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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Worcester Road, Harvington, Kidderminster, DY10

Guide Price £1,625,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Beautifully Presented Detached House With Leisure Suite, Detached Cottage And Stunning Gardens To Incorporate A State Of The Art Children's Playground. Around 4.461 Acres.

Breakfast Kitchen, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room, 2 Cloakrooms, 5 Bedrooms, 2 En Suite, Family Bathroom. Leisure Suite with Swimming Pool and Sauna. Triple Garage With Entertainment Area And Office/Playroom Above. EPC = D.
Detached Cottage Having Sitting Room, Kitchen, Two Bedrooms And Bathroom. EPC = E.
State Of The Art Kompan Children's Playground.
Beautifully Landscaped Gardens Around 4.461 Acres. Further Land Of Around 5.844 Acres May Be Available By Separate Negotiation.


The property is well placed for Chaddesley Corbett 0.5 miles, Kidderminster 4, Hagley 4, Stourbridge 7, Worcester 14, Birmingham Central 16, M5 Junction 4 7 (all mileages are approximate).

Situation The Almshouse stands centrally within the small village of Harvington in the popular area of North Worcestershire and near to the village of Chaddesley Corbett which offers a good range of local village amenities. The focal point of the village is Harvington Hall which is a moated medieval and Elizabethan manor house with original Elizabethan wall paintings and the finest series of Priest Holes in the UK. Opportunities for education are provided by a number of renowned schools locally including Winterfold School, Bromsgrove School, Swinford Hospital School, Stourbridge and the Royal Grammar School and Kings School in Worcester. Extensive opportunities for shopping and leisure are available within Hagley and Kidderminster together with quick and easy access to the M5 and main motorway network.

Description The Almshouse is a beautifully presented, modernised and extended detached family home originally dating from the 1650's. The previous owners renovated the property to a high standard throughout while retaining many character features such as attractive fireplaces, fine exposed timbers and oak flooring. The current owners have retained these renovations but have made a variety of improvements to include a number of new timber framed windows and an exceptional children's playground, which are not indicated on the original 2014 photographs. The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of this property. Amounting to some 4.461 acres, they have been imaginatively landscaped and immaculately maintained. This impressive property has been well maintained by its current owners and can be lived in and enjoyed straight away.

An entrance porch leads into an elegant drawing room with inglenook fireplace housing a log burner. Dual aspect windows and doors leading out to the rear terrace provide plenty of light. Double doors lead through to a bright and airy sitting room which has a feature stone fireplace fitted with a gas fired stove and doors out onto the rear terrace. At the heart of the house is a spacious breakfast kitchen with an extensive range of cupboards fitted by Harvey Jones having cream units and Silestone worksurfaces. The kitchen is replete with a wide range of integrated appliances including a Mercury range cooker, Rangemaster fridge freezer, MIELE microwave and MIELE dishwasher. There is a large space for dining and the kitchen is given light by a large window to outside and windows through to the swimming pool. The cosy dining room features exposed timbers and an impressive inglenook fireplace with log burner.

To the first floor are five large bedrooms, two with en suites, and a family bathroom. The master bedroom suite benefits from a large dressing room and a well-appointed fully tiled bathroom including spa bath and separate shower. Four further bedrooms are all of very good proportions. Bedroom 2 is particularly light and bright with dual aspect windows giving glorious views over the gardens. Bedroom 3 has fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room. The family bathroom features a freestanding roll top bath and large shower enclosure.

Accessed from the breakfast kitchen is a leisure suite which incorporates a heated swimming pool set in an impressive pool room, sauna and shower room. A glazed veranda accessed off the pool room offers lovely views over the White Garden.

In the grounds of The Almshouse stands The Alms Cottage, a detached property which offers excellent additional accommodation suitable for elderly relatives, teenagers or visiting family. This detached cottage has a large bright sitting room, good sized kitchen with built-in Hotpoint oven and hob, two bedrooms and a bathroom with P-shaped bath. Adjoining the cottage is a useful laundry room for the main house.

The property is approached through electronically operated gates linked to a video intercom system. A sweeping gravelled driveway lined with ornamental feature street lamps leads round to the triple garage and house and extends up to the rear boundary. The triple garage provides parking for several vehicles as well as incorporating a large sitting/entertainment area to the side. Above the garage is a large space which could be ideally used as a playroom or office. The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of this property and have been skilfully designed and extensively developed by the previous owners. Extending to approximately 4.461 acres, they are divided into distinct areas and have been carefully maintained. Throughout the gardens are sweeping lawns and a number of specimen trees including areas planted with a wide variety of Acers.

Distinctive areas within the garden include: The African Garden featuring a very impressive large lake with central fountain and an African style hut perfect for outdoor entertaining; a particular feature of the recent owner's improvement is a state of the art Kompan Playground (www.kompan.co.uk) offering numerous playground attractions with a low impact flooring; Vegetable Garden with brick-built raised beds and an attractive traditional style greenhouse, and well fenced grass Tennis Court/Football Pitch surrounded by Poplar trees. From the lawns, gates open onto the formal gardens which are abundantly stocked with a wide variety of shrubs, herbaceous plants and trees and incorporating curving paths, various seating areas and circular lawn with central fountain. Adjoining the formal gardens is a pretty summerhouse with WC and mature Wisteria from which you can enjoy the beautiful gardens. Across the rear of the house is a wide terrace with steps up to the lawns again with beautifully planted beds and borders.

Adjacent to the pool room, the White Garden has been thoughtfully designed and exquisitely planted and includes an attractive pergola adjoining the leisure complex. Accessed off an area planted with many specimen Hostas is the Courtyard Garden with its superb central fountain, clipped box hedging and a further set of double timber gates to the front. Located at the far end of the garden and well screened is a substantial garden machinery store. Further land of around 5.844 acres may be available by separate negotiation.

Altogether The Almshouse provides a prospective purchaser with a very impressive, spacious yet elegant family home with an array of useful accommodation, leisure complex and beautiful grounds. The property has been skillfully designed and well cared for and could be lived in and enjoyed straight away.

Agent's Note Further land of around 5.844 acres may be available by separate negotiation.

Services Mains water is connected along with private water via a bore hole to the house and for irrigating the garden. Mains electricity, gas and drainage.

Local Authority Wyre Forest District Council 01562 820505


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09 December 2016

Nearest stations

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  • Blakedown (2.4 mi)
  • Hartlebury (2.9 mi)
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59-60 Foregate Street Worcester WR1 1DX

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Nearest stations

  • Kidderminster (2.4 mi)
  • Blakedown (2.4 mi)
  • Hartlebury (2.9 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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