6 bedroom detached house for sale

Habberley Road, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12

£1,250,000

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Elegant Grade II Listed Country House With Attached Coach House Set In Around 12.3 Acres With Stunning Views.

Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Library, Snug/Study, Morning Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility, Cloakroom, Billiards Room, Six Bedrooms, Three En Suite, Two Family Bathrooms, Extensive Cellarage. The Coach House: Triple Garage, Office/Living Accommodation Over, Kitchenette, Shower Room, and Store Room/Bedroom. Gardens and Grounds of Around 12.3 Acres Including Pond, Woodland, Orchard and Paddocks.

Mileages: Bewdley 2 miles, Kidderminster 3, Stourbridge 10.5, Bridgnorth 16, Worcester 16, Birmingham 21, London 131, M5 Junction 3 15 (all mileages are approximate).

Situation: Wassell Wood House is situated in a private yet convenient location at the top of a long sweeping tree lined shared driveway in between Bewdley and Kidderminster. The pretty market town of Bewdley is just over 2 miles away and offers highly individual shops, restaurants and public houses, parish church, primary and secondary schooling and town hall, together with the historic Severn Valley Railway. Fine walks along the riverside are available and also in the scenic Wyre Forest, as well as the neighbouring Wassesll Woods. Three miles away is Kidderminster, the largest town in north Worcestershire, famed for its industrial heritage and as the birthplace of the carpet industry. Kidderminster boasts extensive facilities for shopping, leisure and entertainment, as well as boating, walking and cycling opportunities on the river Stour and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. The property is well placed for commuting to Birmingham and London by road and rail. There are a number of well regarded schools within the private and public sector within easy reach including Abberley Hall School, RGS and King's in Worcester, the Knoll School, Heathfield School and Day Nursery, Bromsgrove School and Holy Trinity School.

Description: The House is listed in Brooks and Pevsner in the Buildings of England as being built around 1840 but there is reference to a dwelling much earlier dating back to the 17th century, when the house was part of a much larger estate forming part of the manor of Kidderminster. The property counts among its previous owners the Duke of Northumberland; Thomas Foley, the celebrated iron master; the Earl of Dudley and George Foster, a director of Foster Clark's Custard Company. In 1984 Wassell Wood House featured in the children's film The Box of Delights.

Wassell Wood House is an elegant country house situated in a scenic rural location with wonderful views reaching as far as the Malvern Hills and the Cotswold escarpment, yet within easy reach of the attractive town of Bewdley. The current owners purchased the property in 2000 and have carried out extensive repairs and restoration while retaining many of the original features. Of particular note, the property was re-wired and re-plumbed, re-plastered and the roof re-leaded. Many windows have been restored to their original sash style windows and the house has been fitted with oil fired central heating and a wood gasification boiler which may be used instead of or in tandem with the oil fired central heating. Wassell Wood House offers impressive light and attractive accommodation with well-proportioned rooms boasting high moulded ceilings, decorative cornicing, original stone fireplaces, decorative wood panelling, bay windows, ceiling roses, polished oak floors and shuttered sash windows. The addition of a Coach House in 2001has provided a triple garage with accommodation above, currently being utilised as an impressive home office with a kitchenette, shower room and store room which could be utilised as a bedroom, and the office would make a wonderful living room so that this accommodation could be utilised for elderly relatives, teenagers or visiting guests. The property has been lovingly restored and maintained and could be lived in and enjoyed straight away.

On entering the property a vestibule leads into an impressive reception hall with twelve individually designed gargoyles and a beautiful arched leaded stained glass window, and which leads into the dining room and breakfast room. The dining room has an ornate decorative ceiling, dual aspect windows providing lots of light and beautiful views over the surrounding countryside and an open fire. The breakfast room features a secret door leading through to the dining room and full length panelled double doors leading into the drawing room. These can be used to extend the drawing room when entertaining and would be particularly useful for large family celebrations. The large bright drawing room has dual aspect windows and an ornate decorative ceiling as well as an open fire. An inner hallway has an oak staircase leading to the first floor and leads to the informal reception rooms, cellarage and the billiards room, a large elegant room with double height ceiling and wood panelled walls. From the billiards room there is access onto the terrace courtyard and the coach house via a covered walkway. The extensive cellarage comprises in part an old wine cellar and coal cellar and is currently used for storage. A comfortable study/snug and cloakroom complete this part of the ground floor.

The morning room is situated off the inner hallway along with the breakfast room and kitchen. The impressive kitchen is fitted with hand built units and granite worktops including a large central island. Integrated appliances include twin Gaggenau electric ovens, Bosch dishwasher, NEFF hob with extractor over and NEFF American style fridge freezer. A useful utility room is accessed off the kitchen and provides access to the covered porch and the courtyard outside.

Upstairs the landing splits. To the left there is the double aspect master bedroom with en suite bathroom fitted with Jacuzzi bath and separate shower. There are a further two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. To the right of the main staircase is a separate door leading to a further three bedrooms (two en suite) and a family bathroom.

To the rear of the house can be found the Coach House, built by the current owners in 2001. This comprises a triple garage on the ground floor with three separate widened arch double doors. Stairs lead up to a large room which is currently utilised as a spacious home office with kitchenette, shower room and store room which could be used as a bedroom. The office space could be used as a living room/dining room and the Coach House could provide extra accommodation for elderly relatives, teenagers of visiting guests. A covered walkway leads from the garage into the billiard room.

The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of this property and extend to some 12.3 acres. The formal gardens which comprise approximately 2 acres fall away below the main house to take in the wonderful views from the terrace which sweeps around the south facing façade, finishing on the west side of the property. A sunken rectangular pond is a particular feature of the garden along with mature Lebanon cedar trees and rhododendrons. To the rear of the property the gardens gently rise to a small orchard with apple, greengage and damson trees along with a deep border and a pond bordering the woodland. The woodland, aptly named as Wassell Wood, is to the west of the property and owned by The Woodland Trust. Wassell Wood House own approximately 3 acres. The two paddocks are fenced with post and rail fencing and are situated below the formal gardens to the rear of the property.

Overall Wassell Wood House allows the prospective purchaser to own a house full of history and character which has been lovingly and carefully restored, renovated and maintained, all set within wonderful gardens and grounds in a rural yet convenient location.

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  • Hartlebury (5.3 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Kidderminster (2.7 mi)
  • Hartlebury (5.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Andrew Grant, Country Homes

59-60 Foregate Street Worcester WR1 1DX

01905 939153 Local call rate

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