House For SaleForest Cottage, 16, High Street, Feckenham, Worcestershire
Guide price £565,000 Sold
Located in the much sought after and popular village of Feckenham this period Grade II detached residence offers light and spacious accommodation whilst retaining the grandeur of its origins
- Beamed reception hall with feature Inglenook fireplace housing wood burning stove
- Drawing room with feature Adam style fireplace housing open fire
- Breakfast kitchen, dining room, cloakroom, cellar
- Master bedroom with en-suite
- 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom
- Carport, garage/workshop
- In all about 2,702 sq ft
- Private walled garden predominantly laid to lawn with well stocked herbaceous borders and feature patio
- Small lawned front garden
The historic village of Feckenham 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, two public houses, a first school, garage, cricket and football clubs and village shop. The village has 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, Redditch, Studley and Stratford have excellent state and private schools. Direct trains run from Droitwich and Redditch to Worcester and Birmingham with connections to London.
Forest Cottage is a substantial period black and white timber framed cottage that enjoys a unique position within the heart of the village. Originally dating back to the early 17th Century, the property underwent significant extensions and updating in the 1970s, in keeping with the original, providing the spacious four-bedroom accommodation of today at around 2700 sq ft. The property retains superb original character features including attractive wall and ceiling timbers, large fireplaces and useful cellarage. A large garage/workshop/utility area integral with the main house also includes a carport to the road and attractive well laid out and fully stocked gardens.
Integral to the main accommodation is a substantial garage workshop area with fitted sink ideally suited also as a utility/laundry area, separate heated boiler room to one corner, side doors to the rear patio and folding doors to a useful car port to the front having cobbled setts and open front to the road. To the front of the property is a small lawned area with flower beds. To the rear of the house is a good-sized and private walled garden with a paved patio to the house which extends to lawn with peripheral flower and shrub borders well-stocked with flowers including wisteria, clematis and many rose bushes. A major feature of the garden is a mature fruit bearing mulberry tree to the edge of he patio. To the edge of the patio, the garden wall includes an attractive brick arched side entrance to an access road to the Catholic Church over which there is right of way along with an access from the top of the garden with a right of way from the adjoining cottages.