11 Parkwood, Elmley Castle
Parkwood is a small development of seventeen houses dating back to 1970, at one end of the picturesque village of Elmley Castle, at the foot of Bredon Hill.
The property has been the subject of numerous improvements by the present owners. The central heating system has been updated with a new boiler. (There is no mains gas in the village.) They have also installed a new oil tank, and a pressurised water system. There is also a modern kitchen/breakfast room plus a utility room, and a modern shower room.
The house is light and airy with a living room, dining room, and downstairs toilet. Patio doors in the two reception rooms lead out into a landscaped west-facing garden with raised beds surrounding a lawn and, to one side, a productive vegetable area.
The property has two double bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom, and two single bedrooms, one of which is currently fitted out as a study. There is a separate shower room.
The property faces the grounds of the medieval church, and is a stone’s throw from the award-winning gastropub, The Queen Elizabeth Inn. The village also boasts a first school and a bus service into Pershore and Evesham. There are a sports field, a cricket club, a young children’s play area, and many active village groups and social activities. Elmley Castle is only a short drive from the nearest middle school, at Ashton-under-Hill, and there are high schools in Evesham and Pershore. Some students also attend independent schools in Worcester and Malvern.
The Georgian riverside town of Pershore is only three miles away. As well as High Street shops, a supermarket, and a covered retail market, it offers two medical centres, a local hospital, and a library. Other facilities include Number 8, the volunteer-run arts centre offering exhibitions, a cinema/theatre, and a range of other activities. The town also has a leisure centre, a nature reserve, and riverside walks along the Avon.
Pershore has bus connections to Evesham, Worcester, and Cheltenham. It has a station on the Paddington to Hereford line. The recently opened Worcestershire Parkway rail station is 10 minutes’ drive away and offers services to Hereford, London, Cardiff, and Nottingham. The journey to Birmingham New Street takes half an hour.