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THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011 worcesternews.co.uk/homes

INDEX
AUCTIONS.................................. 44
CLASSIFIEDS.............................. 44
NEW HOMES.............................. 41-43

RESIDENTIAL
Allan Morris.................................. 32-33
Andrew Grant............................... 26-31
Cawley......................................... 40
Connells....................................... 19
INDIVIDUAL: High Oaks, Lower Fisher German John Sanders.......... 22-23
Broadheath, near Worcester. G Herbert Banks........................... 21
Griffiths & Charles......................... 34

Big garden Halls............................................. 36-38


Hills Estate Agents.........................
Knight Frank.................................. 2-5
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at a house
Michael Tuck................................. 18
Parkinson Wright.......................... 39
Philip Laney & Jolly........................ 8
RA Bennett................................... 24-25

in a village Reeds Rains.................................. 9-11


Shelton & Lines............................
Taylors........................................ 12-13
The Property Centre..................... 14-15
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HIGH Oaks in Bell Lane, Lower Town & Country Property Services.. 1,16-17
Broadheath, near Worcester, is an Your Move....................................
individual family home with a
third of an acre of gardens. HISTORIC: The Forge, Wichenford, near Worcester, is grade two listed and has a self-contained annexe. GREAT
POSITION:

Cottage is a classic
It has a reception hall, a
drawing room with open access to Admire the
a garden/family room and a view. Turn
dining room. There is also a fitted to page 18.
kitchen, a utility room and a
cloakroom/study. LETTINGS
The master bedroom has an Allan Morris Lettings..................... 47
en-suite bathroom and there are Andrew Grant Lettings.................. 51
THE Forge at Wichenford, near an impressive inglenook with a bedroom, a kitchen and a
three further bedrooms and a Belvoir!......................................... 45
Worcester, is a period cottage on wood burning stove – a hall, a bathroom.
shower room. Outside is a garage. G Herbert Banks........................... 46
the edge of the village. shower room, a utility and a The gardens are a particular
The property benefits from upvc Griffiths & Charles......................... 55
The pretty grade two listed superb live-in kitchen and feature, enjoying a south-facing Halls............................................. 46
double glazing, fascias and timber framed cottage is in the breakfast room with Shaker-style aspect with views across the lane
gutterings, gas fired central Hills Estate Agents........................ 50
classic Worcestershire style, with units, solid timber worksurfaces at the front of the property. Houselets.................................... 46
heating and a security system. a well thought out extension and and a tiled floors. Upstairs the
attractive gardens together with a cottage has three double bedrooms BUYER’S INFO John Sanders................................. 53
BUYER’S INFO self-contained annexe. and a bathroom PRICE: £445,000
Northwood.................................. 48-49
Premier Places.............................. 56
PRICE: £499,000 The accommodation includes The annexe is in a brick-built AGENT: FISHER GERMAN JOHN Reeds Rains.................................. 47
AGENT: CONNELLS two reception rooms with exposed period barn. SANDERS Simply Lets................................... 52
CALL: 01905 611411 beams and open fireplaces – one is Self-contained, it has a double CALL: 01905 726220 Town & Country Property Services.. 54

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Areley Kings, Worcestershire Guide £1,200,000
A refurbished Grade II listed Queen Anne rectory.
4 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, cellars. 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, attic room. GIA 4,629 sq ft. Coach house with garaging, stores and
games room. GIA 1,109 sq ft. Stunning gardens. Part walled to the front. Field. In all about 0.71 hectares (1.77 acres).

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01905 723438 will.kerton@knightfrank.com
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South Littleton, Worcestershire Guide £950,000


A fine village house, set behind private walled gardens. Reception hall, 3 reception rooms,
kitchen / breakfast room, cellars. 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, dressing room. Coach House with
garage. Stables. Games room. Outbuildings. Swimming pool. Tennis court. Private walled
gardens, vegetable garden, orchard. In all approximately 1.16 hectares (2.88 acres). Additional
pasture land of up to 5.23 hectares (12.92 acres) is potentially available by separate negotiation.
KnightFrank.co.uk/Worcester
01905 723438 will.kerton@knightfrank.com
Will Kerton George Pickard Shelley Stephenson Peter Edwards
Worcester Worcester Worcester London
Worcester 01905 723438

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Old Hills, Worcestershire Guide £499,950


