning consent being granted).


We have been advised that mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Drainage is to a private septic tank or cess pool, which has been emptied annually, that lies just to the north of the dwelling within the curtilage of the property. However, it is believed that this system, though perfectly functional, does not actually conform to current environmental standards. Buyers are advised to seek advice on this as the property will be sold at auction with the current drainage system as it stands. The vendors will not accept responsibility for its replacement. The property is currently connected to wired broadband but fibre is also available.

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.


From the city of Worcester proceed south along the A38 (Bath Road) to the outskirts of town passing the Harvester Inn on your left and the Toby Carvery on your right. Just after this at a major island, turn left towards the M5. Follow the dual carriageway for quarter of a mile and at the next island turn right (signed towards Norton and Kempsey). Continue to the next island, bearing right towards Hatfield and Kempsey passing St Peter's Garden Centre on your left. Carry on through Norton for approximately half a mile, turning left (signed Stonehall Common and Hatfield). Continue for a further 1.25 miles (through the village of Hatfield). As the road opens out onto Stonehall Common take the second driveway to the right (this is The Elms - look for two buildings either side of a gated driveway). If you get to the Stonehall Common village sign, you have gone too far.

Council Tax


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 (41).


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


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.


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


A Detached Early 1900's Period House Requiring Refurbishment

Very Convenient Location Less Than 10 Minutes From The M5

Wonderful Setting With Views Over Common Land

7.5 Acres Of Garden, Paddock And Meadow

Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room

Three Bedrooms, Bathroom, Shed/Workshop

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John Goodwin - Malvern

13 Worcester Road, Great Malvern, Worcestershire

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