11 Britannia Square is a handsome terraced Georgian town house situated in one of Worcester's most prestigious locations in
the heart of the City within a few minute's walk of the historic City centre, the River Severn and the racecourse. Worcester itself provides many facilities including independent schools, numerous shops and restaurants, Worcester County Cricket Club and The Swan Theatre. The M5 motorway network is easily accessible for the commuter at junctions 6 or 7 together with Foregate Street and Shrub Hill railway stations which are both within walking distance and provide mainline trains to Birmingham and London
The property is understood to date back to 1825 and where Sir Edward Elgar attended school, circa 1863. The current owners have completely renovated and refurbished the property to an
extremely high standard combining a stylish contemporary feel yet retaining many of the traditional period features. Original features are in abundance and include exposed floor timbers,
floor to ceiling cupboards, panelled doors with refurbished Nickel locks door ironmongery, decorative coving and architraves, ceiling roses and picture rails, sash windows, fireplaces and wonderful high ceilings.
The solid front door has a decorative Georgian fan light above and opens to an entrance vestibule with a matwell. A further part panelled and glazed door opens to the reception hall which has a black and white Victorian style tiled floor and the staircase with fine balustrades and a mahogany wreath handrail. The sitting room has a fabulous large bay window which overlooks the Square and has a restored working fireplace and the adjacent dining room has a reclaimed pine floor, an original Art Deco. fireplace and floor to ceiling original fitted cupboards. The contemporary kitchen has a grey porcelain tiled floor, two sash windows overlooking the courtyard garden to the rear and an extensive range of handleless white gloss kitchen units with green glass splashbacks. Fitted appliances include a Falcon range cooker with an induction hob and an AEG extractor over, Siemens microwave, AEG integral dishwasher, recess with a Rangemaster fridge freezer with a water supply. From the kitchen a panelled and glazed door opens to an inner hallway/utility area which has plumbing for the usual appliances, the Worcester gas fired boiler and a door to the walled courtyard together with a separate fully tiled cloakroom/shower room with white Burlington sanitaryware. A flight of lighted steps lead from the hallway down to the lower ground floor basement/cellar which has been fully tanked and provides a fabulous family room. It has Elesgo super gloss white flooring, fitted media shelving with broadband and satellite connections, fitted kitchenette shelving and cupboards and a wall mounted contemporary remote controlled electric fire. There is also an adjacent wine store area. On the first floor there is an elegant and more formal drawing room which has wonderful views to the front overlooking the Square and has the original Baltic pine floorboards and the fully restored working fireplace with marble mantle, Edwardian green tiled slips and decorative steel surround. The first floor master bedroom also has pine flooring, an Art Deco fireplace with a decorative tiled hearth and original fitted floor to ceiling cupboards. The family bathroom is panelled and has a travertine tiled floor with Art Deco sanitaryware and a free standing roll top cast iron bath. On a half landing between the first and second floor there is a feature arched Georgian window and on the second floor there is a principal bedroom which has sash windows to the front, original exposed floorboards and concealed shelving. The adjoining luxury shower room has a rainwater shower cubicle and a contemporary floating drawer unit with a rectangular wash hand basin. There is a further double bedroom with a fitted wardrobe. The top floor of the house has two bedrooms which have desks and fitted cupboards. Both these bedrooms could be used as a home office or a study. There is also a guest cloakroom which has a Waverley ceramic sink, low level wc and a useful storage cupboard.
Gardens and grounds
To the front the property is approached through a wrought iron gate to a private landscaped garden. A Victorian paved path leads to the front door and the lawned area has beautiful rose borders and there are both gravelled and paved seating areas. A stunning Japanese maple tree has red flowers in the spring and orange foliage in the autumn and the adjacent border has Chelsea inspired 'white collection' planting. The walled rear courtyard has blue brick pavers and has a wonderful selection of climbing roses, clematis and a wisteria. It is an ideal alfresco dining area and is private and secure with double wooden gates giving access onto Back Lane South. Parking permits are available from the local council for householders' vehicles to park in Britannia Square and there are also some none resident parking areas available in allocated bays of the square.
Britannia Square Residents Association is an established voluntary neighbourhood initiative dedicated to the care of this special part of the City of Worcester, its unique historic character and the interests of all the Residents of the Conservation Area. A fascinating insight and further information of this neighbourhood can be found by visiting the website britanniasquare.org
House For Sale11, Britannia Square, Worcester
Guide price £835,000 Sale Agreed
An exceptional and well presented Grade II listed Georgian town house situated in a prime and prestigious City location - NO ONWARD CHAIN
- Completely refurbished to a high standard
- A wealth of period features throughout
- Drawing and sitting room with open fireplaces
- Stylish contemporary kitchen with fitted appliances
- Utility and separate shower room
- 5 bedrooms, 2 luxury bathrooms and guest cloakroom
- Basement family room with adjacent wine store
- Landscaped front garden, rear walled courtyard
- In all approx 2831 sq ft.
- A fascinating insight and further information of this neighbourhood can be found by visiting the website: http://britanniasquare.org