Some homes seem to exude a warm personality. It’s the feeling potential homeowners have when they know they have found their perfect property.
Even from the photographs, Old Northwick Farmhouse has a friendly demeanour and a kerb appeal that some properties lack.
Perhaps it’s the cottage-style abundance of plants and shrubs by the door or the soft palette of vintage colours that adorn the walls inside this late 19th century home.
Whatever it is, Old Northwick Farmhouse has been lovingly refurbished by the current owners, resulting in a light and airy four-bedroom home.
Blending rural charm with town amenities, the property is located a short drive from the A449 Ombersley Road, just two miles north of Worcester city centre and under five miles from junction 6 of the M5. The River Severn is also close by.
Go over the gravel driveway, step through the front door and the hallway acts as the spine through the ground floor, with each of the main reception rooms off it.
Pride of place goes to the large breakfast kitchen, which runs the length of the house. Measuring 26’7” x 12’10”, it has cream country-style wall and floor-mounted units, light granite work surfaces, space for an AGA-style cooker, plus a Karndean floor. French doors open on to the south-facing garden.
A formal dining room has a glazed door that opens on to the west-facing terrace and barbecue area for those long, summer nights. The lounge overlooks the rear gardens and has a feature, brick-built fireplace with open fire for chillier times.
Three double bedrooms are located on the first floor. Two measure 12’10” x 12’10”, while the third is slightly smaller at 12’10” x 9’9”. A shower room has a large walk-in cubicle and overhead shower and hand-held attachment, while next door there is a bathroom.
Both have been fitted to a high standard.
The second floor accommodates the fourth double bedroom (13’ 10” x 11’ 5”), plus storage space.
Altogether, there is 1,906 sq ft of internal floor space, while outbuildings add another 570 sq ft of useful space. A large detached former barn is used as a garage/workshop, and there is a large brick outbuilding, which has the potential for a number of alternative uses, subject to the usual planning consents.
The gardens are a real draw for outdoor lovers. It has evergreen boundary hedges, mature trees and well-stocked borders that provide all-year colour, plus a stepped running water feature, grasses, shrubs and rockeries. A productive vegetable garden provides plenty of produce and there is space for a greenhouse.
Agent – Knight Frank
Telephone – 01905 886455
Guide price – £600,000