James' Place originates from the 19th century and has undergone later extensions and alterations by the current owner. Once a riding stables the property, along with it's facilities, has been well thought out to provide everyday, practical living along with an equestrian lifestyle.
The property also benefits from ancillary accommodation by way of a self contained annexe, ideal for a family member, and a grooms flat.
Accommodation is set over two floors with the ground floor offering both formal and informal reception space. The open plan Drawing Room and Dining Room are accessed via the Kitchen/breakfast Room and have wonderful views over the garden, ménage and across the Wyre Forest. French doors, from the Dining Room, lead out onto the terrace and garden below.
The Office is accessed off the Drawing Room and has double aspect views over the Wyre Forest. At the heart of the house is the Kitchen/breakfast Room which, fitted with Oak units and a breakfast bar, opens to the Sitting Room. The Sitting Room features a large exposed red brick chimney breast which benefits from a wood burning stove. Amtico flooring is laid to the majority of the ground floor. Off the Kitchen/breakfast Room is a tiled Entrance Hall, Utility/Boot Room and separate Cloakroom.
The Entrance Hall also gives direct access to the Stable Yard.
On the first floor a landing provides access to the Master Bedroom which has far reaching views to Brown Clee and The Wrekin. There are a further four bedrooms on the first floor, two with vanity sinks, along with a family bathroom and a separate shower room.
Self contained, the annexe is accessed from the terrace and has an open plan sitting room/dining room. The modern kitchen has a gas hob with an integrated Neff double electric oven, dishwasher and fridge freezer. The bedroom benefits from an en-suite wet room.
The Grooms Flat is accessed separately adjacent to the Entrance Hall and consists of a sitting room/bedroom, a kitchenette and shower room. There is also access via the sitting room into the feed room and stable yard.
A tarmacadam drive gently rises passing the ménage and paddocks on your right hand side leading to an open area which provides parking for several vehicles. A walkway to the paddocks and wild flower and weed garden are located on the right hand side.
The mature gardens sit to the side and below the house and are predominantly laid to lawn below the terrace and take in the far reaching views beyond. The terrace runs along the side of the property and continues towards the parking area and provides a seating area and access to the annexe.
Accessed from the main yard down a hard standing track,three large paddocks are enclosed with a mixture of high hedges and post and rail fencing. This also leads to a fourth smaller paddock with a freshwater pond.
Further parking is located to the side of the property in front of the Entrance Hall and Groom's Flat.
The brick built stable yard consists of nine looseboxes with two carriage houses, a feed room, log store and hay store. A raised open area, currently used as a muck heap, could be suitable, with the correct planning permission to build further stabling/outbuildings.
Two large steel framed outbuildings are located either side of the walkway to the paddocks and are large enough for the storage of six vehicles including a 7.5 tonne horse box.
A delightful equestrian property with far reaching views across the Wyre Forest, in all about 8.79 acres
Rural but not remote, James' Place is situated in an elevated position enjoying fantastic views towards and over the Wyre Forest, Brown Clee and the Wrekin.
The market town of Bewdley, which was described by Pevsner as the best preserved Georgian town in Worcestershire, is just over three miles away and offers a range of amenities including shops, pubs and restaurants. The nearby village of Rock is within walking distance of the house and has a village hall, village shop and a pub.
A wider range of amenities can be found in the larger town of Kidderminster approximately seven miles away.
The area is well regarded for walking and riding with two adjacent hunts in the locality, the Ludlow Hunt and the Worcestershire Hunt. The Wyre Forest is within hacking and walking distance offering extensive bridlepaths and footpaths within over 6,000 acres of ancient woodland.
The house is well placed for commuting to Birmingham and London by road and rail. Kidderminster has a direct rail link to Birmingham New Street, London Euston and London Marylebone Stations with further road and rail links to Birmingham and London from Worcester train Station and by road via the M5.
There are a number of well regarded schools both within the private and state sector including Moffats School, Abberley Hall School, Kings Worcester, Bewdley Primary School and The Bewdley School and Sixth Form Centre.