Bournheath, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

£995,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
Substantial period Grade II listed former farmhouse with spectacular views in approximately 4½ acres of landscaped gardens and paddock

Situation

Yarnold Lane Farm is situated on a quiet rural lane between the lovely village of Bournheath and the historic Chartist village of Dodford in delightful Worcestershire countryside but just 3 miles

north of Bromsgrove centre. This traditional farming region has developed to become a sought after residential area with three popular public houses and a village hall in Bournheath. The area around Bromsgrove is well known for its ease of commuting with the M5 and the M42, which leads to the M40, the principal route to London from the West Midlands both around 3 mile away. There is an easy 15 minute drive to Barnt Green station with frequent trains into Birmingham New Street with onward connections to London Euston. As well as excellent state schooling, there are a number of renowned independent schools in the area including Bromsgrove School, Winterfold House, Royal Grammar School and Kings in Worcester and the excellent Birmingham Schools.

Description

The property is undoubtedly one of the principle houses in the area and sits in an elevated position enjoying panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. The origins of the former farmhouse date back to 1750 with later extensions creating the substantial seven bedroom family accommodation of today. Externally there is a delightful blend of mellow red brick to the courtyard façade with white rendering to the bright southern garden aspect. Internally there is a pleasant flow to reception rooms and bedrooms around the impressive reception hall and landings over three floors. Attention to detail has been given within the grounds and gardens of 4 acres or thereabouts with a paddock and stabling, wildlife pond and tree plantings and a number of patio seating areas taking in Worcestershire's finest views, notably the Malvern Hills to the south and Abberley and Clee hills to the west where stunning sunset views are experienced. Further, consideration to the environment has been given with the use of solar photovoltaic panels (sited on the stable block roof) and a biomass boiler, which provide both FIT and RHI contributions as well as optimal running costs for the property.

Entered via an enclosed porch/boot room which in turn gives access to the delightful central reception hall with quarry tile flooring, a wide oak tread staircase and a passageway to the guest cloakroom, utility and larder kitchen and access to the drawing and dining rooms. Also off the hallway, a door leads down to usable cellarage. The well proportioned drawing room exudes charm and character of the original period with oak beam ceiling and mantel and walk-in bay window and the original oak entrance door to the garden. Centrepiece is the large feature fireplace with inset log burning stove, light oak panelled flooring. The formal dining room, equally full of character, again features a walk-in bay window and fireplace with log burning stove and also features oak panelled flooring. The adjacent bright double aspect breakfast kitchen is fully fitted with a modern range of oak panelled Shaker style base and wall cabinets, offset with black granite working surfaces and including an integrated Bosch dishwasher and double drawer Hotpoint refrigerator. Also inset is a Mercury three compartment electric range stove with five ring LPG hob and extractor over. The garden room is a particularly favoured informal family sitting space with a bright double aspect and French doors bringing the garden views into the accommodation, ideal when entertaining.

The very spacious upper floors and bedroom accommodation lends itself to flexible usage depending on family needs. As with the current ownership, a number of rooms provide for hobby, study or additional family rooms. Off the first floor galleried landing the master bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an ensuite bathroom with oval bath and separate shower. This bathroom also provides as a second family bathroom with a further door to the landing and there is a further very spacious bathroom with retro style Roca cast iron oval bath and separate walk-in shower. A number of the bedrooms have period oak flooring and original bedroom fireplaces retained as attractive features. A large landing area to the rear is currently used as a study with attractive garden views. The second floor accommodation is traditionally laid out with three large well-proportioned double bedrooms and has the benefit of a shower room.

Outside

The gated property is approached from the road over tumbled block pavers extending to a stone pebble drive providing a generous parking and turning area which in turn gives access to a detached triple garage. There is remote electric opening to the centre door and one bay encloses the biomass plant. Attractive gardens surround the house predominantly laid to lawn with rose arbour and herbaceous borders which benefit from various outdoor dining and focused seating patios one of which has a pizza oven. Garden watering has the benefit of a working well adjacent to the front garden and there is also a covered log store close to the road boundary which is a curved feature dwarf wall with brick piers and a separate pedestrian access to the front door. Again close to the front boundary there is a small orchard with productive apple, greengage, quince and medlar fruit trees and a vegetable patch. The house garden also includes mulberry, pear and damson trees. The garden opens to a flat paddock area which includes a three box stable incorporating a rest area and tack room. The remainder of the extensive gardens includes a woodland area with young plantings of native English and specimen trees and a wildlife pond and further field / paddock areas. Also included are two gardens sheds and a greenhouse.

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