3 bedroom apartment for saleFlat 5, Westwood Park, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9
Tenure: Share of Freehold
Exquisite Apartment Within A Historic Grade I Listed House.
Magnificent Reception Room, Contemporary Re-Fitted Kitchen, Large Master Bedroom, Opulent Bathroom, Two Further Bedrooms, Jack And Jill Bathroom, Private Garden, Outstanding Panoramic Views, Garage And Communal Cellar Store.
Communications (Road) The property is well placed for access to the surrounding centres of Droitwich 1 Mile Worcester 6 miles, Birmingham 20 miles, London 120 miles, M5 (J5) 4 miles. (All mileages are approximate). (Rail) Railway stations are availab
Situation Westwood House is situated up a long three quarter of a mile private drive to the main house. The magnificent grounds are jointly owned by neighbouring residents and benefit from broad gravelled walks from which residents can enjoy the splendour of the surroundings. The nearby centres of Droitwich, Bromsgrove and Worcester provide excellent facilities for shopping, leisure and recreation. Opportunities for education are provided by a number of renowned schools locally including Royal Grammar School and Kings School in Worcester. This highly desirable location also benefits from quick and easy access to the M5 and the main motorway network.
This fortunate location stands within a peaceful, secure and tranquil setting being hidden away within this Historic Jewel of the County.
Historical Notes Worcestershire generally in support of King Charles I almost from the outbreak of war in 1642. At this time at Westwood lived Sir John Packington, his wife Dorothy and his sister Elizabeth, all dedicated royalists. Dorothy Packington was an extremely intellectual and a talented woman. All at Westwood were deeply committed to the Anglican Church and its preservation. Dorothy provided at Westwood House shelter for several recognised theologians and men of the cloth during these violent times. During these difficult years the famous book of the time "The Whole Duty of Man" was written at Westwood and then first published in 1659, and is widely believed to be Dorothy's work. Sometime after 1661 as a token of appreciation for the Packingtons' personal sacrifices and loyal support to his father and himself, the King paid for the wonderful Baroque style ceilings and covings that make the internal beauty within Westwood House such a visual wonder to behold to this day. From the windows of apartment 5 are superb views from the Master Bedroom to the great lake, Packingtons' Pound, almost certainly the earliest Elizabethan manmade lake. Following a land dispute with a neighbour earlier than the civil wars, the lake was used to flood neighbour's land. This incident created the traditional melody and song of Packington's Pound, which became a popular ballad and, over the centuries, has often had the words adapted to suit social events and other occasions.
From within The apartment, the windows provide stunning views, which all those previous occupants would have looked upon and enjoyed throughout the changing seasons. The house stands on an eminence, overlooking the Severn Valley; the prospect being bounded on the west by the chain of Malvern Hills; the view from the forecourt on a clear day is beautiful beyond description, and at evening-time, when darkness steals over the plain, and the shadows deepen, the old mansion becomes serene-like and awe-inspiring in aspect.
Description Apartment 5 is approached through a stately oak reception hall with staircases and sumptuously carved doorways, continuing through upon entering apartment 5 the grandeur of the apartment becomes apparent with its superbly proportioned reception room to welcome guests, with decorative coving and panelling, leaded glazed windows enjoying fine views over gardens and to open countryside beyond, an attractive fireplace and hearth, built-in china cabinet and drawers. The Opulent Breakfast Kitchen has been luxuriously refitted with a natural wood effect fronted range of wall and base units with granite work surfaces over, four ring John Lewis induction hob with filter extractor with light over, integrated oven beneath, further integrated appliances to include dishwasher, fridge and freezer and washing machine, finished with a central island unit and a window enjoying a south westerly effect affording good natural light. The inner Hall gives access to the useful loft space and leads into the sleeping quarters of this fine apartment. The Master Bedroom is Situated within a Wing of The house and enjoys immense views over the superb gardens and beyond with an attractive period Fireplace as the focal point of the room. Bedroom Two provides excellent space for guests being of fine proportions and having access to the Jack and Jill Bathroom. A Further Bedroom can also be used as an office space with a large window enjoying a south Westerly Aspect and benefitting from built in storage cupboard. The Main Bathroom with contemporary suite of free standing central slipper bath with pillar chrome mixer tap and shower attachment, WC and pedestal wash hand basin, having a large window with fine views.
The apartment comes with a single garage of good size in a block to the rear of the property and there are Cellars available for communal use.
Another particularly notable feature of this property is that it benefits from its own secluded garden within the formal garden area of the house, with gated access to the generous garden enclosed by mature hedging and one of the walls to the walled garden, a gravelled pathway meanders through lawn and flower borders interspersed with a range of specimen trees, being ideally placed for afternoon and evening sun.
Services: Mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage.
Tenure: All owners own a share of the Freehold.
Local Authority: Wychavon District Council. www.wychavon.gov.uk
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