An exceptionally well presented thatched cottage in the heart of some of Worcestershire’s most pleasant
and picturesque countryside. Entrance hall, sitting room, drawing room, kitchen, utility room. 4 bedrooms,
bathroom. Garaging/workshop. Mature well maintained garden. In all about 0.10 hectares (0.25 acres).
KnightFrank.co.uk/Worcester
01905 723438 shelley.stephenson@knightfrank.com

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Colwall, Worcestershire Guide £875,000 Kemerton, Worcestershire Guide £595,000


A superb family home set within the heart of Colwall Village with wonderful views of the Malvern A delightful Grade II Listed thatched village cottage at the foot of Bredon Hill. Reception hall,
Hills. 4 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, cloakroom. Master bedroom en suite, guest sitting room, dining room, kitchen/dining room, family room, cloakroom & study. Master bedroom, guest
bedroom en suite, 2 further bedrooms, family bathroom with separate WC. Garden. Double garage. suite, 2 further bedrooms, luxury family bathroom. Detached double garage & workshop. Gated
Parking. Approximate GIA 333.4 sq m (3,589 sq ft). parking. Mature formal gardens & orchard. In all about 0.61 acres (0.2 hectares).
KnightFrank.co.uk/Worcester KnightFrank.co.uk/Worcester
01905 723438 shelley.stephenson@knightfrank.com 01905 723438 shelley.stephenson@knightfrank.com

Stockton-on-Teme, Worcestershire Guide £575,000 Knighton-on-Teme, Worcestershire Guide £550,000


A much improved country home with land in an idyllic rural location. Entrance hall, 2 reception A character converted oast house with land in the beautiful Teme Valley. Drawing room, study,
rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory, cloakroom, study. 5 bedrooms, shower room. Garden. kitchen/breakfast/dining room, utility/shower room. Master bedroom en-suite/dressing room, 3 further
Detached Garage, parking. Period storage building. Separate field of about 0.78 hectares (1.92 acres) bedrooms, 2 with a galleried upper floor, family bathroom. Walled garden. Double garage. Separate
with field shelter/stable. In all about 1.27 hectares (3.14 acres). field of about 1.75 hectares (4.33 acres).
KnightFrank.co.uk/Worcester KnightFrank.co.uk/Worcester
01905 723438 shelley.stephenson@knightfrank.com 01905 723438 shelley.stephenson@knightfrank.com

Will Kerton George Pickard Shelley Stephenson Peter Edwards


Worcester Worcester Worcester London
Worcester 01905 723438

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Trimpley, Worcestershire Guide £549,950 Birch Green, Worcestershire Guide £525,000


A splendid family home situated in a very popular village to the north of Worcester. Hall, drawing A stunning barn conversion situated in a convenient village in the rural countryside to the
room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, downstairs guest bedroom with en suite shower room, south of Worcestershire. Dining hall, drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom. 4 bedrooms,
cloakroom. Master bedroom en suite, 3 further bedrooms, 2 further en suites, family bathroom. Garden. 2 bathrooms. Office. Large garden. Garage. Parking. In all about 2,563 sq ft.
Garage & parking. In all about 0.086 hectares (0.213 acres).
KnightFrank.co.uk/Worcester KnightFrank.co.uk/Worcester
01905 723438 george.pickard@knightfrank.com 01905 723438 george.pickard@knightfrank.com

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Twyning, Gloucestershire Guide £525,000 Croome D'Abitot, Worcestershire Guide £495,000


A wonderful modern village home in a quiet position. A delightful Grade II listed thatched village An immaculate Grade II listed family home set in magnificent 18th century parkland forming the
cottage at the foot of Bredon Hill. Entrance hall, drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, grounds to the historic Croome Court. Entrance hall, drawing room, kitchen/dining room, cloakroom.
study, utility, cloakroom. Master bedroom suite, 3 further bedrooms, bathroom. Double garage. Master bedroom en suite, 3 further en suite double bedrooms, landing/study. Communal gardens. Access
to wonderful landscaped grounds. Garage and parking. Approximate GIA 2,423 sq. ft. (225 sq m).
KnightFrank.co.uk/Worcester KnightFrank.co.uk/Worcester
01905 723438 shelley.stephenson@knightfrank.com 01905 723438 shelley.stephenson@knightfrank.com

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FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION ON WEDNESDAY, 29 JUNE 2011 AT 6.30PM AT THE HILTON PUCKRUP HALL HOTEL,
PUCKRUP, TEWKESBURY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE GL20 6EL, UNLESS PREVIOUSLY SOLD OR WITHDRAWN.

