The property is located in the village of Stoulton with easy access to both Pershore and Worcester. Just 2 miles away is the village of Drakes Broughton where facilities include two pubs, primary school, general store, hairdressers, fish and chip shop and Post office. There are excellent connections for commuters with the M5 motorway readily accessible at Junction 7 and the new Worcestershire Parkway Station being only one mile away. The market town of Pershore provides everyday shopping along with the popular Pershore High School. Worcester City centre offers more extensive regional shopping facilities and along with nearby Cheltenham has highly regarded independent schools.
This is the first time that this property has come to the market in over 25 years and it is a fine example of an early 16th century cruck framed building. The property is thought to have been extended in the 17th century and the current owners have sympathetically added a porch to the side and a double storey thatched extension to the rear. The entrance porch has a tiled floor and a door to the cloakroom. An inner hallway has a glazed door to the garden and the utility room has fitted units with recesses for the usual appliances and the five year old Worcester LPG boiler. A further hallway, part of the original cottage, has exposed beams and brick flooring. The adjacent dining room is triple aspect and an inglenook fireplace with a gas fire and the original door to the front. Also leading from the hallway is the stunning sitting room which has an inglenook fireplace with a flagstone hearth and a grate for an open fire. Double French doors open out onto the south west facing rear garden and patio area. The kitchen has an excellent range of fitted units with quartz worktops together with a ceramic sink. Integral appliances include a Belling double over, Neff dishwasher and undercounter fridge. A corner recess with exposed brickwork and a tiled worktop has an inset Parkinson Cowen gas hob and shelving for spices.
A wooden tread original staircase leads to the first floor. The principal bedroom has views overlooking the garden and has exposed beams and fitted wardrobes. The adjacent family bathroom has exposed beams, an eyebrow dormer window and a Heritage white suite to include a roll top free standing bath. The guest bedroom overlooks the front garden and has the feature cruck beam and exposed brickwork. A hatch opening in the flooring has wooden stairs leading down into the dining room below and a recess has a walk-in shower. There is also an en-suite cloakroom. A door leads through to bedroom 3 which also has exposed cruck beams and fitted wardrobes and bedroom 4 has a fitted wardrobe and airing cupboard.
Grounds and gardens
The property is well set back and screened from Froggery Lane by a copper beach tree. It has an in out gravelled drive with two five bar wooden gates. The front garden has extensive lawned areas and there is a detached garage with an electric door and windows overlooking the front garden . A magnificent magnolia tree is also a lovely feature.
A rose clad pergola provides a beautiful walkway to the side of the property and there is a trellised area with a greenhouse and well established borders. A brick built garden shed provides useful storage.
To the rear the garden is laid to lawn with mature hedging and trees making it very private. There is also a wooden summer house and a wildlife pond. The southwest facing terrace accessed from the sitting room is a super sitting out and alfresco dining area.
Building Plot For SaleThe Old Forge, Froggery Lane, Stoulton, Worcester, Worcestershire
Guide price £895,000
A superb Grade II Listed detached cruck framed cottage with lovely gardens and grounds extending to 0.71 acres together with Planning Permission for a 3 bed detached property
- Wealth of period features
- Drawing room with open fire, dining room
- Kitchen, separate utility room, cloakroom
- Master bedroom, guest bedroom with ensuite
- 2 further bedrooms, family bathroom
- Detached garage
- Planning approval for adjacent detached dwelling:
- In all approximately 2,375 sq ft
- Gardens & grounds extending to approximately 0.71 acres