Larches Road

Kidderminster

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  • Versatile detached property
  • Two separate office buildings
  • Residential redevelopment opportunity
  • Land available via separate negotiation
  • Potential care home or a large family home
  • Ample scope for expansion
  • Picturesque canal-side location
  • Elevated position with park views
  • Expansive mature grounds
  • Secure and gated premises

Offers in excess of

3422 sq. ft.

Tenant Info

01384 370 232

Please quote reference number PCP240020

An impressive traditional detached property, complemented by two separate office buildings, previously occupied as a specialist care home.
  • Versatile detached property
  • Two separate office buildings
  • Residential redevelopment opportunity
  • Land available via separate negotiation
  • Potential care home or a large family home
  • Ample scope for expansion
  • Picturesque canal-side location
  • Elevated position with park views
  • Expansive mature grounds
  • Secure and gated premises

This unique standalone property offers a versatile investment opportunity suitable for a specialist care home, commercial venture or residential redevelopment opportunity. Situated on a captivating plot spanning nearly two acres (with the land available via separate negotiation), it enjoys a picturesque elevated position overlooking Brintons Park and the Worcestershire/Staffordshire canal. This presents a rare chance to acquire prime commercial real estate within Kidderminster town.

Until 2018, the current owner successfully operated a long-established and profitable specialist care home on the site, which remains registered for such purposes. Many facilities are still intact, including two office buildings within the grounds, fire doors throughout the main building and multiple bathrooms serving the extensive range of bedrooms and accommodation. These features facilitate a swift resumption of operations for any new owner in the same business domain. Moreover, the expansive grounds offer ample scope for expansion, appealing to those considering supported living environments or a care village concept.

Additionally, with its spacious layout and serene surroundings, the main property holds the potential to be transformed into an amazing family home or redeveloped for other residential purposes. Furthermore, plans for a substantial extension above the existing lounge have been drawn up, indicating the property’s potential for further development and enhancement.

The immense potential of this site extends far beyond specialist care. Its convenient location on the edge of this well-populated town, positioned ideally for local amenities and transport links, enhances its appeal and makes it well-suited for a range of uses. This includes the possibility of establishing a doctor’s or dentist’s surgery, veterinary practice, office-based business premises or childcare facilities.

Moreover, owing to the nature and positioning of the site and its grounds, there are numerous options for new housing projects. One possibility is the creation of waterside-based townhouses, leveraging the site’s wonderful position bordering the canal. Such redevelopment ventures, along with other potential projects, are subject to planning permissions.

The seller has taken proactive steps by commissioning several architect’s drawings, which serve to illustrate various development possibilities and provide insight into the site’s potential for future transformation.


The Approach
Dating back to the inter-war period, this property exudes a timeless elegance with its classic traditional design. Positioned beautifully, it sits back and elevated from Larches Road, welcoming visitors with a long driveway adorned with an electric barrier for access control.

The driveway opens up to a generous parking area, providing ample space for multiple vehicles. Additionally, there is excellent potential to expand the parking facilities further, should the need arise, with ample space available to the front and side of the property.


The Accommodation
Upon entering the main property, one is welcomed by an abundance of carefully arranged accommodation, thoughtfully tailored for care purposes. The layout offers considerable flexibility, allowing any owner to customise it according to their needs.

Presently, the property features eight bedrooms spread across two floors, complemented by seven bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, utility room and three reception rooms. Many of these spaces, offer delightful views of woodland and the charming Brintons Park.

Throughout the property, attention to detail is evident, with recent upgrades including the installation of double-glazed windows and doors in 2022, enhancing both comfort and energy efficiency.


The Office Buildings
The generous square footage of the main house is complemented by two detached office buildings situated conveniently to the side within excellent proximity of the property. Both outbuildings are equipped with double-glazed windows and benefit from central heating supplied from the main residence.

The first building comprises three offices along with a kitchenette and WC, providing a functional workspace environment. Similarly, the second building offers three offices, along with a WC and two additional storage or filing rooms, enhancing the versatility and practicality of the premises.


The Gardens and Grounds
The property and its outbuildings are nestled within expansive mature grounds spanning nearly two acres, providing abundant outdoor space that offers unparalleled privacy and a picturesque leafy backdrop. These grounds are fenced and secure, ensuring a sense of tranquillity and safety.

Perched on an elevated plot, much of the grounds, including the formal gardens surrounding the house, command impressive views of the neighbouring Brintons Park. The gardens are thoughtfully designed to offer a flat, user-friendly environment, with a large side patio providing a perfect spot to admire the scenic vistas. At the rear of the property, an established section of woodland within the grounds boasts several hundred feet of canal frontage, complete with fishing and mooring rights. This natural feature adds to the property’s charm and recreational opportunities.

Adjacent to the house and offices, a spacious gated area of grounds presents potential for expanding the care operation, particularly for those considering a care home village concept. Moreover, the orientation of this parcel of land makes it conducive to potential residential development, subject to planning permissions.

Agent’s note
The land within the immediate grounds is included with the buildings. However, the additional land, under a separate title, is available for purchase through separate negotiation only. Notably, the current council tax band may differ from its classification as a care home.

With the property currently registered under two titles, the council tax band could vary if the purchaser chooses to acquire only the house and immediate grounds, rather than the larger second title, which encompasses the land.

Council tax band F

Administration Fee - refundable on exchange

An administration 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 administration 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 administration 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 administration 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 administration 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 administration fees outlined above.