Guide Price £1.2 Million Under Offer
A handsome Georgian Grade II listed former Vicarage with Coach House
- Reception Hall
- Drawing Room
- Sitting Room
- Dining Room
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Five Bedrooms,
- Two Bathroom
- Parking for several vehicles
- Landscaped Gardens
- Traditional Coach House garage with loft above
- Timber stable block
- In all about 3.27 acres (1.32 hectares)
The Old Vicarage is situated off a quiet no-through country lane, at the end of which is a highly regarded primary school and St
Bartholomew’s Church. The church stands in a prominent
picturesque position on the brow of a small hill overlooking the
Worcester and Birmingham Canal with the longest flight of locks in
the UK. The nearby canal and footpaths provide access to fine
The market town of Bromsgrove is just 3 miles away and offers a
wide variety of shopping and business services, as well as a train
station with regular direct connections to Birmingham and onward
connections to London.
The City of Worcester is only 15 miles away, offering a range of
everyday amenities and for the sporting enthusiast, Premiership
rugby at Sixways, County cricket by the Cathedral and horse racing
on the banks of the River Severn.
There are excellent schools within the city and county, including
Bromsgrove School, Winterfold House Preparatory School,
Abberley Hall Preparatory School, King’s and The Royal Grammar
Schools in Worcester as well as the Malvern Colleges.
This attractive part of north-east Worcestershire is rural yet
extremely convenient for the M5, M42 and M40 corridors. Trains
run from Bromsgrove to Birmingham with onward links to London.
Warwick Parkway is only around 20 miles to the east and provides
a fast train to London Marylebone.
For Sale Freehold
The Old Vicarage, which is Grade II listed, dates back to the
mid-18th Century and was remodelled 1815 by Thomas Cundy
Senior, the surveyor to the Grosvenor family’s London estates from
1821, and was involved in the initial stages of the development of
Belgravia and Bloomsbury.
It is a very handsome period house of superb proportions, with
large sash windows that fill the living space with light and allow a
view across the mature south facing gardens. It retains much of its
original character and features, including window shutters to
certain windows, panelled doors, decorative cornice, picture rails,
high ceilings and traditional fireplaces.
Double front entrance doors open to a vestibule, with a further
door opening to the large entrance hall.
Off this is a door to the cellar and a door to the cloakroom, with a
wash hand basin and a further door opening to the WC.
The large drawing room has an impressive bay with three floor to
ceiling windows, one of which incorporates glazed French doors
opening to the terrace. There is also a fine working fireplace with a
marble surround. By contrast there is a smaller cosy sitting room
with a wood burning stove. Further reception rooms include a large
dining room, with French doors opening to the terrace and a study.
The fitted kitchen with part granite worktops, also has French
doors opening to the terrace and there is a door to a useful pantry.
Appliances include an oil fired AGA, electric oven, ceramic hob,
integrated fridge freezer and space for a dishwasher.
From the entrance hall, a wide turning staircase with a wreath
handrail rises to a galleried landing. There are four double
bedrooms and a small fifth bedroom which could serve as a
dressing room or second study. The principal bedroom has an en
suite with a double walk-in shower, whilst the four further
bedrooms are served by a family bathroom with a separate WC.
Gardens and Grounds
Adjacent to the front door is gravel parking for several cars. There
is a secondary entrance off Church Lane with double gates
opening to a rear courtyard and detached traditional pitched roof
garage with a loft above that offers scope to be converted to a
home office or ancillary accommodation, subject to obtaining the
relevant planning consents. At the rear of the garage is a double
timber stable block.
The large private south facing gardens, which are part walled, are
mainly laid to lawn. The south facing terrace offers the perfect spot
for al fresco dining whilst enjoying the all-day sunshine and a view
of the fine gardens. There are various mature trees, including a
majestic evergreen oak, and a fine display of spring daffodils along
with various other perennial and evergreen plants providing allyear
round interest and colour.
The property includes a field extending to 2.3 acres (0.9 ha) which
is subject to an overage deed, dated 25th March 2020, further
details are available on request. Access to the field is currently
from the gravel parking area to the house, however, there is
planning consent for a new vehicular access off New House Lane,
ref 18/00051/AGR, dated 9th February 2018. Further details are
available via the Bromsgrove District Council planning portal or on
request from the agent.
Mains water, electricity and gas. Private drainage. Mains
gas fired central heating.
Bromsgrove District Council: 01527 881288
Council Tax Band: G
Directions (B60 3AH)
From the M42 Junction 1 roundabout head south on the
Worcester A38 road passing straight over the first
roundabout and at the second, taking the second exit on
to Regent Park Road. Proceed to the end of the road,
passing straight across the roundabout, and at the ‘No
Entry’ signs turn right signposted ‘All Traffic’. Follow the
road for 2 miles then take the right turn signposted for
Tardebigge primary school and church and then
immediately right again into Church Lane. Follow the lane
to the end and the entrance to The Old Vicarage will be
found on the left hand side just before reaching the