Great Comberton, Worcestershire Guide £225,000 Pinvin, Nr Pershore, Worcestershire Guide £449,000
Planning permission to build: Lobby, hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, utility, A splendid newly constructed property which offers very modern and versatile living. Hall, drawing
cloakroom. Four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Double garage. Gross Internal Floor Area 2,776 sq ft. Mature room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, cloakroom. Master bedroom en suite with dressing room/bedroom 6,
gardens. In about 0.10 hectares (0.25 acres). 5 further bedrooms, family bathroom, further en suite bathroom, study. Integral garage and driveway
parking. Garden.
KnightFrank.co.uk/Worcester KnightFrank.co.uk/Worcester
01905 723438 will.kerton@knightfrank.com 01905 723438 george.pickard@knightfrank.com

Will Kerton George Pickard Shelley Stephenson Peter Edwards


Worcester Worcester Worcester London
Worcester 01905 723438

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Community spirit goes hand


in hand with sale of this semi
Are you looking for somewhere to live in the St John’s area of Worcester? Mike Pryce finds a stunner with the advantage off-road parking

S
T JOHN’S on the western
bank of the river Severn,
which separates it from the
city centre, likes to call
itself “the village in the city”.
The reason is because, in effect, it
is a self-contained community, with
all the facilities needed for modern
living, such as supermarkets,
doctors’ surgeries and leisure
centres.
There are always a wide range of
properties available in St John’s
and here are four, all under
£200,000, and one, in particular is
offered at a bargain price, but
needs considerable renovation.
We start at the beautifully
presented three-bedroom semi
detached property at 174 Bransford
Road. The accommodation includes
a reception hall – it has a ground
floor lavatory, a utility cupboard
and access to a cellar – and a
living room with a bay window at SEMI-
the front and boarded floor, as well DETACHED:
as a Victorian style fireplace with a Number 174
ceramic tiled hearth and bookcases Bransford
on either side of the chimney. Road,
There is also a separate dining St John’s,
room with an arched access to an Worcester,
open plan fitted breakfast kitchen. has three
Upstairs is a family bathroom bedrooms,
with a shower and three bedrooms, good-sized
two of which are doubles. gardens and a
Gas central heating has been cellar.
installed and there is extensive
double glazing. and plants and privet and holly glazed french doors from the courtesy lights. There are mature
At the front of the house is a hedging. There is also a shared breakfast/kitchen or from timber shrubs and plants, a cobble stoned BUYER’S INFO
private block paved driveway drive. gates at the rear of the drive. path, low level walls and cultivated PRICE: £199,950
providing hard standing for two The rear of 174 Bransford Road is The garden has a flagstone patio, beds, an upper lawn and a useful AGENT: TOWN & COUNTRY
vehicles. There are mature shrubs reached either through double an external water supply and brick-built store. CALL: 01905 610710

THREE MORE OF A KIND: MOVE TO THE VILLAGE IN THE CITY


20 BLENHEIM ROAD 8 ROSEMARY AVENUE 56 BROADWAY GROVE

The property at 20 Blenheim Road, is a three-bedroom semi- A refurbished semi-detached home 8 Rosemary Avenue has an A renovation project presents itself at 56 Broadway Grove.
detached built buy the local firm of Alexander. It has an entrance porch, an entrance hall, a lounge, a refitted kitchen, a This end of terraced house needs modernising. At the moment
entrance hall with wood laminate flooring, a lounge with a utility, a conservatory and a refitted shower room. Upstairs the layout includes a hall, a sitting room, a kitchen area, a
feature fireplace and a bay window, a dining room with french there are three bedrooms. bathroom, three bedrooms, a driveway and gardens.
doors to a conservatory. There is also a refitted kitchen with an Further benefits include gas central heating, upvc double
integral oven and hob, a cloakroom and a utility cupboard. glazing, off-road parking and a rear garden.
Upstairs are the bedrooms – the second has fitted wardrobes –
and a bathroom with a jacuzzi whirlpool bath.
The rear garden has a lawn and a patio, mature trees, shrubs
and a vegetable patch. A large driveway provides parking for
several vehicles.
PRICE £154,950; AGENT THE PROPERTY CENTRE; CALL PRICE £119,500; AGENT PARKINSON WRIGHT; CALL 01905
PRICE £180,000; AGENT RA BENNETT; CALL 01905 23344 01905 22222 721655

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PROPERTYPROFILE
GO BACK TO COLLEGE
You may have studied there, now you can
live there. Apartment five in the Victoria
Institute, once part of Worcester Technical
College, is for sale. The contemporary
style ground floor apartment has an open-
plan living room/kitchen, a double
bedroom, a bathroom and a secure
parking space.
PRICE £149,950; AGENT ALLAN
MORRIS; CALL 01905 612266 LARGE HOME:
Combe Cottage
at Great Witley,
near Worcester,
has five
bedrooms,
gardens, a
paddock and an
artist’s studio.

