Seed Farmhouse sits in a delightful rural setting well set back from the road surrounded by its own gardens and ground. The property sits approximately 1.5 miles West of the village of Cradley on the Herefordshire and Worcestershire border.
Cradley is a small thriving community with a primary school, village hall, a good village store for day to day provisions, a parish church and public house. Malvern town centre lies approximately 5.7 miles to the East.
Malvern and nearby Ledbury are charming local centres offering an excellent range of shops, cafes, restaurants, and other recreational amenities. Malvern is also renowned cultural centre with an excellent theatre and cinema. The Cathedral City of Worcester offers more extensive shopping and leisure facilities, as well as being the cultural focal point of the County. Worcester is home to Worcestershire County Cricket Club, Worcester Racecourse and Worcester Warriors Rugby Club with rowing and other pursuits available on the River Severn that flows through the centre of the City.
For education, the area is extremely well provided for with a range of excellent state and private schools including The Downs, Malvern St James and Malvern College. In Worcester there are two well regarded public schools, Kings School and Royal Grammar School, both of which have pre-schools and prep schools. The University of Worcester has some outstanding courses and facilities.
There is easy access to the M5 motorway at Junction 7, and mainline train services from Malvern provide services to Birmingham, Cheltenham, Oxford and London. There are also regular trains to London from Malvern, and Worcester Parkway Station.
Seed farmhouse is a delightful country property that could ideally suit as a primary family home or a weekend retreat. The property is accessed from the A4103 but set well back down a private driveway. The property is entered over a cattle grid opening to a large parking area and turning circle.
The property is Grade II Listed and believed to date back to the 16th century and mainly constructed of local traditional stone. The property boasts a wealth of period features throughout including exposed beams, stone floors and open fireplaces. Over the years the current owners have gone to great lengths to preserve and enhance the character of the property. The spacious living accommodation is well proportioned throughout and benefiting from a lot of natural light.
The property is entered through a traditional covered porch into a charming entrance hall. This leads to the dining room with feature fireplace, and in turn to an impressive dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room with Aga and a range of fitted units. A useful boot and utility room adjoins the kitchen and provides further access to the courtyard. Also leading on from the entrance hall is the comfortable sitting room, and the impressive drawing room with open fireplace. Many of the rooms benefit from fine views over the moat and backdrop of the countryside beyond. The master bedroom suite is also accessed from here up a short flight of steps and comprises a large dressing area, bedroom and ensuite bathroom.
Up the main staircase on the first floor there are four further double bedrooms and two family bathrooms all of which have been maintained to a very good standard. On the second floor is the attic space with two further bedrooms together with a dressing area and wash hand basin. There is also an enclosed rear staircase from the first floor providing direct access to the kitchen.
Gardens & Grounds
The attractive gardens and grounds are a particular feature of the property, and surround the property on all sides. These are landscaped around the naturally fed moat which extends to about a quarter of an acre which wraps around the house on three sides. Surrounding the outside of the house are several lawned and seating areas to enjoy the setting and countryside views. A number of mature trees and amenity areas on the perimeter of the property provide privacy.
Accessed from the parking area and the flagstone courtyard adjoining the house is a very useful stone barn under a tiled roof. The barn comprises two ground floor spaces one which has been used as garaging and a further storage space. Accessed externally is a fabulous studio space which would be ideal for home working and offers further potential for alternative uses subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.
To the north-west of the dwelling on the edge of the property is a stunning 17th century Grade II Listed timber framed barn. The barn is not permitted to be converted into residential accommodation but offers useful storage and permission for agricultural and light industrial uses associated with the enjoyment of the property.
Close to the timber framed barn is an early 18th century, Grade II Listed timber framed former cattle shed that also has potential for alternative uses but is not permitted to be converted into residential use under a covenant attached to the title.
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House For SaleSeed Farmhouse, Hereford Road, Cradley, Malvern
Guide price £1,350,000
Desirable moated country house with substantial outbuildings and attractive grounds. In all about 2.45 acres.
- Four good sized reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room, boot/utility room
- Master bedroom suite with dressing area and ensuite
- 4 further first floor bedrooms, two family bathrooms
- 2 second floor bedrooms
- Double garage and stores with studio above
- Grade II Listed timber framed outbuilding
- Grade II Listed timber framed former cattle shed
- Delightful gardens and grounds in all about 2.45 acres