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Brimstone Lane

Dodford, Bromsgrove

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  • 2

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  • Extended Victorian cottage
  • Semi-rural setting
  • 2.24 acres
  • Designs and PP for large kitchen extension
  • Utility room and separate cloakroom
  • Three double bedrooms
  • Master with en-suite and sauna
  • Serene gardens and paddock
  • Outbuildings
  • Ample parking and garage

Offers in excess of

1815 sq. ft.

01905 734720

Please quote reference number SML230136

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A meticulously renovated 1875 Victorian cottage located in the picturesque semi-rural setting of Dodford, nestled on the outskirts of Bromsgrove.
  • Extended Victorian cottage
  • Semi-rural setting
  • 2.24 acres
  • Designs and PP for large kitchen extension
  • Utility room and separate cloakroom
  • Three double bedrooms
  • Master with en-suite and sauna
  • Serene gardens and paddock
  • Outbuildings
  • Ample parking and garage

This charming former Victorian workers’ cottage has been thoughtfully extended and upgraded by its current owners.

Of note and unusual for a property from this era, the home boasts an impressive EPC rating of B. This fantastic rating is attributed to the presence of solar panels on both the house and garage, an air source heat pump and additional insulation throughout.

Furthermore, this remarkable property includes a wealth of period features, with a versatile layout comprising a sitting room, home office/snug, dining room, kitchen, utility room, WC and a convenient log/coal store on the ground floor. There is also a useful cellar.

On the first floor, a well-equipped family bathroom, a separate WC and three double bedrooms await. The master bedroom boasts the added luxury of an en-suite shower room and a sauna.

Outside, the grounds form an enviable plot spanning approximately 2.2 acres, featuring meticulously manicured gardens and an expansive paddock.

Approached via a gated gravelled driveway, Rose Villa offers ample off-road parking for multiple cars, leading to an impressive oak-framed open garage with a slate roof.

As you enter the property through the front door, a welcoming entrance hallway greets you. In front, a staircase guides you to the first floor, while on either side, you will discover two rooms. One serves as a home office/snug and the other, a dining room that leads to the kitchen.

Home Office / Snug and Dining Room
Both the home office/snug and dining room feature beautiful Victorian fireplaces adding character and warmth to the rooms. Albeit not original to the property itself, the fireplaces were made the same year the house was built.

The fabulous country-style kitchen comes equipped with wall and base units featuring granite worktops. Appliances include a range style cooker and an integrated dishwasher and fridge. Interestingly, the current vendors have planning permission for a massive kitchen extension, which involves knocking through into the dining room and into the outbuildings, making for a very interesting design.

Sitting Room
At the heart of this home is an exceptionally spacious sitting room featuring stunning wooden flooring. The focal point of the room is an inglenook fireplace with a wood burner and brick surround, creating a captivating centrepiece.

Lobby and Utility Room
Accessed from the kitchen, a convenient lobby leads to a practical utility room with further doors to the log/coal store. Descending the stairs from the dining room you will discover a useful cellar complete with electrical sockets and lighting.

Storeroom and Cloakroom
The ground floor is further enhanced by two generously sized brick-built workshops/storerooms and a convenient cloakroom, featuring a low-level WC and washbasin.

First Floor
Ascending to the first floor, the landing unveils a series of doors leading to the bedrooms and bathroom.

Bedroom One
A notable feature of this home is the magnificent dual-aspect master bedroom suite. The bedroom boasts stunning views and a bank of amazing built-in wardrobes, offering ample storage.

Accompanying the master suite is a generously sized modern en-suite shower room, complete with double washbasins, a spacious walk-in shower with a rainfall showerhead, and an inviting sauna, adding a touch of luxury to this space.

Bedroom Two and Three
Bedrooms two and three, both of which are spacious double rooms, are filled with ample natural light and provide stunning views of the beautiful gardens and countryside beyond.

Family Bathroom
The beautifully designed family bathroom features an elegant free-standing roll-top bathtub and a separate shower enclosure for added convenience. Additionally, a separate WC complements the bathroom facilities.

Gardens and Grounds
The grounds unfold across an expansive plot, the majority of which is dedicated to a large pony paddock. Mature hedgerows artfully divide the gardens, creating secluded areas. Among them is a decorative formal garden with a lawn and fountain, a functional garden with raised beds and a charming timber gazebo framing a natural pond, offering a tranquil focal point amidst the picturesque landscape.

Numerous seating areas, including gravelled areas and patios, provide ample spaces to enjoy the breath-taking surroundings from and the gardens offer an extremely private and serene setting with idyllic countryside views.

To the rear of the garden, a large paddock provides ample space for horses and livestock, with the practical addition of a metal shed/tack room.

Agent’s Notes
Additional advantages of this property, with its fantastic EPC rating of B, include an energy-efficient air source heat pump that fuels the central heating system, contributing to both eco-friendliness and cost-effectiveness. The fully owned solar panels further enhance this home’s energy efficiency, resulting in reduced energy bills and a sustainable power source.

The attractive double-glazed sash windows not only add aesthetic appeal but also contribute to improved insulation and energy conservation. Notably, there is existing planning permission in place, allowing for the future creation of a sizeable kitchen extension, utilising the current outbuildings and knocking through into the formal dining room.

Mains electricity and water.

Private solar panels, air source heat pump and septic tank.

Council tax band E

Administration Fee - refundable on exchange

An administration fee, refundable on exchange, is payable prior to the issue of the Memorandum of Sale and after which the property may be marked as Sold Subject to Contract. The fee will be reimbursed upon the successful Exchange of Contracts.

The fee will be retained by Andrew Grant in the event that you the buyer withdraws from the purchase or does not Exchange within 6 months of the fee being received other than for one or more of the following reasons:

1. Any significant material issues highlighted in a survey that were not evident or drawn to the attention of you the buyer prior to the Memorandum of Sale being issued.
2. Serious and material defect in the seller’s legal title.
3. Local search revealing a matter that has a material adverse effect on the market value of the property that was previously undeclared and not in the public domain.
4. The vendor withdrawing the property from sale.

The administration fee levels are as follows:
an agreed offer under £500,000 will be £750 inclusive of vat
an agreed offer between £500,000 and £1,000,000 will be £2,000 inclusive of vat
all agreed offers over £1,000,000 will be £3,000 inclusive of vat

The administration fee is payable upon acceptance by the vendor of an offer from a buyer and a positive completion of an assessment of the buyer’s financial status and ability to proceed.
Should a buyer’s financial position regarding the funding of the property prove to be fundamentally different from that declared by the buyer when the Memorandum of Sale was completed, then the Vendor has the right to withdraw from the sale and the administration fee retained. For example, where the buyer declares themselves as a cash buyer but are in fact relying on an unsecured sale of their property.

Once the administration fee has been paid, any renegotiation of the price stated in the memorandum of sale for any reason other than those covered in points 1 to 3 above will lead to the reservation fee being retained. A further fee will be levied on any subsequent reduced offer that is accepted by the vendor. This further fee will be subject to the same conditions that prevail for all administration fees outlined above.