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Field Terrace

Worcester

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  • Grade II Victorian villa with extensive grounds
  • Excellent City Centre location
  • Block-paved driveway secured by gates
  • Timeless residence with historic period features
  • Spacious living accommodation
  • Four double bedrooms
  • 0.46 acres of secluded grounds

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3411 sq. ft.

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An imposing Grade II listed early Victorian villa set within 0.46 acres of grounds in a prestigious Worcester City address.
  • Grade II Victorian villa with extensive grounds
  • Excellent City Centre location
  • Block-paved driveway secured by gates
  • Timeless residence with historic period features
  • Spacious living accommodation
  • Four double bedrooms
  • 0.46 acres of secluded grounds

A historically significant home, understood to have originally been constructed in the 1850’s and extended in the 1890’s, Little Hill would have been one of the highest status properties in the area at the time.

Recognised for its architectural significance, Little Hill and the other houses in Field Terrace are believed to illustrate the changes in style developing at this time from the late Georgian to early Victorian period and offering a fine example of the beginnings of the move away from classical restraint into the forms that grew in popularity during the Victorian era. Notably, Field Terrace was also once home to composer Sir Edward Elgar.

Nestled within a prestigious setting, Little Hill stands as a beacon of timeless sophistication and architectural splendour. Upon arrival, the property immediately captivates with its large block-paved driveway, secured by wrought iron gates and framed by brick walling.

Stepping inside, the ground floor unfolds to reveal a grand reception hallway adorned with intricate period features, seamlessly connecting to a spacious living room with dual aspect sash windows with original shutters and an exquisite fireplace, as well as a formal dining room exuding elegance with ornate wood panelling and majestic fireplace. The thoughtfully designed kitchen seamlessly integrates modern amenities, complemented by a serene conservatory offering picturesque garden views.

Further enriching the ground floor’s offerings, a library/study beckons with its inviting ambiance, showcasing an open fireplace that resonates with the property’s historic charm. A cloakroom adds convenience and a cellar offers versatile spaces including a workshop, wine cellar and office, catering to diverse needs. Ascending to the first floor via a quality wooden staircase, the property boasts a galleried landing leading to spacious bedrooms, each with unique features including ornate fireplaces, built-in wardrobes, and scenic vistas.

Outside, the distinguished residence is complemented by expansive grounds spanning 0.46 acres, featuring manicured rolling lawns, specimen trees, a patio for alfresco dining and a secluded lawn, all harmoniously blending to create an idyllic oasis of privacy and tranquillity.


Entrance
Upon your approach to Little Hill, you are greeted by an impressive block-paved driveway residing to the west side of the house, elegantly positioned behind secure wrought iron gates that present a grand entrance befitting this distinguished Victorian villa. Enclosed by walls, the driveway is flanked by landscaped gardens, interspersed by a diverse array of mature shrubbery and plantings. From here a few steps and a pathway lead to the impressive entrance located on the south side of the property. Here, expansive formal lawns further amplify the property’s sense of space and grandeur, reinforcing its commanding presence. Notably, there is additional pedestrian access located to the east side of the property.

Reception Hallway
Upon entering, you are greeted by a grand reception hallway, adorned with timeless period features such as high ceilings, intricate cornice, detailed arches and decorative mouldings which feature throughout much of the property. A staircase gracefully ascends to the galleried landing above. The hallway is flanked by doors that lead to reception rooms, with an additional door opening to the rear lobby.

Living Room
To the right of the hallway lies the spacious living room, ideal for entertaining, distinguished by its dual aspect sash windows with original shutters offering views from both the front and side, highlighted by an expansive walk-in bay window. The room’s elegance is further emphasised by an exquisite fireplace with a multi-fuel stove and marble surround adding warmth to the room. High ceilings and meticulously crafted cornices add to its charm.

Dining Room
Positioned opposite, the formal dining room is suffused with natural light from its dual aspect sash windows with original shutters. A majestic fireplace, framed by a carved mantle and wood panelling that integrates a mirrored backdrop, serves as the room’s focal point. The addition of ornate wood panelling on either side of the chimney breast, coupled with built-in shelving, amplifies its sophistication. With generous space for large gatherings, this room is tailor-made for formal occasions.

Library / Study
This inviting space, currently utilised as a library/study, boasts a side-facing sash window adorned with wooden shutters. An open fireplace, featuring a wrought iron fire basket, stunning tiled backing originally sourced in Worcester and a stone surround, further enhances its character, resonating with the property’s period charm.