Great view of the countryside


A WONDERFULLY situated Combe Cottage is fitted with a substantial double garage and include a large level lawn.
country home, Combe Cottage at range of wall and floor-mounted workshop. A substantial block of pasture
Great Witley near Worcester, has units, tiled worksurfaces, a four- There is a separate office with land extends to about 4.5 acres,
extended family accommodation ring gas hob and a double oven. electric underfloor heating and enclosed with post and wire
and from its elevated position it Beyond is a utility room with an insulated timber stock-proof fencing.
enjoys superb views. sink unit and door to the garden. summerhouse with power and It has a range of British native
The property has a reception On the first floor is a two-tier lighting. It is curently used as an trees including a small grove of
hall with a cloakroom, an landing that leads to five artist’s studio. elm, ash and hawthorn. The
attractive dining room with a bedrooms – the master has an Beautiful gardens and grounds paddock has a separate vehicular
half-timbered ceiling and an open en-suite dressing room with a extend right to the ridge of Witley access through a metal field gate
fireplace and a superb large range of cupboards and walk-in Hill. and the land is eligible for single
drawing room that has a stone wardrobes. There is also a family Combe Cottage is fronted by a farm payment.
fireplace with a carved pine
surround.
bathroom with a white suite and
a separate shower room.
well-stocked rockery and a
lawned garden with a terrace
BUYER’S INFO
There is also a separate study Combe Cottage is approached where vines have been planted. PRICE: £625,000
with a fitted boxed seat. over a tarmacadam driveway to a There are extensive grounds at AGENT: HALLS
The kitchen/breakfast room at gravel parking area in front of a the back of the property and they CALL: 01905 611066

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Beams and thatch


BLACK and white and thatched,
9 Upton Road, at Callow End,
near Worcester, is the archetypal
grade two listed country cottage.
It has a living room with an
inglenook and exposed beams, a
playroom/study, a dining room, a
breakfast kitchen with a Belfast
sink, a cloakroom and a
conservatory.
Upstairs are three bedrooms
and a family bathroom.
Outside are lawned gardens
and off-road parking.

BUYER’S INFO
PRICE: £299,999
AGENT: REEDS RAINS
CALL: 01905 619904 QUAINT: 9 Upton Road, Callow End, near Worcester, is a historic gem.

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NewHomesNews
AROUND THE DEVELOPMENTS

Apartments
made bigger NEED A
THE Waterside, a landmark purchasers. BIGGER
regeneration development by “The way that Berkeley Homes APARTMENT?
Berkeley Homes, has always has responded to these requests Check out
attracted interest from owner- demonstrates its flexibility and what Berkeley
occupiers looking for high quality attention to excellent customer Homes has to
homes in a first-class location. care and satisfaction. offer at the
Recently, the developer has “The creation of the larger Waterside,
received various enquiries from apartment in the Peninsula is a Diglis,
potential purchasers who are keen first rate response to the inquiries Worcester.
on the homes but require and requests that the sales team
something with a little bit extra. have received.” The larger apartment that has parking with some spaces located “It is so peaceful living so close to
Some visitors to the development The Waterside development as a been created is part of the latest underground. the water and the sales process was
have expressed a desire in the whole will consist of about 400 phase to be released at the The development has already a dream – the sales staff were
stunning waterside setting close to apartments and townhouses and Waterside. completed other phases with a sell- outstanding. The Waterside
Worcester city centre but have will give a new look to that area of The Peninsula takes the prime out success of Chamberlain Court, development has proven perfect for
requested more living space and Worcester. position at the development, and there is only one apartment us.”
this has led to Berkeley Homes’ Built on the former Royal located at the point where the river left available to buy at Baxter To learn more about current
decision to brief its architects to Worcester Porcelain site which has Severn joins the basin of the Court. availability, to register an interest
redraw some of the plots. been a key feature in Worcester’s Worcester and Birmingham canal, One of Waterside’s new residents, or to speak to an independent
There is the potential to create history since 1840, the area has giving water views to many of the ElizabethWinter, is thrilled with financial adviser visit the sales and
larger – 1,300 square feet – retained much of its character apartments. her new home after recently re- marketing suite – open each day
apartments, still with beautiful through the restoration of unusual There is the choice of one and locating to Worcester for work from from 10am to 5pm.
riverside views. period features and original two-bedroom apartments, many Scotland. Alternatively telephone the
Mark Evans, partner at estate facades. The development has been with balconies or a terrace from She said: “It is wonderful being so dedicated sales team on 01905
agents Knight Frank, said: “Since designed around the original which you can observe the river close to Worcester city centre, the 731079, visit the website
the development launched off-plan factory street pattern and will also and canal. The apartments are in commuter links are excellent and watersideroyalworcester.co.uk or
four years ago, we have always seen be home to commercial and retail landscaped grounds and all have we are very impressed with the contact Knight Frank on 0121
significant interest from a range of premises. the additional benefit of allocated apartment specification. 2002220 or go to knightfrank.com.

