Astwood Bank, Redditch, Worcestershire


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  • Bedrooms: 4
Substantial refurbished farm cottage with stabling, large agricultural or equestrian building and storage barns in superb rural setting with pony paddock.


The property is situated in an accessible rural location around 2 miles south of the popular village of Astwood Bank. The village offers a good range of amenities including local shops, church, public houses and restaurants and a cricket club, along with popular first and middle schools. Astwood Bank is also within catchment for Alcester Grammar School. More comprehensive shopping and amenities are available in nearby Alcester and Redditch including a railway station with regular service to Birmingham New Street via the cross city line. Motorway connections are within 10 miles with the M42 connecting to the M40 the principal route to London from the West Midlands and the M5 to the south-west and the M6 to the north. Birmingham International Airport is approximately 25 miles.


The extension and improvements of Dogbut Farm have been completed over the past five years from the origins of a period farm cottage to the significant family accommodation of today of over 2500 sq feet. The property is a delightful blend of its period heritage and a contemporary elegance and space representing modern family living. The flexible 4/5 bedroom accommodation could feasibly extend to a 6th bedroom with division of a very extensive master suite (subject to any necessary permissions). Set within grounds of over 2½ acres the property is ideal for equestrian pursuits with stabling, a large 6000 sq foot workshop, agricultural store or internal Manège. There is also a car port and further large open barn. In addition to the pretty south facing gardens there is a good size flat pony paddock.

The property is entered to the front through a canopy porch into the reception hall that has been finished with 17th century flag stones (reclaimed from derelict buildings on the land), an inner hall evokes the feel of the original period building with a guest cloakroom and stairs to the first-floor. There is engineered oak flooring that extend to the majority of the ground floor reception rooms, oak panelled doors throughout and an intriguing feature of a glass ceiling/landing floor providing light from the first-floor light tubes and a pleasant open feel. A double aspect sitting room to the front, again part of the original cottage, has a feature fireplace housing a dual fuel stove. In a delightful contrast the L-shaped kitchen family dining area provides contemporary open plan family living with an orangery and in all four sets of bi-fold doors opening out onto the south facing garden patio. The kitchen itself features Shaker style grey painted base and wall units with central island and breakfast bar with fitted induction hob and extractor over, two Hotpoint electric ovens, space for an American fridge and integrated dishwasher and wine cooler. The downstairs accommodation is completed with a hobby room/study or equally as a fifth bedroom with an adjacent laundry room (with potential to split providing an en-suite) with plumbing for washing machine and door to the central courtyard providing an everyday entrance.

Approached via an oak staircase, with feature lighting, the first-floor landing with glass floor panel opens to all bedrooms and family bathroom which features a cast-iron clawfoot bath, with separate large shower cubicle. The master bedroom suite provides views to the front and rear and features an en-suite shower room. There is a further large guest bedroom also with extensive rear views and en-suite shower room. Both feature bedrooms have useful eaves storage space. The remaining two bedrooms to the front have charm and character originating from the period cottage.


Approached off the quiet rural lane, the gated property is entered onto a stone pebble driveway providing parking and turning for numerous vehicles and access to the extensive outbuildings. The four-box stable block has been recently re-roofed. A 6000 sq. foot Clearspan steel portal frame farm building provides versatility for use as an agricultural store, workshop or developed as an indoor Manège. There is a carport adjacent to the property that extends into a largely undeveloped open pole barn providing additional storage and scope for future development. The attractive south facing house gardens are predominately laid to lawn with shrub borders and a feature patio area. To the other side and to the rear of the property there is a good size bounded pony paddock with further open farmland views beyond.

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