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Seller Insight Situated right on the edge of the vibrant city of Worcester and overlooking nothing but open fields and meadowland to the front – the historic site of the Battle of Worcester – is Southwick Lodge, an extremely elegant Grade II listed family home. It is one of the few remaining ‘gentleman’s’ residences and it enjoys a superb location that offers ease of access not only into the city centre and to an array of well-served towns via the excellent local transport links, but also to mile upon mile of glorious open countryside. The current owners say that they were drawn to the property by its handsome appearance as well as its textbook Georgian proportions, and although at the time it required a great deal of renovation work, they could see that it had a wealth of potential, which is something that has new most definitely been realised. The owners spent many months transforming the house into the elegant home it is today and did everything from installing a new heating system, new lighting and beautiful hardwood flooring on the ground floor to stylishly refurbished the bathrooms and installing a fabulous designer kitchen. However all of the work carried out has been sympathetic to the style and history of the building, so original features such as the working shutters have been retained. This beautiful family home is set well back from the road and boasts a generously proportioned garden that wraps around the side and front of the property. There is a large driveway and open lawns, and the whole space is edged by a mature border that provides an excellent degree of privacy. “We know of few other Worcester city houses that offer a view of open fields with cattle grazing and the chance to walk a few hundred yards along the road to the banks of the River Tame,” says the owner. “We’ve loved having such a beautiful outlook and we’ve also loved the convenience of the location, and being so close to the new Norton Parkway railway station will be wonderful for those wanting to commute into London.” “The original coach house to the rear was designed to offer further accommodation,” says the owner, “but it could also be used alone as anything from a holiday letting space to a home office.” “When we bought Southwick Lodge we never planned to stay this long but the house became a fabulous home and we have in fact now been here for over ten years!” says the owner. “However for us it’s now just too big and we feel that it needs to be loved and filled with new energy.”* * These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.
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Step inside Southwick Lodge
Southwick Lodge is a spacious five bedroom, Georgian, Grade II listed family home which has been tastefully renovated and decorated by the current owners. With high ceilings throughout and many period features retained, the property is an excellent example of a property of its time. The property is situated in a conservation area and is within walking distance of the City Centre whilst overlooking open fields and the neighbouring countryside. There is also potential to create a separate, fully contained annex/ holiday accommodation to generate an income from the existing property.
Garden Room/Utility has a quarry tiled floor with patio doors leading to the garden and has all the necessary plumbing for washing machines and tumble drier.
The Family Bathroom has been fitted with a contemporary rolled topped bath and pedestal wash basin, with a heated towel rail.
Ground Floor Entrance Hall of substantial size with oak flooring and high ceilings. Drawing Room with a beautiful full-length picture sash window including shutters and feature open fireplace with ornate marble mantle and exposed oak flooring. Sitting Room with a floor to ceiling sash window and shutters, oak floor and feature fireplace with decorative hearth and mantle. Dining Room with floor to ceiling original cupboards, window with shutters and oak flooring. Kitchen/Breakfast Room has been fitted with a contemporary Harvey Jones Kitchen with Neff appliances including a gas hob, stainless steel double ovens, dishwasher, and fridge. Tryka LED lighting provides variable colour settings enhancing this fabulous room.
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First Floor The Master Bedroom Suite has a bedroom of substantial size together with an en suite shower room and dressing room. Bedrooms two and three are both large rooms with sash windows.
Second staircase leading to: Bedrooms four, five and the modern style shower room which could easily be used as a separate annex for visiting guests or a nanny as there is a separate entrance from the utility room. Holiday Accommodation could be created in this area giving a source of revenue for the property. There are three useful store rooms on the ground floor which could be converted to further living accommodation or an office or games room if required. There are three extensive Cellar Chambers, accessed from the hallway which have potential to be converted into further accommodation and an original wine store. Outside This stunning property is accessed via a new gravelled driveway providing extensive parking with a West facing courtyard and an area laid to lawn, there are views across the open countryside to the South of the property.
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Location Southwick Lodge is situated in a conservation area approximately 1.5 miles from the city centre of Worcester. The property overlooks open fields and benefits from easy accessibility to Junction 7 of the M5 Motorway offering commuting to Birmingham and the South West. Worcester has a selection of excellent private schools including RGS and Kings and a wide range of shopping and leisure facilities such as David Lloyd, Worcester Warriors Rugby Club and Worcester County Cricket Ground. Worcester currently has two railway stations and with Worcester Parkway opening in Norton in 2019, links to London could not be easier. Services Mains Gas, Electricity and Water Local Authority Worcester County Council Council Tax Band G Viewing Arrangements Strictly via the vendors sole agents Fine & Country on 01905 678111. Website For more information visit www.fineandcountry.com Opening Hours: Monday to Friday Saturday
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Agents notes: All measurements are approximate and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. Copyright ÂŠ 2018 Fine & Country Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. Company Reg No: 08775854. VAT Reg No: 178445472 Head Office Address: 1 Regent Street Rugby CV21 2PE Printed 13.03.2018
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Fine & Country Tel 01905 678111 email@example.com 12 Victoria Square, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire WR9 8DS
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