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NewHomesNews
AROUND THE DEVELOPMENTS

More space here


for your money
HOUSE hunters searching for a blank canvas that gives potential
home in Herefordshire that offers buyers an opportunity to explore
plenty of space for their money each room and get a feel for the
should pay a visit to Taylor size and the layout of the home.
Wimpey Midlands’ Shobdon Oaks “The Frampton is ideal for
development at Shobdon, near growing families or upsizers in
Leominster, where a new need of a more spacious home and
showhome is open for visitors. priced under £300,000 it provides
A magnificent five-bedroom plenty of house for your money –
detached property, the ground especially as its set in such a STUNNING STYLES: Visit the new show homes at Taylor Wimpey’s Lavender Fields development in Evesham.

Admire stylish designs


floor of the Frampton comprises desirable location.”
two generous living rooms – one For those interested in the
with french doors opening onto the Frampton and are wanting to move
rear garden – an open plan but struggling to sell their existing
contemporary kitchen with a property, Taylor Wimpey is
dining area and a utility room, a offering its popular part exchange
study and a handy cloakroom. scheme which also pays any estate
Upstairs are five good sized agents fees. VISITORS to Taylor Wimpey’s The new development will also four-bedroom detached with a
berooms, two of which benefit Shobdon Oaks provides home Lavender Fields development in feature plenty of green open spaces garage and parking, and from
from en-suites, and a modern main hunters woth, a stunning Evesham, have the chance to for residents to enjoy, together £339,995 for a five-bedroom
bathroom. countryside setting that’s within explore stunning new show homes with footpaths, cycle ways and a detached executive home with
A detached double garage and easy reach of Ludlow (13 miles), that are perfect for those who enjoy children’s play area. double garage and parking.
two parking spaces complete this Hereford (19 miles) and Worcester the finer things in life. The fabulous collection of three, For more information about the
home, available from just £299,995. (45 miles). Designed to appeal to a range of four and five bedroom homes are homes available at Lavender Fields
Anne Wallace, regional sales and For more information, contact house hunters, once complete the selling fast so house hunters are visit the marketing suite and show
marketing director for Taylor the marketing suite, which isopen homes will offer one and two- encouraged to visit the homes. They are open daily from
Wimpey Midlands, said: “It can be Thursday to Monday between bedroom first-time buyer development soon to avoid missing 10am – 5pm.
difficult to imagine what a home is 10am – 5pm, telephone 0845 6723917 properties through to traditional out. Alternatively, telephone 0845 672
going to look like based on just the or log onto to developer’s webstite three, four and fiv-bedroom family Prices start from £172,995 for a 5185 or log onto taylorwimpey.
floor plans so the view home is a – taylorwimpey.co.uk/shobdonoaks . homes. three-bedroom home; £274,995 for a co.uk/lavender.

