Inkberrow, Worcestershire

£775,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
An attractive family home together with a substantial listed barn having consent to convert to a separate dwelling

Situation

The Old Granary is one of three properties quietly located at the end of a long private track on the southern edge of the popular village of Inkberrow. The village benefits from a range of local amenities including a post office, shop, doctors surgery, public houses and a well regarded primary school. In addition, there is a sports club and thriving local community. More extensive shopping and leisure facilities are to be found in the cathedral city of Worcester, together with Alcester and Stratford upon Avon. There is an excellent choice of both state and private schools in the locality. For the commuter there is easy access to the M5, both Junctions 6 and 7 connecting to Birmingham in the north and Bristol in the south. In addition, the new Worcester Parkway station (due to open in 2019) is easily reached to the south east of Worcester at Norton, 12 miles away.

Description

The Old Granary offers the rare opportunity of buying 2 properties for the price of 1, comprising a comfortable 4/5 bedroomed period home together with the substantial attached Grade II listed barn which has planning permission to convert to a separate dwelling. This fabulous combination offers the purchaser the opportunity to convert the barn for a dependant relative, other family member or, alternatively, subject to a variation in the planning permission, could potentially be linked to The Old Granary to create a single substantial home. The entrance to The Old Granary is via a pretty cottage garden with a doorway leading into the entrance hall and through into the fabulously impressive vaulted sitting room, a stunning room with high ceiling with exposed roof beams, trusses and a feature fireplace as the focal point of the room. A doorway gives access to the rear garden and at the far end of the room steps lead up to a small gallery providing a wonderful view across the room. At the far end of the room a door leads through into the well fitted kitchen breakfast room, having exposed beams, a range of wooden wall and floor units, with a Watson oil fired range cooker set into brick chimney surround. There is a separate electric oven and integrated dishwasher and the room has an attractive terracotta tiled floor. Steps lead down into a very attractive and cosy dining room with a window looking out onto the garden at the rear. Beyond the kitchen is a large conservatory with terracotta tiled floor and doors to the terrace. Completing the ground floor accommodation there is a study and utility room, together with bedroom 4, a comfortable double room with double doors leading onto the front of the property plus bedroom 5/an extra study. There is a recently modernised shower room, having a large double shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin.

On the first floor, the master bedroom is a very attractive large double bedroom with double aspect including a pair of double doors overlooking the front of the property. There is an impressive central beam and, being L-shaped, has a natural dressing area and to one side a beautifully modernised en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC and bidet. The adjacent bedroom 2 is also a double with a pleasant outlook to the side of the property. Bedroom 3 is accessed from the sitting room and is a lovely private suite with a double bedroom, fitted wardrobe and a well modernised en-suite bathroom.

Grounds and Gardens

The Old Granary is located in a superb rural spot, accessed via a five bar gate and expansive gravelled driveway with, to one side, a superb large pond, a haven for wildlife. By the entrance is a very pretty cottage garden, which is extremely well planted with a variety of flowers and shrubs and which is south facing. At the rear of the property is a large terrace, a wonderful space for alfresco dining which in turn leads onto the main lawned garden which is beautifully landscaped and arranged into a number of 'rooms' divided by mature hedgerows and enclosing some well planted flower and shrub borders. The lawn continues to one side under a canopy of trees leading through to the post and rail fence at the rear with views beyond into the separately owned woodland. A gap in the hedge leads through to the orchard to one side which also has a well planted vegetable patch with raised borders and soft fruit cage. At the far end of the garden is a red brick wall which completes this enchanting garden. In all the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 0.67 acres (0.27 ha)

Outbuildings

Attached to the side of The Old Granary is the substantial timber framed barn, Listed Grade II and thought to date from the mid-1600's. The dramatic vaulted space is incredibly impressive with soaring rafters and exposed beams. Historical pictures confirm that this building was originally thatched and also had a small further extension on the northern edge, with two pairs of high double doors. The flooring is a mainly flagstone and currently has a metal roof.

Planning Permission

Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent was granted in 1992 for conversion of the barn and stables to separate dwellings, Reference 92/0057/COU. The planning is for a three bedroom, two bathrooms, two storey dwelling with a large open plan living room and dining room, conservatory, integral garage, kitchen, utility and WC. If you were planning this space today, the proposed accommodation would be very different and could easily be arranged as 4 bedrooms, 2-3 bathrooms and some stunning open plan space on the ground floor. The planning permission was made extant in perpetuity by way of a commencement notice to the original consent as confirmed by Wychavon District Council on the 27th June 1997.

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