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Property Description

Key features

  • Three acres of gardens
  • Three bedrooms
  • Two reception rooms
  • Dining kitchen
  • Rayburn
  • Garaging
  • Wood stores
  • Greenhouse
  • Summer House
  • Semi rural location

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

APPROACH Hidden from the roadside and thus offering privacy, is Hopcroft - a colour washed charming stone cottage, with extensions. The original building dates back to the 1600s. Oozing character, it is understood that certainly both the stable and dairy have been enveloped into the accommodation over time.

Hopcroft is embraced by gardens to all sides, in total around three acres (although this has not been established). Boasting excellent parking and a mature garden with an array of fruit and specimen trees, there are distant views of Trimpley to be enjoyed from various windows as well as from the south facing garden.

In more detail the property boasts some double glazing with leaded windows and partial heating, two reception rooms, a farmhouse style kitchen, a utility, three bedrooms and a bathroom of ample size to accommodate both a bath and separate shower cubicle. Outside there is garaging, log store, gardener's toilet, green house, summer house, shed, wooden housing for birds or cats and of course the delightful gardens, which can be accessed from any angle. Some original features remain from different periods.

Hopcroft has the potential to extend with planning consent. Many of the walls are the thick original stone walls, whilst the latter ones are constructed from brick.

Some modernisation and refurbishment required, however the position, grounds and views are exciting.
Wooden gated access leads to drive way, which is flanked by mature trees and shrubs. As you ascend into the grounds, you will see foliage with mown grassed areas beyond. Several areas of the gardens have been planted with spring bulbs and bluebells.

There is a paved patio area with outside lighting and a metal pedestrian gate leads to the front door.

PORCH Double glazed feature door to front elevation, two double glazed windows to two elevations, pitched roof with ceiling light point and door into reception one. 

RECEPTION ROOM 18' 2" x 10' 10" (5.54m x 3.3m) It is understood that the old stables were here and have been extended to form part of the cottage. There is also evidence of a chimney. Stairs rising to first floor accommodation, front and side facing double glazed windows, night storage heater, two ceiling light points and original door into reception two. 

RECEPTION ROOM 23' 10" x 23' 5" (7.26m x 7.14m) An L shaped reception room with night storage heater. Again it is thought the old dairy has been incorporated into the property. The old bricks which would have been on the floor, have been reused for the hearth of the fireplace. Feature fireplace with recessed multi fuel burner. Bay double glazed window to the front elevation, with a further three windows to the rear elevation. Six wall light points, one ceiling light point, aerial and telephone point. 

KITCHEN 17' 3" x 10' 3" (5.26m x 3.12m) Lovely dining kitchen with that country cottage or farmhouse feel. Access to front and rear. The focal point of this room is an oil fired model Rayburn which provides cooking, hot water and partial heating to this property. The underfloor pipes provide floor heating in reception two. There is an immersion heater for use when the Rayburn is off and an electric cooker.

Units to wall and base, with the latter having complimentary roll edged working surface over. Inset stainless steel one and a half bowl sink unit with mixer tap over. Partial tiling to the walls providing splash back. Integral dishwasher and fridge. Good natural light is achieved via front double glazed window, side door being double glazed also, rear wooden window believed original and part glazed wood door to the utility. Wall mounted fuse board, two ceiling light points and vinyl floor covering.


UTILITY ROOM 11' 1" x 6' 4" (3.38m x 1.93m) Having flat roof with Upvc double glazed units upon brick walling. Door to side elevation, wall light point, quarry tiled flooring, space for white goods with fitted base units having useful work top over. Bunded oil tank concealed in garden with remote receiver.


STAIRS RISING TO THE FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION AND LANDING. Ceiling light point and partial wooden panelling.

BEDROOM 11' 2" x 10' 3" (3.4m x 3.12m) Front double glazed window, built in wardrobes, ceiling light point and walk in storage cupboard.

BEDROOM 8' x 7' 8" (2.44m x 2.34m) Double glazed window front elevation, exposed ceiling timber, night storage heater, ceiling light point and recessed storage area.

INNER LANDING Bedroom and bathroom off

BEDROOM 11' 6" x 9' 4" (3.51m x 2.84m) Rear double window with views, built in wardrobes and ceiling light point.

