An attractive and spacious double fronted four-bedroom period country home on an acre of land with a carriage driveway and situated in the sought-after location of Kempsey; with good commuter links to Worcester (3.8 Miles) Gloucester (30 Miles) and Birmingham (30 Miles) via the M5 motorway at Junction 7 and a direct train service from Worcester to London Paddington
A delightful four double bedroom family home offering an abundance of character and charm, having been modernised over the years. Mear Cottage sits on an acre of land that consists of driveway, paddock and beautiful mature gardens.
Once home to the composer Edward Elgar, the picturesque village of Kempsey is close to Worcester and Malvern. There are some lovely country pubs, rolling fields, Doctors surgery, Church, local cricket and boules club and some wonderful bridle routes for horse riding. The current owners; Simon and Susan describe the location as “Perfect, a stone’s throw from everything, but retaining all the country elements”
There is a high quality of schooling in both the public and private sectors, including Kempsey Primary, Christopher Whitehead Language College, Hanley Castle High School, the renowned Kings School and Royal Grammar School.
Mear Cottage is a lovely spacious family home, built in 1842 full of character and charm and with lovely modern days facilities for 21st Century living with wonderful attention to detail. The owners have lived here for 18 years and describe Mear Cottage as “A doll’s house, well located with a lovely garden, it felt like a happy home when we viewed it” From the moment you arrive and park on the Carriage Driveway, then entering house via the enclosed hallway you immediately feel the warm, welcoming atmosphere.
Mear Cottage is accessed via the enclosed porch way, a useful space for coats and shoes, leading you to the hallway with door to the Sitting Room and Dining Room.
The Sitting Room is a lovely place to entertain friends, the focal point is the impressive Coalbrookdale burner, perfect for cold wintry nights. Dual aspect so lovely and light with French doors onto the garden so fabulous in the summer months.
The Dining Room is another spacious room which would equally make a great playroom or second reception room/snug. It features a lovely multi burner fire adding a lovely touch for dinner parties and ideal for the cooler winter months.
Simon and Susan describe the Kitchen as “The Heart and Hub of the House” It features an Aga, integrated double oven, microwave and induction hob. There is space for a freestanding Fridge/Freezer and plenty of storage with the beautiful handmade oak units. There is ample space in the kitchen for a dining table; ideal for a family or for entertaining and with French doors from the dining area onto the garden, perfect to enjoy in the summer.
There is a door from kitchen into an inner hallway with door to cloakroom, utility and door to garden. The utility has space for a washing machine and tumble dryer and offers more storage cupboards.
On the first floor, there are four double bedrooms and a fabulous spacious Master Bedroom with newly fitted en-suite.
The landing is lovely and light from the attractive window which overlooks the front of the property.
The large modern bathroom features a separate shower and bath.
There is a tremendous feeling of privacy in the rear garden due to the neighbouring fields and glorious views out towards the Malvern’s. The mature well-established garden consists of many varieties of shrubs and plants. There are also many fruit trees to include a variety of apple trees including a Bramley, Victoria plum, Pearmain, Blenheim orange, to name a few! There is also a vegetable patch in the paddock.
There is a brick built outbuilding which was once a piggery and now used as a store room. There is also a garden shed.
To the front of the property is a detached single garage and carriage driveway offering ample parking.
Mear Cottage, offering the best of both worlds; an ideal family country home with fantastic commuter links and easy access to local amenities and schools.
Viewing by appointment only through RJ Country Homes.