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AuctionsNews
UNDER THE HAMMER

Bungalows and
poultry unit in
need of buyers
A SMALL Worcestershire The property is situated in an
LOTS OF BIDS PLEASE: Parklands bungalow, left, and Park Attwood poultry farm at Trimpley, near Bewdley.

kitchen, a utility, a rear hall, a pastureland with mature parkland control room, three 73-metre long
agricultural estate with 49 acres of attractive, elevated position off
bathroom, a shower room and trees and a pond. Lot three is a 6.4- poultry sheds and 3.15 acres of
pastureland, two bungalows and an Trimpley Lane, linking the village
three bedrooms. acre pasture field. Both parcels of land.
intensive poultry unit is to be sold of Shatterford to Bewdley.
The bungalow also includes a land, which have access from The bungalow has a hall, a fitted
at auction next month. Lot one, which has a guide price
lawned garden with shrubs and either or both Park Attwood drive kitchen, an inner hall, a lounge, a
The Parklands estate, Trimpley, of £300,000 to £350,000, comprises a
trees, a well stocked orchard, a and Trimpley Lane, have a guide bathroom and three bedrooms.
near Bewdley, will be sold in four spacious bungalow with an
double garage with sliding doors prices of £6,000 an acre. Outside there is a carport, garden
lots by auctioneers Halls on behalf agricultural occupancy, farm
and an agricultural general Lot four is Park Attwood Poultry store, lawned garden and a
of the trustees of the late Jack buildings and about 27 acres of
purpose, two-bay building. The Farm, which is sold subject to a vegetable patch.
Powick. The auction will take place pastureland.
land is divided into conveniently- farm business tenancy with Hy- Both bungalows can be be
at the Gainsborough House Hotel, It has an entrance hall, an inner
sized enclosures and can be Line UK. It has a guide price of viewed by appointment with Halls
Kidderminster on Wednesday, June hall, a cloakroom, a dining room, a
accessed off Park Attwood drive. £300,000. The property is a at Gavel House, Franche Road,
15, at 6pm. lounge, a conservatory, a fitted
Lot two is 12.5 acres of bungalow, a reception, office, a Kidderminster, telephone 01562

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Rooms To Rent
Worcester. WR2 5JX. £575 pcm £950pcm £560 pcm
1 BED FLAT SIMPLY LETS 01905 612818 MARTIN & CO 01905 619890 SIMPLY LETS 01905 612818
£95 per wk, 5 weeks in
advance. Tunnel Hill area. 2 ROOMS IN
Available now! ST JOHNS

High rental demand is continuing


01905 353793
ONE BED MAISONETTE In modern shared house.
18ft lounge/diner, open plan. ORP. WI-FI. All facilities.
Ground floor. Nunnery Wood. Suit young professional. or
Unfurnished. £475 pcm. international students.
07870 316412
Refs required.
SPACIOUS 3 BED SEMI
Near City Centre. Brand new £280 pcm inc
bathroom. GCH, Garage, No A BIG demand for rental houses, with an average of five
pets, no DSS. £625 pcm excl. 07943 627696
07769 174962 or 01886 880920 properties led to tenants renting tenants vying for each available
ST JOHNS properties within an average of 13 home to let.
SMALL SELF CONTAINED
Apartments/rooms to let. days in the first three months of In Worcestershire, Taylors has
From £290 pcm FURNISHED BEDSIT 2011, compared to 17 days in the seen an increase in the demand
07791 451020 In Lowesmoor, £260 pcm, first quarter of last year. for rental properties throughout
ST JOHNS
Apartments/rooms to let.
exclusive of bills, suit single Worcester letting agents Taylors the county, but especially in
From £290 pcm person. Emp only refs & deposit – part of Countrywide – took part Worcester, Droitwich and
07791 451020 07973 267691 in research which found there Bromsgrove.
THREE BED HOUSE
City Centre, Suberb location, BLACKPOLE/ WARNDON was a 51 per cent uplift in SNAPPED Louise Winnall, lettings
GCH, D/G, Refs/Deposit. Refurbished rooms from
£55per week inc bills.
demand from tenants in 2011, a UP: Some negotiator, said: “The number of
No DSS £595 pcm
Tel. 07868 844786 Good facilities greater increase than that seen at rental rental properties becoming
FURNISHED Period One Bed
01905 457658/ 07866 521941 the start of 2011 (46 per cent) from properties available is still extremely low, in
Apartment in Friar Street with
car parking space. Available
FARMHOUSE SHARE
Leigh Sinton. Non smoking
the latter part of2009. are being comparison to the high levels of
beginning July. £525 pcm exc. Professional req. Findings of the quarterly review let almost tenant demand we’ve
£60 per week
Employed only, refs/deposit.
Tel 07973 267691 01886 832230 have also revealed there is a as soon as experienced. Wwe have found
MODERN 1 bed maisonette in ROOMS IN HOUSE SHARE significant rise in the proportion they are that properties can rent within
Blackpole. Garden, loft, ORP. St Johns. Parking.
Non smoking.
of small scale buy-to-let advertised. hours of becoming available”
New kitchen. Just repainted.
Pets cons. £475. 07583 From £280 pcm incl. landlords. They are coming back “There has been an increase in
01905 621185/07791 755505 into the market and reflecting an the availability of buy-to-let
042783. small portfolio of one to three Overall, supply remains stable
WORCESTER RD, MALVERN ST JOHNS
Stunning 1 Bed Apartment Double/single rooms in refur- increased appetite for lending to properties now account for 40 per but low with a shortfall of lending and there are indications
Must be seen. £495 bished house, garden/parking. such investments. cent of all landlords – up from 35 properties across all categories – that small investor landlords are
07776 201010 From £250 pcm
rentinginworcester.co.uk 07870 367316 These buy-to-let investors with a per cent at the end of 2010. from studio flats to five-bedroom coming back into the market.”

