Stock Green, Redditch, Worcestershire

£845,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Extended period cottage with detached residential barn and extensive stabling with 4.96 acres in a superb rural setting

Situation

Pillar Box Cottage enjoys a fine rural setting within the hamlet of Stock Green surrounded by unspoiled Worcestershire countryside. The hamlets and villages around provide excellent local facilities including Flyford Flavell, Himbleton and Feckenham all approximately three miles away which also have excellent Primary Schools with easy access to the regional centres of Droitwich, Redditch, Pershore and Worcester with all their fine schools, shopping and commerce. The national motorway network is rapidly accessible via Junction 6 of the M5 giving access to Birmingham, the M42 and for the south. Birmingham International Airport and the NEC are also readily accessible. Local and intercity rail services are available in Droitwich, Worcester and Bromsgrove. The immediate surrounding countryside offers all country and leisure pursuits, particularly walks via the many public pathways and equestrian recreation with many local bridleways.

Description

The gated property is an extremely well located three bedroomed detached residence, the original part of which was constructed in the late 1800's with later extensions in sympathy to the original having been added. In addition there is a separate converted barn which provides two bedroom ancillary accommodation ideal for independent family living. Both properties are presented to a very high standard with exposed beams, oak latched doors, inglenook fireplace and recently fitted triple glazing to the main cottage and a delightful bright and airy feel to the barn with vaulted ceilings, a wealth of original roof trusses and timbers and mezzanine bedrooms. There is a spacious three car garage, extensive stabling and around 4.96 acres including flat fields and paddock. The cottage with its' delightful red brick façade is entered via a tiled canopy porch with brick and timber piers into a spacious 26 foot long sitting room, the original part of the building, exuding charm and character with ceiling beams, large inglenook fireplace with oak mantel over and inset Yeomans wood-burning cast stove. Two square bow windows provide excellent natural light to the south facing garden aspect. A central door leads into a kitchen/dining room providing a large open plan space favoured by modern family living. The family dining area benefits from the addition of triple glazed bi-fold doors to two aspects opening to the garden patio, stairs rise to the first floor with useful recessed storage space beneath. The kitchen is fitted with a modern range of light oak finish Shaker style base and wall cabinets with as centrepiece a three compartment electric Aga range stove in classic black with chimney extractor over, supplemented by a fitted Bosch electric oven and four ring electric hob. An external door to the side leads on to the garden patio and also provides an everyday access to the cottage. To the first floor a galleried landing leads to the double aspect master bedroom with ensuite shower room off, family bathroom and access to a passageway with two further large double bedrooms, with full width fitted wardrobes to one room.

The converted barn with a mellow stonework and rustic clay façade is entered through French doors via the tall glazed central former loading doors into a stunning full height vaulted dining hall with a wealth of original timbers and an amazing open plan feel. To one end is a cosy sitting area and at the other end is a fitted kitchenette with integrated Zanussi electric oven and four ring hob, white ceramic sink and window to the side, space for fridge freezer and laundry appliances. The split oak staircase with understairs storage cupboards rises to both sides providing mezzanine bedrooms, one with ensuite wc/washing facilities and store cupboard, with the bathroom being on the ground floor. Three Velux windows add further natural light to the property.

Gardens and grounds

The property is entered from Middle Road and approached via an electric gate through a low brick wall to the road boundary and over a gravelled drive leading to a circular parking and turning area which in turn gives access to a triple garage having electric roller shutter doors. The property itself sits in good sized gardens laid to lawn with young trees and shrub borders to the front of the property. There is also an enclosed stone paved patio with further raised flower borders and access to the rear cottage entrance. The barn has its own enclosed gated entrance off the main drive with stone pebble patio providing parking and turning and also has its own fenced gardens primarily laid to lawn. The extensive equestrian facilities include a block of timber stables within a stable yard for 6 horses with further tack room and separate barn currently used as a feed/hay store but could provide additional stabling if required. The delightful flat fields and paddocks leading out from the stables also have a further gate and entrance to Earls Common Road providing a separate access to the stabling area. Boundaries are given by a combination of fencing and well maintained hedging.

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