4 bedroom detached house for saleNorth Piddle, Grafton Flyford, Worcestershire, WR7
Sold STC £749,950
Reception Hall, Breakfast Kitchen, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Family Room, Utility/Boot Room, Cloakroom, Large Landing, Master Bedroom, Two Further Double Bedrooms, Single Bedroom, Family Bathroom. Loft, Gardens And Grounds Including Former Paddocks. Parking And Double Garage.
Flyford Flavell 2 miles, Upton Snodsbury 3.5, Pershore 6, Worcester 10, Stratford-upon-Avon 16, Birmingham 30, London 112, M5 (J6) 7 (all mileages are approximate).
Situation: The Butts Cottage is situated in an idyllic location on the edge of the popular village of North Piddle. North Piddle has a number of period farmhouses and cottages, together with an ancient parish church and is surrounded by exceptional Worcestershire farmland. The area as a whole is criss-crossed with country footpaths bringing endless opportunities for walking, riding and other outdoor pursuits. Local facilities are available in the nearby villages of Upton Snodsbury and Flyford Flavell. More extensive opportunities for shopping, leisure and education can be found in the Georgian riverside town of Pershore and the cathedral and university city of Worcester. The property benefits from a tranquil and private setting, yet is within easy reach of the motorway network via Junction 6 of the M5.
Description: The Butts Cottage is a beautiful part oak timber-framed cottage originally dating back to the 17th century with 20th century extensions, surrounded by around 3.35 acres of gently undulating gardens, grounds, paddocks and stream. This traditional property is awash with original features, including large leaded light windows, original oak doors, open fireplaces and exposed ceiling beams, along with sympathetic later additions including polished oak floors and character oak doors. The well-kept grounds include former paddocks offering opportunities for grazing and equestrian activities. The accommodation is flexible and spacious, with views over the gardens from most rooms, and has further potential to create a wonderful family home.
In brief, the accommodation comprises:
Reception Hall with impressive oak panelled door, oak floor, beamed ceiling and part stained glass leaded window to the front aspect.
Spacious Breakfast Kitchen having a good range of units incorporating an electric oven with extractor over, integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer, along with two large store cupboards. There is a perfect space for a breakfast table next to the French doors which lead out to a stone paved terrace and a large window affords views over the gardens.
Well-proportioned, triple-aspect Drawing Room, which again has lovely views over the gardens and French doors out to a stone paved terrace, along with a beamed ceiling and an open fire set in a feature brick inglenook with a copper hearth.
The dual-aspect Dining Room is located in the oldest part of the building and features an open fire set in a brick recess with original meat hooks remaining, exposed beams to the walls and ceiling and an original oak door leading through to the
Comfortable Family Room, which has exposed timbers, a large window to the rear aspect providing views over the gardens and featuring part of the original external door frame and an open fire set in a brick fireplace with a stone hearth and oak mantel over. A further original door leads into the
Good-sized Utility/Boot Room having a Belfast sink, space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher, boiler, beamed ceiling and a door to outside.
Finally on the ground floor is a useful Cloakroom.
To the first floor is a generous Landing with room for seating or a desk, a large airing cupboard plus further store cupboard and an attractive oak floor matching that of the reception hall (currently carpeted).
The Master Bedroom is very impressive, being of exceptional size and benefitting from built-in wardrobes, with windows to three aspects affording wonderful views over the gardens and grounds.
There are Two Further Double Bedrooms and a Single Bedroom, all with built-in wardrobes and lovely views. Bedroom Two has an oak floor.
All bedrooms are serviced by a Family Bathroom which has bath with shower attachment, WC, basin and a large window overlooking the gardens.
There is generous Loft storage above the first floor.
The property is well set back from the road along a gated tarmacked driveway which provides parking for several vehicles and gives access to the Double Garage, which has two up and over doors and storage above. The property is surrounded by its own gardens and grounds totalling around 3.35 acres including former paddocks which have been used by the vendors as gardens. There is great potential to use these as paddocks, as they have the benefit of separate gated access to the road and there is a small brick-built Stable with hayloft above.
The private and peaceful gardens and grounds are easy to manage, being mainly laid to lawn with many mature specimen trees including four apple trees. A stream runs through the grounds, crossed by several stone bridges and running into Piddle Brook. There is also an ornamental pond. A large stone paved terrace is accessed from the drawing room, kitchen and utility/boot room, providing the ideal setting for al fresco dining and relaxing.
Services: Mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating.
Local Authority: Wychavon District Council 01386 565000 email@example.com
Agent's Note: A public footpath runs adjacent to the eastern boundary of the property.
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