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Melody Cottage, Drayton, Worcestershire, DY9 0BP

Guide Price £699,995

Property Description

Key features

  • Far reaching spectacular views
  • Potential Annexe (subject to planning)
  • Full of beautiful features
  • Circa 1 acre of formal gardens

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Situated in picturesque Worcestershire countryside in the Hamlet of Drayton which falls between two of Worcestershire's premier villages of Belbroughton and Chaddesley Corbett. The property is beautifully presented has undergone considerable work yet retains many original features and cottage charm.


The property is situated in the farming hamlet of Drayton with its rolling Worcestershire countryside, delightful dog walks, and highly regarded Robin Hood Inn. Drayton falls halfway between Chaddesley Corbett and Belbroughton which are two fine villages with Butchers, restaurants, convenience shops, tea room, flower shop and historic Churches. Drayton was predominately a farming area yet there were some small workshops that made the most of the mill and stream running through and now home to cricket bat making Hawk, many of their cricket bats can be seen at the two cricket grounds during the summer months. The area is now known for its larger properties making the most of the views down to Hill Pool and up to Clent. Drayton is known for its peace and quiet, yet also has good motorway connections within easy reach and several mainline train stations less than 10 minutes drive with direct trains to Birmingham and London for those who need to commute.

Melody Cottage was originally two workers cottages yet with a natural flow to the property and external characteristics this is hard to believe. It sits beautifully on an elevated position over its plot and from all windows privacy has been carefully considered.

The property is set back from the road and is accessed by a private track which leads up to electric gates, opening into a large parking area to the front of the property, and gives access to the detached twin garage. A path leads past the large slabbed entertaining area to an Oak framed porch and front door.

The partially glazed front door opens into a welcoming spacious reception hallway which is situated at the heart of the house and gives access into

BREAKFAST KITCHEN: 19'3" x 14'6" (max)
A modern kitchen layout where people are now spending more social time with plenty of space for a family kitchen table, however the traditional cottage feel of the room is not spoilt with its exposed beams and gas fired twin Aga with feature mantle piece above. There is an array of built in units including a wine rack with granite work surface above and built in dishwasher, freestanding gas oven and hob and sink below a leaded light picture window to the front with far reaching views.

Situated opposite the kitchen and being of good size. There is space, plumbing and electrics for a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is substantial built in storage and a door to the side of the property creating an ideal dog room!

DINING ROOM: 15'8" x 11'4"
A beautifully light entertaining space due to the dual aspect large UPVC double glazed leaded light picture windows. The proportions make this a delightful space for having guests to sit around a traditional dining table and being in the heart of the house is perfect for the host or hostess.

HOME OFFICE: 7'7" x 4'10"
Situated off the dining room with a window to the rear elevation this has long been used to house the computer and filing cabinet.

DRAWING ROOM: 21'9" x 12'1"
The centre piece of the house, a simply stunning room, running from front to back of the property with a light and airy feel for the summer months with French doors opening onto the side patio and further windows to two other elevations yet with the log burner set below the inglenook fireplace and exposed beams to the ceiling the room remains cosy and warm through the winter.

A classically styled white suite comprising of low level WC and wash hand basin. There is also a useful downstairs shower.

A staircase leads from the hallway to the first floor landing, which is a lovely light space with window to the rear elevation and a galleried landing looking over the hallway beneath. Doors radiate off into:

BEDROOM 1: 21'9" x 12'1"
A beautiful room running front to back of the house with windows to all three elevations with views over open farmland demonstrating the peaceful setting in which the property sits. The room naturally splits into two areas with fitted wardrobes and a dressing area, and then an area for the bed looking out through the window over the un-spoilt farmland.

BEDROOM 2: 14'6" x 8'11"
A further good sized room with breathtaking views from the windows to two elevations. The property in its elevated position makes the views from the first floor unrivalled.

A classic room with a high quality white suite comprising of a corner bath, corner shower, low level WC and vanity unit with built in hand basin. As with the majority of the house the thoughtful design again makes this room dual aspect giving plenty of natural light and a light spacious feel.

With access from the landing a useful space with shelving and access into the eaves.

BEDROOM 3: 11'8" x 8'11"
A further good sized double bedroom with views to the front and the rear, it is well proportioned, and benefits from built in wardrobes and access for further storage into the eaves.

The formal gardens are a delight. Sitting on just under an acre there are numerous secluded areas to sit and read a book in the peace and quiet. The large entertaining terrace at the front wraps around the property and is ideal for large outdoor summer parties. At the end of the garden is a vegetable patch. The design of the garden is private and secluded but is also easy to maintain so the space can be enjoyed.

With access from the gravel driveway there is a detached twin garage with further access at the rear.

There is a purpose built detached building constructed from block and brick with clay tiled roof, situated between the garage and the house. There are windows to both elevations, one main room, a store to the rear and a further room with kitchen sink. There is already power, lighting and drainage and this would create an ideal annexe to the main house, subject to planning permission. At the rear there is a GARDENERS WC and log store.

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