Just like a famous brand of wood preserver’s proud boast that it does exactky what it says on the tin, Tudor Cottage in Rushock, near Droitwich, is exactly what it says on its name plate.
Timber framed and heavily beamed both inside and out, this lovely Grade II listed house dates back several hundred years .
It was built in Lunnon Lane, which is believed to have been on an ancient drovers road to London from Wales. The area and properties in it became a regular stopover and became known as Little London.
These days it offers a peaceful village atmosphere that would make a pleasant escape for anyone working in the city.
However, communications are still good with the M5 just five miles away and rail services available in nearby Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Kidderminster.
Birmingham International Airport is just a 35 minute drive away.
Tudor Cottage is postcard pretty, with its black and white timber frame.
It is surrounded by natural beauty too as it sits in 1.5 acres of grounds with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
The cottage has recently undergone significant improvements with the addition of a delightful brick and timber conservatory and replacement hardwood double glazed leaded windows throughout.
In the welcoming entrance hall there are polished oak planks to the floor.
The living room has polished oak parquet flooring and heavy beams to the ceiling but is a bright room with windows to three sides. At its heart is a large feature brick and stone recessed fireplace with built-in log burning stove .
There is more parquet flooring in the formal dining room which has views to the front and French doors out to the recently built conservatory. With timber framed windows above a dwarf brick wall, this creates an extra room that is ideal for dinner parties or simply curling up with a book.
The kitchen is fitted with a range of painted cupboards and cabinets. Appliances include an oil-fired Aga range stove in a chimney recess and a fridge. It opens into a morning/breakfast room.
To the end of the cottage there is a cloaks/utility room.
A split level first-floor landing creates a gallery on the first floor and there are further steps up to a guest bedroom and bathroom.
The unspoiled, exposed timber framing to the walls and the beams to the ceiling are real features of the upper floors.
The master bedroom is another bright room thanks to having windows to three sides. It has timbers to the walls and an en suite shower room. On the second floor there are two more big bedrooms, again with a wealth of exposed timbers. One of the room’s ceilings is vaulted.
Out in the gardens there are five bar gates that open to a gravel drive with parking and a turning area. There is also a timber open garage/workshop.
At the side of the drive are mature trees and shrubs set within a lawn with an attractive stone bridge and pond.
A stone path at the front of the cottage leads from the parking area, cutting through lawns and well stocked flower borders .
The remainder of the garden is mostly laid to lawn and includes a store, greenhouse and shed.
Low timber rail fences allow an unspoilt view of the surrounding landscape.
AGENT: Fisher German
TEL: 01527 575525
GUIDE PRICE: £850,000