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Church Lane, Far Forest, Kidderminster, DY14
Guide price £900,000 | 6 bedrooms | 16.5 acres

It is a well-proportioned home, both practical and aesthetically pleasing, possibly influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement of the late nineteenth century it has great architectural detail with a turreted Porch, large windows ensuring plenty of natural light and a delightful glass veranda at the front. Internally are high ceilings with original friezes, parquet flooring, quarry tiles, original internal doors with decorative door knobs, Bakelite light switches and original fireplaces. The main drive sweeps up to the front of the property which is south facing enjoying views over the front paddock. Adjacent to the lane is a brick built stable offering potential for conversion subject to the necessary consents. Across from the stable, in the Paddock, is a fully functional brick pig sty which was in regular use up to the 1990s. The gardens extend to the side with further outbuildings, a detached double garage and a brick workshop. Beyond the vegetable garden are the still upstanding brick remains of the former Edwardian greenhouse which stood for 100 years before the glazed wooden frame disintegrated.

The main entrance door opens to the Porch and double doors open to the Dining Hall. A lovely room with brick fireplace which has a lined chimney that has previously accommodated a wood burning stove, double doors and UPVC door opening to the glazed veranda at the front.The Sitting Room has UPVC double glazed windows to the front and side and a fireplace with coal effect fire. A door opens to the large Pantry with full height fitted cupboards, a sink, parquet flooring and a secondary glazed window to the side.The Kitchen has a quarry tiled floor, wall and base units, an oil fired Aga, cupboard housing immersion heater and space for appliances. With doors opening to the Pantry, Inner Hall and Back Stairs. With a UPVC double glazed window to the side and a further door opening to the Scullery. This has a quarry tiled floor, WC off, a sink unit and single glazed window to the side. A door opens to the walk in Larder with shelving and original cold slab. A further door from the Scullery opens to the side drive.The Inner Hall from the Dining Room has a boiler room off housing the central heating boiler. The main bedroom enjoys a southerly aspect to the front with UPVC double glazed windows, a built in wardrobe and original fireplace (not in use). A door opens to another Bedrooms/Dressing Room with wash basin, original fireplace (not in use) and a UPVC double glazed window to the side. There is a further Double Bedroom, a Shower Room, separate WC and a Bathroom.Stairs rise to the first floor where there are three further Bedrooms, all enjoying views over the gardens and land, two Landing areas, a walk in store and back stairs leading down to the Kitchen.

The grounds
To the north of the property is the paddock, known as the Length by the family this extends to 1.67 acres of level pasture land.To the east is the wood. Designated as Ancient Semi Natural Woodland it extends to the approximately 12.75 acres. Accessed from the gardens, or via the main entrance to the wood through a wooden gate from Church Lane. There are two public footpaths, one follows the eastern boundary until it meets the footpath passing north east to south west through the woodland. The majority of trees are even aged Oak with a small proportion of Ash, Beech and Sycamore. The under storey retains a range of ancient woodland indicator species including Honeysuckle, Wild Daffodil, Rowan, scattered Hazel Coppice and Holly. The main historical feature within the woodland is a small pool on the western boundary, with Rhododendron growing around it and a handful of older Yew trees. The pool was damned historically however this has breached and the level is now significantly lower than the original depth.The Wood and the Length may be available by separate negotiation. Please ask for further details.Wildlife is abundant through the wood, land and gardens. It is an idyllic location for those wishing to get away from it all.

Agents Notes
GROWING TIMBERAll timber is included in the salePLANS, AREAS AND SCHEDULESThese are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. The purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied himself as to the description of the property, and any error or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle any part to compensation in respect thereof.WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS OF WAYThe land is sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, quasi-easements, wayleaves and rights of way, declared and undeclared.

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