UNIQUE GRADE II LISTED VILLAGE HOUSE
IN NEED OF UPDATING AND REFURBISHMENT
TWO RECEPTION ROOMS, FOUR BEDROOMS, GAS CENTRAL HEATING
EXTENSIVE STORE ROOMS/POTENTIAL OFFICE AND SHOP
USEFUL OUTBUILDINGS GARDEN OFF ROAD PARKING
The property itself is a unique and striking Grade II listed detached half timbered dwelling believed to date back over three centuries. Located as it is in the oldest part of Cradley it has historically been one of the most significant buildings in the area serving the village as its main post office and stores. Although in recent years the Post Office itself has been closed, planning consent designating part of the ground floor for this use is still in force. The house does require updating and refurbishment. Many original features remain including the exposed half timbering to walls and ceilings and fireplaces. Evidence of its recent use as the village shop and post office are also still present with storage rooms, an office and the original shop. The remaining accommodation includes a lounge, dining room, kitchen and four bedrooms one of which has its own en suite bathroom. There is also a separate shower room. The property has gas fired central heating. Outside there is a mature landscaped garden and a recently laid block paviour driveway that provides extensive private parking. Within the grounds there is an attractive single storey stone outbuilding currently used as storage. This was a former bakery which, together with the shop and post office, served the community of Cradley in the past.
The Post Office enjoys a quiet setting close to the centre of the well served village of Cradley on the Herefordshire border with Worcestershire. The village itself has a butchers shop (which doubles as a village stores), doctor's surgery, dispensary, church and primary school. It is also conveniently placed for fast access to the major centres of Malvern (5 miles), Ledbury (9 miles) and the cities of Worcester (10 miles by road and local bus) and Hereford (16 miles). Junction 7 of the M5 motorway south of Worcester is just over 12 miles away and there is a mainline railway service running from the nearby village of Colwall (2 miles) and Malvern. Cradley itself lies in the heart of unspoilt rolling countryside so this is the perfect spot for those who enjoy walking or riding. The Worcestershire Way is less than 2 miles away and the village stands in the foothills of the eight mile range of the Malvern Hills.
We have been advised that mains electricity, gas, water and drainage are connected to the property. 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.
From Great Malvern proceed north along the A449 Worcester Road. After a quarter of a mile take the first turning to the left signed West Malvern and Bromyard into North Malvern Road proceeding uphill for a short distance before forking right onto Cowleigh Road. Leave the town limits proceeding through Cowleigh Woods for approximately one mile before coming to a T junction with the A4103 (Hereford to Worcester road). Turn left towards Hereford proceeding for just under half a mile taking the second left turn (signed Cradley) opposite Millbank Garage. Follow this route into the village passing the school on your right. The road itself narrows and dips. At the bottom of this dip you will see The Post Office on your left hand side.
COUNCIL TAX BAND "C" (Herefordshire Council) This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.
Energy Perfomance Certificate
The property is Grade II Listed and therefore does not require an EPC
Strictly by appointment through the Agents Malvern office. 01684 218170.
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 verification) that the property is freehold.
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