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Little Horscroft, Sinton Green, Sinton Green, Hallow, Worcestershire

Guide price £750,000 Sold

A unique character property that has unexpectedly come back onto the market, set in peaceful rural countryside of around ¾ acre with a separate additional dwelling

  • 4 bedrooms, bathroom, cloakroom
  • Sitting room, kitchen/dining room
  • Far reaching views over the Severn Valley
  • Detached garden house providing ancillary accommodation
  • Timber garage, carport, animal pen and garden storage
  • Secluded yet only 5 miles from Worcester
  • Beautiful gardens and grounds of approximately 3/4 acre
  • Approached over its own substantial private driveway

The property is situated in very peaceful Worcestershire countryside close to the pretty hamlet of Sinton Green near the village of Hallow having far reaching views over the Severn Valley and the Malverns to the East and South. Sinton Green itself has a village hall and charming village green with a duck pond and play areas. There is a village shop and farm shop at nearby Holt Heath and the larger ancient villages of Hallow (3 miles) to the south and Ombersley (6 miles) to the east, across the river, provide a range of local amenities including shops, post offices, public houses, primary schooling and a renowned butchers. The village of Martley (6 miles) to the west also has a village shop and petrol station. There are also other highly regarded primary schools in nearby Grimley and Holt and the area is in the catchment area for The Chantry High School rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.
The thriving city of Worcester provides extensive shopping and recreational facilities including Premiership Rugby, County Cricket and horse racing on the banks of the River Severn and again there is excellent schooling from both the private and state sectors including The Royal Grammar School and The Kings School. A short drive to the south is the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the spa town of Malvern with its theatre and renowned colleges. The M5 motorway network can be easily accessed and train stations can be found in Worcester and Droitwich with services direct to Birmingham and London and the recently opened Parkway Railway station to the East of Worcester (M5 Junction 7) has opened up greater services.

Little Horscroft is a charming and characterful detached red brick house offering immaculately presented accommodation. From its origins as a period cottage it has been extended and refurbished to a high standard, standing in mature gardens of approaching ¾ acre. The property is approached via a long private and substantial tarmacadam driveway leading to a further gated gravelled driveway providing ample off-road parking and access to the car port and detached timber garage. Within the grounds, a driveway leads to a highly specified Garden House cleverly converted in 2016 from previous stables which offers outstanding self-contained living options such as for use by grandparents, a couple or a single person.
The main accommodation is entered via a fully glazed hardwood enclosed porch with two oak framed glass doors into the reception hall which features original quarry tiled floor and oak panelled doors leading on to a spacious cloakroom, feature lounge, kitchen and dining room and a feature turning staircase to the first floor. The cloakroom has a front facing aspect with white suite and has a plumbed cupboard space for a washing machine, condensing dryer and further storage. The very spacious sitting room is a delightful blend of period charm and contemporary elegance. A cosy interior snug area features an inglenook fireplace with brick hearth and oak beam over and inset recent multi-fuel stove and further inset oak storage cupboard. In addition, at the other end of the room there is a second recessed former fireplace with built-in oak desk/office area again with oak beam over. To the south facing aspect, views over the garden are maximised through a superb vaulted, timber framed space, fully glazed with two sets of French doors leading to the garden and patio area to either side. Engineered oak flooring throughout and oak panelled doors lead to the dining area of the kitchen dining room. This room also enjoys double glazed French doors leading out to a verandah patio area and the garden beyond. The kitchen itself has a range of wall and floor mounted oak units with granite worktops over, stainless steel sink unit with Qettle boiling water tap, electric Rangemaster oven with induction hob over, and Smeg extractor above. From the hallway stairs rise to a half landing where access is given to a splendid master bedroom suite matching the timber frame and fully glazed design of the sitting room. This vaulted triple aspect room has open views, finished with engineered oak flooring and feature balustrading. There is a complementary ensuite shower room. Off the landing there are three bedrooms, two being doubles and the third being a generous single, a spacious and superbly appointed family bathroom including a freestanding roll top bath and separate shower unit.
On the far side of the garden delightfully converted from previous stables is a particularly useful secondary accommodation, arranged as one bedroom with an open plan living room with a full wall of oak framed windows to enjoy the superb views. The kitchen / living / dining area features polished walnut effect flooring and in the kitchen area base cupboards with granite work surface and glass splash back, Franke undermount 1½ sink and mixer tap, Smeg LPG hob, oven and cooker hood. The double bedroom features a fully tiled shower room en-suite and built-in wardrobe and again engineered oak flooring. There is telephone line (broadband enabled) and a Laundry room with additional storage space.

Integral with the house (beneath the master bedroom suite) is a carport which also houses two water accumulators of 50 gallons each used for maintaining and equalising water pressure in both houses. The mature predominately lawned gardens with inset well-stocked beds and borders feature a large paved patio area which enjoy a high degree of privacy and a sunny southerly aspect. There is a large inset ornamental fish pond with water feature and a garden well providing a high-pressure supply for garden watering. The gated gravelled driveway provides ample off-road parking and there is situated a useful detached timber garage and adjacent to the Garden House there is further timber storage and an open penned area. There is extensive security and decorative garden lighting installed throughout. There is long tarmacadam private drive leading to the property.

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