6 bedroom detached house for saleRose Lane, Dodford, Bromsgrove, B61
Impressive Detached Grade II Listed Country Residence
Totalling Approx. 5619 Sq. Ft. Offering A Wealth Of Versatile Accommodation Set Within Splendid Gardens And Grounds, Approx. 5.77 Acres. EPC = F. 5619 Sq. Ft.
Situation: Priory Cottage stands within its own splendid gardens and grounds offering wonderful peace and privacy. The Chartist village of Dodford contains several listed buildings including the Church of Holy Trinity and St Mary’s and National Trust owned Rosedene along with a school, nursery, village hall and public house. The nearby village of Chaddesley Corbett offers a doctors’ surgery, two public houses, village hall, school and farm shop with Post Office whilst more extensive facilities can be found in Bromsgrove and the burgeoning University City of Worcester to include renowned independent schooling. The M5 and M42 motorway networks are also accessible nearby.
Original Chartist Cottage: Reception Hall, Kitchen, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Office, Library, Orangery, Laundry Room, Three Bedrooms, Two With En-Suites And One Also With Dressing Room.
Integral Barn Conversions: Kitchen, Breakfast Room, Formal Dining Hall, Family Room, Snug, Sitting Room, Utility, Cloakroom, Garden Room, Two Bedrooms, Bathroom.
Detached Garage/Studio: Double Garage, Kitchenette And Shower Room To Ground Floor With Studio Above Having Potential As Accommodation STPP.
Mature Gardens And Grounds Including Lawned Garden, Tennis Court, Four Fields And Small Area Of Woodland, In All Approx. 5.77 Acres.
Priory Cottage is a charming detached Grade II listed country residence set in an idyllic, peaceful position surrounded by its own gardens and grounds which amount to some 5.77 acres. The original, two storey Chartist cottage was constructed in around 1860 and has large barn conversions attached. The result is a unique property ideal for the larger family, offering a wide range of first class accommodation including six bedrooms, five bathrooms and multiple reception rooms. The property demonstrates a skilful fusion of contemporary design and original features which can be seen throughout the property and include exposed bricks and woodwork, and oak, flagstone and tiled floors. Multiple full length windows throughout the property let in lots of light and pitched ceilings throughout create an airy feel. Several rooms overlook the beautiful grounds and there are doors to outside from many rooms encouraging an indoor/outdoor lifestyle. The current owners have lovingly maintained the property, which enjoys a rare feeling of peace and seclusion, and it is ready to move into and enjoy straight away.
At the heart of the house is a superb, very spacious Kitchen with a beautiful reclaimed tiled floor and a comprehensive range of bespoke oak units with granite worktops which were fitted in around 2009, and incorporate a large central island, four oven LPG fired Aga set in a brick recess, and dishwasher. The Utility Room off has modern gloss white units with granite worktops, a ceramic sink, boiler, space for washing machine and fridge freezer and a door to outside. From the kitchen the tiled floor continues into the Breakfast Room which has two walls of full length windows letting in lots of light and doors leading to the brick paved terrace outside. This stunning room has a pitched ceiling with skylights and exposed beams and woodwork which combine wonderfully with the contemporary lighting. This room leads into the more formal Dining Hall which has a wooden floor and again boasts a pitched ceiling, exposed beams and brickwork, and has a wall of windows overlooking the grounds. A further excellent space for entertaining guests is a generously proportioned, versatile Family Room having a pitched ceiling with exposed beams, an original wooden floor and featuring a small original stained glass window, a handsome oak bar, wood burner and two cupboards along with wood panelled walls.
Located off the kitchen is a comfortable dual aspect Sitting Room which has exposed brickwork, two doors to outside and a spiral staircase leading to a lovely Double Guest Bedroom with exposed bricks and woodwork and wonderful views over the gardens and grounds. This room benefits from a very bright En Suite Shower Room and also has a door into the Master En Suite Bathroom. The Master Bedroom itself is bright and airy having two skylights and two windows with views over the gardens. The En Suite Bathroom has a free standing bath with claw feet and separate shower cubicle along with a WC and wash hand basin. The Master Bedroom also benefits from a fully fitted Walk-In Wardrobe with Dressing Area. A landing leads down a decorative spiral staircase to a Snug which has a lovely flagstone floor, a wood burner set in a recess, exposed brickwork, door to outside and a door into the Garden Room which is a wonderfully light room with a wall of windows to both sides and doors to both aspects, one of which leads to a Courtyard which is ideally situated for catching the afternoon sun.
Located off a hallway with tiled floor is a Laundry Room which houses the boiler and has space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Also accessed from the hallway are a fabulous Orangery which has a lovely tiled floor and a brick water feature and a Library fitted with a superb range of contemporary bookshelves. This leads into an inner hallway which gives access to the fitted Kitchen, having an oak floor, a selection of gloss black units, electric oven, sink and space for a fridge. Steps lead down to a wonderful Office which also has an oak floor, full length windows letting in lots of light, useful storage cupboards and a door to outside. A spiral staircase leads to the Bedroom above. Double doors from the kitchen lead into the Dining Room, which has a large bay with a door to outside. A door leads back in to the hallway, which also gives access to the Sitting Room, a well-proportioned room which has a log burner set in a recess with a slate hearth, and a bay with door to outside, matching that in the dining room.
From the Reception Hall, a staircase with a beautiful oak banister leads to the first floor and a landing giving access to the Family Bathroom which has an attractive black and white tiled floor with the benefit of underfloor heating and a superb Jacuzzi bath, very large shower cubicle, WC and a basin in vanity unit set atop a tiled floor. This leads through to a good sized Double Guest Bedroom with a large window overlooking the grounds and a spiral staircase leading down to the office below. Stairs lead up from the lower landing to a gallery landing which gives access to two further Bedrooms, one of which has a Dressing Room fitted with contemporary wardrobes leading through to a spacious En Suite Shower Room with a large shower cubicle, WC, bidet and basin.
Outside The property is approached from two driveways leading to a parking for several vehicles and a fantastic double garage/studio with two electric up and over doors and separate pedestrian access. In addition the area above the garage, currently in use as a yoga studio, was historically used as a further bedroom, which space also includes a further fully fitted shower room with WC and kitchenette. A purchaser may want to seek change of use permission to use this as accommodation going forward. Doors from this room lead out on to a decked terrace with hot tub.
The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with many established shrubs and splendid mature trees including two ancient yews. The gardens are private and secluded and securely fenced. Further features of the grounds include a hard surface flood lit tennis court which was re-surfaced in 2016, a giant chess board, a large chicken run and a brick constructed loggia. Courtyards surrounding the property provide plentiful space for relaxing and entertaining. There is a large garden shed and wood store. Furthermore there are four fields, one of which has been planted with wild flowers and include a vegetable garden and fruit trees, a small area of woodland and areas which have been designed to encourage local wild life and birds.
Services: Mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage. Two LPG tanks. Full CCTV and security alarm. Broadband (the vendors advise that BT Superfast broadband is planned for connection within a year). Telephone. Generator. Security lighting. Main boiler installed 2016. Separate boiler servicing detached garage/studio.
Local Authority: Bromsgrove District Council, Market Street, Bromsgrove, B61 8DA, Telephone 01527 881288.
1. Rose Lane is owned by and maintained by the owners of Priory Cottage. A public footpath runs along Rose Lane and across one of the fields owned by the property. A bridle path runs along Rose Lane and continues beyond it. Priory Cottage has a right of access over the bridge at the end of Rose Lane.
2. The current owners receive a wayleave from Western Power for electricity lines.
3. All trees at the property are believed to be subject to Tree Preservation Orders.
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