Oddingley, Droitwich, Worcestershire

£1,750,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
An imposing detached family home with adjacent Victorian coach house and gardens and grounds extending to approx 9.8 acres

Situation

Oddingley Grange is situated off a rural no through lane within attractive countryside between the villages of Oddingley, Dunhampstead and Shernal Green. The surrounding local villages provide excellent facilities including popular pubs, primary schooling and shops. The property is conveniently positioned for access to both Droitwich Spa and Worcester and is perfectly positioned for commuters needing access to the M5. Both Droitwich and Worcester and Droitwich have main line rail services to Birmingham, London and the south west.

The property is ideally located for excellent schooling to include Bromsgrove School, Kings and RGS. It also falls within the catchment for Himbleton Primary School which feeds into St Nicholas Middle School at Pinvin and then into Pershore High School.

Description

Oddingley Grange is an imposing period country house with a fine Queen Anne facade and substantial Victorian wing to the rear. The house is privately positioned well back from the lane and stands with attractively laid out gardens and adjoining pastures extending to approximately 9.8 acres. The accommodation has been extensively refurbished and offers immaculately presented accommodation with the interior distinctly reflecting the various periods of the house with the earlier front rooms giving way to the grander Victorian wing to the rear with its imposing rooms and tall ceilings. There is a wealth of period features throughout including original fireplaces and windows as well as the original staircase from the reception hall. In the Victorian wing the dining room, drawing room and principal bedroom above all feature magnificent sash windows taking full advantage of the southerly aspect over the grounds and paddocks.

To the front the main entrance is through an oak framed slate roofed porch into a large reception hall with a open plan snug area with a feature fireplace, stairs to the first floor and adjoining doors to the Garden Room with French doors to the garden and the Playroom/Study which has a fireplace with decorated slips and extensive fitted oak shelving. From an inner hall with the original servant's bells and access to the cellarage there is the secondary staircase to the first floor and a utility room with a separate cloakroom. The formal Dining Room has fabulous coving, cornicing and panelling , a bespoke made carpet, a feature fireplace with wood burning stove and French doors to the garden and patio area. The adjoining Drawing Room also has elegant panelling and coving together a feature fireplace and French doors to the garden.

The heart of the home is the fabulous Breakfast Kitchen which enjoys underfloor heating and incorporates a soft seating area, separate dining area and a stunning kitchen area with an extensive range of bespoke kitchen units which have Corian worktops. One of the main features is the lantern roof light which floods the kitchen area with natural light together with the double doors and windows which overlook and lead out onto the courtyard at the rear. There is a breakfast island and fitted appliances to include a Fisher and Paykel American style fridge freezer, Neff appliances to include a drinks fridge, induction hob, 2 ovens with warming drawers, microwave, coffee machine and 2 dishwashers. There is also a prestigious Mercury range cooker and 2 Blanco steelart sinks and a best pop up extractor fan. The seating area has a feature brick fireplace with a wood burning stove and a stable door leads through to an adjoining secondary back kitchen which has a walk in chiller fridge and a further stable door out to an outside courtyard perfect for alfresco dining and a private seating out area.

On the first floor the master bedroom suite is stunning and comprises a dressing room which has extensive full height shelving and hanging rails with a central island with drawers and steps leading up to the bedroom which has a full height ceiling and double doors onto a breakfast balcony. The luxury en-suite shower room has a rainwater shower and twin basins with a vanity unit under. There are two further large double bedrooms both with en-suite shower rooms and dressing rooms together with a family bathroom which has a freestanding slipper bath and double shower. On the second floor there are three further large bedrooms with exposed roof timbers.

The Coach House

Situated opposite to the main house on the other side of the courtyard is a detached guest barn providing additional accommodation for guests, extended family, staff, or alternatively as separate income. The Coach House is a two-storey brick and tile building which is an extremely comfortable residential property and extends to about 183 sq ft.

On the ground floor there is hall with a quarry tiled floor, breakfast Kitchen with a range of fitted units and a central island with a Rangemaster oven, separate cloakroom with the Worcester oil fired central heating boiler and utility room. The large sitting room has an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove and there is a garden room with a quarry tiled floor. On the first floor there is an open plan master bedroom suite which has French doors opening out onto a balcony, fitted wardrobes and a part opaque glazed wall dividing the bedroom from the bathroom area which has a corner bath, a vanity unit with an inset wash hand basin and a fully tiled walk-in shower with a rainwater shower.

Outside there is ample parking and a patio area to the rear as well as a large lawned garden together with outside wooden garden storage.

Gardens and grounds

The property is approached over a private driveway with electric gates. The drive leads to the front of the house to a formal gravelled coach turn as well as a paved driveway leading to the rear courtyard which has an ample parking and turning area. The well maintained mature formal gardens surround the house, with the principal lawn to the south. The extremely secluded gardens feature a wealth of beautiful trees and shrubs and a woodland area. Paddocks border the garden with two main enclosures, a smaller paddock to the north of the drive and a larger paddock to the east and south, both with frontage to the lane. There is an extensive children's play area with wooden structured climbing frames, swings and monkey bars and a Wendy house together with an open area ideal for football. The Garage Block is detached with the ground floor having been converted into a gym with two double French doors to the front and a separate external wrought iron staircase leads up to a large home office which has a kitchen area and a separate cloakroom. The gym area could easily be reinstated as a garage by changing the doors.

In all the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 9.8 acres.

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