Alton Cottage, Gibbett Bank, Buckeridge
£625,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
A Delightfully Presented Stone Built Country Cottage In Around Three Quarters Of An Acre, With Fabulous Far Reaching Views Towards Clee Hills. Detached Garage/ Workshop With Studio/ Office Above. Pretty Landscaped Gardens. Quiet Country Lane Yet Only Two Minutes Drive From Amenities In Far Forest.

* Spacious Living Room With Inglenook Fireplace

* 18' Dining Hall With Feature Fireplace

* Kitchen With Rangemaster

* Large Rear Conservatory (18' x 11' approx)

* Ground Floor Shower Room

* Three Double Bedrooms & First Floor Bathroom

Dining Hall

5.49m x 3.43m (plus entrance vestibule) (18'0 x 1

Living Room

5.59m x 4.06m (18'4 x 13'4 )

Conservatory

5.44m (max) x 3.43m (max) (17'10 (max) x 11'3 (m

Kitchen

3.86m x 3.45m (12'8 x 11'4 )

Shower Room

2.92m x 1.42m (max) (9'7 x 4'8 (max))

Bedroom One

3.81m x 3.45m (12'6 x 11'4 )

Bedroom Two

4.09m x 2.97m (13'5 x 9'9 )

Bedroom Three

3.10m x 3.58m (max) (10'2 x 11'9 (max))

Bathroom

2.54m x 2.49m (8'4 x 8'2 )

Detached Garage/ Workshop

5.44m (w) x 6.45m (max)/ 4.50m (min) (d) (17'10 (

Studio

5.03m x 2.97m (16'6 x 9'9 )

Alton Cottage is a an attractive stone built country cottage, originally dating from the 1840s and substantially rebuilt in the 1990s, enjoying an idyllic location with fine, far reaching and uninterrupted rear views to the West, looking towards the Clee Hills from this elevated and secluded position.

The property is situated off a quiet country lane on a private track, serving this and two other properties. Set in glorious rural surroundings, the property is located within half a mile of the village of Far Forest, which provides a convenience store/ post office, renowned carvery restaurant (The Plough Inn) and primary school plus village hall, all within a two minute drive of the property.

The Wyre Forest Visitor centre at Callow Hill is only five minutes drive away, whilst the cottage lies equidistant from Bewdley and Cleobury Mortimer, both towns offering a wider range of amenities only ten minutes away.

For those wishing to 'escape to the country' Alton Cottage provides a lovely country home, with delightful interiors displaying a wealth of exposed timber, stone and brickwork, sympathetically updated and presented to an exacting standard throughout.

The ground floor accommodation includes a splendid 18' x 11' dining hall, with entrance vestibule from the front door having pitched and timbered ceiling with leaded light side window. The dining hall features exposed beams to ceiling, a tiled floor and natural stone built Inglenook fireplace with tiled hearth, concealed lighting and 'Villager' log burner.

A door leads off with split level step down to the guest cloakroom/ shower room, equipped with a pedestal hand basin, low level wc and cubicle with mixer shower.

At the other end of the dining hall, another split level step down leads into the kitchen, fitted with a comprehensive range of cream wall and base cabinets, matching dresser, complementary work surfaces with one-and-a-half bowl sink unit, tiled floor and Rangemaster Classic 90 with electric oven and five ring LPG gas hob.

The living room is of comfortable proportions (18'4 x 13'4 ) with full height exposed brick feature fireplace having a curved brick hearth and 'Clearview' log burner plus further part exposed stone feature wall and exposed timbers.

Double doors lead through from the living room into the spacious rear conservatory (17'10 x 11'3 max) of wood effect upvc double glazed construction and enjoying a most pleasant aspect to the rear with engineered wooden flooring and double doors out to the garden patio.

The ground floor layout flows well, making this an ideal house for entertaining - not least because the conservatory also leads out to a wide paved patio terrace and substantial timber decked area with ample space for table, chairs and seating, all overlooking the gardens and views.

From the dining hall, a staircase with half landing and exposed stone feature wall leads up to the first floor landing which gives way to three double bedrooms, the master with fitted wardrobes and windows to three sides, encompassing the rear view towards the Clee Hills.

The second bedroom also has windows to either side whilst the third bedroom has an exposed stone feature wall and in-built open fronted wardrobe space.

The bathroom features tile effect flooring and a suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal hand basin, low level wc and large cubicle with mixer shower.

The gardens extend to around three quarters of an acre, with level landscaped areas near the house including a recently constructed timber gazebo with paved seating area. There is also a well tended level lawn and ornamental pond with seating area, thus the garden provides several different vantage points from which to enjoy the views.

The rear half of the garden slopes away, with strategically positioned flights of steps fashioned from railway sleepers leading down to the lower garden which is laid mainly to lawn interspersed by shrubs and fruit trees, also with five bar wooden gate to the lane.

To the front of the cottage is a gravelled foregarden area with pedestrian gate to the shared private drive leading off the lane. The drive is shared with two neighbouring properties which are largely out of sight. A share of the cost of any necessary maintenance is borne by each property.

The access drive leads to a private gravelled parking area belonging to Alton Cottage, which could comfortably accommodate 5/6 cars. There is also a substantial detached garage/ workshop (17'10 wide x 21'2 max/ 14'9 min length. Featuring a wide up & over entrance door, two side windows and rear window.

Furthermore, the roof space has been converted to provide an excellent studio/ office (16'6 x 9'9 ) with two Velux skylights and two gable end double glazed circular porthole windows, with a door to the rear of the garage providing access to entrance lobby and carpeted staircase to the studio. This makes an ideal home office space with plenty of natural light together with power and lighting.

The gardens also include a 10' x 8' cedar wood greenhouse, old timber shed and log store adjacent to the house.

Mains electricity and water are connected to the house. Drainage is to a septic tank. All windows including the conservatory and associated doors are wood-effect upvc double glazed and were fitted in 2011. An oil-fired central heating system is installed, served by a boiler fitted in 2014 and last serviced in October 2021.

Council tax is payable to Wyre Forest District Council, rated as Band F.

This is a most charming country home of unquestionable quality, enjoying privacy and seclusion whilst being within easy reach of local towns and villages.

Viewing is highly recommended, and is by appointment only.

01299 400555

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