Kempsey

PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Work has now started on
Four large, very modern, detached houses each with

 large garden
5 bedrooms
a large double garage
balcony looking towards the Malverns
PV panels on every garage 

The houses have a very striking, modern design, and are extremely energy efficient, with their
own private access drive in a secluded part of Kempsey.

 

Kempsey is an attractive small town, just 4 miles South of Worcester, on the East bank of the River Severn.

 Part of Malvern Hills District Council, Kempsey has excellent communications, being just a few miles from both Great Malvern and the Malvern Hills and the cathedral city of Worcester, and the motorway network is just a short distance along the recently-widened motorway link road. It is also close to the main railway line and a new Parkway station is planned for the next village of Norton.

 Kempsey has all the facilities usually expected in a Village, including shop, post office, public houses, extensive sports clubs and facilities, a primary school, rated “Good” by OFSTED and currently not over-subscribed.

 Court Meadow is in a discreet location in Kempsey, being a cul de sac off Lyf’s Lane, and the site itself was previously a very large garden. We carried out a full archaeological survey, a historical map survey and a ground investigation report, and there is no indication of any commercial or industrial activity on the site.

 While Kempsey had previously been affected by some flooding (prior to recent flood defences having been provided by the Environment Agency), these houses sit on land that has no record of flooding and which is even higher that the line of “one-in-a-thousand-year” possible flood event or better. We arranged for a specialist flood report to confirm this positive position.

 The Houses

 In keeping with the area, each house is detached and is set in a relatively large plot, with an enclosed rear garden and patio and fully-landscaped grounds.

 The 4 houses are identical in size and layout (with minor fenestration differences) and each have the same large double garage. Plot 1’s garage is attached to the house, while the other 3 garages are separate.

This is plot 4, with its separate double garage:

PLot 3 house is identical to the above, while plot 2 is similar but handed (ie flipped over, left to right).

Plot 1, below, has its garage attached to the house:

 The houses are relatively large, c2260 ft2 (210m2) plus garage and balcony. Key features include;

 Enclosed entrance porch

  entrance hall with multiple storage cupboards
  large fully-fitted luxury kitchen
  separate utility room, fully-fitted and with own entrance door
  large dining room, having bi-fold doors opening to rear covered patio
  downstairs WC/cloakroom
  study
  large living room, with French doors leading to garden
  5 large bedrooms
  master bedroom with a separate dressing room plus en suite shower room
  second bedroom has an en suite shower room
  family bathroom has a shower cubicle as well as a bath
  the large balcony can be accessed from both e master bedroom and the first floor landing
  large double garage
  plus minimum 3 parking spaces

Below is the floor plan for the GROUND floor of plots 3 & 4 - other plots are similar but handed. The area outside the Dining Room is a large sheltered patio, being under the first floor balcony:

The FIRST floor plan, below, also shows access to the large balcony from both the master bedroom and the landing:

The houses will be very environmentally-friendly:

  high-efficiency Worcester Bosch gas boilers
 
extensive insulation
 
argon-filled double glazing
 
extremely air-tight
 
  24/7 constant background ventilation for high quality indoor atmosphere
 
  underfloor heating to ground floor with multiple zone control
 
100% low energy LED lights
 
  first floor radiators with zone and individual controls
 
and
  PV panels to all garages generating electricity for the home and export.

 The specification and quality level will reflect the premium position of these houses:

   Kitchens will be fully-fitted with integrated white goods including:

     Large 110 cm dual fuel range cooker
    
dish washer
    
tall column fridge
    
tall column freezer
    
wine cooler

   Kitchens have extensive cupboards, wall units, larder unit providing plenty of storage, as well as undermount sink on the granite or Slab Tech work tops.

   The utility room has a washing machine, tumble drier and sink as well as ample storage

   Bathrooms and En Suites have vanity unit  wash basins

   Showers have fixed and hand-held wands

   Fully-wired for terrestrial digital TV, Satellite, and data throughout the homes

   Built-in radio/music to dining area

   Ceramic floor tiling to kitchen, cloaks, utility, bathroom and both en suites

   Ceramic wall tiling to bathroom & en suites

   Extensive power sockets throughout the house including outside

   All walls & ceilings smooth-plastered and finished in white

   Lights outside all external doors

   Lights and power sockets on large balcony

 Depending on the stage of build, buyers can choose tiles, kitchen units etc.

 Tenure

 The houses are all freehold and will come with NHBC 10 Year Build Mark Warranty plus Local Authority Building Inspection certificate.

 Note: Court Property is rated A1 by NHBC, which is the highest of their standard 16 quality ratings (D4 to A1).