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The Old Black Boy, 12, Droitwich Road, Feckenham, Worcestershire

Guide price £675,000 Sale Agreed

Substantial Grade II period residence of immense character in village location with attached cottage, stables and show gardens

  • Master bedroom with en-suite, bedroom 2 with dressing room
  • 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom
  • Sitting room, drawing room, dining hall
  • Kitchen, breakfast room, laundry, cellar
  • Carport, stables with boarded storage
  • Self-contained cottage with sitting room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms
  • In all about 5,336 sq ft
  • Cobbled courtyard providing ample parking, lawned garden

The historic village of Feckenham off the Roman Road Salt Way is a sought-after rural community equidistant from Redditch, Alcester and Droitwich Spa with a traditional English village green and square, a variety of attractive houses of varying ages. St. John The Baptist and Feckenham Roman Catholic Churches are in the village, two public houses, a primary school, garage, cricket and football clubs and a village shop opposite the property. There is easy access to the M5, M42 and M40 motorways with Worcester and Birmingham offering more extensive social, retail and leisure amenities. Walking and riding is excellent around local countryside, rambling routes and woods. Worcester, Bromsgrove and Stratford have excellent state and private schools. Direct trains run from Droitwich and Redditch to Worcester and Birmingham with connections to London.

The Old Black Boy is a substantial period Grade II listed property from the early 17th century with 19th and 20th century alterations and additions. This provides an evocative mix of architectural style from a traditional black and white timber frame facade to the road and attractive red brick rear aspects mainly of the Victorian era and a large stable block within a large off-road courtyard. The property is known to have been a former Coaching Inn and benefits from character and flexible accommodation. The superb private gardens were featured in BBC's Gardener's World in 2012. The main accommodation and cottage extends to almost 4000 sq ft. with the car port and stables in addition to this. With the cottage, there are seven double bedrooms with a master suite having a large ensuite bathroom and separate dressing room with walk-in wardrobe.

Self-contained cottage
The self-contained cottage entered via the courtyard comprises of a snug sitting room with ceiling beams and imposing inglenook fireplace with oak mantel over, kitchen and stairs to the first-floor with slanting semi-landing giving access to two double bedrooms and bathroom. The second bedroom has French doors leading on to a balcony with external steps down to the courtyard.

From the Droitwich Road, through iron gates, the paved and cobbled courtyard allows parking and turning for several vehicles and access to a double open front car port beside the cottage. The brick and tile barn/stable block is of good condition and provides for a number of potential uses and there is boarded storage over accessed by external steps across from the cottage balcony. The gardens themselves provide a delightful balance of lawn, flower borders and themed features. A period dwarf wall with curved steps and an iron gate opens to a lawn area with numerous sitting areas to enjoy with mature tree and shrub borders and a feature rose and box garden to the rear.

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