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HOMES OF THE WEEK

WORCESTER IMPERIAL ROAD, MALVERN SPRING LANE, WORCESTER HOP HOUSE, WORCESTER
A two-bedroom period townhouse with two Ground floor apartment, with hall, lounge, Unfurnished second floor apartment with Two-bedroom second floor apartment offering
reception rooms, kitchen, two bedrooms, kitchen, two bedrooms, en-suite shower room, secure off-road parking. Hall, living room, modern city living with period features and lots
bathroom, courtyard and parking permit. bathroom and parking. Unfurnished. kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom and shower, of character.
£595 pcm £595pcm £525 pcm £750pcm
TOWN & COUNTRY 01905 610710 SIMPLY LETS 01905 612818 PREMIER PLACES 01905 616616 MARTIN & CO 01905 619890

LONDON ROAD, WORCESTER WORCESTER FRIAR STREET, WORCESTER BARBOURNE, WORCESTER


Ground floor one-bed studio apartment with Modern ground floor two-bedroom apartment Unfurnished first floor apartment with lounge, One bedroom apartment in refurbished Victorian
fitted kitchen, lounge, double bedroom and with hallway, lounge, kitchen, two double kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom with house. Hall, large open plan living space, kitchen,
shower room. Unfurnished. bedrooms, bathroom and allocated parking. shower and electric heating. and shower room. Furnished or unfurnished.
£395 pcm £575 pcm £495pcm £595 pcm
HILLS ESTATE AGENTS 01905 723545 TOWN & COUNTRY 01905 610710 SIMPLY LETS 01905 612818 PREMIER PLACES 01905 616616

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HOMES OF THE WEEK

GORDON TERRACE, MALVERN ARBORETUM, WORCESTER


Unfurnished semi with oustanding views. Kitchen, Unfurnished two double bedroom period semi with
lounge, two double bedrooms, bathroom and hall, lounge, dining room, kitchen, bathroom with
separate shower cubicle. Small raised terrace. shower and rear garden. Gas central hetaing.
£575 pcm £575 pcm
SIMPLY LETS 01905 612818 HILLS ESTATE AGENTS 01905 723545

WORCESTER LEIGH, NEAR MALVERN


Victorian terrace with sitting room, dining room, Former farmhouse in an idyllic rural location. Four
bathroom, kitchen, three bedrooms and cloakroom. bedrooms, two en-suites, bathroom, two reception
Front and rear gardens with side access. rooms, dining kitchen and utility. Unfurnished.
£595 pcm £950 pcm
TOWN & COUNTRY 01905 610710 SIMPLY LETS 01905 612818

G.HERBERT BANKS
A SEMI DETACHED HOUSE SITUATED IN THE A SINGLE STOREY BARN CONVERSION IN A
POPULAR VILLAGE OF CLIFTON UPON TEME QUIET RURAL LOCATION
EW
N

Looking for
a place to
Clifton-on-Teme, Nr Worcester
Approx mileage: Bromyard 6.75 Tenbury 7.5
Lower Goosehill Lane, Hanbury, Droitwich
An attractive single storey barn conversion located
rent? Check
out the
Worcester 16 along a private drive off the Hanbury to Crowle road
in a very quiet rural area.The accommodation
Three Bedrooms. Living Room. Kitchen. Bathroom. comprises:Two Bedrooms. Fully Fitted Breakfast
Utility Room. Reception Hall. Garage. Kitchen/Living Area. Bathroom. Ample Parking. Small

lettings
Private Rear Garden. Garden Overlooking Open Countryside.
Rent £675 pcm Rent £600 pcm

