Court Lane, Offenham, Worcestershire, WR11

£775,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
This property is a charming blend of quintessential character and contemporary living offering flexible accommodation, perfect for working from home or multi-generational living. Situated on a quiet no-through country lane, it boasts 0.3 acres, delightful well-stocked gardens with raised vegetable beds, a large garage/workshop, ample parking and outdoor storage, and resplendent, uninterrupted views of the open countryside beyond.

Originally three cottages with its roots in the monastic Evesham Abbey, the property retains a wealth of period features from exposed beams, stonework, open fireplaces, a bread oven, two wells and hand-made doors in Oak and Elm. Under the current owners, the property has been meticulously renovated and upgraded with great care taken to preserve and enhance its inherent character and functionality: there is a skilled and beautiful interweaving of old and new timbers in the fabric of the property; a hand-made kitchen with quartz worktops, range cooker, American style fridge-freezer, microwave oven, steamer and warming drawer; contemporary sanitary-ware, including a wet-room; and a superb lanterned oak-framed dining room which lends itself particularly well to hosting dinner-parties. Additional features include a hand-made staircase in Yew; a large sitting room with triple aspect and inglenook fireplace, and an ensuite bathroom and dressing room to the principal bedroom.

Location:

Situated in a conservation area, Monks Cottage is located within the village of Offenham, nestled on the edge of the Cotswolds. The ‘Jewel of the Cotswolds', Broadway, and its renowned tower, restaurants and hotels are but a 10 minute drive away. This no-through, sought-after village has many period properties and excellent amenities including a First School, Parish Church, Post Office and Nisa General Store, two meeting halls offering a plethora of clubs and activities, a micro-brewery, two public houses, and recreation park with walking track, cricket and football pitches. Tennis and bowling clubs may be found in the adjoining villages with a wide choice of golf clubs within easy reach. Offenham also boasts the country's tallest Maypole which punctuates the yearly calendar with community-spirited gatherings: on May Day subsequent generations of village children dance around the Maypole and at Christmas time, there is Carol-singing with the sharing of mince pies and mulled wine. In June, Offenham also gathers for ‘Wake Week' with its annual fayre, bell-boat races on the Avon, children's sports races, rounders and kwit-cricket matches, art, and tug o' war competitions and treasure hunt. The annual Harvest Festival is a nod to the village's heritage in market-gardening, with agriculture continuing to be the life-blood of this working and thriving village.

The historic town of Evesham is 2 miles away and offers a delightful riverside park, ornate 16th century Bell Tower, Heritage Centre and a wide range of shops for day-to-day requirements, including a Waitrose and Farmers' Market held in the historic Market Square. The larger centres of Stratford-upon Avon, Cheltenham and Worcester are within easy-driving distances and provide further excellent shopping facilities. Evesham is home to many annual events, not least a fishing contest, a Regatta, a river Festival with a night-time illuminated boat parade, and a Medieval Festival and Camp commemorating the Battle of Evesham in 1265.

For the sporting enthusiast, there is County Cricket at Worcester; Premiership Rugby at Worcester and Gloucester; National Hunt racing at Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Worcester; and hunting with the Worcestershire and North Cotswolds hunts. Water-sports are well-accommodated locally with Evesham Rowing Club, Fladbury Paddle club, and an Aztec Water Park situated at Lower Moor. Walkers, horse-riders, and nature lovers may enjoy Offenham's many public footpaths, bridleways and hill-top nature reserve which affords glorious views across the village and beyond to the Malvern Hills.

The Arts are well supported with theatres in Evesham, Worcester, Cheltenham, and Stratford-upon-Avon, with its world-famous Royal Shakespeare Company – a mere 30 minutes' drive from theatre seat to door. There is excellent schooling within the Evesham area and beyond with both high-achieving state and private schools offering a wide choice of educational settings. The M5 motorway provides swift access to the Midlands and the South West; and the M40, to London and the South East. Railway stations are located at Honeybourne, Evesham and Pershore with direct trains into London Paddington.

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