Woodley Farmhouse in Earls Croome, Worcestershire, was clearly built to last.
It is Grade II-listed in recognition of the fact that it is believed to date back as far as 1407. That pre-dates Tudor times and puts it in the late Middle Ages.
The substantial looking black and white timbering is perhaps one of the reasons it has weathered so well.
It has been refurbished by the current owners but they have taken care to keep the thick exposed beams that support the ceilings and walls as an integral feature of the decor.
A quaint pitched roof porch covers the door opening to a reception hall with quarry-tiled floor.
It has three reception rooms. The largest of which is the drawing room. This has beams which divided the space into two distinct areas. In one there is an inglenook fireplace with log-burning stove. In the other there is display shelving and storage
The parquet-floored dining room is next to a farmhouse kitchen overlooking a courtyard garden. It is fitted with cupboards, an integrated fridge and dishwasher, Belfast sink and a range-style oven and hob.
From the kitchen an opening leads to the spacious rear sitting room which is fitted with shelves and cupboards.
A passage at the back extends from the kitchen to a utility room with space and plumbing for a separate washing machine and tumble dryer. Off this there is a ground-floor shower room.
A boiler room/store at the back of the house could be used to create additional living accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consents.
Upstairs there are five double bedrooms, including a master suite which has its own dressing room and en suite bathroom.
The other bedrooms are served by a family bathroom with free-standing claw foot bath.
On the second floor there are store rooms, but there is the potential for at least one of them to be turned into a bedroom.
There is a charming cottage garden to the front with gravel paths interspersed by herbaceous borders. A pergola rose arch and climbing wisteria add a floral flourish, while the well-pruned hedge keep it private.
Gardens extend to the side of the property and include a paved terrace with views over the wildlife pond with lilies.
Next to the terrace are lawned gardens and a quaint wooden footbridge to the two fields , one of which has another wildlife pond. A gate next to the garage also gives access to the land.
There is a barn suitable for storage or as a shelter for animals. The land covers around 3.29 acres.
AGENT: Knight Frank
TEL: 01905 723438
GUIDE PRICE: £695,000