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Old Bell Farm, School Road, Hanbury, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Guide price £650,000 Sold

Grade II listed detached former farmhouse set in around 1.91 acres in an outstanding rural location enjoying magnificent views

  • 3 bedrooms, first floor shower room and ground floor bathroom
  • Dining room, sitting room
  • Kitchen with store off, utility
  • Extensive outbuildings, about 2,051 sq ft
  • Store room, tractor shed, pig pens, timber barn and stables
  • In all about 3,616 sq ft for house and outbuildings
  • Parking and turning area
  • Garden with raised vegetable patches, paddock in all 1.91 acres

Old Bell Farm is located off a popular lane within the sought-after Parish of Hanbury and is surrounded by delightful Worcestershire countryside and enjoys outstanding views. The area is home to the National Trust's Hanbury Hall, the popular Jinney Ring Craft Centre and local amenities including Hanbury C of E First School and St Mary the Virgin church within walking distance and the Vernon public house. More extensive facilities can be found in nearby Bromsgrove and Droitwich, including railway stations and good access to the M5 and M42 which links to the M40 the principal route to London from the West Midlands. The area is also popular for its proximity to several popular schools including RGS and Kings, Worcester and the renowned Bromsgrove School.

Old Bell Farm was formerly part of the National Trust's Hanbury Hall Estate, the original part of which was constructed in 1610 with later extensions and under recent private ownership has undergone significant improvement including an updated heating system with new Worcester boiler and period style 'school' radiators, highly specified kitchen and roof and chimney improvements. There is an extensive range of outbuildings which could be incorporated into living accommodation, subject to obtaining any required planning permissions and listed building consent. The property benefits from good size accommodation that retains much of its original charm and character. Through a canopy porch, an entrance door opens to a reception hall with quarry tile flooring which in turns opens to a character dining room with feature inglenook fireplace recess with seating and housing a wood burning stove, flooring is again carefully restored quarry tiles. An elegant beamed sitting room displays an attractive fireplace, recently restored and flued, corner cabinet and window overlooking the gardens. Also leading off the dining room is the breakfast kitchen with vaulted ceiling and blue brick flooring which is comprehensively fitted with a recent bespoke Murdoch Troon kitchen featuring a range of studio green coloured solid base cupboards, oak work surfaces with inset Carron Phoenix double Belfast sink. and integrated dishwasher. Centrepiece is a traditional 3 oven electric Aga range Pistachio green. Leading off the kitchen is a useful utility room and also a boot / store room and door to the rear patio. Accessed from the hall is a family bathroom with bath, wash hand basin and wc. Stairs lead to the first floor landing, three double bedrooms and shower room, all of which enjoy far reaching views over the gardens and surrounding countryside.

The outbuildings extend to around 2,051 sq ft (190.6 sq m) and include a period built stable block for two horses, a detached former milking parlour which is currently used for storage and a granary and cow byer currently used as a tractor shed and store rooms and pig pens with external divisions.

The outstanding feature of Old Bell Farm is its stunning location surrounded by rolling countryside and magnificent views toward the Malvern Hills in the distance and the church of St Mary the Virgin elevated on an adjacent hill. From the road there is a parking and turning area with gated access to the front courtyard which is mainly laid to lawn and established shrubs and trees with vehicle access to the further gardens and paddock. Behind the old milking parlour there is a recently developed area with raised herb and vegetable patches and lavender plantings. Immediately adjoining the garden is a separated paddock/fruit orchard with productive pear, plum, damson and apple trees. There is a blue brick patio and gravel seating area situated to make the most of the views making it an ideal place for outdoor dining and entertaining. Immediately behind the property is a further blue brick patio and garden area, mainly laid to lawn with mature apple, hazelnut and elm trees. 1.91 acres (0.77 ha)

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