BATHROOM 11' 4" x 8' 6" (3.45m x 2.59m) An ample sized bathroom offering built in airing cupboard, rear facing double glazed window with views, further side facing window. Radiator, ceiling light point, vanity sink unit, close coupled wc suite, panelled bath with mixer tap over, partial tiling to walls providing splash back, wall mounted electric fan heater and built in shower cubicle.

OUTSIDE Hayden Estates are told that the plot is described as being around three acres in total. The majority of the grounds are close cut mown grass, mainly flat with areas of undulating land, however not steep. Several places have been left for wildlife. There are several fruit trees to including Apple, both eater and cooking apple, Cherry, Greengage, Damson, Plum and Pear. There are a selection of established mature trees including Rowan and Sorbus varieties, Davidia involucrata, (the dove-tree, handkerchief tree, pocket handkerchief tree, or ghost well as various popular shrubs and flower beds.

At the rear of the cottage is some neat box hedging and an old water pump, and a Patio area, with further seating to the side of the cottage. There is a fixed external water supply too.

Adjacent to the garaging is hard standing. Perfect for table and chairs, tubs and pots or barbeque and gated access to rear paddock.

Concealed within the foliage to the far side of the property is the bunded oil tank, with remote receiver inside the cottage.

Within the gardens and included in the sale will be a wooden summer house, greenhouse, shed, animal structure, further wood store and hardstanding area.
Attached to the cottage is an outside toilet, with sink unit, lighting and power.

DETACHED GARAGING AND WOOD STORE Detached garage, brick built, having metal up and over door to frontage, two side windows, lighting, brick flooring and pedestrian door to the rear. Separate door to wood store with light.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please note that all measurements are approximate and measured to the maximum. In an older property where no room is square the discrepancy can be larger. Therefore do not rely on the sizes if purchasing furniture.
Please note nothing has been tried and tested and therefore Hayden Estates advise that any such items requiring examination are so inspected by qualified technicians. 

LOCAL INFORMATION Bewdley is a Georgian town situated on the banks of the river Severn, full of wonderful architectural history. The focal point being St Anne's Church, having grown in status from its past trades links with the Severn, to the present day, when today the town is busy with visitors and shoppers alike. A medical centre and library are situated in one of the two car parks. The museum with Tourist Information Centre can be found in Load Street.

There are shops including chemists, butcher, bakery, delicatessen, greengrocer, newsagent and various eating houses all in the town.

The West Midlands Safari Park is on the outskirts of Bewdley with many endangered features. The park was recently featured on mainstream television.

The golden age of steam can be enjoyed at the Severn Valley Railway, which is adjacent to Kidderminster's main railway station. This railway has stations alongside the river Severn in Bewdley, Arley and Bridgnorth. Several events are hosted by them throughout the year and draws hoards of visitors to the town. These include the Santa Special and 1940s weekends. Many films have been staged on the platforms. 

LOCAL INFORMATION Kidderminster was once the capital throughout the world for its carpet manufacturing industry has survived the decline of this major employment and business and diversified into a thriving town. Old buildings which were in times gone by, full of workers and a hive of activity had fallen into disrepair. Now they have been brought back to life to provide us with some history and a new generation of occupants and usage.

The canal was used for the transport of goods and fuel for these large factories, yet now provides the back drop for the eating houses and shops etc which nestle beside the water.

Many visitors will use the waterways on their narrow boats which are navigable between Kidderminster, Wolverley, Stourport and Birmingham. Change has happened yet the town is bustling again with vibrant appealing shops and eating establishments.

There is a train station in Kidderminster which provides a service to Birmingham, London and Worcester and beyond which is ideal if one works in the city. There is a bus service too which runs regularly.

For supermarket shopping etc, Kidderminster Town Centre has Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Aldi and Morrison's, Co operative store, with many more top high street stores. There is a small cinema and leisure facilities as well as a wide selection of eating houses. There are two main retail parks just off the town centre which have varied larger stores with good parking facilities too.

Ideal location for commuting, with a good road network to M5, M6, M42, Birmingham, Stourbridge and Wolverhampton and Worcester all within travelling distance. As we have already mentioned the Kidderminster railway station provides good frequent travel. 

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS No item not specified within will be included in the sale price. However, certain items may be available by separate negotiation with the vendors. 

VIEWINGS At any reasonable time, however strictly through the selling agents on 01299 405062 or 07776 361010 / 07776361025. Please be aware that full names and
addresses will be taken in the interest of security. 

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
13 August 2016

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