Kitchen
The kitchen is thoughtfully designed with wall and base units, incorporating worktops and a stainless-steel sink with drainer and mixer tap. Integrated appliances including a double eye- level oven and hob seamlessly merge with the kitchen units, while the room’s layout accommodates a dining area and tiled flooring flows throughout. Two internal windows and a door lead into the adjoining conservatory.

Conservatory
A seamless blend of functionality and aesthetics, the conservatory offers both a utility area and built-in storage. Adorned with tiled flooring and a well, it provides a serene vantage point to relish the garden vistas. French doors facilitate easy access outdoors, making it a perfect haven for relaxation.

Cellar and Cloakroom
Completing the ground floor amenities are the cellar and cloakroom. The cellar is spacious and tanked. It is divided into three distinct areas: a wine cellar, a workshop and an office. The cloakroom showcases a WC and a washbasin atop a vanity unit, marrying practicality with elegance.

First Floor
Ascending via a staircase adorned with a quality wooden balustrade, you arrive at a luminous galleried landing, echoing the property’s period allure with its high ceilings and graceful archways. Doors lead to the spacious bedrooms and a generously sized family bathroom.

Master Bedroom
This opulent double bedroom offers a sanctuary of comfort, highlighted by its high ceilings and dual aspect sash windows that bathe the room in natural light. A washbasin adds convenience, while an ornate fireplace infuses character.

Bedroom Two
A wonderfully spacious double bedroom, it boasts dual aspect sash windows providing stunning views towards the Cathedral and across the City. There is a Victorian corner cupboard, combining functionality with style.

Bedrooms Three and Four
Both generously proportioned double bedrooms, they feature side aspect sash windows. Bedroom three further impresses with a captivating fireplace, built-in wardrobes/storage and stunning views of the Cathedral and City.

Bedroom Five / Storage Room
An elegant staircase leads to this versatile space on the second floor, adaptable as a fifth bedroom complete with an aspect window, or alternatively for use as a valuable storage area, reflecting the home’s flexibility.

Family Bathroom
Designed with sophistication, the family bathroom showcases a WC, washbasin, free-standing claw-foot bathtub and separate shower cubicle. A side-facing part-obscure-glazed sash window illuminates the space, complemented by half-height wall tiling.


Gardens and Grounds
The distinguished residence of Little Hill is complemented by its impeccable outdoor spaces, extending to an impressive 0.46 acres. Expansive rolling lawns at the front and side gracefully envelop the property, offering areas tailored for family enjoyment. Adjacent to the conservatory, a spacious patio sets the stage for alfresco dining and entertainment amidst serene surroundings. Thoughtfully designed block-paved pathways meander around the residence, ensuring convenience at every turn.

The meticulously curated gardens include a diverse array of specimen trees and mature plantings, presenting a captivating scene that evolves with each season. Also included is a bike shed, large greenhouse and solid garden shed. Above all, the grounds of Little Hill exude an unparalleled sense of privacy and tranquillity.

Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.
Broadband is available at this property.

Council tax band F

Reservation Fee - refundable on exchange

A reservation fee, refundable on exchange, is payable prior to the issue of the Memorandum of Sale and after which the property may be marked as Sold Subject to Contract. The fee will be reimbursed upon the successful Exchange of Contracts.

The fee will be retained by Andrew Grant in the event that you the buyer withdraws from the purchase or does not Exchange within 6 months of the fee being received other than for one or more of the following reasons:

1. Any significant material issues highlighted in a survey that were not evident or drawn to the attention of you the buyer prior to the Memorandum of Sale being issued.
2. Serious and material defect in the seller’s legal title.
3. Local search revealing a matter that has a material adverse effect on the market value of the property that was previously undeclared and not in the public domain.
4. The vendor withdrawing the property from sale.

The reservation fee levels are as follows:
an agreed offer under £500,000 will be £750 inclusive of vat
an agreed offer between £500,000 and £1,000,000 will be £2,000 inclusive of vat
all agreed offers over £1,000,000 will be £3,000 inclusive of vat

The reservation fee is payable upon acceptance by the vendor of an offer from a buyer and a positive completion of an assessment of the buyer’s financial status and ability to proceed.
Should a buyer’s financial position regarding the funding of the property prove to be fundamentally different from that declared by the buyer when the Memorandum of Sale was completed, then the Vendor has the right to withdraw from the sale and the reservation fee retained. For example, where the buyer declares themselves as a cash buyer but are in fact relying on an unsecured sale of their property.

Once the reservation fee has been paid, any renegotiation of the price stated in the memorandum of sale for any reason other than those covered in points 1 to 3 above will lead to the reservation fee being retained. A further fee will be levied on any subsequent reduced offer that is accepted by the vendor. This further fee will be subject to the same conditions that prevail for all reservation fees outlined above.