Canal Cottage, Tavern Lane, Newnham Bridge

£449,950

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
A Quintessential English Country Cottage, Situated Near The End Of A Private Lane Amidst Rolling Countryside With Delightful Cottage Gardens Of Around A Third Of An Acre, Together With Adjoining 3.5 Acre Paddock.

* Lounge With Inglenook

* Sitting Room With Log Burner

* Dining Room

* Breakfast Kitchen With Range

* 3 Double Bedrooms

* Ground Floor Bathroom

Lounge

4.62m x 3.66m (15'2 x 12'0 )

Dining Room

4.67m x 2.46m (15'4 x 8'1 )

Breakfast Kitchen

3.66m x 3.63m (12'0 x 11'11 )

Dining Room

4.67m x 2.46m (15'4 x 8'1 )

Conservatory

3.81m x 2.16m (12'6 x 7'1 )

Bathroom

3.18m x 1.91m (10'5 x 6'3 )

WC

2.24m x 0.91m (7'4 x 3'0 )

Bedroom One

4.65m (max) x 3.71m (15'3 (max) x 12'2 )

Bedroom Two

3.71m x 3.23m (max) (12'2 x 10'7 (max))

En-Suite WC

1.55m x 1.12m (5'1 x 3'8 )

Bedroom Three

3.63m x 3.48m (11'11 x 11'5 )

Carport

4.39m x 2.90m (14'5 x 9'6 )

Former Pig Sty

3.00m x 1.98m (9'10 x 6'6 )

Canal Cottage dates from 1827 when it was built as a nailmaker's cottage alongside the Leominster Canal which was constructed in 1794 to run between Mamble and Leominster as part of a grander plan to link Stourport with Hereford. The canal was commercially unsuccessful, eventually closing in 1858 to be replaced in parts by the coming of the railway line which opened here at Newnham in 1864.

Though the trains and barges are now long gone, Canal Cottage still stands near the end of Tavern Lane, a private no-through-lane in an idyllic rural position with views of the surrounding Teme Valley countryside and set in a third of an acre of delightful cottage gardens which lie mostly to the side.

An old brick & tiled pig sty remains in the garden, making a useful garden store, whilst the lawns are interspersed by a variety of well established shrubs and include four timber sheds.

A gate gives access from the gardens into the field behind, which slopes up away from the house and has a small wooden shelter. Sheep are currently grazing the land though it would of course be ideal for anyone wishing to keep horses.

The field actually covers approx 3.75 acres with a gated vehicular access of Bickley Lane, though the seller intends to retain a small storage building and curtilege here, so the land to be sold will be around 3.5 acres.The views from the top of the field are splendid and worth the walk up from the house.

The cottage stands back from the lane behind a neat lawned foregarden and recessed parking space for 2/3 cars, together with a timber carport (14'5 x 9'6 ).

The original front door tends to not be much used, with the adopted main entrance now being via the excellent West facing conservatory to the side of the house.

Of bespoke green upvc construction with wood laminate flooring, the conservatory was added in 2017 and has a glazed door at either end, as well as double doors opening out towards the garden.

Additionally there is a matching outer canopy at the far end of the conservatory, creating a sheltered spot from which to enjoy the garden and with door into the dining room, which measures over 15' in length and has a distinctly rustic feel.

The conservatory also has a door through to the breakfast kitchen, fitted in country style with a modern twist featuring pale grey cabinets with grey oak-effect work surfaces and complementary floor tiling. A Sandyford oil-fired range cooker provides an attractive focal point of the kitchen, and this also serves the central heating system.

An inner lobby area provides access through to the bathroom, with tiled floor, panelled bath, pedestal hand basin and wall tiling to half height. A separate door then opens into the WC.

To the front of the house there are two separate sitting rooms, the larger lounge with a wonderful exposed brick inglenook fireplace and hearth, with window and half glazed door to the front.

The separate sitting room also has a brick fireplace with log burner.

To the first floor there are three double bedrooms, the larger of which measures 15'3 (max) x 12'2 .

The second bedroom has an en-suite wc with hand basin whilst the third bedroom ( 11'11 x 11'5 ) has an inbuilt double wardrobe closet.

Mains electricity and water are connected, with drainage to a septic tank. Central heating is oil-fired served by the Sandyford range. Council tax is payable to Malvern Hills District Council, rated as Band D.

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