Dodford, Bromsgrove

£1,295,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
*AVAILABLE FOR VIEWINGS* Beautifully presented Grade II listed detached family home with a wealth of period and contemporary features with gardens and grounds extending to 5.3 acres

Situation

Woodcote Manor sits almost equidistant between Chaddesley Corbett and Bromsgrove. Chaddesley Corbett is just over 2 miles away and is an attractive highly sought after village offering a good range of local amenities including a post office with general store, butcher, Rowberry's farm shop, doctor's surgery, first school and two public houses. More comprehensive amenities are

available in nearby Bromsgrove, Kidderminster and the Cathedral city of Worcester. The area is also convenient for access to the motorway

network via the M5 junction 4 which is only 6 miles away and this in turn connects to the M42 which in turn leads to the M40, the principal route to London from the West Midlands.

There are a great number of renowned schools including Winterfold House School just outside Chaddesley, Bromsgrove School, Old Swinford Hospital School, Stourbridge and the Royal

Grammar School and Kings in Worcester.

Rail services operate locally from Bromsgrove to Birmingham New Street where inter-city trains connect to London Euston.

Description

A dwelling on the site was mentioned in the Domesday survey of 1086 and more latterly Woodcote Manor is believed to have had connections with the Earl of Shrewsbury's Estate. It is a handsome and upstanding house and a gem of a period property offering wonderful family accommodation with many character features. It has an imposing Georgian façade with stuccoed and painted brick elevations and an imposing Doric styled portico with sandstone pillars to the front. The current owners have fully renovated and decorated the property in stylish neutral tones throughout showing second to none attention to detail in its finish and reflecting a blend of character and contemporary sitting perfectly alongside one another.

From the main hallway the sitting/family room has exposed floorboards, a feature open fireplace with a marble surround and detailed cornicing. The adjacent garden room has a tiled floor, display shelving and doors out onto a beautiful Mediterranean garden with box hedging. The accommodation to the west elevation, thought to be the oldest part of the house, comprises the dining room which is dual aspect with windows and has the fully operational original shutters, beautiful ceiling cornicing and feature fireplace. The drawing room is a stunning reception room with dual fireplaces at each end of the room. A door to the garden with beautiful stained glass detail leads out to the garden though an intricately designed wooden canopy and there is a sash bay window with original shutters. It may be that the stained glass was influenced by the well known Bromsgrove Guild of applied Arts.

An inner hallway has the staircase to the first floor, cloakroom, access to the vaulted cellarage and door through to the breakfast kitchen. The panelled kitchen has a sash window with shutters overlooking the courtyard garden and has a range of bespoke handmade kitchen units with oak worktops, integrated appliances and a range cooker with a gas hob and an antique mirrored splashback. A notable feature above the door to the panelled rear hall are the wall mounted servants' bells arranged in ascending order of tone. The adjacent scullery has the original circular sandstone salting blocks for hams with the meat hooks above, cold shelves with the arched storage under and a quarry tiled floor.

The first floor accommodation is elegant and spacious with the master bedroom suite having a dressing room with a painted wooden floor, the bedroom with a sash window overlooking the front and a central ceiling beam and a luxury en-suite shower room. The guest bedroom would have probably been two rooms originally and is very spacious with a central ceiling beam, a feature fireplace and two sash windows overlooking the garden. The third bedroom is also a large double also with a feature fireplace and a sash window to the front. The family bathroom is panelled and has a luxury white suite with a freestanding bath, a shower with a rainwater shower and decorative traditional styled flooring. There is also a newly installed cloakroom with a white suite and the adjacent landing area has a window overlooking the courtyard garden with a wrought iron Juliet balcony.

On the second floor there is a guest bedroom suite with an inner landing, a lovely large bedroom in the eaves with exposed beams and a panelled en-suite shower room. The two adjacent attic bedrooms are both spacious and each has a feature fireplace.

The Studio and Old Dairy

Situated adjacent to the house are The Studio and The Old Dairy providing useful additional accommodation to the main residence and have flexible and versatile uses for guests, extended family, staff, or alternatively as separate income.

The Studio is perfect for use as a home office or as a guest annexe and currently has an open plan living space open to the ceiling with a flagstone floor, exposed beams, a Clearview woodburning stove and a mezzanine level. There is a separate cloakroom and a bedroom/study. The accommodation could be easily reconfigured to have a shower facility and a kitchen area.

Outside

The property is approached up a sandstone lined gravel driveway to a parking and turning area with parking for several cars. The house is well screened from the road with a brick wall with wrought iron pedestrian gates and laurel hedging and mature shrubs. The landscaped gardens which are predominantly laid to lawn with mature tree and shrub borders extend to approximately two acres. The walled lawned garden to the west has a gothic arc brise arched entrance as well as a gated box lined gravelled path leading around to the main entrance. A Mediterranean box hedge garden is a lovely feature to the east side and there is a fabulous walled courtyard garden, with blue brick paving and the original cast iron well pump, which enjoys the afternoon and evening sun and being accessed from the rear hall is perfectly located close to the kitchen for alfresco dining. The old bakery provides excellent garden storage and there is also a log store. Sandstone steps lead up to the raised gardens which are lawned and part walled with an arch leading through to a garden area with a greenhouse and figs and vines. In addition there are approximately four acres of paddocks and parkland. There are two paddocks with apple pear and plum trees and both are fenced and gated. There is also half acre of mature woodland.

Next to the parking area is a detached four car garage with two arched double wooden doors. There is a large boarded loft space providing excellent storage and second floor potential and to the rear there is an office which runs the full width of the garage.

The gardens and grounds extend in total to some 5.3 acres.

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