The Plantation is quietly located on the eastern edge of the popular village of Great Witley, a thriving community having a popular primary school, parish church, store/post office and petrol station with shop. More extensive shopping and leisure facilities are to be found in the cathedral city of Worcester, which lies approximately 10.5 miles to the south. At the heart of the city is the iconic cathedral which occupies a prominent position on the southern banks of the River Severn, which provides additional leisure facilities. Worcester is also the cultural hub of the county and also has its own theatre. The area is extremely well catered for with a range of educational establishments including primary and secondary schools as well as Worcester University. Great Witley falls within the catchment for the Chantry School at Martley and in addition private schools include Kings School and RGS in Worcester. Just up from Great Witley is Abberley Hall School. For the commuter, there is easy access to the M5 at Junction 6 to the north of Worcester. Regular train services run from both Kidderminster and Droitwich Spa to Birmingham and London.
The Plantation is a detached red-brick residence, believed to date from the 1930’s, and occupying a generous mature garden of a little over a third of an acre. With accommodation arranged over 2 floors, the property is now vacant and requiring modernisation. The incoming purchaser will have the opportunity renovate and improve the property as it exists, or alternatively seek planning permission to adapt the first floor accommodation to provide an additional bedroom, with the addition of a dormer window. It is considered that the property will also lend itself to a more substantial 2 storey extension, or indeed replacement dwelling, all subject to the normal planning consents.
The front door of the property leads into a generous entrance hall with a wooden floor and a door immediately opposite leading into the large principal reception room. This sitting room has a large picture window overlooking the garden, a fireplace and a door also leading out onto the terrace. At the end of the corridor is the kitchen breakfast room, fitted with a range of floor and wall units, an oil fired two oven Aga, electric hob and electric double oven. Off the kitchen is a useful pantry with adjacent WC, and the back door leads into a lean-to greenhouse. At the opposite end of the ground floor is large principal bedroom having a double aspect overlooking the gardens. Adjacent to this room is the bathroom with a large walk in shower and airing cupboard. Completing the ground floor is bedroom 4 which could also be the dining room, if required.
An elegant staircase leads up to the large first floor landing with the first doorway leading into a study/store, a generous area which currently has no window, but could be made into a useful room with the addition of a Velux window or dormer. There are two double bedroom both having an attractive outlook onto the gardens.
Grounds and gardens
The property is approached from the tarmac rear drive to Witley Court, with a private gateway leading onto the tarmac driveway with plenty of parking.
Adjacent to the house is a substantial timber workshop and store providing useful storage. There is a lovely principally lawned front garden bordered by mature trees and hedges setting off the property beautifully. Behind the workshop is a shed and the oil store with a further area of garden and the vegetable plot. To the side of the house there are two small attached red brick stores, one housing the boiler and the other the old oil tank. To the rear of the property is a full width terrace enclosed by a dwarf brick wall which descends onto the rear garden, mainly laid to lawn and enclosed by mature hedgerows. The garden is interspersed by a variety of flower borders incorporating shrubs and roses, together with a variety of mature specimen trees including a fine magnolia. At the bottom of the garden is a pond and the garden sweeps around the side of the property through a picket gate and around to the driveway. In all the land extends to 0.36 acres (0.15 hectares)
House For SaleThe Plantation, Worcester Road, Great Witley, Worcestershire
Guide price £525,000 Sold
Superb renovation project off the rear drive to Witley Court - for sale by Informal Tender
- For sale by Informal Tender
- 4 bedrooms and 1 bathroom
- Sitting room, Kitchen breakfast room
- Attic room with potential as Bedroom 5 or bathroom
- In all about 2,262 sq ft
- Fabulous mature gardens with veg patch
- Large timber store/workshop
- In all about 0.36 acres (0.15ha)