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7 bedroom detached house to rent

St Catherines Road, Blackwell, Bromsgrove

£4,500 pcm
fees apply

Property Description

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Furnishing: Unfurnished
Added on Rightmove: 05 September 2016 (591 days ago)

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Rosemary Cottage is a fine example of a Victorian Gentlemen's residence which has undergone total refurbishment to a very high standard and has the charm of the original Victorian exterior with contrasting contemporary interior design. EPC rating TBC. G **GARDENING INCLUDED IN RENT**

Briefly comprises of loggia, hallway, drawing room, kitchen, breakfast area, family room, utility room, cloakroom, jack and Jill bathroom, 7 double bedrooms, en-suite bathroom, dressing room and family bathroom. Large gardens, detached garage, outhouse and air raid shelter.


Rosemary Cottage, is approached via a private tree-lined drive and wasbuilt in 1898, was the country home of Barrow and Geraldine Cadbury, who wouldtravel from their home on the Calthorpe Estate in Edgbaston, Birmingham toRosemary Cottage for weekends.  The family eventually moved toBlackwell Village to allow their son to benefit from the convalescing air ofthe area.  The family built Cropwood House in Spirehouse Lane,Blackwell, which is now Hunters Hill School to move into permanently. 
The Cadbury family gifted Rosemary Cottage to Birmingham City Council in theearly years of the 1920's, together with Cropwood House and acres ofsurrounding land to be used as an open-air school for sickly and ill childrenfrom the inner city back-to-back houses in Birmingham, who suffered from chestand heart conditions.  The purpose being to convalesce the childrenwith wholesome food and plenty of pure fresh air. 
Rosemary Cottage has undergone total refurbishment to produce a property thathas all the charm of the original Victorian exterior with the advantages of aninterior which is contemporary, added to modern build quality conveniences,high insulation values, security glazed, window locks and burglar alarms as onewould expect to find. 
Blackwell Village First School is within close proximity to Rosemary Cottagetogether with local post office, church and bus stops.  A shortdistance away is the neighbouring village of Barnt Green with its train stationtogether with local shops and other amenities as one would expect to find insuch a well thought of area.  Junction 2 of the M42 motorway is alsoseveral miles away.
The accommodation comprises:
Victorian Open Loggia leading into extra wide feature panelled doorwith stained glass leaded lights styled on original door and double glazed sidewindow.   
Spacious Reception Hall with dado rail and partial match boardingto the walls, picture rails, three wall light points, two panel radiators,double glazed window to the rear with central arched stained glassfeature.  Leading off through an extra wide panelled and reidedwooden feature architrave to the drawing room.  
Drawing Room 23'9" x 18'03 ( 7.24m x 5.56m) havinginset down lighting to feature American trayed style ceiling, double glazedwalk-in square bay window to the side elevation, large double glazed picture stylewindow to the front and a small double glazed picture style window to the sideelevation.  Fitted dado rail, tv aerial point, two panel radiators,feature fireplace with wooden surround, cast iron fireplace with tiled inset,tiled hearth and Living Flame coal effect fire. 
Also leading off the reception hall is the:
Large Dining Room 19'2" (5.84m) into bay x 14'9" (4.5m)having walk-in double glazed bay window to side elevation, full length doubleglazed picture style window, dado rail, inset down lighting, panel radiator,two tv aerial points and feature cast iron fireplace with pine surround, tiledinset, tiled hearth and Living Flame coal effect fire with over mantle mirror. 
Superb Luxury Kitchen/Breakfast Room/Family Room being open plan andcomprising 
Family Room 23'09 x 9'07 (9'02 min)  (7.24m x 2.92m (2.79m min) )accessed offthe reception hall and having double glazed window to front elevation, tvaerial point, telephone point, two panel radiators, feature fireplace withwooden surround and cast iron inset with open grate and tiled hearth, picturerail, wall light point and leading into

