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Shaw Lane, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove

1,326 sq. ft.

(123 sq. m.)

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Key features

  • Canal side cottage
  • Thoughtfully designed interiors
  • Countryside views
  • Private mooring
  • Self-contained annexe
  • Utility room
  • Cellar
  • Gardens
  • Outhouse and WC
  • Ample parking

Property description

An amazing opportunity to purchase a unique canal side cottage.

This characterful home has the advantage of its own exclusive mooring on the Birmingham/Worcester canal. The property also benefits from wonderful countryside views along with a self-contained one-bedroom annexe, which has permission granted for use as a holiday let.

As you approach the property, you are greeted by a solid oak gabled porch, which nicely frames the entrance to the cottage. The property is entered through a half-glazed oak door featuring original stained glass from an Irish pub in Digbeth.

Living/dining area
Once inside, you will come across a sociable open plan living/dining area. The space is divided by open oak screens that incorporate original stained glass which highlight the sympathetic and thoughtfully designed interiors and reflect the urban and industrial roots of the property, with these elements displayed throughout the home.

Dining area
This generous-sized room has a brick fireplace with a decorative reclaimed range set within the fireplace and fitted cupboards and wooden shelving situated to either side. There is a window overlooking the main garden area to the side.

The room also includes a porcelain tiled floor with hardwood inlay, painted beamed ceilings, and a feature beam.

Living area
A lovely relaxing space, having French doors out onto the canal side plus a further window overlooking the garden. This area has beautiful oak panelling creating a feeling of comfort. There is a feature brick chimney breast housing a multi-burning stove.

This room also features painted ceiling beams and a porcelain tiled floor with hardwood inlay.

Rear hallway
Accessed from the dining area is the rear hallway, with a feature brick wall and exposed metal trunking, and a porcelain tiled floor with hardwood inlay. The hallway grants access to the kitchen, the cellar and a staircase rising to the first floor.

A pine door opens off the hallway onto steps, which lead down into a large storage space, with a concrete floor and electricity.

The kitchen has a range of soft cream wall and base units, with lovely mixed neutral-coloured quartz worktops incorporating an inset one-and-a-half bowl stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap and ivory splashback.

There is a Rangemaster oven with a 5-burner gas hob and a large stainless-steel extractor fan above. The kitchen also has space for a fridge freezer, a feature beamed ceiling and a window overlooking the side courtyard.

It is worth noting that planning permission has recently been granted to extend the kitchen, incorporating a natural well within the flooring, which is situated outside in the courtyard and would form part of the kitchen extension. The new kitchen would also feature three Velux windows.

There is a nice historical detail regarding the well in the courtyard as it was previously used to supply fresh water to the village of Stoke Prior.

Back entrance porch
An internal glazed door leads off the rear hallway accessing the back entrance porch and a large utility/boot room offering practical and versatile storage. There is a Terracotta tiled floor in both areas that also feature windows to the side and rear, and a further glazed door to the outside courtyard areas.

Utility room
The utility room is complete with a Belfast sink, plumbing and space for a washing machine and a tumble drier. This room also houses the Worcester combination boiler.

First floor
The return staircase has a glass and wood balustrade, brick walls and beams, which leads off the rear hallway to the house shower room and bedrooms.

Shower Room
This is an imaginative and practical room featuring a window overlooking the canal and countryside views beyond.

There are patterned tiles on the floor and shower walls, which are further complemented by the glazed metro-style tiles on the remaining walls, which also include a large mirror.

The suite includes a large walk-in shower with a fixed glazed panel and a decorative screen attached, a fixed rain shower head and a wall-mounted period-style handheld shower. There is an amazing, battered copper washbasin inset within a traditional oak barrel with storage underneath.

This wonderful shower room also has a period-style mixer tap, a Victorian high-flush toilet, a period-style tall towel rail incorporating a radiator, and industrial-style wooden shelving.

Master bedroom
This fabulous bedroom has an amazing, vaulted ceiling, with feature beams and brickwork making this a special place to sleep, oozing with plenty of character. There is a sweet original cast iron decorative fireplace, which adds to the authenticity of this beautiful bedroom.

Further features include original wood flooring, a panelled pine door and a window overlooking the main side garden.

Bedroom two
The second bedroom is a good-sized double room featuring lovely views of the canal and the main side garden from the window. This room also has a pine tongue and groove latch door.

Bedroom three
Bedroom three has a pine tongue and groove latch door, a feature beam, a window to the front aspect and steps up to bedroom two.

The annexe is approached from the gated parking area via a gate. There is fencing to the boundary and views out onto the canal and countryside beyond.

