General information and approach One cannot help but get excited when visiting a property like this one, which just oozes charm and character and is situated in an enviable position overlooking the Wyre Forest.
Hayden Estates are absolutely delighted to offer this delightful property for sale, which abuts onto Hop Pole Lane, a narrow, single track lane, close to wonderful countryside and within easy access to schools, a small convenience shop and a public house serving food.
This is a well presented home with the most amazing, unrivalled views over countryside. The sunsets over the Wyre Forest are just fabulous. The scenery will never disappoint. Whatever the season, the flora and fauna can be enjoyed.
The location allows for access into the Forest along Dry Mill Lane and Hitter Hill one way and Tanners Hill the other. Whether a gentle level stroll or something more strenuous, it is all nearby.
The cottage can be dated back to 1760. We understand that it would have been built as a detached property, as a small one up one down house and probably built for the land or forestry workers. Over time the cottage has been extended. The next door attached property we believe was added in the 1800s.
Proudly now, we bring to the market this spacious four bedroom property, with many period features, coupled with more modern day comforts. The cottage has an array of beams and exposed timbers. The attractive stone fireplace, was most likely built with local stone. Nooks and crannies now provide great storage throughout. The internal doors are all in keeping period style wooden ones with metal latch handles.
The main bedroom now benefits from en suite facilities and a balcony too to enjoy those warmer summer mornings and evening. A perfect vantage point to watch the sun disappearing. Boasting two excellent sized reception rooms and a breakfast kitchen, with bespoke painted kitchen units and a gas Rayburn cooker, a walk in pantry and space for a table also. A must for any home, there is also a separate utility and wc. A delightful bathroom has a good range of built in storage.
Outside there is a separate garage, with inspection pit, carport and driveway for off road parking. At the rear one discovers the enviable position of this property and the delightful garden, which has been well planted with fruit trees including apple and quince and an array of mature and established shrubs and plants, lawn, patio, a pergola and a summerhouse. There is also an open store.
The current owner has maintained and update the property well and has told us the exterior of the building was painted this year (20210
Gas central heating is supplemented by the Rayburn and the woodburning stove. Majority double glazed, windows have individual keys for added security and there are two stable doors fitted at the front and to the rear.
Although a cottage with the appearance of being rural, the property does have mains drainage and gas. Smart meters are fitted and a water meter also. Solar panels adorn the garage roof and there is we understand a good return on these.
Please note that there are some areas on the ground floor with low ceiling beams
Gravel driveway to side, affording off road parking, small planted foregarden enclosed by wrought iron fencing. Covered entrance door, being a wooden stable door. Allows access into the cottage.
Reception room The first thing that catches your eye is the striking stone fireplace having inset wood burning stove. This room would more than likely have been two rooms years ago, however it is now just one pleasant room. Beamed ceiling, aerial point, two radiators, both with TRVs, two wall light points, and two wooden windows to the front elevation.
Breakfast kitchen A bespoke hand crafted wooden kitchen, in pastel colour, made by a local craftsman complements the character of the cottage. Inset composite sink unit with mixer tap over. Ceramic tiled flooring, Beams, exposed wood, serving hatch, stable door to the rear, two side facing windows, two rear facing windows, with roof light providing good natural light. Radiator with trv, space for white goods, old style radiator too, inset ceiling spot lights and wall mounted extractor fan. Exposed brick walling and of course, the gas fired Rayburn, the hub of any country kitchen is perfect for cooking and taking the chill off the room!
Reception two A lovely L shaped dining room or sitting room overlooking the rear garden. Being L shaped with beams, wood effect floor covering, built in bespoke furniture, three radiators all with TRVs, four wall light points, another roof light floods the room with an abundance of natural light and two rear facing windows with French doors allow direct access into the garden.
Walk in pantry We all want one of these! Really useful! Space off the kitchen. Flooring as kitchen, with racking and ceiling light point.
Stairs rising to the first floor Having ceiling light point and bedroom four and bathroom off at this level.
Bedroom four Rear facing window, radiator with trv, ceiling light point, exposed beam and super garden view. This room would make a lovely nursery, hobby room or office.
Bathroom What a wonderful size room and with a range of really useful built in storage and exposed beams. Built in cupboard housing Worcester Bosch combination boiler, which provides the domestic hot water and central heating requirements for this property. Vinyl flooring, inset ceiling spot lights, supplemented by low level lighting, Two windows to both the rear and side. The loo with a view! Vanity sink unit with close coupled wc suite, corner jacuzzi bath, having mixer shower tap and wall mounted shower over bath also. The shower having both fixed rainfall and directional heads.
Middle landing Having inset ceiling spot lights and access to bedrooms two and three.
Bedroom two Fitted with a front facing window, laminate flooring, radiator with trv and ceiling light point.
Bedroom three Having a window to the front elevation, radiator with trv, laminate flooring and ceiling light point.
Upper landing This area clearly defines the newer extension whereby the older part of the house joins the now main bedroom which was added above the garage. Eye catching half moon shaped window to the front elevation with a window to the rear allowing a lovely view over the garden and beyond. This is another light space with inset ceiling spot lights, radiator with trv.
Bedroom one With vaulted ceiling, ceiling spot lights and two radiators both having fitted TRVs. Two windows to side elevation with a Velux roof window adding extra light. Hand crafted wardrobes again created by the local craftsman. Close coupled wc suite and wash hand basin. Part glazed door allows access onto the balcony. Decked base, which we have been told has been replaced recently. Wooden balustrade for safety and outside light. The view is breath taking. What a lovely way to wake up and sit and enjoy your morning cup of tea or later on in the evening catching the last of the sun before she disappears.
Garage Having double wooden doors to frontage. Side facing window and door. Inside there is another pedestrian door at the rear which gives access into the utility. The garage has been fully insulated and has an inspection pit, adequate plug sockets and lighting. There is also a work bench and staging which will be included in the sale. The power supply and related unit for the solar panels is found in the garage.
Utility The utility is a separate area located at the rear of the garage and a separate area. With Belfast sink, fitted mixer tap and ceramic draining board. Wall mounted water heater and space and plumbing for white goods. Rear window, tiled flooring, ceiling light point and radiator.
WC Located off the utility, ideal for use when in the garden. Close coupled wc suite and ceiling light point.
Carport An open brick built building having a pitched tiled roof, with pedestrian door to side. Perfect for a log store and coal bunker. There is fitted movement activated light which lights up the driveway as you approach.
Garden Attractive cottage garden with those enviable views! Cobbled block paved patio adjacent to the cottage with pathway. Steps rise to the well trimmed lawn flanked with well stocked brimming borders. Delightful summer house with power. How wonderful to be able to sit and utilise the garden whatever the weather. Fruit trees including Apple and Quince. A pergola is to be found at the bottom of the garden, with colourful scented climbers. Here too is another seating area so placed to admire the flora and fauna. Garden shed and a recessed covered storage area ideal for logs etc. Within the garden is power, lighting and water.
Other useful information A very fine example of a cottage, not listed within such a beautiful setting. Viewings are necessary to appreciate the views and accommodation on offer.