A cottage neighbouring the house that once belonged to former Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin is up for sale through Andrew Grant.
Astley Hall Cottage is joined to the far elevation of Astley Hall in Astley, Worcestershire.
The hall dates back to the 19th century and is set in a small park with a lodge, formal garden and kitchen garden.
It was built for the Lea family and was later owned by Earl Baldwin of Bewdley.
As Stanley Baldwin he had been born in Lower Park, Bewdley. The Baldwin family fortune was built on ironfounding, starting in Stourport.
The hall is now a nursing home.
The cottage is Grade II listed and is situated in a pleasant and easy to maintain walled garden and has views across neighbouring fields.
A former tack room has been converted into a charming studio apartment with original exposed beams.
It is currently rented and could provide the potential purchaser with a useful source of income. Alternatively it could be converted into accommodation for elderly relatives. It could also be incorporated into the cottage to create an even larger property (stpp).
Inside it has a modern kitchen with a built-in fridge, cooker with extractor over, hob and dishwasher. An archway leads through to the dining room which could double as a family room and has a door to the outside.
The large sitting room has views to two sides and views over the walled garden.
There is a fireplace which could be reinstated as an open fire.
A small utility has room for a fridge, freezer and space and plumbing for a washing machine. There is also a downstairs cloakroom.
The first floor has a large master bedroom room with en suite shower room and views over the walled garden.
There are two other good sized bedrooms . One of them has an en suite cloakroom and exceptional views over open countryside towards Clee Hill.
In the studio annexe there is a kitchen with built-in cooker, hob with extractor over and fridge. It also has a cosy sitting room.
To the first floor there is a double bedroom with skylight window and a bathroom with bath, shower over and a skylight window.
The property is approached over a driveway shared with Astley Hall and under an archway.
The gardens are easy to maintain and very private. They are mostly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and trees including a pear tree.
There is a paved area and a gravelled drive with parking for a number of cars as well as a double garage.
The cottage is on the edge of Astley, a small but popular village lying within a rural landscape , elevated from the Severn Valley. Nearby there are quiet country lanes, public footpaths and bridleways.
There is renowned local schooling, excellent facilities in the surrounding villages as well as shopping and leisure amenities in Kidderminster and Worcester.
AGENT: Andrew Grant
TEL: 01905 734735
GUIDE PRICE: £375,000