This wisteria-clad annexe has a super-covered veranda to sit out on and enjoy a drink on the decking. From here there is a gravel pathway and a further raised decked area providing space for a table and chairs.

Kitchen/living/dining room
Upon entering the annexe, you are greeted by a large and contemporary open-plan living room, incorporating living/dining and kitchen areas.

There are painted tongue and groove-clad walls and a feature slate chimney breast with a multi-fuel burner, which creates a focal point for the living area.

The kitchen area has a range of white wall and base units, with a wood effect laminate worktop incorporating a stainless-steel single sink with a chrome mixer tap. There is an electric hob, space and plumbing for a washing machine, space under-counter for a fridge/freezer and an electric panel heater.

This open-plan space also features wood flooring, a picture window overlooking the canal and doors accessing the bedroom and shower room.

The double bedroom features wood flooring, an electric panel heater and a window overlooking the front.

Shower room
The shower room has a white suite comprising an enclosed corner shower with an electric shower, an inset washbasin with chrome mixer taps, a wall-hung vanity unit with drawer storage and mirror over, and a pedestal washbasin. There is also metro-style panelling, porcelain tiled flooring, an electric panel heater and an obscure-glazed window to the side.

Please note that as well as offering independent living for relatives or a home office facility, the annexe also has the advantage of having permission granted for a one-bedroom holiday let.

The outside space is a real feature of this home and boasts various seating areas to sit out and enjoy the wonderfully peaceful canal side setting.

The gardens include a large artificial grass lawn and an engineered wrap-around brick path that takes you to a raised seating area in the corner. This continues around into the courtyard situated off the back entrance, where there are double wooden gates. The pathways also feature courtesy lighting and there is a useful outdoor toilet with washbasin and an especially useful brick outhouse or potting shed found within the garden.

There is a fenced gravelled driveway separated from the main gardens and accessed through a gate, offering ample off-road parking that can easily accommodate three cars.

The Cottage is situated by the canal within the semi-rural village of Stoke Prior, which is excellent for commuting via the road and railway networks. This idyllic location is perfect for relaxing by the canal while watching the world go by.
Stoke Prior is renowned for the wonderful Worcester and Birmingham Canal, which passes through the parish. The village is also conveniently situated close to the market town of Bromsgrove, which has a thriving town centre and is ranked the third best commuter town in the UK, being around 30-minutes by train from Birmingham and just 2 miles from the M42 and 3 miles from the M5 motorways.

There are good schools provided nearby, including state high schools North and South Bromsgrove, specialising in media and the creative arts, and foreign languages and IT, respectively. The Bromsgrove School is a private school well-known locally for its excellence.

This property has mains gas, mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage.

The cottage and the annexe are both double-glazed throughout.

Council tax band – D

Council tax band D

Reservation Fee - refundable on exchange

A reservation fee, refundable on exchange, will be payable by the Buyer to Andrew Grant Sales Limited prior to issuing the Memorandum of Sale and marking the property as Sold Subject to Contract. This fee will be reimbursed upon Exchange of contracts.

The fee will be retained by Andrew Grant Sales Ltd to cover costs in the event the Buyer withdraws from the purchase or doesn't Exchange within 6 months of the fee being received other than for any of the following reasons:

1. Any significant material issues highlighted in a survey that were not evident or drawn to the attention of you the buyer prior to the Memorandum of Sale being issued.
2. Serious and material defect in the seller’s legal title.
3. Local search revealing a matter that has a material adverse effect on the market value of the property that was previously undeclared and not in the public domain.
4. The vendor withdrawing the property from sale.

The reservation fee levels are as follows:
an agreed offer under £500,000 will be £750 inclusive of vat
an agreed offer between £500,000 and £1,000,000 will be £2,000 inclusive of vat
all agreed offers over £1,000,000 will be £3,000 inclusive of vat

The reservation fee is payable upon acceptance by the vendor of an offer from the buyer and a positive completion of an assessment of the buyer’s financial status and ability to proceed. Once the reservation fee has been paid, any renegotiation of the price stated in the memorandum of sale for any reason not covered in points 1 to 4 above will lead to the reservation fee being retained. A further fee will be levied on any subsequent reduced offer that is accepted by the vendor. This further fee will be subject to the same conditions that prevail for all reservation fees outlined above.

Should a buyer’s financial position regarding the funding of the property prove to be fundamentally different from that declared by the buyer when the Memorandum of Sale was completed, then the Vendor has the right to withdraw from the sale and the reservation fee retained. For example, where the buyer declares themselves as a cash buyer but are in fact relying on an unsecured sale of their property.


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Shaw Lane, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Bromsgrove Station2.6 miles
  • Droitwich Spa Station3.5 miles
  • Barnt Green Station6.1 miles
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