Yew Tree Cottage in Frith Common, Worcestershire, sits close to the village of Clows Top, with facilities including a post office, general stores and butchers. Birmingham is just 30 miles away.

The cottage has been substantially extended and repaired by the present vendors, yet many original features remain.

The reception hall has a red tiled floor and leads to the sitting room with solid fuel burner and doors to the patio. There’s a snug/study while the separate dining room has views of the Teme Valley. The kitchen is spacious while the orangery leads directly out to the decked terrace.

Upstairs there are three good-sized bedrooms, the master with en-suite, while a fourth room could be a nursery, another bedroom or playroom. There is also a family bathroom.

Guide price £495,000. Agent: G Herbert Banks on 01299 896 968 or tap to visit www.gherbertbanks.co.uk .