6 bedroom detached house for saleDodford, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Under Offer £985,000
Full descriptiona historic residence of early 17th century origins commanding unprecedented Worcestershire views
Monsieurs Hall is a wonderful historic residence occupying a magnificent elevated position with commanding views tothe Malvern, Abberley, Clee Hills and Welsh mountains beyond. The property was originally a timber framed
cottage with a stone addition in the latter part of the 17th century creating the imposing house that it is today. The present owners have made some high quality alterations
to the house and the accommodation is beautifully presented throughout. Some features worthy of particular note include the newly fitted Vale bronze casement windows, zoned lighting and bespoke Chalon kitchen. A
partly glazed oak front door leads into a most attractive reception hall with stone mullion windows, exposed oak beams and solid oak floor. A glazed panelled door leads into the rear hall with solid oak flooring, magnificent oak
staircase and door into the impressive oak panelled drawing/music room which enjoys feature stone open fireplace with copper hood, oak flooring, exposed beams and stone mullion windows with window seat. The main
staircase leads down to two cellars with the larger room housing the boiler. The cellars would be ideal to convert to a gym or cinema room. Steps from the rear hall lead down to an inner panelled hall with French limestone flooring, underfloor heating, zoned lighting and exposed beams, and doors radiating off to the charming dining room, with quarry tiled floor, period brick fireplace with cupboards either side, and oak panelled corridor to drawing room; currently used as a walk-in drinks cupboard. An oak glazed door leads from the dining room into the study with oak
flooring and feature bay window. The sitting room is the is the oldest room in the house and benefits from oak flooring and contemporary freestanding log burner. Wiring and hiding hole for sound system and zoned lighting. The
cloakroom and laundry are also accessed from the inner hall and both enjoy French limestone flooring; a further door leads to a boot store. The conservatory enjoys a quarry tiled floor and pleasant views of the rear garden,
double French doors lead out to a feature patio area. A particular feature of the property is the fantastic bespoke “Chalon” handmade breakfast kitchen in a period style which is comprehensively fitted with cream painted plate
rack and wall and base units set into Zimbabwean honed granite work surfaces. Belfast style sink, island unit with maple wooden work surface and fitted sink. The spacious
kitchen benefits from French limestone flooring with under floor heating, four oven oil fired Aga and warming plate and is recessed into a bespoke stone inglenook archway, integrated Meile dishwasher, freezer and pantry. The
kitchen enjoys double doors out to the patio, and original servant’s bell board, secondary oak staircase,programmable zoned lighting and wiring for multimedia sound system. From the entrance hall, the main staircase leads to the first floor landing giving access to the spacious
master bedroom with exposed beams, stone mullion windows with far reaching views and a large en-suite bathroom with freestanding claw footed bath, separate corner shower and door to landing. Steps lead down to an inner landing with doors radiating off to bedrooms two,
three, the family bathroom and separate w/c. The newly fitted family bathroom boasts a large bath tub on wooden feet, freestanding tap, walk-in shower, and Loufen toilet with Gerberit flush. Bedroom two enjoys exposed beams
and benefits from feature fireplace with Delft style tiles, walk-in cupboard with the oldest door in the house and further door to dressing room/study with fitted shelving. Bedroom three is a pretty room with exposed beams and
wonderful views. From the inner landing there is a large airing cupboard and secondary staircase down to kitchen. The main staircase rises to the second floor small galleried landing with doors radiating off to bedrooms four and five.
Bedroom four is the larger of the two with high ceilings, feature brick fireplace and storage cupboard; bedroom five enjoys fine views.
The property is approached over a gravelled drive to large parking area. Multiple garaging with electric doors set within a stone building. The property is approached through listed stone pillars topped with stone balls; a
flagstone path leads to the entrance of the house. Electric period style cast iron gates from the courtyard lead into the fountain area of the garden. The grounds at the property are an absolute delight and have previously been open to the public in the National Garden Scheme.
They are divided into gardens in a number of different styles and characters, both formal and informal, and ranged over different levels; sub-divided with stone walls, hedges, shrubbery and fences. The property benefits from a feature York stone paved patio area to the rear and a gravelled pathway leads to the formal knot gardens with box hedging and lavender, and feature rose and grape pergola. There is a second patio area to the left side of
the property offering views to the front of the house. The gardens also enjoy well stocked beds with an array of flowers, shrubs and herbs and to the front of the property is
a wonderful agapanthus bed. Beyond the formal gardens the property benefits from a feature fountain, wooded copse and paddock with separate access via a 5-bar gate. The garden has a wealth of character features
including a working well, old privy and piggery with electricity supply. The piggery could be converted to summer house or office (subject to PP).
Monsieurs Hall is located some two miles west of
Bromsgrove in a prominent hilltop position. Many people settle in the area for its ease of commuting with the M5, and the M42 which leads to the M40, the principal route to London from the West Midlands nearby. Rail services
operate from Bromsgrove into Birmingham New Street with onward connections to London Euston. There are a number of renowned schools in the area including Bromsgrove School, Dodderhill School and Winterfold
House; RGS and Kings in Worcester, and the excellent Birmingham schools.
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