3 bedroom apartment for saleWestwood Park, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9
Sold STC £399,950
Exquisite Apartment Within Historic Grade I Listed House.
Grand Reception Hallway, Magnificent Stately Reception Room, Contemporary Views, Large Master Bedroom With Dressing Room, Opulent Bathroom, Excellent Sized Second Bedroom, Attic Room, Laundry, Buttery/Cellar Chambers, Private Garden, Outstanding Panoramic Views, Two Garages. Leasehold. Fixtures, fittings & furniture available by separate negotiation. 1837 Sq. Ft.
Droitwich 1 Mile Worcester 6 miles, Birmingham 20 miles, London 120 miles, M5 (J5) 4 miles. (All mileages are approximate).
Situation Westwood House is situated up a long three quarter of a mile private drive to the main house. The magnificent grounds are jointly owned by neighbouring residents and benefit from broad gravelled walks from which residents can enjoy the splendour of the surroundings. The nearby centres of Droitwich, Bromsgrove and Worcester provide excellent facilities for shopping, leisure and recreation. Opportunities for education are provided by a number of renowned schools locally including Royal Grammar School and Kings School in Worcester. This highly desirable location also benefits from quick and easy access to the M5 and the main motorway network.
This fortunate location stands within a peaceful, secure and tranquil setting being hidden away within this Historic Jewel of the County.
Historical Notes Worcestershire generally in support of King Charles I almost from the outbreak of war in 1642. At this time at Westwood lived Sir John Packington, his wife Dorothy and his sister Elizabeth, all dedicated royalists. Dorothy Packington was an extremely intellectual and a talented woman.
All at Westwood were deeply committed to the Anglican Church and its preservation. Dorothy provided at Westwood House shelter for several recognised theologians and men of the cloth during these violent times. During these difficult years the famous book of the time "The Whole Duty of Man" was written at Westwood and then first published in 1659, and is widely believed to be Dorothy's work. Sometime after 1661 as a token of appreciation for the Packingtons' personal sacrifices and loyal support to his father and himself, the King paid for the wonderful Baroque style ceilings and covings that make the internal beauty within Westwood House such a visual wonder to behold to this day. From the windows of apartment 10 are superb views to the great lake, Packingtons' Pound, almost certainly the earliest Elizabethan manmade lake. Following a land dispute with a neighbour earlier than the civil wars, the lake was used to flood neighbour's land. This incident created the traditional melody and song of Packington's Pound, which became a popular ballad and, over the centuries, has often had the words adapted to suit social events and other occasions.
From within The apartment, the windows provide stunning views, which all those previous occupants would have looked upon and enjoyed throughout the changing seasons.
The house stands on an eminence, overlooking the Severn Valley; the prospect being bounded on the west by the chain of Malvern Hills; the view from the forecourt on a clear day is beautiful beyond description, and at evening-time, when darkness steals over the plain, and the shadows deepen, the old mansion becomes serene-like and awe-inspiring in aspect.
Description Apartment 10 is approached through a stately oak reception hall with staircases and sumptuously carved doorways, continuing through to the first floor and entering apartment 10 the grandeur of the apartment becomes apparent with its magnificent reception hallway to welcome guests decorated with deep oak panelling, attractive dresser and contains the Packington Coat of Arms.
A stately reception room features a grand bay window which flood the room with light and provide panoramic views across the adjoining countryside and beyond. The superb fireplace is carved and finely detailed encompassing an open fire. The kitchen has a had a contemporary uplift being well fitted out with attractive units and granite worksurfaces and a range of appliances including an integral electric double oven, induction hob, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, and benefits from a large curved window seat beneath a large widow once again flooding the apartment with light and providing further undulating views.
Within the wing is the grand master bedroom, befitting from wonderful high ceilings a decorative cornice detailing complete with another magnificent window above a raised area rejoicing in an abundance of natural light through which grant views over the surrounding countryside. The Adjoining dressing room provides a luxurious space with fitted wardrobes and well lit from down lighting. The bathroom is an opulent space and benefitting from a roll top bath set on top of a raised area tiled with slate and set beside another large window with glorious views over the grounds, gardens and beyond towards abberley. The bathroom has a separate shower cubicle and wash area. A spiral staircase leads up to a large attic room, which could be used as a study, or to provide additional guest space.
The second bedroom has another magnificent window, providing direct copious amounts of natural light and beautiful views over the garden. The room is decorated with superb beams to the ceiling and walls of deep oak indicative of this property's age and rich history.
The apartment also benefits from a useful laundry with Belfast sink and additional storage.
Outside the magnificent grounds are jointly owned by neighbouring residents and benefit from broad gravelled walks from which residents can enjoy the splendour of the surroundings. There is a private area of garden belonging solely to apartment 10 beside the left wing is a large lawn surrounded by clipped hedging featuring central mature shrubberies and beautiful with the grad1 1 listed summer house as the focal point of the garden, along with select matures trees and shrubs. To the rear of the house stands two en bloc single garages and is accessed from the communal parking area. Beneath the house is a selection of chambers, the former Buttery is a large chamber owned by apartment 10 ideal for storage or a separate workspace.
Services: Mains water and electricity are connected. Electric storage heating. Private drainage.
Local Authority: Wychavon District Council.
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