- Extended and Sympathetically Refurbished Residence
- Occupying 2.54 Acre Plot with Outbuildings Circa 11,132sq.ft.
- Four Generously-Proportioned Bedrooms, Two With En-Suite Facility
- Sitting Room, Orangery and Open Plan Family Room and Breakfast Kitchen
- Utility Laundry Room and Study/ Optional Fifth Bedroom
- South Facing Gardens, Paddock and Stables
- Rural Setting with Equestrian Potential
Summary: Occupying a 2.54 acre plot in this stunning rural location on the outskirts of Astwood Bank is Dogbut Farm, a sympathetically extended, fully refurbished residence that not only provides versatile accommodation extending to approximately 2,561sq, ft., but also offers a range of versatile outbuildings including; a circa 6000sq. ft. storage barn / potential ménage, four stables, pole barns and a car port.
Description: The residential dwelling is believed to date back to 17th Century and over the course of the last five years has been sympathetically extended / refurbished by the current vendors, creating an elegant and contemporary family home that retains a period feel. The flexible four/ five-bedroom accommodation could feasibly incorporate a sixth bedroom by dividing the large master bedroom (subject to any necessary permission).
The ground floor accommodation, with engineered oak flooring and oak panelled internal doors, is accessed via a canopied porch to the reception hall, which boasts 17th century flag stones and leads to the inner hall with guest cloakroom off and stairs rising to the first floor. A dual aspect sitting room occupies the front with a feature dual-fuel stove and a delightful orangery enjoys bi-folding doors extending on to the south-facing patio area. The stunning open plan L-shape family room and breakfast kitchen offers a modern day family living space, also with bi-folding doors opening to the patio, whilst the kitchen itself is fitted with Shaker-style wall and base units and has a central island and breakfast bar, together with integrated appliances to include, dishwasher, wine cooler, two Hotpoint ovens and an induction hob with extractor over. There is additional space for an American Fridge Freezer, an adjoining utility room and a versatile study/ optional fifth bedroom.
To the first floor the master bedroom suite includes an en-suite shower room with under floor heating and enjoys dual aspect views to the neighbouring countryside, a large second bedroom with its own en-suite shower room also featuring under floor heating and views to the rear, two further well-proportioned bedrooms provide a more period feel, and a fabulous main bathroom with cast-iron claw-foot bath and separate corner shower enclosure, all lead of a central landing with a unique glass panelled floor.
Accessed via a gated stone pebble driveway, offering parking for several vehicles, and set within grounds of approximately 2.54 acres, the property enjoys beautifully maintained south facing gardens, which are mainly laid to lawn with paved patio and shrub borders. There is equestrian potential to be realised by the right purchaser, with the large 6000sq. ft. workshop lending itself to ménage conversion, and there is a generous flat pony paddock to the rear.
Location: Dogbut Lane is accessible 2 miles south of the sought-after village of Astwood Bank which benefits from having a number of local amenities, including Post Office, Pharmacy and a number of pubs/ restaurants all within walking distance. Along with an outstanding rated primary school, there are many nurseries and a good high school all within easy access. The village of Astwood Bank offers some stunning country walks, all just a stones' throw away. In addition, the town of Redditch offers easy access to motorway links (M42, Jct 2&3) and there are good rail and bus links.
Sitting Room: 20' 1" x 11' 5" (6.12m x 3.48m)
Orangery: 19' 3" x 11' 0" (5.87m x 3.35m)
Family Room: 24' 1" x 9' 1" (7.34m x 2.77m)
Breakfast Kitchen: 18' 10" x 13' 0" (5.74m x 3.96m)
Laundry Room: 10' 8" x 9' 5" (3.25m x 2.87m)
Study/Bedroom: 14' 6" x 8' 8" (4.42m x 2.64m)
Stairs To First Floor Landing
Master Bedroom: 23' 0" x 14' 10" (7.01m x 4.52m)
Bedroom Two: 13' 9" x 12' 5" (4.19m x 3.78m)
Bedroom Three: 11' 8" x 11' 3" (3.56m x 3.43m)
Bedroom Four: 11' 3" x 8' 1" (3.43m x 2.46m)