Extended Luxury Fitted Kitchen 21'09 (12'04 min) x 17'06 (9'09 min)  (6.63m(3.76mmin) x 5.33m (2.97m min) )having Prentice Bespoke units comprising single drainer sink unit withperiod mixer tap over and cupboards under with further work surfaces extendinground with integrated dishwasher and further ample drawers and cupboardsbeneath.  Integrated wine rack, Britannia Range Master gas andelectric cooker with granite back plate and with double ovenand  further oven and grill set into recessed chimney breast stylewith matching over mantle and semi-circulars Giallo Veneziano Granite breakfastbar with supporting pillars.   Wooden panelling to work surfaces,plate rack, wall cupboards, wall mounted open shelving, herb rack and down lighting,ceramic tiled flooring, double glazed window into rear courtyard, panelradiator and opening into a 
Breakfast Area with integral stained leaded light window to thehallway, double opening doors out onto the rear courtyard, Prentice bespokehand painted Victorian style dresser painted in Tuile Blue comprising two glassopening doors and side shelving with downlighting, Giallo Veneziano Granitework surface with cupboards under and open space and free-standing GialloVeneziano Granite work surface with baskets and drawers and open end displayshelving.  Further downlighting, two panel radiators and Karndeandriftwood flooring.  This area open up into the  
Utility Room having window to rear elevation, sloping ceiling,useful shelving, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, space fortumble drier and Karndean flooring.  Leading off is  
Fitted Cloakroom with low level WC, wash hand basin with tiledsplashback, double glazed window to side elevation and ceramic tiled flooring. 
An spacious wide staircase with spindle balustrading leads to the first flooraccommodation which comprises 
Landing Area having double glazed window to the front elevation,two panel radiators, spindle balustrading and leading off is 
Jack and Jill Bathroom 11'9" x 7'0" (3.58m x 2.13m ) tothe second bedroom being newly fitted with pedestal wash hand basin, low levelWC, large shower cubicle with curved glass screen and period style shower over,vertical chrome radiator and window to rear elevation, downlighting to ceilingand Karndean flooring. 
Bedroom One 15'8" x 14'5" (4.78m x 4.39m) having doubleglazed windows to both front and side elevations, angled chimney breast wall,dado rail, picture rail, telephone point, panel radiator, down lighting and tvaerial point.  Leading off is 
En Suite Bathroom having white Heritage bathroom suite comprisingpedestal wash hand basin, low level wc, corner bath with hand held shower, allwith complimentary tiled surround, inset down lighting, shaver socket, doubleglazed window to side elevation and panel radiator.  Door leads offto 
Dressing Room with hanging rails and shelving, panel radiator andinset down lighting. 
Bedroom Two 19'05 (15'01 min) x 14'10 (14'00 min)  (5.92m(4.6mmin) x 4.52m (4.27m min) )max havingdouble glazed walk-in bay window to side elevation, dado rail and two panelradiators. 
Bedroom Three 10'02 x 9'10  (3.1m x 3m )having two smalldouble glazed windows to side elevations with views over open fields, dadorail, tv aerial point and panel radiator.  Intercommunicating doorslead through to  
Bedroom Four 10'11 (max) x 9'10 (3.33m(max)x 3m) having threedouble glazed windows to side elevations and large double glazed window to therear elevation, panel radiator, picture rail and tv aerial point. 
Bedroom Five 11'6" x 9'7 (3.51m x 2.92m )having doubleglazed window to side elevation with views over open fields, angled chimneybreast wall, panel radiator and picture rail.  
Family Bathroom being very large and having white Victorian styleHeritage suite with oak vanity unit with cupboards beneath, low level WC andextra deep, double ended bath with oak raised and field panels, Victorian styletelephone shower handset all with complimentary tiledsurrounds.  Picture rail, two wall light points, panelled radiator,shaver socket and double glazed window to front elevation.   

A matching half turn staircase with spindle balustrading and storage underleads to a further Landing Area having slopingceiling, velux roof light, panel radiator and leading off is 
Bedroom Six 15'11" x 11'7" (4.85m x 3.53m) having slopingceilings, two velux roof lights to rear elevation, two exposed wall beams andpanel radiator. 
Bedroom Seven 11'8" x 9'9" (3.56m x 2.97m ) having veluxroof light to rear elevation, exposed wall beams and panel radiator.
The house is approached through electronically controlled wrought irongates onto a long gravelled private driveway leading to the foregarden andgaraging, giving excellent parking facilities and which continues around to therear of the property with rear entrance gates to Linthurst Road. 
The Extensive Gardens and Grounds are south-westly facing providingmany hours of sunshine during the day and surround the property mainly to thefront and sides and are predominately laid to lawn with mature specimen treesmainly Yew, Scots Pine, Lime and Beech with flower and shrubborders.  To the one side is the original very large Air Raid shelterwhere the children who lived here in the wartimes were housed.  Thegravel driveway leads to the rear where there are a selection of further finespecimen trees, double opening wooden gates (this area could be used for theparking of several vehicles or a boat/caravan).  Insert courtyardwith stepping stones and leading off is a brick built very useful storage roomwith original blue brick flooring, lighting and power points with small doubleglazed window.  The pathway continues around the side of theproperty.  A paved and gravelled courtyard access is accessed fromthe French doors leading from the kitchen offering a high degree of privacy andwith outside lighting.  There are some mature climbing plants to thewalls and a fountain.  Decking area with oak timber frame and naturalslate roofed Garden Arbour housing the Hot Tub with multi jet massaging system, drink shelfand external electricity point for television/audio equipment and an areaextends around the side of the garaging with mature trees and adjoining openfields. 
Detached Brick Built Garage: Please note- only one half of the garage is included and the rooms above the garage are excluded from the tenancy. 

Outhouse with doorway leading from the kitchen to a brick builtuseful outhouse with hot and cold water supply, power and lighting. 
A pathway leading to an external doorway gives access to the 
Cellarage with steps down to a useful cellar housing the centralheating boiler and hot water cylinder, decked floor, lighting.
Air Raid Shelter which has been planted with trees andplants.  With feature doorway to a useful underground storage arewith lighting, power and drainage.

Property Restrictions 

No Smokers

No housing benefit



Single Tenants £185.00 Application Fee

Additional Tenants £50.00 each

Guarantor (if required) £50.00 each

Company Application £200.00 

Deposit – Two months rent

Rent – Payable monthly in advance

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