Droitwich, Worcestershire


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A charming black and white detached period cottage (Not Listed) in an idyllic rural position and offering tremendous potential.


Hadley Heath is a delightful rural hamlet just 2 mile south-east of the historic village of Ombersley in the heart of Worcestershire countryside and provides all the benefits of rural living with attractive country walks whilst ideal for commuting and providing an extensive range of local amenities, including: public houses, restaurants, butchers and café, doctor's surgery and village store and within a short walk from the property the popular Hadley Bowling Green Inn. Several good schools are located nearby including Ombersley Endowed First School and Sytchampton Endowed Primary School along with excellent state secondary and renowned Independent schools, Kings Worcester, Abberley Hall School and RGS Worcester a short drive away. Worcester and Droitwich Spa also offer more extensive shopping and amenities. The M5 motorway network can be easily accessed at Junctions 5 and 6 and train stations can be found in Droitwich and Worcester Shrub Hill.

Ferndene is a charming 4 bedroomed detached residence sitting within its own grounds of over 1/3 acre with excellent open views to rear and side aspects, no immediate neighbours although close to the centre of the historic hamlet of Hadley Heath on a quiet lane unmistakably of Roman heritage. The origins of the property are understood to date back to the late 1600s with more recent in-character extensions and believed at some time to have been a bailiff's house for the Ombersley estate. With timber garaging to the road frontage, the grounds extend through mature gardens to include a pony paddock and timber stabling. The house and grounds offer superb scope tor adapting to a variety of differing new family requirements.

Entered via a canopy porch with wrought iron gate, solid oak iron studded door with stained-glass panel leads into a reception hall with stairs to first-floor, passageway leading to a guest cloakroom and two principal reception rooms off. The delightful through drawing room features a bow window to the front, beamed ceiling and wall feature and feature open fireplace. Similarly the dining room also has evocative period beamed features, feature briquette open fireplace and bow window to the front. To the rear is a delightful understairs alcove and a stable type door leads in to the kitchen. At the heart of the kitchen is a mustard yellow oil fired Rayburn stove providing hot water as well as cooking needs. There are work surfaces with inset drainer sink and a walk-in pantry which also features plumbing for a washing machine, a door leads to the hall passageway and guest cloakroom to one end and at the other extends to a rear lobby with utility room and bedroom four with a porch leading to the rear courtyard. To the upstairs a landing gives access to 3 good-sized bedrooms and bathroom off.


Access to the property is gained via double iron gates from the road and a pathway leading to the porch entrance. There is a part timber garage with three partitions with boarded loft storage over and rear door to the rear of the property and to a small courtyard at the far extent. The delightful cottage garden to the front of the property has a lawn with mature tree and shrub borders. The garden then meanders through a pathway to the rear with a mix of feature wooded and lawned openings and two sheds, one large timber shed and the remains of two period brick pig sties and food store. Opening further to the rear is a small paddock area that leads to a timber four box stable block.


Please note there is a restrictive covenant on the property restricting its use to a single dwelling. There are numerous outbuildings that can be repaired or replaced on a like for like basis but not to be used as annexe accommodation, Air B & B or a new dwelling.

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