There are no worries about having to get a lift home after visiting the ‘local’ of this house in the Old Quarter of Stourbridge.
The period home in South Road has its own snug/bar on the ground floor.
It looks just like a traditional pub with its built-in bar and storage for bottles and glasses, cosy coal effect gas fire with decorative tiling , cast iron surround and marble hearth, original quarry floor tiles and wood trim to the walls.
The current owners have completed the look by furnishing it with pub style tables and chairs and old posters to the walls, showing how any new buyers could create the perfect room for parties and socialising.
The rest of the rooms are rather more conventionally decorated but still impress with their high ceilings and mix of original features with updated decor.
It has plenty of kerb appeal, with its pathway that leads between two sentinel trees and the pleasing symmetry of its double frontage.
A front door with stained glass window leads into a fine hallway with spindle staircase and patterned encaustic floor tiles. French doors open onto a rear courtyard and there are additional full length windows with stained glass features.
In the living room there is an inset wall mounted log gas fire, built-in bespoke oak cupboards and a sash bay window to the front.
A large sitting room boasts a coal effect gas fire with decorative tiled insert, wooden surround and tiled hearth. This also has a sash bay window to the front.
Between the living room and the snug/pub, there is a ground floor shower room and toilet.
After the bar – which could be converted into a breakfast room if desired – comes the kitchen. This is fitted with a range of units with rolled edge work surface and has an integrated Rangemaster double oven, four-ring gas hob, part vaulted ceiling with beams and Velux window. It opens up into a large dining area.
A utility has more space for appliances and there is a door to another ground floor cloakroom with toilet and basin.
There is also a generous cellar beneath the house which is useful for storage but could be converted into a den, games room or home office , subject to planning permission.
Upstairs there are four double bedrooms and one smaller room which could be used as a dressing room or a study.
The house bathroom has a period feel to it with its freestanding claw foot roll top bath, mixer tap with telephone shower attachment, toilet and pedestal basin. Black and white tiling to the walls and floor add a real splash of drama.
At the back of the house a block paved area is ideal for outdoor dining.
There is a further block paved pathway and lawn with established shrubbery and conifers to the sides.
A wrought iron gate and railings to the rear lead to an area of hardstanding with parking for a number of vehicles.
AGENT: Andrew Grant
TEL: 01384 370232
GUIDE PRICE: £535,000