A WELL PRESENTED RECENTLY REFURBISHED


ATTACHED TWO BEDROOM COTTAGE
A MID TERRACED COTTAGE ENJOYING A
PEACEFUL VILLAGE LOCATION pages
every
Thursday
in your
Upper Sapey,Worcestershire
Approx mileage: Bromyard 6.5 Tenbury Wells 8
Mamble, Nr Bewdley
Approx mileage: Bewdley 7 Tenbury Wells 7 Kidderminster 9
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News
Kidderminster 15 Worcester 16.5 Birmingham 37
Ludlow 16 Worcester 17 Birmingham 29
Kitchen/Living room.Two Double Bedrooms.
Dining Kitchen. Living Room.Two Bedrooms.
Bathroom. Rear Garden.
Bathroom.Rear Garden. Private Parking.
Private Parking to the Front.
Rent £550 pcm Rent £545 pcm

01299 896968 www.gherbertbanks.co.uk

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TALKING POINT

Don’t let a golden


opportunity pass by
HEALTHY:
The buy-to-
let market
is looking
good but
legal
THE buy-to-let market is looking advice and developing their be difficult to get possession of the issues
very healthy for new investors but confidence as landlords.” property. seem to
potential landlords are still being The company has produced As for the property itself, be holding
discouraged by the perceived ‘legal examples of what legal issues landlords must maintain and new
minefield’ standing in their way. every landlord should expect to repair it as required. This includes landlords
Aware of the problem, UK deal with in the rental sector: anything that affects the structure back.
lettings specialist Belvoir has Tenancy agreements: Most and exterior as well as the
taken steps to help clarify the legal landlord-tenant legal issues arise electrical, heating, hot water and records of appliance test dates as it rates the energy performance of
process and encourage more people from tenancy disagreements. There sanitary conditions. well as providing duplicates to the building allowing the
to buy and let. are different types of tenancies Landlords must ensure all existing and new tenants within 28 prospective tenant an insight into
Steve Slawson at Belvoir’s branch such as assured shorthold, assured furnishings comply with fire and days of inspection. Failure to utility costs. It concludes with
in London Road, Worcester, said: and regulated or protected – but safety regulations. Should they provide may result in advice to the landlord on how
“The buy-to-let market is very most landlords favour an assured pass, a label stating “carelessness imprisonment and/or fines of up to energy efficiency could be
fertile ground at the moment with shorthold tenancy because it causes fire” should be permanently £25,000. improved. There is no legal
tight mortgage lending criteria, an entitles them to take back the attached. Failure to comply can All electrical (new and used) requirement to act on the
increasingly mobile labour market property after six months. result in imprisonment and/or a appliances need to be certified safe information provided by an EPC
and financial uncertainty forcing Tenancy deposit schemes: All fine of up to £5,000. To avoid this, when a tenancy begins, maintained but doing so can improve tenant
more consumers to rent, rather landlords operating an assured conduct a full compliance check throughout tenancy by competent relations and reduce household
than buy, more than any other time shorthold tenancy have to sign up before commencing tenancy and, if persons and fit for purpose at all costs.
over the past five years. to this. It obligates them to place unsure, seek an expert second times. Failure to comply may result Mr Slawson said: “One of our key
“Despite this golden opportunity, tenant deposits in one of three opinion. On purchasing new in imprisonment and/or fines of up roles at Belvoir is to keep abreast of
we believe that many prospective schemes approved by the furniture always confirm with the to £5000. To avoid this get a property and legislative issues,
buy-to-let investors are being put government within 14 days of vendor that it meets the relevant qualified electrician to conduct the interpret them in layman’s terms
off by complex legislation and fear receipt. regulation. relevant electrical safety inspection. and communicate this knowledge
of legal action. Recognising this, If not complied with, the courts An annual inspection by a Gas All households are legally straight to our customers. We use
Belvoir is actively guiding can force the deposit to be tripled Safe-registered engineer is required to obtain an energy this in-depth experience and local
potential investors through the and repaid immediately to the essential. The landlord must performance certificate (EPC). expertise to help landlords run a
legal minefield, providing expert tenant or in extreme cases it may arrange the checks and keep Carried out by a certified inspector,

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